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 the State of New York, New Jersey and Missouri, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, the District of Connecticut and the District of Columbia. 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 also been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

From 2015 to 2023, I have been included to the “Super Lawyers” magazine. Each year, no more than 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.

Corporate solutions

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.

Family-based immigration

In the past 12 years, I have handled hundreds of family-based immigrant Visas, including waivers and marriage fraud defense.

U.S. Citizenship

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.

Deportation defense

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.

Criminal Immigration

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.

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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.

Litigation and Appeals

I have substantial experience with immigration litigation and appeals. I handled dozens of Federal lawsuit against denials of both immigrant and non-immigrant Visa petitions on behalf of corporate and private clients. I am often retained to file petitions for a Writ of Mandamus against unreasonable delays by the USCIS. In addition, I 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 prepare your Visa petition or any defense available in your deportation case. I am not afraid to litigate cases against the government.

One client recently said: “Unlike many many other mediocre lawyers that only know how to file papers, go through regular process and still charge you lots of money, Mr. Bertollini is the one true expert that knows how to fight against your case in every single detail.”

My first priority is to help you accomplish the best result possible in your case. 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 or send me a message through WhatsApp. For more in-depth discussions about your matter, I am also available for paid phone of office consultations.

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