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Tarik H. Sultan has been practicing U.S. immigration law since 1993.

Tarik H. Sultan

Attorney at Law Wolf Sultan Vazquez P.C.
2870 North Swan Road, Suite 160
Tucson, Arizona 85712
 
 
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Practice Areas

Employment-based Immigrant Visas|Family Immigration|I-9 Employer Compliance and Audits|Non-Immigrant Visas (Work-Authorized)|Student Visas

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America
SuperLawyers
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
2012 U.S. News Best Lawyers Lawyer of Year (Tucson)

Memberships & Associations

Member of IMMLAW, National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms (select group of 23 practitioners nationwide)
Treasurer, 2015 – present

Best Lawyers in America
Listed for Immigration Law 1999 – present
2012 Lawyer of the Year – Immigration Law, Tucson

Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory rating “AV”
Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

U.S. News & World Report, 2010 – present
First-Tier Ranking Best Lawyers in Immigration Law

Listed in SuperLawyers 2007 – present
Listed in top 5% in field of immigration law

Listed in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers

Listed in International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Counsel

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member 1994 – Present
Director, Board of Governors and
National Chair, Young Lawyers Division 1996-1997
National Project Committee Chair, Young Lawyers Division 1995-1996
State Chapter Committeeman 1997-1998
AILA-Department of Labor Liaison (Region IX) 1999-2000
AILA-INS Liaison Committee for Enforcement Policy 2000-2001
AILA Annual Conference Committee 2001-2002
AILA-EWIC Liaison Member 2001 – 2002
AILA IIRAIRA Fix ’96 Committee 2001-2002
AILA Litigation Conference Committee 2003
AILA Business Litigation Committee 2004-2005
AILA Family Immigration Committee 2004-2005
AILA Fundamental Conference Committee 2005-2006
AILA National Minuteman Task Force 2005-2006
Chair, AILA National Fundamentals Conference, Chicago, 2006
AILA AZ Professionalism & Ethics Committee, 2005-2006
AILA Annual Conference Business Nonimmigrant Visa Committee 2007
AILA Annual Conference Committee 2009
AILA AZ Chapter – CBP Liaison Committee, 2008-2009
AILA Distance Learning Committee, 2009-2010
AILA AZ-USCIS Tucson Liaison Committee 2009-2010
AILA Annual Conference Committee 2011
AILA DHS/USCIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee 2010-2011
AILA Distance Learning Committee 2011-2012
AILA-USCIS USCIS California Service Center Liaison Cmtee 2013-2014
AILA AZ Chapter Executive Committee, 2015-2016
AILA Federal Litigation Section Member 2015 – present
AILA AZ Chapter Nominating Committee 2015 – 2016
AILA AZ Chapter Business Law Committee 2016 – present

State Bar of Arizona, Organizational Outreach Committee, International Law Section, 1999-2000.

American Bar Association 1994 – 2000

Federal Bar Association 1995 – 1999, 2015- present

Maricopa County Bar Association 1994 – 1999

Pima County Bar Association 1998 – Present
Member, PCBA Naturalization Committee 2000- Present

Pro-bono & Community Service

Board of Directors, Ballet Tucson, 2013 – present
President of the Board, 2013 – 2016
Advisory Board Member 2016-present

Canyon View Little League, Member, Board of Directors
2016-present, Board Member
2017, AAA League Commissioner
2018, Majors League Commissioner
2019, AAA League Commissioner
2020, League Secretary (Officer)

Board of Directors, North Swan Association
Board Member, 2014-present

Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Member, Projects & Personnel Committee 2008-2010
Member, Grassroots Fundraising Committee 2009-2010

Rotary International, Member, Catalina Rotary
Chair, Program Committee, 2005-2006
Chair, Community Development Committee, 2002-2004
Chair, Relations Committee, 2002-2007
Member, Foundation Committee, 2002-2003

Mentor, Pro Bono Attorney Project, Florence, Arizona.

Annual Essay Contest Program “Why I Am Glad America Is A Nation of Immigrants,” American Immigration Lawyers Association 1999-Present.

Board of Directors, Tucson Ecumenical Council Legal Assistance 1998-99

Published Works

Business Immigration Law: Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals, Ed. R. Malpert and A. Petersen, Co-Author, American Lawyer Media (Updated bi-annually since first publication in 2000).

Ethical Considerations in Employer Compliance, American Immigration Lawyers Association Publications, Co-Author, August, 2018.

