Our office only practices immigration law. We offer a full range of immigration services assisting clients with obtaining green cards, employment based visas, asylum petitions, citizenship applications, adoptions, student visas, as well as other immigration matters.
We have expertise in advising and representing hospitals, clinics, and international medical graduates with J-1 visa issues and other immigration matters. Our special interest and years of experience in physician related business immigration allows us to facilitate our clients’ employment and immigration needs.
U.S. Immigration Law is federal law, which allows our office to provide services to clients throughout the 50 States and 2 Territories, as well as legal representation before the U.S. Consulates abroad. We appear with clients for interviews and hearings before the Citizenship and Immigration Service and American consulates.
Mahsa Khanbabai, Esq.
Albany Law School, JD cum laude, 1998
Union College, BA, 1993
1999, New York
American Immigration Lawyers Association
International Medical Graduate Taskforce
Boston Bar Association
New England Muslim Bar Association
Iranian American Bar Association
USA 500 & Provisors
Attorney Mahsa Khanbabai has dedicated her legal career to immigration and naturalization issues, representing individual, nonprofit, educational and business clients. She assists clients with employment visas, asylum cases, family petitions, and citizenship applications, as well as other immigration related matters. A significant part of Mahsa's practice is devoted to assisting foreign dental students, international medical graduates with J-1 Waiver issues, as well as other employment related work visa matters.
She has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for over 16 years and currently serves as the Secretary of the New England Chapter. In her capacity as member of the Congressional Liaison committee she has worked closely with congressional offices to advise on legislative policy and as a CBP Liaison worked with CBP officials on issues related to visa entry at airport and border posts. Attorney Khanbabai is an active member of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, an association of immigration attorneys specializing in physician related immigration.
Attorney Khanbabai is a frequent lecturer on issues involving immigrants and the immigration process and has presented seminars for a number of companies, organizations and community meetings, as well as radio shows. She travels to the Middle East and Europe working with law firms that need specialized immigration counsel. Attorney Khanbabai writes an extensive article on international medical graduates and the J-1 Waiver process for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education annual publication on Immigration Law.
An avid supporter of her community, Attorney Khanbabai currently serves on the executive board of the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce, the Easton Children's Museum, and on the Town of Easton's Human Resources Board. She is an active former board member of her alma mater Wilbraham and Monson Academy and previously served on the Massachusetts Governor's Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants.
Attorney Khanbabai was born in Iran and raised in Western Massachusetts. As a 1st generation immigrant whose father was a J1 physician, she is personally familiar with the hardships the immigration process can present. In addition to her native language of English, she speaks Farsi and learned conversational Turkish while spending a year working in Turkey. Outside of the office, Mahsa enjoys spending time with her husband and children, playing tennis, and practicing Yoga.
Stephanie Alves is a Senior Paralegal at Khanbabai Immigration Law with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bridgewater State University. Stephanie is a dedicated to her profession & enjoys working closely with our clients & preparing files for expert analysis. She is patient, understanding & passionate about helping clients and making sure everything is ready for their application process. Stephanie is the daughter of Cape Verdean immigrants and is fluent in Creole. She is often found spending time with her two boys and loves trying new recipes for different ethnic foods.
Please contact Stephanie to schedule appointments and to arrange any drop-off of documents and information for a file.
Ms. Zaruhi Mkrtumyan completed a LL.M. in American Law at Boston University School of Law in May, 2016. She received her LL.B. degree in 2010 and LL.M. in business law in 2012, both from Yerevan State University in Armenia. Her professional experience includes a clerkship at a Civil Court of Appeals, a position as an in-house lawyer in "Erku Erjak" LLC, and an internship with the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative District. Additionally, Zaruhi volunteered at the Legal Clinic of Law Faculty in Armenia, giving legal advice to persons who were unable to afford an attorney. She volunteers as a legal consultant for AI for Good Foundation and is fluent in Russian and Armenian. In her free time, Zaruhi enjoys spending time with her husband, baking, watching movies and playing the piano.