Neena Wiora, shareholder, is an experienced immigration attorney with close to 30 years of experience, most of which specifically in the field of immigration law. From 1990 to 1995 she was a Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice within their Tax Division. She concentrates her immigration practice on employment-based immigration matters, and has created a niche in the areas extraordinary ability alien, outstanding professor/researcher, and national interest waiver. Neena received her law degree in 1990 from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, where she was Comments Editor for The International Lawyer. She received her Bachelor's degree (cum laude) in Accounting and Mathematics from Southern Methodist University in 1986. Neena is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Neena often serves on presentation panels for AILA and other conferences/webinars. She also is active in community service, reflected in her role as a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Players and member and Silent Auction Co-Chair of Attorneys Serving the Community.
Mona Gupta, principal shareholder, is a seasoned immigration attorney with close to 35 years of legal experience, most of which specifically in immigration. She oversees the firm's family-based immigration and naturalization cases. She is a 1984 graduate of the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas. Mona also holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University and a Master's degree in Management and Administrative Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and has served on AILA liaison committees for the Texas Service Center, Dallas District Office, and the Department of Labor. She also is a Member of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mona is active member of Attorneys Serving the Community, an organization in which she has held several leadership positions.
ALANA N. TAYLOR
Alana N. Taylor, Senior Associate, is an experienced immigration attorney with over 20 years of legal experience, most in the field of immigration law. She handles cases in all areas of the firm's practice, including some family-based immigration and naturalization, but focuses on employment-based matters such as labor certifications, immigrant visa petitions, and employment-based nonimmigrant visa categories. She obtained her law degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1999. Alana was selected to Barristers and served as the Co-Managing Editor of The SMU Law Review. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas in Austin in 1996. She is currently an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. and Attorneys Serving the Community.
MARISA MARTENS MEYER
Marisa Martens Meyer, Senior Associate, has been with the firm for close to 15 years, and solely within the practice of immigration law. She earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 2005. She received her Bachelor's of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2002. Marisa concentrates on employment-based matters such as nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, E-2, E-3, L-1A, L-1B, O-1), immigrant visa petitions (Outstanding Researcher/Professor, National Interest Waiver) and labor certifications. She is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Attorneys Serving the Community.
BEVERLY WARD VIA
Beverly Ward Via, Senior Associate, is an experienced attorney who has dedicated her practice to the areas of family law, estate planning and probate law for more than 20 years. She has been trained in collaborative law and is committed to educating clients on various approaches to resolve their family law matters. Beverly received her law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1990 and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. She is currently a member of the College of the State Bar, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, and the Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section. Beverly is an active member of Attorneys Serving the Community.