A member of the Firm’s Immigration and Litigation practice groups, Ms. Sharp is a leading bilingual attorney in Spanish and English, specializing in Immigration and Nationality law, including business immigration matters, family immigration matters and representation of individuals before the U.S. Immigration Court. She works closely with both corporations and individuals regarding their immigration needs, specifically worksite enforcement, corporate compliance including I-9 audits and policy review, foreign labor certification, employment-based petitions, family-based petitions, naturalization, and representation of individuals in removal proceedings. Ms. Sharp serves on the National Steering Committee for the New Members Division of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Ms. Sharp earned her juris doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While pursuing this degree, she worked as a summer associate with the law firm of O’Connor Berman Dotts & Banes in Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. She graduated magna cum laude from the Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University, during which time she also studied abroad at La Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro in Querétaro, México. Ms. Sharp is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Hispanic Bar Association and Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan. She also advises members of the community on immigration issues on a pro bono basis through Latin Americans for Social & Economic Development and the Legal Aid Clinic through Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Detroit.
Michigan-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss is recognized throughout the nation as a relationship-based, highly qualified, full-service business law firm. With an outstanding reputation for providing sophisticated legal services and counsel to businesses of all sizes, family-owned enterprises, individuals and entrepreneurs, Jaffe has more than 100 attorneys in its Southfield, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Philadelphia and Naples offices.
Among the Firm’s practice areas are appellate, aviation, corporate, criminal, e-commerce, electronic banking, employee benefits, environmental, estate planning, family law, financial services, franchise law, immigration, insolvency & reorganization, insurance, intellectual property, information technology, litigation, labor, mergers & acquisitions, mortgage banking, property tax appeals, public finance, real estate, securities and tax law.