Eric Frank, Esq.

Director of Legal Services

Eric Frank has been a part of VISANOW since February 2012. Originally from Wisconsin, Eric moved to Chicago to be a part of the VISANOW experience and help revolutionize the immigration process. He has a particular passion for mobilizing the global workforce and enjoys applying his expertise as VISANOW’s Manager of Global Services.

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Jennifer Zimberg, Esq.

Supervising Immigration Attorney

Jennifer is originally from Michigan, and has been with VISANOW since February 2012. Jennifer studied sociology at the University of Michigan, and then went on to Michigan State College of Law where she received her degree with Concentration in Family Law. She has also obtained a Child and Family Advocacy Certificate, and spent time studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

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Ryan Bay, Esq.

Supervising Immigration Attorney

Ryan brings years of immigration experience, both in a law firm and company setting, to VISANOW, P.C. He is devoted to assisting the clients of VISANOW fully reach their operational potential by leveraging the various components of immigration rules and regulations around his client’s company structure and culture.

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John Menchey

Supervising Immigration Case Specialist

John brings to VISANOW his experience and training in litigation support, debt collection, real estate transactions and contract disputes.

John joined the VISANOW legal team after an eleven-year career with the world’s largest airline. His extensive experience with the pleasures and pitfalls of international travel, and those of temporary assignments abroad, serves as a practical and applicable background for work in the field of immigration law.

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Kristin E. Kelley, Esq.

Senior Attorney

Kristin Kelley focuses her practice on employment-based immigration, counseling Fortune 500 clients on obtaining approval for all types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. She has extensive experience reviewing business immigration filings, responding to requests for further evidence at all government levels, and researching and analyzing immigration statutes. Prior to her legal career, Kristin worked extensively in the field of health care and policy research, solving high level strategic problems for key health care clients.

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Dominic Hewitt

Global Mobility Specialist

Dominic came to VISANOW after 16 years working at the Chicago-based British Consulate General. He completed his career there as a Senior Entry Clearance Officer dealing with UK immigration work as well as providing consular advice and assistance to UK citizens.

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Marina G. Falkina

Global Mobility Specialist

As a Senior Global Immigration Specialist, Marina is in charge of providing VISANOW Canadian immigration services. Marina brings to VISANOW over ten years of experience in Canadian immigration field, inclusive of her previous experience working as an immigration assistant to the Visa Officers at the Canadian Consulate General in Detroit, Michigan (1996-1997).

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Anne K. Walsh, Esq.

Senior Attorney

Anne Walsh’s passion for immigration law and advocacy evolved from the relationships she developed when creating a program for English and Spanish language learners. Her immigration practice now focuses on non-immigrant and immigrant family-based issues, including visitor visas, immediate relative visas, fiancée visas, adjustment of status, citizenship, and waiver applications. Anne also advises businesses in obtaining H, L, and TN non-immigrant visas; obtaining green cards under all employment-based categories; and immigration compliance.

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Geeta Mahendra Shah, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Geeta’s practice focuses on nonimmigrant and immigrant business visas, green cards, and family based immigration cases including immigrant petitions and fiancé visas. She also completes applications from the recent policy change of Deferred Action and works on nonprofit cases completed by VISANOW.

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Samantha Lloyd Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Samantha’s passion for immigration law derives from her love of traveling, speaking other languages, and learning about other cultures. Her practice focuses on non-immigrant and immigrant business visa issues, as well as advising companies in immigration practice and policy concerns.

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Ian M. Love, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Ian joined the VISANOW legal team as a transplant to Chicago from Seattle, WA. He received his B.A. in French from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, where he graduated magna cum laude and also got elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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Jake Kanyusik Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Jake’s practice focuses on non-immigrant and immigrant business visa issues, as well as advising companies in immigration practice and policy concerns.

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Chris Esmits, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Chris focuses his practice on non-immigrant and immigrant business visa issues, as well as advising companies in immigration practice and policy concerns.

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Karen Gillespie Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Karen’s practice focuses nonimmigrant and immigrant business visa issues. She has experience with B, E, H, L, O, and TN nonimmigrant visas, obtaining green cards under all employment-based categories, responding to requests for further evidence from the USCIS, and advising clients on immigration compliance.

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Scott Kuhagen, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Scott graduated with a Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in government from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a Juris Doctor from Temple University, Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. At Temple, he served as an Articles Editor of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review. During law school, Scott interned for Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia, where he assisted clients in pursuing asylum claims. He also interned for the Philadelphia Immigration Court (part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review).

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Ashley S. Knowland, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Ashley has a personal understanding of the importance of immigration, since she herself emigrated from Canada. Her practice focuses on non-immigrant and immigrant business visa issues, as well as advising companies in immigration practice and policy concerns.

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Shilpi Upadhyaya, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Shilpi’s practice focuses on non-immigrant and immigrant business visa issues, as well as advising companies in immigration practice and policy concerns. Shilpi has personal experiences with immigration through her many family members and friends who have come to the United States from India.

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Stephani Meyers

Immigration Specialist

Stephani is a Chicago native, and earned her Bachelor’s in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also obtained a Certificate in Sociology, and brings her unique skill set and experience to the table as a member of VISANOW’s legal services team.

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Hillary Seaborn

Immigration Specialist

Hillary is a recent graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She received a B.A. magna cum laude in Business Legal Studies. Following graduation, she moved to Chicago where she interned at a small law firm before joining the VISANOW legal team. Hillary aspires to go back to school in order to earn a juris doctor and master’s degree in business administration.

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Ala Salameh

Documents Coordinator

Ala joined VISANOW shortly after receiving her B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University. She has conducted research on refugees and asylum seekers, specifically the treatment of unaccompanied minors. Said experiences serve as a great backdrop for working at the intersection of business, immigration, and technology.

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Debora Medina

Support Specialist

Debora obtained a B.A in History from University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was also in the pre-law program.

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