New York Immigration Attorney
The immigration and citizenship laws of the United States are extremely hard to understand, and their application is often changed due to continuous policy changes. Courts have defined immigration laws as “a labyrinth almost as impenetrable as the Internal Revenue Code”.
I am one of the very few Immigration Lawyers in New York City with direct experience with the immigration process. After graduating from law school in Rome, Italy, I moved to the United States, where I earned an American Juris Doctor degree. After my student Visa, I changed my immigration status to an E-2 Treaty Investor, based on the investment made on my legal practice. Later, I became a Lawful Permanent Resident, and now I am a proud American citizen.
I have offices in New York City and New Jersey. I handle immigration matters, at all levels, such as Visa petitions, Green Card and U.S. citizenship applications, deportation defense involving complex criminal immigration matters, and Federal Appeals. I am admitted in New York and New Jersey, including the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the District of Connecticut. I am also admitted—and have represented clients—before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuit. Finally, I have recently been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
From 2015 to 2021, I have been selected to the New Jersey Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selection is made using a patented multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
Temporary Visas and Green Card
It has become increasingly difficult over the past few years to obtain a work Visa or lawful permanent residence. I represent multi-million dollar Companies with corporate and employment Visas for their executives and specialized employees. I also assist entrepreneurs make substantial investments in the United States for the purpose of obtaining non-immigrant business Visas and permanent residency.
I offer corporate clients a variety of services to meet the needs of a global workforce. Services include:
- Preparation and filing of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions;
- Immigration policy guidance and program support;
- Planning and advising on corporate immigration programs and case strategies;
- Counseling and audits on compliance issues including Form I-9 compliance, and H-1B Labor Condition Application documentation;
- Representation at interviews and hearings.
My approach is to provide clients with comprehensive yet flexible representation that streamline processing and reduce turnaround times. Through customized service and technology, I process non-immigrant and permanent resident cases in a highly organized, efficient manner while ensuring maximum access to information.
In the past 6 years, I have handled hundreds of family-based immigrant Visas, including waivers and marriage fraud defense.
Lately, many applications for U.S. Citizenship have been subject to heightened background checks, which can result in years of delays, in some cases. Thus, obtaining competent counsel from an experienced immigration attorney is now more important than ever.
I also provide aggressive representation for undocumented immigrants that are subject to removal proceedings, and are detained with or without a bond by the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. I have experience defending immigrants convicted of drug crimes, theft, and other fraud offenses.
I have experience with criminal defense of citizens and non-citizens. I have represented individuals charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, theft offenses, and Federal immigration crimes. Last July, 2017, I represented an alleged cybercriminal in the first “click fraud” trial in the United States, obtaining a not guilty verdict on all felony charges.
In other instances, I was retained to advise criminal defense lawyers of the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction and to negotiate guilty pleas that do not carry such consequences.
I also have substantial experience with immigration appeals. I filed Federal appeals against denials of temporary Visas on behalf of corporate and private clients. I also filed numerous petitions for a Writ of Habeas Corpus and Coram Nobis in both District Courts and Federal Courts of Appeals.
Why should you hire me?
In working on your case as your immigration attorney, I will spend the necessary time and attention to thoroughly prepare your Visa petition or any defense available in your deportation case. My first priority is to help you accomplish the best result possible in your matter. As a former immigrant with direct experience with the immigration system, I sincerely understand how important your immigration issue is to you, your family, and your future.
If you would like a complimentary assessment of your case, please fill out a case evaluation form with as much information as possible. Otherwise, I am available for paid consultations in my New York office.
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Mr. Bertollini represented one of my close family members in a complex and intricate immigration case. With his expertise and experience, not only was able to get my family member released from ICE custody in a very short period of time, he ultimately was able to get the case dismissed after the first hearing, and now they're on their way to citizenship. He is reasonable, diligent, proactive and above all, extremely knowledgeable; he showed a level care and effort I have not experienced in dealing with other lawyers. The timely updates on the case alone gave us a great deal of confidence, and afforded us peace of mind at a time where my family and friends needed it the most. I can't say enough good things about my experience with him; his unrelenting approach and passion are only surpassed by his results! We are exceedingly appreciative of Mr. Bertollini
Simone handled my Green Card process for my employer (EB-2 with H-1B renewal and an O-1 visa in the meantime). He is fast, tenacious and diligent, and also a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him.
