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My business immigration practice serves a diverse  range of corporate and individual clients in the sciences, healthcare, business, social service and religious organizations, architecture, arts & design. I am a frequent speaker on immigration topics, and have served on a variety of committees for the New York chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) At the national level, I have served on the ACES Committee, Distance Education Committee, Board of Publications and Regulations Task Force; I am the moderator of the O & P visa forum on the AILA InfoNet Message Center, a national intranet for immigration lawyers to seek advice from colleagues, share information and discuss current legal issues & agency trends with their peers about visas for artists, performers, athletes, and other aliens of extraordinary ability.


If you are an employer, I can advise you on hiring practices, help you obtain the right type of work visa or permanent residence for the foreign workers you want to hire and retain, and help you plan for the immigration consequences to your workforce of mergers and acquisitions.


If you are a student or professional, I can advise and help you obtain the right visa status for your short-term needs, and help you plan long-term visa strategy to accommodate your career & personal plans, which may involve visas, residence, & citizenship, for yourself and your family.


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    20 years



Fixed (always)

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  • Debbi Lee Klopman

    I have gotten to know Karin over the last few years and have come to appreciate her both for her stunning intellect and her honest concern for her clients. I am grateful always to be able to brainstorm with her and marvel at her special gifts. I heartily endorse Karin Wolman.


    Debbi Klopman Immigration Attorney
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  • Stuart Jonas Reich

    I have had the privilege of serving with Karin on several committees and on continuing legal education panels, and I have consistently been impressed with the breadth of Karin’s knowledge and her devotion to immigration practice. I have found her comments and advice in her editorial role invaluable, and admire Karin a great deal for her wisdom and integrity.


    Stuart Reich Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office Of Karin Wolman

48 Wall Street, Fl.11
New York, NY, 10005


NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
for AILA contributions to Daily News Call-In & Citizenship DayThe Daily News & CUNY Citizenship Now!2012
for service on Citizenship Day CommitteeAILA, New York Chapter2010
for service as NY Conference Handbook EditorAILA, New York chapter2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Karin Wolman2006 - Present
Senior AssociateWildes & Weinberg, P.C.1998 - 2006
AssociateLaw Office of Susie Kim1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
2015 AILA Conference Handbook, Practice PointersHow to Handle RFEs for the Extraordinary Worker2015
PLI Basic Immigration Law 2015The Long Road to U.S. Citizenship2015
2013 AILA Conference Handbook, Practice PointersGlobalization, Technology and Telecommuting: Does Where You Are Mean Anything Anymore?2013
AILA NY Symposium HandbookPractice Pointers for Non-PERM Cases2013
AILA NY Symposium HandbookWalking the Line - Approaches to Dual Representation in the Immigration Context2012
2012 AILA Conference Handbook, Practice PointersThe O-1 to EB-1 Transition: A Leap of Faith2012
NY Symposium HandbookPayment of Foreign Nationals2009
Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 2009-2010Off With Their Heads! The Impact of M&A on Nonimmigrant Employees2009
Maintaining the Melting Pot Without Getting Burned, 10th AILA NY Symposium HandbookNobody's Perfect, But Perfection is Still a Worthy Goal2007
2007-08 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, Volume IA Guide to the Immigration of Nurses and Allied Health Care Workers2007
Immigration's New Age, 7th AILA NY Symposium HandbookCrime and Immigration Consequences: A Snapshot2004
PLI 35th Annual Immigration & Naturalization InstituteMergers & Acquisitions Update2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Columbia UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PLI Basic Immigration Law 2015Naturalization2015
AILA PodcastO-1 Visa Petitions in the Fields of Motion Pictures & TV2015
AILA NY Chapter Citizenship 101Ethics & Screening for Naturalization2015
AILA Annual Conference 2015The Extraordinary, Outstanding & Exceptional RFE2015
PLI Basic Immigration Law 2014Naturalization2014
Advanced Corporate Immigration ConferenceEthical & Practical Concerns in I-140 and Adjustment of Status2014
PLI Basic Immigration Law 2013Naturalization, Employer Sanctions, and Overview of NYC Office2013
AILA NY Symposium 2013Anchors Aweigh - Non-PERM Immigrant Visa Options2013
AILA Annual Conference 2013Globalization, Technology & Telecommuting: Does Where You Are Mean Anything Anymore?2013
Advanced Corporate Immigration ConferenceHot Topics - Nonimmigrant Visas2013
PLI Basic Immigration Law 2012Naturalization, Employer Sanctions & Overview of NYC2012
NYSBA Immigration Law Update 2012: Basics & BeyondNaturalization2012
AILA Audio/Web SeminarABCs of Immigration Law: Employment-Based Immigrant Visas2012
AILA Annual Conference 2012Song for a Star: Strategies for Athletes, Artists & Entertainers2012 CLE AudioSeminarIlluminating the Dark Ages: Disturbing Trends & Pleasing Solutions in Employment-Based Immigration2011
AILA NY Chapter Naturalization 101 CLENaturalization2011
AILA national AudioseminarCurrrent Issues for Artists & Entertainers2011
Austrade Digital Media Mission 2009US Visa Issues for Australian Media Firms2009
AILA Annual Conference 2009Corporate Changes, Immigration Status & Options2009
ABC's of Immigration Law: Employment-Based Immigrant VisasEmployment-Based Immigrant Visas2009
12th Annual AILA NY SymposiumTax & Financial Issues for Immigration Lawyers2009
Austrade Digital Media MissionUS Visa Solutions for Australian Media Firms2008
AILA NY Chapter - CLE SeminarBusiness Visas 101: E1/E2, O-1, H-3 & J-12008
AILA New York Chapter meetingHeaven & Hell: Immigration Consequences of Mergers & Acquisitions2008
AILA Audio/Web SeminarImmigration Options for Nurses2008
AILA Annual Conference 2008Employment-Based Immigration2008
Nursing in the USA - Information SeminarPlanning Ahead- Understanding Citizenship, Nationality and Immigration Issues2007
Consular Processing of Immigrant Visas, NYICConsular Processing of Immigrant Visas2007
AILA Annual Conference 2007Immigration for Nurses & Allied Health Care Workers2007
10th Annual AILA NY Chapter SymposiumNobody's Perfect - managing client expectations2007
AILA Annual Conference 2006NIV Overview: Unlawful Presence2006
9th Annual AILA NY Chapter SymposiumImmigration for Nurses & Allied Health Care Workers2006
7th Annual AILA NY Chapter SymposiumCrime & Immigration Consequences2004