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Corey T. Lee

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   210 reviews

also known as C.T. Lee & Associates

  • State Years
    New York - NY 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Corey

Learn Corey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    50%
    We find visa and green card solutions for companies and professionals (E1, E2, E3, EB1, EB2, EB3, EB5, L1, O-1, H1B). We also litigate in immigration court and write federal appeals.

    15 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    State and federal litigation including personal injury litigation and commercial litigation. Immigration litigation (deportation defense).

    15 years

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Residential and commercial real estate closings. Lease review.

    15 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    5%
    Incorporation, corporate structuring, corporate procedure, contract drafting.

    15 years

Corey T. Lee is the founder and managing partner of C.T. Lee & Associates. Corey has extensive experience representing NYC based (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island) real estate clients on the buy side and sell side for residential real estate properties (condo, co-op, townhome, multifamily). 

Regarding immigration law, Corey has extensive experience representing corporate clients in a variety of industries on all aspects of U.S. immigration. He provides counsel on all aspects of business immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship, compliance, and consular processing. Corey offers immigration advice to a wide spectrum of clients in various industries and advises companies of all sizes ranging from small and medium size to larger companies in diverse industries.


In addition, he has knowledge and experience in providing counsel on matters related to business and investment visas such as the E, L, H, O, employment based-visas, permanent residency applications, PERM Certification. His clients include pharmaceutical, insurance, real estate, retail, technology, and resultant-chain businesses. He also manages a legal team that focuses on exclusive immigration matters and challenges of representing clients.


Corey also regularly appears in immigration court for deportation defense hearings. Corey has written appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal appeals to several circuit courts.


Corey's litigation experience includes cases involving commercial litigation, car accidents, slip and falls, police brutality, medical malpractice, and worker's compensation. He has successfully obtained settlements for his clients worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Corey has also assisted business owners in various types of business law matters in New York and New Jersey. These include corporate formation, drafting of corporate documents, partnership formation, drafting of partnership documents, and generally consulting clients on business decisions.


Corey often utilizes the knowledge he gained from his time at New York University's Stern School of Business in his areas of legal practice. His understanding of both the legal and business side of deals allows his clients to gain a fuller picture of their options and obstacles. Corey graduated with a degree in Finance and International Business at NYU.


Corey is admitted to the State bar of New York, the State bar of New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the New York Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Corey Lee graduated and obtained his Juris Docturate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He served as Associate Editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law. He served as a summer clerk for the Honorable William H. Walls, a federal district judge in Newark, New Jersey. He also worked as a summer associate at Dickstein Shapiro. After his studies at NYU, he worked under the economic legislative assistant for the late New Jersey Senator, the Honorable Frank Lautenberg.

 

