Immigration Law

Seid Law Group


The attorneys at the Seid Law Group use their long standing and collective experience in immigration law and knowledge of governmental agencies' procedures and practices to assist clients reach their immigration goals, whether these goals are working in the United States temporarily, obtaining a green card to become a permanent resident or U.S. Citizenship. Our law firm is well-known for its H1-B specialty occupation visas and its immigrant labor certification practice.


To provide our clients with the most current and cost-effective representation, the Seid Law Group keep pace with rapidly changing immigration laws and maintain close working relationships with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE-HSI) and the U.S. Department of Labor.


For unsurpassed legal representation in the area of Immigration and Naturalization law, contact the Seid Law Group to schedule an initial consultation. Our immigration law firm is based in Palo Alto, California in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Principal Attorney

Marcine A. Seid

Principal Attorney


With more than 20 years of legal experience practicing immigration law, Marcine A. Seid has earned a reputation for providing superior immigration legal advice and services to her clients worldwide.


Ms. Seid is the principal attorney of the Seid Law Group located in Palo Alto, California where she advises and represents start-ups, emerging high technology companies, medium sized companies, and multi-national companies in the Silicon Valley and throughout the 50 States.


Ms. Seid’s immigration practice areas include permanent residence and citizenship; visas for executives, managers, scientist, scholars, engineers, financial and other professionals, student and visitors, PERM labor certification and employment-based visa petitions. Moreover, she has experience consulting on I-9 employment verification issues, advising employers in the implementation of compliance policies and procedures and representing employers in agency immigration worksite investigations.


Ms. Seid is a nationally recognized speaker and thought leader on business immigration matters and has co-authored two books, Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers published by the American Bar Association, and Immigration in the Workplace. She has been included in Best Lawyers in America for over ten years; US News: Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal Corporate Immigration.


Ms. Seid is also an active member of the immigration bar. She is an elected director of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association's (AILA) National Board of Governors. She has also served as a member of AILA's National Verification & Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee and on other national and local AILA liaison committees with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in past years.


Senior Attorney


Wendy M. Swanson has more than 10 years of legal experience practicing immigration law.  She advises clients on a variety of complex corporate immigration issues, including nonimmigrant, immigrant, and compliance matters.  Ms. Swanson is the senior attorney of the Seid Law Group in Palo Alto, California.


Ms. Swanson earned her Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University in 2003, with a certificate in International Law. She graduated cum laude from Boston University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication.  Ms. Swanson is a member of The State Bar of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Wendy M. Swanson