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Iara Nogueira Morton

Immigration Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   234 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 21 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
    Florida - FL 23 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Iara

Learn Iara’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    IMMIGRATION: Business, Investment & Family-Based; Visas for Executives, Professionals, Artists, Athletes, EB1, EB2 NIW, EB3 PERM, EB4 Religious Workers, EB5; VAWA; Removal defense.

    24 years

  2. Intellectual property
    10%
    Preparation and filing of Trademark Applications before the USPTO

    5 years

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    Auto accidents, slip & fall, wrongful death.

    24 years

  4. Real estate
    5%
    Purchase & Sale of Real Estate

    14 years

I am a native of Brazil who moved to Southern California in 1991, where I got my B.A. with Honors from UCI, and then my JD from Whittier Law School, also in Irvine, CA. During my law school studies I focused on private & public international law, taking a semester in Paris, France, through a program offered by Tulane Law School at the Université de Paris II. 

 

Upon graduation, I was very blessed to have been interviewed by numerous top firms in NYC, DC and Miami, and chose to join Holland & Knight in Miami, in 1999. I passed both the FL & NY Bars in my first attempt (and waived into the DC Bar) and worked at the International Business Department of H&K and thereafter, at Fowler White Burnett.

 

In October 2001, I decided to open up my own firm and have since focused on business & family based immigration law, personal injury, uncontested divorces and some aspects of real estate transactions and international tax.  

 

Over 17 years now, we have accumulated numerous success stories, always offering very personalized attention to all of our clients, having their success, invariably, as our main goal.

 

The vast majority of our clients are Brazilian nationals migrating to Florida, but we also have clients in several other States.  Our detail oriented practice focuses on international business, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, family unity immigrant petitions pursued within the U.S. and also through consular process.

 

We have dutifully completed countless immigrant and non-immigrant filings, for investors, multinational executives, professionals, athletes, artists, religious workers, as well as achieving immense success in other areas in which we also practice, having received the "Clients’ Choice” award every year by this reliable online source, , since 2012.  

 

As a service provider in international business immigration, our firm dedicates itself to numerous elements of corporate and immigration law.  We assist both, individuals interested in migrating to the U.S. as well as foreign companies seeking to establish their subsidiaries or branch offices in the U.S.

 

With regard to foreign companies, we examine their foreign corporate structure and U.S. oriented goals.  In doing so, we engage in foreign corporate asset and establishment verification as well as domestic business evaluation.  We do all of this in an effort to position our clientele on the pathway to immigrant based success.  This success can be accomplished in numerous fashions, and by a case specific analysis, we then counsel our clients to ensure they achieve their goals, accordingly.  

 

Part of our portfolio of success is also several I-526 approved petitions through the EB5 Regional Center program, more specifically, the loan model which requires a $500,000 dollar passive investment in the form of a loan.

 

Furthermore, we also provide immigration services to individuals interested in sponsoring their relatives via family based petitions.  USCIS, the National Visa Center, and the Department of State control the means of immigrating to the U.S. through relatives.  Our firm’s familiarity with all necessary requisites for family based immigration aims to achieve maximum efficiency and for a smoother process.  We have numerous I-601A provisional waivers already approved, where the immigrant spouses, whether with a prior deportation order or not, have already obtained their waivers approved within the U.S., and shortly after, their immigrant visas at the U.S. Consulates in Brazil.  Several of our clients spent just about 1 week only in Brazil to complete such process, and upon returning, they obtained their permanent Green Cards in a few weeks.

 

We work also with other highly qualified professionals such as Real Estate, Trust & Estates and Tax lawyers, as well as CPAs, hence, meeting all needs of our high networth clientele, offering them tax and estate planning, duly protecting their assets and reducing their risks and tax liability prior to migrating to the United States.

 

 

As to personal injury (auto accidents, slip & fall, wrongful death, etc.), we have had also outstanding success in our cases for we do not work with volume - hence, we work our personal injury cases with maximum care and attention, placing our very best efforts, exploring all possibilities, so to achieve the highest possible settlements.

 

At the end of the day, Nogueira Morton P.L. realizes and embraces its role, not only as a legal service provider but also as a member of our local community. 

 

We understand that our foreign clients often are presented with various legal needs.  As such, our firm offers an array of legal services, from assistance in a personal injury matter to the purchase of a residential or commercial property or the compilation of an active or passive investment process, according to our client's profile, goals, visa type and modality. 

 

We feel privileged and honored to have been entrusted with so many matters and cases by clients of all walks of life since 2001.  We are proud and very thankful that most our clients become our best advertisement, for they are living proof of our competence, utmost dedication and zeal towards all matters we undertake. 

