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Posted by Arshya, a Immigration client, Flag
We are very pleased with the advice and work performed by Siskind Susser, in particular the prompt and highly effective efforts of Karen Weinstock. As a couple of busy healthcare professionals, we really appreciate how knowledgeable and prompt Karen was with our case. Having someone who is clearly highly versed in these matters is extremely valuable when considering how important immigration matters may be to one’s career and family. Having received two green cards, and looking back at the quality of service, I highly recommend both Karen and Siskind Susser. I have already recommended her to several of my physician colleagues. Thank you Siskind Susser, and thank you Karen for your excellent work!
Posted by Nony, a Immigration client, Flag
With Karen Weinstock's experience with government immigration laws and procedures, you provided help in preparing my paperwork/petitions in an efficient manner such that there were no problems or delays in the process. While working with Karen, I felt confident as there was success story at each step of the process. The fee I paid was a good investment because the benefits of my living and working in the United States on a permanent basis outweighs the risk of the uncertainty of a non-immigrant status. I would advice someone in my situation to hire a specialist like SISKIND SUSSER, PC in order to save time in the immigration process, and avoid rejection of applications, or request for further evidence. My employment based green card was completed in about 1 year.
Posted by Susan, a Immigration client, Flag
Karen helped me because I wanted to file an appeal for my mom after her immigrant visa was denied. It felt great and reassured in a realistic way. She was very realistic of the situation, but at the same time she was trying. I felt like I was working with the right person. The money I paid was certainly a good investment. At the time, it was a high fee, but for what they were doing, I thought that if it was going to change the result, it was worth it! I would tell others in my situation do not give up! Sometimes, when it comes to immigration, I know a lot of people get denied for minor reasons. If you get a good lawyer, the outcome will be completely different. Sometimes you go to a lawyer that asks for everything up front, and if the case is denied, then you lost all of that money. But it wasn’t like that with Karen. Karen did a wonderful job! My mom is here now, and she’s really enjoying it.
Posted by James, a Immigration client, Flag
Siskind Susser was one of the most respected immigration law firms in the USA with multiple offices including a local office in Atlanta. I spoke to a few other lawyers in Atlanta but I found their credentials somewhat lacking. Many graduated from law schools I've never heard of and they were the only lawyer in the firm. Some lawyers also didn't project confidence about my case saying that it's a hard case. (I did call few well known lawyers outside Georgia but they were not confident about my case….) Karen's office had well credentialed lawyers, and when I spoke to Karen, she sounded very knowledgeable and talked about how she was going to tackle the case. She helped me get my green card through the EB2-NIW program. As a Ph.D. student, I didn't expect the NIW process to be so painless but it was. I also got married while my case was pending so she also handled my wife's case which was even more smooth. I felt confident that my case was in good hands. It was definitely a good investment. Now, I have the freedom to work anywhere and anytime. My wife can now pursue a legal career in USA, which was not possible as a non-resident. For any complex immigration issues, seek Karen at Siskind Susser. I've already referred one friend of mine.
Posted by Miguel, a Immigration client, Flag
Karen has made an outstanding job helping achieve our dreams. Her dedication surpasses all expectations, and her expertise is reflected with positive results.
Our case was described as very difficult the first time we attempted to hire our legal representation, the second opinion came from a high profiled immigration Lawyer whom recommended to no further seek Citizenship status due to the high risk of deportation.
This was devastating news to my family, without Citizenship there would be no hope of legalizing them, and life in the shadows, under constant fear would continue.
As a last resort and after many prayers, we visited Karen at her office, her staff treated us very warm and were attentive to our concern.
Karen immediately began working after reviewing the documents and confirming that there would be no problems or risk of deportation, she truly changed our lives forever.
I can not imagine the troublesome, sleepless nights if she had not helped us. I became a US Citizen four months after our first interview, and my wife became a permanent alien shortly after that.
Do not hesitate contacting Karen, she really is the best and will bring you the results you are so much hoping for.
Posted by Sejdefa and Damir, a Immigration client, Flag
In July of 2012 my husband’s name was selected in the GC lottery pool. Since we were already living in the US (my husband was on a student visa and I was on a work visa) we tried to file the necessary documentation on our own. After realizing that the process was very overwhelming and not finding clear answers online we decided to consult with an immigration attorney.
A friend recommended Karen to us and we decided to hire her after the first meeting, which took place in mid-August. She explained the process very clearly and we were grateful that she was able to take our case at the time. One thing was clear: we had to get all the necessary paperwork form our home country, fill out USCIS forms, complete biometric screening, interviews and be approved for the green card before the end of September. We tried not to keep our hopes too high because we had one and a half months left!
Karen worked very hard in getting all the paperwork ready and reaching out and following up with the USCIS on our behalf. She did more than we ever expected from an attorney and always had time to answer our questions (and there were a lot of them). Her dedication, knowledge and hard work were crucial in getting the green cards for us. On month after we hired her, she was able to get us the interviews at the USCIS, which was the final step in the process. This was unheard of!!
Today, my husband and I are both green card holders thanks to Karen! This was a life changing moment for us and it would have never happened had we not hired Karen!
Posted by Jummy, a Immigration client, Flag
Karen is an amazing attorney. She held my hands through out the process and made the process so easy. I had been told by many attorneys that my case was impossible but Karen gave me hope from the first day. She and Kristen communicated with me every step of the way. They also have a wonderful payment plan that made it easy for me to start the process. In less than six months, I became a legal permanent resident. I will be forever grateful!!!
