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Moses Apsan

Moses Apsan

also known as Moises, Apsan

About me

Moses Apsan, Esq. emigrated from Brazil in 1955. He was the  President
of the Federal Bar Association
, New Jersey Chapter (1997-2002), a Coordinator of the Annual
Immigration Seminar, and a member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association..
He graduated New York Law School with a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude degree and was
an editor and writer for the Law Review.  He is a 1966 graduate of Bronx
High School of Science. He writes for many newspapers, and publishes, a web newspaper with a growing following He has a weekly Law
Television Show, every Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on SPT Television in Newark
(Portuguese) since 1999.  He writes
and publishes web sites on legal matters.  In 2001 he won the Caribbean
Bar Associations
award for
Humanitarian Service and the Brasilans Online award in 2002 for
service to the community, Brazilian Press Award in 2008-2009 for the best Portuguese language web site for the community. He is licensed to
practice in the State of New York and the New Jersey, United States District
Court of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York,
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. US Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District, US Bankruptcy Court Southern District, US Bankruptcy Court
New Jersey District and the Board of Immigration Appeals.  He speaks
Portuguese and Spanish.


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 85%
    31 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    31 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 5%
    31 years
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 5%
    31 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Iara Nogueira Morton

    I have known attorney Moses Apsan for many years and he's an excellent and well known immigration lawyer. He serves the Brazilian community (the same community I serve in Florida) and we have met in several events held for Brazilians. He is very competent and for decades has provided valuable guidance through his website and videos which have proven very helpful to Brazilians (and I am sure, to other immigrant communities as well).


    Iara Morton Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Brad Michael Micklin

    Moses Apsan is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.


    Brad Micklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Apsan Law Offices, LLC.

400 Market Street
Newark, NJ, 07105

Apsan Law Offices, LLC.

3207 30th Avenue.
Astoria, NY, 11102



NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oustanding Community Service AwardBrazilian Community Heritage Foundation2014
Coração e Alma "Heart & Soul" Community SerPortugese Consulate2013
TV Journalism AwardBrazilian International Press Award2012
Os NotaveisBrazilian Times Newspaper2012
Community ServceBrazilian Times2010
Community Service AwardU.S. Census Bureau2010
Best Portuguese Language TV ShowBrazilian Press Award2009
The Cross of Merit & Appointment as CommanderPresident of International Honor & Merit, Federal Republic of Brazil2009
Best website for the communityBrazilian Press Award2009
Best WebTV website- Vejatv.comXII Brazilian International Press Award2009
Carribean American Bar AssociationCarribean Bar Association 2008 - community Service2008
Community Service - 10 YearsBrazilian Press Award2008
Awad for Communty ServiceBrasilians Online award2002
Ilene and Michael Shaw Public Service AwardFederal Bar Association1995
cum laudeNew York Law School1983
American Jurisprudence Law Award - ContractsLawyers Co-op1983
Torts AwardLaw Review1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior LawyerApsan Law Offices, LLC1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
ABI (Brazilian Journalist Association)Vice President2012 - Present
Federal Bar Association (New Jersey chapter)President1997 - 2002
Federal Bar Association - New Jersey ChapterActing President1991 - 1992
Federal Bar Association - New Jersey ChapterVice President1990 - 1991
Federal Bar Association - New Jersey ChapterSecretary1989 - 1990
Federal Bar Association (New Jersey Chapter)President - 1997 - 20021985 - Present
LULAC League of Latin American CitizenAttorney's Council1984 - 1989
American Immigration Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)N/A1983 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1983 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)N/A1983 - Present
New York Law School Law ReviewEditor1980 - 1983
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
601 waiverI-601 waiver approved
I-601A waiverSuccess
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD , cum Laude1983
Long Island UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1970
Bronx High School of ScienceScienceN/A1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Portuguese Democratic Club MeetingImmigration Law Update for 20132013
News For Ecuadorians in the USUpdate on Immigration Reform2013
Immigration, Bankruptcy and Divorce discussionsLive TV Law Talk Show2013
Radio ShowQuestions & Answers About Immigration2011
Update on Immigration LawImmigration Law2010
Harrison - NJ, 28 March 2010.Update on Immigration2010
Immigration with Moises ApsanUpdate on Immigration Laws2008
Immigration with Moises ApsanUpdate on Immigration Laws2007
Immigration ConferenceImmigration Update2007