Find An Attorney

Getting your immigration visa approved can be hard. If you don’t have a good attorney, it’s even harder. But how do you find the right immigration lawyer? At Masterplans, we have a broad network of more than 500 partners across the U.S., so we can help you find a qualified attorney in your area. Here are some of our top recommendations:
Carlos Colombo

COLOMBO & HURD, PL

Carlos Colombo is a founding partner of Colombo & Hurd, PL, an award-winning, AV-rated immigration boutique law firm with a focus on immigration for investors. In his 20 years of immigration practice, Mr. Colombo has successfully represented a multitude of investors with the E-2 visa process with a particular focus on investors from Latin America, including successful E-2 visa applications for nationals of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuelan and Brazilian nationals maintaining dual citizenship with a treaty country.  Mr. Colombo also has extensive experience with clients seeking EB-5 visas and has successfully represented hundreds of clients in obtaining EB-5 visa approvals, including more than 50 clients in 2018 alone. Colombo & Hurd has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a peer review honor granted to fewer than 2% of all law firms in the United States. The firm caters to investors interested in U.S. immigration services in a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese. Italian, German, Hindi and Thai.



Orlando, Florida
407-900-2850

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Samuel D. Newbold

CHIESA SHAHINIAN & GIANTOMASI PC

For the past 45 years, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (formerly Wolff & Samson) has represented clients ranging from Fortune 10 corporations to family-run businesses. The firm provides exceptional legal counsel and personal service to a wide range of private and public sector clients. Attorney Samuel Newbold is the chair of the firm’s Immigration Law Group. He works closely with foreign nationals seeking immigration solutions for their companies and employees.  Mr. Newbold is also heavily involved in the EB5 program, having successfully represented hundreds of EB-5 investors as well as Regional Centers and developers seeking to raise EB-5 capital for their projects. He’s a frequent speaker on immigration issues throughout New York City and across the country. 



New York City
212-324-7263

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John Exner

MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LPP

John Exner focuses on the representation of businesses and individual clients in a variety of employment-based immigration matters, including extensive work with E-2 investor visas and EB-5 filings. He has a particularly strong focus in the healthcare, medical research, video game, education, engineering, aviation, automotive, athletics, telecommunications, fashion, music, and entertainment industries, and has represented foreign nationals and employers in each of these industries in a wide range of immigration matters.



Los Angeles
310-312-3246

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Caroly Pedersen

AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER

Attorney Caroly Pedersen has over 28 years of experience in immigration & citizenship law. As a small firm, American Immigration Law Center offers friendly, personalized service and compassionate, caring legal representation. Associates speak English and Spanish.



Weston, Florida
954-382-5378

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David Katona

KATONA & MIR, LLP

David Katona specializes exclusively in immigration law, which he has been practicing for 17 years. Mr. Katona regularly lectures and writes articles on immigration-related topics, and he’s very active with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. His firm’s services are highly individualized and cost-effective. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian.



New York City
212-944-1529

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Monica Lukoschek

U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP, LLP

Run by first-generation Americans, U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP is a full-service immigration law firm built on integrity and exceptional service. The practice offers reliable, responsive, and experienced attorneys in all areas of U.S. immigration and nationality law. Attorney Monica Lukoschek says, “I’ve been practicing solely in employment-based immigration for 30 years. We put personal service into everything we do. Our values are compassion and going above and beyond.”



Santa Ana, California
949-480-9345

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Ramachandran (“Ram”) Balaraman

THE RAM LAW FIRM, PA

Ram and his partner Joe specialize in immigration and nationality law, handling complex immigration cases that other attorneys often won’t take--such as those with criminal elements or unusual legal arguments. He has 11 years of experience, including many at large law firms, and speaks frequently at his local AILA chapter and other Bar Associations. His team speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, and Tamil.



