Denise Gavica Perez

Denise Gavica Perez

Akerman LLP

Recognized since 2022

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

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Denise Gavica Perez provides cutting-edge and creative legal counsel to companies and institutions throughout the U.S. She has extensive experience managing employment-based immigration cases for nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, and immigration planning and compliance programs for entities engaged in a wide range of industries, including: hospitals and healthcare institutions, construction, engineering, architecture, technology, entertainment, food service, hospitality, publishing, retail, education, financial services and banking, export and import, and other sectors. She also advises entrepreneurs and high net-worth individuals regarding investment-based U.S. immigration, including the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

Denise handles a wide range of nonimmigrant visas and petitions, and also provides advanced and strategic advice to clients on a variety of immigrant visas and labor certifications (PERM) for numerous occupations. She also handles family-based cases and U.S. citizenship matters, and regularly represents companies in connection with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of State (DOS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) audits.

In addition, Denise has successfully processed many J-1 waivers, including those issued under the Conrad 30 program, and has assisted several employees worldwide in qualifying for national interest exceptions (NIE) and other exceptions at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad to travel to the U.S.

In representing several large entities nationwide, Denise always partners with and assists her clients to ensure they remain compliant with government regulations. She routinely counsels hospitals and healthcare institutions seeking to obtain nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for employees worldwide, including: physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, medical technologists, and other healthcare experts and professionals in all medical practices. She also represents recruitment and staffing agencies tasked with recruiting healthcare professionals.

  • Three Brickell City Centre, Suite 1100
    98 Southeast Seventh Street
    Miami, FL 33131
  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D., graduated 1997
Bar Admissions
  • United States, Florida

Akerman LLP
Miami, Florida

232 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law - Management


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