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Posted by Edouard, Flag
Back in May 2012, being under a O1-B visa (extraordinary abilities), my wife and I felt the time for us to apply for the permanent residency. Because we all need a lawyer in these matters, we wanted one nearby our home who had a hard office with a secretary, speaking French (our native language) and know by public institutions. We chose Giacomo because he met all our requirements.
With his help, we applied for a self-petition EB-1 Green Card which is available for aliens with an extraordinary ability. Theses cases are super complex since it's hard to prove any extraordinary ability, knowing that this can be very subjective!
Our job consisted of collecting all the evidences to meet 5 out of the 10 listed criteria to prove extraordinary ability in my field (metal shaping). We're talking about awards, prizes with their rules and regulations, photos, magazine articles, translations and tons of other papers with not the least, 15 letters of support!
Giacomo over looked and reviewed every single evidence, document and letter and then put it all together with an impressive attorney letter on top. The case was HUGE!!
For my wife and I, it was a tremendous amount of energy, time, work as well as money. And after 1.5 years we received our Green Cards in the mail. The extraordinary ability was proved! So, positive over all for us.
Posted by gregory, Flag
I hire Mr Behar a month ago to get my Green Card after a wedding. He made everything so easy for me!
The big plus, he is speaking 8 languages.
If you have any immigration problem this is the best!
Posted by umdtao, Flag
Attorney Behar gives me very quick response, and useful. His further help will be very important to solve my problem
Posted by a client, Flag
I met Mr Behar in July of this year (2013) in order to obtain some general advice on visa options from the UK. Mr Behar was very friendly and explained my options extremely well. I am still in the process of exploring my options but I am very much looking forward to working with Mr Behar in the near future.
Posted by Cheryl, Flag
Giacomo is hands down the best attorney I have dealt with. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to immigration law. He goes over and beyond to help you, and makes you feel at ease. He is like an angel sent from God!! If you are looking for an attorney that you can trust look no further, hire Giacomo he is simply the best!! Thank you so much for everything. I will be forever grateful to you.
Posted by Da Ro, a Immigration client, Flag
Last week the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland approved my E-2 Investor Visa application package Mr. Behar prepared for me in less than 10 minutes!! The application was so thoroughly & meticulously prepared by Mr. Behar that the consul hardly asked me any questions! This is the second time since 2006 that I use Mr. Behar’s services to apply for an E-2 visa. I now applied on a new Business I recently bought into. Mr. Behar also assisted me with the Buy & Sell Agreement concerning the new Business I purchased and… much, much more! The fact that he speaks flawless German and each time was ready to accompany me to the visa interview also meant a lot to me.
Posted by Victor and Dolores, a Immigration client, Flag
We got engaged and instantly went to see Mr. Behar for consulting about our immigration options. He help us define the best choice in our conditions and everything resulted as he predicted. We are very grateful for the great advise and always kind support. In less than 3 months we got the green card, We recommend to work with someone as trustworthy as him! We thank him for all the great job!
Posted by Paolo, Flag
Mr Giacomo Behar was able to have my E-1 Treaty Trader
Visa granted at the US embassy in Rome, after when it was first denied when
a previous immigration attorney I hired in San Francisco filed an E-1 for
me. He completely revamped my visa
application, corrected all the errors of the previous attorney. re-filed
and got the E-1 visa approved in a record time. An Excellent Job !!
Posted by Elizabeth, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr. Behar is one of very best immigration lawyers in U.S.!
Before we were lucky enough to be referred to Mr. Behar, our old lawyer with a great website lured us w/"free" consult. USCIS was about to deny the case. No longer trusted him. Other lawyers told us "hopeless". 2 lawyers suggested I marry a US citizen! Mr. Behar was the only one who gave us hope. For many weeks he patiently worked on salvaging my case. With patience and dedication he collaborated w/me & employer. A brilliant jurist. His limitless creativity & humanity literally resuscitated my case. Mr. Behar always answered many questions we had. Was always there for us. He answered phone nights, even weekends! He received us in the office each time we asked, even on a Sunday. Mr. Behar spoke perfect French to me and perfect Spanish to my employer. I am eternally grateful!
