The MHB Immigration Advantage:

High Quality Services

Our team of experienced immigration lawyers will come up with the best strategy to achieve your immigration objective. We will give you our professional assessment of the likelihood of success and make sure you understand the benefits and risks in advance. We implement the most effective strategy, proving your eligibility with attention to the details that make a difference. We keep you informed of the status of your case and return your phone calls and emails promptly. Our experienced paralegals work under the supervision of attorneys, and attorneys review all filings from our office. We charge for most matters on a flat fee basis so you know what the cost will be upfront.

Breadth of Experience

Immigration law can be complex. Our immigration lawyers have the breadth of experience to handle its complexities. Each MHB immigration lawyer has handled a wide variety of cases including temporary visa matters, green cards, and citizenship. We represent many types of immigration clients: individuals, families, small and medium businesses, large multinational companies, and non-profit organizations. Here are some highlights of our lawyers’ backgrounds that make our team particularly effective:

  • Ester Greenfield –Ester was voted by her peers as Best Lawyers Immigration Lawyer of the year for Seattle in 2013, 2015 and 2016. She served for eight years on AILA’s Department of Labor liaison committee, promoting pro-business policies in labor certifications. She is a member of IMMLAW, a national consortium of noted immigration lawyers. Featured industries: IT and IT consulting, manufacturing.
  • Andrew Chan – Andrew advises and represents technology companies and workers, major sports, arts, and entertainment organizations, and families with immigration matters.  He is experienced in providing a broad range of immigration solutions.  Andrew is conversant in Mandarin Chinese. Featured industries: mobile technology, video games, natural gas, professional sports, IT.
  • Miguel Bocanegra – Miguel has taught immigration law as adjunct professor at the University of Washington Law School.  He has a diversity of experience, from representing large and small businesses in immigrant and nonimmigrant matters in a variety of industries, as well as representing families. He also counsels on complex issues including maintaining status during prolonged absences abroad, complex naturalization, and related matters such as waivers and the immigration consequences of criminal offenses. He is a Spanish speaker. Featured industry:  IT, manufacturing, video games.
  • Lola Zakharova – Lola spent ten years working in the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, working on nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and other consular matters. Before completing law school, she handled immigration matters at a telecommunication company. She is fluent in Russian. Featured industries: telecommunications, IT, consumer product design and manufacturing.
  • Kirsten EklundBefore joining MHB, Kirsten served as attorney advocate for international scholars and higher ed/research institutions, from processing nonimmigrant/immigrant cases and J-1 waivers for physicians and researchers to advocating on their behalf with government agencies while serving as Regulatory Liaison for National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA). Featured industries: health sector, higher education, aerospace engineering, IT.
  • Eryne Walvekar – Eryne advises and represents companies, individuals, and families on immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. She is experienced in assisting multinational executives and managers, outstanding researchers, and a broad range of small and large businesses. Eryne is a French speaker. Featured Industries: IT, manufacturing, import/export, education, and research organizations.
  • Kay Frank – Kay advises and represents small and large businesses on immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. She is experienced in family immigration and consular processing. Featured Industries: Construction, marine services.