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Michelle Gergerian

Associate

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-4983
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Ms. Gergerian is an associate in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and has more than sixteen years of experience in Immigration and Nationality Law, specializing in both temporary nonimmigrant visa petitions and permanent employment and family-based immigrant visa "green card" applications. She is also a subject matter expert in U.S. citizenship matters. In addition, Ms. Gergerian has extensive experience drafting temporary and permanent Canadian immigration applications for employees of multinational corporations.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Ms. Gergerian served as the National Director of Education for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Washington, D.C., managing the field of immigration education for more than 11,000 immigration lawyers in the nation.  She has served as the Managing Editor of numerous AILA publications and as a presenter on nonprofit association management issues.  Additionally, she has over six years of experience at a prominent immigration law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.  Ms. Gergerian was also an adjunct professor at North Shore College, where she taught a course on State and Local Politics.

Ms. Gergerian has earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a concentration in law, politics and the courts from Suffolk University. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association at the national and local chapter levels.

Ms. Gergerian is an associate in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and has more than sixteen years of experience in Immigration and Nationality Law, specializing in both temporary nonimmigrant visa petitions and permanent employment and family-based immigrant visa "green card" applications. She is also a subject matter expert in U.S. citizenship matters. In addition, Ms. Gergerian has extensive experience drafting temporary and permanent Canadian immigration applications for employees of multinational corporations.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Ms. Gergerian served as the National Director of Education for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Washington, D.C., managing the field of immigration education for more than 11,000 immigration lawyers in the nation.  She has served as the Managing Editor of numerous AILA publications and as a presenter on nonprofit association management issues.  Additionally, she has over six years of experience at a prominent immigration law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.  Ms. Gergerian was also an adjunct professor at North Shore College, where she taught a course on State and Local Politics.

Ms. Gergerian has earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a concentration in law, politics and the courts from Suffolk University. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association at the national and local chapter levels.

Education

  • J.D., Suffolk University (2003)
  • B.S., Suffolk University, cum laude (2000)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (2004-Present)

Publications

Accolades

  • Recognized by JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards as a Top Author in 2015 (#1 author in the semiconductor industry; #2 author in the automotive industry; and #5 in the airline industry)