Mona Shah & Associates (MSA) is a full-service U.S. & U.K. immigration law firm, which also provides legal counsel in other specialty areas including matrimonial law, contract law, corporate law, and criminal law. MSA is internationally licensed to practice in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. Collectively, we possess over 47 years of legal experience. MSA has a diverse client base representing individual, institutional, academic, and corporate clients around the globe. Our People's Republic of China (PRC) qualified attorneys, versed in Chinese culture and language, serve the legal needs of our China-based clients, in matters of corporate, litigation, contract, business, immigration, securities, intellectual property, and U.S. market due diligence. We are proud of our reputation for responsiveness and superior services. MSA consistently provides creative, high-quality, and cost-effective solutions to legal issues.
Full Support Staff:
At MSA, you will find experienced and highly qualified staff to meet your needs and to provide personalized services. Our support staff includes Associate Attorneys, EB-5 specialists, Of-Counsel Attorneys, Paralegals, and Law Clerks, all of whom are well equipped to address the goals of our clients. We are fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fuzouness, Spanish, French, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and Malayalm.
We genuinely enjoy our work and seek to share our excitement and talent. We make a difference for our clients.
Mehreen Shah, LLB (Hons) or Mona Shah as she is more commonly known.
Born in the UK, Mona graduated from the University of Northumbria in England in 1990. Mona was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 1993, and was admitted to the New York Bar and the United States Federal Bar in 1997.
While in England, Mona trained with various firms before her appointment as a Crown Prosecutor with the British Crown Prosecution Service, Here she became proficient in advocacy, handling several complex cases. After moving to New York in 1995, she established her own law firm in New York City in 1997. The firm handles legal matters for clients worldwide. Her firm also has a London affiliate office which allows for the representation of European, Middle-Eastern and South Asian clients.
Mona has over 17 years of legal experience, with more than 13 years concentrated in U.S. immigration and family law and litigation.
Mona's extensive knowledge of all facets of U.S. immigration law, and her practical expertise ranges from specialist business petitions to complicated, multi-issue deportation and removal litigation. Her firm, Mona Shah and Associates, represents individual, high profile and corporate clients from all over the world.
Mona is highly proficient and experienced in EB-5 law and practice, and is the author of a forthcoming book for investors on the EB-5 laws and procedures. She has hands-on experience setting up and establishing EB-5 Regional Centers, as well as an impressive track record of many years handling complex immigration matters, including private non-regional center investor cases. In addition, she has dealt with complex, multifaceted RFE's for both the Regional Centers as well as for the Investor.
Mona was also one of the 4 original founders of New York City Regional Center and the only Immigration Attorney on the team. Mona also founded the New York Immigration Fund, RC; her firm, Mona Shah & Associates, exclusively handled the Times Square Hotel project.
Mona Shah & Associates handles the EB-5 Investor petitions for multiple regional centers.
Mona's substantial litigation background includes her representation of clients in both state and federal courts on the trial and appellate levels. She has litigated in over 9 states and the District of Columbia, and handled complex immigration law appeals before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Fifth, and Eleventh circuits. Mona has wide-ranging litigation experience, including Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as well as trial-court experience on both the trial and appellate levels, in both State and Federal courts She also advises on UK Immigration law.
Mona has authored and published numerous articles including EB-5 related articles. She has written and spoken extensively on immigration law. She is often featured as a guest speaker at legal seminars and on local television news programs. Ms. Shah has previously hosted a cable television program focused on immigration issues. She has been honored for her work by various groups and non for profit organizations.
Mona is a member of legal organizations in both the United States and England (UK). She is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales; the American Immigration Lawyers Association; the Federal Bar Association; the New York County Lawyers Association; the American Bar Association; and the International Bar Association.