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About Martins I. Imudia

Martins received his J.D. equivalent from the prestigious Abo Akademi University in Finland and his LLM from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.

Martins has been practicing immigration and nationality law for over 20 years in the areas of labor certification, H-1B and H-2B temporary work visa processing, adjustment of status/permanent residence processing, processing of business, professional, investor (EB-5), and religious worker visas, deportation and removal proceedings, employment and corporate immigration matters, family visa matters (including marriage and fiancé/e visas), overseas consular processing, naturalization proceedings, and derivative visa/citizenship. His practice in Florida is limited to immigration and nationality law.

Martins also obtained a Ph.D. in business administration in 2014 from Walden University, where he specialized in Global Supply Chain Management. This degree has been particularly useful in his organization’s EB-5 practice. He assumed the position of director of the Center for U.S. Immigration Services in July 2014. As an attorney with his New Orleans–based law firm, Martins I. Imudia & Associates, he has consulted on investment and project management with development agencies such as the World Bank and the U.N. Martins is a coauthor of the book “Why Projects Fail in the Public Sector.” He also served as managing director of the African Chamber of Commerce from 1995 to 1997.

Martins has been married for over 20 years to Dr. Anthonia Imudia, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida – Tampa. Together, they have a daughter and a son. During their off-time, they enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures.


About Morten B. Christoffersen

Morten is originally from Denmark. He moved to the United States in 1997. Prior to moving to the U.S., Morten completed a Law Degree from University of Copenhagen. Upon arriving in the U.S., he obtained a Master’s Degree in International Law and Business and a Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Before joining Center for U.S. Immigration Services, Morten operated his own law firm for about 5 years, practicing primarily in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Being an immigrant himself, he is in a special position to understand the challenges and obstacles newcomers to this country face. As in his prior practice, he will continue to pay close attention to the emotional challenges clients have to deal with (this time, immigrants) on a day to day basis, while assisting them achieve their immigration goals.

He competed at two Olympic Games, representing Denmark in Windsurfing, in Barcelona in 1992 and in Atlanta in 1996. He is still an avid sailor, runner and goes paddle boarding whenever time permits.
He enjoys spending quality time with his son.