Meet Our Authors
Alexandra Lozano is a nationally recognized and award-winning immigration attorney. She is the founder of Alexandra Lozano Immigration Law PLLC, based in Seattle. In 2015, Alexandra’s law firm went from struggling to make ends meet to earning six figures in less than three months, and by 2017 earned into the seven figures. Alexandra is passionate about teaching other attorneys how they can transform a law practice into a thriving business.
She empowers attorneys to be the CEOs of their law firms with her weekly blog, webinars, inspirational 6-Minute CEO Facebook Live show, Six Figure Solo Membership, and the annual Women, Power & Money in-person conference where she provides women attorneys with step-by-step guidance on how to do the work they love while running a profitable legal business. She is also the founder of the international network, Amiga Lawyers, the Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys (AMIGA).
In 2016, Alexandra received the American Immigration Lawyers Association Sam Williamson Mentor Award for “outstanding efforts and excellent counsel to immigration attorneys by providing mentoring assistance.” Her alma mater, the Seattle University School of Law, also bestowed upon her the distinguished alumna award for “her tireless advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrants and her innovation in creating a national network to support immigration attorneys who are women and mothers.”
Alexandra and her husband share five children and are happily living in the Seattle suburbs.
Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta. He represents employers and individuals in all aspects of immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance and employment/labor law matters. Additionally, he is Of Counsel to Siskind Susser PC regarding employer immigration-compliance matters.
Bruce authors a blog at www.employerimmigration.com on employer immigration compliance and is a regular contributor to HR Professionals magazine. He is also the editor of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section newsletter and past-chair of the association’s Immigration Law Section.
Bruce has been interviewed by Bloomberg BNA, Workcompcentral.com, and WSMV-TV concerning various immigration-related stories. He has written articles for many publications, including LawLogix’s blog, LexisNexis Legal Newsroom, the Society for Human Resource Management’s website, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, Law360, Employment Law Strategist, and The Tennessee Insurer magazine.
For 20 years, Bruce served as senior trial specialist for the National Labor Relations Board. He also served for 12 years as adjunct professor at the William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Bruce received his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He went into private practice in 2003 and was an attorney with Siskind Susser PC from 2012 to 2015, at which time he formed his own law firm and took Of Counsel status with Siskind Susser.
Greg Siskind is a founding partner of Siskind Susser PC (www.visalaw.com) and is one of America’s best-known immigration attorneys. He founded Siskind Susser in 1994, and the firm represents employers across the country on immigration matters.
Because of Greg’s expertise, he has authored many pieces of immigration-related legislation and has testified as an expert before the U.S. Congress’s House of Representatives Immigration Subcommittee. He has authored several books, including The Physician Immigration Handbook (Alan House Publishing), the Society for Human Resource Management’s Employer’s Immigration Compliance Desk Reference, and LexisNexis’ J-1 Visa Guidebook.
Greg has been interviewed by USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time magazine, the Washington Post, NPR’s All Things Considered, National Law Journal, Forbes, Modern Healthcare, and Bloomberg BNA. Who’s Who in Corporate Immigration Law listed Greg as one of its top 10 most distinguished lawyers in North America, and Chambers and Partners listed him as one of the top 25 immigration lawyers in the United States.
Greg is the current chair of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce (www.imgtaskforce.org), a physician immigration bar organization in the United States. He is one of the founders of Visalaw International (www.visalawint.com), a global alliance of immigration lawyers. Greg also serves on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (www.aila.org).
Greg is a man of many firsts. He created the first immigration law firm website in 1994 followed by the first lawyer blog in 1997. He also was the first immigration lawyer ever to grace the cover of the American Bar Association Journal.
Greg has been practicing law since 1990. He received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from the University of Chicago.
Mary Elizabeth Kramer, author of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, now in its seventh edition, is a leading authority on criminal immigration issues. Having been in private practice for 27 years, she has represented individuals in courts, offices, and jails across the United States, as well as consulates around the world. Based in Miami, Ms. Kramer’s practice is limited to immigration law with a concentration on complex cases involving individuals charged with or convicted of crimes, with many of them cooperating with law enforcement. She also handles complex political asylum matters.
Ms. Kramer is the 2015 recipient of the Edith Lowenstein Award, the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s highest award for excellence in the practice of immigration law. She frequently writes for in-person conferences, periodicals, and web/audio seminars. She is a former adjunct professor of law at Florida International University. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, she spent three years training court-appointed federal public defenders on the Criminal Justice Act “wheel” across the country.
Ms. Kramer brings to her book practical experience from real cases, large and small. Writing and public speaking are her passion, but at the end of the day, she is a lawyer—just like the attorneys who comprise her reading audience—and she understands what advocates need to know; how to apply the law in a real-life setting; and how to effectively communicate with officers, prosecutors, agents, and judges. Ms. Kramer understands the challenges of practicing law—representing clients and families. She feels the “agony and the ecstasy” right along with you, the reader.
Ms. Kramer is a past-president of the AILA South Florida Chapter and past chair of the AILA National U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison Committee. She currently serves on the AILA National Department of State Liaison Committee and is co-chair of the AILA South Florida Chapter Enforcement and Removal Operations Committee, which works on policies and standards involving the South Florida region’s detention centers and deportation offices. Ms. Kramer is particularly proud of her 13 years of work on AILA’s Department of Motor Vehicles Liaison Committee, where she researched and advocated for the rights of non–U.S. citizens to qualify for driver’s licenses.