Our Team

Nadine Heitz, Immigration AttorneyNadine Heitz
Immigration Attorney

Nadine Heitz has a passion to help her clients through an often difficult and emotionally turbulent process. Having been through the U.S. Immigration experience herself, she understands how challenging it can be.

Growing up in the multicultural city of Toronto, Canada, Nadine learned from a young age the value of relationships with people of different cultures. After a successful career in marketing, Nadine brought her family to the U.S. on a TN Visa to manage a high volume immigration law practice. It was here that she began her journey towards a career in law.

Nadine speaks fluent German having spent much of her childhood summers in Germany with her family. Nadine Heitz obtained her J.D. degree from Northwestern California University School of Law and her B.A. degree in Economics from York University in Toronto. She is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice immigration law in all 50 states.


Lateef StephenLateef Stephen

Lateef Stephen recently obtained his A.S. degree in Paralegal Studies at Palm Beach State College. His course content included legal concepts, court systems, tort law, business law, real estate law, and of course, immigration law.

An avid video game enthusiast, Lateef Stephen enjoys competing in gaming tournaments throughout Florida where he has frequently taken first place in numerous group tournaments.

When Lateef is not in front of his computer he enjoys activities with his friends such as volleyball, playing tennis and skate-boarding.

Lateef Stephen works part-time for Heitz Immigration Law, providing support to the attorney and assisting with client communications.

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Betania Valante-Nassar
Administration / Paralegal

Betania was born in Brazil where she obtained a B.A. Degree from the “Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco” in Tourism. She then obtained a B.A. Degree in Business Administration and soon after that she completed her Master’s Degree in International Trade at the “Universidad Federal Rural de Pernambuco”.

She has worked in the fields of legal, financial, real estate, marketing, sales and most recently, immigration, helping investors from different countries with EB -5, L-1 and E-2 Visas. In her spare time, which is hard to find, she enjoys classical music and theater.

Betania is a Notary and Signing Agent for the State of Florida, a licensed Real Estate Agent as well as a member of the National Legal Assistants Association. She is also licensed in Life Insurance and Annuities for the State of Florida. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French.

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Leni Gutierrez
Translation Services

Born in Brazil, Leni obtained her MBA in Rio de Janeiro at the “Universidade Abeu.” Leni has more than 10 years of experience assisting attorneys and working for the general public on the preparation and translation of legal documents used in immigration and civil cases. She is a Notary and Signing Agent as well as a Member of FALDP, Florida Association of Legal Document Preparers. Leni is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and is a certified translator in both languages.

We know how important this is to you.

USA flag After all, it’s your life, and having been through the U.S. Immigration experience herself, Nadine Heitz knows how important this process is to you, your relatives, your loved ones, your employer and anyone else who may be impacted by the outcome of your immigration matter.

At Heitz Immigration Law, our goal is to “open the door to opportunity” for our clients from around the world who wish to live and work in the United States. Welcome to the USA!


Memberships and Associations for Nadine Heitz, Esq.

Member Logo_3x3_Decal2016American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

AILA South Florida Chapter. AILA South Florida works hard to facilitate the administration of justice for immigrants in our legal system. AILA members are well-versed in all aspects of immigration law, including naturalization, deportation, asylum and employer sanctions.

State Bar of California, attorney license number 303657. For more than 85 years, the State Bar of California has shaped the development of the law, regulated the professional conduct of the state’s lawyers and provided greater access to legal services.

Florida Association of Women Lawyers, actively promoting gender equality and leadership roles of their memebers in the legal profession, judiciary and community.

American Bar Association, whose goal it is to serve equally its members, the profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.