ATTORNEY & CO-FOUNDER
Sherley Haratz is an attorney in the United States and Panama.
She studied law in three jurisdictions and is a founding partner of the law firm Haratz & Stubbe, LLC. She represents clients at the Department of Homeland Security with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States State Department, Embassies, Consulates, CBP,
and the Immigration Courts.
Sherley Haratz brings her experience in multiple jurisdictions, giving you an international perspective in dealing with international clients by providing them with strategic solutions.
Sherley represents her clients in preparing and submitting immigrant visa applications, obtaining legal permanent residence, family-based applications, and employment-based applications for professionals. Sherley has extensive experience with PERM - Labor Certifications (EB-2 and EB-3), executives multinationals, and individuals with extraordinary abilities (EB-1), national interest waiver (EB-2); Religious Workers (EB-4.
Sherley also represents clients for their nonimmigrant visa applications, such as Treaty Investors (E-2) and Traders (E-1), Professionals (H-1B), Persons of Extraordinary Ability (O-1), Investors and visas for multinational managers and executives (L-1), treaty national visas (TN), Religious Workers (R-1).
Sherley studied law in three different jurisdictions. First, in Panama City Panama, where she is from, she obtained her JD (Licenciatura) at Universidad Santa María La Antigua. She went on to obtain her LLM in Maritime Law at the LSE, London School of Economics, in London, UK. Lastly, at St. Thomas University, School of Law, in Miami, Florida she obtained her USA Juris Doctor Degree. After taking the Florida Bar exam she became a member of the Florida Bar Association in 2009. In addition, Ms. Haratz has been a reputable attorney in Panama since 1995.
Sherley began her career in immigration with the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC), now known as Americans for Immigrant Justice, an immigrant rights organization in Miami, Florida. Her time at FIAC was as a member of the LUCHA group within FIAC, a women's legal project, which assists immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, violent crimes, and other abuses.
Sherley was the Government of Panama’s legal advisor to the United Nations, (IMO) International Maritime Organization in London and later Advisor to the Legal Department of ED & F. Man Holdings in New York City, where she helped obtain various H-1B and L-1 petitions for ED& F Man employees.
Sherley is fluent in Spanish, English, and Hebrew.