How Yova Helps Clients
Before advising on the most suitable legal options, Yova A. Borovska seeks to understand what her clients define as a “successful” outcome. The practice of immigration law requires a very fact-specific analysis. Understanding this, Yova places an emphasis on her clients’ individual circumstances in order to provide her clients complete and personalized advice. She keeps up with the latest trends in her field, as well as any innovative solutions and practices, through the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She regularly communicates with AILA members and attends continuing legal education seminars in order to be aware of the most current practical and procedural aspects of case handling by the federal agencies involved in immigration adjudications. After thorough review of her clients’ individual circumstances, Yova diligently crafts creative and cost-effective solutions that serve her clients’ interests and preferences. Yova has obtained positive results for individual and corporate clients alike with challenging situations, including those who had previously tried to pursue immigration options with prior counsel and failed.
In 2017, Yova achieved Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by The Florida Bar, recognizing her as a specialist and expert in immigration and nationality law. Also, she was named to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list consecutively since 2017.
What Clients Can Expect
In the course of her work, Yova focuses on building long-term relationships with her clients. She helps her clients to explore their immigration options and to find practical solutions to their immigration problems, while learning about their unique needs and preferences. Yova is not afraid to provide an honest opinion on her clients’ s situation and to fully advise them of any risks involved with the chosen course of action. Yova is known for her ability to accommodate her clients’ busy schedules, including meeting outside normal hours and on weekends, and for her ability to “triage” her caseload in order to assist clients with urgent inquiries and needs.
Outside the Office
In her spare time, Yova trains for and competes in triathlons and running races. She also enjoys volunteering for local community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and Gulfcoast Legal Services. An avid writer, Yova frequently pens articles for the firm’s Immigration blog. In 2018, for the third consecutive year, JD Supra named her as a Top Author in its Readers' Choice Awards, which acknowledges top authors and firms for their thought leadership in key topics.
She has been quoted in a number of articles on current immigration issues and she has authored articles that appeared in publications, such as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) newsletters, Law360 and the Employee Relations Law Journal.
In 2013, Yova was honored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as an “Up & Comer” under 30 years old.
Yova was born in Bulgaria and moved to the U.S. at the age of 18. As such, she has gone through the immigration process herself, which provides her with a unique and personal perspective on the struggles that her clients go through when they move to a foreign country. When not working, volunteering or training, Yova enjoys spending time with her husband and her three cats.
I will provide an honest, individualized and thorough analysis of the options and will persistently work to obtain a successful result, consistent with my clients’ unique needs and preferences.
- Represented employers who wish to hire foreign workers temporarily – for example, H-1B, L-1, R-1, O-1, TN, P-1, E-3 and other types of non-immigrant work visas.
- Assisted foreign nationals wishing to come to the U.S. temporarily or permanently, including but not limited to investors, visitors, students, missionaries, scholars, interns, professors and traders.
- Assisted employers with permanent residence sponsorship through the Labor Certification (PERM) process, the EB-1B outstanding professor or researcher category, the EB-1C multinational manager or executive category, or through other available permanent residence employment routes.
- Assisted individuals with family-based permanent residency petitions, such as marriage-based immigrant petitions, preference petitions for other types of family members, adjustment of status and consular processing.
- Assisted lawful permanent residents with applications for U.S. citizenship.
- Assisted employers with voluntary in-house I-9 audits and representing employers in defense of I-9 enforcement audits by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
- Assisted individual clients in immigration removal proceedings.
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2010
Eckerd College, B.A., 2006
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
The Florida Bar, Member and Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
Hillsborough County Bar Association: Member
Emerge Tampa Bay: Member
Habitat Young Leaders and Professionals of Pinellas County: Co-Founding Member; Vice-President (2011-2012); President (2012-2016)
Hillsborough County Bar Association Immigration & Nationality Law Section, Chair
American Immigration Lawyers Association Central Florida Chapter (AILA CFC), Board of Directors (2018-2019)
AILA CFC - Treasurer and Business and Investment Committee (2019-present)
AILA CFC DMV Committee Chair (2017-2019)
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, International Committee Member (2019-present)
French-American Business Council of West Florida (FRAMCO) Board
St. Pete Bicycle & Fitness Triathlon Team: Member and Volunteer (2014-present)
Tampa Connection Leadership Class – Completed 2016
Florida Bar YLD Mentor (2013-2014)
Gulfcoast Legal Services: Citizenship Day 2013, 2014 and 2016, Volunteer Attorney
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County: Board of Directors (2010-2011)