Frequently Asked Questions
Will the firm remain Chin & Curtis?
Yes. Chin & Curtis will retain its name, its brand, and its talented attorneys and support staff. We are committed to keeping everything that has made Chin & Curtis special for decades while adding advanced technology and expanding back office support in additional U.S. regions.
Will client service levels or access to attorneys change?
Chin & Curtis will remain C&C, just better. We will be the same specialized immigration firm, with the same attorneys providing the same high-touch service – but further enabled by industry-leading technology and support.
Who is Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP?
Wolfsdorf Rosenthal is regarded as one of the top global immigration firms in the country. It is one of only two firms in California ranked with a Chambers USA Band 1 rating, and was recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2020 as one of the “best immigration law firms.”
WR is one of the fastest growing firms specializing exclusively in global mobility and immigration law. With seven offices and 23 attorneys, the expansion has been fueled by new relationships and demand for WRapid™, the most advanced cloud-based technology and Enterprise Resource Planning solutions software for business immigration.
How secure is the new business immigration technology (WRapid)?
Security is critical in all aspects of our business, especially as we work with companies that are operating across the globe and adhering to multiple sets of standards. Chin & Curtis takes state of the art precautions to protect data, taking into account the risks involved in the processing, the nature of the data, and best practices in the industry for security and data protection. Chin & Curtis complies with the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Framework, including the Supplemental Principles, and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Will there be changes to Chin & Curtis’ leadership?
Chin & Curtis leadership will remain the same: Phil Curtis and Leslie Ditrani will run the firm as Co-Managing Partners. The team’s additional partners – Amanda Brown, Lorie Lunn, and Miki Matrician – will continue to provide the stellar expertise, strategic direction, and solutions to which our clients are accustomed.
Will Chin & Curtis fees change?
Our fee structure will remain the same.
Will this enhance scalability of C&C?
Chin & Curtis will expand its geographic footprint with access to back-office resources in New York and California. We’ll be able to easily scale with our clients across different regions and time zones, creating an even more fluid and transparent environment.
How will the firm operate between October 2020 and January 1, 2021?
Nothing will change in Chin & Curtis operations, and our relationship with WR will not disrupt the continuity of our services. We will provide demos and training for the transition to the new technology platform, WRapid, which is highly intuitive, user friendly, and easily integrates with most HR applications including Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Workday.
We advocate for people
Our 14 attorneys and total staff of more than 40 professionals makes us one of the largest specialty immigration firms in New England. Our focus is principally on corporate and business immigration, although we are a full-service firm and also advise clients in naturalization, family-based immigration, and humanitarian relief. We are at the forefront of client advocacy and exceptional service, and we are committed to creating value for our clients.
Mission & Values
We help our clients to hire and retain the foreign born talent they need to achieve their goals. We harness the technological resources of a large firm to the lawyer-centric, personal service provided by a small boutique. We commit those resources to our clients with an unparalleled expertise and unwavering focus on their immigration needs.
We are committed to both pro bono work and community service. On a daily basis, we witness challenges faced by truly great people around the world. We donate our time and resources to humanitarian organizations and immigration non-profits that provide help to those who need it most.