ILRC Celebrates the Life of Board Member Alan Tafapolsky

(San Francisco, CA)—The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) celebrated the life of Board member Alan Tafapolsky during the annual Burton Awards held in May. Alan passed away on April 11 at the age of 61.

ILRC Executive Director Eric Cohen paid tribute to Alan during remarks at the awards ceremony in San Francisco. Many staff from Alan’s firm, Tafapolsky & Smith LLP, attended the ceremony in his honor. Cohen spoke highly of Alan’s deep involvement in the ILRC as a board member.

“When the PPP loans were offered by the federal government during COVID, he not only insisted we apply, but he offered up his firm’s CFO to help with the process,” Cohen said. “When I had some questions about promotions and job titles among attorneys at the ILRC, he immediately jumped in, shared his experiences, and gave his time and sage advice on the topic.”

“Alan was so well respected in the immigration law field. You knew that when you referred someone to Alan, everything would go well for the client. With his partner, Tony, and others, Alan built one of the real powerhouse immigration law firms in the entire state, actually, the entire country,” Cohen added. “Alan was always kind and willing to give me his time and advice, it was always spot on, and I appreciated him for that.”

Alan is survived by his wife, Randi Silverman, and children Nina and Alex.