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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Elaine Boegli Paralegal at The Batrakova Law Office

Elaine Boegli

Paralegal

Elaine was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Chandler, Arizona. While earning her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs (with a minor in German) at Northern Arizona University (2012), she had the chance to enroll in a month-long German language course with the University of Konstanz in Germany. The class acted as a precursor for her study abroad at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Upon graduation, Elaine became a member of the National German Honor Society due to her continuous commitment to fluency of the German language.

  • Northern Arizona University (Bachelor’s in International Affairs) – Graduated in 2012
  • Cum Laude from University of Basel (Master’s in African Studies) – Graduated in 2014
  • Portland Community College (Paralegal Studies) – Graduated 2018

Upon completing her Master’s degree in Switzerland, Elaine worked as an Archive/Library Intern at the Basler Afrika Bibliographien in Basel, Switzerland where she compiled a published archival reference guide.  Her experiences abroad fueled her interests in the immigration process and law. The topic of immigration is one that has affected her family, her friends, and her colleagues. While completing her Paralegal Studies degree in Portland, Oregon, Elaine became a member of the LEX Honor Society and subsequently interned with SOAR Immigration Legal Services prior to joining The Batrakova Law Office in 2018.

Since joining the TBLO team, Elaine has had the opportunity to work in numerous areas of business and family-based immigration law, including E-2 Treaty Investor visas, L-1 Intracompany Transferee visas, H-1B Specialty Occupations visas, H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers visas, O-1 Individuals with an Extraordinary Ability visas, TN visas, PERM labor certifications, F-1 Student visas, Naturalization, and Adjustment of Status cases. She continues to work closely with our clients in order to provide personalized and exceptional legal care.

Elaine is a current member of the Oregon Paralegal Association (OPA). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and learning new languages.     

Corey Cabrera

Business Plan Writer

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.

 

Corey Cabrera Business Plan Writer for Immigration Clients
Corey Cabrera Business Plan Writer for Immigration Clients

Corey Cabrera
Business Plan Writer

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.

 

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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.