Van Der Hout, Brigagliano, Nightingale, L.L.P. - San Francisco, CA

180 Sutter Street, 5th FloorSan Francisco, CA 94104- 4001

Updated: 09/17/2018

San Francisco Immigration & Naturalization Law Firm


Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale is a full service immigration and nationality law firm founded by Marc Van Der Hout in 1980. Offices are currently located in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California. The firm has developed a national reputation for work in a broad variety of immigration-related cases, ranging from family and employer sponsored visa matters to removal, naturalization, asylum and refugee issues. It has litigated many cases of national significance in the federal...


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