Meltzer Hellrung provides comprehensive immigration solutions for businesses, from entrepreneurs and investors to multi-national corporations. Attorneys at Meltzer Hellrung have filed several thousand petitions for U.S. visas and green cards. Firm clients get more than attorneys capable of filing petitions: they get proactive advice, prompt responses to all communication, and innovative strategies based on voluminous experience. Metlzer Hellrung provides support and guidance at every step of the process to ensure that each company and foreign national employee moves forward with confidence through the immigration journey.
For the past 20 years, Fakhoury Global Immigration (FGI) has specialized in U.S. and global based business immigration. The firm’s client list consists of the world's most innovative brands ranging from the Automotive, IT, Engineering & Healthcare industries. FGI’s global staff is comprised of 100+ attorneys, paralegals and immigration consultants that are equipped with the resources and expertise to deal with any immigration matter effectively. To accommodate the firm’s growth and to service its clients across time zones, FGI has expanded from its Midwest headquarters to 4 additional global locations consisting of India, California, Colorado, & New York. FGI distinguishes itself from traditional immigration law firms through the application of technology-driven solutions and Six Sigma processes. The firm and its attorneys have received multiple awards such as the AV ranking from Martindale-Hubbard, Super Lawyers 2016, Who’s Who Legal and US News 2016. All of these awards recognize outstanding legal thinking, high ethical standards, and excellent results. This year marks FGI’s 20th anniversary, and the firm is celebrating its success in becoming Michigan’s largest independent immigration law firm.
Cynthia S. Coulange brings over four years of immigration experience in both employment and family-based immigration matters. Her immigration practice has been focused on employment-based immigration matters. She has represented employers in a variety of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions including L-1, H-1B, H-1B1,TN, E-3, O-1, EB-1 green cards and PERM based green cards.
Cynthia graduated from Kennesaw State University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She earned her JD, cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While at Loyola, Cynthia was the Articles Editor of the Public Interest Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Staff. During her law studies, she obtained a certificate in International Legal Studies. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and is proficient in French and Haitian Creole.
Before joining FGI, Tracy Schauff has accumulated over twenty years of experience in immigration law within traditional law firms, as a solo practitioner, and as in-house counsel. Her commitment has been guided by two overarching goals: to help U.S. businesses acquire the very best talent available and to help individuals and their families make better lives for themselves. Tracy works with FGI clients in the automotive, IT, academic, and medical fields and specializes in all major areas of immigration law practice with a particular focus on compliance issues. She enjoys, as she describes it, “working with clients to audit and streamline processes to ensure that we are meeting their goals and maintaining compliance.”
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a Masters of Arts in political science, both from Bowling Green State University, and her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. She is licensed with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Tracy is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), former Board Member of the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP), Global Detroit (Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has given numerous presentations, webinars and training sessions to such bodies as the League of Women Voters, the Michigan Association of International Educators, the American Society of Employers, the University of Michigan, ACIP, AILA and NAFSA.