Our Team: New York Office

The firm's specialist lawyers uniquely combine the professionalism, expert knowledge and outstanding service levels of large city firms with the down-to-earth, friendly and flexible approach of a small practice.

Laura Devine

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Managing Partner

Practice: US and UK Immigration

Laura Devine is the Managing Partner of Laura Devine Solicitors, a prestigious boutique immigration firm with offices in London and New York providing UK and US immigration advice which together are described as a "transatlantic powerhouse". Laura has been recognised as a Who’s Who Legal thought leader and the highest-rated UK immigration lawyer in 2017 standing out as “the best”. Laura is an English solicitor and a US attorney and before launching her own law firm she established the immigration practices at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and Eversheds. Laura and her firm of 60 staff are rated by all legal directories in the top tier of immigration firms as are the other partners of the firm.

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Murty Gollakota

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Senior Associate Attorney

Practice: US Immigration

Murty Gollakota, Senior Associate Attorney with Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York, specializes in employment-based US immigration law. Murty advises both corporate and individual clients with a variety of non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters. He serves clients in a wide range of industries including finance, real estate, high-tech, academia, entertainment and advertising. He assists employers with obtaining temporary employment authorization and U.S. permanent residence for foreign nationals, as well as advises clients on matters related to investment into the US, intra-company transferees, professionals and individuals of extraordinary ability.

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Lynn McCloghry

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Associate Solicitor

Practice: UK Immigration

Lynn McCloghry is an Associate Solicitor at Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York specializing in UK bound immigration. Lynn advises on all applications under the points-based system with particular expertise in Tier 1, Tier 2 and sponsor licence applications, Tier 4, and Tier 5. She is also well versed in applications for sole representatives, applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and naturalisation and registration as British citizens. Lynn advises multinational corporations, SMEs and entrepreneurs across a range of sectors including finance, technology, and media.

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Kushal Patel

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Associate Attorney

Practice: US Immigration

Kushal Patel is an Associate Attorney at Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York. Kushal practiced U.K. Immigration Law in London before going through the U.S. immigration process himself and moving to New York. Kushal specializes in employment and family-based U.S. immigration law, advising both corporate and individual clients on the best strategies for obtaining immigrant and non-immigrant visas. He has experience with large multinational clients, startup companies and individuals in a range of industries from finance, technology, academia, and entertainment to travel, and media.

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Jennifer Stevens

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Partner

Practice: UK Immigration

Jennifer Stevens is a Partner at Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York. Jennifer has extensive experience advising on a range of applications under the points-based system, particularly Tiers 1 and 2, as well as family migration. She regularly assists with Tier 2 sponsorship licences, entrepreneur and investor applications, the transfer of employees to the UK and family-based applications as well as applications for sole representatives. Jennifer advises individuals and small businesses, as well as multinational corporate clients across a range of industry sectors, including media, entertainment and finance.

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Anastasia Tonello

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Managing Partner

Practice: US and UK Immigration

Anastasia is the Managing Partner of Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York and a Partner of Laura Devine Solicitors in London. Anastasia is also global head of the US immigration team. Having managed successful immigration practices in New York and London, Anastasia is well placed to advise clients on the commercial and practical issues facing overseas businesses as they expand into the US. She has extensive experience advising a range of individuals, including entrepreneurs, high-net worth clients, entertainers and artists, and has particular expertise advising on investor, extraordinary ability and family-based petitions as well as complex US citizenship issues.

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