Deirdre Nero Immigration Attorney

Deirdre D. Nero, Esq.

             DEIRDRE D. NERO, ESQ

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Bar Admissions

Florida, 2003

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Education
Florida State University
B.A., magna cum laude,
1999

University of Miami. School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2003

Languages
Fluent in Spanish

Basic Knowledge of Portuguese & Italian

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Ms. Deirdre D. Nero started her own Immigration & Nationality Law Practice, NERO Immigration Law, in 2009 after having practiced in two large law firms for several years. Deirdre previously served as the attorney in charge of the Individual and Small/Medium Company division at the Coral Gables, Florida office of a major international immigration law firm; and prior to that as an attorney in the International and Immigration and Nationality Law Groups for a domestic and international commercial law firm in Florida. She led that firm’s immigration practice from 2006-2008.

Deirdre’s practice focuses on all types of business immigration including employment based immigrant (permanent residency) and nonimmigrant (temporary) visa petitions, and related business immigration matters. She has extensive experience with PERM Labor certification applications and also routinely handles family immigration matters and naturalizations. Ms. Nero works closely with small and medium companies and individual clients to personally coordinate and execute all aspects of the client’s Immigration strategy and represent them in front of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State. She represents clients in all 50 States and from countries around the globe, and takes pride in providing individualized service and maintaining a very high success rate.

Deirdre speaks Spanish fluently and was certified by the Spanish government at the highest level of fluency for non-native speakers (“Diploma Superior Español como Lengua Extranjera”). Ms. Nero is an impassioned advocate for Immigration Reform and Immigrant’s Rights, and frequently travels to Washington DC in support of these advocacy efforts. She frequently lectures and writes on Immigration related topics in both Spanish and English. She studied, lived, and worked in Spain both before and during law school, and completed legal internships at two of Spain’s most prestigious law firms. In addition, she completed significant research in comparative law entirely in Spanish. During her law school years, Ms. Nero served as President of the International Law Society and Vice President of the International Moot Court Board.

Professional Memberships/Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • South Florida’s Legal Leaders- Top Rated Lawyers, The Miami Herald, 2015
  • Daily Business Review- Top Lawyers, 2015
  • Voted “Business Immigration Lawyer of the Year – Florida” in the 2014 Global Mobility & Immigration Awards by Acquisition International (AI Global Media Ltd – International Publishing Group)
  • American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA): Member since 2004, Member of the Board of Directors (2018) for the South Florida AILA Chapter, Chair of South Florida AILA Chapter’s Business & Investment Committee, Vice Chair of South Florida AILA Chapter’s Practice Management Committee, Past Co-Chair of South Florida AILA Chapter’s Advocacy and Media Committee, Past Member of AILA National’s Media Liaisons Committee, Member of Global Migration Section
  • Coral Gables Bar Association Member
  • American Bar Association, International Section & Immigration & Nationality Law Committee
  • Florida Bar Association, International Section
  • BNI Miami-Dade: Current Member of the Coral Gables Chapter (Immigration Attorney for the Chapter): Past Vice President, Mentorship Coordinator, Educational Coordinator, Visitor Host
  • Florida Lawyers Network (FLN), Coral Gables Chapter (Immigration Attorney for the Chapter): Past Events Director
  • National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF): Board of Directors, Secretary of the Board (Jan 2017-present), Legislative Liaison, and member of the Advocacy Committee. Leader of the Miami Support Group.
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce: Former Member of Board of Governors, Former Member of Board of Directors, Former Chair of the Immigration Task Force, Former Vice Chair of HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage), Global Business Initiatives Committee
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Member of Global Affairs Committee: Former Member of the Board of Directors, Former Vice Chair of International Affairs Division, Former Chair of the International Affairs Committee, Former Chairman’s Ambassador, Former Chair of 20/30 Group (Young Professionals)
  • The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Former Member of the International Advisory Committee, Former Member of Young Leaders Task Force, Member of New Leaders Task Force
  • Organization of Women in International Trade: VP Marketing for OWIT International, Member of South Florida Chapter (OWIT), Former Member of the Board of Directors for South Florida, Former Member of the Social Media Committee
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) & Greater Miami Society for Human Resources Management (GMSHRM), Member
  • Mission of the Heart, Board Member and Vice Chair
  • National Association of Professional Women, VIP Member
  • Global Ties Miami, Board of Directors
  • Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Member

