Business Immigration Attorney Elissa Noujaim Pinto Joins Dickinson Wright’s Troy OfficeSeptember 20, 2018
Over the last seventeen years, Ms. Pinto has focused her immigration practice on business immigration, and she has gained extensive experience representing local, national and international companies in obtaining authorization for foreign national employees to work temporarily and permanently in the United States, through various work-authorized visa classifications and employment-based permanent residence processes.
Ms. Pinto regularly provides comprehensive guidance to business clients with respect to their foreign national workforce, including short and long-term strategy and planning, immigration compliance as well as immigration-related issues that arise on a daily basis. She has assisted clients with internal audits and provides useful and practical training on how to conduct self-audits to ensure compliance with ever-evolving and complex immigration laws and policies. Ms. Pinto has also advised on the drafting and establishment of immigration policies and practices for companies, in conjunction with human resources personnel and management input. She regularly provides training that is tailored to company workforce and foreign employment policies and practices, including strategy and best-practice reviews to streamline the immigration process for human resources staff, management, and their foreign national employees.
This year, Ms. Pinto has given several presentations in Portuguese in various cities in Brazil, including a seminar hosted by the Brazilian American Chamber (AmCham Brasil) on the U.S. business immigration process, and a series of seminars in collaboration with Baker Tilly on the EB-5 Investor Greencard process. This fall she is collaborating with Baker Tilly on another series of seminars on the EB-5 program, to be presented in Portuguese in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association’s International Law Section, and the State Bar of Michigan’s International Law Section. She is recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, and was featured in the “2018 Powered by Women” section in DBusiness.
Ms. Pinto received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. She is fluent in Portuguese (Brazilian) and proficient in Spanish and French.
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