Z&A opens new Honolulu Office and Attorney Laiu, an former DOS Consular officer heads it.
July 10, 2017 - Honolulu, HI
Zhang & Associates, P.C. (Z&A) has officially opened its office in Honolulu, Hawaii. The new office, located at Restaurant Row, is the firm’s tenth location in the United States. With over 20 attorneys, Z&A serves clients all over the world and is the only medium sized law firm in Hawaii that focuses specifically on immigration law.
“Z&A has be where our clients are. As an immigration law firm that has a substantial client base from the Asia-Pacific region, we need to be physically present where our clients want to go. Hawaii is a location well-known to our clients for their travels, and this new office is part of our effort to strengthen our footprint throughout the United States,” said Jerry Zhang, a managing partner of Z&A.
Attorney Sechyi Laiu, a former U.S. Department of State consular officer, is a licensed Hawaii attorney specializing in consular processing and will anchor the Honolulu office. Sechyi has worked as a Consular Officer for the US Consulate in Shenyang, the US Consulate in Vancouver, and the US Consulate in Rio. He processed over 30,000 visa applications and is very experienced in the visa applications and consular cases. He speaks fluent English, Chinese and Portuguese.
“Politics has created a lot of uncertainty with immigration law and for foreigners who are interested in immigrating or visiting the United States. Visa demand for tourism in the U.S. has already dropped by more than 20%, and those who are immigrating to the U.S. face increased challenges in processing time and scrutiny. This impacts Hawaii as foreign tourists become dissuaded from visiting due to negative perceptions of America,” said Sechyi.
“Having been involved with the administration of executive orders at the Department of State, most recently with the six nation travel ban, I have seen how consular processing can lead to inadvertent and counterproductive results. One very clear example of this is the fight between the Hawaii attorney general and Federal government over whether grandparents have a ‘bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States’. These are the types of issues our clients face, and helping our clients navigate this is a significant part of my work,” Laiu added.
About Zhang & Associates
Z&A, P.C. is a multilingual immigration law firm which serves clients worldwide, with a principal focus on business and investors from the Asia-Pacific region. Headquarters in Houston, Texas, the firm has U.S. offices in Austin (TX), New York (NY), Los Angeles (CA), Cupertino (CA), palo Alto (CA), Chicago (IL), Seattle (WA), and Madison (WI). Honolulu is the firm’s tenth location in the United States.
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Former U.S. Consular officer, Attorney Sechyi Laiu joined Zhang & Associates, P.C. on June 26, 2017
At Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu specializes on Consular Processing cases and business development. Attorney Laiu also focuses on TN visas, E visas, CBP administrative proceedings (monetary confiscation, deferred inspection), and overseas financial compliance.
Prior to joining Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Chinese and Portuguese speaking diplomat. As a consular-coned officer who served in Vancouver (Canada), Shenyang (P.R. China), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Attorney Laiu processed over 30,000 visa cases and worked in every section of Consular Affairs overseas (Fraud Prevention Unit, Immigrant Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, and American Citizen Services).
He will use his experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.
Founded in 1996, Zhang & Associates, P.C. offers legal services to clients worldwide in all aspects of U.S immigration law. We have successfully handled over ten thousand immigration cases.
At Zhang & Associates, P.C., our attorneys and supporting professionals are committed to providing high-quality immigration and non-immigration visa services. We specialize in NIW, EB-1, EB-5, PERM, I-485 I-130, H-1B, O, L and J cases. In the past twenty-one years, we have successfully helped over ten thousand clients get green cards. If you plan to apply for a green card, please send your CV to Attorney Jerry Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a free evaluation.
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