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WELCOME TO AG IMMIGRATION 

AG Immigration is one of the leading immigration offices in the USA. We are in several American cities, including Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Las Vegas and Washington, and our representatives in Brazil. 

We have highly qualified, experienced attorneys who are authorized to practice immigration law throughout the United States. Our attorneys develop a customized legal strategy for each client, and our petitions are thoroughly prepared to the demanding standards required by USCIS. 

The AG legal team is led by Felipe Alexandre, a renowned Brazilian-American attorney who is a reference in the immigration law area in the USA, and who has been listed by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the top 10 immigration attorneys in the State of New York for several years. Knowing the background and trusting the attorney who will represent you is essential to ensure the success of your immigration lawsuit. 

Besides the legal team, AG has an operational team formed by professionals with certified experience, including former employees of the U.S. government, who will assist you in all stages of your application, from the support in collecting the required documentation, preparing your petition, sending your application to the USCIS, and monitoring the status of your request with the U.S. authorities. Everything is provided 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 effective way. 

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

GET TO KNOW THE AG TEAM 

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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 been devoting his career to the foreign community that aims to become a legal resident in the United States. His experience and extensive knowledge of U.S. visas make him able to handle all types of immigration processes. 

Felipe Alexandre started and manages three law firms, including AG (Advanced Global), one of the most renowned law firms in the USA, which was created from the need to meet the growing demand for EB (employment-based) visas, an immigration category that provides the Green Card to highly qualified people based on their professional and academic backgrounds. 

Over the years, Felipe has held important positions including immigration interpreter, consultant to the Public Defender’s Office in Monroe County in New York, and immigration law specialist, where he has been responsible for teaching hundreds of attorneys to better understand the complex U.S. immigration laws. 

A renowned attorney, Felipe Alexandre collects awards, having even received in 2020, for the fourth consecutive year, the “Attorney Client Satisfaction”, offered by the “American Institute of Legal Counsel”. Considered one of the 10 best immigration attorneys in New York, he received a top rating from AVVO, an association that ranks American attorneys according to their client evaluations. Felipe Alexandre was also acknowledged by Super Lawyers (Thomas Reuters) as a reference 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 an active member of American Immigration Lawyers Association – AILA. 

Felipe Alexandre has a law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is a Bachelor of Law from New York City and is certified to practice immigration law throughout the United States. 

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Rodrigo Costa

CEO
Languages: English, Portuguese, 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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Alberto Lugo Royo

Senior Attorney
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Alberto is an attorney focused on Business Immigration. He has extensive experience in a wide spectrum of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories which allows him to effectively assess the options of each client and help them to decide which is the best solution for their particular facts and needs, whether they be an individual, small business or multinational company.

Alberto has successfully argued extraordinary ability cases (O-1, EB-1A) for professionals in many fields, including artists, athletes, chefs, medical researchers, musicians and actors, among others.  He has also assisted investors in obtaining E-2 Treaty Investor visas to come to the United States and manage their companies, as well as assisted multinational companies in bringing executives and managers to the United States to oversee their operations (L-1, EB-1C).

Alberto also has extensive experience arguing EB-2 National Interest Waiver cases, having successfully obtained permanent residency for countless individuals based on their prospective professional contributions to the United States.

Outside of Business Immigration, Alberto has also assisted many families through the process of obtaining permanent residency for parents, spouses and children.

Alberto received a baccalaureate degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law.

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Leda Oliveira 

CFO – Financial Officer
Languages: Portuguese, English, 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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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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Virginia Ferreira

Executive Administrator
Languages: Portuguese and English 

Virginia is an Executive Manager at AG. Her experience in customer service makes her the right person to manage the company’s new customers and business development department. She is also responsible for implementing improvements in administrative procedures. 

Before coming to AG, Virginia worked as a team leader in the customer services department of Bloomberg LP, NY, where she was able to improve her knowledge as well as develop and conduct different training programs for new employees. She also has experience in HR recruitment. 

Virginia has a law degree from Saint John’s University in NY, one of the best colleges in the country, with a major in Criminal Justice. 

