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David Katona practices exclusively in the area of immigration law.  He has extensive experience with all types of immigration matters, including business, family and removal/deportation matters as well as administrative and federal appeals.  Mr. Katona is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), chairing and serving on several committees, including the District Director Liaison, Customs and Border Protection, and Corporate Practice Committees .  He regularly speaks publicly and writes articles on various immigration topics. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Hungarian, Portuguese

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    15 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • T. Cary Devorsetz

    I endorse this lawyer. He's thorough, knowledgeable, responsive, professional, practical and helpful; a true professional.


    T. Devorsetz Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jules Zev Halpern

    I highly endorse this lawyer. We have worked together many times. David is the consummate professional -- always articulate, well prepared and current in his information. Jules Halpern, Esq.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Katona & Mir

49 West 37th Street 7th Floor
New York, NY, 10018


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer - Business ImmigrationSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
US (New York) - Immigration Law Firm of the YearACQ Global Awards 20142014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (NY Chapter)Chair2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationChair, Customs & Border Protection Committee2011 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (NY Chapter)Vice Chair2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2009 - 2010
American Immigration CouncilNY Ambassador2008 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair, Corporate Practice Committee2008 - 2009
Publication NameTitleDate
Inside the Minds: Working with Government Agencies in Immigration Law (Aspatore Books, Thompson Reuters)Understanding Modern Immigration Policies, Laws and Attorney Practices2008
Applying for an Employment-Based Green Card: What You Need to KnowEmployment-Based Green Cards in Three Steps2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest UniversityN/AN/AN/A
American University's School of International ServiceInternational AffairsMA - MastersN/A
American University, Washington College of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AILA Winter ConferenceLocal Government Rountable2011
Immigration BasicsBridge the Gap - Immigration Basics (May 15, 2010)2010
Family-Based Immigration for New PractitionersImmigration2010
AILA Annual ConferenceHow To Launch Your Own Immigration Practice2010