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Location

C.T. Lee & Associates
299 Broadway, Suite 1501
New York, NY, 10007

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  210 customer reviews
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Posted by Shan | April 15, 2024
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Professional lawyer
My brother in law found him through other family. We went to many law firms and also pretend law firms before finding attorney Lee. It is a clear difference in professionalism.
Posted by Emma | April 15, 2024
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Impressed
I’m very impressed with this lawyer who helped my brother with his immigration hearing. He was responsible and helpful answer questions.
Posted by Yam | April 12, 2024
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My sij case went through
Thanks for your great support in the sij court case. I wish to help my new home. Thanks for this great help with the preparation and attorney Jason was helpful.
Posted by Jian | April 12, 2024
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Many thanks for good service
It’s many thanks for good service. I am a nervous person but attorney lee his staff helped me prepare many times before seeing the judge and my nephew got the sij case granted. Thank you to this office.
Posted by Tony | April 5, 2024
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Professional in court
He’s very professional. I felt like he knew what he was doing the whole time and I was in good hands. I’m happy I chose this lawyer in Manhattan it’s more reliable than the other places.
Posted by Flex | April 4, 2024
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Immigration court approval
He was very professional in court and he knew the judge and everyone was very courteous because he they knew each other. This lawyer has lots of experience!
Posted by Jolin | April 3, 2024
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Sij case win
The sij case went smoothly. Very professional. Extremely organized and efficient.
Posted by Zach | April 3, 2024
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Successful case
I got this lawyer from the reviews. We were impressed with his confidence. He helped us with the family court case. We are happy. Happy to leave review.
Posted by jackie | April 3, 2024
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cousin got sij here
My cousin has had a bad upbringing and it was a harrowing journey to usa but now thanks to attorney lee and his office my cousin is safe and got sij. We have nothing but good things to say!
Posted by Rox | March 29, 2024
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Husband case granted
My husband stuck through this lawyer for 10 years. I was not happy because it passed through a few paralegal hands but they were always organized and we got the good result so I’m happy with the result.
Posted by Alex | March 29, 2024
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Thank you for a decade of work!
Thank you for keeping on with my case for 10 years. It passed through many hands but we still got the good result. It feels surreal!
Posted by Zhi | March 28, 2024
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Car accident case settlement
My car accident case finally settled after 2 years. It was a long time but mr lee and mr Glenn told me to wait and they were right. It paid off and I am thankful.
Posted by Qin | March 26, 2024
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730 and green card approved
Mr. Lee was so good he prepped us for the 730 and green card and all the questions were asked and we answered the tricky ones too. I am happy that someone referred him I recommend him.
Posted by Jinxiang chen | March 22, 2024
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Sij granted
My sister and me got the sij due to the good work of Mr. Lee. He saved our case from the first lawyer who was a disaster. It is night and day seeing the two offices one is messy the other Mr Lee is so clear and efficient.
Posted by jiayi | March 22, 2024
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Very professional!
Our first lawyer did not put all of our case into the court and we were so mad but we found Mr. Lee and he helped us explain everything to the judge. Our sij case granted!
Posted by Denny | March 21, 2024
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Approval for sij
My case was handled from start to finish by ms Desiree and attorney Lee they were caring and explained everything to me. I am happy that I chose them!
Posted by Xing | March 18, 2024
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Good lawyer
Both me and my husband used Mr Lee for our immigration cases and we both were granted. He is a very good lawyer and helps our community a lot. I will refer my friend and family to him.
Posted by Ren | March 13, 2024
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Car accident case
A car hit me when I was riding my bicycle. My injury was very serious. Mr. Lee and Mr. Marshall helped me with my case. They are good lawyers.
Posted by Ding | March 8, 2024
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Happy with result
Attorney Lee helped me with my immigration court appearance. His office was responsive and nice most of the time. I’m happy with the service.
Posted by Guo | March 6, 2024
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Sij case
Thank you for helping my nephew with his sij case. He has had a hard life but hopefully it will be better here in the United States.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • C.T. Lee & Associates
  • 2009 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • Dickstein Shapiro
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable William Walls, New Jersey District Court Judge
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Intern Economic Legislative Assistant
  • Honorable Frank Lautenberg
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD
  • 2008
  • New York University
  • B.S.
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Settled case for Chinese clothing manufacturer
  • Settled for $750,000
  • Settled Case for Chinese Automotive Parts Manufacturer
  • Settled case for $250,000

Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Japanese
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
Endorse Corey
Immigration Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Corey is an exceptional and zealous attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lee is a top-notch immigration attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Corey is one of the best immigration lawyers in New York and he has been a constant resource to me whenever a client has needed assistance with an immigration matter. He has a sharp legal mind and is able to quickly determine a complete and efficient resolution of any immigration issue that may arise for a client."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Corey is an outstanding professional who gets results for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Corey since law school. Since then he's developed into a great attorney with a lot of respect in the community. Anyone would be lucky to have him on their side."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Corey Lee, Esq. is well educated in law and statutes governing his practice and similarly is deeply aware of real world issues facing clients. He collaborates well with others and is a key resource for immigration clients in the New York area."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Corey for over 10 years and have known him in his capacity as an attorney for his entire professional career. Corey is hardworking, diligent, intelligent and trustworthy. From a skills standpoint, Corey is multifaceted in immigration law and has represented clients in EB-5 matters, investor visas and asylum cases. I have worked with Corey many times on a variety of matters including corporate law and real estate. I have also referred him to many of my own friends and family because I trust him. I fully endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working as co-counsel with Corey on a number of litigation matters in both the state and federal courts. I can say from firsthand experience that Corey is extremely bright, and is a thorough, conscientious, and zealous advocate. He is always well-prepared and understands the issues inside and out. He is compassionate with clients, patient, and honest. I enthusiastically endorse him and look forward to working with him on future matters."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Corey is a very knowledgeable and dedicated attorney whose work I have seen first hand. I would not hesitate to refer clients to him and know that they are in capable hands."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Corey when he was starting his own law practice. Since then I have seen Corey's practice thrive, in particular in the Chinese community. Corey is a knowledgeable, trustworthy and dedicated attorney who I would be comfortable referring matters to."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Corey is a seasoned attorney with expertise in various legal fields. I often rely on his legal opinions. He leads an emerging law practice with a strong presence in the Chinese community. As principal attorney of his firm, he is fluent in various Chinese languages."
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