Shelly Principe, Managing Director & Founder

Shelly Principe limits her practice to U.S. immigration law, focusing on corporate immigration law and procedure. She represents individual clients, start-ups, and multinational companies on all aspects of immigrant and nonimmigrant strategy and preparation with a focus on corporate compliance.

Her practice includes employment-based nonimmigrant visas such as the E-1 Treaty Trader, E-2 Treaty Investor, L-1 Intra-Company Transferee, H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker, O-1 Individuals with Extraordinary Ability, permanent residence, and complex citizenship and naturalization matters. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and has recently served on AILA committees that provide legal education programming for immigration attorneys.

Licensed as a U.S. attorney in both Wisconsin and Illinois, she also serves as Of Counsel to a U.S. immigration law firm in London, American Immigration Law Office, Ltd. She has authored AILA publications on visa processing. Early in her career, she worked for the Presiding Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I, and a litigation law firm. She is a strong advocate, and appellate attorney as well. She believes in challenging the status quo when it does not best serve her clients in their visa adjudications.