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Sam Garrett, Esq.

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Sam Garrett, Esq. represents businesses and individuals in immigration law matters. Sam’s practice includes filing petitions before the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. His clients come from all over the world, and include start-up and growing businesses in industries as varied as astrophysics, technology, public relations, fashion, jewelry, hospitals, athletes, and performing and visual arts, and others with extraordinary abilities.

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Sam represents businesses and individuals in immigration matters. Sam’s practice includes filing petitions before the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. His clients come from all over the world, and include start-up and growing businesses in industries as varied as astrophysics, technology, public relations, fashion, jewelry, hospitals, athletes, and performing and visual arts, and others with extraordinary abilities.

Sam is relied on as primary counsel to major corporations, investors, non-profits and businesses of all sizes. Sam was trained by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has taught immigration law and is very active in the immigration.

Sam focuses his practice on EB1, EB5, L1, E-1, E-2, L-1 and other business and investor visa solutions. Sam works on Immigrant Visas and Nonimmigrant Visas for:

  • Executives
  • Extraordinarily Talented
  • Specialized Occupations
  • Managers
  • Investors
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Artists
  • Athletes
  • Families

Some of the types of matters Sam has worked on include:

  • Counseling a prominent European company on bringing a top executive to the United States.
  • Getting an extraordinary South American media professional permanent residence in the United States.
  • Representing a Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive Jeweler in various immigration matters.
  • Representing a NASA affiliated start up in employee immigration petition.
  • Counseling an IT company in employee petitions as part of creating their new computer software division.

Background & Education

Sam is admitted to practice in the state bars of New York, New Jersey, and California. He is authorized to practice immigration law nationwide. Sam has given public lectures on employment and family based immigration law in New York City. Before moving to New York, Sam ran the immigration arm of a respected California non-profit where he provided immigration counsel and trained and manager volunteer attorneys and law students from UCLA, USC, Loyola, and Southwestern.

five fun facts

  • His grandmother immigrated to the United States via Ellis Island.
  • In the eighth grade, he came in third place in a county wide essay contest on the meaning of the Latin phrase printed on all U.S. currency  “E Pluribus Unum” (Out of many one).
  • Appeared as a television news cameraman in an episode of the television series “Grey’s Anatomy.”
  • He is a registered wedding officiant in New York City.
  • Won best bronze newcomer couple in the 1999 Millennium Dance Sport competition after finishing first in the waltz, fox trot, cha cha, tango, rumba, and meringue.

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