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Patricia A. Elmas’ career spans over 25 years in the legal field, with 23 years of experience in the business immigration and compliance field. Her experience focuses on nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for the business, technology, public relations, managed care, health care, research and entertainment communities, with a focus on obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for multi-national corporations, start-ups, extraordinary business professionals, and individuals. She leads a team of immigration professionals, supervises and mentors paralegals and provides case management for large volume caseloads for corporate clients. Patty acts as the main liaison for the practice’s case management system, providing input on enhancements and improvements to keep pace with the demands of the practice, and provides training for the same. She also writes articles for the group's blog, Inside Business Immigration: Legal Analysis for the Global Employer.


  • Intracompany transferees, including employer blanket L programs
  • Complex PERM labor certifications
  • Permanent residence and naturalization/citizenship
  • TN NAFTA professional positions
  • Treaty trader/investor visas
  • J-1 training programs, including establishing J-1 program sponsor applications
  • Business Visitor and Special Visa Analysis Cases
  • H-1B, E-3 complex specialty-occupation cases and issues
  • Artists, extraordinary business persons, musicians, entertainers, researchers and athletes
  • Coast Guard vessel exemptions, working closely with the Coast Guard
  • Employment compliance, including I-9 and public access file audits
  • Merger and acquisition/business immigration issues



  • Diploma di maturità, Political Science/Criminal Justice, State University of New York College of Arts and Sciences at Brockport
˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.