Mechelle Zarou Presented at AILA Central Florida Chapter's 33rd Annual Immigration Law Conference

  • October 28, 2019

TOLEDO, OH –Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Mechelle Zarou, partner in the Toledo office and co-chair of the firm’s Immigration and Labor & Employment practice groups, was a speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Central Florida Chapter’s 33rd Annual Immigration Conference held in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 24–26, 2019.  Mechelle presented on the topic, Naturalization: What to Expect and How to Address Marijuana Activity as a Conditional Bar to Obtaining US Citizenship. The conference focused on business and family immigration. 

Mechelle focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment, immigration, and sports and entertainment. She is known for immersing herself in her clients’ businesses and industries and she is dedicated to providing excellent service to clients. She recognizes the importance of having a real understanding of her clients’ business, allowing her to give practical and actionable legal advice.

Mechelle assists employers with obtaining temporary and permanent visas for skilled foreign workers, including coaches, athletes and physicians. She has extensive experience in obtaining L-1, H-1B, TN, O-1, and E visas on behalf of foreign workers, as well as permanent residency based on employment and extraordinary ability in athletics, the arts, business or science. Health care clients turn to her for her vast experience with their specialized immigration needs, including obtaining H-1B cap exemptions and J-1 visa waivers.


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