The Batrakova Law Office

Experienced team, big results.

The Batrakova Law Office (TBLO) is an immigration law firm, based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, concentrating in the area of business and family immigration. Founding attorney, Irina Batrakova, together with a team of trusted business professionals, works with foreign investors, domestic and international companies in developing appropriate strategies to facilitate the international transfer of skilled employees to secure temporary employment visas and permanent residence. Irina manages the relationship with key corporate and individual investor clients herself, providing legal advice and guidance to small and large companies.

TBLO also works with individual clients in the area of family immigration, and to date, has represented clients from over 70 countries around the world.

Irina Batrakova

Founding Attorney

Irina is a native of Russia, and in 1994 was selected to participate in the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State as part of the Freedom Support Act (FSA) of 1992. She was one of 1,200 talented and motivated students who spent the 1994 academic year in the U.S. with a goal of enhancing an understanding and dialogue between the people of the U.S. and Russia.

  • Cum Laude from Portland State University – Graduated in 2000
  • Lewis and Clark Law School – Graduated in 2004

Prior to founding TBLO in 2012, Irina started her legal career as an Immigration Attorney with Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP in Portland, Oregon, where she practiced in the area of business immigration and family-based immigration. From there, she transitioned to a Business Immigration Attorney at one of the largest business immigration practices in the U.S. of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC in Raleigh, NC. She worked with Fortune 500 companies, providing legal advice and guidance on the issues of business visas and immigration compliance.

Irina was selected Super Lawyers Rising Star in the field of Immigration in 2009 and 2010. She is a regular speaker at the Oregon State Bar events, Lewis & Clark Law School and American Immigration Lawyers Association regional conference on the issues of works visas, business immigration, practice management and diversity in the legal community. Irina is an Executive Committee member and a Past Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Oregon State Bar, and the past advisory committee member on Diversity and Inclusion with the Oregon State Bar.

Irina believes in living with purpose and enjoys volunteering with Make-A-Wish Foundation, and is a current Emerging Leaders Board member of the Make-A-Wish Oregon. She enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring the beauty of the Northwest, as well as paddle boarding, traveling, golfing, hiking and exploring vast Oregon wine country.

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Irina Batrakova Immigration Attorney at Law Firm
Irina Batrakova Immigration Attorney at Law Firm

Irina Batrakova

Founding Attorney

Irina is a native of Russia, and in 1994 was selected to participate in the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State as part of the Freedom Support Act (FSA) of 1992. She was one of 1,200 talented and motivated students who spent the 1994 academic year in the U.S. with a goal of enhancing an understanding and dialogue between the people of the U.S. and Russia.

  • Cum Laude from Portland State University – Graduated in 2000
  • Lewis and Clark Law School – Graduated in 2004

Prior to founding TBLO in 2012, Irina started her legal career as an Immigration Attorney with Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP in Portland, Oregon, where she practiced in the area of business immigration and family-based immigration. From there, she transitioned to a Business Immigration Attorney at one of the largest business immigration practices in the U.S. of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC in Raleigh, NC. She worked with Fortune 500 companies, providing legal advice and guidance on the issues of business visas and immigration compliance.

Irina was selected Super Lawyers Rising Star in the field of Immigration in 2009 and 2010. She is a regular speaker at the Oregon State Bar events, Lewis & Clark Law School and American Immigration Lawyers Association regional conference on the issues of works visas, business immigration, practice management and diversity in the legal community. Irina is an Executive Committee member and a Past Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Oregon State Bar, and the past advisory committee member on Diversity and Inclusion with the Oregon State Bar.

Irina believes in living with purpose and enjoys volunteering with Make-A-Wish Foundation, and is a current Emerging Leaders Board member of the Make-A-Wish Oregon. She enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring the beauty of the Northwest, as well as paddle boarding, traveling, golfing, hiking and exploring vast Oregon wine country.

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Rustem Orazaly Legal Assistant

Rustem Orazaly

Legal Assistant

Rustem was born and raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2003 he graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from Kazakh State Law School, and subsequently worked at a number of large national companies and state-run organizations of Kazakhstan. Rustem also holds a Master’s degree in Music and Art from Kazakh National University of the Arts. Having immigrated to the United States on an EB-1(a) extraordinary ability visa, Rustem became passionate about the plight of immigrants and the U.S. immigration process. He decided to pursue a career in law, and in 2021 graduated Cum Laude from University of St. Thomas with an LLM in the field of Intercultural Human Rights.

  • Kazakh State Law School (Bachelor of Civil Law) – Graduated in 2003
  • Kazakh National University of the Arts (Master of Music and Art) – Graduated in 2004
  • St. Thomas University School of Law  (LLM) in Intercultural Human Rights) – Graduated in 2021

During his studies at St. Thomas University School of Law, Rustem interned with several foreign law firms in the field of immigration law. Rustem is fluent in Russian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz languages. Prior to joining the TBLO team, Rustem had an opportunity to work in various areas of business and family-based immigration, including E-2 treaty investor visas, L-1 visas for intra-company transferees, O-1 and EB-1 visas for individuals with extraordinary ability in arts, science and business, naturalization and change of status of cases. In addition to pursuing career in law, Rustem also utilizes his music background and in his pastime performs at various concerts and festivals.

In his free time Rustem likes to play piano and clarinet, hike, read, cook authentic Central Asian cuisine, and spend time with his family.

Elana Lynn

Legal Assistant

Elana was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. In spring 2020 she graduated from University of North Georgia (UNG), earning an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Health. During her course of studies, Elana served as a Vice President of Students for Environmental Awareness, helping spread awareness of the impact humans and industry have on the environment.  Elana was recognized by National Honors Society for her achievements at UNG, as well for maintaining a standing on the Dean’s List during her two years at the university.

