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Professional Immigration Lawyers in New York

The law firm of Berd & Klauss, PLLC is a boutique full-service immigration firm for companies and individuals that are seeking immigration benefits in the United States. We handle cases involving individuals and families that are interested in permanent residence (green card), visas or U.S. citizenship, as well as businesses that wish to employ foreign national employees and deportation defense.
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What We Do

As immigration lawyers with many years of experience, we have the expertise to navigate complex immigration matters – proven by our excellent reputation and strong client relationships. Our immigration lawyers' exceptional knowledge and expertise in immigration law make Berd & Klauss, PLLC the immigration law firm of choice for a variety of clients, ranging from individuals to corporations. 

No matter how complicated your case, our attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration laws. To learn how you can benefit from our experience and thorough understanding of U.S. immigration law, contact Berd & Klauss, PLLC in New York City. Specific areas of practice include immigrant and non-immigrant visas, corporate and business immigration, extension and change of status, lawful permanent residence (green card), deportation and removal defense, waivers, and naturalization.
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We represent clients in NYC before:
  • The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”)
  • The Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”)
  • The Admissibility Review Office (“ARO”)
  • Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • The Immigration Courts (“EOIR”)
  • The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”)
  • The Department of Labor (“DOL”)
  • The Department of State (“DOS”)
  • U.S. Consulates, and other relevant federal agencies
  • 2nd and 3rd Federal Circuit Courts
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Who We Are

Alex Berd

Alex Berd
Skype: alex.berd
Phone: 212-380-1291
New York and Israeli (inactive) Attorney and English Solicitor (non-practicing) Alex Berd, Esq. is a member of the New York and Israel Bar Associations and England Law Society. He graduated with Honors from the University of Liverpool Law School in England and Columbia University School of Law in New York.
During the course of Alex’s legal career in the United States, England and Israel, he has handled complex business immigration, family reunification and deportation cases. Alex represents numerous large and small companies, as well as private individuals, in their immigration matters. Alex also has extensive immigration experience in litigating deportation cases and has appeared in various immigration courts on behalf of his clients.

In addition, Alex Berd was Legal counsel for the international technology and engineering company, the Baran Group, which was publicly traded on both the NASDAQ and TASE. At Baran, Alex focused on legal issues pertaining to SEC reporting requirements and business immigration matters. He worked in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Legal Department, where he advised the Prime Minister’s office on commercial, constitutional and national security issues. Prior to that, he was an Associate Attorney at several major international law firms in Haifa, Israel and in Liverpool, England.

Alex is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its New York Chapter. He also served on the Board of Directors of Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Inc.

He is fluent in Russian, Hebrew and Ukrainian.

Bar Admissions:
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division
  • Israel, Advocate 
  • England and Wales, Solicitor
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of the State of NY
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of the State of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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Patrick Klauss

Patrick Klauss
Skype: patrick.klauss
Phone: 212-461-7152
Patrick Klauss, Esq. received his Bachelors degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut where he majored in Public Policy. He studied at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands where he focused on European Policy and Arts & Culture. Mr. Klauss obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School.
Patrick has extensive experience in a wide range of immigration law areas, including family and employment based issues on both individual and corporate levels, and handles H-1B non-immigrant worker visas, O-1 visas for aliens of extraordinary ability, Labor Certification under PERM, E-1 and E-2 treaty and investor visas, multinational corporation transferee working visas (L-1) and all categories of I-140 Immigration Petitions. Mr. Klauss has also been involved with numerous aspects of criminal deportation issues, citizenship and naturalization and administrative appeals to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Patrick regularly participates in numerous panels and presentations on recent immigration legal developments and issues.

In addition to his immigration experience, Patrick worked as a clerk at the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Department conducting research and drafting bench memos on various appellate issues. He also worked as a legal consultant at Bear Stearns in New York and in Audi A.G.’s legal department in Ingolstadt, Germany.

He is proficient in both German and Italian.

Bar Admissions:
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of the State of NY
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of the State of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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Immigration Specialization

We specialize in immigration and related issues. Contact us for help with:
  • Immigrant Visas: Our NYC immigration lawyers can assist with immediate relative and family sponsored visas, employment-based visas and special immigrant visas.
  • Non-Immigrant Visas: The NYC immigration attorneys with Berd & Klauss, PLLC can assist with non-immigrant visas, typically for tourists, students or skilled workers.
  • Asylum: If you must leave your native country and can be classified as a political refugee, a New York City immigration lawyer with Berd & Klauss, PLLC can assist with the asylum process.
  • Citizenship: If you are interested in U.S. citizenship, an immigration lawyer with Berd & Klauss, PLLC can work on your behalf and help you realize your dream.
The immigration lawyers with Berd & Klauss, PPLC deliver professional legal services to corporate and individual clients. Contact us today for legal assistance on your immigration issue.
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