Maria I. "Marisa" Casablanca

Maria I. "Marisa" Casablanca

Akerman LLP

Recognized since 2018

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Immigration Law

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With more than two decades of experience in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, Maria “Marisa” Casablanca represents corporate clients and individuals in obtaining immigration assistance and benefits. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by The Florida Bar, and was a member of The Florida Bar’s Certification Committee for Immigration and Nationality Law. She has also served on national liaison committees with USCIS and the Department of State.

Clients seek Marisa’s reliable counsel on the full spectrum of immigration issues, including obtaining employment visas, investment and business-related visas and residency for foreign nationals, representing family members of permanent residents and U.S. Citizens, and assisting those seeking asylum. She has developed an expertise in the EB-5 field of visas as one of the first Spanish speaking attorneys handling high net worth clients from Latin America.

A highly experienced litigator, Marisa practices in all areas of Immigration law. She previously filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court on an immigration issue that conflicted with different states. She has also filed writs of mandamus with the Southern District of Florida. Additionally, Marisa advises employers on compliance procedures and represents employers before Immigration and Customs Enforcement with respect to audits. She also counsels individuals on how to maintain their status in the United States and assist them in planning their permanent residence in the United States. Clients refer to her as the attorney of hard cases as she is able to think out of the box and apply innovative strategies.


  • Three Brickell City Centre, Suite 1100
    98 Southeast Seventh Street
    Miami, FL 33131

Akerman LLP
Los Angeles, California

173 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Immigration Law

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Immigration Worksite Compliance Issues for Employers

by Maria I. Casablanca

Immigration worksite enforcement has become a balancing act between verifying eligibility to work and avoiding discrimination; thus it has merged two fields of law: labor and employment law with immigration and nationality law.

Immigration Worksite Compliance

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