Legal Services

We understand our clients’ dreams of wanting to live and succeed in the United States. Our legal services are designed to help our clients achieve that dream, no matter what their immigration issue or problem.


The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. offers a wide range of legal services for all types of immigration needs and situation, from obtaining non-immigration visas, working visas, green cards, and US citizenship, to deportation/removal defense, appeals of denials. Our knowledgeable attorneys and staff, top quality service, and extremely thorough preparation of your case are the cornerstones of our legal practice.

  • Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens- Parents- Spouse- Children under 21 years old
  • “Aged-out” children (over 21 years old ), under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)
  • Adult children (over 21) of U.S. Citizens (F-1)
  • Spouse and minor children of green card holders (F-2A)
  • Adult, single children (over 21) of green card holders (F-2B)
  • Married children of U.S. Citizens (F-3)

  • Brothers and sisters of U.S. Citizens (F-4)
  • Illegitimate children
  • Stepchildren
  • Adopted children
  • K-1 (fiancée) visas
  • VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)

  • Deportation/Removal Defense
  • Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Administrative Appeals Unit (AAO), the U.S. Courts of Appeals, etc.,
  • Attorney appearance and representation at USCIS interviews and court proceedings (preparing and accompanying clients to interviews and court hearings)
  • Assistance in overcoming visa denials and/or proving your eligibility for your visa
  • Responding to USCIS or Embassy denials, notices, or inquiries

  • Consular processing (outside the U.S.) and/or Adjustment of Status (within the U.S.)
  • Federal Court lawsuits to protect your rights
  • Motions to Reopen or Reconsider USCIS denials
  • Provisional Waiver
  • Fraud Waiver
  • Waiver of 3-year or 10-year unlawful presence bar

First Preference

  • Multinational Executives
  • Persons of Extraordinary Ability
  • Outstanding Professors or Researchers

Second Preference

  • Professionals with Advanced Degrees (Masters, PhD)
  • Persons with Exceptional Ability/National Interest Waiver

Third Preference

  • EB-3 Professional , Skilled Workers and other workers (Labor Certification / PERM)
  • Nurses and Physical Therapists

Fourth Preference

  • Religious Workers
  • Special immigrants

Fifth Preference

  • Investor

  • H-1B Working Visa (for Specialty Occupation/Professionals)
  • E-1\2 Treaty Traders or Investors
  • L-1 Multi-national (Intra-company) visas, for Executives, Managers, or Employees with “Specialized Knowledge”.
  • O-1 Entertainer Visas for people with “Extraordinary Ability” in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics
  • P-1 Group Entertainers and Athletes

  • Naturalization
  • Humanitarian Reinstatement/Survivor Law

  • Parole in Place (Families of US Military)
  • Filipino World War II Veteran Program
  • Evaluation of immigration consequences for crimes/conviction