TAMPA, FL –Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Maria del Carmen Ramos, partner in the firm’s Tampa office and co-chair of the firm’s Immigration practice group, chaired the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Central Florida Chapter’s 33rd Annual Immigration Law Conference.
Maria is the Education Vice Chair for the AILA Central Florida Chapter. AILA is a national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice; advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy; advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice; and enhance the professional development of its members.
The conference focused on business and family immigration, with experts from around the country presenting on a variety of immigration hot topics ranging from complicated issues in worksite enforcement to the latest on the public charge rule.
Clients across multiple industries frequently turn to Maria for her knowledge and experience in counseling on immigration issues. Twice named Tampa’s top immigration lawyer, Maria understands that immigration law is a way for employers to move human capital, including workers’ knowledge, talent, skills, experience, and training, around the world.
Most employers rightly view U.S. immigration law as a labyrinth—an elaborate, confusing set of rules that are all but impossible to navigate. But with nearly two decades of experience navigating the immigration statutes, regulations, and policy guidance, Maria is able to help employers efficiently and cost-effectively move employees where they need them, when they need them.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.