Longtime North End Waterfront residents and attorneys, Gary A. Pappas and Meredith K. Stewart, have joined the Boston office of Jackson Lewis P.C., and will continue to specialize in business-related immigration law. They were previously the two principals in the boutique Boston immigration firm of Pappas, Lenzo & Stewart LLP. Gary A. Pappas will be joining as Of Counsel and Meredith K. Stewart is joining as Shareholder.
“Jackson Lewis’ Immigration Practice Group is on the move, as evidenced by our recent growth in Phoenix and Houston,” said Sean G. Hanagan, Leader of the Group. “We are pleased to continue to attract top immigration talent and excited to welcome esteemed practitioners Gary and Meredith to our expanding team. Their many years of varied immigration law experience will quickly prove to be a valuable asset to our client base in New England and throughout the county.”
“Gary and Meredith are highly-regarded attorneys with impressive backgrounds and strong connections to the local employer community,” added Andrew C. Pickett, Office Managing Shareholder in Boston. “They enhance the capacity and practice area depth of our team in Boston and we are excited to work with them to build on our already-strong existing capabilities.”
Mr. Pappas has been practicing immigration law since 1972 and has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1974. He served two terms as chairman of the Massachusetts Bar Association Committee on Immigration Law and Practice and served as a panel lecturer for various seminars on business immigration law presented by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Mr. Pappas is a retired Brigadier General and former commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He received his B.A. from Suffolk University and his J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law. In addition, he was a fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Ms. Stewart focuses her practice on employment-based non-immigrant and U.S. lawful permanent residence petitions, including H-1B visas, L-1A and L-1B visas and O-1 visas, as well as Applications for Permanent Employment Certification before the U.S. Department of Labor and first preference petitions based on extraordinary ability, outstanding research, and multinational executive/managerial role. Furthermore, Ms. Stewart has significant experience in the preparation of E-2 investor visa submissions to U.S. Consulates worldwide in a variety of industries, and in addition, advises on I-9 and compliance issues for established corporate clients.
Ms. Stewart, who is fluent in Italian and has a strong working knowledge of French, is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as a member of the Board of Directors of North End Waterfront Health (Massachusetts General Hospital), a pro bono attorney for Kids in Need of Defense (K.I.N.D) and a member of Professionisti Italiani a Boston. She received her B.A. from Smith College and her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.
Jackson Lewis’ Boston office is at 75 Park Plaza, 4th floor and can be reached at (617) 367-0025. More information can be found at www.jacksonlewis.com.