Meet Our Attorneys
Legalpad is not an immigration law firm, and we like it that way. Our team is composed of Immigration Specialists who prepare filings with the USCIS to give our clients the best experience. That work is cross-checked by highly experienced Immigration Attorneys to ensure exceptional service. You’re in expert hands.
Director of Legal
Alma Mater: Boston College (JD)
Experience: Nhu-Y has extensive experience providing robust legal guidance on U.S. immigration laws, allowing employers to attract and retain top foreign talent. She also has experience advising, reviewing, and filing a high-volume business immigration caseload, including: O-1s, EB-1s, EB-2 National Interest Waiver, H-1Bs, L-1As/L-1Bs, TNs, E-3s, PERM filings with the Department of Labor, I-140 immigrant petitions, as well as Adjustment of Status applications.
Why Legalpad: "As an immigrant myself, I am passionate about immigration law. I left an in-house attorney position at a Fortune 100 company to join Legalpad as Corporate Counsel, because I firmly believe in Legalpad’s goal of using technology to simplify the immigration process and help more people pursue employment across borders."
Alma Mater: Delaware Law School (JD)
Experience: Lorraine is an immigration attorney with over a decade of experience, working in both boutique immigration practice as well as that of higher-volume corporate clients. Lorraine is an expert in U.S. business immigration as well as family-based immigration applications. She is particularly skilled at charting the best possible immigration strategy to meet one's needs, whether for a single individual or for a team of employees. Her areas of expertise include O-1A, H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, E-3, as well as various permanent residency paths such as EB-1 Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers, EB-2 National Interest Waivers, and their accompanying Adjustment of Status applications ("green cards").
Why Legalpad: "I joined Legalpad because I fundamentally believe in the mission of leveraging technology to increase the access of quality immigration services to those extraordinary individuals who want nothing more than a chance at success in the U.S."
Alma Mater: Maurice A. Deane School of Law (JD)
Experience: Farhana has several years of experience providing comprehensive legal guidance on U.S. immigration matters. She specializes in counseling clients on a wide range of immigration issues, including the processing of immigrant and non-immigrant visas, PERM filings, adjustment of status applications, cross-border issues, and consular processing. Farhana has experience managing and proposing strategy with respect to immigration programs and compliance matters as well as recommending service delivery improvements. She has worked with clients across multiple industries, including consumer business, healthcare, and technology.
Why Legalpad: "LegalPad offers me an empowering workplace, where I am able to share my skills and passion for law with experienced colleagues and clients in a team-oriented, client-first, approach. Together, we help passionate individuals build their companies and provide strategic and thoughtful solutions to their immigration issues."
Maria J. Marty
Alma Mater: Columbus School of Law, Catholic Univ. of America
Experience: Maria J. Marty has been practicing U.S. business immigration law for over 25 years. Ms. Marty began her career in immigration law working with an international commercial transactions law firm in Washington D.C. representing international investors. Since then, she has focused her legal practice on advising start-ups to large U.S. companies as well as individual investors, professionals, and families with U.S. immigration matters. Ms. Marty is familiar with a variety of industries including biotech, high-tech, real estate development, universities, performance arts, the recording industry as well as most non-immigrant and immigrant visa categories. Ms. Marty has lived and practiced business immigration law in Washington D.C., Boston, Brussels, San Francisco, and now Seattle. She speaks Spanish and French, is a member of the Maryland and Washington D.C. bars, and can represent foreign nationals with U.S. immigration matters anywhere in the world.
Why Legalpad: "I joined Legalpad because I believe one of the best things the United States has to offer is helping entrepreneurs reach their dreams. At Legalpad, I get to talk to them every day and can use Legalpad’s technology, excellent teamwork, and my legal expertise to help them succeed.”