Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan is proud to announce Tahreem Kalam as its newest Shareholder.

June 21, 2021
Beata Leja

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan P.C. (MMH) partner Tahreem Kalam has joined founders James Hallagan and Margaret “Peggy” McCormick, and shareholder Beata Leja, as a shareholder in the firm.

MMH was founded in 1975 by Joseph (Joe) Minsky (1928-1992). In 1986, Jim and Peggy merged their partnership into Joe Minsky’s firm with a goal toward building a larger firm, capable of accepting a broader range of cases. Over the decades, MMH has expanded its practice and has been recognized by many organizations as a premier Chicago immigration law firm and one of the top immigration law firms in the country.

Tahreem, an immigrant herself, came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 4. Growing up in a community of immigrants, she witnessed first-hand the meaning of a “seeking a better life” and the sacrifices immigrants make to achieve this goal.  

Tahreem joined MMH in 2014 after graduating from DePaul University College of Law. She has been named a Rising Star in Immigration by Super Lawyers Magazine for the past 5 years. In 2020, while navigating the challenges of being an advocate during the Covid-19 pandemic, Tahreem was named a partner at MMH. Now, the firm is proud to have Tahreem join the ranks as shareholder with Jim, Beata, and Peggy.



Tahreem focuses her practice on business immigration with extensive experience with H-1B visas, L-1 visas, TN visas, H-1B1 visas, B-1 visas, and the various employment-based green card processes (PERM, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3).  She has significant experience working with executive, managerial, and specialized knowledge individuals, as well as high-skilled workers. She is also experienced with religious worker visas,  family-based green card petitions and naturalization (citizenship). Tahreem manages the immigration cases for hundreds of foreign national employees at large international corporate clients, as well as small local employers. She has significant experience working with clients in the tech, architecture, and insurance industries

Tahreem prides herself on being an immigrant, a wife, a mother, and an advocate, all of which define and influence her role as shareholder at MMH.


  • The green card process was handled by Tahreem for my wife and for me as the spouse. We have been blown away (believe the technical term is Extremely Satisfied) by Tahreem and the work of her team. What we appreciated was not only Tahreem’s knowledge about the immigration process but also her judgement. She always returned calls and responded to emails promptly. She patiently answered all our questions and concerns. We felt that we had our hands held throughout the process. We have enjoyed working with Tahreem.” – S & K – Employment Green card process.


  • My case was handled by Attorney Tahreem Kalam – I really appreciate her for her highly focused, extremely knowledgeable, excellent follow up and super quick responses. Above all, Tahreem and Minsky McCormick and Hallagan have never let me down in any of my immigration related expectations.” – Mohan, H-1B


  • Tahreem Kalam has been extremely professional and highly knowledgeable. She has been very quick and polite while answering all my question (even for dumb questions). Her knowledge and skills in preparing petitions and RFE response helped my case to be approved very quickly. I am extremely satisfied with Tahreem being my attorney.” – Srikanth, H-1B employee.


  • “I am grateful and fortunate to be part of Tahreem Kalam’s team as her paralegal. She is very dedicated and thorough in helping her clients. She goes above and beyond in making sure we meet our clients’ deadlines. She tends to work during her vacation, which we admire, but strongly remind her to take time off work. Besides being lucky enough to have her as an attorney, she is very patient and a great team player.” – Angie, MMH Paralegal

MMH is proud of our legacy having served thousands of immigrants over the last 46 years and look forward to continuing our work for decades more under Tahreem’s leadership. Please help us in congratulating her on this achievement.

The material contained in this alert does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only. An attorney-client relationship is not presumed or intended by receipt or review of this presentation. The information provided should never replace informed counsel when specific immigration-related guidance is needed.

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