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Sarah C.

Sarah Corstange

94 reviews
Sarah’s practice, Corstange Law, focuses on immigration for startups and businesses to help them come up with strategies to keep their founders, investors, and employees in the US. She provides all of the necessary advice to ensure her clients stay in compliance with the immigration laws. Her interest in international law inspired her to live and travel in the Middle East for years.
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Ursula T.

Ursula Trimming

56 reviews
Immigration is an area of the law that can have a serious impact on an individual's life and few attorneys understand that better than Ursula Trimming. Ms. Trimming specializes in employment-based working visas and green cards. She can also help with Marriage Green Cards, Fiance/Spouse Visas, and Family Sponsorship. Ms. Trimming provides effective services with compassion and drive.
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Stuart R.

Stuart Reich

As a successful immigration attorney, Stuart Reich is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and experienced professionals in the health, technology, and science fields. As a well-established and relied on speaker, Mr. Reich frequently delivers speeches on current immigration issues. He holds the position of Technology Chair for the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association.
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Yousef M. F.

Yousef M. Faroniya

2 reviews
Yousef Faroniya is an Attorney and CEO with his own Law Firm. His experience includes practicing Criminal Defense for the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, as well as the practice of domestic law and business litigation. During his time spent a law school, Yousef was awarded with the Pro Bono Legal Honors award. He studied with The Capital University Law School for four years - graduating with his J.D. and with a double concentration in Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
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Richard C.

Richard Christensen

10 reviews
Richard Christensen, the Managing Attorney at Christensen Law Offices, LLC, is a Business and Litigation Attorney with a lot of experience. He has spent time working for the Department of Commerce, as well as big tech companies. His experience allows him to handle matters in the immigration department of companies, as well as all the aspects of litigation. Richard attended the George Mason University School of Law in 2013 and obtained his J.D.
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Pantea M.

Pantea Maddux

Pantea Maddux is a Defense Attorney for the New York City Law Department. She has experience in representing her clients in hearings and conferences in front of the Civil and Supreme Court. Her other areas of interest besides litigation include small business formation and needs, child support, contracts and wills, as well as Immigration proceedings. In 2009, she obtained her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law - Newark.
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Christine S.

Christine Salimbene

10 reviews
As the previous general counsel and chief compliance officer at a global healthcare IT company, Christine Salimbene now assists individuals, startups, and midsize businesses with corporate matters. She specializes in process outsourcing, formation, contracting, compliance, and business immigration. Ms. Salimbene belongs to the Health Care Compliance Association.
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Melissa D.

Melissa Dominguez

2 reviews
Melissa Dominguez is an immigration attorney with almost a decade of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York. Melissa has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she obtained after her graduation from the St. Thomas University School of Law. Since August 2017, Melissa has been managing her own legal firm, the Dominguez Law Firm. Prior to this position, Melissa served as an associate attorney at Youman, Madeo and Fasano.
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Jim B.

Jim Buche

Jim Buche brings over twelve years of experience to his immigration law practice. He handles both business and family-related immigration matters. He has successfully litigated state and federal cases from trial through appeal. Jim is a former Assistant County Attorney, former Deputy City Attorney, and former Pro Tem Administrative Law Judge for the State of California.
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