As an immigrant myself, I can relate to my clients on a different level because I have gone through the process with my family. As a child, I saw how difficult it was for my parents to raise three small children in a foreign country. My father's disappointment with attorneys who could not deliver on their promises is a salient memory for me as a child. I remember translating the lawyer's bad news to my father, which made me so sad. As a child, it was this experience that made me want to become an attorney (in my mind a superhero) so I can help my father.
Today, I see my father in all my clients, which gives me the power and persistence to obtain the proper result. Although I wasn't able to help my father as a child, I get so much satisfaction in getting results for my clients even if it means taking the government to federal court to get it done.
- I dedicate my practice in immigration law to the memory of my father - Barkev Asatrian.
Languages Spoken: Armenian, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Spanish, Farsi, Portuguese, Italian
Licensed since 2002
Hourly ($250-500/hour), Fixed (Always)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|New Jersey's Top Immigration Lawyers||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|SUPER LAWYERS Rising Star 2011-012||New Jersey's Super Lawyers||2011|
|Partner||Strasser Asatrian LLC||2005 - Present|
|Associate||Proskauer Rose LLP||2000 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Lexis Nexis’s Emerging Issues||To E-Verify or Not to E-Verify||2011|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Advance Degree Exemption Opens Door to Foreign Experts||2006|
|The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel||Are Foreign Companies at a Higher Risk of National Origin and Race Discrimination Liability for Appointing Essential Expatriates in Their U.S. Subsidiaries?||2003|
|International Legal Strategy||Twenty-First Century Act of 2000: Unresolved Issues and Implications of September 11th||2000|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Ramapo College||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|28th Annual Immigration Seminar||Visa Waiver Program and Adjustment of Status||2011|
|International Institute of New Jersey Immigration Seminar||Employment Based First Preference Immigrant Visas||2007|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Special Immigrant Juveniles||2007|
|6th Annual Seminar for Criminal and Immigration Attorneys||Violence Against Women's Act and Child Status Protection Act||2006|