Sophie Alcorn

Sophie Alcorn
Immigration attorney specializing in rapidly-scaling tech startups and their teams and families

Sophie Alcorn is a top 10 California immigration attorney, entrepreneur, and thought leader. She founded Alcorn Immigration Law, lauded the Top Immigration Law Firm For Startups In California. Sophie authors TechCrunch’s advice column “Dear Sophie”, serves on AILA’s Innovation & Technology Committee, and hosts the podcast Immigration Law for Tech Startups. Her mission is to help people harness their strengths, follow their hearts, find direction in their goals, and live their dreams in the U.S.

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Sophie Alcorn is the Founding Partner at Alcorn Immigration Law and is a Certified Specialist Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. In this guide she lays out different employment-based visa and green card options available to companies seeking to hire international talent, and when to use them. Please keep in mind that this article is educational only and does not replace individual legal advice. Sophie recommends that you speak with an expert attorney for any legal advice to assess your options if you think you’re ready to move forward. Immigration is not a one-size-fits-all process, and putting your best foot forward requires individualized attention!


Areas of Expertise

Visas and Green Cards
Sophie supports tech startups, international talent, and their families obtain and transfer all types of employment-based visas and green cards, including H-1B, J-1, O-1, L-1, TN, EB-2 NIW, EB-1A, and E-3 visas. Her team takes pride in finding creative solutions to support talented individuals to live, work, and prosper in the U.S. She is proud to be at the forefront - drafting important immigration legislation and actively filing International Entrepreneur Parole cases.
Managing Founder Immigration Challenges
Sophie is experienced with the challenging and changing rules that face immigrant founders, and can help them navigate their unique visa and green card processes with the proven Alcorn Method, which has boasted an approval rate of over 98%.
Family-based Immigration
Beyond employment immigration law, Sophie’s team of experts can help U.S. citizens and permanent residents sponsor their loved ones to legally live and work in the U.S.

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