Serving individuals and small businesses around the world.
Shahzad is a founding partner of Ghafoor Cook Ellis, LLC. He has 20 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Prior to establishing Ghafoor Cook Ellis, LLC, Shahzad worked in the field of international tax, and M&A. He is licensed to practice in Kansas, and Missouri.
His practice focuses on advising clients in various aspects of immigration and U.S. tax law. In particular, his practice is focused on family immigration, removal proceedings, investment-based immigration, and business visas, including: H-1B and L-1 blanket visas. In addition, he assists clients with business and individual tax filings, wage garnishments, accounting and payroll services.
Mr. Ghafoor brings a personal perspective to his work because of his own immigration experience to the United States. As a result, he is deeply sensitive to his clients’ concerns and provides a clear vision at all stages of the process.
Mr. Ghafoor has participated in various non-profit and charitable organizations focused on international human rights, including opposition to violence against women, and childhood education in developing countries. In view of these organizations he chairs a foundation developed to support such programs in the U.S. and other nations.
Shahzad Ghafoor earned his J.D. and M.B.A. at the University of Missouri – Columbia.
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2001||07/20/2021|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2000||08/09/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2021|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Partner||Ghafoor Cook Ellis, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Staff - Attorney||Anderson LLC||2000 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Fellow||2018 - Present|
|Independence Chamber of Commerce||Member||2018 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||Member||2018 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of Missouri||Member||2018 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of Kansas||Member||2018 - Present|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||MA - Masters||2000|
|University of Missouri-Columbia, School||Bachelor||1994|
|Karachi Grammar School||N/A||N/A|
|KCMO||Affadavit of Support||2019|
|Law & Religious Freedoms||Law, Religion and Immigration||2018|
|I-864 Affidavit of Support||Immigration Affidavits of Support||2013|
|Sheraton, Karachi Pakistan||Green Cards through Investments||2009|
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