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Our Philosophy & Mission is to Harness Our Legal Knowledge into Viable Solutions

At Scott Legal, P.C. we believe that our clients deserve a solutions focused approach that is based on knowledge of the law and experience. Our law firm was founded by Harvard Law School graduate and lawyer Ian E. Scott, and the firm and our team of lawyers are committed to solving your legal problems.  We are committed to providing an exceptional customer service experience and work product. Our experience and integrity will serve you well. We offer legal services in Business Immigration, Investor Visas, Family Immigration, New Business Entity Set-Up, Business Plan Drafting, Contract Review & Negotiation, Entrepreneurial/Investor Support, and other New Business Services.

Unlike many firms who immediately assign clients to paralegals, at Scott Legal, P.C. you will almost always deal with an attorney. We understand that you have come to a law firm because you want to hire a lawyer and you will get the same care and attention from us throughout your engagement. What sets us apart from other firms is our focus on finding solutions that will address both your short and long term needs and our superior customer service.

Our staff is made up of lawyers and law clerks, and collectively we speak English, French, Spanish, Czech, Korean, Portuguese, and Mandarin. We are firmly committed to providing you with the highest level of customer service and we will always work diligently on your case. Our lawyers are admitted to practice law in New York and we can practice immigration law across every state since immigration law is federal. We can also associate with lawyers in other states to assist you with matters involving state law outside New York.

Ian E. Scott, Esq., M.B.A., C.P.A.

Managing Partner

Email: iscott@legalservicesincorporated.com

Ian E. Scott is the founder and Managing Partner of Scott Legal, P.C. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School where he was a Primary Editor on the Harvard Human Rights Journal. He received both an undergraduate…

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Kelly R. LeGrand Weiner, Esq.

Partner

 Email: kweiner@legalservicesincorporated.com

Ms. Weiner graduated summa cum laude (top 3 out of 389 students) from New York Law School and obtained her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from New York University (N.Y.U.). She was on the Dean’s list repeatedly…

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Dustin Saldarriaga

Senior Associate

Email: dsaldarriaga@legalservicesincorporated.com

Dustin Saldarriaga is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. While a student, he was an active participant in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and the Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment Program, both initiatives…

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Michaela Vrazdova Romesser, Esq.

Senior Associate

Email: mvrazdova@legalservicesincorporated.com

Michaela Vrazdova graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in September 2016. While studying at Charles University, Ms. Vrazdova interned at the Organization for Aid to Refugees in Prague where she managed…

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Jiyae Hwang

Senior Associate

Email: Jhwang@legalservicesincorporated.com

Ms. Hwang is a New York-licensed lawyer specializing in U.S. immigration law. Ms. Hwang obtained her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2018, where she served as Senior Executive Editor (Printing) of the New York University Law Review. Ms. Hwang holds a B.A. in English from Harvard…

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Mari Aoyagi

Mari Aoyagi

Senior Associate

Email: Maoyagi@legalservicesincorporated.com

Ms. Aoyagi earned a Bachelor’s degree from the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan…

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Hugues Plessis

Hugues Plessis

Senior Associate

Email: Hplessis@legalservicesincorporated.com

Mr. Plessis advises individuals and corporations on nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options with a specific focus on business immigration…

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John Barrera

Of Counsel

Email: jbarrera@legalservicesincorporated.com

John Barrera is an Immigration attorney that focuses on Removal/Deportation defense, Humanitarian Immigration and Family based immigration. He has over 15 years of immigration experience and has successfully advocated for thousands of clients…

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Jenny Zhan

Legal Research Analyst

Email: jzhan@legalservicesincorporated.com

Ms. Zhan has substantial prior experience as a Case Manager for a local EB-5 Regional Center. As Case Manager, Ms. Zhan was responsible for all aspects of the EB-5 investor petitions, from the initial Form I-526 application, to the Form I-485 Adjustment of Status, DS-260, and the final Form I-829 Removal of Conditions application…

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Khadija Derrick-Williams

Marketing Director and Legal Analyst

Email: kderrick@legalservicesincorporated.com

Khadija Derrick-Williams graduated from York University in Toronto, Canada with an honors bachelor’s degree in Law & Society. In addition, she received a post-graduate Paralegal diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology….

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G. Paola Irribarra

Legal Analyst

Paola has accumulated substantial experience managing cases in both Family and Business Immigration Law, particularly concentrating on EB-1 Extraordinary Ability and EB2-NIW cases. One of her specializations is showcasing the best abilities of professionals…

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Anneliese Aberg Scalzo

Anneliese Aberg Scalzo

Legal Research Analyst

Anneliese Aberg Scalzo is a legal research analyst at Scott Legal, P.C. Anneliese has dedicated the last two and a half years working on employment-based immigration cases with a large immigration firm…

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Pepica Mancheva

Senior Marketing Director

Pepica Mancheva is the Senior Marketing Director at Scott Legal, P.C. She is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in marketing and digital marketing strategy…

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Darren R. Derrick, CFA

Finance Director & CFO

Email: dderrick@legalservicesincorporated.com

Mr. Derrick earned his Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University and held multiple financial roles at the Royal Bank of Canada for over 10 years. As a Corporate banker, Mr. Derrick was responsible for assessing business plans…

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