Attorney Profiles


Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality Law

David B Gardner is certified as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California. He has more than 40 years professional legal experience advising clients on United States Immigration Law, as well as , International Business, Taxation and Estate Planning matters. Mr. Gardner was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1974 and as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1984. He became a member of the California Bar in 1979 and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Fifth Circuit and the United States Tax Court. He graduated from the University of Sussex, in England with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Social Science.  He completed graduate studies at Northrop University, California (now University of West Los Angeles), with a Masters degree in Taxation in 1980 and subsequently taught at Northrop University as an Adjunct Professor of International Taxation. He is the author of: "IRS, INS and Foreign Entertainers," published in the Hastings Law Review, and has written numerous articles and spoken on immigration law and practice. He founded Law Offices of David B Gardner in 1985 as an international law practice and since 1996, following a law firm merger Mr. Gardner has practiced primarily in the areas of Immigration and Nationality Law. In addition to his work with international investors, businesses and entrepreneurs, Mr. Gardner represents clients in all types of immigration cases before Agencies of the Department of Homeland Security, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals) and in the Federal District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal. He was lead counsel in Vukmirovic v. Ashcroft, 362 F. 3d 1247(9th Cir. 2004.) and Vukmirovic v. Holder (9th Cir. Sept. 2010). He has successfully represented clients in many other appeals in the Ninth Circuit, Board of Immigration Appeals and the Administrative Appeals Office of the Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. Gardner has worked with clients from all over the world to obtain temporary and permanent visas through business investment including numerous successful applications for immigrant investor status through the EB5 program since its enactment in 1990. His approach to investor visas includes coordination of business, tax and estate planning with the most suitable visa options. He has lectured on Immigration Law matters including EB5 and other investment visas to professional groups in the United States and international audiences the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia.

Mr. Gardner was co-founder of several non-for profit organizations including the Spirit of Youth foundation (an exchange program between under-privileged youth from Los Angeles and in the United Kingdom); the California Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Southern California Israel Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the honor of Cavillieri by the Government of Italy for legal services on behalf of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles. He is a past President of Bnai David Judea Congregation in Los Angeles and continues to be active in a variety of local and international community organizations.


  • Bachelor of Arts  in Law with Honors, University of Sussex, England.
  • Master of Science in Taxation, Northrop University (now University of West Los Angeles) California.

Memberships & Admissions:

  • State Bar of California since 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court 
  • Solicitor England and Wales ( Inactive) 
  • Solicitor Hong Kong (Inactive) 

Professional Accomplishments, Publications, and Awards:

  • Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist
  • Adjunct Professor, International Taxation, University of West Los Angeles ( Retired)
  • "IRS, INS, and Foreign Entertainers." Hastings Law Review, Summer, 1983.
  • Cavallieri Awarded by the Government of Italy for legal services


Joginder Shah, Attorney at Law

Joginder Shah is a member of the California Bar whose practice has been dedicated to successfully representing clients from India and many other parts of the world obtain legal residence in the United States. Mr. Shah was born in Bannu (formerly part of India) and graduated from the University of Punjab with a Bachelor Degree in Economics. He obtained his Doctor of Law Degree (J.D.) from the University of West Los Angeles. He was admitted to the Bar in 1977 and has been continuously practicing law as an Immigration Attorney in the Los Angeles area since 1980. Mr. Shah's practice includes representing individuals, families and corporate clients from all over the world in all aspects of US immigration law including family as well as employment based residence applications. He has extensive experience in assisting Employers and Employees with H-1B, L-1; Eb1, labor Certification and the Perm Process for EB2, EB3 applications. He has also advised numerous investors on how to structure and plan to obtain temporary and permanent visas through investment in the United States.