Sweta Khandelwal

Sweta Khandelwal

The Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal
  • Immigration Law
  • California
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Sweta has been practicing law for more than 10 years and has represented clients across multiple nationalities. Sweta has been recognized as amongst the "Top 40 under 40" immigration attorneys in CA by the American Society of Legal Advocates. An immigrant herself, Sweta came to the US as a dependent on a H-4 Visa, transferred to a student (F-1) visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program, worked on a H-1B Visa, and is finally self-employed while obtaining her Permanent Residency. Sweta has navigated her way through the complex web of US immigration laws and is sensitive to the challenges faced by her clients. Sweta completed her Masters in Law from the University of California, Los Angeles and her JD from the Faculty of Law, India. Across her academic life, Sweta has been recognized at multiple international forums for her sharp analytical and oratory skills. Sweta is licensed by the State Bar of California. Sweta is also a Chartered Accountant- equivalent of a CPA. This makes her uniquely positioned to understand the immigration needs of her business clients in the broader context of their corporate objectives. Sweta is actively involved with immigration issues and immigrant communities in various capacities: Member of the Business Immigration Committee at the National Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") (2014); Member of the Law Student Committee at AILA National (2014); Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of AILA (“AILA-SCV”) (2013-2014); Chair-Elect (AILA-SCV 2012-2013); Media Liasion at AILA-SCV (2014-2015); Advocacy & Media Liasion (2014-2015); AILA liaison for the San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit of US Department of Homeland Security (2011-2012); and as a pro-bono/volunteer attorney for several legal-aid clinics. Sweta has addressed multiple conferences/forums in India and the United States on immigration and business issues. The focus of our immigration practice at the Law Office

Education
UCLA School of Law
LL.M. (2006)
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Activities: Moot Court Society
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Faculty of Law, Delhi University
LL.B. (2003)
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Honors: Best Student Advocate
Activities: Moot Court Society
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Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal
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Associate Attorney
The Chugh Firm
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Planning and Administration of Off-Shore and On-Shore Trusts
LexisNexus UK
Speaking Engagements
Strategies for Presenting Successful L-1A Petitions for Small and Emerging Business., 27th Annual AILA California Chapter's Conference, San Jose, CA
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Visa Options Available to Domestic Workers., Winter CLE, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Southern CA Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
Visas for Foreign Entrepreneurs & Start-ups, Presentation/Case Study/Discussion, Capital Factory, Austin, TX
Visas for Foreign Entrepreneurs & Start-ups, Stanford Igniters Meet-up, Mountain View, CA
Certifications
Chartered Accountant
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Awards
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
2014 Advocacy Award
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Best Immigration Law Firm
SiliconIndia
5th Best Speaker (Moot Court)
Stetson College of Law, Tampa Bay, Florida
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association (National)
Member, Business Immigration Committee
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (National)
Member, Law Student Committee
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Media Liaison
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Chair
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Co-Liaison, Advocacy & Media
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Chair-Elect-Santa Clara Valley Chapter
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Liaison, San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit of DHS
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Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association
Director, Creative Content
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Languages
  • Hindi: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
95 S Market Street 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
USA
Telephone: (408) 995-3294