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Ms Kripa Upadhyay

Attorney/Shareholder - Karr Tuttle Campbell

Kripa Upadhyay’s practice focuses on Immigration law. She works closely with International Investors; Principals/Founders of US and foreign entities and HR teams in the US and abroad.
Kripa’s practice lies in the intersection of Immigration, Corporate/Business Law, Foreign Direct Investment and Employment Law.
Kripa assists clients in guiding strategies for establishment of subsidiary/affiliate offices in the US; movement of key individuals/employees of foreign entities into the US; recruiting and retaining foreign talent, and providing immigration plans for international mergers and acquisitions.
She advises and guides individuals interested in investing in the US in entities either established or expanding to the US and for Investors seeking alternate passports via investment in the US.
She helps companies address the challenges of U.S. immigration compliance and has worked with major corporations to build out compliant immigration visa programs securing a variety of short term and long-term visas/residency for their global employees. She also spends time on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance, including internal and external audits and reviews to minimize employer liability.
Kripa is a frequent speaker on immigration matters before the Association of Immigration Lawyers of America (AILA), the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), other industry leading professional associations.
The recipient of multiple national awards for her lawyering skills, she is an active member of AILA’s National committee for EB-5 (investor-based immigration) as well as AILA’S Washington State Chapter where she has served on various committees in leadership positions. Kripa is also actively involved with, and a frequent speaker at, seminars and conferences regarding Immigration related matters in conferences inside the US and at international venues.
An immigrant from Nepal, Kripa speaks English, Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and Spanish.

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