Profile: Mairin Hoban


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Mairin Hoban

Email address:
[email protected]

Telephone DDI:
+44 (0)207 317 6709

London, England

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Mairin has over 15 years’ experience in US Business and private Immigration. She was born and raised in Ireland and worked in New York for several years before moving to London in 2000. She has assisted many U.S. and foreign industries, including technology, banking and finance, management consulting, fashion, architecture, entertainment, sport, and news media and cultural organizations;

Mairin is experienced in the preparation of documentation required in connection with all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Embassies and Consular posts outside the United States. These include L1 intra company transferee petitions, H1B petitions, B1 Business Visitor Visas, and I Visas. She has gained particular expertise in the preparation of O1 petitions for individuals of extraordinary ability in the Arts, Sport, Business, and Education;

Since moving to London, Mairin has also focused on the preparation of E1/E2 company registration applications for companies and E2 investor visas for individuals, as well as L Blanket applications for multinational companies. She is also skilled in the filing of individual applications for employment and marriage-based immigrant visa (“greencard”) applications;

Mairin has written articles on US Immigration Reform and US Business Immigration
for seminars and conferences and for the In House Lawyer

Career History:

  • 2001 – Present: Magrath LLP
  • 1998 – 2000: Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, New York, NY
  • 1994 – 1997: Fragomen, Del Rey, Bersen & Loewy, New York, NY

Notable Recent Experience

  • Assisting various start-up companies in hiring foreign nationals to establish their US business
  • Working with a founder of a US company to obtain an investor visa
  • Obtaining O1 approval for numerous persons of extraordinary ability in business as well as in the arts

    Other Interests:

    Performing arts, film, reading, art, yoga, and travel