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Sarah C.

Sarah Corstange

93 reviews
Sarah’s practice, Corstange Law, focuses on immigration for startups and businesses to help them come up with strategies to keep their founders, investors, and employees in the US. She provides all of the necessary advice to ensure her clients stay in compliance with the immigration laws. Her interest in international law inspired her to live and travel in the Middle East for years.
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Ursula T.

Ursula Trimming

53 reviews
Immigration is an area of the law that can have a serious impact on an individual's life and few attorneys understand that better than Ursula Trimming. Ms. Trimming specializes in employment-based working visas and green cards. She can also help with Marriage Green Cards, Fiance/Spouse Visas, and Family Sponsorship. Ms. Trimming provides effective services with compassion and drive.
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Jacqueline L.

Jacqueline Lentini

2 reviews
Jacqueline Lentini is an immigration lawyer that has over 17 years of experience as an attorney. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and received her law degree from the Chicago Kent College of Law. She is registered as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Jacqueline started her own law firm in 2010. Prior to starting her own firm, she serves as a counselor at Smith Amundsen LLC and the Law Offices A.E. Gustafson P.C.
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David B.

David Bercovitch

2 reviews
David Bercovitch is a seasoned litigation attorney with half a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in three states, including New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. David obtained his Juris Doctor in law after he graduated from the Villanova University School of Law. He is exceptionally skilled in dealing with matters related to immigration law, but can assist companies with any business-related legal issues.
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Cristen F.

Cristen Freeman

Cristen Freeman has been a corporate attorney for more than 16 years. She is experienced in all corporate legal practice areas, with a special focus on employment law and real estate. Cristen also has experience in dealing with immigration, business formation and debt-related legal matters. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana. Cristen started to provide her legal services as a sole proprietor in 2013.
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Migdonio S.

Migdonio Suarez Leon

Migdonio Suarez Leon is a Lawyer of Public Administrations as well as a University Professor of Law. His areas of focus vary, but the main ones National and International Tax Law and International Trade Law. He studied Law with the University of Havana and he furthered his studies the University of Oviedo - which later awarded him with a prestigious award. At the University of Oviedo, Migdonio focused on Finance and Tax Law.
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Gitanjali D.

Gitanjali Deb

2 reviews
Mishty Deb is a partner at LaSusa & Deb, PLLC. in Dallas, Texas. She has extensive legal experience in several areas of law including business and energy and has provided counsel to the U.S. Small Business Association, non-profits, and corporate clients. Mishty holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law as well as a B.S. from SMU where she was a President’s Scholar.
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Hector Andres P.

Hector Andres Pacheco

Specializing in entertainment and business law, Hector Pacheco handles transactions and civil litigation. His clients include entrepreneurs, videographers, and talent. Hector enjoys working for clients in new media and online distribution using his experience with production contracts, talent agreements, motion picture synch, and mechanical licensing.
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Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

Do you have an immigration issue? If so, you should hire an attorney. The waiting time to meet with government officials is long, and you'll want advice on how to speed up the process. A lawyer can lessen your cost on application fees and documents. Plus, they'll increase your odds of success with your case. You shouldn't trust the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) workers to offer useful tips. Immigration lawyers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, can save you a lot of time and effort.

When Do You Need an Immigration Lawyer?

  • Immigration Court Case: Anyone facing a deportation hearing needs legal advice. Basic legal documents no longer matter. A top attorney can argue the case of why you should stay in the United States.
  • Unsure of Green Card Eligibility: The rules about who qualifies for a green card are complex. You need to ask someone who knows the rules. The best lawyers are able to help find ways for you to get a green card, making you a permanent resident of the United States.
  • Deported but Want to Return: From outside the United States, you'll have little power to fight a deportation ruling. You need a top attorney to help you. The likely reasons you're not allowed into the country are that you've committed a crime or lied to the American government. Your lawyer can argue why you deserve another chance.
  • Denied Entry to the United States: When immigration officials prevent you from entering the country, your options are limited. You need to learn everything you can about the reason for denial. A top attorney will research the problem and offer tips on how to convince the government to let you into the United States.
  • Facing Long Delays: One of the most helpful things an immigration lawyer can do is speed up the process. With years of experience in the field, the best attorneys know the causes of these delays. They can suggest ways to avoid waiting on the government. While some delays are inevitable, great legal advice can cut off some of them. You can save months, maybe even years this way.
  • Don't Understand Paperwork: Visa and green card documents and applications are tough to read. A person who fills out anything wrong has to start all over again. In some instances, they may suffer automatic refusal. You can't risk that sort of mistake. It could stop you from becoming a resident of the United States. Ask a lawyer to help you fill out the paperwork.

Questions for an Immigration Lawyer

  • Which immigration cases have you handled?
  • What's your success rate with immigration applications and cases?
  • Are you qualified to handle my specific case? If so, do you have specific experience with this matter?
  • What are the chances of a successful case?
  • How often will you update me?
  • What's your current case workload?
  • Will I speak with anyone else from your office? If so, will they know everything about my case?
  • How long should the process take?
  • Which documents do you need from me?
  • Which applications do I need to fill out?
  • How much should I expect to pay the U.S. government for application fees?

How to Find the Best Immigration Lawyer

Your first step is to find someone who is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. To offer legal advice about immigration, a person must pass the Pennsylvania Bar Exam first. They also have to pass character and fitness exams judged by the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.

  • When considering a lawyer, do a search to make sure they're in good standing in the legal profession. Top lawyers won't have complaints filed against them. You can check the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania online. You can also call them to ask about a specific member.
  • You should check an attorney's qualifications as an immigration expert. Most lawyers post biographies online. These list qualifications and accomplishments in the industry. You should choose someone with a long list of immigration successes.

Legal Considerations When Hiring Immigration Lawyers in Philadelphia

  • Demand Regular Updates: Since you have so much at stake, you need a lawyer who will keep you updated about your status. Look for someone who replies quickly to your early questions. That's a good sign that they're reliable and won't have long periods without updates.
  • Ask about Legal Fees: Since the immigration process is slow, you need to know how much your lawyer will charge you for their services. They'll likely have a combination of flat fees for applications and documents, and billable hours for the work that they do. Make sure you can afford the full cost. If not, try to negotiate the rate to get the important work done at an acceptable price.

A Philadelphia immigration lawyer is your best bet to handle your case successfully. Thanks to their legal advice, you should get the outcome you want faster than if you did it on your own.

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Our Philadelphia immigration attorneys & lawyers can help you or your company secure a work visa for business-related matters, such as advising you on obtaining a short-term visa for business trip or a work visa that will allow an employee or executive work within the United States or abroad for an extended period of time.

Some of the types of visas that the Philadelphia immigration attorneys on UpCounsel have helped clients obtain include: H-1B visas, which is for temporary employment in specialty occupations, O-1 visas, where an individual possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, L-1, which is for employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad, E-2 visa, which is for investors, along with several other popular work visas.

Whether you or your company requires advice on obtaining a work visa for an executive, employee, or foreign national in regards to U.S. immigration or matters abroad such as: visitor visas, employee work visas, legal permanent residence (green cards), investor visas, and citizenship - our immigration attorneys can help you throughout the entire process.

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