Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A.

Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A.

Firm Overview

Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A.

Located in Portland, Maine, the law firm of Landis & Arn, 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.

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 six highly skilled and dedicated paralegals/assistants, Melanie Green, Staci Kangas, Rhee Michelle-Smith, Jennifer Emmeluth, Jan Reny, and Carrie Austin assists the attorneys in providing high quality and personalized legal services.

The lawyers of Landis & Arn, 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. 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.

Main Office

222 St. John Street
Suite 321
Portland ME 04102




Cynthia Arn

Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A.

Cynthia C. Arn received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. Cynthia is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has previously served on the board of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project. She has practiced immigration law since 1988, focusing primarily on family-sponsored immigration, deportation defense, citizenship, and political asylum, as well as I-9 compliance and employer sanctions matters.

Marcus Jaynes

Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A.

Marcus B. Jaynes graduated from the University of Michigan (B.A.) and the University of Colorado School of Law and grew up in Farmington, Connecticut. Marcus moved to Maine in the summer of 2001 and served as a Law Clerk to Justice Susan Calkins of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, before joining Landis Arn & Jaynes in 2002. Marcus is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and provides representation in all areas of immigration law, including citizenship and naturalization, marriage- and family-based permanent residence, asylum, deportation defense, as well as employment- and business-related immigration, and I-9 compliance and employer sanctions.  Marcus also serves on the Board of Directors of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, a Maine non-profit providing free legal assistance to low-income residents of Maine.

Peter J. Landis

Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A.

Peter J. Landis received a B.A. from Tufts University and a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, has practiced immigration law since 1980, and has taught immigration law at the University of Maine School of Law.


Peter's practice focuses on employment- and business-related immigration as well as I-9 compliance and employer sanctions. He represents a wide range of clients nationwide, including leading educational and research institutions, government entities, hospitals and other health care providers, as well as a variety of businesses from small companies to large multinational corporations engaged in manufacturing, technology and biotechnology.

His work involving employment-based immigration encompasses the filing of labor certifications, petitions for persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and professors, multinational executives and managers, and national interest waivers. Peter has helped many foreign medical graduates obtain a waiver of their J-1 two year home residence requirement, change to H-1B temporary worker status and acquire lawful permanent resident status in the United States. He also works with clients to obtain nonimmigrant status authorizing employment in the U.S. including, E, H-1B, L-1, O, P, and TN status.

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