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Firm Memberships

  • Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • E2 Tech (Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine)
  • Maine International Trade Center
  • Maine Bar Association
  • AILA (American Immigration Lawyers’ Association)
  • International Medical Graduate (IMG) Taskforce


Landis Arn & Jaynes
Located in the city of Portland, Maine, the law firm of Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A. is devoted exclusively to the practice of immigration and naturalization law, providing advice and representation since 1980 in matters involving employment- based and business-related immigration, I-9 compliance and employer sanctions, as well as family-based immigration, naturalization, asylum, and deportation defense.

Landis Arn & Jaynes’ long-term client relationships are built on a deep commitment to providing personalized, professional, and responsive legal services, based on honesty, integrity, mutual respect, and trust. We believe our clients should be able to understand and participate in the work we do, through open communication, collaboration, and accessibility to attorneys and staff.

Attorney Peter J. Landis focuses primarily on employment- and business-related immigration, including nonimmigrant work visas and lawful permanent resident status based upon employment in the U.S. Attorney Cynthia C. Arn specializes in family-based immigration, naturalization, deportation defense, asylum, and visa processing. Attorney Marcus B. Jaynes handles cases involving both employment- and family-based immigration, as well as naturalization, deportation defense, and asylum. A team of highly skilled and dedicated paralegals/assistants, Jan MelcherCarrie Austin-D’Arbustino, Craig Bellgraph and Shaun Baggitt, assists the attorneys in providing high quality and personalized legal services.

The lawyers of Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A. have established a track record of success, assisting clients from throughout the world with a wide range of immigration matters. Over the years, we have worked hard to build relationships with the various governmental branches of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”), as well as other federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of State and the Immigration Courts.

Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A., is nationally recognized as a leading immigration law firm in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” guide.  Attorneys Peter J. Landis and Cynthia C. Arn are also each individually listed as Best Lawyers in the immigration field in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers of America.  Selection to Best Lawyers of America is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review process in which lawyers are evaluated confidentially by leading practitioners in their fields.  Best Lawyers has also named Peter Landis as the “Portland, ME Best Lawyers Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2012.  Lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received exceptional survey ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Please call (207) 775-6371 or e-mail to set up a consultation appointment so that we can put our expertise and experience to work for you.