Melissa Chavin, Of Counsel
We are pleased to maintain an Of Counsel relationship with London attorney Melissa Chavin through which we have expanded our services and our ability to provide client access to exceptional US immigration legal advice.
Ms. Chavin has been practicing exclusively in the field of US immigration law for a decade, starting her practice in Chicago and Munich. She has extensive business and investment immigration law experience, but also offers keen insight on marriage and other family relation-based immigration matters, as well as questions relating to maintenance of lawful permanent resident status and US citizenship. She consults on inadmissibility issues arising from cautions and other criminal records, as well as extraordinary ability visas, and renunciation of US citizenship, among others. For more information visit her website www.chavinimmigration.com.
Licenses. An active member of the state bars of New York and Connecticut, she is also a member of the Texas bar. Associations. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she works on the AILA national Ethics Committee (2013-2018). She speaks regularly on immigration matters, including at the AILA Annual Conferences in 2017, 2015 and 2012. She chaired the Chicago AILA Ethics Committee from 2009 to 2012. Law Firms. Prior large firm experience: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, LLP (San Antonio and New York) and Clifford Chance, the London based Magic Circle firm in Moscow, Russia. Education. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1994 (JD). She holds bachelor and master degrees in Russian Literature and Language (MA) and Russian Language and Civilization (BA) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Languages. She speaks Russian fluently and reads French. She has a working usage of German.