My name is Larissa Salvador, I was born in Madureira and raised in Complexo do Alemao, Rio de Janeiro Brazil. At the age of 11, my family moved to the United States in search of a safer and better future for our family.
As many before me, I went through the immigration system, as uncertain and emotionally charged as it is. I completed both middle school and high school in Boca Raton, Florida. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Monroe College, in New York, in 2009 at the age of 19. Due to my immigration status it took me a while to be able to go to law school, although I knew since I was 16 that I wanted to be an immigration attorney.
I graduate from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in 2018, with my Juris Doctor degree. The same year in which I became a United States Citizen.
In 2019, I founded the Salvador Law, P.A. with the intention and hopes to give more personalized services to our clients. Being from a family of immigrants and an immigrant myself, I know how important it is to be able to trust your life’s move along with your family to someone that fully understands not only the legal hurdles but also the emotional pressure that an immigration case can bring. Prior to this, I was the general manager of an immigration law firm, in which I was very blessed and lucky to learn the ropes that allowed me to today have the practice that I do.
We hope that with us, you may find a peace of mind and the ability to sleep at night, knowing that your case is not only in capable hands but also with people that take your family as our own.
My name is Monica Balyasny and I was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents that migrated to the United States from Russia. I am a licensed attorney in both the State of Florida and New York. I am fluent in both English and Russian.
I graduated from John Jay College with a Bachelors in Science in Criminal Justice in 2012. After graduation, I moved to South Florida to attend Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, where I obtained my Juris Doctor degree in 2018.
While in law school, I completed my concentration studies in Health Law while actively participating in extracurricular activities at Nova. I was a representative for the Jewish Law Society Association and a member of the “Pulse” Health Law Society. When I was not participating in school extracurriculars, I was actively involved in my community as a member of the Jewish National Fund and the Jewish Federation.
Throughout law school, I gained experience in several different fields of law including immigration and criminal defense. I excelled in legal research and writing, composing complex briefs and motions among other written memoranda. Upon graduating early from Nova, I began drafting legal documents for several law firms for both State and Federal Court cases.
Since exploring this field, I have found a new passion for an area that brings all of the important things to me to one area of law. It is my hope that through my expertise and passion I can make a difference in people’s lives in America as America has made a difference in my family’s lives.
Ana Carolina Rezende
My name is Ana Carolina Rezende, I was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. I graduated Law School in 2015 from Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais and specialized in Criminal Law at the Universidade Cândido Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I speak fluent Portuguese and English.
Since a very young age, I have been passionate about social issues and justice for the helpless. Therefore, while living in Brazil, I dedicated my career fighting for children and women that were victims of domestic violence. I also worked with many projects that aimed at resocialization for juvenile offenders.
When I moved to the United States, I faced the same challenges many immigrant face when moving to this country. But nothing was going to stop me from conquering my dreams and my goals. After overcoming those challenges, I discovered a whole new world of opportunities and felt even more inspired to help people. One group that I continue to be very passionate about is immigrant women who suffer from domestic violence in a country which is not their own, and that many times are faced with intricacies of the law that they are not familiar with. In the midst of fear and chaos, I feel like it is my duty and purpose to be able to help them, not only by directing them to much needed services but also in their immigration needs.
I am blessed to be a part of the Salvador Law Team. I am a firm believer that the only life worth living is a life lived to help others.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your legal team and I look forward to, together, bringing you one step closer to your American Dream.
My name is Cynthia Ferguson. I was born in Caquetá, Colombia. I came to the U.S at the age of 4. Growing up, I learned what it meant to be different. To not be accepted and to fight for what you believe in. My mother took me back to my country at a young age and showed me what it was like to be an individual with nothing to their name, trying to make their way. That day, I learned empathy. I took that lesson with me as the years went on and took care of those who struggled with several things, even when I, myself struggled. I had gotten into many jobs and finally a career in Aviation, but something always brought me to help those who are finding their voices in an unknown world. I always volunteered in shelters, helping those less fortunate. When I met the woman, with whom I decided to start a family, my mind was taken to a whole new reality about immigrant statuses and how they work. Because of her, I was able to see firsthand the struggles she endured trying to find her voice in this strange new world. She fought and I was proud to fight with her. Therefore, I am happy to say that I have found my place in working for Salvador Law and doing my part in helping those in any way I can. I look forward to helping those find their way in this wild world.