Photos and videos

Video in Portuguese explaining DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Video in Portuguese explaining the Real Estate Transaction in the U.S.
Video in Portuguese giving a summary explanation of the L-1A Visa for multinational executives
Video in Portuguese explaining the EB5 Regional Center - Loan Model program
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Location

Nogueira Morton P.L.
1395 Brickell Avenue - Suite 900
Miami, FL, 33131

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Reviews

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Posted by Tainara | January 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Iara is the one you can trust.
Dr. Iara exceeded my expectations in handling my immigration case. She took the time to attentively hear my concerns, consistently provided unwavering support, and offered clear, top-notch instructions throughout the process. Today, I am thrilled to announce the approval of my case. Dear Iara, words cannot express my gratitude for your dedicated services and the empathy you demonstrated throughout my journey. To anyone seeking the expertise of the finest lawyer, look no further – Iara is the one you can trust.
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Posted by Sergia | December 26, 2023
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Perfect choice
Dra Iara e equipe. Com imenso prazer, farei esse relato. Por intermedio de uma cliente, ouvi o nome Iara Morton. Eu agradeço até hoje esse dia. Meu irmão estava precisando muito de uma boa profissional. Na primeira consulta não nos restou dúvida, confiamos e à elegemos como a pessoa que iria trabalhar no caso do meu irmão. Com palavras firmes , claras ,carinhosas e com muita competência ela deu inicio ao trabalho. Mesmo em meio de inúmeros casos, sempre atenciosa e amiga. Bem, estou aqui para parabeniza-la e agradecer a excelente profissional que és. Como brasileira, sou muito orgulhosa de te-la como advogada . Profissional de altíssimo nível. Tenho certeza que continuará ajudando com categoria e dignidade aos muitos que à procurarão . Desejo para o ano 2024 , muita saúde, acompanhada conquistas, sucesso . Abraços para vc, Dra Iara Morton , equipe e familiares. Sergia Vidal
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Posted by Mayara Vaz | December 13, 2023
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Agradecimento pelo profissionalismo!
Dra Iara queremos te agradecer, agradecer à toda sua equipe pela receptividade, grande simpatia e profissionalismo que tiveram conosco em nosso caso de waiver I-212 e I-601. Hoje graças a DEUS sempre, e ao escritório de vocês, podemos agradecer a DEUS pela benção recebida, pois nossos waivers foram aprovados e podemos contar nossa vitória e dizer que com DEUS é possível. Foi muito bom contar com sua ajuda e orientações, tudo ocorreu como você bem nos disse. Agradecemos, imensamente, sua paciência e tempo com nossas dúvidas e preocupações.
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Posted by Marcelo | September 19, 2023
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IARA MORTON IS THE BEST
She got my EB2NIW approved and I’m extremely happy! She’s much more than just a lawyer: she embraces your cause with great passion and works 24/7 and stays by your side throughout the process. Amazing team as well. Best choice I made!!!
Posted by Jackie | June 21, 2023
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Reinstate Status
Iara is passionate about her work and tried multiple ways to make my case work - till it did. I have contacted more than 8 attorneys before her and none was able to take my case or even entertain a solution. We are still working to get to the final goal but she was able to reinstate my unlawful status from 2019-2023 which was the most difficult part of my process. She is invested and I have faith in God and in her work that we will get where we need to get. Thank you Iara and team, our family really appreciates you.
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Posted by Carlos | June 17, 2023
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SUPER COMPETENT
Attorney Iara Morton was superb. Prompt attention always and our R Visas were approved in record time. Super competent! Wonderful firm!
Posted by Diogo | February 7, 2023
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Excellent EB2NIW Lawyer
I remembered when my friend said: If Iara wants your case, move with her! No error! Thank you Dra. Iara!
Posted by Thiago | January 24, 2023
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EB2 National Interest Waiver & GC approved in Record Time
Quero agradecer a excelentíssima Dra Iara Morton e sua competente equipe pelo excelente trabalho desenvolvido na minha área de Engenharia de Segurança do Trabalho para a aprovação em tempo recorde de 10 meses do meu EB2 NIW! Muito obrigado e sucesso há todos!
Posted by Luciane | December 5, 2022
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Change of Status
A dedicação e atenção da Iara e da sua equipe foi impressionante. Trabalharam no meu processo intensamente, com muita atenção, sempre tirando minhas dúvidas pacientemente. Não tínhamos muito tempo para a aplicação do processo e elas trabalharam com imenso foco para atender os prazos. E depois de menos de dois meses tive meu status F1 aprovado! Super recomendo!
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Posted by Adriane F | November 1, 2022
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Best professional ever
Beyond being a highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable professional, Iara Morton exhibits rare vesting in her clients that put you at ease about knowing that your case will be handled fully, professionally, and right the first time. I am very grateful for the help I always receive from the whole team. Last years my family and I have needed their services and as always the service exceeds our expectations. At any time I need them they are always available to help quickly and a high level of professionalism. Thank you, Iara Morton, for all your hard work, for handling my case with such expertise, and most importantly, for making the entire process easy!
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Posted by Daniele | October 16, 2022
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The best
I give Iara Morton 1000 Stars! For the past 3 years Iara represented me before the immigration court and USCIS and her competence and eloquence served me extremely well. My Green Card was just approved and I’m SO happy and thankful! Iara always responded to all my questions and explained in detail about all the steps of this long process. She was by my side all the way and won my case! She’s Extraordinary.
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Posted by Max | October 11, 2022
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Mr
Great firm! Iara Morton stood by us throughout this lengthy and complex process. Mission very well accomplished!
Posted by Marcelo | October 11, 2022
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Marcelo Pinheiro
Impressionado com a dedicação ímpar da Dra Iara no meu processo EB2NIW. Trabalhou intensamente, com imenso foco, cuidado e alta competência. Suas assistentes são tb excelentes! Super recomendo!
Posted by Marcelo | October 11, 2022
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EB2-NIW Approved! Fantastic and Super Professional Lawyer
In 20 years in the job market, I have met few people like Dr. Iara. She is an exceptionally competent professional. She's sharp as a razor. She is precise, objective and focused. but she is also a wonderful human being. Dr. Iara is concerned about everything, such as the situation of the Process and the well-being of her clients. Thank you for our approval of the EB2-NIW. You allowed the GreenCard to become a reality for all of us! God Bless you!.
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Posted by Vanedson | August 16, 2022
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R1
I got my R1 Visa approved in 4 days! Excellent law office. Attorney Iara Morton and her team did an amazing job!
Posted by João | August 15, 2022
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great lawyer and great team
Iara Morton is an excellent lawyer, very attentive to the details that is helping me perfectly in my process! just grateful for her being by my side! thanks
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
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R1 Visa approved in four days!
It was a pleasure to work with Dr. Morton’s efficient team. We got the approval for one of our co-workers in four days length. Incredible!
Posted by Perola | July 5, 2022
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Excellent service
I’ve had a great experience with Iara, thank you all immensely for your competent performance in relation to my case. Her team is great! And worked on my case very fast. I researched many other lawyers and this professional was the one who gave me the best result. Highly Recommend!
Posted by Rafael Pinheiro | July 2, 2022
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She is wonderful!
Ms. Iara Morton was a God send! Thanks to her we’ve found a path to legalization and we firmly believe we will attain our dream. She’s spent a huge amount of time explaining all the steps of the processes we are pursuing. She’s incredibly dedicated, honest and knowledgeable. We’ve been following her success stories on social media platforms for quite a long time and we are certain we made the best choice!
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Posted by Isabele | June 28, 2022
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Best
Iara Morton did a fabulous job with our EB2NIW case. She’s super involved and works round the clock! Fabulous team of professionals! We’re very pleased and thankful for all she’s done!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Nogueira Morton PL
  • 2001 - Present
  • 2nd Year Associate
  • Fowler White Burnett, PA
  • 2000 - 2001
  • First Year Associate
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • 1999 - 2000

Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Florida Realtors
  • Real Estate Sales Associate
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2014-2015 UPL Committee Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Nations Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015

Publications

  • The Barrister by Whittier Law School
  • Brazil's Highest Court Of Appeals
  • 1998
  • The Barrister by Whittier Law School
  • Affirmative ReAction
  • 1998
  • Brazzil www.brazzil.com
  • Tangled Law
  • 1998
  • Brazzil www.brazzil.com
  • No Way!
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Interview with Lineu Vitale in Miami
  • Immigration issues for Brazilians in America
  • 2015
  • ADEPTA Realty Conference in Curitiba, PR - Brazil
  • Business Immigration & Real Estate Opportunities for Brazilians in Florida
  • 2015
  • REMAX do BRASIL in São Paulo - Brazil
  • Business Immigraton & Real Estate Opportunities for Brazilians in Florida
  • 2014
  • "Reality Show" featured at Brazil's History Channel this November 2015
  • Immmigration issues affecting Brazilians in America
  • 2012
  • Brazil's General Consulate in Miami: Are Americans welcoming or hostile to immigrants?
  • Are Americans welcoming or hostile to immigrants?
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Iara is reliable and highly skilled in immigration law. I totally recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Iara is an excellent immigration attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community. I recommend that you call her if you have any questions about any facet of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Morton is an experienced and knowledgeable immigration law attorney who fights for her client's rights. She is passionate and extremely skilled in her practice, and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of effective legal representation!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She was the lawyer who helped me to obtain my own green card back in 2005, through a expeditiously and successfully manner."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of Attorney Morton's responses to complicated legal matters. Her thoughtful and insightful answers demonstrate that she has the utmost knowledge of Immigration law and is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is a great asset to the immigration bar and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If I personally needed a Florida attorney, I would hire Ms. Morton. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Morton is a well-respected immigration attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Ms. Morton is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Ms. Morton to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Morton has consistently provide the Avvo community with responses that assist and educate. Her legal knowledge and experience is noteworthy. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Morton provides excellent client service."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lara is a talented personal injury lawyer who is well versed in handling simple to complex injuries. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her experience and compassion."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is competent and reliable."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Morton. She is a great choice for representation and is highly respected in the legal community."
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