Excellence in immigration law
Born in Havana, Cuba, Noemi Masliah immigrated with her family to the United States as a child and grew up in NYC. She attended Queens College and Yeshiva Univ. Cardozo Law School. Ms. Masliah has practiced immigration law since 1980 and has worked extensively in all aspects of immigration law becoming a recognized expert in the field with frequent speaking engagements, written articles, interviews and panel discussions at legal conferences and law schools.
Her practice areas include routine and complex employment immigration cases for permanent and non-permanent work visas, including national interest waiver, alien of extraordinary ability and other non-labor certification. Ms. Masliah advises corporate clients on compliance with immigration law and regulations.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Lavi Soloway is a graduate of the Univ. of Toronto and Yeshiva Univ. Cardozo Law School. He joined Noemi Masliah in the practice of immigration law in 1994. His practice focuses on employment and family immigration for permanent as well as non-permanent work visas, asylum and representation of individuals in deportation proceedings.
Mr. Soloway is a frequent lecturer and panelist at legal conferences and law schools on subjects ranging from basic immigration law to asylum. Mr. Soloway has been invited to provide training at Dept. of Homeland Security Asylum Offices and has rendered assistance and leadership and guidance to other attorneys in the provision of pro-bono legal services to indigent asylum seekers.
Vicki Yudenfriend is a graduate of Boston University School of law and has practiced immigration law for over twenty years. Her practice has focused on business and family immigration. She has represented corporations ranging from hospitals to engineering firms as well as individuals including artists, professionals and skilled workers. She has also represented individuals in family immigration.
Ms. Yudenfriend has spoken at AILA meetings on topics such as IMMACT 90 and issues relating to the employment of foreign nurses. Her interest in immigration law was sparked by her advocacy work in the 1980s and 1990s with people in the former Soviet Union who were denied permission to leave the country. After traveling to Russia on two occasions, she lectured frequently at universities and civic organizations. Even after many years working in the field, Ms. Yudenfriend continues to enjoy her work immensely because of the challenge and excitement of helping people make new beginnings.
Fran Berger has been engaged in the practice of immigration & nationality law for more than 25 years. Her practice is concentrated in employment-based immigration and includes foreign students, hospital and medical professional-related issues as well as family-based immigration and naturalization. She is a graduate of the University of Buffalo Law School.
Fran has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served in numerous AILA liaison and conference planning roles. She received the AILA President’s Commendation in 2004 & 2006.
She is a former Member of the AILA Board of Governors; former Chair of the Committee on Immigration & Nationality Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and former Adjunct Professor at New York Law School. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Superlawyers.