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KRISTINA ROST, Partner


Kristina's skillful handling of immigration matters has earned her widespread respect among clients and colleagues. Kristina provides immigration counsel to U.S. and international companies in various industries as well as to IRC 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations. Kristina currently serves on the 2013 Annual Conference Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) , on Ethics and for the AILA New England Chapter. Before her current appointment, Kristina served as a Chair of the AILA Ethics & Practice Management Committee for a 5 yearsf year. She is a frequent speaker on ethical and practice management issues essential to any immigration law practice. Kristina has also served as a co-chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Young Lawyers Division (NE Chapter). In May 2007, Kristina was presented with the "Outstanding Immigration Lawyer" award for exceptional legal service to immigrant communities in New England by the Brazilian Immigrant Center of Massachusetts . In August 2008, she was honored as an " Up and Coming Lawyer" by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly publication. Kristina was also named a Super Lawyers - Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers-Rising Stars in 2008, 2009 and 2010, no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list each year. Kristina was named as a "Top Northeast Immigration Lawyer" in a list compiled by Avvo that appeared in the November/December 2010 edition of Arrive Magazine. Finally, she has attained a Superb (a perfect 10 score) rating by Avvo. Kristina is a frequent presenter at AILA national and other immigration-related conferences, panels, and MCLEs. She has appeared before many USCIS adjudicators in Boston and has been complimented on more than a few occasions on the quality of the presentation of her cases. She is loved by her clients as evidence by numerous online testimjonials and her secret of success is that she makes her client goals her own as she achieves them successfully.

Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, Ethics & Professionalism, AILA Annual Conference 2011, San Diego June 15-18 2011
  • Presenter, 10th Annual Immigration Law Conference, MCLE, Boston, May 20, 2011
  • Panelist, Dual Representation in Employment-Based Cases, AILA Webinar, March 22 2011
  • Panelist and Moderator, Round Table with the Office of Bar Counsel, AILA NMD, March 18, 2010
    • Guest Speaker, Immigration Practice in a High-Tech World, AILA NE Chapter meeting, March 18, 2010
    • Panelist, Ethics for Immigration Lawyers Part II: Navigating Potential Fraud: Balancing Candor & Confidentiality, AILA Web Seminar, September 17, 2009
    • Speaker, I-9: Beauty or a Beast? Helpful Tips for Your Organization's Employment Verification Procedures, Corporate Presentation for a major school district, Boston, MA , July 29, 2009
    • Panelist, Ethics for Immigration Lawyers Part I: Deal or No Deal? Ethics, Clients, and Money, AILA Web Seminar, June 19, 2009
    • Speaker, The Best You Can Be: Practical Tips to Enhance Your Performance, 2009 AILA Annual Conference, Las Vegas , June 2009
    • Panelist, Dual Representation: Ethical Issues for Business and Family Immigration Law Practitioners, 8th Annual Immigration Law Conference 2009, Massachusetts Continued Legal Education (MCLE) May 18, 2009
    • Discussion Leader, Introduction to Ethics Fundamentals, 2008 AILA Annual Conference, Vancouver , June 2008
    • Panelist, E-Verify & Worksite Enforcement Trends in MA session, Massachusetts Continued Legal Education (MCLE) April 9, 2008
    • Panelist, AILA NE Chapter meeting on ethical issues, March 2008
    • Speaker, Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) Session - Advance Citizenship Training - Boston , MA November 29, 2007
    • Program Co-Founder and Speaker, Solving your employment deficit through international recruitment - Seminar for non-profit health and educational organizations - Burlington , MA November 14, 2007
    • Panelist, AILA NE Chapter meeting on ethical issues, February 2007
    • Panelist, AILA Teleseminar on Ethics " Help Me Help Myself: Why Managing your Practice Well is the..." January 11, 2007
    • Panelist, Session on Ethics & Professionalism-Avoiding Becoming the Defendant - AILA 2006 Annual Conference, San Antonio , Texas , June 2006
    • Panelist, ILW.COM Teleconference "Adjustment of Status In Immigration Practice Today" - "VAWA Adjustment", April 20, 2006
    • Panelist, AILA Teleconference "Ethical Issues For The Immigration Practitioner" November 8, 2005
    • Speaker, First National Conference on Brazilian Immigration to the United States, jointly organized by the Department of Romance Languages/Harvard University and the David Rockefeller Center for the Latin American Studies, - Overview of Non-Immigrant Visas - Harvard, Cambridge, MA, March 18-19, 2005
    • Presenter, American Electronics Association (AeA) New England, the HR Roundtable,- HR Legal Smorgasbord - updates on legal and immigration trends, Brooks Automation, Chelmsford , November 13, 2003

    Publications:

    • Key Practice Concerns in Utilizing Paralegals, AILA Immigration Practice News, 2010
    • Dual Representation Issues in Business Immigration Practice"Massachusetts Continued Legal Education (MCLE) "9th Annual Immigration Law Conference" May 2009
    • Chapter 9. The Many Faces Behind the Visa Window: The Visa Process and Procedure at Select High-Volume Consulates in the New World Economic Order" ( Sao Paulo Consulate General). The Consular Posts Book (ILW.COM) (2009)
    • "Employment Verification Under Revised Form I-9 and E-Verify", Massachusetts Continued Legal Education (MCLE) "I-9 Employment Verification Procedures" April 2008
    • "Engagement Letter For Beginner Practitioners: More Than Just A Fee Agreement?" ILW.COM, 2008
    • "Managing Ethical Conflicts in a Business Practice" Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2006-2007 edition)
    • "Ethical Dilemmas: A Never Ending Quandry", Immigration Law Today, Jan / Feb 2006, vol. 25 no.1
    • Monthly contributor on immigration law topics, New England "Kontact" magazine (Russian);
    • Monthly contributor on immigration law topics, national Russian newspaper "Kurier"
    • Weekly contributor on immigration law topics, Massachusetts Brazilian newspaper "Metro"

    Professional & Civic Activities:

    • Member, 2013 Annual AILA Conference Committee (2012 - present)
    • Chair, AILA Ethics & Professionalism Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2007-2012)
    • Chair, Ethics Committee, New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (2007-present)
    • Member, National Ethics & Professionalism Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2005-2007)
    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division, New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Associations (2003-2004)

    BRADLEY MAGED, Managing Partner

    Bradley practices immigration and family law. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the New England School of Law in 1998 and his Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University, Sawyer School of Management in 1999. Combining his education and passion for both law and business, Bradley co-founded Maged Rost in 2000 with the goals of providing extraordinary service, achieving successful results, and making the legal process as straightforward as possible for its clients. Bradley has taught Business Law at the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University and is a frequent speaker at events and educational seminars for other lawyers. Bradley has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers-Rising Stars in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list each year. Bradley has attained a 10 on 10 Superb rating by Avvo, the highest rating available. Bradley is admitted to practice in all courts in Massachusetts and the United States District Court of Massachusetts.

    REBECCA BARBAN, Associate

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    Rebecca joined Maged & Rost as an associate in 2011 and works on employment and family based applications. She received her Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2010 after completing her undergraduate studies at Queen's University in Canada. As a law student, Rebecca became interested in immigration law after a semester as a student attorney in the Roger Williams Immigration Law Clinic. There she represented individuals in removal proceedings before the Boston Immigration Court. In addition to her interest in immigration law, Rebecca has always had a passion for the arts. She continues to practice classical piano and attends the occasional ballet class. She enjoys working with foreign nationals to help bring their talents to the United States. She is a member of the Immigration Law Sections of both the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. She is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts state bars.

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