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BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey Supreme Court
Minnesota Supreme Court

Education
William Mitchell College of Law, JD (2000)
Luther College, BA (1996)


Memberships
• American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
• Committee Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association’s New York Chapter Department of Labor Committee (2012-2013 & 2011-2011)

LANGUAGES
English, Spanish
                       

About Ms. Vanessa V. Seckin, Esq.

Ms. Seckin has a diverse knowledge in immigration law that it is comprised of individual, start-up, mid size, and large multinational companies and organizations encompassing of broad range of industry sectors.  After graduating from Law School, Ms. Seckin acted in the capacity of an in-house / outside counsel / immigration specialist for a pharmaceutical and IT company in NYC. Thereafter, Ms. Seckin practiced with a New York-based immigration law firm where she provided counsel to physicians and scientists on employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant matters.

Ms. Seckin now advises corporations, hospitals, small businesses, and individuals on all aspects of immigration law including visa applications for specialty occupation workers, intracompany transferees, international investors, entertainers, athletes, and extraordinary ability individuals , as well as J-1 waivers (Hardship, Persecution, State 30, no objection), PERM applications, outstanding researchers, National Interest Waivers, and the filing of appeals with BALCA and the AAO.  In addition, Ms. Seckin focus on finding innovative immigration solutions for foreign nationals who have exhausted their maximum allowable time in nonimmigrant visa status subject to the two-year foreign residency requirement or who will shortly have held H-1B statuses for the maximum allowable time.

Practice Focus

  • Work visas such as H-1B, L-1, O-1, P-1, P-2, and TN
  • J-1 waivers for foreign physicians
  • Investor visas
  • Family immigration for spouses, fiancées, parents and siblings
  • Immigrant visas ("green card")
  • Labor certifications
  • Adjustment of status

Business and Industry Sectors Represented

  • Health care
  • Information Technology
  • Entertainers
  • Professional Athletes
  • Retail
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Jewelry
  • Advertising
  • Small business and entrepreneurs
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