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Helena Hadeed Astolfi

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Astolfi began her legal career in Alexandria, Virginia in 1995
representing individuals and businesses in all aspects of immigration
law.  In May 1997, Ms. Astolfi joined the
Labor and Employment Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia PA
where she concentrated in business immigration law.  By 2003, she was a
senior associate with the firm and helped manage the firm's growing
immigration practice. 


Astolfi has represented multinational and domestic corporations, their
employees and private individuals in matters before the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigrant Services, the U.S. Department of State and
U.S. Consulates.  Her employment-based practice includes
professionals in engineering, biotechnology, medicine and business, as
well as software developers and information technology professionals at
large corporations and consulting companies.  She handles
immigration matters involving employer sanctions, immigrant visa
processing and non-immigrant visa processing, including consular
processing, H-1B professionals, intra-company transferees, NAFTA
professionals, outstanding researchers, business visitor visas and
Investor Treaty/Trader visas.  Ms. Astolfi has presented business immigration training seminars to corporate clients and technical recruiters.


Astolfi uses her experience in immigration law, including her knowledge
of administrative litigation, criminal convictions, family-based
immigration, asylum/refugee processing and naturalization, in pro bono
matters, as well.  She currently provides pro bono
immigration services to several organizations.  Ms. Astolfi has also
spoken on numerous immigration panels and has also written on various
immigration topics.


Astolfi is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
(AILA), where she has served as co-secretary of its Young Lawyers
Division and has served as a member of the planning committee for
several regional conferences.  She is currently a member
in the Philadelphia Chapter of AILA  and has served as its membership
chairperson and was a member of it's Department of Labor Liaison
Committee and Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee.


Astolfi received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in
1995, and a B.A. in International Studies from George Mason University
in 1989.  Ms. Astolfi is a member of the Virginia bar (she is not admitted in Pennsylvania).





Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Immigration: 100%
    19 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Douglas L. Kaune

    I have worked with Helena to assist mutual clients for the last 10 years. Helena's focus on the immigration practice allows her to assist her clients with great confidence and skill. I refer all of my clients in need of immigration assistance for themselves, their family or friends to Helena and each of them has reported favorable results. Based on my experience, she certainly has my endorsement.


    Douglas Kaune Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Helena Astolfi

290 Country Lane
Phoenixville, PA, 19460



VAAuthorized to practice law199503/11/2014

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociatePepper Hamilton1997 - 2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
George Mason UniversityInternational AffairsBachelors of Arts1989