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Nina A. Thekdi Partner

Nina Thekdi Immigration Law
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Tina Cook, 248/567-7814

Immigration Experience

Nina focuses her practice on business and family-based immigration matters.  Her experience encompasses nonimmigrant visa petitions including H-1B visas, L-1A and L-1B visas, TN visas under the NAFTA treaty, and O-1 visas. She also assists clients with employment-based permanent residence petitions including the labor certifications process, EB-1 extraordinary ability, EB-1 outstanding professor and researchers and EB-1 multinational managers and executives petitions; family-based permanent residence applications; naturalization applications; and foreign visa issues.   She guides clients through the process of obtaining short-term visas and permanent residence status for skilled personnel, including technical professionals, accountants, scientists, managers and executives.  Nina also provides counsel regarding effective immigration compliance programs.

Nina's clients range from emerging companies to multinational organizations in industries such as food processing, manufacturing, information technology and financial services.

She is a member of Varnum's Corporate practice group.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Inforum
  • Michigan Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • State Bar of Michigan


  • Michigan State University College of Law
    East Lansing, Michigan
    J.D., summa cum laude, 2006
    Editor, Michigan State Law Review
  • Oakland University
    Rochester, Michigan
    M.S., Systems Engineering, 2002
  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    B.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2000


  • Lawyers of Color Hot List ‒ Midwest Region, 2013
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly©, Up & Coming Lawyer, 2014
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