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Tahreem Kalam
Associate Attorney

(312) 427-6163


Tahreem Kalam joined Minsky McCormick and Hallagan P.C. in 2014 as an associate attorney and has been named a Rising Star in Immigration by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2017 and 2018. Tahreem’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration law including non-immigrant visa petitions such as H-1B Visas, L-1 Visas, TN visas, and employment based Green Cards with a focus on the PERM labor certification process for Green Cards. She works with a variety of business clients from small local employers to multinational corporations. Her practice also covers family-based immigration and citizenship. Having gone through the immigration process herself, Tahreem is able to uniquely relate to clients needs and concerns. Prior to joining MMHPC, Tahreem practiced individual and family based immigration law at another local Chicago firm.  During her time in law school, Tahreem worked for a prominent Chicago family law firm and clerked for the Circuit Court of Cook County in the Domestic Relations Division and the Chancery Division.  Tahreem also volunteered her time mentoring and tutoring adolescent refugee girls to guide them in adjusting to their new life in the United States.

Tahreem is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2013.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Based Immigration
  • PERM Labor Certification
  • I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
  • H-1B Visa and other non-immigrant visas (B-1/B-2, E-2, L-1, O-1, R-1, TN)
  • I-485 Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing for Family based and Employment based Green Cards
  • N-400 Naturalization
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


  • Fluent in Urdu and Hindi


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2013


  • Bar of the State of Illinois, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2015 Committee Member, Ethics, AILA
  • 2015 Committee Member, Social, AILA
  • 2015 Committee Member, New Members Division, AILA

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