Chavin Immigration Law Office moved to London from the Munich area in July 2014 and provides legal services to companies and individuals seeking employment, investment and family based immigration and temporary resident visas for the United States.
American attorney Melissa 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 the states of 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 the AILA Rome District Chapter (EMEA) committee of the same name in 2014-15. She is also a Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) national Ethics Committee. 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 and speaks German.
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Immigration Lawyers Association
AILA Rome District Chapter (Europe)
Member, AILA national Ethics Committee
Honors and Awards
Silberberg Scholarship, University of Connecticut School of Law
AILA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2015)
AILA Annual Meeting, Nashville (2012)
AILA RDC Fall Conference, Prague (2014)
AILA RDC Spring Conference, Athens (2014)
AILA RDC Fall Conferences, London (2012 & 2013)