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Marco Costa


Arizona, 2015
U.S. District Court of Arizona
Ordine Avvocati di Milano (not active)


  • Arizona State Bar
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Global Chamber
  • American Bar Association
  • National Italian American Bar Association


University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona – J.D., 2012
University of Pavia (Italy) – B.A., 2004





Marco Costa


Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Mr. Costa is an international attorney knowledgeable in both U.S. and Italian law. He obtained his Italian law degree at the University of Pavia. After practicing for several years in Milan, he moved to Arizona in 2009 where he earned his JD at the University of Arizona. He serves as general counsel for the Italian Association in Scottsdale.

Mr. Costa focuses his practice on employment, immigration, corporate, and business law. He represents employers and employees in labor disputes. He assists clients with business and family immigration, adjustment of status, and naturalization cases. He provides assistance in different areas such as start-up, entity formation, business transactions, contracts, and commercial litigation. He also assists international clients desiring to invest and/or establish a business in the U.S. He also assists U.S. companies and individuals desiring to invest and/or establish a business in Italy or having assets and interests in Italy. Being a European and Italian native-language speaker, he understands the cultural differences between Italy and the U.S. and is able to help to overcome all possible barriers.

Nato e cresciuto a Milano, Marco Costa ha ottenuto la laurea in legge presso l’Universita’ di Pavia. Dopo aver esercitato la professione a Milano, si trasferisce in Arizona nel 2009 dove consegue il Juris Doctor presso l’Universita’ dell’Arizona.

 Marco Costa si occupa di diritto del lavoro, immigrazione, diritto societario e commerciale. Inoltre assiste clienti internazionali che vogliano investire e/o aprire un business negli Stati Uniti. Allo stesso modo assiste aziende statunitensi che vogliano fare business in Italia e/o persone fisiche che abbiano beni o interessi in Italia.

 Da sempre impegnato nell’aiutare la comunita’ italiana in Arizona, e’ consulente legale per l’Italian Association di Scottsdale.

Misbah Rashid



Arizona, 2015


  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona 2017 & 2018
  • City of Chandler, Diversity Committee Member
  • Ryle Legislative Policy Seminar Group

Misbah is an approachable and compassionate attorney who understands the urgency of her clients. She has a unique background as a Muslim woman attorney, a member of persecuted religious sect and as someone who has worked with people from various cultural, religious and professional backgrounds that allows her to understand the cultural and religious nuances that add value to her ability to advocate for her clients.  Prior to joining Gillespie Shields, Misbah worked for private clients and as a contract attorney focusing on immigration issues such as asylum, family petitions, naturalization, permanent residency and appeals for her clients.  Misbah has also worked on limited family law cases focusing on helping clients achieve a fair solution.

Misbah attended the University of California and received degrees in Environmental Sciences and Criminology, Law & Society. Misbah was on the Dean’s list, on many different research teams and active in university leadership. Misbah went into Urban Planning with top global companies until she decided she wanted to improve the lives of people using the law as a tool. Misbah received her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School, and did a Visitation at Arizona State University of Law for her last year. During law school Misbah was the Chair of a women’s community organization as well as a mom of two wonderful boys. After graduating from Law school, Misbah became a member of Women in the Law of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and a committee member for the Women’s Refugee Clinic of the Maricopa County Integrated Health Systems. Misbah wanted to take time off her career to enjoy her son’s elementary years while continuing her advocacy efforts with a selective fellowship in Washington D.C., focusing on women’s issues as they relate to religion and national security.  Outside of work, Misbah enjoys hiking and tennis and continues to work with different community organizations as well as the City of Chandler Diversity Committee.


Institute for Global Engagement, Fellow, Center for Women & Leadership, Washington D. C., 

Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, J.D.

Arizona State University Law, Student Research Fellow, Center for Law & Global Affairs

University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, B.A. Environmental Science, B.A. Law & Society

Excellence in Research Award

Minors: Business Management & English Literature

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