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SMS Law Firm is a boutique law firm specialized in customizing top tier legal services for clients around the globe.

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Our mission is to create a global network of legal professionals focused on delivering results for our clients.

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SMS Law Firm prides itself in tailoring to the legal needs of each and every one of our clients.

Our team is diverse, multi-lingual, and professional. We are fluent in English, Chinese, Taiwanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Khmer, Vietnamese.

Our practice has evolved with a focus on Immigration, Business Formation and Contracts, Estate Planning, and Tax focusing on working with HNI international clients, domestic corporations, and local Californian start-ups.

Meet our team


Stella M. Shih, Esq.

Founder and Senior Partner


James S. Shih, Esq.

Senior Partner


Kevin Qi, Esq.

Senior Partner


Peter Lay, Esq.


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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

What is the L1 visa?

L1 is a temporary work visa that permits a foreign company to transfer high-level managers or executives (L1A) or workers with specialized knowledge (L1-B)  to the United States. The foreign company does NOT need to be in the same field of business.  What are the requirements? The main requirements a beneficiary being transferred to the […]

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

Why Brazil?

In the past years, Brazil has consolidated its position as a strong and attractive global player with a high degree of economic diversification and is currently the seventh largest economy in the world. The economic development of the past years resulted in an expanded mass consumer market and increased social equality, an environment of institutional […]

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