Rezende Law, P.C. is an international law firm with offices in New York City and in Belo Horizonte - Brazil. Our lawyers and professional staff, as well as those we associate with throughout the world, have a wealth of practical experience and knowledge of business immigration, individual immigration, and worldwide legal systems. This is essential to overcome limitations of cross-cultural knowledge and understanding and to efficiently present your case to the government.
In the U.S., we focus on employment-based green cards and visas, investor green cards and visas, I-9 audits, change or extension of visa status, deportation defense, family-based green cards, VAWA petitions, naturalization, consular processing, waivers of inadmissibility, and asylum.
In Brazil, we focus on cross-border transactions, foreign investments, real estate transactions, recognition of foreign marriages and divorces, foreign inheritances, pensions, and tax obligations.
We are here to provide you with clear advice and a map to the future. Whatever your case, concern, or doubt about immigration matters, we will advise you about your rights, help you make informed decisions, and fight for you in immigration agencies and in court if necessary.
Lucas Rezende has represented clients in a broad range of legal matters. Multilingual and bicultural, this world citizen has practiced law in New York and in Brazil. He has successfully represented clients in U.S. Immigration Courts and in New York Supreme Court, Civil Court, Criminal Court, Housing Court, and Family Court.
Prior to founding Rezende Law, P.C., Lucas Rezende was an Adjunct Professor of Law for four years at St. John’s University, in New York, where he taught Comparative Law (Summer 2013, 2015, 2016), Comparative Legal Systems (Spring 2014, 2015, 2016), Introduction to U.S. Law (Spring 2014, Fall 2016), and Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing (Spring 2013, 2014 and Fall 2013, 2014, 2015). In 2015, he rose to become the director of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in U.S. Legal Studies, which has had attorneys from over 50 countries.
Lucas Rezende earned the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for graduating with the highest GPA in the Master of Laws in U.S. Legal Studies from St. John's. In Brazil, he started practicing law after graduating from one of the highest ranked law schools in South America.
A born traveler, Lucas Rezende has directed law school study abroad programs to Italy, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, and Israel, which included visits to legal institutions and meetings with lawyers, professors, government officials, and Supreme Court justices. He also met with Pope Francis in the Vatican during a private audience that marked the start of a two-day conference on International Religious Freedom.
Lucas Rezende is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Wagner Rezende has over 25 years of experience in corporate transactions, corporate litigation, employment law, family law, and estate planning. Licensed in Brazil and based in Belo Horizonte, he practices in Brazilian trial and appellate courts, and well as in Brazil's highest courts: the Supreme Federal Court and the Superior Court of Justice. He represents clients who have legal needs in Brazil, including cross-border transactions, recognition of foreign marriages and divorces, foreign inheritances, pensions, tax obligations, and real estate transactions.
Wagner Rezende has over 15 years of experience as a law professor. He is an assistant professor of Social Security Law and teaches the Public and Private Institutions course in several programs.
For over 10 years, he has been coordinating the implementation of law school distance learning programs in several cities of Minas Gerais. These programs are offered by the KROTON group (Unopar - University of North Paraná) and by the Newton Paiva University Center (Belo Horizonte/MG).
Our vision is to be a quality reference in legal services with ethical and social responsibility.
We are committed to dispel rumors and to increase awareness among immigrant communities of their rights and defenses.
Our mission is to provide legal solutions through a team of excellent professionals in order to serve clients with efficiency and compassion.
For many immigrants, their most valuable asset is the right to live and work in the United States. For their loved ones living around the world, the right to travel to the United States is indispensable. We understand that the stakes are high. We are just like you.
We have helped immigrants and foreign investors from around the world achieve the American Dream.
Contact us now to schedule a consultation!