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, she established her own law firm in New York City in 1997. The firm handles legal matters for clients worldwide. Mona has over 19 years of legal experience, with more than 15 years concentrated in U.S. immigration 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 published book for investors on the EB-5 laws and procedures (EB5 for the Chinese Investor, available on Amazon). The second updated edition is scheduled to be published in late spring of 2014.Mona was also voted as one of the top 25 EB-5 attorneys in the US, on EB-5 Investors.com. http://www.eb5investors.com/magazine/article/top-25-eb5-attorneys-2013
Mona has hands-on experience setting up, working with and establishing EB-5 Regional Centers nationwide, 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. Today, Mona Shah & Associates formulates, structures and handles EB-5 project work for multiple projects, both direct and regional centers, as well as handling multiple EB-5 Investor petitions.
Mona has authored and published numerous articles including EB-5 related articles. She has written and spoken extensively on immigration law, both in the US and overseas. She is often featured as a guest speaker at legal seminars and has appeared on local television news programs. Mona also 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.