Meet the AG Immigration Team

Our team

WELCOME TO AG IMMIGRATION 

AG Immigration is one of the leading immigration law firms in the U.S. We are located in several American cities, including Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, Las Vegas, and Washington, besides our representatives in Brazil. 

We have highly qualified and experienced attorneys who are all certified to practice immigration law throughout the United States. Our attorneys develop a customized legal strategy for each client, and our petitions are meticulously prepared within the rigorous standards required by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service). 

In the legal area, knowing the history and trusting the lawyer who will represent you is essential to guarantee the success of your claim. That’s why we have a specialized team to serve you in the best possible way.

Besides the legal team, AG has an operational team made up of professionals with proven experience, who will assist you in all steps of your application, from collecting the necessary documentation, preparing your petition, sending your application to the USCIS, and monitoring the status of your application with the U.S. authorities. This is all performed with the support of a modern online customer relationship management system (CRM), an exclusive platform that allows you to interact with our team in a simple, fast and efficient way. Not surprisingly, AG was considered one of the best immigration law firms in Irvine by Expertise.com. 

We hope you have a great experience with AG Immigration. At AG, your dream is our goal.

Advogado Felipe Alexandre

GET TO KNOW THE AG TEAM 

Rodrigo Costa - Equipe AG Immigration

Rodrigo Costa

CEO
Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish  

Rodrigo is a Business Manager, Project Manager, Consultant in Organizational Processes and Investments and, throughout his career, he has specialized in analyzing, improving and redesigning business processes in different industries, using tools and methodologies based on Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints. 

Due to his outstanding performance in large corporate projects, Rodrigo has become one of the most requested business consultants in the market, having coordinated and managed improvements and transformations in large companies such as Grupo Accor, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Cemig, Marítima Seguros, SulAmérica, Brasilprev, Eletropaulo, Bradesco, BrasilBrokers, Riachuelo and many others. 

In the last ten years he has specialized in the investment market in the United States, being the first Brazilian to disclose on the Web the best and safest ways to invest in the USA.  His vast professional experience in business, technology, and marketing, linked to a deep understanding of the American market, made Rodrigo the CEO and responsible for managing all operations of AG Immigration in Latin America. 

Rodrigo Costa holds a degree in Business Administration from FGV. 

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Leda Oliveira 

CFO – Financial Officer
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Leda Oliveira is a company administrator with extensive knowledge and experience in financial and accounting management. She worked for ten years as a Project Manager in restructuring and financial improvement, mapping and modeling of organizational processes in large companies such as SulAmerica, Eletropaulo, Riachuelo and Brasilprev, etc. being several times awarded for the results achieved. 

In the United States, Leda specializes in accounting and tax processes, in accordance to U.S. law guidelines, and since 2015 has successfully supported dozens of companies and investors to intelligently plan the internationalization, financial management and tax planning of their businesses. 

At AG Immigration Leda performs the key position of CFO (Chief Financial Officer), a strategic role for the company, in addition to coordinating the analysis, improvement and redesign of internal organizational processes.

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Dr. Hugo Serri

Attorney

Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish

Hugo Serri is an accomplished Brazilian attorney with over two decades of global expertise across public and private practice. He initially earned his law degree from the prestigious Rio de Janeiro State University, in 1999, before undertaking specialized LL.M. programs at King’s College London and the University of Denver.

Fluent in English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish, Hugo is one of Colorado’s most linguistically talented lawyers, effortlessly connecting with clients from all around the world. With extensive experience spanning two continents, he brings strategic acumen and steadfast dedication when advocating for client interests.

Hugo’s passion for the law motivates him to stay current on the latest developments in the US immigration landscape. He leverages his multilingual skills and cross-cultural fluency to guide clients smoothly through complex immigration processes, providing skilled representation with genuine compassion every step of the way.

Hugo is authorized to practice law by the Alabama State Bar. His practice is limited to Immigration and Naturalization Law, and other federal practice areas.

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HONEY BLAKEMAN

Attorney

Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish

Honey Blakeman is a preeminent immigration lawyer with extensive expertise in employment-based and family immigration cases. She is dedicated to empowering corporations to attract and retain global talent through US visa guidance, bringing strategic acumen and compassion to this mission. 

With mastery across a diverse array of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, Honey has guided countless individuals to achieve the American dream. She adeptly manages complex cases involving PERM Labor Certifications, adjustment of status, and family petitions.

A top graduate of UCLA and The George Washington University Law School, Honey is licensed in Washington D.C. and federally accredited to practice immigration law.

Honey is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). Her passionate involvement and leadership within these professional associations demonstrate her commitment to advancing this dynamic legal field.

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VIRGINIA FERREIRA

Head of Human Resources

Languages: English and Portuguese

Virginia Ferreira is an executive with extensive experience in customer service and HR, possessing a special knack for dealing with individuals and talents from diverse backgrounds. Her expertise makes her the ideal person to lead AG Immigration’s HR, ensuring the satisfaction of our employees and enabling the company to attract the best professionals available in the market.

