born Seneca, South Carolina, August 19, 1944; admitted to bar, 1991, New York. Education: Eastman School of Music (B.Mus.1965); State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D. 1991). Member: Federal Bar, American Immigration Law Association. Practice Areas: Immigration Law.
Mary Sue Donavan assists corporate and institutional clients with work-authorization compliance issues, and obtaining both temporary and permanent employment-related visas. Families from more than 30 countries worldwide have relied on her expertise in naturalization procedures, immediate-relative petitions, waivers based on bona fide marriages and hardship to family members in the United States. In deportation cases, she has an impressive record winning the right for clients to remain in the U.S. based on adjustment of status, employment sponsorship, or asylum. Working closely with this immigration specialist is Legal Assistant, Elsie Medina, a native of El Salvador who brings eight years of practical experience in assisting clients, their employees, and families from abroad.