Posted by etien_m, a Immigration client, Flag
Lot of money for a very poor job with a lot of mistakes It is not sufficient
to all websites and present themselves as specialist, the results
do not lie. I am very diploma, my visa has been refused because of bad work.
Posted by M. Ali, a Immigration client, Flag
i have been asking about my best options for over 5 months and finally got a cross Mr Behar answers to my question ..
other than being very helpful and welling to answer all m y question .. his answer were very straight fwd to the point.
i wish he was in the NY area
thanks a lot
Posted by elisa, a Immigration client, Flag
I know Mr.Behar since more than 10 years, he took care of all of my family members immigration status from the beginning to the citizenship ands he recently took care of my husband too.
Every step we took was perfectly explained, from the initial consultation to the preparation of the application, to the interviews. All the process went perfectly well, with no surprise, which is the best that can be expected when you file immigration requests and even when we need it he positively solve the situation. He speaks several languages and that was really helpful for us. I referred to him a lot of friends and family with different immigration cases and every time he never disappointed us demonstrating his knowledge of the law. He always found for everyone of us the best solution.
His staff is very kind, always available for every question or doubts you can have. They helped us putting all the documents together making sure everything was correct.
He’s always available, every time we asked for an appointment he was able to accommodate us.
Posted by a client, Flag
He just helped me online for my immigration related issue . But answer was so satisfying aand to the point that it solved my query and i went for the interview with confidence and i was granted the visa too !!
Posted by Imen, a Immigration client, Flag
I haven't met Mr. Behar in person but he was the one and only attorney that guided me till I finished all my immigration paper work. I signed up here on Avvo.com and asked for help, I was truly desperate. Thankfully, Mr. Behar saw my question and was there for me by giving the best answer and the greatest guidance! I can honestly say that me and my husband couldn't have done it without his help. I highly recommend him as a great experienced attorney.
Posted by FG, Flag
I found this great immigration lawyer on this site and reading his reviews I couldn't help contacting him directly with my immigration situation. Mr Behar responded to both my email and my call without losing any time. It clearly shows that he cares and relates to us and our need for legal (and usually urgent) advice and response. He takes his time to understand the case clearly, he asks questions and unlike many other lawyers do he does not rush the conversation. You can easily understand how knowledgeable and competent he is when he clearly explains the reasons and the results of every little detail without hesitation. At my first consultation I was also pleasantly surprised with his fluency in my native language - Turkish - which is usually a major issue for any client who seeks legal help with his/her immigration situation. He speaks seven languages! My family had to work with an incompetent lawyer as they were concerned about the communication gap due to language barriers, which caused a great delay in their simple immigration process. I am happy I have gotten to know Mr. Behar and I would definitely recommend him to all of my friends who need legal help and advice about immigration.
Posted by Claude, a Immigration client, Flag
Giacomo Behar systematically succeeds to transform what could be a very stressful undertaking into a pleasant and sometimes fun experience. He has been involved with the US naturalization of several of my friends, in addition to mine and more recently, with my wife’s green card. In every case, from the initial consultation to the preparation of the application, to the interviews, the process went smoothly, with no surprise, which is the best that can be expected in such undertakings. His knowledge of the law, his creativity, and his professionalism are the highest, and his wit and humor, practiced in at least 7 languages give his clients a great sense of hope and confidence.
Posted by Esra, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr. Behar helped us with my green card and my husband's citizenship process. Without him, I don't think I would have the results and the peace of mind throughout the overwhelming and intimidating process! His knowledge, network, and experience, AND tireless work ethic is one of a kind.
After my first meeting with him, I knew I was in good hands and to this date, am grateful to the day we found him. Highly recommended.
Posted by ppmcgowan, Flag
Thank you Mr Behar. After a very difficult day dealing with people who ACT as though they know what they are talking about, it was such a relief to get answers from someone who actually knows the law. I am very grateful to you for taking the time to respond to my questions
Posted by Jorge, a Immigration client, Flag
Behar is the first lawyer I encountered and due to the circumstances of my case, he was able to successfully fight for my legal status. He also informed my wife and I about our case consistently. Keeps us updated and explains the things we do not understand! Awesome lawyer and he knows more than seven languages.
