Austin, TX July 10, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Law O…

Austin, TX July 10, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Law Office of Margaret Ioannides, PC opened in Austin, effective April 2004, and specializes in a variety of immigrant issues for the corporate sector as well as for individuals. The firm recently expanded into the Jacksonville, Florida market. The Law Office of Margaret Ioannides, PC counsels clients on all aspects of US Immigration and Nationality law, including providing assistance with obtaining a variety of non-immigrant visas, permanent residence/green cards, and naturalization/US citizenship. The firm also assists corporate clients with worksite compliance issues.

Ms. Ioannides states that “I am so pleased to be in Austin, Texas and am looking forward to my firm’s expansion into Jacksonville, Florida. With a burgeoning immigrant population, a large foreign student population attending the local universities, and especially with so many divergent cultures coming from all over the world to be in Austin’s tech industry, it gives me great pleasure to be able to serve this community. In addition, the growth and increasing internationalization of the Northeast Florida region, provide an additional market for my firm’s immigration-related services. Having both corporate and individual clients allows me to fully immerse myself into Austin while still keeping my roots and maintaining my secondary practice in Florida.”

Ms. Ioannides adds, “As a boutique law firm, no one is ever lost in the shuffle and each client is able to access my undivided attention. I offer efficient, exceptional, and results-oriented service to each of my clients.”

Ms. Ioannides graduated Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Florida, and then attended the prestigious joint degree program in Law and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She received both her law degree and her Master of Science degree in the Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1996. Her studies concentrated in the field of international law and relations, as well as international business.

Since graduating in 1996, Ms. Ioannides has worked, in both the public and private sectors, in the field of U.S. Immigration and Nationality law. She was selected into the Attorney General’s Honors Program, where she worked as an Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals, the highest national administrative tribunal for immigration law. She has also worked for prominent law firms in Florida and Texas, handling both employment based and family based immigration matters on behalf of corporate and individual clients. Ms. Ioannides is fluent in both Spanish and Greek. She has studied in Spain and the Netherlands, and has worked at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.

Ms. Ioannides is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Austin Human Resource Management Association, and the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin. She has written on immigration law topics for the Austin Human Resource Management Association and has been published in the Texas Lawyer and the Florida Bar’s International Law Quarterly.

Ms. Ioannides also frequently presents to trade and community groups regarding immigration and related legal issues and has been featured as an immigration expert on News 8 Austin and in the Austin Business Journal.

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