“Working with a world-class team to provide exceptional client service to leading corporate mobility programs against a backdrop of challenging immigration regulations is what invigorates me each day, even after decades in the business.”

Jeff is a Partner with Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP in Denver where he guides corporate clients on global immigration initiatives. He has more than two decades of experience advising clients in a wide variety of industries on immigration law and policy. A skilled advocate, Jeff has represented clients before the Department of Homeland Security, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and the Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Well-known throughout the immigration legal community, Jeff has served in numerous positions with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He currently serves as the Treasurer on AILA’s Executive Committee and is a past Chapter Chair of the Colorado Chapter in addition to having served for six years as director on the AILA National Board of Governors. Jeff also served as Vice Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and President of the Colorado Chapter of the FBA.

Jeff enjoys teaching others about immigration law, explaining complex concepts with ease. As a thought leader in the field, he has given more than 200 lectures to professional organizations on wide-ranging aspects of immigration law. Jeff also teaches and mentors the next generation of immigration attorneys, serving as an adjunct professor of immigration law at the University of Denver College of Law. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Education & Admissions

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D.
Wake Forest University, B.A., English

Admitted to: Colorado Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
District Court D.C.
District Court Colorado
District Court N.D. Illinois
District Court Maryland

Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2021
Chambers and Partners, One of the top two immigration attorneys in Colorado and the top 55 immigration attorneys in the United States, 2021
Best Lawyers, Best Immigration Lawyer in Denver, 2015 and 2021
Colorado Superlawyer Magazine, Colorado Superlawyer, 2006-2021
Superlawyer, One of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Colorado across all practice areas, 2021
5280 Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2006-2021
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award, 2004

Professional Accomplishments

Treasurer, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law