Oldsmar, Florida 33602-5236
With more than 30 years of legal experience, Dilip Patel has built a strong practice which deals with all aspects of immigration law. Dilip specializes in assisting individuals and families as well as U.S. companies that hire foreign nationals for temporary or permanent work. Using his extensive background in the IT industry and corporate transactions, Dilip is able to provide counsel on issues related to relocation of highly skilled workers. He also provides assistance to investors from abroad who wish to live in the U.S. for the purpose of managing their businesses.
Dilip’s career began in London where he worked in one of the city’s oldest law firms for five years before moving to the United States and settling in the Tampa Bay area. Since then, Dilip has worked in the international and business department of one of Florida’s largest law firms, served as general counsel and vice president of several large IT companies before opening and managing his own firm. Most recently, Dilip worked in the Tampa office of a Florida-based firm in their Corporate Practice Group where he practiced immigration and corporate law.
Dilip is Board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. In 2015, he was named Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law by The Best Lawyers in America and in 2016 was selected by his peers to the Tampa Magazine’s Top Lawyers list for Immigration Law. Additionally, Dilip has received the AV® distinction which the highest available mark for professional excellence from by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
A frequent speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s conferences and author of immigration-related articles, booklets and newsletters, Dilip is involved in a number of organizations in the Tampa Bay area including serving on the board of directors of the INDO-US Chamber of Commerce.
|Areas of Practice||1) Labor & Employment and 2) Immigration|
|Law School||University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D.,1990);University of London LSE (LL.B., 1980)|
|Bar Member / Association||Florida State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC|
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