Posted by Nurudeen, a Immigration client, Flag
On my first meeting with Siskind Susser, they demonstrated to me that they were professionals, aware of the diverse nature of cultures, and determined to help me resolve the problem with my 3 year old N-400 application with USCIS. Their experience and wit resulted in a timely-positive response from USCIS, on a case that I had already given up on. Leslie Diaz encouraged me not to give up! I am glad I took her advise. When I refer others to them, I always mention their professionalism. Good job
Posted by Carlos, a Immigration client, Flag
Karen Weinstock and Siskind Susser help me with my immigration adjustment in a quick and stress free process. They answered to my questions on a timely manner and always provided me with realistic time frames as far as the waiting times and the process overall.
My prior attorney cost me a lot of money and time without any results. Siskind Susser and Karen Weinstock were quick, efficient and upfront with everything.
Posted by Larisa, a Immigration client, Flag
Karen and her staff were efficient, did what they said they would do, told us what to expect and when to expect it and their work was superior. There key is their attention to detail without losing personal professionalism. The outcome of their work was they undid 3 years USCIS lies and ineptness. Once Karen and her team took control, suddenly USCIS knew they could no longer lose our documents and make threats and excuses. WE plan to continue using Karen and her staff because we know them, respect them , trust them and know they will get the job done and at a very good price
Posted by Saleh, a Immigration client, Flag
This law firm is extremely professional and will handle your case with the utmost importance. Whenever I needed to get in contact with them they always picked up my calls and responded to my emails almost immediately. They are very knowledgeable in their respective specialties.
Posted by AZIZ, a Immigration client, Flag
She is a good lawyer with lot of helpful knowledge.She replies to your questions quickly.She did a great job in my immigration filling process.
Her guidance have always helped me.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
I needed to stimulate USCIS’ progress on a naturalization application that had stalled somewhere within USCIS and where USCIS was being non-responsive. A quick consultation with Karen developed a strategy which included filing a writ of mandate. USCIS immediately become more responsive once the writ was served, and the naturalization was completed successfully within 60 days of serving the writ without any further legal action. Karen’s skill and experience made the process seem easy. Her strategy was certainly effective.
Posted by Rachel, a Immigration client, Flag
My husband and I had been working to get him back in the US for almost a year when he was denied his visa and we were told we would have to file a petition for a waiver. At this point we went in search for a lawyer and, luckily, found Ms. Karen Weinstock.
After speaking with Ms. Weinstock she gave us an alternative which was less expensive and less time-consuming. She was professional, prompt, extremely knowledgeable, and kept us updated every step of the way. I am happy to say my husband recently received his visa! I know it would not have gone this smoothly without Ms. Weinstock's invaluable help.
Posted by Emmanuel, Flag
She knows her job and she carries along her client through every process of their application. Her dedication,professionalism and expertise on immigration matters/issues can not be questionable.
She is always very calm, and polite when explaining her points to her client.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Atty. Karen Weinstock, her assistants and her firm, have made a great difference in our life as we struggled to become permanent residents of the United States. The kind of legal assistance that was accorded to my family and me, was humanely extraordinary that we can't help feeling fortunate, honored and proud.
Karen, with utmost professionalism, sincerity and patience, kept us informed, answered all our queries and guided us through all the legal procedures in a fast and timely manner. When an obstacle emerged along the way, Karen consoled us, then immediately proceeded to exhaust every lawful alternative course of action. All in all, the legal assistance that she provided us made us feel more hopeful and greater peace of mind.
Now, we are already permanent residents of this country that we love so much. This dream would probably have taken so long to materialize if we were not able to avail of karen's legal assistance. I hope and pray that more and more good and deserving people will avail the services of Siskind and Susser, particularly Atty. Karen Weinstock.
Posted by Marco, a Immigration client, Flag
Karen is more than simply an Immigration lawyer -- her sense of empathy and sympathy for a foreign client offers the one most important aspect of any potential immigrant's heart, 'Hope'.
Despite an obviously large work load, and the occasional matter falling-through-the-cracks, Karen is undoubtedly dedicated and committed to each of her cases; No-one is just another client.
I'd recommend her assistance, and take note of her guidence -- she has walked this path many times, someone to depend on.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
First she practices at one of the powerhouses in immigration law (Siskind Susser Bland). She is very honest, gentle to her client, and aggressive in the way she handles her cases. She leaves no room for error and is very through (that’s what you want in an immigration attorney). This lady knows her stuff, and has the support of other leading immigration attorneys in the country. She handled two of my cases for me.
J1 waiver (when I was subject to a 2 year home country residence requirement). The difficulty of this speaks for itself, and the case was approved without any problems.
AC21, with my I140 pending, for those in this type of trouble, please hire this lady, she is worth every penny.
I highly recommend this lawyer and her law firm, they are honest, through, and ultimately want to help you.
Posted by Gilbert, a Immigration client, Flag
Atty. Karen Weinstock is a an excellent immigration lawyer. After just a few minutes with her, you know right away that you are in good hands. She is very direct, an intellectual and a compassionate person. She is very efficient and effective. She keeps her client informed at all times on the status of the case she handles .The best immigration lawyer we ever have.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag