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The CLCMA Board is composed of licensed, experienced, attorneys who practice throughout the U.S.

Sunny Azhar, Esq.

Sunny’s legal practice is devoted entirely to Immigration and Nationality Law and International Law. His practice includes the representation of companies seeking visas for their employees, employees seeking back pay for wages earned and the defense of aliens in federal immigration courts across the country. He frequently speaks on legal topics, has testified in criminal court as an expert witness and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at El Centro College. From 2012 to 2014, he was the AILA TX/OK/NM Chapter Consumer Protection/UPL Coordinator. Sunny spends much of his free time mentoring other attorneys and participating in pro bono legal clinics.

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Kay Guinane, Esq.

Ms. Guinane is a public interest attorney who specializes in the rights of nonprofit corporations, particularly in the areas of free speech and the strength and independence of civil society. Her work to bring down barriers to legitimate work of nonprofits from ill-advised national security measures includes research, advocacy, speaking and consulting with NGOs and grantmakers in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to that she was Director of Nonprofit Speech Rights at OMB Watch, a Washington, D.C. based government watchdog organization.

As a public interest lawyer Ms. Guinane has represented a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, both as an advocate on issues and an advisor on tax and nonprofit law.

She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and is licensed in the District of Columbia, Kentucky and Maryland.

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Ausaf Farooqi, Esq.

Attorney Ausaf Farooqi focuses his practice on family law, estate planning, and probate litigation. Mr. Farooqi has represented clients in every aspect of family law, including divorce, legal separation, child custody, child visitation, child support, orders of protection, annulments, pre- and post-nuptial contracts and enrollment of foreign divorce judgments. Mr. Farooqi has also been appointed as a guardian ad litem by the Circuit Court of DuPage County.

Mr. Farooqi specializes in the area of Islamic estate planning and Islamic family law. He has given dozens of lectures, presentations, and speeches regarding these topics. He has engineered customized estate plans, prenuptial, and post-nuptial contracts that specifically meet the needs of Muslim clients living within the United States. He regularly works and consults with religious scholars and other experts in the field to ensure his products meet the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

Mr. Farooqi is an graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and DuPage County Bar Association.

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