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Immigration Attorney

Nina focuses her practice on business and family-based immigration matters. Her experience encompasses all nonimmigrant visa petitions including H-1B, E, L-1A, L-1B, TN under the USMCA (formerly NAFTA) treaty, and O-1 visas. She also assists clients with employment-based permanent residence petitions including the EB-2/EB-3 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.

For more information, please contact Nina Thekdi at 248/567-7406 or


Honors & Recognitions

Lawyers of Color Hot List- Midwest Region, 2013

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2014

Professional Affiliations

American Immigration Lawyers Association


State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Gleaners Community Food Bank, Development Committee member

News & Publications



Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
J.D., summa cum laude, 2006
Michigan State Law Review, Editor

Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan
M.S., Systems Engineering, 2002

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.S., Industrial and Operations
Engineering, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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