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Harry Asatrian

Immigration Attorney at Paramus, NJ

5.0   73 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 18 years
    New Jersey - NJ 21 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Harry

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  1. Immigration
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    Strasser Asatrian LLC was founded by Harry Asatrian. We handle all immigration matters including all work related visas, family-based immigrant visas and deportation and removal defense. We have a strong track record in defending foreign nationals.

    22 years

PEER-SELECTED AS A TOP IMMIGRATION LAWYER IN NEW JERSEY

As an immigrant myself, I can relate to my clients on a different level because I have gone through the process with my family.  As a child, I saw how difficult it was for my parents to raise three small children in a foreign country.  My father's disappointment with attorneys who could not deliver on their promises is a salient memory for me as a child.  I remember translating the lawyer's bad news to my father, which made me so sad.  As a child, it was this experience that made me want to become an attorney (in my mind a superhero) so I can help my father.  

 

Today, I see my father in all my clients, which gives me the power and persistence to obtain the proper result.  Although I wasn't able to help my father as a child, I get so much satisfaction in getting results for my clients even if it means taking the government to federal court to get it done.  

I also owe immense gratitude to my wife, Deanna, who was the only person that believed in my dream of becoming an attorney.  I decided to go to law school after I was married and had two small children. With my wife's love and inspiration, I was able to achieve my dream.  I'm blessed and thankful to have her in my life.

 

 - I dedicate my practice in immigration law to the memory of my father - Barkev Asatrian.    

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2019,2017,2016,2015,2013
Client's Choice
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Top Contributor 2014,2013
Top Contributor
2014 2013

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Location

Strasser Asatrian, LLC
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Fifth Floor, North Tower, Ste. 560
Paramus, NJ, 07652

