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Laraine E Schwartz

Immigration Attorney at West New York, NJ

5.0   17 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 43 years
    New Jersey - NJ 40 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1983
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Laraine

Learn Laraine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration

  2. Real estate
    residential, commercial, businesses, buy and sell, leases, variances

  3. Family

I have been practicing law for over 30 years.  Along the way I have developed paintings are displayed on my office walls, and I play the bass guitar.  I enjoy hiking, biking and golfing and Acadia National Park and keep these fun things alive and well so they nourish my ability to continue to serve my clients with a refreshed and positive outlook

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Lynne M. Winograd & Laraine E. Schwartz
440 60th Street
Suite 206
West New York, NJ, 07093

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Posted by Wenying | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
Laraine helped me close my condo. She is awesome! Super responsive and caring. Situations came up during the closing process and she handled it quickly. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Posted by Onur | December 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney, great attitude
Laraine has excellent attitude to solve the problems, glad that I met her. Onur
Posted by Michael | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Outcome
Laraine Schwartz is a responsible, intelligent, quick acting and knowledgeable lawyer. Our case was completely out of the ordinary, yet, she navigated us through the many up's and down's pertaining to the complexity of immigration law. Needless to say, our case has been resolved to our best and highest interest, and we are finally able to move forth with our lives.
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Posted by G | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A pleasure to work with on my business purchase...
I hired Laraine to work with me on purchasing a business. Laraine was incredibly supportive and responsive to my phone calls and emails. The guidance she provided me was always clear and concise. I never felt lost in "legalese" and the process was conducted in an efficient and timely manner. I plan on working with Laraine on my other endeavors as this is my first experience with an attorney who is caring, not only as a professional, but as a person.
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Posted by Momar | August 13, 2015
Smooth and fast
I would absolutely recommend Laraine to anyone for her professionalism and honesty in her representation. She was always available to answer all my questions and concerns.
Posted by Santiago Cohen | August 11, 2015
Laraine E Schwartz great Jersey lawyer
Laraine Schwartz helped us almost two years ago for all the legal process for the sale of our home in Hoboken and the buy of our new home in Jersey City, and thanx to her and her team everything worked out really smooth and easy. We highly recommend her for any legal work needed.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
Experience with Real Estate Process
I have never met a kinder, more respectful, efficient, organized and astute attorney in my time. She provided ongoing information through this very stressful process of purchasing a home, returned calls/responded to emails promptly, and was always "10 steps ahead," of us, helping us to keep informed through all steps of the process and feel better. I would highly recommend Laraine to anyone with confidence and know that you'll be in the very best of hands.
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Posted by Louis | August 7, 2015
Great work on a real estate closing
I worked with Laraine on a real estate closing and it was a great experience. It was all very seamless, and she was always available to answer questions. She was also really helpful when we were drawing up lease for a rental place. She walked us through not just the lease, but a lot of rental issues and laws I'd need to be aware of.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
Excellent Services
We consulted with and hired Laraine for immigration services and are very happy that we did. She is caring, responsive and professional. Any questions we have she responded to in a timely fashion, sometimes in the evenings and weekends. Her assistant is excellent too. We had a relatively short timeline and she was able to get the filings completed within the timeline. We are very happy with her services.
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Posted by Linda & Frank | August 7, 2015
Best in the area
Could not have had a better transaction. All calls were immediately answered and follow up was impeccable. Very personable, responsive, knowledgeable and thorough. Highly recommend this law firm!
Posted by Cenk | July 31, 2015
Immigration and Real Estate Attorney
We hired Laraine for our immigration and real estate cases and she was very professional, friendly, approachable, fair and knowledgeable. Very pleased.
Posted by Sue | July 30, 2015
Real estate transaction
I have known and had legal advice from Laraine Schwartz for over five years and this is the second real estate transaction that she has handled for me. I would highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Paul | July 30, 2015
Real estate attorney
Mrs Scwartz helped me with my purchase of a residential condo and a commercial condo. I found her approachable, friendly, professional, honest, knowledgeable, and fair. Her advice was sound and she doesnt nickel and dime you. Five stars
Posted by Larry | July 30, 2015
Top Notch Professional
We used Laraine's legal services for our immigration/citizenship procedure. She was a real pro and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were able to contact her day or night with questions or concerns and the entire process went smoothly and seamlessly. If you need an attorney that will treat you like family, I highly recommend Laraine.
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Posted by Reyn & Cel | July 30, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer!
Atty. Schwartz is very professional. She was very detailed and was with us to assist till interview day. She even drove us to the location of the interview just to make sure we're on time. Her office assistants are very helpful too and would respond to e-mails in a timely matter. Me and my wife highly recommend her!
Posted by John | July 29, 2015
Immigration Services
Loraine was excellent assisting us getting The appropriate treatment during our immigration interview as a same sex couple. She gave us the confidence we needed by having all our documents in line and up to date. She was very personal and professional. Not even a winter storm stopped her from making it to our appointment. I would highly recommend Loraine Schwartz for your legal services.
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Posted by Ellie | December 30, 2009
Excellent Dedicated Attorney
I always use Laraine for my Real Estate Transactions. I would highly recommend Laraine as someone who gets it done, it's in your court and keeps you informed
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Winograd and Schwartz,P.C.
  • 1983 - Present


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • O-1 Visa
  • satisfied client, green card obtained


  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Rights Section
  • Co-chair 2003, Trustee 2015
  • 2003 - Present
  • Gotham City Networking
  • Group Coordinator of LGBTQ Group
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 4.8 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Laraine
Real estate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A top-notch immigration attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She knows what she is doing."

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West New York Immigration Lawyer Laraine E Schwartz
Laraine E Schwartz
Immigration Attorney
West New York, NJ
Licensed for 43 years