Why Should You Start a Business in 2021?

Bring out the noisemakers – you finally made it to the end of another year! 2020? It’s been … well, you know. We know this year has been a tough one. Quarantine and social distancing guidelines have primarily moved the business world entirely online, and pivots have been necessary to navigate unprecedented circumstances. As you … Read more

Happy Holidays from SMS Law Firm!

The holidays hold different meanings for everyone. For some, it means enjoying the decorations, music, and the joy in others. For others, the holidays mean reflection and giving back to the community. No matter what they mean to you, the holiday season gives us a chance each year to remember all the great things in … Read more

Family-Based Immigration

At SMS Law Firm, we believe that families should not be kept apart from one another because of national borders. We can successfully help many people navigate their cases. Family-based immigration law is complex and requires the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Attorney James S. Shih assists U.S. citizens with preparing the documentation to bring … Read more


At SMS Law Firm we are dedicated to addressing our clients’ concerns.Recently, we have had a LOT of questions thrown our way, we will be updating this list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for our client’s convenience. Our valued clients will receive periodic emails with summarized details and links to these FAQs with the latest … Read more

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 United … Read more

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 … Read more

SMS Law Firm is in Taiwan!

We’re excited to say that SMS Law Firm is ever expanding and increasing our range and areas of service. If you’ve taken the time to read about Stella Shih, you’ll know that she speaks fluent Taiwanese. We’ve taken our first steps in Taiwan and opened a new location, you can find our branch office at: … Read more