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Melissa McNamee

Attorney

Attorney Melissa McNamee has spent the last decade working exclusively in the area of immigration law, focusing on business and family immigration. She started out as a Legal Assistant in 2000, serving fortune 500 clients and tier one universities and large corporations like Novell, Inc. She later joined Novell, Inc. as Immigration & Relocation Manager and after completing law school, as In House Corporate Counsel. She was responsible for the inbound and outbound transfer of 200 plus employees per year, immigration issues in relation to Merger and Acquisition and a budget of USD$1 million. Since Novell, Melissa has continued to practice immigration within private sector firms, with her professional areas of focus including: PERM Labor Certification, H-1B, L-1 A/B, TN, EB-1 International Executive or Manager, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability (Artists, Musicians, Engineers), EB-2 & EB-3 categories, Waivers, Family Based Immigration, Naturalization and troubleshooting of complex immigration cases.

She opened her own practice in 2009 based in South Florida and a satellite office just north of Boston in January 2010. She serves as a legal educator, hosting University of Miami Law students in firm internships since August 2007. She taught PERM Labor Certification at Florida International University Law and at University of Miami Law Temporary Protected Status for the award winning Haitian TPS clinic program and Immigration Options for Undocumented Clients at the Health and Elder Law Clinic in September 2010.

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science & International Relations from Boston University, cum laude, in 2000. In 2003, University of Massachusetts, Boston awarded her a Master of Science degree in Public Affairs, cum laude, with full tuition stipend. In 2006, she graduated from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts with a Juris Doctor degree.

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