Veda Maniquis, born in the Republic of the Philippines, immigrated to the US as a young child with her parents and seven siblings. As an immigrant raised in a diverse neighborhood in the City of Chicago, Veda was able to fully appreciate that her Filipino-American identity served as an invaluable link between two cultures. Driven by her unique background, passion for multiculturalism, and experiences, Veda has dedicated her legal career to identifying legal solutions for individuals and families much like her own helping them achieve the American dream.
Veda has been an attorney for over seventeen years and specializes in US immigration & naturalization law and real estate law. She represents individuals and organizations from all around the world in immigration and related matters before the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service. Veda handles a full spectrum of immigration issues, including employment-based immigration, family-sponsored immigration, non-immigrant visas, consular matters, naturalization, certificates of U.S. citizenship, asylum status, TPS and humanitarian visas, permanent resident status renewals, and representation at USCIS interviews. Veda understands the concerns and struggles often experienced by many arriving in a new country, so she takes the time to listen to her clients while making sure that their needs are met in a timely fashion.
Veda also handles residential real estate closings, and her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, reviewing and explaining details of purchase and sale agreements; review of requested loan documentation and loan disbursements; prepare and examine title and closing documents to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws; title and survey examinations to ensure a clean asset for the lenders collateral; deal with banking and financial organizations on behalf of clients; and represent buyers and sellers in short sale transactions.
- Illinois, 2001
- Supreme Court of Illinois, 2001
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2011
- DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
- Juris Doctorate - 2000
- Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
- B.S. - 1993
- Major: Chemical Engineering
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
- B.S. - 1987
- Major: International Relations