Immigration - New York
What the team is known for Leading immigration boutique with the sophistication and adaptability to handle any immigration problem, whether routine or highly unusual and controversial. The client list spans everything from financial companies to hi-tech and IT businesses.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm is very thorough in its work. They do not go around handing out false hopes and promises."
"They are very professional and always available; they provide prompt and comprehensive responses to questions, both by e-mail and phone, and they are available in emergencies and provide consultations for inspections and interviews."
Work highlights The team used the little-known section 212(k) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to obtain a waiver for a client whose wife had revoked the alien relative petition while he was in transit to the USA.
Obtained asylum for someone from the former Soviet Union who had been persecuted because of his ethnicity, despite the application being filed a considerable time after his arrival to the USA.
Cyrus Mehta continues to be held in the highest esteem by sources, who hail him as a thought leader and as someone who "dreams, lives and sleeps immigration law. He is very bright and a very committed individual." Clients seek him out for tricky and unusual cases, which in some instances have been rejected by other practitioners.
The "incredible" David Isaacson is a gifted associate with an impressive immigration practice. Clients say he "has regulations and statutes at his fingertips," and is "a very compassionate and great person."
Clients note that associate Cora-Ann Pestaina stands out from the crowd. She deals with a wide variety of corporate immigration matters.