Orlando, Florida
407-270-9554

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Kelly Wachs

LAW OFFICE OF KELLY S. WACHS

Kelly Wachs has been practicing employment-based immigration law for 25 years. Her office specializes in employment-based immigration and serves clients in Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, nationwide, and globally. The firm has extensive experience representing start-ups, high-tech firms, hospitals, universities, entrepreneurs, and investors. Kelly and her staff answer phone calls and emails promptly, and they don’t bill you by the minute nor have hidden costs. In 2017, her firm was named one of the fastest-growing law firms in the U.S. Kelly and her attorneys speak English, French, Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.



Aptos, California
831-661-5210

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Maria Schneider

MUSILLO UNKENHOLT, LLC

Musillo Unkenholt serves individual and corporate immigration clients with a partnership-focused spirit. The firm prides itself on being forward-thinking, nimble, progressive, and creative in its solutions for clients. Musillo Unkenholt offers a flat-fee approach that encourages clients to stay in communication as much as they want and not be afraid to reach out. Senior Associate Attorney Maria Schneider has been with the firm since 2011. In her spare time, she volunteers and works on immigration-related causes, such as teaching at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law and founding the Immigration Practice Group at the Cincinnati Bar Association, where she also sits on the Board of Trustees. Maria is licensed in the State of Ohio.



Cincinnati, Ohio
513-744-4085

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Neil Weinrib

NEIL A. WEINRIB & ASSOCIATES

Neil A. Weinrib & Associates is renowned nationwide for its involvement in groundbreaking immigration cases over the past 40 years. The firm uses advanced technology and the latest data and research to consistently get outstanding results for its clients. The firm’s work has been highlighted in the New York Times and NY Law Journal. Neil Weinrib and his team specialize in immigration law, with an emphasis on E-1/E-2, EB-5, L-1/EB-1, H-1B, R-1, F-1/J-1, and most other visa types. They are also highly experienced with inadmissibility waivers, complex USCIS requests for evidence (RFE), appeals, motions to reopen/reconsider, and removal matters. Neil often lectures on immigration topics for organizations throughout the U.S., and Super Lawyer Magazine named him a “Super Lawyer.” The office is conveniently located directly across the street from the USCIS office in Manhattan.



New York City
212-964-9282

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Andrea F. Szew

SZEW LAW GROUP

Szew Law Group is dedicated to immigration clients and has been helping both individuals and companies secure U.S. visas for over 17 years. Before that, Andrea Szew worked at the prestigious PricewaterhouseCoopers firm. Andrea works closely with companies and entrepreneurs looking to open a business, buy a business, or expand their business into the U.S. to ensure that they understand the tax consequences of the visa options they have. Thanks to her extensive experience in business and taxation, Szew Law Group can provide valuable insight, such as guidance as to which visa classification is best taking into consideration each client’s unique circumstance. Andrea is a long-standing member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and speaks regularly at conferences and engagements worldwide.



Los Angeles
310-477-0047

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Diamela (“Dee”) del Castillo-Payet

SHUTTS & BOWEN LLP

Shutts & Bowen has been serving clients worldwide for more than 100 years. The firm currently has nearly 300 attorneys throughout Florida, 60+ of which have been named among the best lawyers in America. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to individuals, families, and companies seeking immigration visas. Shutts & Bowen partner Diamela (“Dee”) del Castillo-Payet specializes in employment-based (temporary and permanent) and family-based immigration, particularly E-2, O-2, and L-1 visas. She has taught business law courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, and has published articles in professional business and legal journals. She is fluent in Spanish and English.



Miami, FL
305-347-7368

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Timothy Wheelwright

DURHAM JONES & PINEGAR, P.C.

With 20 years of experience in immigration law, Tim Wheelwright consistently ranks among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America and has been named among “Utah’s Legal Elite” by Utah Business magazine. He heads his firm’s Utah and Nevada Immigration Law Group, where he helps clients obtain a wide range of employment-based and investor-based immigration visas. As a full-service law firm, Durham Jones & Pinegar helps foreign investors and multinational companies with a full range of individual and corporate legal needs. They help foreign investors and companies find success as they begin operating in a new culture and business and legal environment. Tim speaks English and Spanish.



