Virginia, US

Teresa is Co-Managing Partner of Fragomen's Australia-New Zealand practice. 

Teresa is a solicitor and Registered Migration Agent and has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration law since 1998. Working with clients from a number of industry sectors, she has advised some of the world's largest multinational corporations, as well as major Australian corporations, small and medium size enterprises, start-up companies, and individuals.

Teresa has particular skill and experience in immigration planning for companies establishing themselves in Australia and in working with them on their growth plan in Australia, Asia and beyond to enable maximum speed to market but in full compliance with local immigration laws. 

Teresa is an active contributor and presenter at a range of HR, mobility and related conferences, including the HR Summit. She also contributes and presents at continuing professional development sessions for immigration advisers and lawyers such as Legalwise.

Teresa is a continuing author of immigration matters, including the web-based legal publication LexisNexis Practical Guidance Immigration Law Module, which was launched in 2013. 

 

Education


Australian National University | Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 1996
Australian National University | Bachelor of Law, 1995
Australian National University | Bachelor of Economics, 1995

Awards

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Registered Migration Agent (MARN 9896488)

Court Admissions: Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales

Member, Migration Institute of Australia

Member, Law Society of New South Wales

Member, Australian Human Resource Institute

Committee Member, AMCHAM’s Women in Leadership Committee, 2005-Current

Member, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

Member, American Australian Association

Member, British Chamber of Commerce

Member, German-Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Member, Swiss-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Former Convenor and Network Member, NSW International HRM Network

Assisted companies in establishing and maintaining effective global immigration programs

Advised companies with respect to issues and the management of short term travelers, including short term workers and business travelers

Advised international and national companies across a range of industries, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses on immigration and visa program usage, obligations, compliance, and management

Assisted clients with audits and compliance issues with the Department of Immigration

Formulated immigration program policies and procedures for clients, particularly with respect to the recruitment of overseas workers for large scale projects

Negotiated Work Agreements for clients who are large users of immigration services, and advised clients on Enterprise Migration Agreements for large resource projects

Assisted individuals wishing to migrate to Australia without employer support, particularly investors and entrepreneurs wishing to set up business in Australia, including the significant investor visa

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Doing Business in Australia 2013.” LexisNexis Practical Guidance Immigration Law Module, 2013. Web.  

  Contributor, Global Business Immigration Handbook. United States: Thomson West, 2007 and 2008. Print.