  • University of North Georgia (Associate’s in Environmental Health) – Graduated in 2020
  • Lewis & Clark College (Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies)- Graduating in 2022

Elana is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at Lewis & Clark College, and is scheduled to graduate in spring of 2022. She plans on embarking on her legal career and enrolling at Lewis and Clark Law School, where she will focus on Immigration and Environmental Law. From 2014 to 2019 Elana participated in the People to People exchange program, and was awarded an opportunity to travel abroad and visit over 25 countries in Europe. While travelling she met people from different backgrounds and cultures, many of whom were immigrants, which further sparked her interest in immigration law.

Elana also has strong ties to an immigrant community through her family, as her father’s parents were Holocaust survivors who immigrated to America, and her mother’s family are Israeli immigrants who came to America in the 1960s. Elana has seen first-hand the immense effect immigration has on people and their families, especially those seeking asylum.

Since joining the TBLO team, Elana has had the opportunity to work in numerous areas of business and family-based immigration, including H-1B Specialty Occupation visas, E-2 Treaty Investor visas, Adjustment of Status cases, L-1 Intracompany Transferee visas, H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers visas, K-1 Fiancé visas and Naturalization cases. She works closely with our clients to ensure their immigration experience goes as smoothly as possible, and provides administrative support to our Attorney and Paralegal.

In her free time Elana is passionate about taking care of many of her rescues, from chinchillas to snakes. She also enjoys hiking, reading and cooking authentic Israeli food.

Elana Lynn - Legal Assistant in Portland Oregon
Elana Lynn - Legal Assistant in Portland Oregon

Elana Lynn

Legal Assistant

Elana was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. In spring 2020 she graduated from University of North Georgia (UNG), earning an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Health. During her course of studies, Elana served as a Vice President of Students for Environmental Awareness, helping spread awareness of the impact humans and industry have on the environment.  Elana was recognized by National Honors Society for her achievements at UNG, as well for maintaining a standing on the Dean’s List during her two years at the university.

  • University of North Georgia (Associate’s in Environmental Health) – Graduated in 2020
  • Lewis & Clark College (Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies)- Graduating in 2022

Elana is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at Lewis & Clark College, and is scheduled to graduate in spring of 2022. She plans on embarking on her legal career and enrolling at Lewis and Clark Law School, where she will focus on Immigration and Environmental Law. From 2014 to 2019 Elana participated in the People to People exchange program, and was awarded an opportunity to travel abroad and visit over 25 countries in Europe. While travelling she met people from different backgrounds and cultures, many of whom were immigrants, which further sparked her interest in immigration law.

Elana also has strong ties to an immigrant community through her family, as her father’s parents were Holocaust survivors who immigrated to America, and her mother’s family are Israeli immigrants who came to America in the 1960s. Elana has seen first-hand the immense effect immigration has on people and their families, especially those seeking asylum.

Since joining the TBLO team, Elana has had the opportunity to work in numerous areas of business and family-based immigration, including H-1B Specialty Occupation visas, E-2 Treaty Investor visas, Adjustment of Status cases, L-1 Intracompany Transferee visas, H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers visas, K-1 Fiancé visas and Naturalization cases. She works closely with our clients to ensure their immigration experience goes as smoothly as possible, and provides administrative support to our Attorney and Paralegal.

In her free time Elana is passionate about taking care of many of her rescues, from chinchillas to snakes. She also enjoys hiking, reading and cooking authentic Israeli food.

Corey - Business Plan Writer

Corey Cabrera
Business Plan Writer – Business Development

Corey was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington.  He has been working with The Batrakova Law Office and its business immigration clients since the firm’s inception in 2012. He provides business plan writing and business strategy development services for start-up and long-standing companies in a diverse range of market sectors. TBLO teams up with Corey Cabrera to provide comprehensive business immigration services to its foreign investor and business clients to ensure it is a one-stop and seamless process for its clients. 

  • Portland State University (Bachelor’s in Architecture) – Graduated in 2010
  • Portland State University (Master’s in Real Estate Development) – Graduated in 2020

Corey’s sound judgment and decision-making skills have earned him a reputation of a trusted advisor to both internal and external stakeholders making him the business plan writer of choice for TBLO. 

Corey’s wide-ranging entrepreneurial background encapsulates real estate investment, marketing and business consulting. His experience includes serving as a Real Estate Development Manager overseeing construction, re-development, capital expenditure, and acquisitions for an institutional-level real estate portfolio.  While serving as a Marketing Manager identifying markets, proposal developments and brand strategies creation of a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm, Corey has served as a start-up advisor providing industry advice, marketing research, and strategies for new and established businesses. 

Corey is passionate about working with foreign entrepreneurs and new business owners and assisting them with their new business ventures and transition to the United States. He continuously strives to improve company operations by streamlining and refining the business processes to ensure that the business plan is in compliance with the USCIS’ requirements. 

Corey lives in Portland, Oregon where he and his wife raise their two young children and two Golden Retrievers, and he enjoys architecture, camping, and spending time with his family.

 

TBLO has earned a reputation for being responsive to our clients and their legal immigration needs. We respond to inquiries and questions the same day or within 24 hours.

Portland Immigration Lawyer in the News

Discussing business and family immigration with Slavic Media: Part I
Discussing business and family immigration with Slavic Media: Part II
Discussing business and family immigration with Slavic Media: Part III
Discussing New Changes In Immigration Law With Slavic Media: August 2020
Discussing changes to immigration law, green cards, and citizenship: March 2021
Oregon attorney Irina Batrakova on how immigration has changed under President Biden - Portland Business Journal