Hadeel M. Abouhasira

Abouhasira, Hadeel


Hadeel Abouhasira is a business immigration attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office. She is a trusted advisor to multi-national clients in all aspects of U.S. immigration law. She assists employers in the manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and information technology industries with a wide range of immigration matters required to build and manage competitive workforces. Ms. Abouhasira's experience includes assisting international clients with U.S. operations in managing a wide range of matters at the intersection of employment and immigration law, including: B-1 business visitor visas, E-2 treaty investor visas, EB-1 multinational manager petitions, H-1B specialty occupation petitions, J-1 waivers for physicians subject to the foreign residence requirement, L-1A/L-1B intracompany transfer visas, R-1 religious worker visas, TN (USMCA) , consular processing, labor certification (PERM), I-9 compliance and E-Verify counseling and training. She also has experience assisting clients with PERM audits and Requests for Evidence, as well as navigating travel restrictions and visa backlogs.

Previously, Ms. Abouhasira represented clients in a wide variety of sectors as a business immigration associate for the New York office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy and at Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia.

Practicing pending admission to the Tennessee Bar; admitted to the Virginia Bar only and practicing under the supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in Tennessee. 


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • Cornell University, Employment Law Certificate
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Virginia
Honors & Awards
  • Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, 2018
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite, Immigration Law, 2019, 2020, 2022
  • Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, 2022