In 1999, I received my green card after immigrating to the U.S. from Russia. Beyond granting me the rights to be a permanent U.S. resident, the green card application process also inspired me to become an attorney. You see, my own immigration attorney dropped the ball, and I ended up completing most of the application on my own. After familiarizing myself with U.S. immigration law and successfully receiving my green card, I figured I could help other immigrants with the process, too. So, the same year I became a permanent legal U.S. resident, I also took the LSAT and enrolled in law school.
As my education progressed, I began to cultivate an interest in many areas of the law, and I decided it was best not to limit myself to any one subset. I have continually found that my broad background allows me to better see the big picture and more effectively resolve individual cases. For example, if a person who owns a business comes to me seeking a divorce, my knowledge of business law would allow me to help restructure his or her company or complete a buyout of the other spouse’s interest, and my real estate training would assist me in negotiating the terms of their current lease agreement, or a new agreement if they decide to relocate the business.
Due to my own past, I have a unique understanding of the lasting impacts of a single case or circumstance. After all, if I’d never have obtained my green card, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to build my career as an attorney in the U.S. or enjoy the life I do today. For this reason, I’m just as emotionally invested in my clients’ cases as I was in my own. I do whatever it takes to attain a positive result.
I work in a service profession, and my ultimate goal is to provide you with peace of mind.