“Immigration is a personal and emotional experience, which affects all individuals and businesses. Beyond delivering the highest level of expertise, we serve our clients with empathy. We all derive empathy from our personal experiences. Having lived in the Middle East, Europe and the United States, I have gone through several immigration journeys.  We walk in our clients’ shoes; we understand and anticipate our clients’ needs at any given moment.  We make it personal. Making a positive impact on our clients inspires us to continue our mission.”

Carla Tarazi is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Carla formulates and implements comprehensive immigration programs, delivering real solutions to real challenges for some of the largest multinational Fortune 500 companies.  She provides strategic direction and implements best practices for clients in the information technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries. Carla focuses on all aspects of employment-based immigration, policy design and program management to align with clients’ global business objectives. She and her legal teams enable global mobility professionals to optimize their companies’ worldwide immigration programs. Carla is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and she has spoken at both regional and national AILA conferences on employment-based immigrant visa issues. Carla has also served on the AILA/California Service Center Liaison Committee; and she has served as a member of the San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program which provides pro bono legal services. Carla speaks French and Arabic.

Education & Admissions

Golden Gate University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science, Finance
Admitted to: State Bar of California and District of Columbia


American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Past AILA/California Service Center Liaison Committee member


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