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Iara Nogueira Morton

Immigration Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   225 reviews

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.

    22 years

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

    3 years

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

    22 years

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

    12 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, AVVO.com, 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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Licensed for 22 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2002
Updated 06/28/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Iara

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

Reviews

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Posted by Adriane F | November 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
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!
Posted by Filipe | June 27, 2022
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Perfect all the way
Iara was outstanding at every stage of our process. From the first approach to analyze our possibilities to the final step for the green card. She took care of all paperwork, translations, forms, literally everything. She has a meticulous team, and the immigration department never asked for additional documents or proof in any of the processes. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I am thrilled. :)
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Posted by Tatiana | June 25, 2022
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Green card through EB3 process
We started our EB3 Skilled Worker process with Dr Iara Morton's office in 2019. From the beginning and at all stages of the process, we always had all the necessary support, from the entire team. Even living in another state, we always had contact through WhatsApp, which made it a lot easier for us. An immigration process is quite complex and involves many details and yet I never had to worry, as I knew that we had chosen an excellent immigration office to assist us. Today we had the news of the approval of our green card, without an interview! We couldn't be happier! Thank you Dr Iara and the whole team for the support, care and excellence at work.
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Posted by Pamela C | June 25, 2022
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The best!
Iara Morton is the finest immigration lawyer I know. Competence, promptness and dedication at its best!
Posted by Roberta | June 25, 2022
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Dedicated and competent
I’ve know Iara Morton for 20 years. She was my brother’s Romero Britto attorney for about 10 years. She did numerous cases for Britto Central and all she did was perfect- from O Artist Visas to our staff to L1A Visa/ Manager tô my late brothers Antônio tô my late mother’s Lourdes green card to my naturalization and my recent marriage case- all beautifully done! Iara has a brilliant mind and a huge heart! I am privileged to say. She is my lawyer and I am even more proud to say, she is my dear friend! Iara is one of a kind and has done tons to the Brazilian community. She’s changed the course of so many lives for the better! In my decade in the US, I do not know of any other more personable, competent and dedicated lawyer than Iara Nogueira Morton. She is the best.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2022
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Imigração
Iara has been my attorney for many years and about 2 weeks ago I finally got my green card. She came up here in Philadelphia to represent me and she was outstanding. Thanks to her my case has finally been settled and approved! Iara gives attention like no other. She’s so personable, extremely competent and does whatever it takes to get your case approved! Gratidão imensa!
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Posted by Rafael | June 21, 2022
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Immigration/Work Permit VISA
Iara Morton has just completed turned my life around! Due to unfortunate circumstances I had fallen out of status but thanks to Ms. Morton’s passion, persuasion and powerful writing I just had my status reinstated. And we are already on the pursuit of more, with her firm of course. What an incredible person! She embraced my cause from the get-go and was much more than just a lawyer! I’ll be forever grateful!
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Posted by Fernando | May 3, 2022
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Grateful for Iara Nogueira Morton
Immense gratitude is what I have for the amazing job Iara has done for me during these past 2 or so years. We just got the approval of my case and I’m super happy and relieved! Iara was always there. She’d reply even on odd hours and weekends. She’s got a great heart and her mind was set on winning my case and she did it! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Vitor | April 5, 2022
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Highly Recommend.
Since the first day Iara is being SUPER eficient with the explanations and requests. I'm 100% sure that i chose the best Lawyer / Law Office to take care my process.Not only Iara but the whole team that makes it happen. They are all Really, really great ! Fast! They do not waste time and alwas do the best! Approved Labor Certification and I-140 in record time! Highly Recommended
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Posted by Antonio | March 30, 2022
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Iara Morton really is an excellent choice.
We’re overjoyed with Iara Morton’s legal representation. She did a superb job! She’s so dedicated and focused on achieving one goal— your approval! And that she did, in 10 days for one of our pastors! Great team of truly caring people. We’re so thankful and we pray for blessings upon her and her staff and upon all whom she represents.
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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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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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Given (41)
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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