Wilka V. Toppins

Professional Biography

Wilka Toppins has more than 30 years of experience counseling global business clients on international and cross border transactions, general corporate and commercial matters, corporate immigration and labor and employment law. She represents domestic and international companies as well as hundreds of individual investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Her client base extends across the globe, and she regularly advises on matters across Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. She also supports foreign companies and entrepreneurs seeking inbound legal advice as they establish business operations in the United States.

Wilka provides her clients with commercial perspective and counsels them on how to approach business matters so that they are able to minimize risks and maximize profit. Her experience includes advising on:

  • the formation of business entities; 

  • contract drafting and review; 

  • contract dispute/breach of contract litigation; 

  • unfair competition disputes; 

  • tax matters; 

  • compliance issues; 

  • business transactions; 

  • business succession plans; 

  • liability concerns; and 

  • comprehensive services for businesses of all sizes and structures (e.g., partnerships, LLCs, corporations, and more).

She also helps clients understand the often-complex processes involved with US immigration. Her decades of experience provide clients with informed guidance, helping them to move forward with confidence and to make fully informed decisions that accomplish their short-term and long-term goals. Her immigration practice includes advising on family-based immigration; naturalization; employment-based visas, such as EB-2/EB-3 labor certification and aliens of extraordinary abilities and outstanding professors and researchers; L-1A executive transfers; investor visas, such as EB-5 and E-2; visas for professional athletes, artists, and performers; and visas for health care professionals.

Prior to entering private practice, Wilka worked for several prominent companies, including an American multinational oil and gas corporation, where she handled litigation matters in federal and state courts, and global telecommunications company, where she focused on business transactions, mergers, and acquisitions.

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