Elizabeth Méndez Salom is an Associate Attorney at Sánchez Vadillo LLP. She practices immigration law and private international law with a focus on business and employment immigration matters. Within her immigration practice she handles an array of permanent and temporary employment based immigration cases including, foreign investor visas, professional work visas, visas for artists and entertainers, visas for multinational managers and executives, labor certifications, and permanent residency applications. She also handles some family based immigration matters.
Elizabeth represents clients at US permanent residency and naturalization interviews before the US Citizenship and Immigration Service. Due to her international law background, Elizabeth assists clients in the preparation of international contracts for sale of goods and services, joint ventures, international licensing, international business dispute resolution, setting up subsidiaries and branches of foreign companies in the U.S., foreign country enforcement in the U.S., and enforcement of foreign country arbitral awards and judicial decisions in the U.S.
Her fluency in English and Spanish allows her to communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of clients.
Elizabeth earned a law degree from the Central University of Venezuela in 2001 and a Juris Doctor degree from Saint Thomas University School of Law in 2013. She also obtained a Master’s Degree in Private International and Comparative Law from the Central University of Venezuela in 2011.
Ms. Méndez is licensed to practice law both in Venezuela and in Florida. Her cross-cultural background and knowledge of international law are a benefit for strategic planning in the area of immigration law.
After earning her first law degree, Ms. Méndez worked as senior counsel for the Supreme Court of Venezuela where she drafted judicial decisions in the fields of Private International Law and Administrative Law, determining Venezuelan Courts jurisdiction over private cases with international elements, as well as deciding exequatur proceedings (i.e. proceedings to enforce foreign judgments in Venezuela), among others.
Prior to starting her American Juris Doctorate and Florida license, Elizabeth had the opportunity to strengthen her legal research and writing skills by working as a legal assistant in Sanchez Vadillo LLP, assisting the attorneys in the immigration, corporate matters, real estate transactions, foreclosure proceedings, as well as in litigation and family law cases.
-Juris Doctor, St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida
-Law degree and Master degree in Private International Law from the Central University of Venezuela