Nicole Gunara

immigration LAWYER in New York

immigration LAWYER in New York

Experience: 7+ years

Number of clients: 1,700+

Languages: 🇺🇸 🇮🇩

Specialty:

  • Work visas

  • Talent visas

  • Investors visas

  • Employment green cards

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Nicole Gunara

Managing Attorney at Manifest Law

Immigration lawyer at Manifest dressed in glasses and blue shirt

Nicole Gunara

Managing Attorney at Manifest Law

Immigration lawyer at Manifest dressed in glasses and blue shirt

Nicole Gunara

Managing Attorney at Manifest Law

About lawyer:

Nicole has extensive experience in handling complex extraordinary ability, employment-based, and investment-based visas. She specializes in managing corporate accounts, advising multinational corporations on establishing and maintaining immigration programs, and successfully drafting and submitting petitions and responses for various visa categories.


Nicole is also proficient in Consular Practice, having represented clients at embassies and consulates worldwide. Additionally, she has a strong background in securities regulation, general business law, and considerations for emerging companies in the US.

Licensed attorney since

2020

2020

Location

New York City

New York City

Education

JD from Fordham Law, 2019

JD from Fordham Law, 2019

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Membership in Associations & Awards

American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

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About lawyer:

Nicole has extensive experience in handling complex extraordinary ability, employment-based, and investment-based visas. She specializes in managing corporate accounts, advising multinational corporations on establishing and maintaining immigration programs, and successfully drafting and submitting petitions and responses for various visa categories.


Nicole is also proficient in Consular Practice, having represented clients at embassies and consulates worldwide. Additionally, she has a strong background in securities regulation, general business law, and considerations for emerging companies in the US.

Licensed attorney since

2020

Location

New York City

Education

JD from Fordham Law, 2019

Boston College Law faculty logo
Boston College Law faculty logo

Membership in Associations & Awards

American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Immigration Association Logo
American Immigration Association Logo

Prior successful cases

Example cases that this lawyer has handled for their clients

L-1 visa for a Finance Professional

L-1 visa for a Finance Professional

Visa type: L-1

Who: Finance Professional with prior L-1 denial


Background: Client was needed urgently by the US affiliate to oversee new investment projects with a set deadline in a few months. Prior counsel made a bad decision to file the case under the difficult L-1B specialized knowledge category. An RFE was received and was poorly responded to, ultimately leading to a denial


My work: After reviewing the case and analyzing the duties and responsibilities of the Client, we suggested filing under the L-1A senior manager category as it was the most suitable fit. The Client’s work within the finance space falls under a unique category of senior managers known as ‘functional managers’ - allowing the client to qualify as a senior manager despite not having any formal subordinates. We filed the case within 2 weeks of engagement which was approved within 5 days without an RFE

Result: L-1A approved

E-2 for an Entrepreneur

E-2 for an Entrepreneur

Visa type: E2

Who: Entrepreneur seeking an E-2 Renewal for a Struggling Business


Background: An Entrepreneur seeking to renew his E-2 visa was given poor advice and did not provide updated materials to the consular officer - generating a refusal requesting a formal application to renew his company’s registration. At issue was the fact that the business suffered significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately never made any profit nor hired employees in the five years the E-2 was valid for


My work: I developed a nuanced strategy where we would argue that the business was being pivoted towards a different industry - requiring the consulate to not treat this application as a renewal but as a new E-2 enterprise; despite maintaining the same name and information. I advised the Client to inject new capital into the business in the low five figures and developed a new business plan showing five years of projections based on the new direction of the business. I then provided significant evidence showing the negative impact COVID-19 had on the ability for his business to grow according to his initial application in order to convince the officer to overlook the five years of negative revenue

Result: Direct approval at interview

O-1 visa for HR/People Partner

O-1 visa for HR/People Partner

Visa type: O-1

Who: O-1 visa for HR/People Partner


Background: Client was on the tail-end of their master’s OPT period and did not win the H-1B lottery. In order to continue working for her employer, she desperately needed a work visa to transition into. The problem was that her credentials and achievements did not quite fit the O-1A category that HR professionals would generally fall under


My work: I developed a novel strategy where I argued that her work was defined as ‘designing cultures’ rendering it a creative endeavor that falls under the O-1B. As a novel argument, we sourced expert opinion letters from professors and experts in the field that argued that designing a culture was an ”art.” We also provided to the government significant literature and articles supporting this

Result: Direct Approval without RFE

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Learn how Manifest is different

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Visa approved
or money back

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Full service law firm.

