Matthew Maiona | Boston Immigration Lawyer

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Visa, Deportation, Immigration, General Practice, Business Immigration - H-1B - PERM - NIW - EB-1


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Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Maiona Ward Immigration Law is a comprehensive immigration firm that provides a broad spectrum of immigration services to clients worldwide. Our immigration practice spans the diverse needs of our clients, from business immigration matters to family-based immigration, U.S. citizenship and naturalization, consular processing and deportation defense. While our lawyers are well-prepared to meet our clients' diverse needs, we do so with a highly defined focus. Our practice is dedicated to one thing: successful outcomes in immigration matters. Immigration is all we do, and it is the foundation on which we have built our reputation for success. Our legal team focuses on providing practical and realistic immigration advice and offers comprehensive immigration services. As our client, you will benefit from our years of experience as well as our broad spectrum of resources, which includes our global partners in major cities around the world, including London, Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong, Rio Mexico City and others. Our clients are also able to obtain real time updates via our immigration tracking system, which allows each client to login and monitor his or her case Weather it is obtaining a visa for a key employee at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, extending a visa in London or Bangalore or ensuring corporate compliance with immigration law, our firm is the most cost-effective and competent choice. At Maiona Ward Immigration Law, our Boston-based immigration attorneys are dedicated to producing the best possible results for our clients, efficiently and effectively. With over 25 years of immigration experience between the partners of the firm, we strive to provide professional, honest and cost-effective services to all of our clients. Maiona Ward Immigration Law represents large and small corporations, employees, human resources departments and individuals who desire to navigate the immigration laws to work, live or travel to the United States. Contact Maiona Ward Immigration Law by calling 617-695-2220 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Boston immigration attorney today. Our offices are conveniently located in the Financial District of downtown Boston.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Assisted a scientist working with rare diseases with a National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition.  The NIW was filed and approved 2 months later by US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) allowing the scientist to obtain a green card and continue the work that is so beneficial to the United States.

How did you build a successful practice?
Hard work, results, fair pricing, honesty, integrity and always continuing to build knowledge in our area of expertise – immigration law.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Honesty, integrity, vast experience with the subject matter and solid reputation.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
In immigration matters, knowledge of individual offices and agencies, their practices and procedures is very important.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
Honesty, integrity, 17 years of experience, past Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, active in the community, pro bono volunteer work, proven track record of success, reputation.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping individuals achieve their dream of living and working in the United States.

Are you involved in your community?
Yes. Pro bono lawyer to non-profit community organization.

Position Organization Location Duration
Immigration AttorneyMaiona & Maiona, PCBoston, MA06/1996 - 05/2011
School Degree Major Graduation
Suffolk University Law SchoolJD Law School1995  
Boston CollegeBAEnglish05/1992
State / Court Date
US Court of Appeals First Circuit2010
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court1996
State Bar of Massachusetts1996
USDC Massachusetts1996
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Attorney Maiona has testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Education regarding immigration law and procedure and has been recognized by Family Courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a qualified expert in Immigration Law. Mr. Maiona is currently the Chair of AILA’s Military Assistance Program Task Force; 2013 AILA Annual Conference Committee Chair for the Family Section; and AILA liaison to the Immigration Court in Boston. Attorney Maiona has been peer review rated for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell since 2007 and has been recognized as a Rising Star in the field of Immigration Law by the "Super Lawyer" publication of Boston Magazine on two occasions. Attorney Maiona is the past Chapter Chair of the Executive Board for the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and an AILA mentor for other immigration attorneys.
  • Immigration Law: Updated Insights and Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Foreign Employees, Sterling Education Services, LLC, December 14, 2004

    Immigration Law in the Workplace - An Update, Sterling Education Services, LLC, May 18, 2004

    Immigration Law in the Workplace, Sterling Education Services, LLC, March 13, 2003

    What a Difference a Year Makes, 8760 Little Hours - An Update on Immigration Issues in the Current Labor Market, Employment Management Association - New England Region, February 6, 2002

    Current Labor Market, Employment Management Association - New England Region, February 6, 2002

    Business Immigration Basics for the Human Resource Professional, Employment Management Association - New England Region, January 24, 2001

    Recent Developments in Employment Law: What All Human Resources, Sterling Education Services, Inc, April 18, 2006

    Immigration and Employment Law Update: Hiring and Retaining Foreign and Domestic Employees, Sterling Education Services, Inc, December 13, 2006

