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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/20/2019

Contact: Richard M Page Jr.
BBA/BBF Executive Director
617-778-1916

Iandoli Desai & Cronin, P.C. Joins the BBA as a Sponsor Firm

December 20, 2019 – BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bar Association (BBA) is proud to welcome Iandoli Desai & Cronin, P.C. (IDC), a seven-attorney immigration law firm with offices in Boston and Worcester, as a new sponsor firm member. IDC joins the BBA’s growing community of more than 13,000 members drawn from law firms, in-house legal departments, government agencies, law schools, and nonprofit organizations.

IDC Shareholder Prasant Desai said, “We are honored to join the ranks of other leading Boston firms as BBA sponsors. The BBA’s demonstrated commitment to the residents of the Commonwealth, citizens and immigrants alike, through its promotion of due process and access to justice, as well as its broad, relevant, and timely CLE offerings, made the decision to sponsor extremely easy for us.”

IDC provides employment-based immigration legal services to a diverse client base consisting of nonprofit employers such as secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, teaching hospitals, and physician practice groups. They also represent for-profit companies in the software, engineering, architecture, and professional services sectors. In addition to employers, IDC represents individual scientists, scholars, medical professionals, other persons eligible for self-sponsorship, and families in immigration matters.

Firm attorneys frequently address businesses, scholars, entrepreneurs, and students on federal immigration policy changes, including recent executive orders on travel and enforcement priorities, compliance matters, employment visas, pathways to lawful permanent residency, and naturalization. 

The firm also maintains a strong commitment to pro bono work. Firm founder Richard Iandoli is a past recipient of NAFSA’s James Leck Distinguished Lifetime Service Award for service to the foreign student advisors of New England as well as the Political Asylum and Refugee Immigration Project’s Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award. The Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee for Pro Bono Service awarded IDC attorney Donal Eoin Reilly the Adams Pro Bono Publico Award for his 15 years of pro bono service to the immigrant communities of the Commonwealth. For their commitment to protecting and defending the rights of immigrant workers and families affected by the raids in New Bedford, Massachusetts, attorneys Madeline Choi Cronin and Prasant Desai were both recipients of the Daniel Levy Award by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.  

Attorneys from IDC have bolstered the BBA’s work in many ways and have been active in a number of BBA public service projects, professional development programs, and policy initiatives. Desai is currently a member of the BBA Council and Executive Committee. Previously, he served as Co-Chair of the Immigration Law Section and was a member of the BBA’s Immigration Working Group that developed an Immigration Principles report in 2018. Attorney Mary Walsh currently serves as the BBA’s Immigration Section Co-Chair.

To learn more about IDC, please visit: http://iandoli.com/

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.