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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

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Lois Li is a commercial attorney with extensive experience in business law. She primarily focuses on assisting startup and small businesses. Lois served as an in-house and outside counsel in the past. She has a license to practice law in two countries, including the United States and Canada. Lois is able to assist clients in Chinese and English. She completed a degree in law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Lois is currently an attorney at Alpine Law PLLC.
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Sarah C.

Sarah Corstange

96 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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Sahar M.

Sahar Mousavi

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Admitted to practice law in State of California. I represent individuals and families in U.S. immigration and nationality matters. I provide legal assistance to clients wit... read more
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Jack J.

Jack Jacobs

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Jack Jacobs is the current Managing Partner at Cleantech Law Partners - a Law Firm focusing on the renewable energy industry - and has been for over 7 years. Before that, he worked as an Environmental Litigation Lawyer, as well as a Consultant for many different corporations around the world. Jack obtained his J.D. from the Vermont Law School, and his Masters in Environmental Law and Natural Resource Policy from Lewis & Clark Law School.
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Vanessa M.

Vanessa Mcgill

Vanessa has earned an impeccable reputation by providing the finest legal services in a uniquely streamlined manner. Serving a rapidly growing number of clients across the US, Vanessa assists entrepreneurs with every facet of their business from formation to IP protection. Her strength is the ability to provide high quality, yet affordable legal services.
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Sarah B.

Sarah Brunet

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I was born, raised, and educated in France, where I earned a Master’s degree with honors in Business Law from Toulouse Capitole University - France-. As a young adult, I mo... read more
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Stephen U.

Stephen Ukman

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Stephen L. Ukman is a graduate of the University of Kansas and New York University School of Law. He is licensed in New York and AV rated by Martingale-Hubbell. He was in-h... read more
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Nicole H.

Nicole Hemrick

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Becoming an immigration attorney was a natural choice for Nicole Abruzzo Hemrick, who can relate to the immigrant experience as she moved back and forth from the United Sta... read more
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Malee K.

Malee Ketelsen-Renner

Malee was an attorney at Ketelsen Law Office for some 10 years. For the past three years she has been the founding partner of Ketelsen Renner, PLLC - a booming law firm in Minnesota. She specializes in Immigration and Nationality law. She has helped many non-US citizens around the world - eliminating or mitigating the immigration consequences of the state or federal criminal charges. She graduated from Drake University Law School with her JD.
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Some of the types of visas that the Detroit immigration attorneys on UpCounsel have helped clients obtain include: H-1B visas, which is for temporary employment in specialty occupations, O-1 visas, where an individual possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, L-1, which is for employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad, E-2 visa, which is for investors, along with several other popular work visas.

Whether you or your company requires advice on obtaining a work visa for an executive, employee, or foreign national in regards to U.S. immigration or matters abroad such as: visitor visas, employee work visas, legal permanent residence (green cards), investor visas, and citizenship - our immigration attorneys can help you throughout the entire process.

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Who Qualifies for an H-4 Visa?

The only people who qualify are dependents. In the United States, those people are spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21.

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