From start to finish

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Flexible payment plans up to 6 months

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Handpicked and vetted immigration attorneys

Learn how Manifest is different

Legal efficiency meets personalized support

Icon of opened safe informing you of Manifest's money-back guarantee

Visa approved
or money back

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Full service law firm.

From start to finish

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Flexible payment plans up to 6 months

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Handpicked and vetted immigration attorneys

We handle all major
visa types to the US

Our lawyers are experienced in all major visa types to the US, from work to extraordinary ability and family green cards

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Work visas

All employment and work visas

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Employment green cards

Immigrant visas / Green Cards

EB4 visa

EB5 visa (Investors)

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Family &
Other visas

All other visas & green cards

We handle all major
visa types to the US

Our lawyers are experienced in all major visa types to the US, from work to extraordinary ability and family green cards

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Work visas

All employment and work visas

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Employment green cards

Immigrant visas / Green Cards

EB4 visa

EB5 visa (Investors)

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Family &
Other visas

All other visas & green cards

We handle all major visa types to the US

Our lawyers are experienced in all major visa types to the US, from work to extraordinary ability and family green cards

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Work visas

All employment and work visas

Cartoon icon of a business woman at an airport travelling

Employment green cards

Immigrant visas / Green Cards

EB4 visa

EB5 visa (Investors)

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Family &
Other visas

All other visas & green cards

Thousands of happy clients
served by our lawyer-partners

Thousands of happy clients served by our lawyer-partners

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Hi Ariel, Just wanted to say THANK YOU for an amazing service and assistance with this case. It started a year ago, and now after all those months, I can relax (at least from this aspect). Just to share with you that it was one of the biggest administration challenges I need to complete as part of the company's Reset. Thank you again

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Alex, Ukraine

O1 Visa

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Manifest has the best attorneys I've ever hired, they and their team are always professional and quick response, they helped me get my EB2 Green Card and make our family dream come to true finally, I'll recommend them to anyone who have immigration issues.

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Inderjit Gujarat, India

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Daliah was recommended to my husband and me by an executive at the company we both work for, and she was very helpful as we prepared for my husband's K1 visa to immigrate to the United States. She provided Certified English Translations for my husband's Israeli documents, including court records. She met with us and helped us organize our documentation and navigate the visa process.

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Eli & Moli, Israel

EB2 Green Card

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Hi Ariel, Just wanted to say THANK YOU for an amazing service and assistance with this case. It started a year ago, and now after all those months, I can relax (at least from this aspect). Just to share with you that it was one of the biggest administration challenges I need to complete as part of the company's Reset. Thank you again

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Alex, Ukraine

O1 Visa

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Manifest has the best attorneys I've ever hired, they and their team are always professional and quick response, they helped me get my EB2 Green Card and make our family dream come to true finally, I'll recommend them to anyone who have immigration issues.

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Inderjit Gujarat, India

EB2 Green Card

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Daliah was recommended to my husband and me by an executive at the company we both work for, and she was very helpful as we prepared for my husband's K1 visa to immigrate to the United States. She provided Certified English Translations for my husband's Israeli documents, including court records. She met with us and helped us organize our documentation and navigate the visa process.

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Eli & Moli, Israel

EB2 Green Card

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Nicole Gunara

Managing Attorney at Manifest Law

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Nicole Gunara

Managing Attorney at Manifest Law

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Nicole Gunara

Managing Attorney at Manifest Law

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Attorney Advertising. This website is intended for general informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is no substitute for consulting a licensed attorney. Only an attorney can provide you with legal advice, and only after considering your specific facts and circumstances. You should not act on any information on this website without first seeking the advice of an attorney. manifestlaw.com is a product of Manifest Law PLLC. Manifest Law PLLC is a law firm operating as a New York Professional Corporation. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Attorney Advertising. This website is intended for general informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is no substitute for consulting a licensed attorney. Only an attorney can provide you with legal advice, and only after considering your specific facts and circumstances. You should not act on any information on this website without first seeking the advice of an attorney. manifestlaw.com is a product of Manifest Law PLLC. Manifest Law PLLC is a law firm operating as a New York Professional Corporation. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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