Inadequate Inspection Strategies, American Immigration Lawyers Association Arizona Chapter Conference, Co-Author, Phoenix, March 2016.

False Claims to Citizenship and Voting, Co-Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association Publications, 2015.

What Business Immigration Attorneys Need to Know About NIV Inadmissibility Issues, Co-Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association Publications, June 2014.

Completing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, Author (Update), American Immigration Lawyers Association Publications, June 2012.

Padilla v. Kentucky and Arizona, Author, State Bar of Arizona, June, 2011.

False Claims to U.S. Citizenship, Co-Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association Publications, March 2011.

Immigration Law for the Criminal Attorney, Pima County Bar Association, December, 2010.

Issues and Strategies in Inadequate Inspection Cases, Co-Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, August 2010.

Special Visa Issues Relating to Representation of Professional Athletes, Co-Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association Publications, March 2010.

U.S. Immigration is a Labor Law, Arizona Attorney Magazine (introduction by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to Special Immigration Issue), July/August 2009.

Arizona Legal Worker’s Act; Everify as the Future of Employer Compliance? State Bar of Arizona Publications, June 2008.

Immigration For Paralegals, Reviewer/Evaluator/Editor, Pearson Education Series, Prentice Hall Publishing, for publication in 2009.

Border Crossings 2007 – Using Non-Citizen Workers and Protecting Your Clients Who Do, DRI Employment Law Publications, May 2007.

Naturalization, Acquired and Derivative Citizenship, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference Materials, Seattle, October 2006.

Challenges in Representing Nonimmigrant Professionals, American Immigration Lawyers Association Handbook, 2006 (Co-Authored with Eleanor Pelta and Janet Henner).

Primer on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: The Role of the Conviction in Immigration Law, State Bar of Arizona, February, 2005.

Employer Sanctions and Immigration Related Employment Litigation Update, State Bar of Arizona, February, 2005.

Immigration Law: A Potpourri Approach to Current Issues, State Bar of Arizona, June, 2003.

Looking Ahead to Labor Certification in the New Economy, Sterling Education Services, Immigration Law and Workplace, March, 2003.

Overview of Immigration Issues: The Aftermath of 9-11, Sterling Education Services, Immigration Law and Workplace, March, 2003.

I-9 Verification and False Claims to Citizenship, West Publishing, February, 2003.

INS Resource Guide, 2002-2003 Ed., American Immigration Lawyers Association, Tucson Sub-office Section.

Motions Practice Before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law (2002).

Judicial Review of Immigration Decisions, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law (2000).

INS Directory and Resource Guide, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Tucson Sub-office Section (2000).

Judicial Review of Immigration Decisions, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law (1999).

Judicial Review of Immigration Decisions, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law (1998).

INS Directory and Resource Guide, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Phoenix District Section (1998).

Judicial Review After the Illegal Immigration Reform & Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, AILA 1997 Handbook (1997).

Judicial Review Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, AILA New Law Handbook (1996).

Changes to Deportation Law Under Anti-Terrorist and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law 1996-97.

Grounds of Deportation, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law 1996-97 (Update).

Deportation Proceedings, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law 1996-97 (Update).

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: A Guideline for the Criminal Defense Attorney, Arizona Attorney, June 1994 (cited in Franklin v. INS, 72 F.3d 571 (8th Cir. 1995), Wallace v. Reno, 24 F. Supp.2d 104 (D. Mass. 1998), and Matter of Ruiz-Romero, Int. Dec. 3376 (BIA 1999)).

Education

University of Arizona College of Law

Languages
English, Spanish, German, Belorussian, Russian, German, French

Tarik H. Sultan has concentrated his practice exclusively in immigration law, both in private practice and as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice with the U.S. Immigration Court.

He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for immigration law since 1999 and SuperLawyers since 2007 as one of the top 5% in immigration law. Mr. Sultan has the highest “AV” rating in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He was selected as the 2012 U.S. News Best Lawyers Lawyer of Year in Tucson for the field of immigration. Prior to forming Wolf & Sultan P.C., he practiced in the corporate immigration practice group of a 600+ lawyer international law firm.

Mr. Sultan’s practice is focused in all areas and aspects of immigration law, with a particular emphasis in employment-based visas and employer sanctions defense. He has served as a Director on the National Board of Governors for American Immigration Lawyers Association, as well as on numerous national liaison committees with the Departments of Labor and Justice.

In additional to teaching immigration law, Mr. Sultan frequently testifies as an expert on matters involving immigration and nationality issues. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.