I call my lawyer Mr capable three years ago after a month of knowing him. Three years later am a citizen of the United States. What do you think his title is now ? I call him the '' IMMIGRATION KING'' of lawyers period! He is brutally honest, confident because he is always on top what he is doing. The best lawyer hands down. I am so happy with his service.
Mr. Bertollini is the best lawyer we ever had to deal with. He is very professional, polite, friendly and knows exactly what he is dealing with. He is not only familiar with general info, but updates his knowledge on every day basis. Our family is thankful for life, he is a lifechanger. Mr. Bertollini will guide you through immigration processes, with highest chance of positive outcome. If you found him, no need to look anywhere else. 5 star rating from us!
Let me explain why I have given my lawyer five stars and why I posted this particular title for my review: to be honest with you, if there were 100 stars, I would give him all 100! Why? Because if it was not him, my case would be totally messed up and lost completely with no hope to get any positive result. To start with, he has taken a malpractice case which not every lawyer would do, because it is extremely risky for his own career. My husband's lawyer in Florida completely ruined our case and, of course, never even admitted so; plus, if we continued with him, our case would be completely lost. Fortunately, through a friend of mine, I found Mr. Simone. Not only that he has taken over our "ailing" case, he fixed everything and has managed to do more than we could expect! He managed to do everything so smoothly and in an extremely short time. The result - instead of a lost case and saying "Goodbye" to America forever, a Green Card for my husband and mine on the way!
My case was very complicated to any lawyer. Most of them told me "I am sorry but there is no way to solve it unless we apply for Cancellation of Removal. And it will take between 5 to 7 years". Until a good friend recommended me Mr. BERTOLLINI. This extraordinary lawyer was able to study my case in a couple days. His honesty and reliability convince me to hiring him. How I will forget, a day before my birthday my permanent green card was granted. Everything got settled in less than 2 months. My prayers to our Creator and Mr. Bertollini arguments made possible one of my dreams. I highly recommend him as a 5 star attorney!
I have worked in four different continents, and always used the best lawyers, but I had never seen a lawyer like Simone! Some prestigious lawyers in NY (that I met before him) told me that I had no chance of getting what I wanted, and they suggested me to return to Italy and to forget fast ways to get any Visa. Just because they were too busy, working on cases much simpler and therefore more profitable for them. My case was too complicated. I was also in overstay and at high risk of arrest. I was falling toward the desperate condition of illegal homeless and nobody wanted to help me, but with Simone I easily got the most prestigious Visa (O-1, exactly the one I was looking for), that allowed me immediately to resume my life. Now, after a few months, Simone is no more helping a potential homeless, but a new successful entrepreneur working on several millionaire agreements! Before to thank Simone as a very good lawyer, I have to thank him as a marvel person, and as a new friend. Marco.
I was looking for a one-step chance to resolve this petition. I requested knowledge in a given field of a given jurisdiction. One awesome person in whom, I definitely trust. The Attorney Simone Bertollini has exceptional competence and extraordinary abilities in writing compelling legal arguments in Federal Court. He successfully filed my WOM petition and settled the case with such ability that only a brilliant attorney could easily perform. Excellent qualities distinguish his personality he is trustworthy and outstanding. I never doubted reaching my goal with him. I strongly recommend Simone Bertollini for his high degree of duty, moral integrity and efficient performance. You will be extremely pleased to have retained the legal services of the best immigration Attorney of Manhattan. Thank you Simone.
Simone is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. Extremely responsive, very straightforward and practical-minded, which are three essential characteristics in hiring any legal help. I hired him to help with a relatively complex employment-based immigration case (three immigration lawyers before him simply didn't think they could help) and he even delivered more than I had asked for (i.e. I ended up with a better visa than I was considering because of Simone's insights and interpretation).
Mr. Bertollini saved my life. Knowing him for only short 5 months, I have not only gained an attorney, but he gained a life long friend in me. I got arrested by FBI, ICE, and Homeland security, and nobody wanted to represent me because of the complexity of my case. Mr. Bertollini not only agreed to provide me legal counsel at the reasonable price, but he managed to get my case dismissed without any repercussions. As I already mentioned, his rate was fair, he was available to me 24/7, and anyone in need of an excellent immigration and criminal lawyer should definitely give Mr. Bertollini a call.