Dr. Ope Banwo, LL.B, B.L, LL.M, PH.D
Dr. Ope Banwo, our Founding Partner has several degrees in law, including a PH.D and has been admitted to the Bar for more than 30 years. He is licensed as an attorney in two states in the United States (New York and Nebraska Federal District Court) and in Nigeria .

As one of the pre-eminent Immigration Attorneys in New York, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and other midwestern states of the USA, Dr Ope Banwo has handled many difficult cases successfully for immigrants for more than 20 years before the Immigration office, Immigration court, Board of Immigration Appeals and Federal District courts. His areas of immigration law specialty include Deportation Defense, Deportation Appeals, Special Petitions such as Asylum applications Abuses Spouse Petitions, Employment based immigration and Consular processing and appeals.

Since being admitted to the Bar in 1986, he has handled hundreds of cases in different areas of Immigration Law, Media and Entertainment, Commercial Law, Banking and Corporate Law among others. Dr Ope Banwo has given many seminars on Legal jurisprudence both here in the United States and Nigeria .

Chinedu Igbokwe, B.SC, J.D

Chinedu Igbokwe obtained his first degree from Creighton University in 2003 and Creighton Law in 2007. He has represented various international corporate and individual clients in State and Federal Courts in the United States .

Mr Igbokwe is our resident expert on criminal law and immigration consequences of immigration law. As a leading criminal defense aottrnys, Chinedu has helped many defendants get justice and the best deals they could not get from other attorneys with his savvy approach to prosecutors and vigorous and unrelenting defense strategies when cases eventually go to trial.

His wide spectrum of experience covers Immigration and Nationality Law, Criminal Defense, Federal Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Civil litigation, Oil and Gas,Aircraft and Aviation law.

Mr Igbokwe currently manages our head office in Omaha, Nebraska U.S.A and handles complex corporate transactions, criminal defense as well as immigration matters.

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Yemi Salman (Senior Associate)

Yemi Salman graduated from the University Of Ilorin with a Second Class (Upper Division) and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. Yemi’s is a seasoned litigation attorney with extensive experience with banking transactions, Class Actions, and Commercial disputes and Debt Recovery.

Yemi Salman has extensive experience with commercial litigations, media and copyright laws as well as consumer related litigation and matters. He has attended several seminiars and conferences of the latest develpoments in corporate law practice and litigations. He is currently the head of litigations for Banwo and Igbokwe law firm at their Lagos office.

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Bukunola Mendes (Associate Attorney)
Bukky Mendes obtained a diploma in law at Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2001,an LL.B in 2006 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. He also obtained a Professional Negotiator and Mediator license in 2008. She is an experienced Corporate Attorney who started her career with Ministry of Justice, Zamfara in 2008 before moving to Agabi, Shinaba, Ogon and Co in 2008 where she garnered experience in Trade Mark, Intellectual Property, and Company Secretarial Work Since she joined Banwo and Igbokwe in 2009 she has expanded her experience in Corporate/Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Administrative Law