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Stanick Law, LLC

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Stanick Law is a multicultural, international law firm offering a wide range of legal services with a single goal in mind: to provide equal access to justice while recognizing that legal representation is a human right, not a privilege. The firm works to reconnect families, support homeowners, and provide talented individuals the opportunity to pursue their destiny. The attorneys pride themselves in tailoring legal experiences to client’s individual needs, and in always treating clients with the same respect they would treat their own friends and family.

Founded on a passion for all things international, Stanick Law is dedicated to providing multi-faceted legal representation to clients all over the globe. Stanick Law provides legal services from offices in New York and New Jersey, including optional meeting spaces throughout New York City, New Jersey, and countless other locations. This flexibility allows the firm to cater to the varying needs of its clientele.

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Leann D. Stanick, Esq.

PARTNER

Leann D. Stanick, Esq.

Leann is a NY/NJ-based attorney who practices immigration, real estate, and business law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women’s Studies from the University at Albany, and graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law having earned an International & Comparative Law Certificate. Eager to expand upon her expertise in human rights, Leann went on to complete the Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Diploma Program at American University Washington College of Law.

Throughout her studies, Leann completed internships at the UN-mandated Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Caribbean Law Clinic (Jamaica), various law firms, and study abroad programs in Rwanda, South Africa, and the Cayman Islands. Upon passing the Bar and prior to co-founding her first law practice in 2016, Leann immersed herself in the fields of real estate and immigration, first at a small law firm, then an international law firm, and finally with a multinational professional services firm. At that point in her career, she chose to use her professional and interpersonal skills to build a practice that effectively services immigrants, young professionals, and entrepreneurs. Thus, Leann founded her first solo practice, Stanick Law, LLC., in April 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leann was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and raised between the islands, New York City, and New Jersey. Her passion for serving migrant communities stems from personal experiences with U.S. immigration, cross-border settlement, and overcoming a series of related obstacles. Having navigated the immigration system herself, she provides invaluable insight and expert guidance. Resilient and purposive, Leann achieves the most favorable outcome for her clients by forming creative solutions to complex legal issues.

Education

  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW
    • Diploma, Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, 2015
  • FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW
    • Juris Doctor, 2013
  • SUNY ALBANY
    • B.A., Political Science and Women’s Studies, 2010

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Caribbean Attorneys Network, Member
  • Unchained At Last, Pro bono Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New York, New Jersey

Kashif A. Forbes, Esq.

OF COUNSEL

Kashif A. Forbes, Esq.

Kashif is a versatile, results-oriented attorney licensed in New York and Trinidad and Tobago. He brings a broad scope of experience, with strengths in Litigation, Criminal Defense, and Transactional and Contract work. Kashif is a highly driven self-starter with a history of delivering timely results, in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments through good judgment and analysis.

As a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society, Kashif represented indigent clients in criminal matters on both felony and misdemeanor charges in New York County Criminal Court and Supreme Court. His representative cases included, but are not limited to: crimes involving drugs, weapons, violence, and theft, maintaining an active caseload of 80 – 100 cases at a time.

At the Aequitas and Virtus Chambers in Trinidad and Tobago, Kashif handled various civil, criminal, employment, and family law cases from consultation to verdict, judgment, or settlement, advocating before the Magistrates’ Courts, High Courts, Family Courts, and Industrial Courts. Notably, he represented clients in civil cases that resulted in million-dollar judgments. Simultaneously, he represented indigent clients in civil, criminal, and family matters through referrals from the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority.

Education

  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    • Juris Doctor, 2010
  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
    • B.A., Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, 2007

Activities & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Trinidad and Tobago Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • New York, Trinidad and Tobago

Viswanatha Acharya

PARALEGAL

Viswanatha Acharya

Viswanatha Acharya (Vish) is a Global Mobility enthusiast with more than seven years of professional experience as an Immigration Consultant and over six years of experience assisting with U.S. Immigration cases. He has worked as a paralegal amongst a diverse clientele of U.S. law firms and has gained expertise in In-House Immigration processes and client management. He has also worked with various immigration tools such as INSZoom, LawLogix Edge, and Tracker 8. Viswanatha is of the belief that consistency in our efforts lays a strong foundation for success, hence an ongoing learning process along with adaptability to changing environments paves the way to success through excellence. He provides paralegal support to Stanick Law, LLC. from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, and is fluent in English, Hindi, and Kannada.

Education

  • Master Of Commerce (M.COM) in Accounting from Bangalore University, Bangalore – 2016
  • Bachelor Of Commerce (B.COM) from Bangalore University, Bangalore – 2013

Work Experience

  • Immigration Associate at Exigent Group Limited (Aug 2017 – Mar 2020)
  • Immigration Consultant at Capgemini (Jan 2017 – Aug 2017)
  • Immigration Coordinator at Accenture (Mar 2015 – Nov 2016)
  • Procurement Associate at Mindtree (Jul 2013 – Sep 2014)

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
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