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Meet our team

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Desire Lance

Of Counsel Attorney

Ms. Lance has been practicing US immigration law, with a focus on business immigration, since 2014. Beginning her career in London, UK, Ms. Lance is experienced both with petition based and consular matters. She is experienced in many areas, including EB1, EB2 permanent residence categories and in various nonimmigrant visas. She has specific in-depth experience with investor visas, extraordinary ability classification and intracompany transfers for multinational companies.

Ms. Lance’s experience touches an abundance of industries, including technology, retail, engineering, manufacturing, for startups and established businesses alike. Ms. Lance holds a JD from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago and is licensed in both Illinois and California.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Sara Rohani

Of Counsel Attorney

Sara Rohani is a Business Immigration attorney with years of experience working on a variety of employment-based immigration petitions. Ms. Rohani has extensive experience handling O-1 nonimmigrant visa and EB-1 green card cases based on extraordinary ability on behalf of notable artists, musicians, producers, scientists, technology entrepreneurs, business executives, and well-known experts in many areas of specialty. She also has extensive H-1B and L-1 visa experience, and has represented asylum clients in immigration court.

As a law student, Ms. Rohani worked with several nonprofit organizations working on various family-based immigration cases, including marriage-based green card cases, asylum cases, and adjustment of status and naturalization petitions. Ms. Rohani was English Editor and Co-Author of the book Pursuing the American Dream: A Legal Handbook for New Immigrants to the United States, published by World Journal in both Chinese and English. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University Honors College in 2011 and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2014. Ms. Rohani speaks English and Farsi and has a working knowledge of French.

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Elizabeth Kays

Senior Writer

Elizabeth Kays is a senior writer with a background in science who specializes in finding creative, engaging ways to tell complex stories. She earned a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and worked in solar power research for a year before returning to the U.S. and focusing on immigration writing.

Since 2016, she has been writing high-level support letters for NIW, O-1 and EB-1 “Extraordinary Ability” immigration petitions, particularly in science & technology fields.

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Sue Patel

Senior Paralegal

Sue Patel has worked on immigration matters for Fortune 500 companies, small companies and individuals for nearly 15 years. She has worked for global corporate law firms where she gained high-volume immigration across many industries and many areas, including employment-based matters, such as H-1B, E-3, E-2, L-1A, L-1B, TN, O-1, and green card cases including PERM, EB1 and EB2. Sue earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Depaul University in Chicago and a Paralegal Certificate from Roosevelt University.

As a passion, Sue is a Climate Reality Leader, personally trained by former Vice President Al Gore to educate on climate change. If she is not presenting to business or groups of people, she is at home with her two rescue cats or she is enjoying the outdoors on a hike or bike ride.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]