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ELI KANTOR

Mr. Kantor is an acclaimed immigration attorney. He 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 ChoicAward. He has been selected as a SuperLawyer, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,2022 and 2023.
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VALUE

The Law Offices of Eli M. Kantor, founded in 1981, 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 47 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 get the best immigration lawyers with a proven track record. 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. There is a welcoming environmentfrom the initial consultation to the final approval of your application. Making mistakes in the immigration process can be fatal. But here you can have confidence that you will have trusted legal advisors, who are dedicated to providing a high level of personal service, and who promptly return phone calls. Your documents will be prepared meticulously, with a high degree of professionalism. Significantly, you will receive “cost effective” reasonable fees, clear explanations that you can understand, and most importantly –results.
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JONATHAN KANTOR

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 graduated UCLA LAW SCHOOL in 2016. 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, social media influencers and Youtube Bloggers. He also works on marriage and citizenship cases and attends their interviews at Immigration. Jonathan is fluent in Hebrew, Farsi and Spanish. Recently, Jonathan conducted a MCLE seminar regarding The First 100 days of the Biden Administration for the Immigration Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Jonathan Kantor and
Award Winning DJ Sacha Robotti

Jonathan Kantor and
Eli Kantor at Court

WE WILL ACCOMPANY YOU TO YOUR INTERVIEW AT IMMIGRATION

At this time, with the changes created by the Biden Administration, it is more important than ever to have expert representation with you at your immigration interview, since Immigration is scrutinizing every case very closely, and changing its rules everyday.
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Honest Assessment

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 needs 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 and even sue Immigration if necessary to get results. 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 and world wide, 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.
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Celebrity Clients

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, German Playmate of the Year, Kristina Levina, 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.
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Experience

Eli Kantor is a leading authority in the field of Immigration Law, with more than 47 years of experience. 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 for 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. Making mistakes in the Immigration process can be costly and even fatal. When your future is at risk, don’t trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer – Go with an Expert – Go with the Best – Go with Eli Kantor.
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Outstanding Reputation

Because of his 47 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.
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Employment Law

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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Personal Injury Law

Mr. Kantor also specializes in Personal Injury Law, representing victims of automobile accidents.
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Articles Written by Eli Kantor

He is a frequent contributor to the Daily Journal:
Daily Journal
US SUPREME COURT HANDS IMMIGRATION A RARE VICTORY by Eli M. Kantor and Jonathan D. Kantor
NEW INTERIM ASYLUM RULES A MIXED BLESSING by Eli M. Kantor and Jonathan D. Kantor
A NEW ERA OF IMMIGRATION LAW UNDER THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION by Eli M. Kantor and Jonathan D. Kantor
EMPLOYERS: APPLY FOR H-1B WORK VISAS WHILE THEY LAST by Eli M. Kantor
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He has been interviewed on National Public Radio and in numerous publications:
NPR
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Associated Press
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HOW TO OBTAIN A TN VISA / by Eli M. Kantor
HOW TO GET AN O-1 VISA FOR ENTERTAINERS / by Eli M. Kantor; October 16, 2008
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Readarticles.com

HOW TO OBTAIN A GREEN CARD THROUGH INVESTMENT / by Eli M. Kantor

NCTimes.com

FEES FOR CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION MAY DOUBLE / by William Finn Bennet; February 1, 2007

WIFE OF DEPLOYED MARINE FACES BATTLE AT HOME

Businessweek Online

IMMIGRATION RULES: AN ECONOMIC DISASTER? / by Moira Herbst; August 14, 2007

IMMIGRANT LABOR GOES ONLINE / by Moira Herbst; December 11, 2006

SHIFTING AN EMPLOYEE’S STATUS / by Karen Klein; February 22, 2006

THOSE H-1B BLUES / by Karen E. Klein; June 08, 2004

LA Times

A MOTHER’S PLIGHT REVIVES THE SANCTUARY MOVEMENT / by Louis Sahagun; June 2, 2007

Orange County Register

ICE ends Santa Ana selfdeportation plan / by Erin Carlyle; August 22,2008

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El Paso Times
IMMIGRATION STILL AVOIDED BY CANDIDATES / by Ramon Bracamontes; September 14, 2008
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Christian Science Monitor
With Immigration Reform Dead,Will Obama Act Alone? by Patrick Jonsson, June 27, 2014
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Talking Points Memo
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Journal.US
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The Press Enterprise
After a long journey, young migrant still faces an uncertain future / by Sandra Baltazar Martinez and David Olson; July 12, 2014
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“Eli Kantor (and his entire office) is among the best lawyers I have worked with. He was fast, reliable, and diligent... not only was he available to me when I called him but he would even make sure to call me and keep me in the loop regarding my case. All in all, I appreciated his honesty and hard work and would highly recommend Eli Kantor!”

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“Brilliant Law Team. Eli Kantor came highly recommended and surely lived up to his reputation. He worked with me on my Green Card Application and his son, Jonathan Kantor worked on my Citizenship Application. Eli Kantor is an amazing professional, who truly knows immigration law inside and out. His knowledge, attentiveness, and understanding the matter gave me all confidence and trust. Eli Kantor and Jonathan Kantor delivered an excellent service, attention to detail, and zealous. In a very calm way they were guided me through all processes and appointments. All the communication and The Law Offices of Eli M. Kantor service which I have received was a top notch. Highly recommended!”

“Eli Kantor (and his entire office) is among the best lawyers I have worked with. He was fast, reliable, and diligent... not only was he available to me when I called him but he would even make sure to call me and keep me in the loop regarding my case. All in all, I appreciated his honesty and hard work and would highly recommend Eli Kantor!”

“I could not be more happy with my experience. The personal touches and service I received from both Eli and Jonathan were top notch. They walked me through the process and were with me every step of the way. I entered my meeting confident with Jonathan by my side. I would hands down recommend them to any one needed immigration law.”

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