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Mazur Law Firm Team provides skilled assistance to individuals, businesses and families regarding their immigration law matters. Whether you need help fighting removal proceedings or wish to bring a family member to the United States, we will provide you with the answers to your immigration law questions.

Francois-Ihor Mazur, Esq.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2001
  • New York, 1992
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude – 1991
    • Articles Editor, Journal of International Business Law, 1990 – 1991
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude – 1987

Published Works

  • Risk Management of Financial Derivative Products (Co-Author with Brandon Becker), 21 J. Corp. L. 177, 1995

Past Employment Positions

  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Market Regulation, Attorney

Languages

  • French
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian

Iryna Mazur, Esq.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

01/2002 – present  Mazur Law Firm, PC, Philadelphia, PA

Extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law with substantial involvement in hundreds of cases related to the US/Ukraine consular processing; business and investment immigration; family immigration and protection from domestic violence in immigration law; international adoption; asylum requests from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia, before both the asylum office and the immigration court; general experience in area of domestic relations issues, including protection from abuse matters, divorce and custody; property law; trusts and estates, including cases involving multi-jurisdictional issues between the United States and Ukraine; specific issues relating to family, real estate, criminal, commercial, constitutional and other laws in Ukraine, Russia, and other countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. General assistance in law office management

10/1999 – 05/2001      Antimonopoly State Committee of Ukraine, Lviv Regional Division,

                                    Lviv, Ukraine, Chief of Law Department

Monitored work of four investigation departments in preparation and prosecution of cases involving violation of antimonopoly and antitrust laws of Ukraine; researched and prepared claims, pleadings and briefs; briefed and argued trial and appellate cases before local, and district courts of Ukraine; investigated and monitored joint stock companies for compliance with applicable laws and regulations; monitored HR department in compliance with law regulating employment of government employees; developed and led seminars for local prosecutors, customs agents and other governmental attorneys in the areas of antitrust, legislation, customs and criminal law

09/1998 – 10/1999      Law Firm “De Jure, Lviv, Ukraine, Legal Counsel

Advised enterprises in all aspects of corporate formation and commercial activities including issues relating to corporate law, custom and tariff regulation, tax and labor law.  Advised foreign law firms with respect to the Ukrainian legal and economic environment.  Litigated civil, commercial, labor, and corporate cases at the trial and appellate levels for prominent Ukrainian general practice law firm

12/1997 – 05/1998      “Gal-Impeks” Glass Factory, Lviv, Ukraine, Legal Counsel

Prepared contracts and commercial claims; provided advice regarding commercial and employment matters; involved in litigation and representation before district and commercial courts, local and state government.

EDUCATION

08/2007 – 05/2009 – Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law, Philadelphia, PA

2001 – Academy of Management Affiliated with the Administration of the President of Ukraine, Advance training for government employees of IV-X rank

09/1994 – 06/2000 – Lviv National University, Law School, JD, Lviv, Ukraine  

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of Periodical Articles in Ukrainian Newspaper MEEST, January 2002 – 2007, Philadelphia, PA
  • “Interview” published in Galytski Kontrakty, March 2001, Lviv, Ukraine
  • “Discussion of Border Trading Issues” published in Partner in the East, April 2001, Poland
  • “Leasing Communal Property in Lviv State”, published in Business Executives’ Handbook, 1997, Lviv, Ukraine
  • “Land Ownership in Lviv State” published in Business Executives’ Handbook, 1997, Ukraine, Lviv
  • Interviewed for various articles in newspapers and TV features regarding current developments in Ukraine

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Ukrainian Federation of America, Jenkintown, PA

2005 – 2014                Advisor

June 2014 – present     Board Member, Chair of Advocacy and Information Program

Razom for Ukraine, Association of Ukrainian Abroad, Philadelphia, PA

2013- present               Board Member

New Ukrainian Wave, Philadelphia, PA

2013 – present              Vice President

Friends of Ukraine Coalition, Washington DC, USA

2014 –  Member/ Representative of the Ukrainian Federation of America

Ukrainian American Bar Association

2014 –  Member

Association of Ukrainian Lawyers, Lviv Regional Charter, Lviv, Ukraine

1996 – present     Member, representative in the U.S.

1998 – 2000  Assistant of Vice President of World Congress of Ukrainian Lawyers

SEMINARS ATTENDED     

09/2000 – “Effective Competition Policy” by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United States Federal Trade Commission         

06/1999 – “Private Legal Practice Management” by American Bar Association/ Central & East European Law Initiative          

04-05/1999 – American Law for Ukrainian Legal Professionals Program, University of Delaware

LANGUAGES – English, Ukrainian, and Russian