Anastasia Tonello

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in New York, NY

Laura Devine Attorneys
 | 295 Madison Avenue, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-661-5401
Fax: 212-661-5405
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (50%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%)
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    Anastasia Tonello serves as managing partner of Laura Devine Attorneys' New York law office as well as global head to the firm's U.S. Immigration Team. An international immigration law firm with offices in London, England, as well as New York City, Laura Devine Attorneys has become a recognized source for quality, professional legal representation and support to clients across the globe, and Ms. Tonello has helped establish the firm's reputation by delivering highly personalized counsel and effective solutions to business owners and employers looking to hire foreign talent.

    Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Tonello has provided invaluable advice to a diverse range of international commercial clients with their complex organizational and operational issues to help them remain in compliance with all applicable immigration laws and regulations as they seek to expand their operations in the United States. She has also served as adviser to many high-profile, high net worth clients, including notable entertainers, artists and other professionals, and she has extensive experience dealing with family-based petitions and U.S. citizenship issues along with employment-related immigration matters.

    In recognition for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Tonello has earned a top ranking from Chambers USA and a listing in The Legal 500 for 2019, along with many other accolades from her peers, including designation from The Best Lawyers in America*. She has also received a listing as a Thought Leader in the 2019 Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration publication, as well as numerous positive testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

    A 1995 graduate of Indiana University, Ms. Tonello obtained her Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School in 1998. She also completed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test at the BPP University Law School in London in 2003 and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2004.

    A leader in her field, Ms. Tonello has conducted numerous lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics, and she has appeared in a number of televisions, radio and print news outlets, where she has offered in-depth legal commentary on various subjects. She has also served as president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as charter officer for several of the organization's international chapters.

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    Practice Areas
    • 50%Immigration: Business
    • 50%Immigration: Consumer


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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    About Anastasia Tonello

    Admitted: 1999, New York

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    • Recognised in the Leading Legal Directories
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    • Chambers U.S.A., 2019
    • Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Awarded for excellence in consular work and service to AILA's Rome District Chapter, the premier AILA chapter for consular information, knowledge and expertise, Edward Gudeon Consular Service Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association Rome District Chapter, 2014
    • Recognized in Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration, 2019 – Thought Leader, Legal 500 UK Edition, 2019, Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Chambers Global Guide to the Legal Profession

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Solicitor of England and Wales, 2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member and Officer, Rome District Chapter, Rome District – European, Middle East, and Africa Chapter (RDC EMEA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • President, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2018 - 2019
    • New York, 1999
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Department of State Liaison Committee; Annual Conference Planning Committee Rome District Chapter: Founding member and Secretary New York Chapter: Social Chair, Annual Symposium Planning Chair
    • Chair, State Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Indiana University Alumni Club of Metro New York
    • Past Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Member, STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Professionals)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, St. George’s Society of New York

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Frequent Speaker, Consular Issues having Spoken at Professional Conferences and at the World’s Leading Business Schools in the US and Abroad

    Educational Background:

    • QLTT – BPP Law School, 2003
    • Indiana University, B.A., 1991 - 1995
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    295 Madison Avenue
    44th Floor
    New York, NY 10017

    Phone: 212-661-5401

    Fax: 212-661-5405

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