The Niche Markets Lawyer

Image Vanessa Seckin represents clients ranging from members of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People list to NBA stars, from physicians to scientists. “It’s all about the marketing power of word of mouth and building a bridge of trust with clients that brings more clients,” she says.
The mother of three, this passionate and energetic lawyer believes that being greedy to grow does not always work in her profession. “I know what I want to do and focus on specific fields which few lawyers interested in,” Seckin indicates. She started with physicians – she attributes this to her husband, Ali Inanc Seckin, who specializes in pain management.  Now she has clients from many different professions and fields.

Seckin has a diverse knowledge in immigration law.  She covers individual, start-up, mid-sized, and large multinational companies and organizations encompassing a broad range of industry sectors.  After graduating from law school, Seckin acted in the capacity of an in-house / outside counsel / immigration specialist for a pharmaceutical and IT company in NYC. Thereafter, Seckin practiced with a New York-based immigration law firm where she provided counsel to physicians and scientists on employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant matters.

Seckin now advises corporations, hospitals, small businesses, and individuals on all aspects of immigration law, including visa applications for specialty occupation workers, intra-company transferees, international investors, entertainers, athletes, and extraordinary ability individuals, as well as J-1 waivers (Hardship, Persecution, State 30, no objection), PERM applications, outstanding researchers, National Interest Waivers, and the filing of appeals with BALCA and the AAO.  In addition, Seckin focus on finding innovative immigration solutions for foreign nationals who have exhausted their maximum allowable time in nonimmigrant visa status subject to the two-year foreign residency requirement or who will shortly have held H-1B statuses for the maximum allowable time.

“The current system is dysfunctional, which prevents economic growth.  Immigration reform cannot be successful without a solution for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants who are working and living in the U.S.,” Seckin says. She believes that the U.S. needs a reform that should meet the needs of families and business. “Immigration reform will not be successful unless it ensures that American businesses have access to the workers they need.  American lose out when talented immigrants are blocked from using their skills in the U.S and strengthening our economy. Due to this, immigration reform should increase access to green cards for science, technology, engineering and math college graduates, entrepreneurs and inventors,” she adds.
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