Goss Associates brings together a highly successful and legal team of diverse skill sets and backgrounds.
With attorneys fluent in a variety of languages, we strive to ensure that no one is forced to navigate the complex hurdles of immigration alone.
Elizabeth Goss is the CEO of The Law Office of Goss and Associates, LLC. She is admitted to practice in the state bars of Massachusetts and New York and in Federal Court.
An experienced immigration attorney with nearly three decades working in the field of immigration, Elizabeth is nationally and internationally recognized for her legal representation to multinational corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, universities, and research institutions.
Elizabeth specializes in securing temporary and permanent visas for physicians, researchers, professors, and artists under the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, and national interest waiver categories. She is one of only a few attorneys nationwide that has obtained an international entrepreneur parole visa for start-ups as noted by Forbes, see article.
She held several national leadership positions in both the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA).
A skilled writer, Elizabeth is a contributor to prominent law publications including AILA, MCLE, and NAFSA professional publications. Elizabeth is also a frequent guest lecturer at universities on obtaining work permits and permanent residence for international scholars and students. She is frequently quoted on a variety of immigration topics by the media including Politico, The New York Times, Forbes, The Boston Globe, and others.
Amanda practices exclusively in employment-based immigration law, representing a diverse portfolio of clients on issues related to the employment of foreign nationals in the U.S. on both a temporary and permanent basis. Amanda has significant experience advising corporate and institutional clients on pre-transaction and post-transaction immigration strategy related to corporate reorganization. Amanda develops large-scale immigration programs focused on compliance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Prior to joining Goss Associates, Amanda managed large volume H-1B petition filings and PERM compliance with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP in their Boston office.
Amanda received her JD from Suffolk University Law School. Previously, she obtained a B.A. from Fairfield University.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
Dena possesses deep experience working on employment-immigration issues that impact institutions of higher education and their research and teaching faculty.
For thirteen years, she managed employment-based immigration sponsorship programs in-house for two large research universities. As a result, she has developed a strong understanding of the structure and organization of decentralized universities, academic and non-academic position types, and various university immigration sponsorship models.
She has also worked as a private-sector attorney, managing employment-based immigration sponsorship programs for corporate clients, and representing universities and researchers/faculty in their immigration matters.
She has presented and trained extensively within NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, and presently serves as International Scholar Advising Network Leader on the ISSS Leadership Team.
Erin is a Senior Legal Coordinator with Goss Associates, LLC. Erin oversees corporate accounts for higher education and other major companies. She is a Notary Public commissioned by the state of Massachusetts as of 2022.
Erin was born and raised in Massachusetts. She is a volunteer on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Fashion Plates committee and has raised thousands of dollars since 2011, participating in the Cape Cod Getaway Bike Ride for Multiple Sclerosis. She spends her time outside of work skiing, boating, playing pickle ball, biking, and spending time with family and friends.
SENIOR LEGAL COORDINATOR
Born and raised in Rome, New York, Ashley graduated from Colgate University in May of 2022 where she majored in History with an emphasis on gender and race studies and a minor in writing and rhetoric. During her time at Colgate, she worked with local non-profits through a fellowship program to promote and foster relations between Colgate University students and the broader Central New York Community. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Ashley worked with Colgate’s athletics team, and she assisted Dan Bouk, Assistant Professor of History at Colgate, with research on apportionment trends in Congress for his upcoming publication Democracy’s Data: The Hidden Stories in the U.S. Census and How to Read Them.
Ashley is eager to bring her enthusiasm for writing and research to Goss Associates and work directly in immigration law. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys enjoying the outdoors visiting hiking trails or indoors trying new recipes.
Megan was raised in Fulton, New York and graduated from Colgate University with a double major in history and English, and is currently a part-time student at Suffolk University Law School. Growing up with multiple role models in legal services positions, joining the legal field seemed natural to Megan. Prior to her work at Goss Associates, Megan served as a Special Collections assistant at the university’s archives, while also performing her own archival research in partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Outside of the office, Megan enjoys running, reading and stand-up comedy shows.
Symrn was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She recently graduated from The University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. Symrn majored in political science, minored in sociology, and received a Certificate in Criminal Justice and Criminology. During her time at UMASS, she worked as a policy intern for Ben Sigel when he ran for Congress, an intern for Evan Guthrie Law Firm as a writer for a national legal website, as a Data Visualization Assistant, and as a Teaching Assistant. Outside of the office, Symrn enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her friends.
Originally from Kalaheo, Hawaii, Mackenzie graduated from Wheaton College in December of 2022 where she majored in Political Science with concentrations in Legal Studies and Social Justice. During her time at Wheaton, Mackenzie competed on the varsity women’s soccer team, worked as an intern in the Office of Admission, and engaged in numerous research opportunities through a fellowship which promotes academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. She is excited to bring her skills and enthusiasm to Goss Associates. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys staying active, being outdoors, and exploring Boston.
Lisa is an accomplished management professional with more than 30 years of administration experience optimizing business operations. She is an adept problem solver who employs creativity and innovation to overcome challenging and complex issues. In all areas of business, she is focused and meticulous about client, vendor, and partner relationship management. She brings a passion to achieve both tactical and strategic goals that benefit client and business objectives.
She is a graduate of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts with a degree in computer technology information systems and business management. As a member of the National Seminar Group, she has presented and received many awards as an exceptional assistant.
Lisa is a longtime resident of Boston’s North end. She spends her free time with family and friends and moonlights as a hostess. Lisa enjoys dining, traveling, sports, laughter and all fun things Boston!