Welcome to the first post of our blog.  The intention of this web log is to inform our readers of updates in US immigration law, topics of interest in US immigration law as well as how to choose and work with an immigration attorney.  I would like to take this opportunity to let our readers know about us and our philosophies of work.  I work with my wife, Dori, also an attorney.  Our offices are in Boca Raton, Florida.  While our clients come from all over the world, we wish for our potential clients to know that we also speak Spanish and Italian.  The nature of US immigration law is such that in most cases, we can assist our clients no matter where they live in the world or desire to settle in the US.  In fact, we have many clients whom we have never met in person.  It’s not that we wouldn’t want to, but rather that the miracle of technology allows us to work with people around the block from our office and from all corners of the globe.  We utilize technology to our advantage to facilitate communication and to minimize costs.  When we come into contact with a new client, we assess the client’s desires and qualifications and then determine the best course of action for their desired goal.  Most immigration attorneys work on a flat fee basis.  This means that there is a single cost for the fee that is charged for the work performed.  We do not accept cases unless we believe, after reviewing the situation, that there is a good chance of success.  This sometimes means that our clients hear what they do not want to, but we feel that it is better to know up front than to have a problem of failed expectations down the road.  Honesty is the best policy.  One of our philosophies, as with anything else in business, is that a client that is pleased with our services will recommend us to others whom we can help.  The mark of a good attorney is one that is responsive.  We receive calls and inquiries from interested individuals all day long who want to know the price, but do not inquire about what they get for their money.  We are not the most expensive and we are not the cheapest.  However, we do strive to respond timely to all questions and to perform our services on a timely basis.  We will discuss this and other topics in greater detail in future posts.  For the meantime, those with inquiries may feel free to contact us with their questions and we will be more than happy to provide you with a realistic assessment of your situation.

3 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. IBBQ4YOU2

    This is the first comment on this blog. It is also completely unsolicited.
    I began my relationship with Mr Gerstien when I married a woman from another country. I wanted my wife to have all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that I had as an American citizen. I hired Mr Gerstien to help guide us through the process for U.S. immigrations. He worked quickly and everything proceeded flawlessly. In 4 short years, my wife’s status progressed from a mere work permit to a certified U.S. citizen.
    Thank you Mr Gerstien for making it so easy for us.
    Lonnie and Elia Gilliam

  2. Ken Levitz

    Thank you so much for the insight – if only the friends I have made were so fortunate when they encountered similar problems. Most dont know who to turn to.

  3. Ron Jones

    For over 35 years have manufactured electrical specially products for approximately 40 major electrical companies. Eight years ago found difficulty in hiring and/or keeping skilled and non-skilled laborers. The Latinos were our saviors. They constitute approximately 1/2 of my work force. Our company pays twice the min wage, bonuses, worker comp, plus other amenities provided to my other workers. All taxes and social security are cut (Everything is done above board). And I have never questioned their legallity. Some of these employees (Latinos) have not been home in several years. Hopefully someday they will be able to travel to home and back without fear and our small company will continue to survive as it has for so long. For the past five years I have been become very distraut over the inability of our congress to help with companies like mine who so dependent on a labor force that is willing to work. If they wish I will personally take my employees to the American Consulate in Monterry and do everything required. However, I need to do it over a long weekend so we can be get back to work. Ron Jones

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