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
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Posted by Allen | October 22, 2013
Outstanding Service
I met Mr Asatrian a few years ago. My husband and I were going through the immigration process. We had a situation that we thought was impossible to fix. We tried other lawyers who did not have a clue and were only for the money. Harry Asatrian was very knowledgeable about the process and had our best interest at heart. He focused very closely on what we were trying to accomplish and always kept us informed. I admire his honesty and dedication throughout the entire process. His hard work earned our trust. Mr Asatrian is a huge part of my happiness today, My husband would not have been here if we didnt have him as our attorney. He did an amazing job and I am very happy to be his client.
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Posted by Sergio | October 21, 2013
Better than the Best
I have hired 3 immigration lawyers before Mr. Asatrian. He was the only person to get me my paperwork. Not only is he an expert in current immigration law, but he is well versed in changes that have occurred in the last years. I have always found his rates to be fair and reasonable. My case was a difficult one, and he found several ways to find a satisfactory resolution. I recommend him to everyone. Extremely hard working and dedicated immigration attorney.
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Posted by Menny k | December 1, 2023
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Best immigration lawyer
I hired Harry years ago when I had issues getting my green card and I had to go though judge. Harry was super professional, knowledgeable and explained every step in the process. Everything went smoothly and I received my green card. And last month I finally received my citizenship again with the service of Harry that did amazing work preparing the case and myself to the interview and test. I highly recommend Harry to everyone that filing for any immigration status. After years of going through lots of bad lawyers he is the only one who can and did the job in the best. Thank you again Harry for all your great work! You’re absolutely the best.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2023
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Excellent Legal Services
I have great experience working with Harry Asatrian throughout naturalisation process. He provided clear guidance on the process itself, potential hiccups and things to be aware of. Thanks to his help I was able to prepare myself for the interview so that there would be no questions about my qualifications.
Response from Harry Asatrian August 8, 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience with our services. I am very happy for you and pleased with the outcome, especially for getting your U.S. citizenship within months. I'm also thankful for the good people at the USCIS, who made this process super smooth for you.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2023
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Wealth of Knowledge
Mr. Asatrian had worked with us for years to get our immigration case moving forward and have our family legalized. Our documents for the hearing were collected meticulously and both my husband and me had been thoroughly prepared. Mr. Asatrian kept the communication open throughout this long process. His team informed us periodically as our case progressed. Whenever we had a question or concern, Mr. Asatrian returned our calls in a timely fashion and provided legal advice to the best of his knowledge. My family cannot be grateful enough to Mr. Asatrian for having us legalized and making our dream come true. With his extensive knowledge and expertise in the immigration field, he definitely gets the job done. Thank you, Harry!
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Response from Harry Asatrian April 20, 2023
Thank you for the kind words. I am very pleased with the result. I wish you and your lovely family all the best.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2023
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Excellent Immigration Attorney
I had received great references to seek out help for immigration services thru Harry Asatrian. My mother was going through the immigration process and her case was very difficult. But from the beginning Harry was very honest and explained everything clearly. He informed us of the process and then explained the scenarios in which either she would be approved or denied for her green card and what we would do for either decision. Due to COVID our process was delayed but Harry continued to guide us to it thru all. Harry achieved the impossible with my mother’s case. It was a complicated case but Harry did his best and now we are extremely thankful that my mother has been granted her stay here in the U.S.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2023
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Excellent Immigration Lawyer
We hired Harry Asatrian based on the recommendation of a colleague and were extremely satisfied with his services. He is highly knowledgeable, kind, composed and responsive. Harry guided us expertly through the entire naturalization process. Harry prepared us well for the interviews. During those, Harry worked with the Immigration Officer and resolved on the spot an unexpected matter that would have delayed the approval of one of our applications. As a result of his outstanding work, we both became US citizens the same day. We highly recommend Harry Asatrian!
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Posted by Alicia | January 27, 2023
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Best Immigration Attorney!
We originally went with two other attorneys. That was a big mistake. Both not only stole our money, but also created a huge mess with immigration. Last summer we consulted with Mr. Asatrian. We immediately switched to him because he was so informative and helpful right from the beginning. He helped us file several motion and complete several applications, leaving no stone unturned. My husband finally obtained his permanent residence, and we are super grateful. Mr Asatrian kept us informed of every step a responded timely to every call and email. He really went out of his way and fought for us. We would definitely recommend him, hands down.
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Posted by Oto | October 28, 2022
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I-485 Denial Withdrawn and Approved
Harry Asatrian was hired to file an I-290B motion to reopen or reconsider of a I-485 petition that was denied on April 8, 2021. The I-485 was filed in October 2021 by a previous attorney who represented my entire family, which were L-2 dependents under my father's L-1 employment based visa. I initially came into the US under F-1 visa but was changed to L-2 visa by the previous attorney in September 2017. Unfortunately, in March 2019 I turned 21 and was no longer a beneficiary under my father's I-485. This caused me to 'age-out' and lose status. Although, I was accepted for another program in school and filed an I-539 in July 2019. I was denied for I-539 change of status from L-2 back to F-1 in October 2019, which would have kept me in status. In February 2020, me and my family were approved EAD combo cards, which would expire in February 2021. In June 2020, I receive an RFE for my I-485 petition to submit proof that I maintained status. In January 2021 my family got their green card, while I awaited response on my petition. In April 2021, I received a DENIAL notice for my I-485, which stated I had 33 days to file an I-290B and revoked all employment and travel benefits I had. This is when my family and I sought new legal counsel and found Harry. In ONE phone call, Harry was able to establish were it had all gone wrong for me, explaining that the previous attorney who filed my I-485 didn't need to take me off an F-1 visa to pursue a green card under my father. And also, the attorney had to 2 years to rectify my status to another non-immigrant status before I aged out. Most importantly, Harry highlighted that when the previous attorney/ law firm replied to the RFE they failed to mention that my aging out of status was due to their inaction and ineffective counsel, which was out of my control. After Harry painted all of this beautifully to me and my parents, we retained him and after a month he filed the I-290B to have USCIS reopen my I-485. Due to the fact that the motion to reopen was based on an ineffective counsel claim, a signed affidavit from me and a response from previous attorney was included as a requirement of the Lozoda. During the processing time for the I-290B Harry did very well to explain and answer any question around the motion to reopen process. As of July 2022, I had received no response on the I-290B petition and was beginning to get very worried because if the case were denied I would have accumulated enough back-dated unlawful presence to be barred for 10 years from entering the US. I reached out to Harry expressing my concerns also adding that I had an employer interested in hiring me but needed me to have the authorization to work. At which point Harry pointed out that I could file a 'Mandamus' which essentially forces USCIS to make a decision on my case. However, he also explained that it doesn't guarantee an approval just a decision. This got me and my family even more worried because it meant we had to either keep waiting to possibly receive bad news or take the risk and possibly get great news but with a denial still on the table. After much thought I decided that the Mandamus was the way to go and Harry directed me to another attorney who helped file the Manadamus on September 1, 2022. After 20 days, my case was REOPENED and after another 30 days my case was APPROVED and my green card was mailed! I truly believe Harry is a genius because the I-290B that he prepared turned an impossible case and potentially devastating situation into an absolute victory that will never be forgotten by me or my family. I'm very thankful to God for Harry's legal assistance! I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal immigration assistance.
