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About me

I am a Russian fluent attorney and specialize in all facets of U.S. Immigration Law and related issues involving Business Law.  

I hold degrees in Business Administration and Jurisprudence and possess extensive experience in dealing with cross-border business issues that involve issues related to U.S. immigration laws.

If you are looking for a responsible and energetic attorney who is available to work on your case 24/7, call me and I will be glad to help you!


Languages spoken: Russian, English, Ukrainian

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Palksin is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend.


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  • Brian Heath Crockett

    Attorney Plaksin's research and writing depicts a strong command of the law and how to apply it. He possesses all the right skills to be an excellent advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

The Plaksin Law Firm, P.C.

225 Broadway
Suite 630
New York, NY, 10007


NYCurrently registered 201103/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Top Attorneys of North AmericaWho's Who Directories2016
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Client's Choice AwardAvvo.com2015
2015 New York Metro Rising StarsNew York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Immigration Law Firm of the YearACQ5 Law Awards2015
Foreign Immigration Attorney of the YearACQ5 Law Awards2015
2014 New York Metro Rising StarsNew York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Magna Cum Laude DiplomaState University of New York at Buffalo School of Law2010
Schomberg FellowshipUniversity at Buffalo School of Law2007
Peter Vallone ScholarshipCity University of New York, Baruch College2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Plaksin Law Firm, P.C.2011 - Present
AssociatePalant & Shapiro, P.C.2010 - 2011
ClerkErie County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2009
Summer AssociateCadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP2009 - 2009
Law ClerkNorthrop Grumman Corporation2008 - 2009
Tax Department AideGoldman Sachs Group, Inc.2006 - 2007
Finance Department AideBank Hapoalim, B.M.2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Russian American Business Immigration InitiativeCo-chair2015 - Present
Ukrainian American Business Immigration InitiativeCo-chair2015 - Present
Florida BarMember2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Case of M.S.Client was released from Immigration jail.
Case of I.C.Client was granted B-2 status.
Green Card for Outstanding BusinessmanGreen Card Issued
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kommersant.ruTransfer of business from Russia to the United States: Challenges and Opportunities2015
ForbesAndrey Plaksin: Visa lawyer with a business education and impeccable reputation2015
Kiev Immigration Consulting CenterExpediting K-1 visas for Ukrainians2015
E-BrochureEB-5 Program Basics2014
E-BrochureBasics of O Visas2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
City University of New York, Baruch CollegeAccountingOther - Bachelors2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dealing with L-1 RFEsL-1A Visas2015
Central TelevisionSan Bernardino Shootings and Sham Marriages2015
Attorney TelebridgeNew EB-5 Bill in a nutshell2015
L-1 to Green Card in One YearGetting an L-1 Visa2011
From Outstanding to AmericanEB-1 Immigration2011