Brendan Kinne

Brendan Kinne* is Director of Global Programs Implementation and Development in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.  He provides strategic insight to Partners and Managing Directors for new global program initiatives and enhancements for the management of firm-wide client needs.  Brendan leads and contributes to key global business development efforts with RFP
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Edward Rios

Edward is a Partner and manages the Boston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. His practice focuses on immigration strategies for multinational companies and investors, as well as healthcare provider networks, research facilities, academic institutions, and cross-border manufacturing operations seeking to transfer key personnel to the U.S. With his experience, knowledge and approachability, Edward
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Carla Tarazi

“Immigration is a personal and emotional experience, which affects all individuals and businesses. Beyond delivering the highest level of expertise, we serve our clients with empathy. We all derive empathy from our personal experiences. Having lived in the Middle East, Europe and the United States, I have gone through several immigration journeys.  We walk in
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Vernadette Antonio

“I believe in people and their potential.  I believe that diversity of thought, experience and culture enriches and strengthens our world.” Vernadette is a Partner at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, and oversees the Global Immigration Practice for the San Francisco office. She has over eighteen years’ experience in practicing corporate immigration law, and provides
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Petra Tang

“Born in the States, growing up in Asia and travelling extensively to visit family in Europe and Australia, I am part of the “global village” with a unique international perspective.  It gives me immense joy and fulfillment to merge that perspective with BAL’s values and commitment to unparalleled service to help our clients travel the
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Lynden Melmed

“Our family immigrated to the U.S. when I was a young child, and I grew up watching my parents welcome and help other immigrants settle into the community.  I feel privileged to continue that tradition by advising individuals, companies and policy-makers on such an important topic.” Lynden Melmed is a partner with Berry Appleman &
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Kortney Gibson

“The best part about working in immigration is that you aren’t dealing with a faceless corporation, but instead positively impacting the lives of real people.” Kortney is a Partner in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, serving corporate and individual clients in an array of business and family immigration matters. Additionally, Kortney
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Frieda Garcia

“To me, providing excellent legal expertise is a given;  partnering with care, compassion and a good sense of humor is a must.” Frieda Garcia is Partner in Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP’s San Francisco office. Frieda provides guidance on global immigration initiatives, the development and implementation of best-in-class global programs, and advice regarding requirements within
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Michelle Funk

“I enjoy having the opportunity to help companies and their employees navigate the immigration process. There is nothing more rewarding than simplifying the process for people, making it more accessible, and helping them achieve their dreams.” Michelle is a Partner in the Northern Virginia and New York offices of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She
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Larry L. Drumm

“I am constantly inspired by the amazing work that our services enable, and the myriad of extraordinary contributions of immigrants to the U.S.” As a Partner in the Walnut Creek office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, Larry leverages his extensive background with respect to all aspects of business immigration law, regulation, and policy to
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