Speaking Engagements and Lectures

  • May 8, 2018: Featured Speaker for myLawCLE’s “Employer Immigration Compliance Issues in the Trump Era: I-9 and Beyond” course
  • April 24, 2018: Featured Speaker at “Doing Business in the USA” Seminar in Bogota, Colombia
  • March 23, 2018: Featured Panelist at the American Immigration Lawyers Association South Florida Annual Conference- “Nine to Five: Challenges in Day-to-Day Processing of PERMs”
  • February 13, 2018: Featured Speaker at Lunch & Learn Seminar “Employer Immigration Compliance Issues in the Trump Era: I-9 and Beyond”
  • February 1, 2018: Featured Speaker at the Miami Rotary Club- Awareness and Advocacy
  • January 17, 2018: Featured Panelist at the American Immigration Lawyers Association South Florida Luncheon- H-1B Visas- Tip for the upcoming filing season
  • September 19, 2017: Featured Speaker at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Network Luncheon- Awareness and Advocacy
  • September 11, 2017: Testimony provided to the Food & Drug Administration for the Patient Focused Drug Development Initiative’s public meeting on Alopecia Areata
  • August 16, 2017: Featured Speaker for the OWIT Webinar on Doing Business in the United States
  • July 15, 2017: Featured Speaker at Jose J Vargas y Asociados International Business Seminar on Doing Business in the United States, Ibague, Colombia (presented in Spanish)
  • March 14, 2017: Featured Speaker at the Doral Business Council- Awareness and Advocacy
  • December 6, 2016: Featured Speaker at the South Miami Rotary Club- Awareness and Advocacy
  • July 26, 2016: Featured Speaker at the Brickell Rotary Club- Awareness and Advocacy
  • July 1, 2016: Featured Speaker at Jornadas Asia Pacifico in Santiago, Chile- “Migración, negocios e impuestos en Estados Unidos”
  • May 20, 2016: Featured Speaker at Club de Bridge in Bogota, Colombia- “Migración, negocios e impuestos en Estados Unidos”
  • May 19, 2016: Featured Speaker at Universidad de La Sabana in Chia, Colombia- “Migración, negocios e impuestos en Estados Unidos”
  • April 28, 2016: Featured Speaker for myLawCLE’s “Starting and Running a Small Law Firm” course
  • April 8, 2016: Featured Speaker at University of Miami School of Law, Comparative Law LLM Program
  • February 27, 2016: Featured Speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Nevada Chapter’s Spring CLE on Solo and Small Practice, Business School for the Immigration Lawyer on the panel entitled “Shiny Happy People: Attracting and Retaining the Best Talent for Your Law Firm”
  • February 9, 2016: Featured Speaker at Ser & Associates Lunch and Learn Seminar “US Immigration by Investing or Starting a Business- It isn’t only about EB-5″
  • February 1, 2016: Featured Speaker for myLawCLE’s “EB-5 and Beyond: Counseling the Foreign Entrepreneur on Immigration, Business, Tax, and Legal Considerations”
  • January 6, 2016: Featured Speaker at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Reconnect Luncheon
  • October 12, 2015: Featured Speaker for myLawCLE’s “Immigration Law for Paralegals: A Paralegal’s Guide to Forms and Processes” course for teaching Immigration Paralegals the fundamentals of Immigration Law processes and procedures
  • July 17, 2015: Featured Speaker for myLawCLE’s “Immigration Law 101″ course for teaching novice Immigration Lawyers the fundamentals of Immigration Law
  • September 9, 2014: Featured Speaker for the RE Mentor educational tele-seminar “Foreign Investing- The Straight Scoop on EB-5 and Other Programs”
  • June 28, 2014: Keynote Speaker at the 29th Annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation International Conference, San Antonio, Texas. Read the text of Deirdre’s speech here.
  • March 28, 2014: Congressional Testimony provided to The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on behalf of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, Washington, DC
  • April 10, 2013: Featured Panelist at the Seminar hosted by the Miami-Dade Beacon Council “Moving to Miami: What you need to know to relocate your business”
  • November 4, 2011: Moderator at Seminar hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. “Maintaining a Legal Workforce: Employer Immigration Compliance Seminar”
  • November 1, 2011: Presentation on EB-5 Immigrant Visas for Investors to the NAI Commercial Real Estate Brokers visiting delegation from Russia. Hosted by the Miami-Dade Beacon Council.
  • October 13, 2011: Presentation on EB-5 Immigrant Visas for Investors at the NAI Commercial Real Estate Brokers 2011 Florida Meeting. Mayfair Hotel, Coconut Grove, Florida.
  • August 19, 2011: Business Visa Options Presentation to VR Business Brokers of Coral Gables
  • March 24, 2011: Featured speaker at business seminar hosted by The Chamber of Commerce of Madrid, Spain and ICEX (Foreign Trade Promotion Agency of Spain) in Madrid, Spain “Immigration Considerations for doing business in the U.S.” (Presented in Spanish)
  • March 22, 2011: Featured speaker at business seminar hosted by The Chamber of Commerce of Málaga, Spain and EXTENDA (Foreign Trade Promotion Agency of Andalucía, Spain) in Málaga, Spain “Immigration Considerations for doing business in the U.S.” (Presented in Spanish)
  • June 15, 2009: Moderator at Seminar hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. “Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Issues”
  • April 20, 2009: Featured Panelist at Business Seminar hosted by the Coral Gables and Greater Miami Chambers of Commerce in Bogotá, Colombia. “Immigration: Hot Topics and Options for Living and Working in the USA” (Presented in Spanish)
  • September 25, 2008: Featured panelist at the ABA Pathways to Employment in International Law presentation at St. Thomas Law School.
  • August 27, 2008: Featured speaker at the FIU English Language Institute “Immigration Law: Options for Living and Working in the US”
  • July 11, 2008: Featured panelist at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s Creating Commerce in Colombia Breakfast Briefing “Immigration Hot Topics”
  • April 12, 2008: Featured speaker at The Chinese Association of Science, Economics and Culture of South Florida’s (CASEC) Open House “Immigration options for living and Working in the US”
  • March 10, 2008: Featured speaker at business seminar hosted by EXTENDA (Foreign Trade Promotion Agency of Andalucía, Spain) in Seville, Spain “Immigration Considerations for Investors doing business in the U.S.” (Presented in Spanish)
  • March 7, 2008: Featured speaker at business seminar hosted by IVEX (Foreign Trade Promotion Agency of Valencia, Spain) in Valencia, Spain “Immigration Considerations for Investors doing business in the U.S.” (Presented in Spanish)
  • March 5, 2008: Featured speaker at business seminar hosted by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona, Spain “Immigration Considerations for Investors doing business in the U.S.” (Presented in Spanish)
  • November 19, 2007: Featured panelist at the League of Women Voters Forum on Immigration
  • November 13, 2007: Featured panelist at FIU International Studies-International Careers Expo 2007 “Immigration: Visas for Foreign Students” and “International Careers in Law”
  • November 9, 2007: Featured panelist at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Immigration Seminar “Issues facing employers of H-1B professionals” and “Social Security No-Match Letters”
  • October 25, 2007: Featured speaker at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s Business Briefing on Immigration
  • October 23, 2007: Featured speaker at the FIU English Language Institute “Immigration Law: Options for Living and Working in the US”
  • September 4, 2007: Featured guest on WLRN “Radio Perspectives: Immigration in South Florida”
  • February 9, 2007: Featured panelist at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Immigration Seminar “The Global Race for Talent”

