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I am admitted to the New York State Bar, the New Jersey Bar and to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. After gaining valuable experience in a busy immigration law firm, I started my own practice in 2009.  I fully manage the immigration practice of my firm and have build it to become one of the strongest and respected practice areas in the community.  I am a very active attorney and get involved in all aspects of all immigration cases.  All of my clients know me personally and have their questions and concerns answerd almost immidiately.  I have conducted many immigration proceedings in various venues including but not limited to master and individual deportation hearings in issues such as cancellation of removal and asylum. I am also very experienced with adjustment of status, INA 212(c) trials and throughout the years have been representing a large amount of clients with I-601 and I-601A issues, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, and Naturalizations proceedings and appeals. I have extensive experience with Criminal Immigration law.  My clients range from immigrants from the West Indies/Caribbean nations, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South America. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and The New York State Bar association and strongly belive in continued professional education and growth regardless of years of experience.


Languages spoken: English, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



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    I worked closely with Irene on several criminal cases that included collateral immigration consequences. Her immigration advice and counsel was invaluable to my clients and me.


    Stephen Mullkoff Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Vaisman. Truly exceptional and caring immigration attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people in her area to contact her for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Irene Vaisman, Esq.

11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004


NYCurrently registered 200507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Client's Choice Awardavvo2015
The Top Women Attorneys in New YorkSuper Lawyers2015
2014 Top ContributorAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
2013 Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
2012 Top Contributor Awardavvo2012
Cient's Choice Awardavvo2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyThe Vaisman P.C.2009 - Present
AttorneyKleyman Law Firm2009 - 2013
AssociateSpar & Bernstein, PC2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Russian-American Legal NetworkMember2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the matter of ENSgranted
In the matter of D. C.adjustment of status granted
In the matter of M. K.adjustment of status granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney Inform MagazineImmigration Reform: important questions and prospects2014
Attorney Inform MagazineProsecutorial Discretion2014
RianovostiRussian Asylum Seekers Surge (mentioned in article)2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
QPTVExecutive Action on Immigration2015
Know Your RightsBasics in Immigration2015
QPTV public station forumViolence against Children and Protections available2014
QPTV Legal Panel on Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking2014
Local TV StationI-601A Waivers2013
Family Fun Day 2013Immigration2013
Russian News programPregnancy and Birth in the United States without legal status or as a non-immigrant2012
morning radio showImmigration and Naturalization2012
Legally YoursImmigration and Naturalization2012
legal seminarImmigration and Naturalization2012
speaking engagement on the updates in immigration lawImmigration & Naturalization2009
Carribean Community and ImmigrationImmigration and NaturalizationN/A