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Response from Harry Asatrian October 29, 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience in such detail. We are extremely pleased of the outcome and are grateful to have compassionate adjudicators at local USCIS in NJ, who recognized and ultimately agreed with our novel argument; and did the right thing in your matter. If we are to stay true to our pledge in welcoming immigrants to this great country we call America, we must always do what is just. God Bless you and your family!
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Posted by Reldi | October 15, 2022
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Great lawyer!!
Harry is a great lawyer. Very helpful and has amazing knowledge about any immigration procedures. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Ana | August 3, 2022
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The Best Immigration lawyer. No one can be like him.
After firing my previous lawyer, who was not efficient and careless, I hired Harry after searching and seeing many lawyers. The only thing that I regret that I didn’t hired him in the first place. I had very very hard, complicated case. He did everything showing his professionalism, knowledgeable to find the right way to resolve my immigration issues intelligently. I’m very grateful for his job and i know that he will do his best to resolve any immigration issue for anyone who hires him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2022
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THE BEST IMMIGRATION LAWYER
We were referred to Harry through a friend and we hired him for our EB1A Green card application. Harry and Amesha did an excellent job presenting our case and putting together all my paperwork. They are very meticulous with the paper work, and it took us about an year to get the package ready and we got our case approved within two weeks without an RFE. Throughout the process, Harry and Amesha were very patient and answered all our questions. I can’t thank them enough for everything, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an immigration attorney that’s not only very knowledgeable about immigration law, but also approachable, patient, and compassionate about helping people get through the immigration grind. Thank you, Harry and Amesha!
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2021
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Highly Recommend
We met with Harry and knew right away we wanted to work with him. He is honest, organized and very knowledgeable. Harry and Jhoseline always answered the many questions we had and truly made a complicated process proceed seamlessly. From working with them in terms of a K-1 visa and then again for a Green Card, it was extremely helpful knowing we could always rely on them throughout the process. Harry truly cares about his clients and I would highly recommend him and his firm.
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Response from Harry Asatrian May 4, 2021
Thank you for your feedback and kind words. It was truly an honor and pleasure working with you guys. All the best!
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
Harry is an excellent and trustworthy lawyer. I hired him for myself and my wife's immigration and citizenship application which went smoothly without any issues. Harry is a very committed and profesional immigration lawyer which I strongly recommend.
Response from Harry Asatrian April 19, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to provide your feedback and strong recommendation for our immigration services. It is truly my pleasure to help people around the world to become legal citizens of this great country. I strongly believe that it is the multi-cultural experience and diversity that makes this country the best in the world. And, I am blessed to play a very small part in this magnificent experiment, we call the United States of America.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2021
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Fantastic, thorough and astute legal service
I got Harry's name from a friend and I'm glad I did. He is comprehensive, astute and compassionate - all qualities that were needed during the many twists and turns that immigration law's recently taken. During our consults he'd patiently listen and provide clear analysis, and as a result I felt confident moving forward in my decisions. I've successfully attained my green card and Harry's been an integral part of that process. I'm very grateful for his help and know that if you hire him, you will be too.
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Response from Harry Asatrian April 15, 2021
Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to provide feedback. It was a pleasure working with you and guiding you through the US immigration process. Thanks again!
Posted by Yolanda Narvaez | March 22, 2021
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Excelente
Harry asatrian es un abogado muy honesto, y no se aprovecha de las personas, le dice onestamente si tiene un caso que ganar o no, me dio mi residencia y aun sigo un caso con el y me siento muy contenta de su excelente trabajo, e recomendado a muchas personas y seguiré recomendando porque es un abogado 100% confiable .
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
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EB1 Green Card Application
I hired Harry based on a recommendation from a co-worker who successfully got his Green Card thanks to Harry. I wasn't sure if I would be successful with the process but I decided to move forward with it after my introductory call with Harry. Harry and Amesha worked diligently to get all the documentation together for the submission. It took about 6 months to get the application package submitted to USCIS. Since we did premium processing, we were able to get an approval from USCIS in 2 weeks. I want to thank Amesha and Harry for helping me with the EB1 Green Card Application process.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2021
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Harry and team deliver results!
We were referred to Harry and team through friends of ours, and worked with them for a period of over one year for our EB-1 green card application. They have many successful cases under their belt and were able to guide and represent our case despite receiving an RFE initially. The one downside I would like to point out is the speed of communication. I understand that they have many cases they are working on, and that does lead to the team not being as responsive as our expectations. That said - they do deliver results and we would recommend them to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer that delivers results.
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Response from Harry Asatrian January 4, 2021
First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. This is so important for us to continue to provide excellent legal services to all of our clients. Of course, I'm very pleased with the outcome of this matter especially during unprecedented times in our country. Being in New Jersey was even that much more difficult this past year, as you may know, and the challenge of remote working made things hard. But we have adjusted to same like everyone else and will continue to strive for excellence for our clients to deliver exceptional results. Thank you again for your patience and trust in our ability to deliver the best possible result for you and your family.
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Posted by NV | November 30, 2020
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GoTo Lawyer for Immigration Needs
Immigration can be a tricky proposition especially with changing laws . In such challenging conditions a trustworthy knowledgable and competent firm is hard choice, but with Harry this is never the case. He is great lawyer who is competent and knowledgable when it comes to immigration needs.If you need your cases to be approved without RFE, I would go to him any time and be rest assured.His professionalism in handling complex immigration cases such as Eb1 is second to none. I recommend Harry highly for any immigration needs.
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Posted by ak | June 23, 2020
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Honest, Accurate and the Best!
It was an awesome experience working with Harry for our green card application. I started my application with this law firm an year back and worked with them for every details of my application. They were patient, loyal and helpful throughout the process. He helped us to get approval for my EB1A application. Special Thanks for helping us with every single doubts and guidance in the right way. You are the best! Thanks for your great help.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Strasser Asatrian LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • 2000 - 2005

