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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

71 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 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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Anas S.

Anas Saleh

Anas Saleh is a New York-based attorney specializing in employment, business, health, and immigration law. A founding member of the law firm Abraham Saleh PLLC, he also serves as Pro Bono Immigration Coordinator for the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Anas received his J.D. magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law and also served as Executive Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
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Melissa D.

Melissa Dominguez

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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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Todd H.

Todd Heine

22 reviews
Todd Heine wants fast-growing businesses to grow faster - regardless if they are a startup or a late-stage company. If your business has at least $500k in funding or annual revenue and plans to hire at least 5 new staff members in the next 12 months, Todd offers an integrated approach to matters of HR, finance, and law (tax, corporate, immigration). His client list includes Bitnami, SketchDesk, Vox Media, and Yahoo.
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Ngoc N.

Ngoc Nguyen

2 reviews
Attorney Ngoc Nguyen has a special focus and desire to work with non-profit companies, entrepreneurs, and social enterprises. She has over four years of experience in business law and over 10 years of experience in the for-profit, non-profit, finance, and legal sectors. She helps her clients when it comes to compliance issues, contracts, completing legal research, and reporting. Attorney Nguyen is licensed to practice law in both California and New York.
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Erick W.

Erick Widman

A patent agent registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Ahmed Alhafidh specializes in patent drafting and prosecution as well as business and portfolio planning. Because he has launched his own business, Intellent Patents, he understands the struggles behind starting a new business. He works with clients to empower them and help them achieve their business goals.
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Juan C.

Juan Cervantes

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Juan Cervantes is a corporate attorney that primarily focuses on business-related immigration matters. He has been licensed to practice law in Virginia for two years. Apart from his expertise as an immigration attorney, Juan also has experience in dealing with business formations and commercial contracts. He received his legal degree from the Liberty University School of Law. Juan has been a partner at Cervantes & Cervantes since February 2017.
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Some of the types of visas that the Tacoma 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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The National Visa Center processes all approved immigrant visa petitions. The National Visa Center also processes K-1 visa applications for fiancees and K-3 visa applications for the nonimmigrant spouses of U.S. citizens.

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What Is the O-1 Visa?

The O-1 visa is a temporary work permit for those with extraordinary talents or skills. It's an easy visa to get, but only if the job is set up ahead of time and the person doing the job has special skills that the position needs.

The O-1 visa first appeared in 1990. Special status for exceptional immigrants had been around since 1965, but it was still a slow process. The O-1 gets around some of that by being a temporary work visa, and visa holders can still petition for a permanent green card while they work in the U.S.

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The extraordinary ability you need to get an O-1 visa can include any field, such as science, medicine, education, athletics, business, art, and entertainment. However, the people who apply for the visa hav

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