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Cora-Ann V. Pestaina

Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC

New York, NY, USA


Cora-Ann V. Pestaina is a Partner at Cyrus D. Mehta and Partners PLLC (CDMA) where she practices primarily in the area of business immigration law. She represents large global corporate clients, emerging growth companies and individuals in a wide range of industries including Information Technology, Finance, Healthcare, Automobile Manufacturing and Design. Ms. Pestaina regularly counsels clients regarding temporary employment-based nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence sponsorship for their foreign national employees. She also represents artists and investors.

Ms. Pestaina received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University where she served as an Editor for the Cardozo Women's Law Journal.  She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Marymount Manhattan College.

Ms. Pestaina is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where she served three consecutive terms as co-chair of the New York Chapter’s Department of Labor Committee and is currently co-chairing the Corporate Practice Committee. Ms. Pestaina is also the author of articles that have appeared in professional publications such as Bender's Immigration Bulletin and on the firm's website, http://www.cyrusmehta.com/, and the firm's blog, The Insightful Immigration Blog. She has been a featured speaker on various business immigration panels. She was the discussion leader on a panel at the AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium in 2011 regarding labor certifications under PERM.

She was included in Chambers USA, which identifies the world’s leading lawyers and law firms and she has also been included in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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