Partner, Immigration and Nationality
SKoizumi@MinamiTamaki.com | 415-788-9000
Suhi Koizumi is a Partner with Minami Tamaki LLP and leads our Immigration Practice Group. Suhi partners with executives and legal and human resources personnel to address a wide spectrum of immigration issues of corporate clients.
Suhi advises clients on all aspects of immigration matters including nonimmigrant and immigrant business visa, investor visa, labor certification application, I-9, corporate immigration program management, and compliance.
She has extensive experience in working with startups, emerging companies, mid-sized and Fortune 500 corporations in a variety of industries including technology, computer, electronics, software, biotechnology, media/publishing, banking/financial services, semiconductor, medical devices, fashion/apparel, food services, retail, manufacturing, educational institutes, and nonprofit organizations.
Suhi served as President (2015-2016) of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. For three decades, KABANC has served the Korean American community and encouraged the professional growth of Korean American lawyers and law students in Northern California.
Suhi has been recognized by Super Lawyers from 2019-2021 and in the Rising Star category from 2010 through 2017 and by Best Lawyers of America from 2020-2022. She was also named one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 for 2017 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). She has served as General Counsel for the Asian Business League of San Francisco and as a board member of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce.
She is also active in civic organizations. She regularly volunteers at immigration clinics where she advises indigent clients and has promoted the rights of women fleeing from persecution at the Center for Gender and Refugee studies.
Prior to joining Minami Tamaki LLP, Suhi practiced immigration law at several firms in San Francisco including boutique immigration law firms, a large multi-practice firm, and a global full service immigration firm.
She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors, Government and East Asian Studies, from Wesleyan University. Suhi has lived in Korea, Japan, and Canada and is fluent in Korean and conversant in Japanese.
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A. with Honors, Wesleyan University
Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
Korean American Chamber of Commerce of the North Pacific Coast
California State Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Asian American Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
Asian Business League of San Francisco