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Shawn Malachovsky

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   126 reviews

also known as Shachar Shawn Malachovsky

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Shawn

Learn Shawn’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    Marriage-based immigration & family immigration, green cards adjusting inside the USA & abroad through consular processing, fiance visas, other visas, removing conditions on residence (including after divorce or widows), US Citizenship/Naturalization

    22 years

I HELP CLIENTS STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH THE MARRIAGE-BASED GREEN CARD PROCESS, THE FAMILY-BASED GREEN CARD PROCESS, REMOVING CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE FOR THE PERMANENT CARD, AND U.S. CITIZENSHIP/NATURALIZATION.

Marriage and family-based Immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience! Providing professional legal services for my clients In obtaining Green Cards and Adjusting Status in the USA and through Consular Processing abroad. Properly preparing petitions to remove conditions on residence for the permanent resident card (10-Year Green Card). Helping clients with naturalization for U.S. citizenship applications and appearing at immigration interviews & hearings with clients.

Marriage & Family Based Green Cards
Remove Conditions on Residence
US Citizenship
Employment Authorization
Extensions
Employment-Based Visas
PERM
Hearings and Interviews

PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY

Shawn Malachovsky is the founder and principal attorney at Malachovsky Law Offices P.C helping immigrants achieve their goals for over 20 years. Shawn also works as a part-time Legal Services Attorney with the New York City Council helping individuals in our community resolve legal issues.  

Shawn is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN). 

Shawn earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from the City University of New York School of Law. Shawn is admitted to practice law by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in and for the Second Judicial Department since 2002.

Shawn came to the United States with his family when he was a child and has gone through the immigration and naturalization process himself. That is why he knows the importance of good legal immigration representation. Shawn is fluent in the Hebrew language.

 

ABOUT OUR FIRM

Malachovsky Law Offices P.C. is an immigration and general practice law firm based in New York. We represent clients for family and business-based immigration cases. We provide immigration legal services nationwide and worldwide through consular processing.

For our New York clients, we also provide representation in business deals including all types of agreements and contracts, buying or selling a business, forming a corporation, LLC or partnership, real estate leases, legal name changes, and customized Will sets.

 

OUR MISSION

We are committed to having lasting relationships with our clientele, based on trust and effective legal services. Responsibilities to our clients and the law are our highest priority and we pledge quality work consistent with professional standards of confidentiality, competence, diligence, promptness, and integrity.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 9 ...
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

