Francyne Stacey came to Hooper Hathway after practicing with Butzel Long and Pear Sperling Eggan and Daniels. A resident of Ann Arbor for many years, Ms. Stacey grew up in Detroit, attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate and graduated from Wayne State University Law School.
Ms. Stacey’s immigration expertise includes providing businesses, individuals and families with immigration advice and counsel and preparing and filing non-immigrant petitions for employment, fiancé visas, outstanding/extraordinary ability petitions, waiver applications, national interest waivers, permanent residency petitions and applications, provisional waivers, religious vocation and worker petitions, entertainment and cultural exchange visas, adoptions, family unity, and citizenship applications. In addition, since the demise of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and the legalization of same sex marriage in all 50 states, Ms. Stacey has filed petitions and applications for many same-sex couples who are now entitled to immigration benefits.
In the employment area, Ms. Stacey represents and provides assistance to clients in all types of employment matters, from litigation to administrative claims before the EEOC or Michigan Department of Civil Rights, to drafting personnel policies and handbooks and providing training. Ms. Stacey is particularly familiar with compliance requirements such as I-9 compliance, document retention, personnel files, employee classifications, independent contractor agreements and FMLA guidance. She has represented clients in both the private and public sector and drafted, reviewed, and negotiated severance and non-compete agreements. Ms. Stacey represents businesses and individuals in this area.
Ms. Stacey is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and its Michigan chapter and just completed a six-year term on the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Labor & Employment Law Advisory Board.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Stacey is a dedicated community volunteer. She has served on the boards of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Arbor Hospice Foundation and the Michigan Theater Foundation and volunteered on a number of political campaigns. Ms. Stacey is currently a Board member of the Main Street Area Association and a member of the ACLU Washtenaw Lawyers Committee. Ms. Stacey is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is included in Michigan Super Lawyers.