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I am an attorney doing immigration law in Canada. Since I cannot appear in American courts, I have to get American representation for my clients. I was lucky enough to find Steven Riznyk in late 2009. I was very pleased with the way he and his firm operate. In 40 years, I have never seen anyone that was so assiduous and punctual. He returned all my calls promptly and usually within a few hours. He was always pleasant and courteous.
He is very knowledgeable and conscientious. All of the cases that I referred to him were handled successfully and at a very realistic price. I believe that he only bills for hours worked.
I have been privileged to do business with him and, as a token of my appreciation, I feel compelled to recommend him to all of you.
attorney in Quebec, Canada.
I was accused of a hit and run. The police towed my vehicle and wanted to impound it for a week which would have cost me over $2000.00. Mr. Riznyk negotiated with the police sergeant to have my car released the same day and to drop the charges. I was so relieved. He saved me from any criminal charges, having my car insurance increase and impound fees. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing an outstanding negotiator.
To whom It May Concern — from Daniela, a client for K-1 fiancé Visa.
I never felt alone along the process. Whenever Mike or I had any confusion it was promptly cleared up by the lawyer’s office, by either the lawyer Steven Riznyk himself or his very capable and friendly assistant, Emily Butler. Many thanks for sticking with us throughout the application process.
Since Mike and I were split away and — especially for the non-American — it was very easy to misunderstand some of the procedures; your office was professional, prompt and efficient in helping us all along the way and in minimizing several potential pitfalls.
Knowing we had a professionals taking care of this “situation” allowed us to have freedom for other things, where we were able to enjoy more our time-before-getting-married, beyond avoiding headaches and unpleasant international misinterpretations. Also, for the non-American, it takes time to “get educated” on the procedure, which I saved by getting step-by-step assistance by Steven.
The U.S. consulate where I went had a very formal way to convey that all the papers were well prepared (according to one U.S. consular officer there in Naples). For me, the visit to Naples was one of “high tension” and in particular, I was nervous prior to the interview process. As each of the papers were checked, one-by-one, the U.S. consular office was happy, which made me happy too, and very much relieved — and made me less stressed to face the following interview with the Vice Consul.
I am Italian, and I could speak in Italian with Steven Riznyk when I needed. He is fluent in the language, including, and in particular, the technical words relating to the Visa application process. Also, Steven is totally familiar with the Italian bureaucracy, such as some delay from my side in getting required papers from the Italian government offices. His skills were a great asset.
Thank you Steven and Emily.
I hired Stefano after my US visa renewal application got refused. It was a confusing situation and I was getting contradictory advices, including that there was no solution. But Stefano got the global picture right away after the first discussions and came up with a smart solution proposal. I followed him in absolute confidence as I realized how well he knows his matter. I was able to see him work "live" which even confirmed this perception. Things from then on went exactly how he had announced, including time-wise. Today my visa got renewed and I do this was the result of Stefano's perfect and in-depth knowledge of the matter, as well as his sincere caring for clients and his straight-forward approach. I will certainly use his services in the future.
Steven is much more than a business lawyer for me. He had solutions and referrals for everything I needed and then some. I came to him with a problem that 6 other lawyers didn't know how to get a handle on, and in about 4 minutes he got it.
I think the fact that he is both a lawyer and business consultant made all the difference in the world. I don't want to tell you what business I am in as it would give me away and we had quite a mess to clean up. Needless to say, it's over with now and I can go on doing what I do best...and staying away from law offices!!!!!