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Rania Abboud

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Rania Abboud, B.Com, J.D., Esq. Barrister & Solicitor and US Attorney

Rania Abboud received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from Western State University, College of Law and her Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com) from Ryerson University in Business Management, Finance and Law. She was admitted to practice law by the Illinois State Bar in 2011 and became a licensed Barrister and Solicitor with the Law Society of Ontario in 2014.

Ms. Abboud is our Canadian Business Immigration lawyer and team lead. Her practice consists of assisting clients with complex corporate immigration requirements, with a focus on temporary resident matters such as NAFTA professionals and, Intra-Company Transfers and Labour Market Impact Assessments with applications under the Global Talent Stream. Ms. Abboud has worked with individual organizations both public and private, from various industries, including the information technology, engineering, energy, finance, manufacturing and insurance sectors.

Prior to joining Niren and Associates, Ms. Abboud Rania spent several years working as an associate attorney with a boutique immigration firm in California, USA where she primarily assisted individuals and international corporations with cross-border issues and handled a wide range of applications including U.S. consular matters, USCIS matters including asylum applications, L1’s, E1/2, TN visas and H1-B work permits.

Ms. Abboud is well versed in both U.S. and Canadian Immigration laws and is also fluent in English and Arabic. She currently serves as an Associate Lawyer and Team Leader for Visaplace’s affiliate Niren and Associates (MHNPC).

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships:

  • Bar Admissions: Illinois, USA and Ontario, Canada
  • Court Admissions: U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Associates, Immigration Law Section
  • Member, California State Bar, International Law Section

Customer Reviews

Migrating is a hard task for anyone. Finding a job is even harder. Once I got a job offer, things started moving rapidly. So, I called used VisaPlace (Niren and associates) to assist with the process. Rania and Richard deserve the utmost respect in getting the job done. They have been patient with me and some set backs. Very professional.! Hands down, money was well spent. Thanks Rania and Richard, you make an awesome team. You'll definitely have a repeat customer with me !! I was very impressed at how well they were organized and had a positive experience. Very good and professional work led to a successful outcome. I highly recommend using VisaPlace.

RenaisTTa week ago

I'll like to say I had an awesome initial consultation with Rania Abboud. She was knowledgeable, made the initial process easy and understood my situation. I am excited and hopeful to continue consulting this company. You do a great job for immigrants. Also, Natalie Walcz was great, she handled my situation professionally. Great team. Definitely assets to your company.

Jeffery Yirenkyi2 weeks ago

Completely smooth process. Rania did a great job in my Canada work permit. The team is absolutely competent and knowledgeable. Alicea was so amazing and was able to answer any of my questions immediately. I had peace of mind throughout the application. I would recommend them to other friends looking for assistance with their applications.

Theressa Jaranillaa month ago

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