Because my intended path was always settled, everything I have done professionally has prepared me for the rigorous demands of a full-service immigration practice. In law school, I was a pro bono Student Practitioner for the Barry immigration Clinic. I assisted and represented non-citizens seeking immigration benefits or defending against removal proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
After law school I joined various boutique law firms that specialized in immigration applications for both individuals and business entities. In the business realm, I assisted business entities navigate the complex immigration requirements of acquiring international talent, including helping private sector professionals gain permanent residency and other non-immigrant visas, such as securing H1B status. I also assisted internationally recognized photographers, journalists, artists, and other individuals with extraordinary abilities to obtain O1 Visa and assisted IT professionals and other human resource professionals obtain permanent residence status on the basis of highly specialized EB1 Visas reserved for multi-national executives and managers. With respect individual immigration applicants, I assisted clients acquire waivers for “extreme hardship” applications and analyzed and addressed a variety of consular processing issues.
Whether working on behalf of a large company or a single individual, I am always aware of the importance of creating ease in an otherwise anxious process, one I have occupied equally on both sides as an immigrant and an attorney. The American dream starts with eliminating barriers to legal entry. My commitment to my clients is to treat their immigration needs with the same care, diligence and respect that I would demand for my family or myself.