Experienced Staffing

One of the key reasons Landau, Hess, Simon, Choi & Doebley can offer the best possible service in immigration law is the expertise of our staff. Our senior legal assistants offer years of experienced and unparalleled support for our business and individual immigration clients. In addition, each year we bring in new staff from the best universities in the country who provide energy and new ideas to complement our experienced staffers.


Maureen E. Kershaw

Office Administrator

Phone: 215-925-0705 ext. 0232
Fax: 215-925-5105

Maureen was the first legal assistant hired at our firm and has been with us for over 30 years. She is Senior Legal Assistant to Jon Landau as well as our Office Administrator. Her work primarily relates to our firm’s representation of corporations, universities, performing arts and sports teams on immigration issues. Maureen also assists with I-9 compliance audits for employers. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in English and History.


Emily Alvarez headshotEmily Alvarez

Law Clerk

Phone: 267-687-1029
Fax: 215-258-9001

As Law Clerk to Jon Landau, Emily helps clients with various proceedings in Immigration Court including applications for asylum and withholding of removal, cancellation of removal, and adjustment of status. She has been with the firm since 2020, and graduated from Temple University in 2021 with her J.D.


Benjamin Herman

Operations Manager & Senior Legal Assistant

Phone: 215-925-0705 ext. 0234
Fax: 215-925-5105

As Senior Legal Assistant to Nicole Simon, Ben helps clients apply for family-based permanent residence, employment-based permanent residence (including the PERM Labor Certification Application process), and Naturalization. He is also experienced with H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrant visa petitions. He has been with the firm since 2008, and graduated from Haverford College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.


Cheyenne Lash headshotCheyenne Lash

Senior Legal Assistant

Phone: 215-925-0705 ext. 0229
Fax: 215-925-5105

As Senior Legal Assistant to Yuah Jessica Choi, Cheyenne helps clients with various nonimmigrant visas including H-1B, L-1, TN, and R-1 as well as employment (including PERM Labor Certification Application process, EB-1C Petitions, and I-360 Petitions) and family-based permanent residence and naturalization. She has been with the firm since 2018, and graduated from Temple University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Production. Cheyenne also holds an ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Certificate from the Community College of Philadelphia.

Latest News

August 5, 2022

August 2022 Visa Bulletin

USCIS has informed prospective applicants of which chart to reference when determining if they are eligible to file an application…More


July 11, 2022

USCIS Announces Rescission of Matter of Z-R-Z-C- as an Adopted Decision

On July 1, 2022, USCIS released a policy memorandum rescinding Matter of Z-R-Z-C– as an Adopted Decision and providing updated guidance on…More

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