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Neelofer Syed

Neelofer Syed

Practice areas:

Immigration, International Law

About Me

Currently practicing in the area of U.S. Immigration and International Business Transactions throughout the United States and internationally. I handle a variety of immigration cases including employment based visas / adjustments, family based visas / adjustments, Labor Certification (PERM), visas for entertainment groups, asylum, battered spouse, deportation & removal, as well as citizenship. I also handle cases pertaining to international Business Transactions and offer to review cross border contracts entered into between private parties. Responsible for Perez & Associates’ affiliation with law firms in India, Pakistan and Egypt and, through those affiliations, I offer legal services in India, Pakistan, and Egypt. I am  licensed to practice Immigration Law in all 50 states of the United States and before all United States Consulates and Embassies. I am also licensed to practice law in Pakistan.

I obtained her law degree from Punjab University Law College in 1994 and my Masters Degree (LLM) with honors from the Stetson Law School in 2004 where I was awarded the Dean’s Award, the highest award given by the law school. I also served as an Intern with the Office of Senator Bill Nelson of Florida.

While engaged in active practice of law in Pakistan I successfully argued cases all the way through the Higher Courts in Pakistan. In addition, I was involved in human rights activities, especially in the area of rights for women, children, and laborers. These included serving as the Human Rights Coordinator for the Province of Punjab, as Secretary of the Punjab Chapter of the Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy, as a Director of Rugmark International, an organization dedicated to eradicating child labor, and as a collaborator with Fair Trade where I designed and implemented a micro credit program in Sialkot, Pakistan, designed to provide supplementary income to skilled laborers in the sporting goods industry to reduce the incidence of child labor.

I am listed in a Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges and have also been featured in the national legal magazine National Jurist as well as several newspapers. I am a recipient of the Woman of Achievement award from the Women on the Way organization. 

I am also a fellow of the Foreign Relation Committee of Tampa Bay, the Advisory Board of Stetson Law School, and Co-Chair of the International Law Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

My memberships include the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit Bar Association of Michigan, the Lahore High Court Bar in Pakistan, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Tampa Chapter of the United Nations Association, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Bar Association in U.K.

As an immigrant herself, I have a special understanding for the needs of persons seeking to make a new home in the United States. 

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Languages Spoken: Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Spanish, Urdu, Cantonese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Immigration: 95%
    11 years
  2. International Law: 5%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Ahmad Mohamad Yakzan

    I wholeheartedly endorse Neelofer. I have worked with her on several business immigration cases. She is the ultimate professional.

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    Ahmad Yakzan Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lalitha Alladi

    Neelofer has devoted her practice to immigration law because that is her passion. I am confident in her knowledge and capabilities in this field and would recommend anyone with an immigration matter to consult with her first.

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    Lalitha Alladi Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

International Immigration Law Firm

3001 North Rocky Point Dr.,
Orion Center, 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL, 33607-5310

International Immigration Law Firm

7380 W Sand Lake Rd.,
#500
Orlando, FL, 32819

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200606/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Eminent Legal advisor of the YearUrdu Street Organization2007
Dean's AwardStetson Law School2004
Who is Who Among American Universities & CollegesWho's Who Among Students2004
Woman of AchievementWomen on the WayN/A
AV Rated FirmMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyInternational Immigration Law Firm2012 - Present
AttorneyPerez & Associates2005 - 2012
Research AssistantStetson Law School2003 - 2004
Director LegalRugMark International1996 - 2000
AttorneyHamid Ali Shah & Associates1994 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar Association, International Law SectionCo-chair2005 - 2007
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
UNA-USA Tampa Bay ChapterMember2003 - Present
Tampa Bay Committee On Foreign RelationsFellow2003 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember2002 - Present
Amnesty InternationalMember1999 - Present
International Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Lahore High Court BarLicensed life member1995 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
City Masala February 2011Battered Spouse petition? But I am a Man2011
Citi Masala March 2011Tri University....Uncertain Situation!2011
City Masala June 2011Expired or Lost Green Card Not Expired or Lost Status2011
City Masala July 2011"Abandoned Residency" Not the same as "Expired Green Card"2011
City Masala November 2010Cancellation of Removal for LPRs2010
City Masala January 2010 IssueImmigration Reform, What it has to Offer?2010
City Masala February 2010 IssueBorn in India or China?, Suffering from EB-2 Retrogression2010
City Masala March 2010 IssueExceptional Ability, Another Way Out of Retrogression2010
City Masala April 2010 IssueRules for Foreign Graduates, STEM Extension and CAP GAP2010
City Masala May 2010 IssueH-1B Filings and New Challenges2010
City Masala July 2010 IssueEntry Without Inspection Versus Entry With Fraud2010
City Masala August 2010 IssueOCI or PIO, Eligibility, Benefits and Application Process2010
City Masala September 2010 IssueMarried to an Undocumented Alien? What Happens Next?2010
City Masala October 2010 IssueCancellation of Removal, Is It for You?2010
City MasalaQuestion And Answers2010
City Masala March 2009 IssueH-1B, the Most Popular Employment Visa2009
City Masala May 2009 IssueCitizenship Application & Easy Pitfalls2009
City Masala July 2009 IssueBringing Your Beloved Home, K-1 and K-3 Visa2009
City Masala August 2009 IssueThe "B" or not the "B" (Part I)2009
City Masala September 2009 IssueThe "B" or not the "B" (part II)2009
City Masala October 2009 issueIntra Company Transferees2009
City Masala November 2009 IssueWorksite Enforcement, Employers Beware!!!2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson Law SchoolN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2004
Punjab University Law CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
International Women's DayStatus of Women2011
Immigration SeminarBusiness & Employment Based Immigration2009
Immigration SeminarImmigration Options for Foreign Students2008
International Elder Law ConferenceElder Law2005