Attorney Gertler has practiced law for more than 30 years, and specializes in business immigration law. Representing individuals and U.S. and foreign companies, her practice includes all manner of business immigration, including H-1B specialty occupation, L-1 intracompany transferee, and E treaty trader and investor cases, as well as, permanent workers, adjustment of status, and consular practice. She has represented hundreds of clients in matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. consulates and embassies throughout the world.
Ms. Gertler provides responsive counsel and advice throughout the immigration process, and her goal is to provide clients with the best strategy to suite their particular needs combined with the highest level of customer service.
“Cheryl is genius! If not for her I sincerely don't believe I would have a green card right now. I had a challenging case (work visa based) that took years, but with her knowledge of the law and experience she used everything in her power to make it work. In addition to her expert knowledge of the law she is also an absolute pleasure to work with (if you've worked with other attorneys you know that is often not the case).”
- Renee L., Santa Monica, California
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Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Gertler attended the Postgraduate European Law Program with the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Salzburg, Austria. She served as a legal intern with the Swedish law firm of Olsson & Lidgard (now Advokatfirman Vinge). She then spent several years living in Tokyo, Japan working with a Japanese patent law firm.
Ms. Gertler volunteered together with Carl Shusterman in assisting women and children incarcerated in by our government in Dilley, Texas after fleeing from violence in Central America. Cheryl was particularly touched since her Japanese-American mother had narrowly escaped the detention camps during World War II.
Ms. Gertler received her law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law and attained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles. She is a member of the California State Bar and the Illinois State Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court.
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