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Neelofer Syed

About Neelofer Syed

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.