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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

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    15 years, 700 cases



Hourly ($250-500/hour), Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Strasser Asatrian, LLC

140 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Third Floor, North Tower, Ste. 360
Paramus, NJ, 07652


NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New Jersey's Top Immigration LawyersNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
SUPER LAWYERS Rising Star 2011-012New Jersey's Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStrasser Asatrian LLC2005 - Present
AssociateProskauer Rose LLP2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kassa v. ChertoffAsylum Granted
Ibis v. Gonzales et al.,Remanded
Bradley v. Atty Gen United StatesCert. Denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lexis Nexis’s Emerging IssuesTo E-Verify or Not to E-Verify2011
New Jersey Law JournalAdvance Degree Exemption Opens Door to Foreign Experts2006
The Metropolitan Corporate CounselAre 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 StrategyTwenty-First Century Act of 2000: Unresolved Issues and Implications of September 11th2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Ramapo CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
28th Annual Immigration SeminarVisa Waiver Program and Adjustment of Status2011
International Institute of New Jersey Immigration SeminarEmployment Based First Preference Immigrant Visas2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceSpecial Immigrant Juveniles2007
6th Annual Seminar for Criminal and Immigration AttorneysViolence Against Women's Act and Child Status Protection Act2006