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JD Journal Names New York City’s Top Immigration Law Firms
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Summary: JD Journal has identified the best immigration law firms in New York City. 

Note: These are BCG Attorney Search’s favorite immigration law firms in New York City.


“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” is a famous line written on the Statue of Liberty in New York City, and that line and that monument serve as a symbol of how the United States is a melting pot of people from around the world.

These foreigners who choose to work and live in the United States either permanently or temporarily need immigration attorneys to help with their transition, and New York City being a hub of industry and diversity is a thriving location for immigration law practices.

After careful research of the field, JD Journal has identified the top immigration law firms in New York City, and they are listed below.

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Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP

Founded in 1930, Barst Mukamal & Kleiner is one of the oldest immigration law firms in the country. Located in New York City, it is one of very few firms of its boutique size offering a stand-alone immigration law practice. The attorneys on staff can speak a variety of languages ranging from Turkish to Korean, and they have on average almost 20 years of immigration law experience. Clients include entrepreneurs, corporations, restauranteurs, and retailers.

Bretz & Coven, LLP

Bretz & Coven, LLP helps clients who need assistance with U.S. visitation, lawful permanent residence, deportation defense and immigration service waivers. The firm is known in New York City to handle tough cases, and they pride themselves on having empathy for their clients.

“At Bretz & Coven, many of our staff members and New York City immigration lawyers have gone through the federal immigration process before working with our firm. We know what you are going through, and we want to help, whether you want to know about the different types of visas or need to prevent deportation,” their website states.

Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners

Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners represents clients in complex and routine immigration law matters. The four-attorney firm uniquely developed a broad full-service practice that allows it to represent large corporations as well and individuals with all of their immigration needs. Cyrus D. Mehta, the managing partner, has over 20 years of immigration law experience and teaches Immigration and Work at Brooklyn Law School.

Duane Morris

Duane Morris is a BigLaw firm with over 20 offices in the United States and a staff of nearly 700 attorneys. Their immigration attorneys serve international clients in all matters of naturalization and immigration-related matters, and one partner was the former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and advised the Clinton administration transition team on immigration matters.

Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP

Gibney Anthony & Flaherty is a commercial law firm that handles immigration matters for businesses. Their immigration team that is located in New York and San Francisco has 80 professionals and 25 attorneys on hand to help clients in all industries on immigration compliance issues.

Greenberg Traurig

Founded in 1967, Greenberg Traurig is a law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys and 35 offices. Their Business Immigration and Compliance group represent clients from around the world on all matters concerning visa and immigration needs. The group is ranked amongst the best in the United States for its full-service business practice that includes and is well-known for its employment of technological innovations.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel is a full-service law firm with over 350 attorneys and three offices located in New York, Silicon Valley, and Paris. Their immigration firm understands that some companies need to hire talented individuals from foreign countries, and they provide counsel and services to companies and organizations, ranging from startups to global corporations. According to Human Resource Executive, Kramer Levin employs three of the top 20 immigration attorneys in the country.

Masliah & Soloway

Masliah & Soloway is a full-service immigration law firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. The firm specializes in permanent and temporary employment visas, family immigration, asylum, and naturalization matters. With over 30 years of experience, the firm has helped individuals and businesses big and small with their complex immigration issues, and the boutique distinguishes itself by assigning a partner to each client’s case.

Pryor Cashman LLP

Pryor Cashman is a mid-sized law firm located in the bustling Times Square area of New York City. Their Immigration group helps businesses deploy or obtain employees in or from other countries, and they have been recognized nationally as leaders in Immigration Law.

Satterlee Stephens

Founded in 1894, Satterlee Stephens has a long history of success with clients. Their Immigration practice helps employers obtain the right foreign employees for their business, and it is led by attorneys Kenneth A. Schultz and Ted J. Chiappari. Their services include every aspect of business immigration law, including I-9 compliance and global mobility issues.


The Law Office of Nathan Waxman (waxlaw ) is a boutique immigration firm located in New York City. Waxlaw helps businesses and individuals such as musicians and physicians with all of their immigration needs, and the former City University of New York professor has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer.

Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP

Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP offers a comprehensive range of immigration services. The firm helps business and individuals with temporary work visas and permanent residency based upon employment and family relationships. Their clients include everyone from athletes to multinational companies from all industries.

Epstein Becker & Green 

Epstein Becker & Green advises multinational corporations looking to transfer foreign employees to the United States and American employers seeking to hire foreign candidates. Their clients include businesses from all industries, and their services range from counseling employers about the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 to preparing petitions and applications. The firm was formed in 1973 and has almost 300 attorneys in over 10 offices.

Levitt & Needleman, P.C.

Levitt & Needleman is a full-service immigration boutique that was established in 1977. The New York-based firm focuses on business immigration, and it advises international and American companies of varying sizes. Practice areas include naturalization, asylum, deportation, and employment-based immigrant visas.

Troutman Sanders

Troutman Sanders is an international law firm with over 600 attorneys spread out in 16 offices. Their business immigration practice helps employers meet their human capital objectives, and they regularly handle non-immigrant visa status and permanent residency matters. In addition to business services, Troutman Sanders offers traditional immigration services for family-based cases.

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