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Melchor Jaemond Aranas

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Overview

Melchor Jaemond Aranas is the firm’s managing partner and corporate legal consultant. He specializes in the field of business and corporate law such as, but not limited to, incorporations, licensing of foreign corporations and multinational companies, mergers and acquisitions, applications for increase and decrease of authorized capital and other SEC applications and issues.

Melchor was a senior securities lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission for more than half a decade. As such, he has extensive experience in overseeing whether corporations are compliant with the provisions of the Corporation Code and SEC rules and regulations. He handled and reviewed applications for incorporations, amendments, increase or decrease in authorized capital stock, and mergers. He also became part of and helped pioneered the Licensing Unit – a team dedicated in processing secondary licenses of foreign corporations, multinational companies, capital market participants, and financial institutions. In addition, he acted as hearing officer to a wide variety of SEC administrative cases. Melchor is also a dual-licensed lawyer. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 2015, and a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Lastly, Melchor is a member of the academe and a law professor at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (“University of the City of Manila”) – recognized as one of the top law schools in the country. He teaches business law, particularly Corporate Law and the Law on Partnerships, Agency and Trusts, in PLM College of Law.

Client Reviews
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Mark is one of the best things happened to me in immigration. I was very skeptical as my last attempt to obtain an L1A was a negative one through another lawyer. Mark came in and… [made] sure that the case [was refiled] successfully. Rest assured, I can vouch for his services and will recommend him highly. Indian L1 Applicant previously denied using another law firm
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I have been dealing with this firm for the last several years. They got my E2 visa approved followed by my E2 visa renewal as well. They are the best immigration lawyers I have ever met….. No one can give you better service than this firm. Australian E-2 visa applicant
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Davies & Associates provided me with truly outstanding customer service 7 days a week. Technically brilliant, Davies & Associates not only successfully obtained E-2 visa status for myself and my Indian wife but also seamlessly coordinated my entire legal team, ensuring the timely completion of my acquisition." E2 Visa Applicant and Business Owner
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I was qualified as a physician in a foreign country. Being on a J-1 visa I was facing having to leave the United States and return to my home country. Davies & Associates secured one of only 30 J-1 visa waivers available in my State, allowing me to work for a US hospital and remain in the United States." Doctor Seeking J-1 Visa Waiver
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My exisiting immigration lawyer, who has a global reputation in immigration law, told me that "it couldn't be done". Someone suggested I speak to Davies & Associates and they obtained the immigration benefits I wanted. I will always use this firm in the future, they are miracle workers." Small Professional Business With International Offices
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I am very satisfied with the services Mark Davies has provided me. He has a very extensive knowledge in immigration laws and has a thorough approach to any case." U Visa Applicant, A Victim of Crime
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There is no question that Davies & Associates is clearly the leading E-2 visa law firm in the United States." E2 Visa Applicant and Business Owner
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Extremely knowledgable, available, and reliable Mark was a god-send when dealing with USCIS. He is very experienced so he knows the ins and outs of the process, can predict response times and is very available to answer questions in a timely and friendly manner. Highly recommended to anyone trying to navigate a complicated immigration process at any stage." Syrian Marriage Based Immigrant Visa Applicant with Two Year J-1 Waiver
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I highly recommend Davies & Associates LLC Mark Davies is a joy to work with. His extensive knowledge, speedy response and attentive service took away all my fears of dealing with immigration and visa applications. He is very generous with his time in explaining every step along the way and I have already and will in the future recommend him to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer." Small Business Owner and E-2 Visa Applicant