    American Immigration Lawyers Association – San Diego – Annual Immigration Law Conference, discussion leader on a panel at premier annual national immigration law conference/seminar (June 17, 2011)

    Suffolk University Law School, panelist at law school discussion regarding immigration law topics and careers (February 17, 2011)

    US Citizenship & Immigration Services, US Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement Office of the Chief Counsel – Interagency Meeting, chair/discussion leader with above agency leaders at AILA New England meeting (February 14, 2011)

    US Citizenship & Immigration Services – Region I , discussion leader with USCIS Supervisory Officers at AILA New England meeting (January 21, 2011)

    US Citizenship & Immigration Services – Region I , discussion leader with USCIS Region I District Director, Field Office Directors and Supervisory Officers at AILA New England meeting (September 16, 2010)

    American Immigration Lawyers Association – Washington, DC - Annual Immigration Law Conference, panelist at AILA National convention in Washington, DC (July 2, 2010)

    Obtaining Non-Immigrant Visas & Consular Post Update, panelist at AILA New England meeting (May 20, 2010).

    AILA New England 5th Annual Immigration Law Conference – Federal Reserve Bank - Boston, discussion leader at AILA regional conference (February 26, 2010)

    Immigration Law Conference Manual, Volume 1& 2 – Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), contributing author (May 14, 2004)

    Immigration Practice Manual, Volume 1& 2 – Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), contributing author, (2004); updated (2009)

    Annual Immigration Law Conference, panelist at premier national immigration law conference/seminar (June 2013)San Francisco, CA. American Immigration Lawyers Association

    Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) 12th Annual Immigration Law Conference (May 2013)

    AILA New England 10th Annual Immigration Law Conference Interagency Panel - at AILA regional conference (March 2013), Federal Reserve Bank Boston

    CLE Podcast panelist Preparing for the USCIS Interview, American Immigration Lawyers Association (March 2013).

    Annual Immigration Law Conference, discussion leader/panelist at premier national immigration law conference/seminar (June 2012), American Immigration Lawyers Association,Nashville

    AILA New England 9th Annual Immigration Law Conference Hot Topics Panel at AILA Regional Conference (March 2012), Federal Reserve Bank,Boston

    CLE Panelist Marriage Based Immigration When the Marriage Is Over in Less than 2 Years (November 2011), American Immigration Lawyers Association
     
    Annual Immigration Law Conference, Discussion Leader on a Panel at Premier National Immigration Law Conference/Seminar (June 2011), American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Diego, CA.

    Immigration law topics and careers (February 2011), Suffolk University Law School

    Immigration & Customs Enforcement Office of the Chief Counsel Interagency Meeting, Chair/Discussion Leader With Above Agency Leaders at AILA New England Meeting (February 2011),

    US Citizenship & Immigration Services, US Customs & Border Protection
    USCIS Supervisory Officers at AILA New England Meeting (January 2011),

    US Citizenship & Immigration Services ,Region I
    USCIS Region I District Director, Field Office Directors and Supervisory Officers at AILA New England Meeting (September 2010).

    Annual Immigration Law Conference, Panelist at Premier National Immigration Law Conference/Seminar (July 2010) American Immigration Lawyers Association,Washington, DC.
     
    Obtaining Non-Immigrant Visas & Consular Post Update, Panelist at AILA New England Meeting (May 2010)

    AILA New England 8th Annual Immigration Law Conference Discussion Leader at AILA Regional Conference (February 2010), Federal Reserve Bank - Boston

    Recent Developments in Employment Law What All Human Resources Workers Need to Know, Sterling Education Services Inc, (April 2006)

    Immigration and Employment Law Update Hiring and Retaining Foreign and Domestic Employees, Sterling Education Services, Inc, (December 2006)

    Immigration Law Updated Insights and Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Foreign Employees (December 2004), Sterling Education Services, LLC

    Immigration Law in the Workplace, An Update (May 2004), Sterling Education Services, LLC

    Immigration Law in the Workplace (March 2003)., Sterling Education Services, LLC



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Matthew J. Maiona
31 Milk Street
Suite 315
Boston, MA 02109
42.363244,-71.053774

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  • When you retain the services of our firm, our immigration team makes use of our extensive network of Global Partners to aid in the efficiency and success of your case. Maiona Ward Immigration Law's international resources extend from Beijing, London and Toronto to many other major cities in Europe, Australia, Mexico and South America. What does this mean for you? If your visa application is held up at the U.S. Consulate in India, we will contact our global partner in Mumbai to assist in resolving the problem.

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