Associate
T +1 312 499 2869
F +1 312 346 1970
333 W. Wacker Drive
15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Education

  • University of Illinois, College of Law
    ,
    J.D.
    ,
    2005
  • University of Illinois, College of Law
    ,
    Masters of Law
    ,
    2002
  • National Taipei University, College of Law
    ,
    Bachelor of Laws
    ,
    1999

Spoken Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Taiwanese

Tzu-Kai Lo

Kai concentrates his immigration law practice on employment-based immigration matters. His practice encompasses nonimmigrant visas including B-1s, E-1s, E-2s, E-3s, H-1Bs, L-1As, L-1Bs, O-1s, and TNs, PERM labor certifications, immigrant visas, citizenship and I-9 compliance. He has managed large-volume nonimmigrant visa and PERM filings and has counseled corporate clients on immigration-related legal and LGBT issues. Kai also represents individual foreign investor clients in EB-5 immigrant petitions. He has experience preparing extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher petitions, and waiver applications pertaining to criminal-related inadmissibility issues, complex L blanket, L-1A and L-1B petitions, and PERM audits and BALCA appeals.

Representative Experience

Obtained L-1 new office and extension approvals for corporate clients based on complex affiliation relationships

Oversaw and managed the high volume filing of H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, and E-2 visa applications for a global computer software company

Assisted public school districts to obtain J-1 two-year foreign residence waivers and H-1B visa status for their Mandarin Chinese teachers

Counseled and established immigration and PERM strategies for a telecommunication cost management company

Represented multiple international companies in their E-2 visa applications before the US Consulates in Europe and Asia

Professional Accomplishments

Memberships

Co-Chair, Custom and Border Protection Liaison, American Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2012-present

Former Co-Chair, Department of Labor and Illinois Department of Employment Security Liaison, American Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2012-2013

Former Chair, New Members Division, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter), 2011-2012

Former Co-Chair, New Members Division, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2010-2011

Former Member, LGBT Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter), 2009-2010

Former Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter), 2009-2010

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Hooray for May! May I…?” Lecture, AILA Chicago Chapter Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2014.

Speaker, “LCA Issues.” Lecture, AILA Chicago Monthly Meeting, Education Presentation, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

Speaker, “Get your Booster Shot! Business Immigration Law and Updates.” Lecture, AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Business Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2013.

Speaker, “Takin’ Care of Business.” Lecture, AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Business Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2012.

Speaker, “Responding to L Visa RFEs and Current USCIS Adjudication Trends.” Lecture, New Members Division Education Presentation, AILA Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL, September 2010.

Speaker, “E Visa Overview and Consular Processing Tips.” Lecture, New Member Division's Education Presentation, AILA Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL, April 2010.

Awards

Listed in Illinois Rising Stars, 2010-2014

Pro Bono

Serve as pro bono attorney for eligible DACA applicants for National Immigrant Justice Center

Participated in naturalization workshops

Served as pro bono attorney at the Immigration Clinic of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services