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OUR TEAM

Ignacio A. Donoso

Managing Attorney
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Ignacio A. Donoso, Esq., is nationally recognized as a leading business immigration attorney, with particular expertise in visas for companies expanding operations to the U.S., start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Donoso founded Donoso & Associates in 2013, after previously working from 2010 to 2013 as Partner of FosterQuan, LLP (now Foster Global, LLP), one of the top immigration law firms in the U.S.  Mr.

Mr. Donoso’s career spans 18 years as a member of the State Bar of California, of which he has dedicated the last 13 years exclusively to immigration law, including business immigration, family-based immigration and removal defense.  In early career, Mr. Donoso advised Fortune 100 companies on international transactions and mergers.  Since 2003, Mr. Donoso has represented Fortunate 500 companies and their employees, skilled workers, professors and researchers, professionals, athletes, artists and thousands of investors in their U.S. visa planning.

Mr. Donoso has been selected to serve in many AILA National Committees including the Texas Service Center Liaison Committee, the National Annual Conference Planning Committee, and since 2013, Mr. Donoso has served on the National EB-5 Committee.

Mr. Donoso is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on U.S. immigration law, and has frequently published on specific issues related to immigration matters.  He has been interviewed on national news media including Fox Business and the New York Times, as well as local television and radio in relation on immigration issues.

Ignacio’s other professional achievements include:

Adjunct Professor, International & Comparative Law, University of Barcelona, 2002, and Visiting Professor, Universidad de los Andes 1998.

America Jewish Committee (Houston), Board of Directors, 2006 to 2009.

Frequently Interviewed on national news (e.g., Fox Business; New York Times) and local television on immigration issues.

David M. Morris

Of Counsel
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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David M. Morris is Of Counsel to I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. David is a nationally known business immigration attorney with over 20 years of immigration law experience. He is renowned for his representation of clients in the areas of investment, life sciences, and information technology. He is regularly invited to speak on immigration law issues at national conferences, is interviewed regularly by national media including MSNBC, and his articles have been published in leading professional journals including The Labor Lawyer and the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Journal. David has served for many years as Chair of the National EB-5 Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Benjamin Hu

Partner
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Benjamin Hu is partner with  I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC.  Benjamin Hu has experience in employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, and EB-5 investor immigration. Before joining I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC, he was Of Counsel attorney to a law firm specializing in U.S. immigration law. He has been practicing law since 2009, and is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has lived in the United Kingdom, mainland China, and the U.S. He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, and is proficient in German and French.

Dennis Tristani

Partner
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Dennis Tristani is partner with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. Dennis has experience in employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, removal defense and EB-5 investor immigration. Before joining I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC, he was an associate attorney at WMR Immigration Law Group in Washington, D.C. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 2007, and his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 2012. He has been practicing law since 2012, and is licensed to practice in Maryland. Dennis is fluent in Spanish and speaks Portuguese.

Rongrong Pan

Senior Attorney
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Rongrong Pan is a Senior Attorney with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. Rongrong Pan has experience in employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, and EB-5 investor immigration. Before joining I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC, he was an attorney with Visa Law Group PLLC in Washington, DC. He received his B.A. from Peking University, China in 1999, and his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2011. He has been practicing law since 2012, and is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Fiona Ye

Senior Attorney
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Fiona received her bachelor degree and master degree in law from Peking University, and her LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC, she was practicing in the field of securities and corporations in China. She is licensed to practice in New York and China. Fiona is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Jessica Chi

Associate Attorney
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Jessica Chi is an Associate Attorney with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. Jessica received her B.A. in Political Science and BA in Sociology from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and received her J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was a Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment and a Student Attorney at the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Jessica is licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia. Jessica is fluent in English and Mandarin and understands Taiwanese.

