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The Said & Associates team is built on a strong foundation of over 30 years expertise, knowledge, understanding and respect. Many of our staff have been through an immigration process with their own families. This combination of both legal and personal immigration experience, means that we are uniquely qualified to help you navigate the complexities of the US immigration process.

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Our Team

Said & Associates are here to be your personal guide through the complexities of the US immigration system. "We want to be part of your Immigration journey” is the motto of our Founder and Principal, Naima Said. Providing fully comprehensive immigration law services for employers and individuals alike, our attorneys can advise you in all areas of business immigration including labor certification, how to obtain work visas for your employees, employment eligibility verification and any other issues which may pose a barrier to the operations of your company. We are also here to help you when you need to apply for a family visa, fiancé visa or immigration visa and will guide you through the various process of obtaining a green card for lawful permanent resident status.

It can be frustrating applying for a visa. The U.S. immigration system is comprised of a complex web of intricate laws and vast bureaucratic agencies, each with its own rules, regulations and policies. Said & Associates will help you manoeuvre comfortably through the red tape to bring about the best possible outcomes for you.

Our offices are located in Columbia, MD,  but we work with clients throughout the United States and internationally. We provide bilingual services in Spanish, with translation in other languages available upon request.

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Meet The Team

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Naima Said, Attorney

For nearly 30 years, Naima Said has dedicated her practice in Columbia, Maryland to serving immigrants from far and wide. She is committed to serving her community with the years of experience she has accumulated navigating almost every immigration process including some of the most complex immigration cases. Naima wants to be part of your journey to America and all it offers. She relys her own expertise and that of her team to prepare your case.

Naima Said is fluent in English, Swahilli and she is conversant in Arabic

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Jessica Soares Paralegal

Jessica Soares

"Jessica graduated from New York University with a degree in History and minor in Law and Society. She has more than 4 years of paralegal experience and plans to go to law school to become an immigration attorney. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. As a first generation American, Jessica is passionate about immigrant rights and helping keep families together. Jessica has worked for Said & Associates for 3 years and has managed asylum, cancellation of removal, U-visa, T-visa, SIJS, family-based petitions, VAWA, I-601A waiver, and consular processing cases."


Senior Paralegal

Fernando Nieto

"Fernando has been working in the Immigration field and international law since 2016. He holds a LLM in Law from The George Washington Law School in Washington DC. He has several years experience as an immigration paralegal helping attorneys to satisfy their client needs by managing their immigration processes and providing a high level of customer service. Fernando has worked for internationational organizations in social development projects and at the consular sections of embassies helping people in immigration and civil law process."



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Rashidah Zhussanbay

"Rashidah is an undergraduate student at Binghamton University. Beginning as a legal intern, she has garnered the experience and knowledge to now work as a legal assistant. Her current undergraduate studies in Political Science have set a foundation for her greater aspirations of attaining her Juris Doctor Degree. As a first-generation citizen herself, she understands the importance of fostering a community of acceptance and understanding for other immigrants alike. Rashidah’s dedication to providing support for clients is always a priority."


Rose Taury Paralegal

Rose Taury

"Rose studies at the American University in Washington, DC and will soon study at the University of Oxford. Much of Rose’s life is defined by immigration; born in Iran and raised in Canada, she now lives in the US. Having grown up in immigrants communities, Rose has nurtured a passion for advocating their rights. As an immigration paralegal she has experience with Asylum, VAWA, and Hardship & Inadmissibility Waivers. Rose is dedicated to representing her community and plans to work as an immigration attorney after graduating."



Naima petitioned guardianship and adjustment of status for my two nieces at a Maryland Civil Court, and Permanent Residency with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and she was able to get all that accomplished in less than a year!! All I have to say to this experience, and to each member of this Law Firm, wow and thank you.

— Nazeeh (Client, MD)

I am grateful to Naima. Naima from the beginning to the end helped us through the process of obtaining my green card. She and her staff are very helpful and understanding. I'm am so happy that I found someone whose made my hopes and dreams come true. Naima and staff, my family and I would love to say thank you for all that you have done for us and will forever be grateful to you.

—Maria (Client)

I had a very complicated situation , My family and I lost B1/B2 visa after overstaying and got refused the L1 visa, But Naima the miracle worker helped me to get e2 visa. She is a genius and she is professional in her work, she has such experience that she told me exactly what the consul will ask me in the interview. She has an excellent team which adds up to the awesomeness of this lawyer. I would recommend Naima to anyone who has an immigration case.
—Boutros (Client)

Mrs. Said and her team made my 16 month journey in working to adjust my husband immigration status and know we are glad to know that as a family we are not worried anymore . Now he is a permanent Resident Alien this team has provided us with total piece of mind. Our sincerest gratitude and thanks aren’t enough to show our appreciation that we feel.

—Noira & Ignacio (Clients)

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5513 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 219
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Tel: (410) 988-3100

Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Mon - Sat

Payment: all major credit cards, cash, check, money orders, cashiers check