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Houman Afshar

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Houman

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Counsel clients on various nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters and oversee preparation of a variety of petiitons and applications filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

  2. Government
    Counsel corporate clients on how to maintain regulatory compliance. Represent clients in need of counsel on various actions initiated by Department of Labor and Homeland Security.

  3. International law
    Counsel clients on treaty based and investor visas to the U.S. and work with outbound counsel to assist with reverse immigration work to various other countries as needed.

  4. Mergers and acquisitions
    Advise corporate clients on strategies to absorb foreign national employees and implement cost-effective immigration programs in M&A transactions.

I advise start-up and established U.S. businesses of various sizes on how to implement and maintain immigration programs in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, media, marketing, fine arts, technology, financial services, and others.  I counsel my clients to create worksite compliance programs that facilitate the transfer of employees to their U.S. operations.  I also represent individual clients on various immigration matters, such as sponsorship based on familial relationships as well as nationality issues, including the acquisition and retention of U.S. citizenship.


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Posted by William | September 20, 2012
My go to for Immigration advice and needs
I first worked with Houman when I was the Controller at a digital advertising agency in NYC. We often hired staff that had immigration issues ranging from visa transfers to moving from a foreign country. Houman made the immigration process seamless for everyone involved at my agency. He took the time to explain to me the details of the many complex issues that I was not aware of. Because of his work, we were able to make some great hires which in turn benefited the entire agency. I would highly recommend working with Houman. I look forward to working with him again as well.
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Posted by Jon | February 22, 2011
Very knowledgeable, great client service
Houman handled my successful green card application 18 months ago. He ensured the whole process went swimmingly with minimal effort on my part and great service and communication on his. It came through in only a matter of months, and while he won't be able to guarantee such a quick decision every time, I put a lot of that down to the great application he put together.
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Posted by John | February 8, 2011
L1 visa / green card applications
Houman managed both my L1 visa and green card apps, with efficiency, great communication and aplomb. He kept me in light of any new developments and from what I hear about other nightmarish immigration attorneys, I lucked out big time with this guy. Houman was always courteous, always took my calls, answered any nervy questions I had with patience and understanding, and he dealt withall the necessary authorities, in some cases going above and beyond the call of duty. Not to put too fine a point on it but he was a delight to work with, and I heartily recommend him to others.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
  • 2004 - 2012


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2004
  • University of British Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Canadian Association of New York
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Media Committee - American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Professor Ernst C. Stiefel Award
  • New York Law School
  • 2004


  • New York Law School Review
  • Note, "The Caspian Dispute: Is a Doctrinal Analysis Too Late or Can We Turn Back the Hands of Time?"
  • 2004
  • New York Law School Review
  • Note, "The Caspian Dispute: Is a Doctrinal Analysis Too Late or Can We Turn Back the Hands of Time?"
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • CUNY SPS Guest Speaker / Lecturer
  • Business Immigration
  • 2016
  • CUNY SPS Guest Speaker / Lecturer
  • Business Immigration
  • 2015
  • CUNY Graduate School - Guest Speaker / Lecturer
  • Business Immigration
  • 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)
  • Nonimmigrant Consular Issues
  • 2012
  • CUNY Graduate School Lecture
  • Employment-based Immigration and the PERM Labor Certification Process
  • 2006
  • CUNY Graduate School Center Lecture
  • The PERM Labor Certification Process
  • 2005
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Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Friend
"Houman is one of the best attorneys in the field of corporate immigration law. He proficiently handles cases for major insitutional and high net worth individual clients. Therefore, I fully endorse this lawyer."
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New York Immigration Lawyer Houman Afshar
Houman Afshar
Immigration Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 19 years