Chavin Immigration Law Office provides legal services to companies and individuals seeking employment, investment and family relation based immigration and temporary resident visas. Solo attorney Melissa Chavin also advises companies on their Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification record-keeping with Form I-9 private audits and follow up trainings.
Ms. Chavin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut School of Law (JD 1994). She is an active member of the bars in Munich, Germany (foreign lawyer), New York and Connecticut. She chaired the AILA Chicago Chapter’s Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for three years, ending in 2012, and is now a member of the AILA Rome District Chapter's committee of the same name. The RDC is the AILA chapter mainly for European members. She previously practiced corporate, real estate and securities law in Moscow, Russia with Clifford Chance, and in San Antonio and New York City with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. She is fluent in Russian.
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Immigration Lawyers Association
AILA Rome District Chapter (Europe)
Member, Ethics & Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (AILA Rome District Chapter)
Honors and Awards
Silberberg Scholarship, University of Connecticut School of Law
AILA Annual Meeting, Nashville (2012)
AILA RDC Fall Conference, London (2012)