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Vanesa Isabel Pagan

Vanesa Isabel Pagan

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About Me

Vanesa is the Founder and Principal of Vanesa I. Pagan Law PLLC, a business immigration boutique law firm in New York City.  Her practice focuses primarily on providing solutions to complex immigration matters for companies and individuals. Due to her wide range of immigration knowledge and experience, Vanesa has a diverse clientele and has been hired as an Expert Witness.  She has represented small, large, and start-up companies, individual professionals, physicians, researchers, artists, and students as well as those seeking green cards through marriage. Prior to establishing her own practice, Vanesa was an Associate at a recognized corporate immigration firm and an Associate at a prominent New York-based physician immigration firm.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Immigration: 100%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Michael Z Goldman

    Vanesa is a an immigration attorney who I have known for many years. I have seen the dedication she puts into her work firsthand and I highly recommend her services.


    Michael Goldman Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Vanesa I. Pagán Law PLLC

445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY, 10022



NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Co-Chair of Immigration CommitteeNew York Women's Bar Association2012
AILA Certificate of Achievement - AILA Pro Bono GuardianAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalVanesa I. Pagán Law PLLC2009 - Present
AssociateFragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP2007 - 2009
Physician Immigration AttorneyStephen Jeffries & Associates2006 - 2007
N/AChristophe & Associates2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York Women's Bar Association, Immigration CommitteeCo-chair2012 - Present
New York Women's Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Society of Young Lawyer EntrepreneursBoard Member2009 - Present
“NYC Know Your Rights Project” at the Varick Federal Detention FacilityPro bono Attorney2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
H-1B visasN/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton SchoolN/ACertificate in Business and Public Policy2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NALEO Citizenship WorkshopTraining for Volunteers at Citizenship Workshop2012
Law DayWhat Can You Do With A Law Degree Panel2012
Immigration Program for Spanish-Speaking ParentsHow to Sponsor a Family Member and the Naturalization Process2012
Immigration Law Society Career PanelImmigration Law as a Career2012
Exploratory SessionPre-Law Talk2012
Election Roundtable LuncheonImpact of the Elections on Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare and Immigration2012
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)Jumpstarting your Legal Career2011
Immigration Course for ParentsBasics of Family Immigration & Naturalization2011
2011 Fall Conference: DiversityJourney of the Woman Lawyer - Entrepreneur2011
Law Day at the Indochina Sino-American Community CenterBasics of the Immigration Process2010
Business Women's Thursday Networking BreakfastImmigration 101: Options for Employers and Professional Individuals2010