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Tenice C. Rocha

Business/Legal Administrator
Languages: Portuguese and English 

Tenice is the Legal Administrator of AG, responsible for the visa process management team.  She works directly with the company’s attorneys, managing their schedules and all cases with tight deadlines to be met. 

She has been an immigration professional since 2014 and has extensive experience in preparing applications for many different types of visas to the United States, a deep knowledge through her participation in several training courses in the immigration area, making sure that new rules and more updated strategies are always applied in our company. 

Tenice graduated in business management from Dixie State University. 

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Milena Venceslau

Paralegal/Project Coordinator
Languages: Portuguese and English

Milena is responsible for managing the AG clients’ applications, a position she performs with deep professional knowledge due to her experience on immigrant visas, especially on EB-1 and EB-2 NIW visas.  In her career, she has won several outstanding performance awards. 

Due to the knowledge acquired in the immigration field, Milena can act in several areas, from the preparation and collection of documents for sending an immigration petition to assisting the Legal Department to solve more complex immigration law issues. 

Milena has a degree in Business Management with a major in Foreign Trade from Fundação Educacional do Município de Assis (FEMA), and she has an MBA in People Management from Fundação Eurípedes Soares da Rocha. 

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JERÔNIMO STRÖHER DE AZEVEDO

Paralegal
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish 

Jerônimo has extensive experience in the corporate and immigration areas in the United States, having specialized in immigration lawsuits involving companies and multinationals in visa applications such as L-1, EB-1C and E-2. He also has knowledge and extensive experience in permanent residence visas based on career or employment, particularly EB-1A, EB-2 NIW and EB-3 visas. 

He holds a law license from Attorney Association of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (OAB/RS), since 1998, with a background in the civil, tax, family and succession, consumer, criminal, business, and sports areas.  

Jerônimo holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). He also holds a graduate degree in Sports Law from Castelo Branco University and a graduate degree in Law from the Higher School of The Judiciary of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Ajuris).

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Camila Araújo

Customer Support Analyst
Portuguese, English, and Spanish

Camila is a licensed attorney with the Brazilian Bar Association, since 2007, with experience in civil and labor-areas, having specialized in Labor Law. At AG, she works as a customer support analyst.

Throughout her career, Camila has already been responsible for the Legal Department of the Federation of Tourism and Hospitality in the State of Minas Gerais (FHOREMG) and has worked in the legal department of large Brazilian union entities, as a senior attorney for the Employers’ Union of Hotels, Restaurants and Similar in Belo Horizonte (SINDHORB) and as an attorney for the Federation of Employees in Commerce and Similar in the State of Minas Gerais (FECCOMEG), besides working in the legal department at Banco Bradesco S. A., a banking institution, having 14 years of legal experience.

Camila has a graduate degree in Union Law from Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília-DF (IESB) and a bachelor’s degree in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica from Minas Gerais (PUC-MG).

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MARCELA RIBEIRO MANHÃES FREITAS CORDEIRO

Customer Support Analyst
Portuguese

Marcela works as a customer support analyst at AG and before that, she worked with the Government, both at the municipal and state levels. Her main duties and responsibilities were in the advisory field, issuing legal opinions on administrative law (biddings, contracts, agreements, and regulatory acts).

Marcela has a master’s degree in Human Sciences from Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, a graduate degree in Public Management from Escola de Contas e Capacitação Professor Pedro Aleixo – State Audit Court from Minas Gerais – TCE, and an undergraduate degree in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica from Minas Gerais – PUC/MG

 

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Yun Tang

Paralegal
Languages: English and Mandarin 

Yun is an experienced legal assistant with an extensive background in immigration to the United States, especially in career or employment-based immigrant visa cases – EB Visas. 

Her experience in this business has enabled Yun to translate legal documents, write reply letters to U.S. authorities, and assist AG Immigration’s legal department in evaluating potential green card applicants and other immigration benefits. 

Yun has also been an expert in marketing and social media and event organizer. She holds a degree in Ancient Chinese History and Global History from East China Normal University in Shanghai. 

