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Immigration Attorneys in New York City

If you intend to work in the United States beyond your authorized period of practical or academic training, or if you need advice on other immigration matters not related to your status as an F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant, you may need to retain an attorney who specializes in immigration matters.

It is important to be thorough and careful in selecting an immigration attorney. A good attorney will communicate clearly and accurately your options, will answer all your questions, and will be your advocate with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Labor, Department of State or any other government agency to which you must petition or communicate.

Questions To Attorney

Following are some questions you should ask when considering an attorney:

  1. What is your fee and what services does the payment include? Am I charged every time I speak to you?
  2. Is your practice limited to immigration law? How long have you been practicing in immigration law?
  3. Are you a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)? Of what other professional associations are you a member? What role do you play in these associations? Do you make conference presentations, write journal articles, or hold an elected office?
  4. What is your specialization within immigration law?
  5. Have you handled any cases similar to mine? If so, how many? What was the outcome?
  6. What is your fee and what services does the payment include? Am I charged every time I speak to you?
  7. Who will actually handle my case, you or a paralegal? If it is a paralegal, can I meet him/her?
  8. What is the best way to communicate with you-by telephone, email, or in person? How long do you normally take to return a message?

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) provides the names and contact information of immigration attorneys throughout the United States. AILA can be reached at

List of Immigration Attorneys:

These immigration attorneys have helped Fordham students in the past.

Law Offices of Eugene Goldstein & Associates
150 Broadway, Suite 1115
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-374-1544

Suzanne B. Seltzer
The Seltzer Firm, PLLC
1115 Broadway | 10th FL | New York NY 10010
Phone: 212-796-8846 | Fax: 212-297-1799

Freddi Weintraub, Partner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
7 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004
Phone: +1 212-891-7519 | Fax: +1 212-446-0375

M. Arda Beskardes
225 Broadway Suite 3001
New York, NY 10007 US
Phone: 718-766-9454
Fax: 718-425-9978

Paparelli & Partners LLP
60 East 42nd st. Suite 956
NY, NY 10156
Phone: 212-599-5755
Fax: 212-808-5598

Adam Green
6300 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 800-705-5544

Dan Berger
Curran & Berger LLP Immigration Law Office
74 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-584-3232