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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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Bob S.

Bob Schrader, Esq.

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Bob Schrader is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for over three decades. He has been licensed to practice law in Florida. Bob received his J.D. in law from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center. He primarily specializes in assisting small businesses and startups with their legal matters. Bob also specializes in immigration law. He founded his own legal firm in June 2007.
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Leann D. S.

Leann D. Stanick, Esq.

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Leann Stanick has recently become the Founding Partner of Stanick & El-Naggar, LLC, which is an Immigration and Human Rights law firm based in New York City. She is head of the firm's Caribbean Practice Group. For almost 4 years, Leann served the Law Office of Angelita DeSilva, Esq. as a Law Clerk. Her main focus areas include U.S. immigration and cross-border settlement. She studied Immigration Law and graduated with Honors from The Florida Coastal School of Law. She also obtained her Diploma.
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Stuart W.

Stuart Webster

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Stuart Webster is an Attorney, as well as an International Legal Consultant. He is currently the Foundation Director and Shareholder for The Village Press, as well as a Seasonal Attorney. For 24 years, he served as an equity partner with a top New Zealand law firm. His main practice area is Employment Law, but he also handles legal matters in Business Law and Litigation. Stuart obtained his Bachelor of Laws from The Victoria University of Wellington and graduated with Honors.
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John H.

John Harrison

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Attorney licensed in Texas and California currently looking for additional freelance work. I am familiar with business law, family law, and immigration law work. I have my ... read more
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Kyle K.

Kyle Kinzy

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Kyle Kinzy is a corporate attorney who has been practicing law for more than two decades. He is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Texas. Kyle received his law degree from the South Texas College of Law. He is exceptionally experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, including drafting, negotiating and reviewing. Kyle has represented numerous corporate clients, including Total Home Professionals, Papa John’s Pizza Franchisee and Urban Green Technologies.
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Mate J.

Mate Jurkovic

2 reviews
I am a dedicated and experienced immigration attorney. I enjoy working one on one with clients and providing boutique services to meet your personal needs. If you need serv... read more
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Stephen B.

Stephen Baer

Stephen Bear is an immigration lawyer who often assists other attorneys in solving related cases due to his experience and knowledge. Stephen has worked with the United States Department of Justice and the Administrative Office of the United States Court. He is a board member of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and completed a J.D. in law at William & Mary Law School. Stephen has since worked in legal cases and now holds more than 26 years of experience.
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Amir M.

Amir Mian

Results-focused attorney with strong skills in legal writing, research, analysis, and litigation. Able to build and foster key business relationships while producing result... read more
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Our Virginia Beach immigration attorneys & lawyers can help you or your company secure a work visa for business-related matters, such as advising you on obtaining a short-term visa for business trip or a work visa that will allow an employee or executive work within the United States or abroad for an extended period of time.

Some of the types of visas that the Virginia Beach 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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