Tarik H. Sultan

Tarik H. Sultan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Tucson, AZ

Wolf & Sultan P.C.
 | 2870 North Swan Road, Suite 160
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-882-9633
Fax: 520-882-2929
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Attorney Profile

Tarik H. Sultan has concentrated his practice exclusively on immigration law, both in private practice and as an attorney advising the U.S. Immigration Court. He is also listed in the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America and has the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Sultan was selected 2012 Tucson Immigration Lawyer of they Year by Best Lawyers.  Prior to forming Wolf & Sultan P.C., Mr. Sultan practiced in the corporate immigration practice group of a 600-plus lawyer international law firm. His practice is focused on all areas and aspects of immigration law, with a particular emphasis on employment-based visas and employer sanctions defense. He is a former Director on the National Board of Governors for AILA and has served on numerous national liaison committees with the Departments of Labor, Justice and Homeland Security.

About Tarik Sultan

Admitted: 1993, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.azimm.com/bios.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Listed for Twenty Years in Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law, 2013, Selected to Best Lawyers in America, Woodward-White, 2018
  • Listed in International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, 2008
  • Selected by Best Lawyers in America as Immigration Lawyer of the Year, Tucson, Arizona., 2012
  • Member, Board of Directors, AILA, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Member, IMMLAW, the National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms, 2007
  • Listed in International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, 2009
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law, 1999-., Woodward-White, 2014
  • Selected to Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2007
  • National Chair, New Member Division, AILA, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Testifies as expert on immigration law in both state and Federal District Court pertaining to both civil and criminal matters., Expert, Federal Litigation