Published Works

  • Facing Baldness Head-On“- Inspire Health Magazine, September/October 2017 Issue, page 36
  • Head-On, Stories of Alopecia” personal story featured in the book, published June 15, 2015, by Deeann Callis Graham
  • “Inside the Minds: Navigating the Department of Labor’s Certification Requirements” Author of Chapter titled Responding to the Ever Changing Challenges of Employment-Based Immigration and the Labor Certification (PERM) Process – Aspatore Books, 2009.
  • “Visa Waiver Travelers Soon Required to Pre-Register Online Before Coming to the U.S.”- Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Global Trends and Customs Newsletter, August 21, 2008
  • “America’s Competitive Disadvantage: Restrictions on the number of professional visas are harming our economy” – WorldCity Magazine, April 2008.
  • “Workplace Enforcement- Are you ready to become an immigration enforcer?” – Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Global Trends and Customs Newsletter, September 14, 2007
  • “Immigration: A Costly Endeavor” – Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Global Trends and Customs Newsletter, May 31, 2007
  • “The Changing Tide of International Travel- First phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative began on January 23, 2007”- Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Global Trends and Customs Newsletter, January 25, 2007.
  • “Welches Visum Furs Geschaft?” (“Which Business Visa Should You Chose?”)- Florida Sun Magazine, April 2006.
  • “New Era in Immigration law Begins with a PERM” – WorldCity Magazine, July 2005.
  • “PERM- Friend or Foe?” – Florida Bar International Quarterly, Summer 2005