For the eighth year in a row, BAL ranked as a “Band 1” firm in the Nationwide category and in California and Texas in the newly released 2016 Chambers USA Guide, an annual ranking of the best law firms based on independent research and interviews with lawyers and clients worldwide.

Nationally, BAL is a “powerful force in corporate and business immigration,” able to handle a range of highly complex matters, according to the rankings. BAL’s California office was praised for its global and domestic expertise in the full range of immigration matters, notably excelling on behalf of Silicon Valley-based technology clients. BAL in Texas was recognized for an impressive client roster, covering industries such as energy, technology and entertainment and is noted for its global capabilities.

Individual BAL lawyers also received kudos. Founding Partner David Berry was noted for his work advising international and U.S. clients on compliance issues and the immigration implications of mergers and acquisitions, among other matters. Attorney Partner Lynden Melmed was also singled out for his “invaluable” experience in government legislation and described as “reasoned, balanced and very well respected.”

Described as “bright and talented,” Attorney Partner Susan Wehrer in California was noted for her skill in handling matters related to mergers and acquisitions and I-9 compliance, while “great lawyer,” Managing Partner Jeremy Fudge was ranked as an Eminent Practitioner in Texas and was recognized for his expertise in the full gamut of immigration issues across industries.

Chambers USA quoted clients who described BAL as providing a “fantastic service level” and being “right up there with the other big players in the U.S. immigration space.”

Another client said of BAL: “The best team. They are there when I need them, and think outside of the box when we need them to. It’s a great partnership.”

About Chambers USA
Since 1990, Chambers has published an annual guide ranking the world’s best lawyers based on technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, and value for money. A team of over 140 researchers conducts thousands of interviews worldwide to produce the rankings. Lawyers cannot buy their way into Chamber’s rankings; as a result, its annual directories are considered among the most accurate and reliable.

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