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."
Director of Immigration
Alma Mater: Saint Mary's University School of Law (JD)
Experience: Miguel wants to live in a world where visas are easy, meetings are brief and guac is not an extra. Fortunately for him, making visas easy is Legalpad’s mission. As an attorney with over 17 years of experience, he has worked with individuals, startups, and fortune 500 companies in planning, developing, and executing successful immigration strategies. As a native of Venezuela, he went through the process initially as an F-1 student, through permanent residence and naturalization. When not succumbing to the rock and roll lifestyle of an immigration attorney, you can find him teaching immigration law at Meredith College, wrenching on old motorcycles or engaged in an endless battle with his son concerning toy pick-up.
Why Legalpad: "At its core, Legalpad is automating a cumbersome, confusing, and oftentimes frustrating process into a modern, intuitive experience. By making the visa application process more efficient, we can focus our energy on leading our customers through difficult problems."