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • State Bar of Arizona, 1993
  • District of Arizona, 1993
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1995
  • State Bar of Colorado, 1994
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Fundamental Conference Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2005
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Annual Conference Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2007
  • State Chapter Committeeman, Arizona Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 1997
  • Member, AILA Distance Learning Committee., 2009
  • Annual Conference Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2001
  • Member, Distance Learning Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2012
  • Litigation Conference Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2003
  • Member, AILA Federal Litigation Section, 2015-Present., 2015
  • National Minuteman Task Force, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2005
  • Professionalism & Ethics Committee, Arizona Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2005
  • National Project Committee Chair, New Member Division, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1995
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyer Association Arizona Chapter CBP Liaison Committee., 2009
  • INS Liaison Committee for Enforcement Policy, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2000
  • Member, AILA/DHS Ombudsman Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2010
  • Illegal Immigrant Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2001
  • Member, AILA AZ Chapter Executive Committee, 2015-2016., 2015
  • Family Immigration Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2004
  • Chair, AILA AZ Chapter Nominating Committee, 2015-2016., 2015
  • Chair, AILA National Fundamentals Conference, Chicago, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2006
  • Director, Board of Governors and National Chair, New Member Division, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 1996
  • Annual Conference Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2008
  • Department of Labor Committee Liaison Member, Region IX, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 1999
  • Member, Annual Conference Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2011
  • National Essential Worker Immigration Coalition Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2001
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association CSC Liaison Committee, 2013
  • Business Litigation Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association., 2004
  • Member, AILA AZ Chapter Business Law Committee, 2016-Present., 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, Community Development Committee, Catalina Rotary., 2002
  • Board of Directors, Tucson Ecumenical Council Legal Assistance., 1998
  • Chair, Program Committee, Catalina Rotary., 2005
  • Chair, Relations Committee, Catalina Rotary., 2002
  • President, Board of Directors, Ballet Tucson Professional Dance Company, 2013-Present., 2013
  • Member, Rotary International., 2001
  • Chair, Community Development Committee, Catalina Rotary., 2003
  • Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson., 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Special Visa Issues Relating to Representation of Professional Athletes, AILA, 2010
  • Speaker, Immigration Issues in the Post 9-11 Era, State Bar Of Arizona, 2005
  • Speaker, Immigration Issues and Strategies for International Students, University of Arizona Eller College of Business, February 2017., 2017
  • Author, Motions Practice Before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Author, I-9 Verification and False Claims to Citizenship, West Publishing, 2003
  • Speaker, Immigration Strategies for Professional Athletes, AILA National Convention, 2010
  • Speaker, Business Immigration Issues in the Post 9-11 Era, State Bar Of Arizona, 2005
  • Speaker, Curricular and Optional Practical Training Issues: Strategies for Graduate International Students, University of Arizona Eller College of Business, August 2017., 2017
  • Co-Author, Overview of Immigration Issues: The Aftermath of 9-11, Sterling Educational Services, 2003
  • Issues and Q&A Regarding Naturalization, Avvo National Broadcast, September, 2010., Speaker, 2010
  • Speaker, Naturalization and Citizenship Issues, Atlanta Fundamentals Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Speaker, Immigration Update 2017: What a Difference a Year Makes, Federal Bar Association, Phoenix, November, 2017., 2017
  • Speaker, Employment Immigration Update 2017, State Bar of Arizona Labor and Employment Section Annual Conference, Sedona, October, 2017., 2017
  • Co-Author, Looking Ahead to Labor Certification in the New Economy, Sterling Educational Services, 2003
  • Immigration Law for the Criminal Attorney, Pima County Bar Association, December, 2010., Speaker, 2010
  • Speaker, Naturalization and Citizenship Issues, AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Speaker, Ethical Considerations in Employer Compliance, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Boston, August, 2018., 2018
  • Co-Author, Immigration Law: A Potpourri Approach to Current Issues, State Bar of Arizona, 2003
  • Immigration Law for the Criminal Attorney, Pima County Bar Association, December, 2010., Author, 2010
  • Speaker, Immigration Law Overview, Employment-Based Immigrant Visas, Inadmissibility/Removal and Relief, American Immigration Lawyers Conference, 2005
  • Co-Author, Ethical Considerations in Employer Compliance, American Immigration Lawyers Association Publications, August, 2018., 2018
  • Author, Employer Sanctions and Immigration Related Employment Litigation Update, State Bar of Arizona, 2005
  • False Claims to U.S. Citizenship, American Immigration Lawyers Associtaion Publications, March, 2011., Co-Author, 2011
  • Speaker, Representing Criminal and Juvenile Aliens, State Bar Of Arizona, 2006
