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I was first referred to Ian (Florian) by a friend of mine when I was in search of assistance in acquiring my US citizenship. I had a Felony record and was afraid of it affecting my request. I had emailed him and asked plenty of questions referring to my case, and he was nice enough to answer them even though there was no guarantee of me hiring him to help me on my case. After I got tired of hearing advices from other people and had enough money and felt confidence of Ian's knowledge and what he can do for me I went ahead and hired him to help me on my case. We filed a form so that way I can fall under my fathers citizenship and also filed for my US passport. Fortunately everything worked out and I was able to get my citizenship even though I was over the age of 18. And after that I went ahead and went straight to Ian for when I needed help petitioning my wife with a fiancé visa, and had also referred his service for both of my sisters and also my brother in-law who also had many obstacles in order to get his citizenship due to criminal records. And all Four cases were successful and all three are now US citizens and my wife is now in the US awaiting for her permanent resident card which will be arriving in 30 days. This will not be the last of me asking for Ian's services for my wife and I will need his assistance in trying to petition her mother to come to the US when she becomes eligible. Ian was first a personal lawyer to me but eventually became our family lawyer who we go straight too when we have any questions about immigration.
Ian is an outstanding attorney. He patiently walked me through each step of the process to get my citizenship. For my interview as i was extremely nervous because of my English, but he was by my side to help me stay calm. I don't think I could have done it with out his help.
Few years ago, I was first denied the U.S. Citizenship for not meeting the Good Moral Character. From that experience, I came to a conclusion that, if I want to re-apply in the future, I need to seek legal advises. I met Attorney Florian back in March 2011 and asked him if he was OK to take my case and help me re-apply for the Naturalization. He agreed and began the process of creating my file. In June 2011, my N400 was submitted to the USCIS and few days later I received the Notice of Receipt. When I was scheduled for the intervview in this month (Nov 2011), I was not sure if my application was going to be approved. He was very optimistic that I was going to be approved. I guess he spoke based on the experience. I was approved and took the oath on the same day. I am now a U.S. Citizen. I would definitively recommend him to anyone who is doubful about his/her case. He is very sharp & bright Attorney who does fully understand the immigration law.