ABOUT THE FIRM
HART & ASSOCIATES is a law firm located in Miami, Florida that specializes on matters of United States Immigration and Nationality Law. Our emphasis is on business, professional visa processes and investment for companies and individuals all over the United States and abroad. We represent businesses in all areas of immigration, including temporary and permanent residence based on employment or family relationships, consular processing, naturalization, re-entry permits, Department of Labor audits and I-9 employer sanctions. Our firm is skilled in the preparation of all immigration petitions and applications and has developed checklists and technology-based procedures for streamlining the process for both the employer and the foreign national.
Why we're in business
With the passage of the Immigration Act of 1990, the U.S. immigration system was restructured to reflect a national recognition that skilled personnel, investors, and business owners were to be given preference over others. This legislation effectively created categories that permitted relatively rapid processing of temporary and permanent visas for qualifying persons or organizations. Our specialization reflects this regulatory recognition. More recently, we have began to provide guidance and support to foreign nationals and businesses now facing the difficulties of a less welcoming immigration environment.
Under the current U.S. administration, government agencies tasked with regulating immigration are narrowing the scope of opportunities for employers and foreign nationals to live and work in the United States. Our office is poised to represent you in this increasingly difficult immigration environment, including after you get permanent residence and even citizenship.
Hart & Associates is committed to its active membership in the premier professional association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on a national level, as well as participation in local AILA events in South Florida. We pursue continuous staff training and participate in teleconferences and annual conferences to ensure that we provide our clients with authoritative and cutting edge assistance in handling all their immigration needs.
In order to accommodate our clientele, our firm designates one attorney and paralegal as the contact team for each client to ensure a close working relationship, smooth communications, and to avoid inefficiencies and delays. This attorney analyzes the type of case, expiration and other important dates, deadlines and immigration strategies for each case. The attorney works closely with the client, whether an individual or company, to allow a smooth transition for those who have cases pending with a government agency. If appropriate, the attorney will travel to the company’s headquarters, or any field offices, and meet with company representatives to review cases, public access files and, if necessary, any I-9 files to ensure compliance. The company has complete access to the attorney by telephone, in person, and especially by email.
We speak English, Spanish, and French.
Jordana A. Hart
Jordana is the Managing Attorney with the law firm Hart & Associates in Miami, FL, she is the former Managing Attorney of David J. Hart, P.A. in Miami. FL, she had a solo practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she specialized in business and employment-based immigration law. She was an associate with Ross, Silverman & Levy LLP (now Ross Silverman Snyder Tietjen LLP), a nationally recognized immigration law firm in Boston, MA.
Jordana has a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in History and Philosophy from Brandeis University. She graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA with distinction in the International Law concentration.
Jordana has experience helping clients obtain H-1B, L-1, E, TN and O visas, as well as permanent residence through EB-5 investment, Labor Certification, I-140 self-petition, National Interest Waiver, and other employment-based immigration options. She also has experience in consular processing and waivers, U visas for victims of crime, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as well as family-based petitions and U.S. citizenship processes.
Jordana is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She founded and co-chaired the AILA South Florida its first Business and Investment Committee and co-chaired the chapter’s Media and Social Advocacy Committee. She has been an AILA panelist on the E-2 and O-1 Visas. She is licensed to practice U.S. law in Ontario, Canada.
Prior to law school, Jordana was a journalist with The Boston Globe for more than a decade. She has since written articles on immigration-related topics for The Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, and other newspapers, as well as AILA’s Voice magazine and the American Bar Association’s International Law Committee newsletter.
Jordana is a citizen of Canada and has U.S. lawful permanent residence. She speaks Spanish and French.
Marysol is a Colombian-American who joined our predecessor firm, David J. Hart P.A., in late 2007 as a Senior Paralegal. She earned her Law Degree in Barranquilla, Colombia and has worked in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law for more than 15 years. Her work has encompassed most areas of family and employment-based immigration matters for distinguished boutique law firms in Miami, serving the needs of corporations and individuals.
Ms. Velez also provides specialized support in the areas of consular processing and PERM Labor Certification. Prior to joining our firm, Ms. Velez worked as a Special Consular Assistant at the U.S. Consulate in Barranquilla, after receiving her law degree and working pro bono in the area of Criminal Law.
She has resided in Miami Beach for the past 20 years and is a fluent Spanish speaker.
Marbelly is an Immigration Paralegal who joined our predecessor firm in April 2007. A Nicaraguan-American, she has been working in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law in South Florida for more than 19 years.
Marbelly handles a variety of employment and family-based processes, including I-130 marriage petitions and I-140 employment-based petitions for permanent residence, as well as removal of conditions and naturalization. She specializes in compiling non-immigrant L-1A intra-company transferee and E-2 visa investor/treaty trader processes. She attended Miami-Dade College and studied psychology.
Marbelly counsels couples and families in her church. She resides with her husband and three children in Miami and is fluent in Spanish.
Armando is the firm's Office Manager, and has been with our predecessor firm since December 1999. He handles all of the firm’s business matters and interfaces with clients from around the world with regard to their needs prior to and during their visa processes.
Mr. Mosquera makes sure that each client receives wraparound services of the highest quality. He oversees the office staff to ensure all billing and other matters are handled with care and efficiency. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Miami-Dade College.
He is fluent in Spanish.
Susana is the firm’s Administrative Assistant. She was born and raised in Miami, but her parents are from El Salvador, so she is fluent in both Spanish and English. She has worked in the legal field for approximately five years and has been with the firm since June 2014.
Ms. Escobar-Godoy is responsible for assisting the Office Manager, the attorneys, and paralegals with managing appointment calendars, answering telephone and email inquiries, and compiling petition and application submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. consulates globally. She administers the firm’s Tracker client and case database.