  • Author, Primer on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: The Role of the Conviction in Immigration Law, State Bar of Arizona, 2005
  • Current Issues in Employment-Based Immigration, State Bar of Arizona, June, 2011., Speaker, 2011
  • Conference Chair and Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association Fundamentals Conference, National Fundamentals Conference - Chicago, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Co-Author, Challenges in Representing Nonimmigrant Professionals, AILA Immigration and Nationality Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Padilla v. Arizona: Application of Padilla to Arizona Law, State Bar of Arizona, June, 2011., Speaker, 2011
  • Speaker, H-1B Professional Work Visas and Employment-Based Immigration, University Of Arizona Eller College Of Business, 2006
  • Speaker, Employer Verification Compliance and Employer Sanctions and Anti-Discrimination Law, Tucson Human Resources Group, 2006
  • Author, Border Crossings 2007 – Using Non-Citizen Workers and Protecting Your Clients Who Do, DRI Employment Law Publications, DRI, 2007
  • Padilla v. Kentucky and Arizona, State Bar of Arizona, June, 2011., Author, 2011
  • Speaker, ABCs of Immigration Law, National Teleseminar, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Editor (informal), Immigration For Paralegals, Pearson Education Series, Prentice Hall Publishing, 2007
  • False Claime to U.S. Citizenship, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Convention, San Diego, June, 2011., Discussion Leader, 2011
  • Speaker, Nonimmigrant Visas for Professionals, AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Author, Arizona Legal Worker’s Act; Everify as the Future of Employer Compliance? , State Bar of Arizona, 2008
  • Completing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, American Immigration Lawyers Association Publications, June, 2012., Update Author, 2012
  • Speaker, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Any Such Thing as a Safe Harbor, AACJ Annual Conference, 2006
  • Speaker, Family-Based Immigration Law Changes, AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1997
  • Removal of Conditions to Permanent Residency, Departmetn of Homeland Security USCIS Ombudsman National Stakeholder Program, April, 2012., Speaker, 2012
  • Speaker, Immigration Issues for International Students, Northern Arizona University, 2006
  • Speaker, Judicial Review of Immigration Cases, AZ Annual Bar Convention, State Bar Of Arizona, 1997
  • Fundamentals of Marriage Immigration, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Nashville, June, 2012., Discussion Leader, 2012
  • Speaker, Naturalization and Citizenship Issues, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Moderator/Speaker, Immigration Corporate Compliance, AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1998
  • Developments in Employment-Based Immigration, Employment Law All-Stars Program, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, Phoenix, June, 2012., Speaker, 2012
  • Speaker, Employer Sanctions and Corporate Compliance, Arizona Medical Group, 2006
  • Speaker, Immigration in the Ninth Circuit, District of Arizona Conference, Federal Bar Association, 1999
  • Immigration and Employment Law, State Bar of Arizona Annual Employment and Labor Law Conference, Sedona, October, 2012., Speaker, 2012
  • Speaker/Moderator, Completing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, Author (Update), AILA Publications, 2012
  • Speaker, Navigating the Maze of Employment-Based Immigration Options to Ensure Compliance, What to Do When the Government Knocks at your Door: Dealing with Trouble, Council On Education In Management Immigration Law Conference 2007, 2007
  • Moderator/Speaker, Immigration Corporate Compliance, AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1999
  • Speaker, Moderator/Speaker, Immigration Law and Comprehensive Reform, State Bar of Arizona, 2013
  • Speaker, Border Crossings 2007 – Using Non-Citizen Workers and Protecting Your Clients Who Do, DRI National Employment Law Annual Conference, DRI, 2007
  • Speaker, H-1B Professional Work Visas , University Of Arizona, 1999
  • Speaker, Speaker, Immigration Update and Reform Legislation, S. Arizona Paralegal Association, 2013
  • Speaker, Implementing the Regulations on Social Security No-Match Letters – Not as Easy as It Sounds, National Webcast, West-Thomson, 2007
  • Speaker, H-1B Professional Workers, AILA California Chapters Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2000
  • Speaker, Updates in Employment Immigration Law and Legislation, State Bar of Arizona Labor and Employment Section annual conference, 2013
  • Speaker, Ever-Expanding Concerns in Business & Family Law Topics, State Bar Of Arizona, 2007
  • Speaker, Corporate Compliance and Anti-Discrimination in the Hiring Process, AZ Bar Labor and Employment Section, State Bar Of Arizona, 2000
  • Speaker, Immigration Hot Topics in Family Law, State Bar of Arizona Advanced Family Law Conference, 2013
  • Speaker, Employer Sanctions and the Arizona Legal Worker Act, Association Of Corporate Counsel, 2007
  • Speaker, Hiring an H-1B Nonimmigrant, International Faculty and Scholars Program, University Of Arizona, 2001
  • Speaker, Appellate Procedure Before the Board of Immigration Appeals, AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2001
  • Co-Author, What Business Immigration Attorneys Need to Know About NIV Inadmissibility Issues, AILA Publications, 2014
  • Speaker, Immigration Law and Employer Compliance in Arizona, Lorman Educational Services, 2008
  • Speaker, Seminar on Immigration and Habeas Corpus Issues, 9th Circuit Pro Se Law Clerk Conference, Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, 2001
  • Speaker, Advanced Topics in Naturalization - False Claims and Voting, American Immigration Lawyers Association, November, 2015., 2015
  • Speaker, Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas, University Of Arizona, 2008
  • Speaker, H-1B Nonimmigrant Worker Program, International Faculty and Scholars Program, University Of Arizona, 2002