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Reviews

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  126 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | December 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Mr. Malachovsky is very friendly and professional. He made the entire process easy and stress free. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Mor | October 18, 2023
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I recently had the privilege of working with Shachar for my immigration case, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. From our very first interaction, I was met with professionalism, compassion, and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of immigration law. Shachar took the time to explain every step of the process, ensuring I was well-informed and comfortable with each decision made. Their meticulous attention to detail and dedication to my case made a daunting process feel manageable and ultimately successful. It's evident that Shachar genuinely cares about their clients and is passionate about providing the best possible service. I am beyond grateful for their invaluable support and guidance during this crucial time in my life. If you're seeking a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and top-tier immigration lawyer, look no further than Shachar.
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Posted by Baruch | February 9, 2024
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Beat lawyer ever
Best lawyer ever. He helped every step of the way and got the job done really fast. I already recommended his to other people because others have told me how hard it it but with him is was so easy. If you know what’s good for you hire him.
Posted by Itay | September 15, 2023
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Thanks for the citizenship
Shanna tova and thank you for the citizenship. I owe you a lot... thanks for answering my questions when needed
Posted by Ohr and tannia | May 8, 2023
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Immigration
Shawn is an incredible lawyer. He took care of our case with amazing and attentive warm personality and professional effective way and expeditious way . We can’t express our gratitude enough to you thank you again We wish that we could have that option to leave 10 star Good choice highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2023
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COMPASSIONATE AND TALENTED! Grateful to have him for our case.
What a wonderful experience to met Shawn and have him work for our case. He is amazing! I would highly recommend anyone coming from outside the States to trust him and follow his instructions. He is a great listener, super compassionate and will be there for you whenever you need him. A kind human being and talented Lawyer who knows his work and will make you win. Thank you Shawn!
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Posted by yaacov | February 7, 2023
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Shawn Malachovsky is the most professional lawyer you can find
If you are looking for a lawyer who is also a kind hearted person and an angel that can win the most complicated cases that have no chance take Shawn as your lawyer. I came to Shawn after going through 3 other lawyers who were unsuccessful with my case. Shawn took my case and handled it very professionally until I became an American citizen. When I gave up in the middle of the process, Shawn was the one who encouraged me not to give up and to continue. He did an amazing job and made me an American citizen . He was always there to answer my questions even after I paid the full payment He is the best immigration lawyer you can find and you will also gain a new good friend for life
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Posted by Idan | January 28, 2023
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Immigration
When u have something good to say u should say it .. So finally and thanks God I received my Green Card for 10 years ! And I can honestly say that, it would never have happened without Shawn .. I’m a type of person that ask really a lot of questions and can be annoying sometimes But I really have to say That he took care of me like I’m from his Family Any mistake that I had or something that was missing he immediately was updated me If the case was not looking right he will never send it until everything is looks right He just think about everything ( & and know everything pretty much ) He’s so much but so much different from another lawyer out there And believe me I have try many others before met him .. I have so much good things to say But I’m sure you will get boring I would feel really bad if I didn't leave a review here let to more people to know about him So bottom line If you guys need any help with green card he’s definitely the person to help You really change my life I have no other words Thank you for everything, thank you for your patience with me God bless ..
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Posted by James | December 14, 2022
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Council
I was going about thinking and listening to all who had to voice their opinion on the complex immigration process. Well i found out that it wasn't easy. So then I have decided to seek the help of an immigration attorney and found Mr Shawn Malachovsky via the internet I made contact with him and was amazed that he did not introduced fees at the beginning, he just listened to my dilemma and decided to take on my case .... believe it or not he was awesome navigating the complex immigration visa system. He took his time to advice me step by step and as result i was able to get my daughter and grandson to spend thanksgiving and the holidays ... I would recommend him highly to anyone who wants a good immigration lawyer. Thank You Mr Shawn Malachovsky. GOD BLESS YOU.
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Posted by Itay | November 29, 2022
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Shawn Malachovsky - Highly recommended!
Shawn was incredibly attentive, helpful and kind throughout the entire process. I was able to get my green card in less than 2 months(!) from when we submitted all the paperwork! He was very clear with all of his instructions and readily available whenever we had any questions. We cannot recommend him highly enough! He made what could have been a very stressful process easy and efficient. Thanks again!
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Posted by Bernice | August 29, 2022
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Thank for making my dream a reality
Shawn is the best lawyer you could have on your side. He was determined to get my case approved, answered every question I had. He truly made the process pleasant. I would give him 10 stars
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2022
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So professional
Mr. Shawn Malachovsky of Malachovsky Law Offices is very professional. From the moment we filed our case he was on the top of its progress. He told us exactly what we need and explained the process in a very honest and clear way. It took us only 5 months from the day we filed till the day we got our citizenship. The night before the interview he called us and went over all the details and answered any question we had. He certainly helped us feel comfortable and ready before going in. His guidance was highly appreciated and it was a pleasure to work with him.
