ABOUT Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP
Practicing Immigration Law Since 1930. An international immigration law firm based in New York City.
Important Firm News:
- Same-Sex Marriages to be Recognized for green card petitions: Barst Mukamal & Kleiner, LLP has already begun processing many same-sex marriage permanent residence cases.
- Free Webinar: Debunking Myths of Hiring Employees in the Immigration Context
- Congratulations to Deborah J. Notkin who for the third year in a row was named one of the Nation's 20 Most Powerful Immigration Attorneys by Human Resources Executive.
- Congratulations to our own Alexis Axelrad, on being elected as Director of AILA National Board of Governors.
- Barst Mukamal & Kleiner ranked as one of "The New York Area's Top Ranked Law Firms"
- Emre Ozgu, 'Exclusive Visas' Eb-5 article
Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP is an international immigration law firm based in New York City. Founded in 1930, BMK LLP is one of the oldest and most established immigration firms in the country, and one of very few firms of its boutique size offering a stand-alone immigration law practice. Our team of experienced attorneys assists clients with a range of complex legal matters concerning visa options, permanent residency, labor certification, and enforcement issues.
At BMK LLP, our partners draw on decades of experience in immigration matters, and are recognized across the nation and throughout the world as being among the most knowledgeable attorneys currently practicing in this area of law. As liaisons for various Chambers of Commerce, lecturers at prominent universities, regular commentators in the national media, and panelists with officials from the U.S. Department of State, Department of Labor, and Citizenship and Immigration Services, the legal team at BMK LLP is an established authority and resource on virtually every aspect of immigration law. As a testament to our standing in the legal community, the majority of our partners have received an AV Preeminent rating from national directory of attorneys Martindale Hubbell, indicating that fellow attorneys and law firms rank us at the highest levels of professional excellence and ethical standards.
If you have an immigration concern and need experienced legal assistance in exploring your options, contact Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP for a consultation. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized assistance to each client they take on, and speak French, German, Hebrew, Mandarin, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Turkish, Japanese, Yiddish, Korean and Wolof.
Founded in 1930 by Haskell R. Barst, Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP remains the oldest law firm in the United States solely practicing immigration law. Our NY immigration lawyers offer comprehensive immigration law coverage, including work visas, permanent residence, corporate compliance, citizenship, naturalization, and expatriation matters. Our firm also provides representation at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide and practices before the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and numerous federal and state courts around the nation.
The firm's extensive experience has established it as an indispensible resource in the immigration field, with many clients coming to BMK LLP by referral. Our clientele ranges from major corporations to internationally acclaimed performance artists and has included manufacturers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies, hoteliers, modeling agencies and technology companies. BMK LLP's prominent reputation is balanced by a decidedly personalized approach each New York immigration attorney has to client service. Our NY immigration lawyers average 20 years of legal experience, and each is dedicated to providing every client with representation that is tailored to his or her particular needs. This tradition of excellence is rooted in the work of our founders, who pioneered the practice of immigration law and established BMK LLP as a leader in the field more than 80 years ago:
Haskell R. Barst (1907-1990)
Haskell R. Barst was the founding partner of Barst & Mukamal LLP and one of the first attorneys in the United States to focus his practice exclusively on immigration law. During an era in which U.S. immigration law and policy were predominantly exclusionary, Mr. Barst dedicated his work to seeking an end to the severe restrictions placed on people of certain national origins or ethnicities. By cultivating a renowned practice and a distinguished legal reputation, Mr. Barst helped establish immigration law as a respected area of legal practice that endures today.
Steven S. Mukamal (retired)
Steven S. Mukamal joined forces with Haskell Barst in the late 1960s to create Barst & Mukamal LLP. Mr. Mukamal was an LL.B. and J.D. graduate from Brooklyn Law School in 1965 and served as National Treasurer, Second Vice President, First Vice President, and National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) from 1973 to 1979. One of the nation's most prominent immigration law attorneys and a devoted public servant, Mr. Mukamal received many honors and achievements over his long career. In 1982, he received the National Humanitarian Award from the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education; in 1988, he was awarded the Man of Achievement Award by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.
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When questions regarding immigration status develop, call 212-686-3838 or contact Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP online to schedule a consultation and discuss your case. Our team of experienced attorneys offer counsel in several languages, including English, French, German, Hebrew, Mandarin, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Turkish, Japanese, Yiddish, Korean and Wolof. We return all calls within 24 hours.
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