Lourdes Milagros Leal Oteiza focuses her practice on business and family-based immigration, including deportation/removal defense. Her experience includes the representation of companies seeking H-1B, L-1A and L-1B visas as well as persons in deportation proceedings. Ms. Leal’s family-based immigration experience includes naturalization, lawful permanent residence, extreme hardship waivers, and visas for victims of crimes.
Ms. Leal was an attorney with a nationally recognized law firm in North Carolina, where she represented corporate clients with nonimmigrant and regulatory compliance matters.
Ms. Leal is fluent in English and Spanish, and regularly represents clients in those languages. Ms. Leal is also proficient in French.
Some of Ms. Leal’s experience includes:
H-1B, L-1A, L-1B and Blanket L Petitions.
LPR Cancellation of Removal and reapplication for Adjustment of Status in Immigration Court.
Renewing an Application to Remove Conditions on Residence before an Immigration Judge.
Appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Motions to Reopen In Absentia Removal Orders
Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident in Immigration Court.
Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal.
Naturalization and Claims to U.S. Citizenship.
J.D., Wake Forest University
B.A., Vanderbilt University
American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Juvenile Law
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