Anastasia Tonello draws high praise from peers and clients alike who consider her a top name in US and UK immigration matters for individuals and corporate entities.
A US attorney and English solicitor credited with giving “excellent advice on complex US immigration law” and advising a broad range of clients, including multinational corporations and individuals, on US and UK immigration matters, Anastasia is managing partner of Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York. “An outstanding practitioner”, Anastasia is internationally recognised in the leading legal directories. Under Anastasia’s leadership, the firm has been credited with having built a fantastic reputation as a “transatlantic powerhouse”.
Anastasia is president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) presiding over the 2018–2019 term. Previously she held the position of charter member and officer of AILA's RDC EMEA chapter and chair of AILA's Department of State committee. Anastasia is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the St George’s Society and British American Business.
In addition, Anastasia is an active member of the immigration pro bono community in New York and an experienced speaker on immigration law frequently sought by business schools, professional organisations, and media worldwide.
Anastasia earned her BA from Indiana University and JD from the University of Notre Dame before being admitted to the Bar of New York in 1999 and cross-qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2004.