Noreen has over 30 years of experience practicing immigration law. She became a principal of the firm in June of 1984, and recently returned to the firm’s main office in New York after managing the Stamford, Connecticut branch office for more than 20 years. Noreen has extensive experience in corporate, employment based immigration law, and counsels employers on the complete range of business visa applications, in-house immigration program development, and immigration compliance.
Her practice focuses on the delivery of attentive and personalized service to corporate and individual clients. Many of her corporate clients are U.S. subsidiaries of foreign owned companies, particularly in the financial services, manufacturing and technology fields. In addition, she represents small and mid-sized employers, entrepreneurs, investors, and persons applying for immigration benefits through family-based sponsorship. Noreen has a particular interest in and practice focus on post-U.S. residence benefits, and assists clients with maintaining U.S. resident status, obtaining citizenship through naturalization, and the acquisition of derivative U.S. citizenship for qualifying children.
For many years, Noreen has provided pro bono representation and immigration assistance to the disadvantaged, including battered women and victims of violent crime.
Her pro bono activities include successfully representing a battered spouse in her self-petition for resident status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); assisting a victim of domestic violence with an application for U visa status as a person helpful to law enforcement in prosecuting a crime; obtaining approval of an adjustment of status petition under Section 245 (i) for a single mother who had tried without success for 20 years to secure U.S. resident status on her own; obtaining approval of a special immigrant visa to reinstate the permanent resident status of a minor, thereby reuniting the child with his father in the United States; and assisted adoptive families of four youngsters whose parents were killed in the Liberian civil war with obtaining immigrant visas for the adopted children.