The immigration process can be complex and overwhelming, riddled with ever-changing regulations and laws. At Tondini Law, we have the skill and experience necessary to help you plan and manage the best course for your situation.

For business owners, we work with you to develop and implement an immigration strategy that will best met your business goals. From owners looking to expand their business into the United States to international investors focusing on starting a new company here, we have the expertise and resources to ensure the process runs smoothly.

From visa petitions for employees and individuals to determining proper immigration status for family members, Tondini Law is dedicated to guiding families through complex immigration laws and the immigration court system. We understand that when it comes to family matters, unnecessary delays are not an option. We remain informed on all policy changes so we can effectively and efficiently develop the best approach for you and your loved ones.

Business Immigration

We assist investors, international business owners, start-ups, and executives from small to mid-size companies and multinational corporations with all aspects of their business immigration needs.

Each business has its own unique immigration requirements, while needing to adapt to a process that can often be fraught with an abundance of bureaucratic intricacies. At Tondini Law, we bear the burden of immigration formalities, so you can keep your focus on the big picture – expanding your business successfully.

We help to simplify the process of moving or opening a business venture in the United States as well as acquiring international talent and walking you through the immigration process from start to finish. From Investor Visas to Employment-Based Green Cards, we have the experience and expertise to conduct careful analysis of your needs and to select the most applicable and effective strategy for you, your company and your prospective foreign workforce.

We provide assistance with:

US Non-Immigrant Visas:

There are several types of non-immigrant visas which allow a foreign national to work in the United States. They include H-1B (professionals), L (intracompany transferees), E (treaty traders/investors), F (students with practical training) and J (exchange visitor). We have assisted numerous clients in navigating the complexities of regulations, policies and operational instructions to obtain these visas. Issues of current concern include the impact of H-1B quota cap restrictions, portability for H-1B workers, acceptable wage surveys, the interplay between practical training for foreign students and H-1B petitions, changing visa procedures at U.S. embassies worldwide, corporate restructurings, layoffs and terminations, and work authorizations for spouses of L and E visa holders.

The following are the types of work and business visas we can assist with:

    • H1B
    • H2B
    • L1A
    • Financing L1B
    • E2
    • E1
    • TN
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • OPT

    Startup Immigration

    This is the focus and pride of our portfolio. Entrepreneurs and early-stage companies face unique immigration challenges that require creativity, planning, and collaboration with other attorneys. We face and develop solutions for this challenge every day and have successfully procured visas and green cards for numerous entrepreneurs and critical employees for early-stage companies. When working with Tondini Law, you get an advisor and a visa planner who can help to develop an immigration strategy that enables all phases of your business’s growth. Our work continues during the initial year of your visa to ensure proper business growth and visa extensions. Our clients also benefit from our extensive network of trusted professionals to whom we can refer you for other business needs you will have in the US. Our goal is your success. We have extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, founders, and businesses opening US offices.

    Tondini Law can analyze your unique needs and provide services that will best ensure your success:

    • Investment Visa Options: L1A, L1B, E-2, E-1, TN
    • Strategic Workforce Planning and Implementation
    • Key Employee Transfers
    • Temporary and Permanent Employment Based Visas
    • EB-5 Investor Green Card
    • Temporary Visas: B1/B2, TN, H1B, H2B, O, P.
    • Employment-Based Green Card: EB1, EB2, EB3.
    • Citizenship and Lawful Permanent Residence
    • Waivers
    • I-9 Audits

    About Silvina Tondini

    Silvina Tondini has over two decades of experience working in both the International Business Law and Immigration Law practice areas. Throughout her career, she has managed high-volume, complex, and time-sensitive immigration matters for large, multinational enterprises as well as small to mid-sized companies looking to expand their business ventures overseas. As a thought leader on cross-border business regulation and issues affecting a array of industry sectors, Tondini works with clients around the world to plan, prepare, and succeed in all of their global business transactions.

    A native of Argentina, she holds a Juris Doctor in Law and Social Science from the Universidad de Mendoza as well as a Juris Doctor of Law from North Carolina Central University. Prior to founding Tondini Law in 2014, she practiced law as a corporate litigator in both Argentina and Washington D.C. and is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. Tondini is an active member in both her local, legal and general community.  She is a frequent lecturer and travels the globe to present to industry leaders on current changes in immigration law that may affect their ability to stay competitive in an ever-changing economy worldwide.

    In addition, she dedicates time each month volunteering for a multitude of organizations including: North County Immigration Task Force, Alliance San Diego, Ready Now San Diego, Casa Cornelia, California Western Law School – Community Law Program, Unitarian Universalist Refugee Immigration Services and Education (UURISE), and San Diego North County Bar Association.

    Education & Admissions


    • Juris Doctor, Law at North Carolina Central
    • University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, Law and Social Sciences,
    • Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina

    • California State Bar
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • Colegio de Abogados de Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
    • United States Southern District Court of California

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Italian

    Affiliations & Awards


    • San Diego North County Bar Association, Vice President/Treasurer 2016-2018
    • San Diego North County Bar Association, Chair of the Immigration Law Section
    • San Diego County Bar Association
    • Lawyers Club of San Diego
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Continuing Legal Education, presenter
    • Business Network International (BNI) 2013-2016

    • Board Member, Unitarian Universalist Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education Inc. (UURISE) 2016-2017
    • Board Member, Order Sons of Italy in America- La Costa Dei Fiori Lodge 2015-2016
    • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education
    • Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD)
    • North County Immigration Taskforce
    • Community Law Project
    • Alliance San Diego

    • The Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award PLC 2014
    • Humanitarian Award 2016, Order Sons of Italy in America-La Costa Dei Fiori Lodge
    • Community Service Award 2016, Lawyers Club of San Diego

    Client Success

    “Attorney Silvina Tondini has been our corporate counsel for the last five years. We are a wine distribution company in constant need of legal representation. Silvina Tondini has successfully drafted and negotiated several agreements for us, including assets purchase agreements, importation, and distributor agreements. She has also worked with our financial department to obtain full payments from debtors. Ms. Tondini has a deep understanding of the industry and trademark law. She has made herself available to us to answer questions with short notice and her representation has been extraordinary. We are very pleased with her services and recommend Ms. Tondini for all corporate law and business matters.”


    “We, as Ethica Wines, fully endorse Ms. Silvina Tondini & Tondini Law. She is our most valued point of reference to represent us for any immigration or Visa matters for both our company and staff members (future/ present). She is very professional and a committed attorney, with her extensive knowledge, experience and determination. She is quick and keeps track of every single detail in the process until everything got finalized. We’ve had multiple successful cases using her services and shall continue to doing so for any future requests.”

    Francesco Ganz, Ethica Wines, Chief Executive Officer

    “Dear Ms. Tondini: Thank you for helping me with this transition, and for guiding me through the L1A visa process. I look forward to working with you soon! I am happy to be your client and happy that I got the opportunity to work with you. You are a superb and caring attorney.”

    Richard R. (Business Investor)

    Schedule a Business Immigration Consultation Today!

    You need an expert to advise you and represent you properly. Attorney Silvina Tondini has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses for multiple types of immigration & business needs. Schedule a consultation today and get the expertise you deserve.

    Click an available date on the calendar to book your consultation.

    AILA 2022-member-Tondini-Law