Gerald Cipolla has been practicing law since 2000.  As an experienced immigration lawyer, he has successfully represented hundreds of immigration clients to gain their visas/green cards through either investment, employment, family or humanitarian reasons.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on U.S. immigration and is an active advocate for U.S. immigration via his articles to the media and other publications.

Gerald has a diverse background.  He studied and lived in many countries, including France and Sweden for part of his Juris Doctor degree, Finland for his MBA, and China for his Master’s degree in Law. His personal experiences, as well as his years of experience as an Immigration lawyer instilled him a great passion for Immigration Law, enabled him to have an excellent understanding of what his client is going through and what it’s like to be an Ex Pat in a foreign country. Throughout Gerald’s professional career as a lawyer, he successfully represented many business owners to bring their skilled workers to the U.S., as well representing professional individuals to obtain their permanent resident status (green card status) in the U.S.

Gerald’s legal background as an Immigration Attorney, combined with his diverse academic achievement with an MBA, MS Computer Science and Biological Sciences background enable him to competently handle complex and sophisticated Business and Employment based applications cases such as Investor visas such as EB-5 program and E visas, EB green cards, H1B visa, L1 and other related immigration matters. Gerald routinely works with sophisticated  entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and other skilled professionals and has successfully represented many clients in obtaining their green cards and visas.

Gerald served as an Adjunct Law Professor in the City Colleges of Chicago, IL where he taught the law of Contract and Business Law. He is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Gerald is a strong advocate who loves working with people, listening to people, exploring and striving to deliver the best immigration solutions to their problems.


Illinois 2000
Licensed to practice Federal Immigration law in all 50 States


Member of the Chicago Bar Association
Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association


Juris Doctor – DePaul University,Lund University (Sweden),Tulane University (France)
Master of Law (LLM) in Chinese and International Law – City University of Hong Kong (China)


Master in Computer Science – University of Chicago
MBA – DePaul University, Helsinki School of Economics (Finland)


B.S. Biological Science – DePaul University