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Marcela Bermudez


Marcela Bermudez is a partner in Greenspoon Marder’s Immigration and Naturalization practice group. Ms. Bermudez focuses her practice on business immigration. She represents multinational companies, as well as individual clients, in connection with a variety of employment-based immigration, non-immigrant matters, I-9 issues, and family-based benefits. Ms. Bermudez also represents foreign investors seeking visa status based on start-up companies and investments, as well as individuals seeking classification for extraordinary ability or national interest waiver.

Ms. Bermudez also focuses her practice on global business immigration with a concentration in Latin America. She works with multinational corporations throughout the world to strategize and facilitate the transfer of its employees and their dependents for temporary assignments abroad, including obtaining the necessary residence and work permits, visa and post-entry registration.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • J.D., Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., Rutgers University, Rutgers College, 1997
  • University of Valencia, 1994-1995

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Professional and Community Involvement

  • International Talent Mobility Team, Leadership Team
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Diversity Council
    • Tri-State Diversity Council, New York Advisory Board Representative, 2019-2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Featured Speaker, “Legally Poured: Navigating Immigration Challenges in the Alcohol Industry,” Women of the Vine & Spirits, July 24, 2024
  • Speaker, “Immigration and our Borders: New Initiatives” GM Webinar, April 13, 2021
  • Speaker, “Travel Bans and Border Restrictions: What Next Under President-Elect Biden,” New York State Bar Association, January 22, 2021
  • Speaker, “Medical and Recreational Marijuana in the Workplace or as a Business,”  New York State Bar Association: Labor & Employment Law Section’s Fall Meeting, September 20, 2019
  • Featured Judge, 2019 National Immigration Law Competition, New York University Law Moot Court Board, February 1-2, 2019
  • Speaker, “Employment-Based Immigration: Preference Categories,” AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, June 14, 2018
  • Speaker, “Expats and Secondees into the US: Clearing the Employment and Immigration Hurdles,” New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Annual Meeting, January 25, 2013
  • Speaker, “Managing Global Workforce Mobility,” August 5, 2008


  • Lawdragon “100 Leading Immigration Lawyers” guide, 2023-2024
  • Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, “Ranking: Recommended,” 2024
  • The National Law Journal, “Immigration Law Trailblazer,” 2020, 2023
  • Crain’s New York Business, “Notable Hispanic Leaders,” 2022
  • Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, “Future Leader” 2021-2022
  • Latino Leaders Magazine, “Top Latino Lawyers,” 2021
  • Insider, “Top Immigration Lawyers for Startups,” 2021




  • Co-Author, “Visa Backlog at State Department Hinders Biden’s Immigration GoalsBloomberg News, July 1, 2021
  • Co-Author, “Border Patrol: Risks of the U.S. Commercial Cannabis Industry for Non–U.S. Citizens,” Cannabis Business Times, October 9, 2018
  • Co-Author, “Immigration Policy and Employment Law in the Era of Trump,” Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting, New York State Bar Association, October 2017
  • Author, “Immigration Basics for Expats and Secondees,” New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Annual Meeting, January 25, 2013
  • Co-Author, “New IRS Audit Policies May Focus on HR Departments,” SHRM Magazine, September 4, 2009
  • Co-Author, “IRS to Audit Employers Sponsoring H-1B Visa Holders,” Bloomberg News, June 15, 2009
  • Co-Author, “Termination of Foreign Nationals: Refresher on Due Diligence from an Immigration Perspective,” October 17, 2009

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