Mr. Kantor received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from UCLA in 1973, and his J.D. in 1976 from Loyola Law School. Mr. Kantor is a member of the California State Bar, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District and Southern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Kantor was a Trial Attorney at Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board from 1976-1980. Since 1981, Mr. Kantor has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, specializing in both Immigration and Employment Law. He has been a member of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association for almost 40 years. He has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’highest accolade: an AV rating, as well as Avvo.com's highest rating: Superb - 10.0, and their Client's Choice Award. He has been selected as a SuperLawyer, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The Law Offices of Eli M. Kantor is a boutique law firm specializing in immigration law. They pride themselves on their multi-lingual staff. Mr. Kantor himself is fluent in Spanish, Hebrew and Farsi. Over his more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Kantor has a reputation for honest and straightforward counseling and, most importantly, a high rate of success. At the Law Offices of Eli M. Kantor, you will receive personalized service through every stage of the process. As a small law firm, your case will not get lost in the shuffle. You can have confidence that you will have trusted legal advisors, who are dedicated to providing a high level of personal service, who promptly return phone calls. Significantly, you will receive "cost effective" reasonable fees, clear explanations that you can understand, and most importantly - results.
Mr. Kantor's son, Jonathan, was admitted to the California Bar in 2016, and has joined the firm. He has an undergraduate degree from UCSB and has recently graduated UCLA Law School. Jonathan has an extensive background in all aspects of Immigration law having worked at the Law Offices of Judith Wood, during college, and at the Law Offices of Eli M. Kantor during law school. He has special expertise in obtaining green cards for DJ's, and O-1 visas for entertainers, as well as social media content creators and marriage and citizenship cases Jonathan is fluent in Hebrew, Farsi and Spanish and has become a great addition to the firm.
Dealing with the Challenges of the Trump Administration
We are experiencing a challenging environment for all aspects of Immigration, legal and illegal, under the Trump Administration, which is unprecedented in modern times. He has appointed, and the Senate has confirmed, Senator Jeff Sessions, the most hard line anti-immigration Senator in the US Senate to be Attorney General. Trump has issued numerous executive orders, including 3 "travel bans" for 7 middle eastern countries, which were temporarily enjoined by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals However, the US Supreme Court has now upheld his latest travel ban.. He is planning to limit legal immigration, by limiting the numbers of visas allocated for extended family members. He has vowed to crack down on "alleged abuse" of the H-1B Visa program and Immigration has already greatly increased the number of Requests for Evidence "RFE"s for H-1B's. He is planning on ending work authorization for H-4 spouses of H-1B's. Recently, Immigration has issued a policy memo in July 2018, stating that Immigration officers can just summarily deny visa applications, without issuing an RFE to give the applicant an opportunity to correct any problems. He has expanded the categories of aliens to be priorities for deportation; and has increased workplace raids and interior enforcement.Recently, ICE has raided 100 7-11s. He is ending the Temporary Protected Status "TPS" program for numerous countries, including El Salvador, and has ended the DACA program for the so called "Dreamers", which the courts have temporarily enjoined. Attorney General Sessions has greatly limitedl the ability to obtain political asylum for victims of gang violence and domestic abuse. He has also limited the ability of Immigration Judges to administratively close cases and to grant continuances. As a consequence in the current climate, the need for an experienced Immigration attorney like Mr. Kantor, who will fight for your rights, and provide creative solutions for your case, is more important than ever. When your future is at stake, don't trust it to a paralegal, notario or new lawyer, go to an expert, go to Eli Kantor.
When you consult with Mr. Kantor, you will receive an honest assessment of your case, and the probabilities of success. He will provide you with an innovative creative approach that “thinks outside the box,” customized to the unique facts of your case. He spends the time to listen carefully to you, and the particular facts of your case to determine your goals and how to overcome any obstacles. Since he understands the nuances of the law, he tailors his services to your specific needs and situations and designs creative solutions to complex problems. He is always on the cutting edge of the law and is not afraid to push the envelope for his clients. As the child of immigrants, Mr. Kantor's goal is to help people achieve their dream of "coming to America", for the short term or permanently; reuniting families; and legalizing people's status, so that they can reach their fullest potential in America. He delivers results. His motto is: "Never Say I Can't." - As his father told him when he was 6 years old: "If the front door is closed - go in the back door- If the back door is closed - go in through the window. If the window is closed - climb in through the skylight, but Never Say I Can't". The difference between success and failure in life is one letter "t". Never Say I Can't- Say I Can! He has helped hundreds of clients in the Los Angeles area achieve their dreams. Read their testimonials to see how he helped them. Call us now at (310) 274-8216 to see how we can help you.
Some of Mr. Kantor's entertainment industry celebrity clients include studios: Legendary Pictures, Asylum Entertainment, Film Roman, Starz, Tyler Perry Studios and Academy Award winning actress, Juliette Binoche, Golden Globe Award winning actor, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Golden Globe winning actress, Sally Hawkins, Academy Award winning director, Juan Campanella, BAFTA award winning director, Duncan Jones, BAFTA Award winning director,Gareth Edwards, Taurus award winning stuntwomen, Zoe Bell, BAFTA Award winning actress, Noomi Rapace, Emmy Award winning set designer, Shirley Inget, BAFTA Award nominated actor, Toby Kebbel and Academy Award winning composer, Alexandre Desplat, who he has obtained O-1 visas for. Use the Law Firm that the stars use.
As a former trial attorney for the federal government for 4 years, Mr. Kantor has the insight, experience and the connections necessary for achieving success in immigration. Mr. Kantor has organized, conducted, and been a keynote speaker at numerous seminars with Government officials. He has lectured at the UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations, UCLA Extension, and at numerous continuing education programs. He is an active member of AILA– the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and he has met with Congressmen to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. He serves as a judge of the Loyola Law School national moot court competition annually. With Mr. Kantor on your side, you can have confidence that you have a trusted legal advisor guiding you every step of the way. When your future is at stake, don't trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer - go with an Expert.
Because of his 40 years of experience in handling thousands of cases, he has developed relationships with officials at Immigration, the State Department and the Department of Labor. Therefore, he has an outstanding reputation for integrity, excellence and success. As an expert in the immigration field, Mr. Kantor has been interviewed on National Public Radio and featured in numerous articles.
Mr. Kantor is unique in that he specializes in both
employment and immigration law, and understands the intersection and tensions between them. He handles I-9 audits,
and does preventative counseling, training the Human Resources Department as to how to properly fill out I-9 forms. He additionally represents employers and employees in all aspects of labor and employment law, including cases involving sexual harassment, wrongful discharge litigation, employment discrimination, wage and hour laws, class actions, PAGA claims, employee handbooks and personnel practices, and has extensive trial experience. For further information, please see: www.beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com
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