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Patricia Ventura

Paralegal
English, Portuguese

Patricia is an experienced Immigration Paralegal, having worked for some of the most important offices in the United States, where she has helped many immigrants to obtain their green cards. At AG Immigration, she has been part of the Family Based and Asylum/Waivers team

Patricia has an extensive background in the family-based side of immigration, from regular family petitions to more complicated cases, like VAWAs (Violence Against the Women’s Act), DACA’s, Waivers and on cases related to victims of crimes (U-visa).

Patricia is a licensed Brazilian attorney and a certified Paralegal from Liberty University, in the United States. She is in the process of obtaining her master’s degree in law at USC Gold School of Law, in Caifornia.

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Adriana Ballalai

Business Development Director 
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French 

With over 20 years of career as attorney, analyst and Business Development Associate, Adriana has extensive experience working for important private companies such as Marques da Cruz Advogados Associados, Sharp Corporation, Dotz, Baruel and Ascet Investimentos.  

Since she has moved to the United States, Adriana has worked in several immigration-related areas, especially EB visas, and she has focused on pre- and post-immigration issues for individuals and legal entities that decide to move or relocate their businesses to the U.S. 

Adriana holds a bachelor’s degree in law in Brazil and has been a member of OAB/ SP since 2006, with experience in family and successions. She is also graduated in Business Management. 

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Rodrigo Rodrigues

Communications Director
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish 

Rodrigo Rodrigues is a marketing and communication specialist. A former U.S. government employee, Rodrigo worked more than 20 years at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, where he acquired a wide knowledge of visas and immigration laws. 

During his professional career, Rodrigo worked for the U.S. government in several important events, such as Bill Clinton’s (1996) and Barack Obama’s (2011) presidential visits to Brazil, and in organizing the World Cup (2014) and Olympics (2016), where he received many awards for outstanding performance, including the Meritorious Honor Award and an appreciation certificate from the White House. 

Rodrigo Rodrigues has a degree in Journalism from Estácio de Sá University, and has taken several specialization courses in immigration, marketing, visual diplomacy, communication, and social media. 

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David Mizrahy

Business Development Associate
Languages: English and Portuguese  

David is a Business Development Associate at AG Immigration. He has extensive background experience in negotiations and team management, having served as a commercial manager for 26 years in the area of automobiles, in Premium line brands, where he received several awards for performance and quality in national and international sales.

David holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Izabela Hendrix Methodist College, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Business Management from the Baptist School of Education.

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ANA BARBARA SCHAFFERT

Business Development Associate
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, German

Ana Barbara is a lawyer and a Business Development Associate at AG Immigration. With extensive experience in international transactions, having also worked in Brazil, Germany, and the United States, Ana Barbara brings with her an extensive background in foreign investment operations, mergers, and acquisitions, and business development affairs; always with a focus on helping individuals and legal entities to achieve success in their ventures. Before coming to AG, Ana Barbara worked with private aircraft sales at Embraer Executive Jets.

Ana Barbara holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and an LLM from Florida International University. She has also concluded international legal programs at Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany) and the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal).

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Ocione Costa

Customer Service Manager 
Languages: Portuguese 

With more than 30 years of experience in the areas of relationship and customer service, Ocione has worked in large companies in Brazil, such as Sodexo, TIM, and Ticket Restaurante. 

During her professional career, Ocione excelled for her communication and leadership abilities, having the opportunity to coordinate several sales and customer service teams, always with successful results. These qualities and professional experience make her the right person to become AG Immigration’s Customer Service Manager. 

Ocione is in the process of completing her law degree from Newton Paiva University. 

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Isabella Caldeira

Customer Support Analyst
Portuguese and English

Isabella has spent most of her career in the real estate market, achieving wide experience in sales and customer service. Isabella works at AG as a Customer Support Analyst and before joining AG, she worked at Localiza Hertz and LAR Imóveis.

Isabella has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Universidade Pitágoras and is certified as a Real Estate Transaction Professional by Grupo Grossi. She has also participated in several Coaching and Mentoring workshops, Quality Management and Administration courses.

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