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SHAHZAD W. AHMED, ESQ.
US Immigration Attorney Shahzad Ahmed is a Board Certified Immigration Attorney, one of only 70 lawyers in the state of Florida to be board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law.
Mr. Ahmed has over 15 years experience and practices immigration law exclusively. He was elected as the Orlando Regional Vice-Chair for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and as a liaison with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for 2013-14. He previously served as a Board Member for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Central Florida for 2010-2011. Mr. Ahmed is a Partner and Senior Immigration Attorney at NeJame Law, which was voted the "Best Law Firm in Central Florida" by readers of the Orlando Business Journal in 2012.
Mr. Ahmed has acquired visas for many businesses as they seek to invest or trasfer their employees to the United States. He has assisted applicants from around the globe, including United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India and many other countries. Visas he has obtained include:
. Business Visas L-1 Intracompany Transferee, EB-1 Multinational Executives/Managers
. Investor Visas E-2 Treaty Investor, EB-5 Job Creation
. Employment Visas H-1B Specialty Occupation, O-1 Extraordinary Ability, P-1 Athlete, P-2 Cultural Exchange Artist, P-3 Culturally Unique Performer, R-1 religious Worker, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-2 Advanced Degree, EB-3 Skilled and Unskilled Worker, EB-4 Special Immigrant
. Personal/Family Visas Family based petitions, Fiances, Immigrant Visas
Mr. Ahmed has successfully represented thousands of businesses and individual clients in various circumstances, including but not limited to, business and investor visas, employment visas, family visas, deportation, asylum, naturalization and citizenship matters. Mr. Ahmed has extensive experience in courtroom litigation as well. He has appeared in hundreds of cases before dozens of immigration judges, successfully representing clients in matters ranging from removal proceedings to claims for political asylum, cancellation of removal, hardship waivers and adjustment of status.Background
Mr. Ahmed earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Touro Law Center in Long Island, New York. As a law student, Mr. Ahmed served as an Assistant Editor for the International Law Journal while contributing to various other journals and publications. He concentrated his studies in International Law and quickly developed a passion for assisting others with their immigration issues. Mr. Ahmed went on to complete a comprehensive law studies program in Shimla, India, an opportunity that enriched his understanding of the comparative legal jurisprudence. In 1988, Mr. Ahmed was admitted to the Florida Bar and after ten years of practice, in 2008, Shahzad Ahmed joined NeJame Law as a Partner. He currently serves as the Senior Attorney and Senior Litigator for the Firm's Immigration Division.
Shahzad Ahmed's works have been noted and cited in press releases by human rights and civil liberties organizations, including Amnesty International and Solidarity U.S.A. Mr. Ahmed is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for both the Southern District and the Middle District of Florida. He practices immigration law throughout the entire United States and is admitted to practice in any immigration court within the United States. He is also active in various immigration, civic and political organizations.Languages
Mr. Ahmed is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi. Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese are also spoken at his firm.
PRACTICE AREAS: Immigration Law