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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Melissa R. Santiago

Melissa R. Santiago

Associate

Expertise

  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Immigration

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Melissa's practice focuses on public finance. She has assisted as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and borrower's counsel in a variety of tax-exempt and taxable financings. 

She also has experience with immigration law, providing strategy and analysis regarding immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications focusing on business immigration. She prepared visa petitions, including H-1B, L-1, E, F, TN, and other visas. She strategized the best options for a variety of complex employment-based immigration issues, and advised businesses regarding I-9 and E-verify compliance.

Bar Admissions

    Ohio

Education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2017)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 2011)
    • International Relations
    • Spanish
Areas of Practice

Employment | Immigration | Labor | Public Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • 2019 Barrister Leadership Program Participant, Columbus Bar Association


Professional Associations

  • Hispanic National Bar Association, deputy regional president of the Young Lawyers Division
  • Student Success Store, Executive Board member, legal chair
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association

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