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A graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School, where he served as an editor of the Law Review, Mr. Messing was a Fulbright scholar in France, taught law in Ethiopia, negotiated out the first articles of the Intelsat Treaty with representatives of different nations, was an associate with the Silicon Valley law firm of Fenwick & West, and is a noted contributor to many science and technology law organizations. He was panel chair and chief presenter for immigration-related State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Educations seminars in 2014 and 2015. He has served as the liaison to USCIS for the Science and Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association, was a co-founder and Chair of LegalXML-OASIS, a technology-legal standards organization, is a former Chair of the Electronic Filing Committee of the ABA, and has contributed extensively to legal-technical standards for electronic property records filing and storage, electronic notarization, and electronic service of process. He developed and sold three U.S. patents relating to encryption and electronic signature technologies, and is a noted authority on electronic filing systems for legal purposes. Mr. Messing practices primarily family, investor and business law immigration, and has extensive experience with immigration and federal court litigation. He speaks French and Spanish.

Mr. Messing is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and served as liaison for the Arizona chapter to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding unauthorized law practice by untrained and unregulated notarios, whose mistakes can deprive non-citizens of important immigration benefits rightfully deserved by U.S. immigration law.

In August, 2007,, a leading resource for executives and managers, published an article by business immigration lawyer John Messing on "Coming Changes in Employment Verification Procedures".

Mr. Messing invented several new Internet technologies, which he patented and sold to a prominent Japanese Internet company. He has frequently appeared on the air to contribute views on immigration developments to KGUN TV, Tucson.

As a former expatriate who lived for extended periods in foreign lands, he understands what it means to be an outsider whose life may be in the hands of anonymous governmental officials. He deeply enjoys obtaining rightfully just decisions for immigration clients as trusted counsel, adviser and champion.

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If you have a concern in the areas of family based immigration, business based immigration, employment based immigration, or naturalization and you are seeking the help of an experienced immigration law firm, please call Messing Law Offices now for professional Arizona immigration attorney assistance.