Living the Dream

From top athletes to top companies, South African native Leon Versfeld guides clients through immigration law with a global touch.

After working as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa for almost two years—a role in which, under common law, he was able to take cases to the courts but not able to go into partnership with other attorneys—Leon Versfeld was ready for a vacation. So when a former roommate asked Versfeld to visit him in Kansas City, Mo., Versfeld jumped. In late 2000, the South African native got a six-month tourist visa and left for the States.

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