MELISSA MCNAMEE, ESQ

MELISSA MCNAMEE, ESQ

Contact: MMcnamee@wagnerlawgroup.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Melissa has spent the last decade working exclusively in the area of immigration law, focusing on business and family immigration. Her immigration practice includes a focus on PERM Labor Certification, H-1B, L-1 A/B, TN, EB-1 International Executive or Manager, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability (artists, musicians, engineers), EB-2 and EB-3 categories, waivers, family-based immigration, naturalization and troubleshooting of complex immigration cases. Prior to joining The Wagner Law Group, Melissa ran a solo law practice based in Massachusetts and Florida. She also served as In-House Corporate Counsel to Novell, Inc., where she was responsible for the inbound and outbound transfer of over 200 employees per year, immigration issues in relation to mergers and acquisitions and a budget of $1 million. Additionally, Melissa has counseled Fortune 500 clients and tier-one universities and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Wagner Law Group, A Professional Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts. 2017 -

Partner

VENLAW, P.A., Coral Gables, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts, January 2010 - July 2017

Melissa McNamee Venceslau, P.A., June 2009 - Jan 2010

McNamara & McCarthy, P.C. , June 2007 - Jun 2009

Novell, Inc., August 2004 - June 2007 - Corporate Counsel

Other Activities

Melissa also serves as a legal educator and has hosted University of Miami Law students in firm internships since August 2007. She taught PERM Labor Certification at Florida International University Law School, Temporary Protected Status at University of Miami Law School’s award winning Haitian TPS clinic program, and Immigration Options for Undocumented Clients at the Health Rights Clinic.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor, 2006

University of Massachusetts Boston
Master of Science, cum laude, 2003

Boston University
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2000

 

Presentations

The latest developments in Massachusetts & Federal Employment Law – David Gabor, Melissa McNamee and Virginia Peabody, seminar with 360 Corporate Benefits Advisors, December 6, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Newton Marriott, Newton, MA
- More details here

 

Other Languages

Spanish
Portuguese