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Filomena Lepore Taylor

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Filomena is the Co-Founding Partner of LTF and has extensive experience as a corporate immigration lawyer. Over the course of her career, she has represented businesses of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, in their attainment of temporary and permanent work visas, worksite compliance matters, government enforcement actions, and development of customized immigration compliance programs. Filomena also serves as Head of the Firm’s Private Client Practice successfully advising individuals in a range of matters including U.S. citizenship and naturalization, family-based petitions such as immigration through a U.S. citizen spouse or fiancé(e), waivers of inadmissibility, petitions by individuals possessing extraordinary ability, and petitions by entrepreneurs seeking to form a business in the United States. An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Filomena is frequently invited to speak and author papers on immigration legal developments. Prior to founding LTF, Filomena was a Partner in the immigration practice group of a prominent Manhattan law firm and the Founding Attorney of Lepore Taylor Law, LLC. In 2004, Filomena graduated magna cum laude from New York Law School where, as a student, she was a member of the Law Review and interned both with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan and the U.S. Department of State in Naples, Italy.

Filomena loves practicing immigration law because it gives her the opportunity to connect with fascinating people from around the world and all walks of life. When not navigating the complicated web of immigration law for her clients, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family. She holds an advanced certificate in Wine and has been known to hold impromptu wine tastings for her friends, family, and, yes, even clients.

Filomena has provided pro bono legal representation to indigent foreign nationals including a victim of human trafficking, an abandoned juvenile, an asylum applicant, a victim of domestic violence, and several deportees who risked separation from U.S. citizen family members. She has volunteered her services to The Safe Passage Project in New York City and the YWCA in Hackensack, New Jersey, and has served on the advisory boards of The Waterfront Project in Jersey City, NJ, and Street Soccer USA, in New York City.

Representative Industries

  • Engineering and Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
  • Financial Services and Banking
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Architecture and Design
  • Energy
  • Professional Sports
  • Restaurant/Hospitality
  • FinTech and E-commerce

Representative Matters

  • PERM Labor Certification Applications and PERM-based EB-2 and EB-3 Petitions
  • PERM Audit Responses
  • H-1B Petitions including cap-subject; cap-exempt; portability; and consular notification
  • H-1B1 Petitions for Nationals of Chile and Singapore
  • E-3 Petitions and Consular Applications for Australian Nationals
  • TN Border Applications and Service Center Petitions for Mexican and Canadian Citizens
  • J-1 Intern and Trainee Applications
  • STEM OPT Applications
  • USCIS Request for Evidence Responses and Appeals
  • New Office L Petitions and Extensions
  • L-1A/ L-1B Intracompany Transferee
  • L-1 Blanket Petitions
  • E-1/ E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor Registrations and Renewals
  • EB-1 Multinational Manager Petitions
  • EB-1/ O-1 Extraordinary Ability Petitions
  • EB-2 National Interest Waiver Petitions
  • B-1 Business Visitor Visa Applications and Travel Letters
  • Adjustment of Status Applications including applications for work and travel authorization
  • Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Applications worldwide
  • I-130 Petitions for Alien Relative
  • I-751 Applications to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence
  • K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa Petitions and Consular Applications
  • Naturalization Applications and Applications for Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
  • Inadmissibility Waiver Applications

Publications

  • "Family Issues in Foreign Work Assignments" Mobility Magazine, 2012 (Co-Author)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): National, NJ and NY Chapters
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Italy America Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., magna cum laude, New York Law School, 2004
  • B.A., History, Colgate University, 2001
  • Admitted in New York, New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Languages

  • Italian, Fluent


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