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Sarah C.

Sarah Corstange

93 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

53 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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Matthew C.

Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen is most well-known for his work on special education law, but he has experience in medical and mental health law as well. Not only has he worked on many special education cases, but he is also in the process of collaborating with several authors on amendments to special education laws in Illinois. In the past, he has worked with hospitals, treatment centers, mental health centers and education practitioners.
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Genie D.

Genie Doi

2 reviews
Genie Doi is a startup immigration lawyer who has been serving corporate clients for the past three years. She is licensed to practice law in California and obtained her degree in law from the Loyola Law School. In December 2017, Genie founded her own law firm, Immigrate.LA. Genie has also been serving as a general counselor and the VP of OPS at Swenson HE since November 2015. Prior to this positions, Genie served as an associate attorney at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez.
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G. Clinton K.

G. Clinton Kelley

Along with business litigation cases, G. Clinton Kelley handles business formation and contract negotiation. Although he has experience representing large corporations, he prefers to work with startups and individuals with a focus on victims of nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and vehicular accidents. Mr. Kelley also specializes in workers’ compensation and social security disability claims.
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Shahzad Q.

Shahzad Qadri

2 reviews
Shahzad Qadri is a Partner in the Firm’s Bellevue, Washington office of Wong Fleming and Chair of theCorporate & Immigration Law practice group. He concentrates his pra... read more
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Daisy Z.

Daisy Zhao

Daisy is the founder of DT Law Corporation and specializes in immigration, taxation, and business law. She has helped many of her clients with their business negotiations, contract reviews and draftings, purchase and sales agreements, landlord tenants, employment law issues, and civil litigations. She is a member of several associations including the Orange Count Bar Association.
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Mercedes S.

Mercedes Salem

Mercedes Salem is a general practice attorney in Menlo Park, California. She is experienced in a range of legal areas including immigration, real estate, employment, business, estate, and family law. Mercedes has experience working in both Silicon Valley and on Capitol Hill where she was was as a Legislative Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
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Jessica K.

Jessica Kagansky

Jessica Kagansky is a business attorney who offers her legal services to corporate clients in New York. She holds a J.D. degree in law, which she obtained from the Northwestern University School of Law. Jessica primarily specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. She is also skilled in legal research and writing. Jessica has been serving as a pro bono attorney at Sanctuary for Families since January 2018.
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