Illinois Immigration, Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorneys
Law Firm OverviewAna M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., has a wealth of legal experience and strives to reach all of the legal needs that may arise in your daily life. Our entire practice is centered on meeting your needs. We provide compassionate, proactive, and experienced legal representation to each client.
Ana M. Mencini (Mendez) is the daughter of an immigrant who came to the United States and overcame many of the same challenges that our clients face today. We understand the frustration clients face with the overwhelming and lengthy immigration visa application process. We also understand how critically important immigration issues are to our clients whether it be an employment or family based petition.
We are committed to meeting all of the legal needs of our clients ranging from obtaining visas, to changing visa status, and proceeding through the naturalization process. In addition, we are able to help these clients and other clients with issues ranging from real estate and business law to estate planning and family law.
We understand that legal services can be expensive. We are able to assist clients who are eligible under the federal poverty level guidelines by charging for services on a sliding scale. In addition, our office continues to accept community pro bono immigration cases from accredited organizations, as well as immigration referral cases from other attorneys.
Year this Office was Established: 2001
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It is common to come to the United States to be with your family, for employment or school, or for other reasons. At the law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we are compassionate, understanding, and experienced. We will help you through the challenging immigration process.
Although the immigration process may seem overwhelming, the law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. has the experience and compassion to help. Ana M. Mencini is the daughter of an immigrant and understands the challenges you face. Our office can help you overcome problems within the immigration process. We want to help you come to the United States legally to be with your family.
When coming to the United States for employment-related matters, it is important to have an attorney who is experienced and confident handling immigration law. At the law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we have thorough experience and knowledge and of immigration laws. We help foreign employees complete immigrant employment visa applications and proceed through the immigration process.
At the law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., a large part of our employment immigration practice consists of helping qualified workers apply for the H-1B work visa. This is a nonimmigrant visa which allows a professional worker to be employed temporarily in the United States.
Depending on the U.S. affiliations of your company, you may be eligible to enter the United States temporarily to work under an L visa. If your company has a subsidiary or affiliate or branch office in the U.S., you may be eligible to qualify for an L work visa, also called the sister company visa.
E visas are specialized temporary work visas that are only available to nationals (citizens) of countries that have commercial treaties with the United States. If you want to invest in a venture in the U.S. or conduct trade with a subsidiary in the U.S., you may be eligible for an E visa.
*Deportation and Removal
Once removed or deported from the country, you must wait at least 10 years before the United States will allow you to return with a new visa. Therefore, if you have received a Notice to Appear for removal matters, it is important to have an attorney who can explain and protect your rights. At the immigration law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we help clients understand deportation/removal proceedings and fight to keep them in the country.
In the years following September 11, 2001, it has become more difficult for legal permanent residents to move through the country or leave the country and return. Therefore, it has become more valuable for legal permanent residents to go through the naturalization process and become a United States Citizen. In most cases, these individuals will be allowed to keep any citizenship in their home country.
If a foreign national does something to exclude him or her from being able to apply for visas, all is not lost. At the law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we help clients secure waivers so that they can get visitors visas, immigrant visas, and eventually green cards.
- Residential Real Estate
A home is likely the biggest, most important investment you will ever make. It is important that you protect yourself in transactions for the purchase or sale of a home or other residential real estate. At the law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we offer extensive experience handling real estate closings and other real estate matters in Illinois.
- Commercial Real Estate
When a real estate transaction involves apartment complexes, commercial buildings, retail stores, or other high-end commercial property, there are vast finances at stake. It is imperative to ensure that you are entering into a successful transaction and that your interests are protected throughout. The law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. provides professional, proactive, and client centered representation to commercial real estate clients in Wood Dale and throughout Illinois.
- Business Formation
The law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. provides business counsel services to small and mid-sized business professionals throughout Illinois. We recognize that you understand how to efficiently run your business and make successful profits. However, it is important to work with an experienced business formation attorney to address business start-up logistics.
- Criminal Defense
A criminal conviction can have severe consequences, such as jail time, fines, or deportation. If you have been charged for a crime, you should consult an experienced attorney who will fight to protect your rights. Criminal defense lawyer Ana M. Mencini provides straightforward, aggressive representation to clients in Illinois.
- Traffic Tickets
A traffic ticket may seem to be a minor infraction. However, an accumulation of traffic tickets can lead to increased car insurance premiums, or you could even lose your license. In addition, minors may face immediate license suspension, regardless of the offense. The law office of has successfully challenged numerous traffic tickets in Wood Dale and surrounding areas.
- Family Law
At the law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we believe that dignity is paramount in divorce and family law matters. While we will advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive what you are entitled to, we also strive for a respectful proceeding that will help sustain a healthy family relationship.
- Estate Planning and Administration
Every family has unique goals for how they would like to plan for the future and distribute wealth. Therefore, no two estate plans can be crafted in the same manner. At the law office of Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we work with you individually to understand your needs and goals. We then help you create a plan that specifically suits your needs.
Ms. Ana M. Mencini
Estate Planning, Family Law, Immigration
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