Before joining AG Immigration, Virginia worked as a team leader in the customer service division of Bloomberg LP in New York, where she honed her skills and developed and conducted various training programs for new employees.

Virginia holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint John’s University, in New York.

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ISABELLA CALDEIRA

Case Manager

Languages: English and Portuguese

Throughout her career, Isabella Caldeira has excelled as an executive in sales and business development, accumulating vast experience in the commercial and in customer service industries. Before joining AG Immigration, she played significant roles in renowned Brazilian companies, including Localiza Hertz and LAR Imóveis.

Isabella joined AG Immigration initially as a client support analyst and was later promoted to the position of case manager. In this capacity, she plays a key role collaborating in research, drafting petitions and establishing solid relationships with clients, thus guaranteeing the highest levels of satisfaction for them. 

Isabella holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Pitágoras College, in Brazil.

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JOÃO MENDES

Product and Technology Director

Languages: English and Portuguese

With over ten years of experience in the technology and startup industry, João Mendes has worked in China, Poland, Lithuania, and France. His expertise as a product designer has paved the way for a professional oriented towards developing unique solutions for scalable business.

As a TDEX Speaker, commander, and people designer, he created the concept of looking at human interaction projects, which he named People Design. He has worked with major companies such as Grupo Via Varejo, Renner, and Leroy Merlin, as well as being involved in projects for prominent artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs in Brazil, like Aline Barros, Kemuel, and Cris Arcangeli, just to name a few.

His passion is to design solutions with high social impact, and he has been awarded by Brazilian magazine Caras as “Genius of the Present” for two consecutive years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from Estácio de Sá University.

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ANY CORREIA

Business Development Associate

Languages: English and Portuguese

Holding a bachelor’s degree in Law from Pitágoras College, in Brazil, Any serves as a business development associate at AG, employing her legal knowledge to provide the best immigration services and recommendations for our clients. 

With a sharp understanding of immigration issues, Any advises our clients on the opportunities and challenges of starting a new life in the US, considering their every need.

Having assisted clients from several countries in their immigration journey to America, Any is well-acquainted with the specificities related to each nationality, allowing her to offer exclusive and customized assistance to them.

 

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ISABELA MIGUEL

Business Development Associate

Languages: English and Portuguese

A graduate in Law from the Centro Universitário Uniseb, in Brazil, and with additional training in Paralegal Studies from Valencia College in Orlando, Isabela Miguel serves as a Business Development Associate at AG Immigration. She previously worked at the Public Prosecutor’s Office for the State of São Paulo.

With experience in legal matters in Brazil and extensive knowledge about the US immigration system, Isabela is able to have a comprehensive view of the subject and provide accurate and trustworthy information to our clients. 

Her ability to analyze laws in depth and translate technical terms from immigration legislation into a quick and accessible language allows Isabela to genuinely connect with AG Immigration’s clients, ensuring them that their cases will be carried out safely, transparently, and smoothly.

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MARIANA MONTERREY

Business Development Associate

Languages: Portuguese

Mariana holds a degree in Accounting from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil, with two MBAs in Business Management and Business Strategy.

With nearly 15 years of experience in leadership roles in the banking industry, Mariana has perfected all the necessary skills to take on the role of Business Development Associate at AG Immigration.

Her analytical thinking, empathy, and ability to understand our clients’ needs are just a few of the traits that make Mariana the ideal person to guide immigrants in their initial steps through the process of obtaining their green cards or work visas.

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PATRÍCIA MONTEIRO

Customer Service Manager

Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish

Graduated in Commercial and Service Management from São Caetano do Sul University, in Brazil, Patrícia Monteiro is also specialized in ISO 9001, the most globally recognized standard for quality management.

Throughout her career, she led customer service teams for major multinational companies such as Allianz Worldwide Partners (Mondial Assistance), Ford, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Swiss RE, among many others. Patrícia also has experience in providing specialized service for airlines such as Etihad, Qatar, and Emirates, where she managed relationships with crew members. She has also worked in the concierge department for Black and Platinum MasterCard, dealing with high-profile customers. 

Her diverse experience, including working for companies who constantly dealt with international clients, ensures that AG’s services to immigrants worldwide who seek to fulfill their dream of living in the US are always marked by the highest levels of excellence, safety, and reliability.

 

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PEDRO ZAVA

Business Development Associate

Languages: English and Portuguese

With a successful career in the banking and financial sectors, Pedro Zava brings a distinctive expertise to AG Immigration’s Business Development team.

A graduate in Business from Augusto Motta University, in Brazil, with MBAs from Getúlio Vargas Foundation and Ibmec, Pedro can guide our clients not only on the bureaucratic aspects of immigrating to the US, but also on matters related to family, finance, and daily life.

