Colombo & Hurd – Immigration Lawyers

Carlos M. Colombo

Immigration attorney Carlos Colombo is a founding partner at the law firm of Colombo & Hurd, PL, where he leads the firm’s business immigration practice. Mr. Colombo assists both businesses and individuals in obtaining temporary visas and permanent resident status in a variety of categories, including visas for business partners, managers, executives, treaty investors and traders, students, exchange visitors and artists, entertainers and a wide variety of professionals.

Rusten C. Hurd

Mr. Hurd is a founding partner at the immigration law firm of Colombo & Hurd, PL, specializing in immigration workers’ compensation and appellate law. With respect to his immigration practice, Mr. Hurd devotes a substantial portion of his time to assisting clients obtain fiancé and marriage visas. As the husband of an immigrant, Mr. Hurd is fully cognizant of the importance of this process to his clients.

Michael Mendez

Michael Mendez is a partner at the immigration law firm of Colombo & Hurd, PL who leads the firm’s immigration deportation section and also focuses on appeals, defense of immigration cases involving criminal matters, naturalization and family petitions. Mr. Mendez is uniquely qualified to represent clients in deportation proceedings, appeals and other immigration matters involving past criminal records, since Mr. Mendez worked for the Public Defender’s Office of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, where he obtained valuable skills with regard to criminal defense law.

Minisha B. Patel

Minisha was admitted to practice law in North Carolina in 2014. Ms. Patel joined Colombo & Hurd in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Patel worked as a business immigration attorney for a Los Angeles based immigration firm where she handled employment-based visa petitions for specialty occupation (H-1) and the transfer of managers, executives, and specialized knowledge employees to offices in the United States (L-1). Her experience also includes preparing Requests for Evidence responses and Motions to Reconsider, as well as PERM applications and TN visas. Ms. Patel’s experiences enable her to analyze a variety of complex legal issues and have helped her develop a strong background in legal research and writing. Ms. Patel has passion for helping her clients and is dedicated to assisting them in their immigration matters. Being a first generation herself, she understands the value of immigration laws and hopes to help her clients pursue their dream of coming to and remaining in the United States. Ms. Patel is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati and is a trained and certified Guardian Ad Litem.

Jeremy S. Sloane

Mr. Sloane possesses a diverse legal and business background, having advised emerging growth, middle market, and public companies across various sectors of the economy including retail, healthcare, distribution, manufacturing, real estate, defense, telecommunications, and technology. A substantial portion of his practice is devoted to structuring, negotiating and documenting complex domestic and cross-border corporate and complex commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations, private equity and venture capital transactions, real estate development joint ventures, and corporate finance matters.

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