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About me

I've been practicing Immigration Law for 45 years.  I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  My hobbies include reading and anything outdoors.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jason Y Gans

    Joe thinks out of box, fiercely represents his clients using his vast knowledge of Immigration law and his many years of distinguished experience.


    Jason Gans Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Clayman, Tapper & Baram, LLC

Three Regency Drive
Bloomfield, CT, 06002


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Listed in "Super Lawyers"NY Magazine2016
Best LawyersConnecticut Magazine2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2015
Best LawyersNew York Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in Tri-State AreaNew York Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc2003
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc1999
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc1998
Man of the Year--West Indian Community of HartfordNew Testament Church of God1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBaram Tapper and Gans1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Connecticut ChapterFounding Member1974 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationCommittee on Immigration Law2008 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Connecticut ChapterPresident1975 - 1976
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of A.D. (name is confidential)Reversed and remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bloomfield Connecticut JournalGood Time to Hire Foreign Workers2009
Hartford Business JournalTime to Get Serious on Immigration Reform2008
Connecticut Law TribuneA Down Payment Toward a Green Card2008
Hartford CourantThe Decision to Return Elian Gonzales to Cuba2000
American Immigration and Nationality Association (AILA), Immigration and Nationality Law HandbookConversion of L-1A to Green Cards for Aliens from Emerging Nations1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
Franklin and Marshall CollegeSociology and AnthropologyAB1963
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Connecticut Probate Judge AssemblyInternational Adoptions2009
Conference on GeographyImmigration and Latin Americans-Legal Considerations2008
Annual Meeting of Human Resource Association of Central ConnecticutOverview of Employment Based Immigration2008
Annual ConferenceGreen Cards for Citizens from Emerging Nations1991
American immigration Lawyers Association, Connecticut ChapterVarious CLE topics on Immigration LawN/A