His experience with high-net-worth investors and clients, coupled with his extensive knowledge in project management, positions Pedro as a business development associate that is capable of providing the highest level of service for immigrants hiring AG Immigration to start their new lives in America.

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ROGER DE SOUZA

Business Development Associate

Languages: English and Portuguese

Roger de Souza has an extensive career in the financial market. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Business and a postgraduate degree in Service Marketing from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, he holds a variety of financial certifications and has worked for banks such as Itaú and HSBC.

At AG Immigration, Roger serves as a Business Development Associate, welcoming and guiding our clients as they embark on their immigration journey to the United States.

With extensive knowledge in visas granting permanent residence to foreigners, such as EB-1, EB-2, and EB-2 NIW, as well as temporary work visas like L-1, and investment visas like E-2, Roger is a fully qualified professional, capable of handling a wide range of immigration cases, assisting clients from around the world in making their dreams come true.

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MALU MERNICK

Business Development Associate

Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese

Fluent in three languages, Malu has devoted her role as a Business Development Associate at AG Immigration to assisting clients from all nationalities in achieving the dream of a better life in the United States. 

With a solid background in sales, holding managerial positions in major industries, Malu graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the São Paulo State University, one of the most prestigious in Brazil. She also holds a postgraduate degree in sales.

Possessing a complete mastery of eligibility criteria for employment-based visas, such as EB-1 and EB-2 NIW, two of the most sought after by foreign professionals, Malu is capable of guiding our clients and their families on their possibilities regarding immigrating to the US safely.

 

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Glenia C. Alexandre

COO
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish 

Glenia is the Head of Operations of AG Immigration. She is responsible for one of AG Immigration’s most important processes. It is in the Operation that the strategy defined by the legal team is implemented through a multistakeholder team composed of attorneys, paralegals, and administrators. Besides the leading role of the operation, Glenia also coordinates the strategic HR processes and is a member of the AG Immigration board of directors where development, marketing and new business strategies are defined. 

Glenia has deep management experience being ahead of other legal firms throughout her career. 

She has been working in the immigration market since 2011, with extensive knowledge of laws and processes that govern the U.S. immigration system, including asylum cases, family immigration by professional qualification, employment immigration applications, investment, and assistance to victims of crime, and many others. 

Glenia holds a B.A. in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University, and a B.A. in Languages from Dixie State College, St. George, UT. 

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Felipe Alexandre

Founding Principal Attorney
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole and Mandarin

Felipe Alexandre was born in Brazil and soon moved to the United States with his family when he became an American citizen. Coming from an immigrant family, he has devoted his career on behalf of the foreign community that is trying to live legally in the United States. His experience and vast knowledge about U.S. visas make him qualified to deal with all types of immigration applications. 

Felipe Alexandre founded and manages three law firms, including AG Immigration, one of the most renowned law firms in the U.S., which emerged from the need to meet the growing demand for EB (employment-based) visas, an immigration category that provides a green card to skilled people based on their professional and academic background. 

Over the years, Felipe has held important positions, including Immigration Court Interpreter, consultant to the Monroe Public Defender’s Office in New York, and immigration law specialist, where he was in charge of teaching hundreds of attorneys how to better understand complex U.S. immigration laws. 

Felipe Alexandre is a renowned attorney and collects awards. In 2021, for the fifth year, he received the “Attorney Client Satisfaction” award from the “American Institute of Legal Counsel”, recognizing him as one of the best lawyers in the U.S. In the first four years, he was awarded as one of the Top 10 Immigration Lawyers in New York and, in 2021, in California. Also in 2021, he was elected by “Attorney and Practice Magazine” as one of California’s Top 10 Immigration Lawyers. 

He has received top ratings (10) from AVVO, an association that ranks American attorneys according to their clients’ evaluations. Felipe Alexandre was also recognized by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) as setting a benchmark in the field of U.S. immigration law, an honor that belongs to only 2.5% of all attorneys in the country. He is also a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association – AILA. 

Felipe Alexandre received his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is licensed in New York and is certified to practice immigration law throughout the United States. 

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Leda Oliveira 

CFO – Financial Officer
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Leda Oliveira is a company administrator with extensive knowledge and experience in financial and accounting management. She worked for ten years as a Project Manager in restructuring and financial improvement, mapping and modeling of organizational processes in large companies such as SulAmerica, Eletropaulo, Riachuelo and Brasilprev, etc. being several times awarded for the results achieved. 

In the United States, Leda specializes in accounting and tax processes, in accordance to U.S. law guidelines, and since 2015 has successfully supported dozens of companies and investors to intelligently plan the internationalization, financial management and tax planning of their businesses. 

At AG Immigration Leda performs the key position of CFO (Chief Financial Officer), a strategic role for the company, in addition to coordinating the analysis, improvement and redesign of internal organizational processes.

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