SEVIL OZISIK

Ms. Ozisik’s practice focuses on the immigration-related needs of employers in a full spectrum of industries including, finance, hospitality, travel, manufacturing, energy, multi-media and technology. Ms. Ozisik either partners with human resource personnel or manages their foreign national personnel program entirely, in obtaining temporary and permanent (green card) visas for business, scientific, managerial and executive personnel. Through her substantial experience with all work-related visa classifications (H-1B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, E-1, E-2, E-3, J-1, TN, O, P), she is able to provide both short-term and long-term strategic guidance in the employer/employee relationship. Her representation also includes that of outstanding researchers, extraordinary ability foreign nationals and those seeking national interest waivers. Ms. Ozisik has been active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association and also a member of the American Bar Association. She has participated in the New York City Bar Associations’ pro bono programs to assist battered women and children.

Ms. Ozisik is an active member of Turkish American business community. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TACCI)’s since its establishment in 2002. She has served for two terms as the board secretary and most recently completed her two years as the president of TACCI after being elected by the general assembly consisting of the most successful executives of Turkish American companies established in the U.S. Her most noteworthy Chamber programs include a partnership between Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and TACCI naming Turkey as the VIP partner country in 2009 to increase business and investments between Turkey and New York City, Renewable Energy Conference at the Levin Institute, Buffalo Trade Mission, Conference on the Implementation of Continuous Process Improvement with Lean Six Sigma, Adana Economical Forum in Turkey on the topic of The Business Opportunities in the U.S. with the participation of Mr. Sam Natapoff (Senior Advisor to the Governor of New York State for International Commerce and Development), and most recently, the Annual Power Dinner held together with Globond International. She is now acting as TACCI’s vice president as of March 2010.

Ms. Ozisik is also an elected executive board member of the American Regional Committee of the World Turkish Business Council (DTIK). The World Turkish Business Council is founded by DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board) and by TOBB (Turkish Union of Chambers), as a part of DEIK. World Turkish Business Council aims to gather all dispersed networks of Turkish entrepreneurs and successful Turkish professionals. The president of the DTIK is Mr. M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu and the president of the High Advisory Board of DTIK is Mr. Muhtar Kent (Chairman of the Coca Cola Company). The main goal of “World Turkish Business Council” is to boost the commercial and economical relations among the Turkish business community settled outside Turkey.