Mark is a Senior Associate in Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP’s McLean, Virginia office. Mark represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies in the IT, health and medical research, engineering, transportation, and pharmaceutical industries. He focuses on preparing nonimmigrant visa matters for large corporations seeking to hire and retain global talent. As the son of two immigrant parents, Mark uses his family’s experiences to carefully navigate clients through the U.S. immigration system.
Mark also advises researchers and health care professionals on EB-1, PERM, Physician NIW, and Conrad 30 J-1 waivers. Partnering with corporate HR and legal teams, Mark develops immigration sponsorship and compliance programs, and aligns services with business operations. Mark’s speaking engagements include AILA National, AILA DC Chapter, DC Bar, Federal Bar CLE seminars, and client town-hall meetings.
Prior to joining Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, Mark was a Senior Attorney at a boutique immigration law firm in Washington, DC. He enjoys spending time with his four children and playing soccer. Mark is fluent in Croatian and an active member of Croatian organizations in the Washington, DC area and nationally.
Education & Admissions
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctorate
John Carroll University, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
Admitted to: State Bar of Maryland
American Immigration Lawyers Association