TAMPA, Fla.—June 1, 2016--Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that Dilip Patel has joined the firm as counsel in its Tampa office. Patel’s hiring means two of the top practitioners of immigration law in Tampa and statewide are at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Patel will be reunited with his former mentor, shareholder and immigration expert, William J. Flynn III.

"I had the pleasure of working with Dilip when he first began his career in immigration law,” said Flynn. “Now is he is a cutting edge expert for U.S. companies that hire foreign nationals. His knowledge, passion and depth of experience have always been impressive, and I am thrilled to be reunited with him.”

Prior to joining Buchanan, Patel was a partner at Shutts & Bowen where he worked with both corporations and individuals in his immigration practice. Before that, Patel founded and managed his own firm for eight years where he offered immigration law services to clients across the world.

Dilip Patel graduated with law degrees from Florida State University’s College of Law as well as The London School of Economics at the University of London. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by The Florida Bar. He has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2006 and was also named the 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law.

"It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with Bill once again,” said Patel. “He is a true powerhouse in immigration law, and I am excited about leveraging our shared experience and vast knowledge to better serve our clients’ unique needs. I am also looking forward to practicing with Yova Borovska who is a real rising star in the immigration legal field.”

Bill Flynn’s practice has focused exclusively on Immigration Law for the past 32 years. Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law, he was also listed as a leading immigration lawyer in Florida by Chambers USA and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, both since 2006. Bill has also been recognized in the Florida Super Lawyers list consecutively since 2006. He has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings.

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