Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941



MONA T. MOVAFAGHI

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603.716.2895 Ext. 209 Phone
603.716.2899 Fax

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1001 Elm Street, Suite 303
Manchester, NH 03101-1845


Assistant: Laura Murzyn




PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Corporate
Restaurant, Hospitality, Specialty Food & Beverage
Employment & Labor
Immigration

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire School of Law f/k/a/ Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D.

University of Massachusetts, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan , Monbusho Scholarship Student

Urasenke Gakuin, Scholarship Student


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

New Hampshire
First Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

American Immigration Lawyer's Association

New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association

New Hampshire International Practice


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
  Board of Directors




PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Corporate
Restaurant, Hospitality, Specialty Food & Beverage
Employment & Labor
Immigration

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire School of Law f/k/a/ Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D.

University of Massachusetts, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan , Monbusho Scholarship Student

Urasenke Gakuin, Scholarship Student


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

New Hampshire
First Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

American Immigration Lawyer's Association

New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association

New Hampshire International Practice


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
  Board of Directors




Mona Movafaghi is Drummond Woodsum’s Practice Group Leader for Immigration.

She has extensive experience in business and family immigration and has represented many businesses in complex immigration, employer, and corporate compliance issues including labor condition applications, I-9s, and deemed export controls. Mona has been a presenter in the area of business immigration, including labor certification practice, at New Hampshire Bar Association seminars. In addition she has presented at the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association annual conferences. Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Mona was the Chair of the Immigration Practice Group at Wiggin & Nourie, PA. She also practiced with a premier immigration law firm in Boston where she provided expertise in the area of labor certifications and designed workflow for case processing. Mona has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyer’s in New Hampshire as well as Best Lawyers in America in the category of Immigration Law.

In addition to an active business immigration practice, Mona has represented families and unaccompanied minors before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. She has a passion for children’s issues and is on the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Child and Family Services.



AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers USA, Immigration Law 2007, 2014-2018
PUBLICATIONS

  • Author, "Employers beware of Form I-9 changes" New Hampshire Business Review (July, 2013)

  • Employment Based Immigration, Article and Panel Presentation, New Hampshire Bar CLE (May 2010)

  • Immigration Enforcement Targets Employment Verification Forms, NH Business Review (April, 2010)

  • Affidavits of Support - Advanced Topics for Seasoned Practitioners, Article and Presentation, 2009 American Immigration Lawyer's Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV - Article Author and Panel Presentation

  • Select Federal Law Issues of the Divorce Practitioner, Affidavits of Support, Article and Panel Presentation, New Hampshire Bar CLE (October 2007)

  • Affidavits of Support, Article and Presentation, 2007 American Immigration Lawyer's Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL-Article Author and Panel Presentation

  • Advanced Topics on Labor Certification, 3rd Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Symposium, Suffolk Law School, Panel Presentation, April 2006Immigration 2006, New Hampshire and the Nation, Presentation, Mayor's Ethnic Awareness Committee, Nashua, NH (March 2006)

  • Contemporary Immigration Issues 2006, Presentation, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH (March 2006)

  • Current Issues in the Immigrate Community, Presentation, 3rd Annual Latino Summit (October 2006)

  • Immigration USA 2005 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Presentation, The Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA (November 2005)

  • Immigration USA 2005 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Presentation, New Hampshire Institute of Politics, St. Anslem's College, Goffstown, NH (November 2005)

  • Immigration Issues 2005 - USA 2005, Presentation, The Brazilian Woman's Conference, Stamford, CT (October 2005)

  • Immigration USA 2005 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Presentation, Consular Offices of Mexico in the USA, Denver, CO (September 2005)

  • Immigration Law - Labor Certification, Article and Panel Presentation, New Hampshire Bar CLE, Merrimack, NH (January 2004)

  • Immigration Law Issues, Panel Presentation, New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association, Boston, MA (1994)

  • Immigration Law and Its Impact on New Hampshire Practice, Article and Panel Presentation, New Hampshire Bar CLE, Manchester, NH (February 1991)


Mona Movafaghi is Drummond Woodsum’s Practice Group Leader for Immigration.

She has extensive experience in business and family immigration and has represented many businesses in complex immigration, employer, and corporate compliance issues including labor condition applications, I-9s, and deemed export controls. Mona has been a presenter in the area of business immigration, including labor certification practice, at New Hampshire Bar Association seminars. In addition she has presented at the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association annual conferences. Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Mona was the Chair of the Immigration Practice Group at Wiggin & Nourie, PA. She also practiced with a premier immigration law firm in Boston where she provided expertise in the area of labor certifications and designed workflow for case processing. Mona has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyer’s in New Hampshire as well as Best Lawyers in America in the category of Immigration Law.

In addition to an active business immigration practice, Mona has represented families and unaccompanied minors before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. She has a passion for children’s issues and is on the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Child and Family Services.



AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers USA, Immigration Law 2007, 2014-2018
PUBLICATIONS


















NEWS

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Drummond Woodsum Attorneys
August 16, 2018

Attorneys Mona Movafaghi and Christina Simpson De Reyes present on Navigating the U.S. Immigration System in Changing Times
April 10, 2017

Thirty Attorneys from Drummond Woodsum are listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Drummond Woodsum Expands in Manchester, New Hampshire
8/18/2014

ARTICLES

H-1B Visa Filing Season is Upon Us
February 10, 2015

Options for Businesses When the H-1B Visas are Gone
August 13, 2014

Get your H-1B Petitions Ready for an April 1st Filing Date
March 4, 2014

Article on Form I-9
July 12, 2013




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