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Umar F.

Umar Farooq

138 reviews
Umar Farooq focuses on corporate legal matters that include commercial contracts, employment matters and business operation management. He has represented Vodafone, RBS, ExonMobil and various other large corporations. Umar graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo School of Law in 2007. He also received an Adelbert Moot Scholarship while attending the University in 2006. Umar started his own law firm in 2012 and is currently the managing business attorney.
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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

90 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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Jordan B.

Jordan Benjamin

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Jordan graduated from Vermont Law School in the top 10% of his class and has a bachelor's degree in economics-finance. Jordan has intimate knowledge about the demands of ru... read more
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Brenda P.

Brenda Prackup

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Brenda Prackup works at her own Law Offices, helping her clients in legal matters in the most professional way. It is a Civil Litigation and Transactional Law Firm and focuses on representing clients in business, entertainment and fraud matters. Previously, Brenda spent her first years in the legal world working as a Contract Attorney for Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Her education is from The American College of Law, which is where she graduated with her J.D. from in 2000.
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Calvin A.

Calvin Azadi

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Calvin is a member of the Florida Bar, admitted to practice state law in Florida and federal law throughout the United States of America. Calvin’s practice is dedicated to ... read more
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Ahmed A.

Ahmed Alnemer

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Ahmed graduated from John Marshall Law School and also has a bachelor's degree in political science. Ahmed is also a registered Real Estate Broker and licensed title agent ... read more
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Marta R.

Marta Rajchel

Marta Rajchel is a corporate attorney that primarily focuses on transactional and litigation matters. She has been licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C. for the past two years. Marta obtained her Juris Doctor degree in law from the Wayne State University Law School. She is exceptionally skilled in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Between June 2014 and June 2016, Marta served as an in-house counselor at CPS Services, Inc.
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Eric Hawkins

Eric Hawkins is a corporate attorney who was recently licensed to practice law in Maryland. He attended the George Mason University School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctorate degree in law after his graduation. Eric primarily specializes in real estate law. He often provides his legal assistance to start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Eric founded his own law firm in January 2017, where he now acts as the founding attorney.
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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 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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