Palo Alto

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Marcine Seid has been practicing U.S. immigration law since 1993.

Marcine Seid

Marcine A. Seid, Esq. Seid Law Group, Immigration Law
950 Industrial Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94303
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Practice Areas

Employment-based Immigrant Visas|I-9 Employer Compliance and Audits|Non-Immigrant Visas (Work-Authorized)|PERM Labor Certification|Student Visas

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyer’s in America
Northern California Super Lawyers
Who’s Who Legal – Corporate Immigration

Memberships & Associations

American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
Past Director, AILA Board of Governors (2005-2017)
National Vice President, International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms

Pro-bono & Community Service

San Jose Symphony Foundation, Board Member
Immigrants’ List, Board Member
American Immigration Council Board Member

Published Works

Immigration Compliance and Best Practices – 2018 American Bar Association (ABA).
Immigration Law in the Workplace – 2020 Wolter Kluwer Publishers.
Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers – ABA


University of California, Davis (B.A.)
Santa Clara University Law School (J.D., 1993)

Mandarin Chinese

With more than 25 years of legal experience practicing immigration law, Marcine A. Seid has earned a reputation for providing exceptional immigration legal advice and services to her clients worldwide. Her firm, Seid Law Group, in Palo Alto, California focuses on business and employment immigration with concentration in high technology start-ups, emerging tech companies and multi-national companies. She also assists employers in corporate immigration compliance, I-9 audit matters and government worksite investigation defense. Ms. Seid is a nationally recognized speaker and thought leader on business immigration matters. Her latest book, ABA Immigration Compliance and Best Practices provides the private bar with information and creative immigration compliance solutions that rivals other resources in this area.

She is also the co-author of Immigration Law in the Workplace (Wolters Kluwer Publishers), which provides guidance to U.S. companies regarding their immigration obligations and benefits for foreign employees, and of Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers (American Bar Association), which analyzes federal law and policy pertaining to immigration.

Her past service to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) includes 13 years as an elected director of AILA’s Board of Governors, chair of its USCIS Administrative Appeals Office Liaison committee, co-chair of its Verification and Worksite Enforcement Liaison committee and membership on numerous other AILA committees to advance the quality of immigration law and practice over the last two decades.

Ms. Seid has participated as an immigration expert witness, taught employment-based immigration at Stanford Law School and Santa Clara University Law School and served as co-director, moderator and panelist for the Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposiums at Stanford Law School. She also is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for immigration law and Super Lawyers as one of the top 5% in immigration law.