Melvin R. Solomon

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Melvin R. Solomon is managing partner of the firm. A nationally recognized immigration law specialist, Mr. Solomon offers more than three decades of practical, hands-on experience. He has lectured frequently and published extensively articles on various immigration law topics. Mr. Solomon has been named one of the Best Immigration Lawyers in the United States and in New Jersey by various national and state bar publications.

Among Mr. Solomon's numerous publications is "Family-Sponsored Immigration", which can be found at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Publications Online Bookstore. He also served as a speaker on a core curriculum panel entitled "Immigration Visa Processing Part 1: Family, Special Immigrant & Diversity Visa Lottery." For the past 12 years, Mr. Solomon has been an annual speaker at the National Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Mr. Solomon is a graduate of Rutgers College and Rutgers University School of Law. He is a past Chairman of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Nadine Baldeo-Amaya

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Nadine Amaya has been with the law firm of Parsekian and Solomon since May 2003. She graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University in May 2001, Magna Cum Laude, and a minor in social work. Ms. Amaya then attended New York Law School where she received her J.D. in May 2004. Prior to becoming an associate at Parsekian and Solomon, Ms. Amaya clerked with Melvin Solomon from May 2003 to July 2004.

Ms. Amaya represents a diverse group of clients and has been successful in obtaining permanent residence in the United States for them. She specializes in family-based immigration, handling a wide array of cases including but not limited to marriage cases, citizenship, political asylum, battered spouse, fiancé, adoption, orphan, deferred action for childhood arrivals and waiver cases.

Ms. Amaya has been successful in winning deportation and removal cases for immigrants whose children have special needs and has obtained green card for numerous clients under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She has also prevailed in many provisional waiver cases (I-601A). In addition, Ms. Amaya handles appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal courts. The following services are also offered in the area of family law particularly adoptions, guardianships, name changes, and divorces.

Born in Guyana, now a naturalized citizen, Ms. Amaya recognizes the personal and legal challenges faced by those who wish to call the United States home. Her experience allows her to provide efficient and effective legal services to all clients. Ms. Amaya is a member of the American Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Verna B. Fortunato

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Verna B. Fortunato joined the law firm of Parsekian & Solomon, P.C. as an associate in September of 1999. She is a first generation Filipino American. She received a B.A. from Boston College in 1992 in History and Spanish. She received a J.D. in 1997 from New York Law School. From 1997 to 1998, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Marguerite T. Simon, New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, Hackensack, New Jersey. Since 1998, Ms. Fortunato has been practicing Immigration Law with a focus on family based and removal/deportation cases.

Ms. Fortunato assists clients in gaining U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Status and U.S. Citizenship. She has prepared numerous successful applications for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers (I-601A), applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Motions to Reopen with the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals, Petitions for Special immigrant Juveniles, Widow(er)s and Battered Spouses. She also often assists Immigration clients with adoptions and divorces.

Ms. Fortunato is a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar and the New York Bar. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is married and the mother of three children. She is proficient in Spanish.

Liliana Basmadjian

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Liliana Basmadjian was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. She was admitted to practice law, graduating from the University of the Republic with her Doctorate in Law and Social Sciences Degree. Mrs. Basmadjian was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001, after completing a Master of Laws in Comparative Legal Studies (LL.M.) at Pace University School of Law. She joined Moreira & Associates PLLC, a firm that acts as a liaison between Uruguayan governmental institutions and the United States. It was in February 2011 when Mrs. Basmadjian joined Parsekian and Solomon P.C., specializing in family based petitions, both consular processing and adjustment of status; citizenships, cancellations of removal, waiver applications and petitions to remove conditions of residence among other things. Mrs. Basmadjian is fluent in English, Spanish and Armenian.

Stephanie Moreno

Stephanie K. Mendelsohn Moreno is an associate of the law firm of Parsekian & Solomon, P.C.  She assists clients in obtaining U.S. Permanent Residence and Citizenship, with a focus on family based petitions, asylum, battered spouse petitions, and waiver applications.  In addition, she represents clients in family matters, including divorce, custody, and guardianship.  Ms. Moreno was a law clerk for Mr. Solomon prior to becoming an associate at the firm.

Ms. Moreno earned her J.D. from New York Law School.  While in law school, she received the honor of Government Fellow for her commitment to the public interest.  She was a law clerk at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Morris County Surrogate Court.  Ms. Moreno was a member of the Courtroom Advocates Project, where she advocated on behalf of domestic violence victims.  She was also a member of the New York Asian Pacific American Law Students Association as she is of Filipino and Jewish descent.  Ms. Moreno was a member of the clinic, Building a Disability Rights Information Center for Asia and the Pacific, and is a co-author of the clinic's publication in the Marquette Benefits & Social Welfare Law Review.   She received a B.S. in Biology from Montclair State University.

Ms. Moreno is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and the United States District Court of New Jersey.