Dora Wang

Associate Attorney
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Dora Wang is an Associate Attorney with I. A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. Dora received her L.L.B and Master of Laws degree from Tsinghua University.  Dora further obtained her LL.M degrees from University College London and University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Prior to joining I. A. Donoso & Associates, LLC, she worked for a leading international law firm in the field of capital market and mergers & acquisitions in China. Dora is licensed to practice in New York and P.R. China. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Mark Ryscavage

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Mark Ryscavage is a Legal Assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates. Mr. Ryscavage received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) upon completing his studies at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to attending Law School, Mr. Ryscavage worked in Publications at the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Maggie McClean

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Formerly, Maggie worked as a legal assistant with Foster LLP, an immigration law firm based in Houston, Texas. Maggie has been working in the immigration law field since 2012, and has experience in nonimmigrant visa processes, PERM-based green card processing, and specialized employment-based green card applications. Maggie has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of the Incarnate Word, in San Antonio Texas, and studied Philosophy at the graduate level at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She has basic proficiency in Spanish and Korean.

Katy Koenig

Office Manager
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Katy Koenig is the office manager with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. She has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. She is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.

Kristine Wu

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Kristine Wu is a legal assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. Ms. WU is fluent in English and Chinese.

Sara Lindstrom

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Sara Lindstrom is a Legal Assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates. She has fifteen years of experience in business and family-based immigration law, including twelve years as a Senior Paralegal with Visa Law Group, and three years with Greenberg Traurig. Prior to that, Sara started her career at George Mason University, where she served as an International Student Advisor and Assistant Director of the Office of International Programs and Services, assisting in the management of the university’s F-1 and J-1 visa programs for students and scholars, and organizing and presenting various programs and events. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, and a Master’s degree in English (nonfiction writing) from George Mason University. She is fluent in Swedish, and has basic proficiency in Spanish and French.

Raquel Katz-Cohen

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Raquel Katz-Cohen is a Legal Assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates. Before joining I.A. Donoso & Associates, Raquel worked fifteen years as Senior Legal Assistant and Legal Associate at the Inter-American Investment Corporation, an international organization in the IDB Group, where she gained extensive knowledge in loan and investment projects for financing private enterprises. Raquel received her Paralegal Certificate from Graduate School USA. Raquel has lived in Uruguay, Israel and the U.S. and is fluent in Spanish, English and Hebrew and proficient in Portuguese and French.

Merry Pu

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Merry Pu is a Legal Assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. Before joining I.A. Donoso & Associates, Merry worked in the Visa Section at the British Embassy in Beijing, China where she gained extensive knowledge on visa application procedures and visa interview skills. Merry received her Master’s in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University in 2012 and she is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Maria Cabrera

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Maria Cabrera is a legal assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Maria is fluent in English, and Spanish and has basic proficiency in French.

Amara Tek

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Amara Tek is a Legal Assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC. Formerly, Amara worked as a Legal Assistant with Visa Law Group, an immigration law firm based in Washington, DC. Prior to working in the immigration field, Amara worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian/Pacific Islander communities. In this capacity, she provided direct services, training and technical assistance, and community outreach. She has a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Asian American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has basic proficiency in Cambodian.

Amy Lui

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Amy Lui is a Legal Assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC with extensive experience in employment-based immigration, family-based immigration and EB-5 visas. Prior joining the firm, she was a Senior Paralegal with Visa Law Group in Washington, DC. She received her LL.M from the University of Pittsburgh and is licensed to practice law in Taiwan. She is fluent in English and Chinese, and has basic proficiency in Cantonese.

Kui Yang

Legal Assistant
I.A. Donoso & Associates

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Kui Yang is a Legal Assistant with I.A. Donoso & Associates with extensive experience in EB-5 visas.  Ms. Yang completed my Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Temple University in Philadelphia in May, 2012.   Before moving to the U.S., Ms. Yang completed a Master of Laws Degree from Capital University of Economics and Business, (Beijing) in January, 2002.  Ms. Yang previously worked as a judge in the People’s Republic of China for 9 years.  Ms. Yang is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.