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Ramapo College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kocharian v. Holder
  • Petitioned Denied in Part, Granted in Part and Remanded
  • Ibis v. Gonzales et al.,
  • Remanded
  • Kassa v. Chertoff
  • Asylum Granted
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Armenian
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • 10 BEST IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY - NEW JERSEY
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • (201) 2017 TOP LAWYERS IN THE FIELD OF IMMIGRATION LAW
  • (201) Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Immigration Lawyer
  • (201) Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
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Publications

  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Advance Degree Exemption Opens Door to Foreign Experts
  • 2006
  • International Legal Strategy
  • Twenty-First Century Act of 2000: Unresolved Issues and Implications of September 11th
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • International Institute of New Jersey Immigration Seminar
  • Employment Based First Preference Immigrant Visas
  • 2007
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Special Immigrant Juveniles
  • 2007
  • 6th Annual Seminar for Criminal and Immigration Attorneys
  • Violence Against Women's Act and Child Status Protection Act
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry Asatrian is a tenacious and skilled immigration attorney. Our law firm hired him to navigate a complex matter at the local USCIS district office. He jumped right in and his zealous advocacy was what brought the win home for our client. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Harry is a professional, highly skilled and well-respected attorney. I consulted with him frequently on the immigration consequences of criminal dispositions for my clients. His straightforward, professional demeanor and highly valued legal advice earns the respect of his clients and of his legal peers."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very good and through answer. An experience attorney and therefore I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Working for Harry Asatrian has been a wonderful experience as he is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of immigration law and I have learned so much from him. He treats his clients with the utmost level of respect and professionalism. He takes his role as an advocate for his clients very seriously and will go above and beyond to ensure a successful outcome."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is a talented lawyer with impeccable training from one fof the best law firms in the country. Harry balances his expertise in corporate immigration law with an additional expertise in family based immigration, detention and removal and federal court appeals. Harry has appeared before the Board of Immigration Appelas, the United states Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits, and has submitted a brief to the United States Supreme Court. Harry is unmatched in his ability to prepare applications for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability at both the Nonimmigrant and Immigrant levels. I give him my hioghest endorsement and rating."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked on a substantial number of matters together. I have handled the family, civil or criminal aspects. I refer everyone with an immigration issue to Harry. He has tremendous knowledge, a ton of experience, is highly respected in his field and is a man of character and integrity."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has handled complex immigration court matters that have been cited in professional circles as well as the media. He handles business immigration for large companies and has more than a decade of experience."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As one of the most knowledgeable immigration attorneys in the country, Mr. Asatrian is a merit to the legal community. Having personally worked with Mr. Asatrian, I have learned that he is highly skilled in preparing immigrant visa petitions in the most difficult categories such as, Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researcher. In my experience with him, Mr. Asatrian provides his clients with only the highest quality legal services and delivers results through humility and compassion. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is one of my mentors. He is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced immigration attorney with a passion for immigration law. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is a sharp and talented lawyer with incredible experience in all levels of the judicial system, including the United States Supreme Court. When I need assistance, it's good to know I can turn to Harry to help me out."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr.Asatrian is an expert in his field, and a lawyer whose opinions are frequently requested by fellow lawyers. Our firm has an extensive criminal defense practice, and we frequently have clients who are not only facing criminal charges, but the prospect of deportation. All of the clients we referr to Mr. Asatrian, praise his knowledge, his deameanor and the results he obtains for them. Our clients, and all of his, are fortunate to have such a capable immigration lawyer representing them."
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Paramus Immigration Lawyer Harry Asatrian
Harry Asatrian
Immigration Attorney
Paramus, NJ
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available