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Rebecca M. Bodony, Esq.

Chair of the Australia & New Zealand Practice
Managing Attorney, Chicago Office
bbodony@usimmigrationadvisor.com
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Office: 1 (312) 803-6950

155 N. Upper Wacker Dr., Suite 4250
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Overview

Rebecca “Becky” Bodony is the Managing Attorney of the firm’s Chicago Office, Chair of the firm’s Australia & New Zealand Practice and Senior Immigration Counsel.

Becky earned her undergraduate degree from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree and a Masters in International and Comparative Law from Duke Law School. She has lived in Spain, Argentina and China.

Becky focuses on business and investor visas, especially E-3, H-1B, E-2, L-1, EB-1, O-1, and EB-5. She is admitted to practice in New York and can practice immigration law in any state of the U.S.

Experience

Prior to joining Davies & Associates, Becky was an Associate in the Litigation Department at the New York office of the international law firm White & Case LLP. She focused on complex commercial litigation and also specialized in various immigration issues for the firm’s clients (including E-Verify and visas and permanent residency for people with “extraordinary abilities”). She received an award for her pro bono work defending children facing deportation.

At Davies & Associates, she specializes in work visas and permanent residency for business and investor clients. She focuses on temporary visas and permanent residency for specialized workers (H-1B, E-3, TN, EB-2, EB-3), individuals with extraordinary abilities in the arts/business/athletics (O-1, EB-1), and intra-company transfers of managers, executives and specialized workers (L-1, EB-1). She also represents foreign investors seeking temporary visas to run businesses in the U.S. (E-2) and those seeking investment-based green cards (EB-5).

Representative Clients

Becky’s client roster ranges from individual artists to large multinational corporations. A few of her recent engagements include successfully obtaining:

  • An L-1A intracompany manager transfer visa and an O-1A extraordinary ability visa for two engineers at a large industrial manufacturing company in Colorado.
  • E-3 work visas for Australian nationals to perform jobs in the U.S. including an assistant music tour producer, a museum exhibition director, a sales manager, a financial products marketer, project managers, and other professional occupations.
  • H-1B visas for two computer professionals at a social media company.
  • An L-1A transfer visa for the manager of a Canadian company to start a wellness and yoga business in California.
  • TN work status for a Canadian social worker in California.
  • An O-1 extraordinary ability visa for a British equestrian professional.
  • An O-1 extraordinary ability visa for an Italian music composer.
  • An E-2 investor work visa for a French national starting a computer programming company in New York.
  • Approval of multiple EB-5 investor green card applications for investors in Regional Center projects.
Memberships
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • Member, New York State Bar Association.
Education

J.D., Duke Law School

LL.M, Duke Law School

Bachelor's, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

Bar Admissions

United States

New York State Bar

Languages

English, Spanish

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Mark is one of the best things happened to me in immigration. I was very skeptical as my last attempt to obtain an L1A was a negative one through another lawyer. Mark came in and… [made] sure that the case [was refiled] successfully. Rest assured, I can vouch for his services and will recommend him highly.
★★★★★
I have been dealing with this firm for the last several years. They got my E2 visa approved followed by my E2 visa renewal as well. They are the best immigration lawyers I have ever met….. No one can give you better service than this firm. Australian E-2 visa applicant
★★★★★
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand. I have recommended this firm to several friends and colleagues, they do an excellent job every time." Individual Seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
★★★★★
Davies & Associates provided me with truly outstanding customer service 7 days a week. Technically brilliant, Davies & Associates not only successfully obtained E-2 visa status for myself and my Indian wife but also seamlessly coordinated my entire legal team, ensuring the timely completion of my acquisition." E2 Visa Applicant and Business Owner
★★★★★
I was qualified as a physician in a foreign country. Being on a J-1 visa I was facing having to leave the United States and return to my home country. Davies & Associates secured one of only 30 J-1 visa waivers available in my State, allowing me to work for a US hospital and remain in the United States." Doctor Seeking J-1 Visa Waiver
★★★★★
My exisiting immigration lawyer, who has a global reputation in immigration law, told me that "it couldn't be done". Someone suggested I speak to Davies & Associates and they obtained the immigration benefits I wanted. I will always use this firm in the future, they are miracle workers." Small Professional Business With International Offices
★★★★★
I am very satisfied with the services Mark Davies has provided me. He has a very extensive knowledge in immigration laws and has a thorough approach to any case." U Visa Applicant, A Victim of Crime
★★★★★
There is no question that Davies & Associates is clearly the leading E-2 visa law firm in the United States." E2 Visa Applicant and Business Owner
★★★★★
Extremely knowledgable, available, and reliable Mark was a god-send when dealing with USCIS. He is very experienced so he knows the ins and outs of the process, can predict response times and is very available to answer questions in a timely and friendly manner. Highly recommended to anyone trying to navigate a complicated immigration process at any stage." Syrian Marriage Based Immigrant Visa Applicant with Two Year J-1 Waiver
★★★★★
I highly recommend Davies & Associates LLC Mark Davies is a joy to work with. His extensive knowledge, speedy response and attentive service took away all my fears of dealing with immigration and visa applications. He is very generous with his time in explaining every step along the way and I have already and will in the future recommend him to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer." Small Business Owner and E-2 Visa Applicant