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Posted by Abi | January 1, 2022
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Excellent service every step of the way
My husband and I highly recommend Shawn. Throughout every step of the process, Shawn guided us, help me prep for my interviews and was so knowledgeable. We never had one hiccup with Shawn or any complaints. Truly an excellent experience.
Posted by Eilona | July 6, 2021
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My immigration lawyer Shawn Malachovsky
Shawn Is an absolute incredible immigration lawyer. He is patient, answers all your questions, and is Very helpful as well as extremely professional. Shawn prepared me for my test and he was very understanding and patient with all my questions. I highly recommend to Shawn because he made my process so easy and comforting and if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be a citizen of the United States today. Thank you Shawn for your incredible work I am so grateful for you.
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Posted by Yana | April 27, 2021
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Highly recommend!!
My husband and I could not be happier we chose Malachovsky Law Offices! Highly knowledgeable, responsive, punctual, and helpful, Mr Malachovsky was very thorough explaining every step of the process in detail to us. He was always there through every step and answered all the questions we had. Our application got approved and we are very thankful for all the help we received from Mr Malachovsky. I would definitely recommend Malachovsky Law Offices to anyone seeking professional help!
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Posted by Tamar | February 16, 2021
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Excellent he is!!!!
I never write reviews but In this case I had to!! Shawn is by far the best lawyer I encountered. And I’ve been in a long 8 years process therefor I saw a lawyer or 2 or...5... Shawn is thorough, professional, full of knowledge, and the main thing to me he is very caring. I met many lawyers that cared mostly for the money aspect, but Shawn cares about the customer, the results, the case, and getting those good results for you! Any time I reached a question or an obstacle (even a question I did not know the answer for on my citizenship test lol) and I emailed him he always found the time to answer me and guide me. I was referred to Shawn by a good friend. Let me be this good friend for you Good luck from me A proud American citizen (thank you Shawn)
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2021
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Perel Frischmann
We hired Mr. Malachovsky to be our lawyer and we were highly impressed by his efficiency and level of professionalism! Would definitely recommend!
Posted by Sruli | February 4, 2021
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BEST SERVICE!
He was there for me on every step on the journey! He was always available and knows the ins and outs Would recommend Shawn in a heartbeat!
Posted by Georgi | February 1, 2021
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Great lawyer
Shawn is amazing lawyer. He made the processes so easy that we didn't have to worry about anything. He always answered our questions and never let us down. We highly recommend him !
Posted by Syed | January 21, 2021
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Knowledgeable and Professional
We hired Mr. Malachovsky to help me with my immigration case. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He kept us informed every step of the way throughout the process. He always responded to emails, texts and phone calls very promptly, which was very important to us. He accompanied us during interview, which was very helpful and reduced the stress. We highly recommend Mr. Malchovsky.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Malachovsky Law Offices P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • New York Civil Court
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Of Counsel
  • Law office of Nicholas Scunziano
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Legal Mediator
  • Main Street Legal Services Inc.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Legal Mediator
  • Queens County Civil Court
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • City University of New York School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Request for Evidence in Remove Conditions on Residence Case in Middle of Divorce
  • Approval - Removal of Conditions on Residence
  • Good Faith Marriage Waiver Removing Conditions After Divorce
  • Approval! Removal of conditional basis on permanent residence 10 Year Green Card!
  • Naturalization - US Citizenship
  • Client was Sworn in as Naturalized U.S. Citizen
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Community Legal Resource Network
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Community Leader Honoree
  • UJA-Federation
  • 2015
  • Clients Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • New York Metro Rising Star Attorney
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community
  • U.S. Congressional Recognition
  • 2013
  • Honoree for Service to the Community
  • CIC of Staten Island NY
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • New York Metro Rising Star Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Staten Island Advance Editorial Board
  • Candidate Qualifications for Judge of the Civil Court
  • 2019
  • Editorial Board of The Staten Island Advance Newspaper
  • Civil Court
  • 2019
  • College of Staten Island Hille
  • Achieve Your Goals
  • 2019
  • CIC 10 Year Anniversary Dinner
  • Honeree for Outstanding Service to the Community
  • 2013
  • Ask the lawyer
  • Immigration
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (71)
Given (71)
Endorse Shawn
Immigration Attorney | Jan 16
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."
General practice Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shachar S. Malachovsky is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
General practice Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Malachovsky as an attorney. His Avvo responses are concise yet informative and shows a depth of his understanding of the law. His reputation proceeds him into the legal community!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Mr. Malachovsky continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Shachar Malachovsky has helped many clients through difficult cases with immigration and done so compassionately."
Immigration Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His insightful contributions to Avvo show his thorough knowledge of immigration law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Wealth of knowledge."
General practice Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Malachovsky has consistently answered questions on Avvo showcasing his knowledge in immigration law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Malachovsky is an excellent contributor to the AVVO community, where he displays the knowledge and excellence that he applies to his legal practice."
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