Melany I. Savitt

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503-802-2179
EMAIL: melany.savitt@tonkon.com
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Melany joined Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group in 2012 and has more than a decade of experience in the field including her work as a law clerk, nonimmigrant visa training coordinator, and paralegal. She represents clients of all sizes from a variety of industries, guiding employers and foreign nationals through our maze of immigration laws.
 
Melany handles a wide range of nonimmigrant work visas, including specialty occupation categories, intracompany transfers, extraordinary ability, internationally recognized artists, and TN NAFTA status for Canadian and Mexican nationals. Additionally, Melany has many years of experience with PERM labor certifications, and immigrant visa petitions based on extraordinary ability, multinational executives and managers.
 
Melany’s most recent pro bono work has helped crime victims, with U visa petitions. She has also provided pro bono services to several organizations involved in immigration matters, including Surviving Spouses Against Deportation, and securing artists’ visas for participants in Portland-area arts events and festivals.
 
Melany’s interest in art is more than legal. She studied Byzantine mosaic techniques in Ravenna, Italy and has created and installed custom mosaics in tile and stained glass.
Melany joined Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group in 2012 and has more than a decade of experience in the field including her work as a law clerk, nonimmigrant visa training coordinator, and paralegal. She represents clients of all sizes from a variety of industries, guiding employers and foreign nationals through our maze of immigration laws.
 
Melany handles a wide range of nonimmigrant work visas, including specialty occupation categories, intracompany transfers, extraordinary ability, internationally recognized artists, and TN NAFTA status for Canadian and Mexican nationals. Additionally, Melany has many years of experience with PERM labor certifications, and immigrant visa petitions based on extraordinary ability, multinational executives and managers.
 
Melany’s most recent pro bono work has helped crime victims, with U visa petitions. She has also provided pro bono services to several organizations involved in immigration matters, including Surviving Spouses Against Deportation, and securing artists’ visas for participants in Portland-area arts events and festivals.
 
Melany’s interest in art is more than legal. She studied Byzantine mosaic techniques in Ravenna, Italy and has created and installed custom mosaics in tile and stained glass.
Business for Culture and the Arts
Art of Leadership Program 2016
 
Art4Life
Board member since 2015