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Laing-Reyes - Freelancer - New York, NY, USA

Kim Laing-Reyes

New York, NY, USA


Over 15 years of experience in and comprehension of corporate immigration law, legal recruitment, consulting and human resources procedures
• Skilled in procedural and case research, client/USCIS follow-up, efficient responsiveness to client inquiries
• Proficient in training of basic immigration-related procedures, nonimmigrant and immigrant filings, I-94 analysis and report of findings (for accurate assessment of time in nonimmigrant status) and I-9 auditing and report of findings (to identify document and data discrepancies)
• Dedicated, reliable and effective in the provision of quality service, as well as forging and maintaining superior client relationships




Legal, business immigration, research, letter writing (legal support), case & document review, administrative, data entry management, web content writing/development, resume development/writing/enhancement, etc.

Work History

Art Manager

"Art Nonjudgmental"

From March 2012

Founder & Art Manager

art Nonjudgmental by KL Reyes

From April 2012

art Nonjudgmental's entire mission is to represent all types of artists - within the NYC area and beyond - sans the judgment. The venue will never be the sole set of eyes where creativity is concerned. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," as is art form.

-- i will show anything that can be hung or NOT [so don't be afraid to really apply your creativity] and will represent diverse artistic forms --
art Nonjugmental by KL Reyes' Press Releases:

Jul 2012 to present:
Check out our latest Press Releases at
art Nonjudgmental's PR bio at

May 2012 to present:

In-house Immigration Specialist

Teaneck-based Technology Company

April 2011 - July 2011

Start to finish H Cap project; direct communication and follow-up with H-1B applicants and their managers; preparation of H-1B forms, support documentation, LCA, review of wage survey, position and experience applicability; submission of complete H Cap filing

In-house Immigration Specialist

Roseland-based Data Processing company

August 2010 - October 2010

Managed in-house immigration and human resources duties working closely with the Director of Corporate Employment Law Services.

Corporate Immigration Paralegal/Immigration Generalist/Immigration Specialist

Legal Freelance Services

October 2009 - October 2009

Reinventing myself as a freelance legal professional/contractor was one of the best things I could have ever done! Freedom, happiness, control of my employment situation..what more could I ask for..well, also working on a legal services corporation with one of my best buddies and former colleagues, so stay tuned!

My most recent project was with a technology company in Teaneck, NJ:

Employed as H cap specialist from April to July 2011 and my responsibilities included, start-to-finish H cap packages; client contact and follow-up; preparation of support documentation including petitioner letter, education evaluation request as needed, Labor Condition Application, etc

Corporate Immigration Paralegal

Wildes & Weinberg P.C.

January 2004 - August 2009

· Met with Partner weekly to discuss best practice strategies pertaining to the recruitment of experienced foreign national candidates for diverse positions at various corporations
· Prepared internal/external legal documentation/correspondence, as well as detailed letters in support of nonimmigrant/immigrant petitions
· Liaised with corporate headquarters to assess individual foreign national candidates for business-related skill sets and educational background and worked with corporate HR staff to establish consultant contacts for accurate placement of these individuals; and corresponded with corporate clients and foreign nationals, providing case status updates, responding to inquiries, requesting required documentation, preparing follow-up memos
· Prepared detailed status reports based on communication from USCIS (INS), other government divisions and foreign national filings
· Nonimmigrant visa preparation of: H-1B's, L-1 Blanket Petitions and straight L-1A's & B's, TN's, B-1/2's,F-1/ I-94 extensions
· Preparation of Immigrant visa and permanent residence phases, including Forms I-140 (EB-2/EB-3), Adjustment of Status, Naturalization and various stages of the PERM process
· Corporate I-9 Auditing, including detailed assessment and preparation of I-9 report
· Researched and implemented existing/new rules and regulations
· Applied in-depth knowledge and comprehension to effectively carry out responsibilities
· Performed daily case analysis

Legal Assistant & Legal Training Coordinator

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, PC

August 1998 - April 2003

· Worked closely with Team Partner and two Team Associates on diverse corporate immigration projects
· Applied knowledge of immigration procedures, internal practices, client preferences to prepare government forms, detailed support letters and general correspondence
· Took full ownership for all phases of large volume of cases
· Prepared legal documents from initiation to final immigration procedure including Nonimmigrant H-1B, L-1A & B visas; RIR's/Traditional Labor Certifications; I-140 Immigrant Visas; Corporate/Family-based Adjustment of Status; Naturalization/Citizenship
· Conducted research utilizing library and on-line immigration resources
· Attended all Immigration training and skills building workshops/seminars
· Initiated client contacts and responded to client inquiries on case-specific matters, and applied in-depth knowledge and experience to offer creative solutions to client

Various Administrative temporary positions

Law Offices of Harvey Shapiro

January 1998 - August 1998

Was promoted from Legal Receptionist to Junior Legal Assistant to Legal Assistant.

Founder/Owner/Art Exhibit Manager; Legal Specialist - Virtual/Freelancer/Contractor

art Nonjudgmental by KL Reyes; Professional Legal Freelance/Contracting


Founder & Art Manager at art Nonjudgmental by KL Reyes©

Qualifications & Certifications

New York University

St. Raymond Academy for Girls

New York University

Social Sciences

New York University

Liberal Arts

City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman College

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