Mr. Merchant is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University. Following his undergraduate studies he began law school at Michigan State University College of Law. During his tenure at law school, he clerked for the Hon. Cynthia S. Platzer of the 72nd District Court.
Prior to graduation, he studied International Law and Arbitration in Greece and London through the University Of Miami-School of Law. While in London, he studied under professors from both UCL-University College London and Oxford University.
Upon graduation and the conferrment of his Juris Doctor he clerked with the firm Walzak, Bales, Lepley & Rubin. Thereafter, he joined the Law Offices of Ricky Malik in Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
In 2014 Mr. Merchant formed Merchant Law, PLLC
Mr. Merchant serves also serves as an attorney consultant to various firms in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and accross the country.
Mr. Merchant is licensed to practice law in New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).
Practice focused on Immigration Law (Employment & Investment Based, Detained, & Asylum/Refugee)
Frequent court appearances before the Department of Justice - Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR-Immigration Court)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 2010
Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dolly Madison Scholarship||Michigan State University (James Madison College)||N/A|
|The Michigan Merit Award Scholorship||State of Michigan||N/A|
|Attorney at Law||Merchant Law, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney Consultant||Immigration law firms throughout United States||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Ricky Malik, P.C.||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Walzak, Bales, Lepley, & Rubin||2008 - 2009|
|Judicial Law Clerk||72nd Judicial District Court||2006 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2006 - 2007|
|Phi Alpha Delta||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Asylum including NACARA (Nicaraguan Adjustment & Central American Relief Act)||Granted|
|Convention Against Torture (CAT)||Granted|
|Labor Certification, Labor Condition Application, Experience with H-1B visas E-1-E-2, EB-5, B1/B2||N/A|
|AVVO||Guidance on EB-5 Immigrant Investor & Regional Centers, By Zain F. Merchant, Esq. published on 07/12/2011 edit EB-5 Immigrant Investor & Regional Center Parameters, Regulations, & Guidance -Zain F. Merchant, Esq||2011|
|AVVO||Continuied Guidance on EB-5 Immigrant Investor & Regional Centers, By Zain F. Merchant, Esq. published on 07/12/2011 edit EB-5 Immigrant Investor & Regional Center Parameters, Regulations, & Guidance -Zain F. Merchant, Esq.||2011|
|AVVO||Relief from the Failure of Counsel to Warn of Immigration Consequences & the Duty Imposed||N/A|
|Michigan State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Michigan State University (James Madison College)||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|