The majority of my clients are immigrants from the former Soviet Union and from the Caribbean. The two main types of cases I handle are 1) family-based cases, where one member of a family sponsors another family member and 2) naturalization cases, where a client has a green card and is applying for citizenship. I have also handled numerous political asylum cases, with uniformly successful outcomes. However, at this time I am available in such cases only for consultations, and will refer the actual representation of such cases to capable and conscientious colleagues of mine.
I have handled hundreds of immigration cases since 1987. Prospective clients are invited to contact my established clients to discuss my handling of past cases.
I work with my clients in order to provide the best possible service for them. I make sure to give my clients, and their cases, the attention they deserve and require. I do not take on more cases than I can effectively handle. In setting my fees, I have carefully considered the income level of typical clients.
Areas Of Practice
- Immigration & Naturalization Law 100%
- New York, 1986
- Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
- J.D. - 06/1984
- Honors: Recipient, J. B. Robison Internship with American Jewish Congress, 1983
- Columbia College, New York, N.Y.
- B.A. - 1970
- Honors: Pulitzer Free Scholarship
- Major: Psychology & Sociology
- "A Study Of Cardozo's Performance On 1983 NY Bar," a statistical analysis of the performance of all Cardozo graduates of the Class of 1983 who took the July 1983 NY Bar Exam, by bar review course taken and law school performance level achieved, Cardozo Law Forum, May 1, 1984
- Prospective clients are invited to contact my established clients to discuss my handling of past cases.
Honors and Awards
- Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, N.Y. Graduated 2nd in class of 1250 students, 1962 – 1966
- Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. Winner of full-tuition Pulitzer Free Scholarship, 1966 – 1977
- Wrote “Up Slit’s Krieg” (unpublished B.A. thesis), a critique of the psychiatric ideology of insanity, focusing on Hannah Green’s autobiographical novel I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, 1975 – 1977
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York County Lawyers' Association, Member, Immigration Committee, 1991 to 2012
Past Employment Positions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, N.Y., N.Y., Statistical Analyst, 1978
- Law Offices of York & Prosnitz, Associate, 1985 – 1986
- Law Offices of Donald Paragon, Associate, 1987 – 1988
- N.Y. City Department of Buildings (“Bribes R Us”), Investigations/Disciplinary Unit, Department Advocate, 1989 – 1990