Pallavi Ahluwalia , Attorney & Owner, Ahluwalia Law Offices
Working mothers are unstoppable, and Pallavi Ahluwalia is one such example of a driving force. She is a mother of three boys, a Managing Attorney and the owner of Ahluwalia Law Offices, a leading law firm known to immigrant communities across Dallas and the East Coast. This noteworthy attorney, Pallavi, represents both companies and individuals by taking on the complete suite, from the corporate needs of companies to immigration requirements. Regardless of company size, whether publicly traded corporations, small businesses or entrepreneurs, Pallavi does best in her niche to provide tailored business solutions. She prides herself in providing guidance in H1Bs, taking on hundreds of H1B cases each quarter. She offers nuanced advice to immigrants in various categories of H1B, L1, EB1, E2, and EB 5.
Tell us about your journey (personal & professional), when did you get started on your entrepreneurial journey?
I started my career when I was a mother of three boys, all under the age of 5. Although I was aware that big firms posed a series of challenges for working mothers, like many, I was keen on working on my own. My husband played a major role in this, from the initial payment to encouraging me to ‘trust the journey‘. My confidence to keep at it stemmed from my upbringing, a child of an Indian air force officer. That said, the unwavering diligence, research and support from family and friends made Ahluwalia Law Offices what it is today.
Share an insight if there were any challenges you faced while running a business in the US market as an Indian.
Challenges weren’t related to where I came from, rather, my success as a lawyer is related to being an Indian. Every business owner thrives on their niche and product. Despite starting my law career with a portfolio of services, my interest and success was tied to immigration practice and representing companies early on and for that, I am thankful to the Indian and South Asian clientele. I didn’t face any major challenges, maybe a few small hiccups that are expected as you move to the next part of your growth.
Tell us about your company’s services. What is in store for the future?
Primarily, we are a corporate immigration firm that is deeply vested in a corporation’s journey of growth, expansion and hiring the best talent within the framework of the US immigration laws. Furthermore, we set up companies seeking to establish themselves in the US through their initial phases. We are recognized for successfully taking complex immigration cases and overturning denials that companies have received while getting L1s, EB1Cs and EB1As approved. The firm efficiently handles the H1B filings for companies from small to large while offering guidance on issues about immigration that any growing company in the US experiences while partaking in the US immigration process. Growth is crucial, hence reaching out to Indian companies who are looking to set up in the US as well as keen on bringing in their C suite and other specialized workers into the US.
Stay at it. There are no shortcuts, be ethical and communicative with your customers. Work towards being recognized for the quality you provide while hiring like-minded people.
There is a wave of startups in India, what suggestion would you like to give them if they are planning to go global?
Placing your faith in the journey is part and parcel of the success that takes you from where you are to where you see yourself. The US welcomes businesses that add value to the country in any way, big or small-the formula for success is built into a supportive government structure which doesn’t come in the way of your growth. A few initial formalities as a company owner and you are on your way to achieving your goal.