  • Speaker, Business Immigration Update for Human Resources Professionals, SHRM Annual Convention, Phoenix, August,, Speaker, Business Immigration Update for Human Resources Professionals, SHRM, 2014
  • Adjunct Instructor in Immigration Law, Pima College, Tucson., Immigration Law, Adjunct Instructor
  • Speaker, Immigration: The Law, The Courts, The Police, Annenberg Institute For Justice And Journalism, 2008
  • Moderator, Unlawful Presence in Immigration Law, AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Speaker, State Bar of Arizona Labor and Employment Annual Conference, Sedona, Arizona, October 2014., Speaker, Updates in Employment Immigration Law and Legislation, State Bar of Arizona, 2014
  • Co-Author, Business Immigration Law: Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals, American Lawyer Media
  • Speaker, Arizona Legal Worker’s Act, AZ Bar Annual Convention, State Bar Of Arizona, 2008
  • Speaker, Immigration Issues after 9/11, International Law Program, University Of Arizona College Of Law, 2002
  • Speaker, Immigration Issues and Strategies for International Students, University of Arizona Eller College of Business, February 2016., 2016
  • cited in Franklin v. INS, 72 F.3d 571 (8th Cir. 1995), Wallace v. Reno, 24 F. Supp.2d 104 (D. Mass. 1998), and Matter of Ruiz-Romero, Int. Dec. 3376 (BIA 1999), Author, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: A Guideline for the Criminal Defense Attorney, Arizona Attorney, 1994
  • Speaker, Employment Verification and the Arizona Legal Worker’s Act, Pima County Bar Association, 2008
  • Speaker, Immigration Law in the Workplace: What Human Resource Professionals and Their Legal Counsel Need to Know, Sterling Educational Services, 2003
  • Speaker, Inadequate Inspection Strategies, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Arizona Chapter Conference, Phoenix, March, 2016., 2016
  • Author, Deportation Proceedings, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Speaker, Understanding and Addressing Immigration’s Impact on Arizona Public Safety, Arizona Police Association/DHS Immigration And Customs Enforcement, 2008
  • Speaker, Corporate Compliance, Social Security and Immigration Related Immigration, SHRM Annual Labor/Employment Conference, 2003
  • Discussion Leader/Speaker, Derivative Citizenship, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, June, 2016., 2016
  • Author, Grounds of Deportation, AILA Immigration and Nationality Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Speaker, Issues and Strategies in Inadequate Inspection Cases, AILA National Teleseminar, 2010
  • Speaker, Acquiring and Developing Mexican Real Estate For Commercial and Industrial Use, National Law Center For Inter-American Free Trade, 2003
  • Speaker, Immigration Issues and Strategies for International Students, University of Arizona Eller College of Business, October 2016., 2016
  • Author, Changes to Deportation Law Under Anti-Terrorist and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Speaker, Business Immigration Law: Solutions for Short Term Needs, ILM National Teleseminar, 2009
  • Speaker, Pitfalls in Removal of Conditions for Lawful Permanent Residents, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Speaker, 2009
  • Speaker, Immigration Law: A Potpourri Approach to Current Issues, State Bar Of Arizona, 2003
  • Speaker, Immigration and the 2016 Election: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going, State Bar of Arizona Labor and Employment Annual Conference, Sedona, October, 2016., 2016
  • Author, Judicial Review Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, AILA New Law Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Speaker, Immigration Considerations and Strategies Due to Corporate Restructuring, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, Phoenix, Speaker, 2009
  • Speaker, Post 9-11 Regulatory and Legislative Changes, AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2003
  • Speaker, Immigration Hot Topics and its Role in the 2016 Election, NALS of Tucson and So. Arizona, January, 2017., 2017
  • Author, Judicial Review After the Illegal Immigration Reform & Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, AILA 1997 Law Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers Assocation, 1997
  • Author, U.S. Immigration is a Labor Law, Arizona Attorney Magazine (introduction by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to Special Immigration Issue), July/August 2009., Author, 2009
  • Speaker, Inadmissibility/Removability and Relief, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2004
  • Speaker, Town Hall Forum on Executive Orders, Muslim Community Center of Tucson, February, 2017., 2017
  • Author, Judicial Review of Immigration Decisions, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1998
  • Moderator/Speaker, I-751 Recent Developments, AILA National Teleseminar, 2010
  • Speaker, Hot Topics in Business Immigration and Corporate Compliance, Association Of Corporate Counsel, 2004
  • Speaker, Town Hall on President Trump's Executive Orders: Information and Legal Analysis, University of Arizona College of Law, February, 2017., 2017
  • Author, Judicial Review of Immigration Decisions, AILA Immigration and Nationality Law, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2000

Representative Clients:

  • Client Names are treated confidentially.  The Firm handles nonimmigrant and immigrant visa work for a number of international conglomerates, Fortune 500 Companies, as well as smaller employers and public universities.

Educational Background:

  • BA, Political Science, University of Arizona., 1990
  • Juris Doctor, University of Arizona College of Law., 1993

Industry Groups

  • Member Of IMMLAW
  • The National Consortium Of Immigration Law Firms; Member And Former Director Of The American Immigra
Office Location for Tarik H. Sultan

2870 North Swan Road
Suite 160
Tucson, AZ 85712

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Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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