Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Tampa partner Maria del Carmen Ramos was selected as TAMPA Magazine’s Top Lawyer 2019 in the category of Immigration as voted on by her peers. This is the third year in a row that Maria has received such a prestigious honor.
Maria is Co-Chair of the immigration practice group and devotes her practice to counseling clients on immigration and related employment issues. Maria understands that immigration law is a way for employers to move human capital, including workers’ knowledge, talent, skills, experience, and training, around the world. She works with U.S. and multinational clients to provide comprehensive business immigration representation on U.S. visa matters, covering the full spectrum of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing for their professional workforce, including new hires, the existing talent pool, and international intra-company transfers. She takes a holistic approach to working with clients to develop an acute understanding of their business, assesses and advises on the options available, identifies potential risks and gains, and provides recommendations on strategy that best align to her clients’ key business needs while ensuring compliance with all applicable immigration law and regulations. Maria’s immigration practice reflects a commitment to educating her clients (often the human resource employees are given the thankless task of managing the clients’ immigration needs) and their workforce on the immigration process and working with them throughout the entire process or case.