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Corey T. Lee

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   88 reviews

About Corey

Learn Corey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    40%
    We find visa and green card solutions for companies and professionals (E1, E2, EB1, EB2, EB3, EB5, L1, O-1, H1B). We also litigate in immigration court and write federal appeals.

    13 years

  2. Real estate
    40%
    Residential and commercial real estate closings. Lease review. Development work.

    13 years

  3. Litigation
    15%
    State and federal litigation including personal injury litigation and commercial litigation.

    13 years

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

    13 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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Licensed for 13 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/06/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/04/2022

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

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C.T. Lee & Associates
225 Broadway, Suite 3005
New York, NY, 10007-3069

Reviews

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Posted by Jiaxin | November 18, 2022
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really good.
C.T.Lee is a good and responsible lawyer.I succeeded in obtaining my identity with the help of lawyer lee.Thank you very much for him hard work
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2022
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Thanks.
After six years in the United States, I asked about many ways to get a green card, but it was fruitless. Until my friend introduced me to lawyer Li and his team, they made the choice for my case as quickly as possible, and they were efficient and accurate, which made me feel very at ease. And I got a green card within one year after I hired lawyer Li.
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Posted by Leon | September 19, 2022
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Highly Recommend!!!
C.T. Lee and his team are the best! They were very attentive, helped me a lot with my case, and kept me informed throughout the process until everything was taken care of. Thank you, team!
Posted by Will Flores | September 19, 2022
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Very professional lawyer
Mr:Corey T Lee help us getting to all the processs whit the asylum case for my wife Zhenmei ,vey profesional and very helpful he made our dream come true from geeting the asylum approved to obtain the green card we will definitely recommend his firm to our friends and family .
Posted by Jenny | August 17, 2022
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H1B lawyer
Corey and Michelle made my H1B process so simple and seamless. They handled everything so swiftly and professionally with the utmost attention to detail. Unbelievably grateful to this team. It was my first time working with any kind of lawyer and they definitely set the bar high.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2022
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Immigration (SIJS)
After interviewing many attorneys for our SIJS case, we selected Corey for his knowledgeability, responsiveness, and professionalism. This proved to be the right choice, as Corey and his team helped guide us through the complexities of NY family courts and USCIS proceedings, diligently pressing the courts to continue the progress in our case while keeping us informed the whole way. Even during the pandemic, Corey never slowed down his efforts, regardless of having to wait for delayed NY and federal court proceedings. I would recommend Corey to anyone in NYC looking for help with a similar case.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 11, 2022
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Condo Purchase
I found C.T. Lee & Associates online and decided to hire them to represent me in my condo purchase after speaking with Corey on the phone. I worked primarily with Taylor and Ann, both who were helpful and professional throughout the entire process. It took longer for me to close than anticipated (because of my lender), but I'm grateful that Corey and team got me to the finish line..on the same day my rate lock was going to expire!
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Posted by Stan | June 19, 2022
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Closing attorney
Corey did a good job with the negotiation prior to closing. Would recommend.
Posted by Jamie | June 15, 2022
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Best immigration lawyer!
Working with Corey on my marraige based green card was a very smooth and successful experience. They are not only professional, but also very caring, I had talked to many immigration lawyers before choosing Corey, I can tell you that most corporate firms don't treat individual clients with enough attention and respect. And applying for a green card is a huge deal to me, I can't afford to mess up, and finding a lawyer like Corey who actually cares is everything I need.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2022
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身份顺利拿到
16年案件放到这家律师楼到2022年终于拿到身份了,很感谢我在李国宇律师顺利拿到身份,他是一个很负责任律师楼,做事很认真,希望大家支持李律师楼,有什么需要的来李国宇律师楼
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
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The best Corey T. Lee lawyer.
Corey T. Lee is the best lawyer I have ever met. He has excellent communication, coordination and negotiation skills. Can give us reasonable suggestions and comments in a timely manner, and assist us. Therefore, we highly recommend Corey T. Lee! ! ! !
Posted by Kyo | May 26, 2022
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Awesome service!
Corey Lee and his team is awesome. Not only that he is very detail oriented, he is also very patient and helpful to us especially we are the first time home owner. It was very nice to work with him and we strongly recommend him !
Posted by Shawn | May 26, 2022
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Coop Purchase
I recently purchased a coop in Brooklyn. Corey and his associates Taylor and Ann were very professional, thorough, and diligent. They walked me through the entire process, made certain I understood everything to make informed decisions, and protected my interests every step of the way. I will absolutely go to Corey's team again if I have future legal needs.
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Posted by 杨津湘 | May 3, 2022
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非常好的律师
这个律师非常的出色,对我们的案件非常细心,对案件分析也非常的好,对我们每一个细节都做的很好,如果大家想找律师的话,可以选择这位律师,因为他是一位值得我们信赖的律师。
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2022
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Great Attorney, very helpful
I worked with Corey to purchase my first apartment in NY. He helped me greatly and went above and beyond to ensure we had a smooth process. I was very glad to work with him
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2022
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Fantastic Service!
We engaged Corey for immigration services related to an application for permanent residency - and it was a smooth and positive experience. We worked closely with Michelle who was responsive and very attentive to all details of our case. For a reasonable price, we felt assured and at ease, despite the difficulties that the pandemic poses. We will certainly continue to seek out Corey's office for future services, and would strongly recommend it.
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Posted by E. Duane | March 19, 2022
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Consummate Professional
It can be a challenge to find a good attorney that charges reasonable rates. After reading reviews, I was fortunate enough to find Mr. Corey T. Lee on Avvo. He provided help and guidance on my real estate purchase of an investment property. He was very professional, diligent, and attentive. Any questions I had regarding how I wanted the real estate deal to be structured, he answered satisfactorily. I wanted an LLC to be set up in an unconventional manner, and he was able to provide me with the end result I was seeking. His paralegal, Taylor, was also very attentive and knowledgeable. The closing went smoothly and I'm now completely satisfied with the completion of my purchase. I would not hesitate to use Mr. Lee for any real estate purchases or other transactions I may have in the future. I would recommend him to anyone interested in real estate sales or acquisitions.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2022
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New Condo
hired Corey and team after finding them online to help with the closing of an apartment in a new development. They were wonderful throughout the process and were extremely responsive in the almost 11 months we worked together. Corey and Taylor were both great to me and Corey really helped keep the calm and worked late to get things across the finish line when there were some last minute hiccups at the closing (not related to any issues we had).
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2022
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Professional and Efficient
Corey and his associates were so responsive, helpful, and helped me me with my deed transfer in a quick, clear, and efficient way. Highly recommend!
Posted by Daniela | January 3, 2022
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A reliable and very professional office
Corey and his associates helped me from my immigration case to my naturalization process. Dealing with immigration documents can be overwhelming but they made easier. Michelle, always promptly answer my questions and helped with any requests. I’m glad we chose this office to work on our case. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to work with honest, professional and reliable law office. Thank you Corey and Michelle!
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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

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
  • French
  • Japanese
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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)
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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