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.
Due to the growing health emergency caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the directives of our local government officials, our offices are operating on a remote working model. We wish to assure you that the Firm is still fully operational and able to process your case to the extent possible within the parameters of local business and government office closures.