Salt Lake City, Utah
801-297-1290

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Franklin Tzeng

FRANKLIN INTERNATIONAL LAW GROUP

Franklin Tzeng and his experienced immigration law firm specialize in H-1B, L-1A, EB-1A, and EB-5 visas. Mr. Tzeng brings a strong network throughout not only California but the entire U.S., and he’s been voted top attorney for the past six years. He and his firm pride themselves on making immigration law simple by offering flat rates, easy online appointment scheduling, and more. They’re also very fast to respond to clients, knowing with immigration matters, time is of the essence. Clients consistently praise the attorneys’ patience, expertise, honesty, and efficiency. Attorneys are fluent in Mandarin and English.



Alhambra, CA
626-808-5565

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Matthew Kolodziej

JIA LAW GROUP

Jia Law Group is a full-service law firm providing clients with efficient, cost-effective help, including free evaluations of immigration cases, with a response time within 24 hours. The firm assists clients with employment-based immigration visas, non-immigrant worker visas, family-based immigration cases, and more. They also excel in business law and commercial litigation. They have done over $100,000,000 worth of work in business transactions and business litigation. For more than a decade, Matthew Kolodziej has helped companies and individuals obtain visas for investors (EB-5, E-2), skilled workers (H-1B, E-3, TN), and inter-company transferees (L). He advises clients on gaining permanent residence based on labor certification (PERM), outstanding research, and extraordinary ability. He is fluent in Spanish and French.



New York City & Irvine, CA
347-897-6199

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Shilpa Malik

SGM LAW GROUP PLLC

SGM Law Group is exclusively focused on U.S. immigration law. The firm assists people and businesses with green card petitions, family and marriage visas, business visas such as Es, L1s, O1s, H1-B, and TN visas as well as labor certifications, EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 green card petitions. Shilpa Malik and her team offer highly attentive and personalized service, returning every telephone call and email promptly and in detail. She and her team have extensive experience and a great reputation for offering top-notch representation in immigration cases, successfully handling complex cases in South Florida, New York City, and nationwide. Clients praise Shilpa Malik and her team’s knowledge, hard work, caring approach, reliability, and 24/7 response.



Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-604-6406

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Sarah S. Rama

SARAH S. RAMA, ESQ., LLM

Sarah S. Rama is exclusively focused on immigration law. She was the driving force behind the creation of the B-2 Amateur Athlete Showcase Visa, which enables Major League Baseball teams to “try out” free agent prospects in the U.S. before signing a contract. Attorney Rama has worked with international rugby teams, Major League Baseball free agent prospects before and after signing, international hockey teams, and soccer teams throughout Europe. In addition to sport immigration visas, Attorney Rama and her team specialize in international investor visas, corporate immigration, consular processing, and visa denials, spanning P, E, B, L, and O visas. Clients praise her expertise, success rate, personalized service, and genuine interest in clients.

*Admitted in MA only – practice limited to federal immigration only.



West Palm Beach, FL and Boston, MA
561-744-2611 or 978-744-2611

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Jing An

ALTMAN & AN LLP

Ms. An has been practicing law since 2007 and is Altman & An’s Managing Partner. Ms. An leads the firm’s well-established business immigration practice, representing individual investors, foreign companies, U.S. employers, regional centers, and more. She focuses on the EB-5 program, including complex EB-5 issues. She is experienced in helping clients apply for employees’ L visa status, E-2 visa status, and permanent residency through EB-1C classification. Ms. An also represents immigrants with extraordinary abilities to petition for permanent residency through EB-1 and National Interest Waiver classifications. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association and New York State Bar Association. She actively participates in and sponsors legal events, and regularly gives Continuing Legal Education lectures to lawyers. She also appears on medial reports and television interviews.



Manhattan & Queens, NY
212-363-8008 and 718-445-8008

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