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.
Languages Spoken: Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Spanish, Urdu, Cantonese
Licensed since 2006
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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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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2006||06/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Eminent Legal advisor of the Year||Urdu Street Organization||2007|
|Dean's Award||Stetson Law School||2004|
|Who is Who Among American Universities & Colleges||Who's Who Among Students||2004|
|Woman of Achievement||Women on the Way||N/A|
|AV Rated Firm||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Attorney||International Immigration Law Firm||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Perez & Associates||2005 - 2012|
|Research Assistant||Stetson Law School||2003 - 2004|
|Director Legal||RugMark International||1996 - 2000|
|Attorney||Hamid Ali Shah & Associates||1994 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Michigan Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association, International Law Section||Co-chair||2005 - 2007|
|Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|UNA-USA Tampa Bay Chapter||Member||2003 - Present|
|Tampa Bay Committee On Foreign Relations||Fellow||2003 - Present|
|American Civil Liberties Union||Member||2002 - Present|
|Amnesty International||Member||1999 - Present|
|International Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Lahore High Court Bar||Licensed life member||1995 - Present|
|City Masala February 2011||Battered Spouse petition? But I am a Man||2011|
|Citi Masala March 2011||Tri University....Uncertain Situation!||2011|
|City Masala June 2011||Expired or Lost Green Card Not Expired or Lost Status||2011|
|City Masala July 2011||"Abandoned Residency" Not the same as "Expired Green Card"||2011|
|City Masala November 2010||Cancellation of Removal for LPRs||2010|
|City Masala January 2010 Issue||Immigration Reform, What it has to Offer?||2010|
|City Masala February 2010 Issue||Born in India or China?, Suffering from EB-2 Retrogression||2010|
|City Masala March 2010 Issue||Exceptional Ability, Another Way Out of Retrogression||2010|
|City Masala April 2010 Issue||Rules for Foreign Graduates, STEM Extension and CAP GAP||2010|
|City Masala May 2010 Issue||H-1B Filings and New Challenges||2010|
|City Masala July 2010 Issue||Entry Without Inspection Versus Entry With Fraud||2010|
|City Masala August 2010 Issue||OCI or PIO, Eligibility, Benefits and Application Process||2010|
|City Masala September 2010 Issue||Married to an Undocumented Alien? What Happens Next?||2010|
|City Masala October 2010 Issue||Cancellation of Removal, Is It for You?||2010|
|City Masala||Question And Answers||2010|
|City Masala March 2009 Issue||H-1B, the Most Popular Employment Visa||2009|
|City Masala May 2009 Issue||Citizenship Application & Easy Pitfalls||2009|
|City Masala July 2009 Issue||Bringing Your Beloved Home, K-1 and K-3 Visa||2009|
|City Masala August 2009 Issue||The "B" or not the "B" (Part I)||2009|
|City Masala September 2009 Issue||The "B" or not the "B" (part II)||2009|
|City Masala October 2009 issue||Intra Company Transferees||2009|
|City Masala November 2009 Issue||Worksite Enforcement, Employers Beware!!!||2009|
|Stetson Law School||N/A||LL.M - Master of Laws||2004|
|Punjab University Law College||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|International Women's Day||Status of Women||2011|
|Immigration Seminar||Business & Employment Based Immigration||2009|
|Immigration Seminar||Immigration Options for Foreign Students||2008|
|International Elder Law Conference||Elder Law||2005|