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Anastasia Tonello

Managing Partner

Sector: US and UK Immigration
Location: New York

email: anastasia.tonello@lauradevine.com
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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.

“Excellent attorney” Anastasia is internationally recognised in the leading legal directories including Legal 500 UK Edition, Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers UK, Super Lawyers, Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration and Best Lawyers in America.

An active member of the 14,000 member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Anastasia was a charter member and officer of AILA's RDC EMEA Chapter, Chair of AILA's Department of State Committee and currently serves as President Elect of AILA's Executive Committee. Anastasia is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, The St. George’s Society and British American Business.

Anastasia is frequently quoted in in the media including The New York Times and The Independent and has been broadcast on BBC World News, New York 1/Spectrum News, i-24 Tel Aviv and New York, Al-Jazeera America, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She is also a regular speaker at professional conferences, training events and leading business and law schools.


History

2007 - present - Laura Devine Attorneys LLC, New York
2003-2007 - Laura Devine Solicitors, London
2001-2003 - Eversheds / Laura Devine joint venture
1998-2001 - The Law Offices of Richard S Goldstein, New York and London


Education

2004 - Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales
2003 - QLTT - BPP Law School
1999 - Admitted to the New York Bar
1995-1998 - Juris Doctorate, University of Notre Dame
1991-1995 - BA, Indiana University