Our Team


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Melissa Sargeant

Melissa Sargeant has been an Attorney, practicing almost exclusively in US immigration law since 1994.   Over the last twenty years she has helped foreign nationals navigate through they myriad changes in our immigration laws, including during the most challenging times after 9/11.   Melissa's experience and depth of understanding in U.S. immigration law allows her to weigh thoughtful, creative solutions to complex immigration problems, especially during times of changing immigration policy. 

Melissa has represented large Silicon Valley companies, as well as startups and entrepreneurs from across the U.S.  She also focuses on humanitarian immigration, including waivers, DACA, and U visas for crime victims. 

Melissa Sargeant is an active member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She served as an officer for the Santa Clara Silicon Valley chapter. 

Melissa also represents individuals in personal bankruptcy matters, and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

J.D. Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA;  State Bar of Hawaii; B.S. in Economics and Philosophy from St. Lawrence University, NY.  


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Michelle Gee

Michelle Gee brings her own immigration experiences to her legal practice. Married to a foreign national, Ms. Gee had to file for her own husband to become a permanent resident and had to attend her own marriage interview at the INS in Chicago. Ms. Gee also lived as an immigrant in France and had her own experience with obtaining work authorization in another country. As an undergraduate student, Ms. Gee spent a period of time working in Israel on an urban design project. Living in different countries, with different cultures and languages has provided Ms. Gee with an understanding and respect for new immigrants to the U.S. She loves helping people obtain their visas and citizenship, so that they can get on with pursing their own goals and dreams in the United States.

Michelle has represented large multinational corporations, small Silicon Valley startups, entrepreneurs, universities, artists, performers, concert promoters, professors, inventors, and individuals from all over the world including Australia, the United Kingdom, Iran, France, Canada, Mexico, Myanmar, Korea, China, Ethiopia, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Vietnam, Guinea, and more. 

Michelle Gee is an active member of the State Bar of California, and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). 

J.D. Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1997; State Bar of California, 1997; United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 1997; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1997; Bachelor of Architecture - University of Texas at Austin, 1992.

 


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Ricardo Oseguera

Ricardo Oseguera is a paralegal at Seaport Law Group LLP.  He has been with our firm since February 2016.  Previously, he served as both a legal assistant and office administrator at a non-profit organization focused in providing immigration legal services within the San Francisco Bay Area. Ricardo attended San Jose State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business, and he is currently obtaining an American Bar Association (ABA) Paralegal Certification from San Francisco State University.

Ricardo is a proud member of the San Francisco Paralegal Association, and is fluent in Spanish.