Posted by INCI, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr. Behar is a unique immigration lawyer in many respects: he is the only lawyer that we know of in California, in the U.S., who has a complete command over seven (7) different languages! Unlike most other lawyers, Giacomo will personally take & respond to your call nights and weekends. That sets him apart from all other lawyers I’ve known. After having successfully used Mr. Behar’s immigration services for myself and various members of my family, over the years I have referred many, many complex, hard to solve employment, family & immigration court cases to him. He has never disappointed us. In each one of those cases he used his formidable legal expertise, immense creativity and unlimited energy to solve and obtain a positive result for each case. Giacomo was always there for us when needed and personally answered everyone’s phone calls nights, weekends, and even on the 4th of July! Mr. Behar’s wife Tatyana, also an excellent immigration lawyer, works with him in the same office. The office staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating.
One of Mr. Behar’s specialties is resuscitating (and winning) cases ruined and lost by other lawyers.
I would highly recommend Mr. Behar to anyone needing immigration help, for anything from a seemingly simple marriage case to a complex work related visa case. Attorney Behar delivers!
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
I have used Giacomo for 4 different people, all with great success. Giacomo does what you want from an attorney - get the job done.
As a business owner, some people look for "deals" I tell them you get what you pay for... If your situation is critical and you want to ensure success, I recommend you go with a firm that specializes in what you need, results!
Having spent lots of $$$ on different attorneys for different situations, I can honestly recommend Giacomo for any personal or business immigration needs. He is the only attorney I have used that is shooting 100% success for each case I have brought to him.
Not only does he get it done correctly the first time, but his staff will follow up and ensure you get all the documents together and review it several times. His thoroughness and professionalism are greatly appreciated.
One other important note, is that should you need multi lingual support, Giacomo himself speaks 6-7 languages! That type of attorney is few and far between. From multiple european languages to spanish, his office will speak your native tongue, if they don't, they will get someone too make it happen. They want you to feel at ease with the information needed to make your case a success.
I have never met a single attorney with more depth and knowledge in his field. Giacomo's creativity in getting the job done is second to none. You can call day or night, he will get back to you, even on holidays! Yes he understands the importance of customer service and knows that people calling him need help.
You will feel very comfortable using Giacomo for any immigration situation. I believe he is one of the best in his field of immigration.
Posted by Sandrine, a Immigration client, Flag
About ten years ago my employer recommended that we work with Mr. Behar for my work visa as he had worked with him in the past for another work visa and some other legal matter and he was very satisfied. Another advantage is that Mr. Behar speaks French fluently. Since then Mr. Behar has been my attorney and I was able to obtain all my work visas and green card without any issues.
Behar International Counsel has always been great at explaining every step of the various procedures (for work visas and green card) and answering any concerns.
I would highly recommend Behar International Counsel for all your legal immigration needs.
Posted by Elizabeth, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr. Behar is one of very best immigration lawyers in US!
An incompetent lawyer with a great website lured us w/"free" consult. USCIS was about to deny the case. No longer trusted him. Other lawyers told us "hopeless". 2 lawyers suggested I marry a US citizen! Mr. Behar was only 1 who gave us hope. For many weeks he patiently worked on salvaging my case. He patiently collaborated w/me & employer. A brilliant jurist. His limitless creativity & humanity literally resuscitated my case. Mr. Behar always answered many questions we had. Was always there for us. He answered phone nights, even weekends! He received us in office ea. time we asked. Mr. Behar spoke perfect French to me and perfect Spanish to my employer. I am eternally grateful!
Posted by Peter, a Immigration client, Flag
I've been a client of Mr. Behar since 2010, and I can say that I can't recommend a better lawer. He helped me with my immigration application and accompanied me to the interview, which made it super easy for me, I felt fully prepared. Mr.Behar was tremendously experienced in this field and knew all officer's questions ahead of time, I could see that he's done it million times. Thank you again for your help, highly recommended!