Firm Profile

Founded in 1979, our firm provides exceptional legal services in the areas of employment based and family based immigration, naturalization and citizenship, and related immigration matters. Large and small corporations, educational and research institutions, health-care facilities, professional service firms, and non-profit organizations as well as thousands of individuals throughout the United States from more than 175 countries have sought our advice and counsel since that time. We encourage you to examine our qualifications and consider whether we may be the best choice to represent you.

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Client Testimonial

I worked with Ellen on my J1 case, where DOS found me a subject to 2-year home residency restriction based on US government funding for my Ph.D. Four out of five 5-star rated J-1 attorneys I consulted with before told me that this case is extremely hard to resolve because of the government funding, and suggested me going straight to waiver (which is not likely to get in this case either), or to fulfill the requirement and go to my home country for two years. Ellen did the miracle! I can’t even describe how much we are thankful to her professionalism and experience based intuition. She wrote a detailed letter to the DOS, where she explained why they made a wrong initial decision regarding my 212e, and helped me get all the supporting evidences from my school and associated government agency. I should say that it is very rare case when DOS change their decision, and Ellen made them do it. Thank you so much Ellen! I highly recommend you as a 5-star professional to anybody who have J-1 related issues.
 

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