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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.

 

Farhana Nowrin

Senior Manager

Immigration Attorney

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 such as the O-1, L-1, and H-1B, 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."

                         

              

Muaitaer Abulaiti

Independent Attorney

Alma Mater: Pennsylvania State University (LL.M)

Experience: Muaitaer has extensive experience in providing strategic counsel to both corporate and individual clients on employment-based and family-based immigration matters. Before joining Legalpad, Muaitaer was an associate immigration attorney at the Chicago office of a national immigration law firm, where she helped hundreds of foreign nationals achieve their immigration goals. She advised clients on various immigration matters including EB-1A, EB-1C, NIW, EB-2, EB-3, PERM Labor Certification, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1A, O-1B, and E-2. She handled complex RFEs, and NOIDS on O-1, and H-1B cases. She also guided clients on adjustment of status, green card renewal, and naturalization applications. She enjoys analyzing the client’s immigration circumstances to provide efficient, clear, and strategic recommendations. Muaitaer speaks English, Mandarin, and Uyghur.

Why Legalpad: “I joined Legalpad because I am passionate about technology, innovation, and immigration. How amazing it is to help entrepreneurs achieve their immigration goals! I want to prepare the best petition for them.”

   Maria Marty

Attorney, Sales Team

Alma Mater: UNC - Chapel Hill; Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. (Law); KU Leuven, Belgium (Certificate in EU Law)

Experience:Maria 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-up 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 bio-tech, 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 assist foreign nationals with U.S. immigration matters anywhere in the world.

Why Legalpad: "I very much enjoy using my legal expertise to help our client's forge their unique future in the United States. Legalpad does best what the United States does best, support entrepreneurs in creating opportunities for themselves and others."

Bo Park

Associate Attorney

Alma Mater: Chapman University Fowler School of Law (JD)

Experience: Bo is an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, CA with many years of experience in both employment-based and family-based immigration cases, 601/601A waivers, and various nonimmigrant visa matters. Prior to joining Legalpad, Bo worked in boutique immigration law firms where she gained expertise in case strategy planning and execution, as well as a deep understanding of a wide range of industries to provide the best possible immigration solutions to each client. Her passion for immigration law continues to grow as she finds more joy in helping clients find opportunities and accomplish their American dreams each day.

Why Legalpad: "I was intrigued by Legalpad's unique vision of combining technology and personal client services for providing the next-level quality of immigration law support for startup businesses."

Mandy Nease

Associate Attorney

Alma Mater: The University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (JD)

Experience: Mandy joins Legalpad with 13 years of experience working for USCIS adjudicating immigrant benefit applications including I-140 Petitions (Labor certificates, NIW and Schedule A), I-485 Adjustment of Status, (Employment and Asylum-based), I-130 family-based, I-90 Replacement and Renewal, and TPS Haiti. Mandy also has experience with appellate and litigation cases. As an adjudicator, Mandy was also a union representative specializing in EEO matters and representing employees as the agency moved to electronic benefit processing. Mandy is excited to bring her experience to Legalpad to support entrepreneurial immigrants. 

Why Legalpad: "I joined Legalpad because I was really drawn to the mission of helping entrepreneurial immigrants."

Trevor Larkin

Independent Attorney

Alma Mater: Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law (JD)

Experience: Trevor has assisted clients with their immigration endeavors since 2010. He has experience in many areas of immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas (O-1, H-1B, L-1, E-2, TN), immigrant visas (EB-1, EB-2, PERM), family-based matters (adjustment of status, consular processing, naturalization), inadmissibility cases (I-601, I-612, I-192), and removal defense. In 2016, Trevor published his law review article, “Sex and Gender Violence in Asylum Law: Expanding Protection Beyond Domestic Violence,” for which he received the Emalee G. Walsh Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship. Since 2021, he has focused his practice on entrepreneurs, startups, and individuals of extraordinary ability.

Why Legalpad: "I joined Legalpad to be part of a team that is focused on improving the ever-complicated immigration industry and the antiquated technology it relies on."

More About Our Team

Legalpad has arranged for qualified independent attorneys to provide legal guidance and perform legal review of immigration petitions. You will have an attorney-client relationship with independent attorneys. They have independent legal judgment, without influence or control by Legalpad. Legalpad does not influence or attempt to affect the rendering of legal services by independent attorneys. Legalpad is not responsible for independent attorneys’ legal advice.

Legalpad also has Associate Attorneys that do everything that our independent attorneys do except they do not represent clients directly. What does that mean exactly? Associate Attorneys possess immigration subject matter expertise, support the work of our Independent Attorneys, and work closely with immigration clients to ensure a great customer experience.

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