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Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP

June 13, 2016 13:10 ET

Bell Nunnally's Immigration Practice and Partner Karen-Lee Pollak Ranked by Chambers USA

Firm One of Only Eight in Texas Included in Legal Guide

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2016) -  Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP is proud to announce its ranking among the top eight firms in Texas in the Immigration category of the prestigious Chambers USA 2016 legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Chambers USA recognized the firm's "solid immigration team handling a range of matters on behalf of companies, workers, and families among other such clients." In addition to this departmental honor, Partner Karen-Lee Pollak is ranked individually by the publication, with clients praising Pollak as "patient, helpful, and very responsive".

"Chambers USA is consistently one of the top publications that legal services consumers, including general counsel, turn to when vetting representation. To be a Chambers-ranked firm is a great honor and a testament to the firm we have worked hard to build," said James Skochdopole, managing partner of Bell Nunnally. "In addition, Karen-Lee's selection speaks volumes about the quality of practitioner she is and her hard work in building a top immigration department."

Chambers USA ranks law firm departments on the qualities of their associated attorneys and exclusively lists attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings are assessed on specific criteria, including legal knowledge and experience, technical legal ability, their effectiveness and their client-service.

Clients interviewed by Chambers USA recognized the firm as "very competent," "always willing to help," and commended Bell Nunnally's "thorough lawyers who produce great work."

Bell Nunnally's Immigration practice encompasses both family-based and corporate matters. Representative services include obtaining and maintaining employment authorization; local, state and federal compliance audits with regulations, including I-9; naturalization and citizenship claims; outbound immigration and EB-5 immigrant investment coordination. More information can be found on the firm's website and on the practice area's microsite.

Pollak leads the firm's Immigration practice and provides full-service legal immigration counsel to large corporations, small businesses and individuals. Her docket routinely includes representing businesses and families in obtaining immigrant and non-immigrant visas to live and work in the U.S. Pollak also assists corporations in compliance audits and immigration-related corporate policy formulation. Her immigration litigation practice focuses on federal court litigation under the Administrative Procedure Act and removal defense.

Honored by her peers in the legal and business communities, Pollak has been featured in Newsweek's "Leaders in Immigration Law Showcase," on D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas" list and as a "Texas Rising Star" in Texas Monthly. In addition, she has a "10/10" rating on the consumer ranking site AVVO. Pollak also is a regular blogger on immigration issues.

Pollak is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, where she earned both her undergraduate and law degrees (B.A., 1989; LLB, 1993).

About Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
With more than 50 attorneys and three decades of doing business, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP is among the most respected business law firms in Texas, one of the 25 largest in North Texas and one of the state's fastest-growing firms. The depth of the firm's knowledge and breadth of its expertise sets Bell Nunnally apart. The firm, a member of the global law firm network Legalink, provides a full range of services, including litigation, appellate law, commercial finance, corporate and securities, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, intellectual property, labor and employment, healthcare, immigration, real estate, entertainment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax and white collar criminal defense. Bell Nunnally is ranked in Chambers USA 2016 by Chambers & Partners and is regularly singled out as a "Go-To" firm by America's largest companies each year in Corporate Counsel magazine.

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