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Maen Hassuneh graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana in May 2014.  Maen specializes in tax law, wills and trusts, and business law . Maen's focus throughout his law school career centered around tax and business law courses, specializing in dealing with the IRS, drafting business documents, and negotiating business transactions. Doing very well in these courses, Maen's interest became specified to these areas. He continues to gain knowledge, with a focus on current information and maintaining an updated understanding of the current law.

Maen's speciality revolves around an empathetic approach to understanding his clients and focusing on meeting their goals in the best possible manner. Since Maen is the oldest of seven children, he has learned the necessity of patience and understanding. This allows him to truly relate to each client and provide specified planning to each individual client situation.

Education

  • Juris Doctrate 2014, Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, IN 
  • Bachelor of Arts 2011, Indiana Univeristy, Purdue Univeristy-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

State Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, May 19, 2015
  • Indiana Tax Court, May 19, 2015

Federal Bar Admissions

  • US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, May 19, 2015
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, May 19, 2015

Bar Assocation Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 2015-Present

 

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Nesreen J. Said specializes in Immigration law and family law in Illinois. She has worked extensively in matters dealing with removal proceedings, prosecutorial discretion, asylum, adjustment of status and naturalization.

After receiving her Illinois license, Ms. Said worked as a case process analyst for a federal independent contract in the Foreign Labor Certification Program. She reviewed and processed over 500 labor certifications for temporary worker (H2B) visas. She has also represented individuals in matters regarding child support and Order of protection in Cook County.

During law school, Ms. Said tailored her legal education to practice immigration law. She was a student representative at the Valparaiso Immigration Law Clinic. She represented a family seeking asylum, an individual seeking prosecutorial discretion, and an individual in a deportation case that had stretched seven years and involved an appeal to the Seventh Circuit. She also worked as a paralegal for six years in an immigration law office before enrolling in law school. Moreover, she assisted many of her family members in their immigration matters.

“I am a first generation Muslim Arab-American, and I understand how difficult the immigration process can be. My experiences helped me gain the necessary skills to eliminate the frustration of the client during their immigration process. The less frustration my client has, the better focus he or she has for their future.” – Nesreen J. Said

Education

  • Juris Doctorate  2016, Valparaiso Law School, Valparaiso, IN
  • Bachelors of Arts 2011. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Chicago, IL

State Bar Admission

  • Illinois, May 4, 2017

Bar Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association 2017-present
  • Chicago Bar Association 2017-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association 2017-present