About Our Team
- UNEFA University, B.S. in Communications Engineering
Marianny Scarvaci - legal administrator
Marianny Scarvaci is Legal Administrator for the firm, managing new client matters and assisting the attorney in all areas of practice of the firm. She received a Bachelor’s Degree as a Communications Engineer in UNEFA University in her home country of Venezuela. Since her childhood, she had always felt a passion for Immigration Law, so she decided to follow her heart and began looking for prospects in the legal profession. Soon after, she became part of our firm. Marianny is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Marianny was born in Maracay, Venezuela. She graduated from college in 2014 and that same year she was selected in the Diversity Visa Program, also known as the “green card lottery,” winning her ticket to begin a new life in the United States. Marianny embraced the opportunity and in November 2014 she arrived in Orlando, Florida.
Prior to joining our team, Marianny was Customer Service Ambassador at Orlando International Airport, where she was offered a full-time role in a fast-paced multicultural environment always assisting customers with patience and attentiveness, while being able to manage unexpected situations in a calm and professional manner.
Marianny enjoys meeting people from different cultures and exchanging experiences. Marianny’s next step and personal objective will be obtain a second degree in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies in order to fulfill her goals and satisfy her interests.
- Estacio de Sa University, B.S. in Hospitality Administration
VALESKA SILVA - BUSINESS & INVESTOR IMMIGRATION MANAGER
Valeska Silva manages all business and investor immigration files for the firm. She carries over 19 years of professional experience in the immigration field. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Administration and Management from Estacio de Sa University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and has been living in the United States for over 25 years.
Prior to joining the firm, Valeska has prepared and administered hundreds of L-1, E-2, EB-5, H-1B and family petition based immigration visas and naturalization requests.
Valeska is a dedicated professional and truly cares about our clients. She works directly with attorney Paula Montoya and together they prepare each immigration petition to ensure each client has the best possible chance of approval.
- University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Radiation Biology.
- University of Michigan, M.S. in Radiological Health.
- University of Michigan, M.H.P. in Environmental Health Sciences
RICHARD RILEY - CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR
Richard has been the our in-house translator for years and specializes in translation of mortgage, real estate, immigration and probate documents from Portuguese to English.
Born in the United States, Richard is an international businessman who owned and operated his own company in Brazil for 17 years. He is fluent in Portuguese. He is also a former university professor and a FL licensed real estate broker and instructor.
He is a member of the American Translators Association and is a certified translator. Richard is very detailed oriented and familiar with Brazilian customs, laws and procedures.