The firm is led by Reina Boaz, a bilingual Japanese attorney concentrating her practice on immigration law as well as general employment and corporate matters.
Reina brings over a decade of experience in US immigration and nationality law. Previously, Reina was an Associate at Fragomen, Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP, where she advised multinational corporations on immigration consequences of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and implemented comprehensive solutions to achieve immigration compliance.
Reina provides strategic consultation and guidance to institutional and individual clients on various matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law. She also assists foreign start-ups to establish and expand their U.S. operations, and acts as outside General Counsel for a number of firms. Reina has experience representing a broad range of private and public companies in the automotive, telecommunications, electronics, education, media and entertainment, financial services, and insurance industries. She also advises renowned entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers and restaurateurs with complex corporate immigration and business startup matters, with an emphasis on Japanese corporations and individuals.
Reina is active in the New York Japanese business community and is a Founding Member of the Japanese American Lawyers Network (JALN), and a Board Member of the Business Women's Committee of the Japanese American Association of New York (JAANY). She has authored numerous articles for Japanese publications in the areas of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and employer compliance. She also works with JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) to provide legal guidance to Japanese companies entering the US market.
Reina was born and raised in Tokyo, to an Indian entrepreneur father and a Japanese mother. She attended Nishimachi International School (NIS) and The American School in Japan (ASIJ). She obtained her B.A. cum laude from New York University, and her J.D. degree from the Fordham University School of Law.