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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

75 reviews
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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Angie R.

Angie Rupert

6 reviews
Angie Rupert is an immigration attorney that is also experienced in areas of employment law that relates to the immigration of foreign employers. She has over 13 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Angie obtained her legal degree from the Loyola Law School. She is able to assist with the acquaintance of different types of VISA documents, depending on the client’s requirements. Angie founded the Rupert Law Group in March 2015.
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Shiyang G.

Shiyang Gong

2 reviews
Attorney Shiyang Gong has more than 9 years of experiences in Immigration Law practice. With a LLM from Vanderbilt University, she got admitted to the New York State Bar. A... read more
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Shawn G. R.

Shawn G. Rice

2 reviews
Shawn Rice has 23 years of experience in the legal field. He has worked with large corporations, including several banks in the United States and Wells Fargo. Shawn has experience in numerous business-related legal practice areas. He primarily specializes in finance, banking, real estate, mergers and other corporate legal matters. Shawn received his degree in law from the Marquette University Law School and is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.
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Chetana K.

Chetana Kaasam

2 reviews
Chetana Kaasam is a senior corporate attorney and Team Lead for the Corp/Lit practice group in the VA office of Chugh LLP. She handles everything that comes under the gambi... read more
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Cesar A. G.

Cesar A. Gonzales

Cesar Gonzales specializes in international cases. He primarily focuses on providing professional legal services to corporate clients and has more than 41 years of experience. He is a member of the Honduras Bar Association and obtained his degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. Cesar is a partner at Roatan Lawyers. He also gained experience while working at the Government of Honduras.
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Zara W.

Zara Watkins, Esq.

With more than a decade's worth of experience, Zara Watkins creates winning arguments for a living. Zara has experience working for companies, such as CyberlawStudio, Pllc and Torys LLP. She uses appeals, legal research, brief writing, case analysis, oral argument and depositions to win her cases. Watkins studied Law with The Georgetown University Law Center and graduated with her J.D. in 2003. In the year 1999, Zara has also obtained her B.A. in International Political Economy.
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Talbot G.

Talbot Gandara

I am an attorney providing small businesses and startups with quality legal services at reasonable rates. I can assist you across a broad spectrum of business related legal... read more
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Some of the types of visas that the Georgetown 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.

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