5.0 stars 32 totalReview Alena Shautsova
Posted by Terence
My experience with Alena Shautsova has been more than pleasant, & I mean that in all aspects. From start to finish, she not only gave my wife & I the confidence we needed to go through all the necessary steps but she was always informative, polite, easy to talk to, & understanding. I’m someone that always does a great deal of research before I spend money on something, whether it’s something as important as a lawyer or doctor, or something as basic as a mousepad. Anyone researching Ms.Shautsova will find that she has a stellar record & a prestigious background in immigration law. It was the start of my confidence & what led me to contact her in the first place. I am extremely keen when it comes to extrapolating on-paper data into real world scenarios, no matter how abstract the connection. It’s a gift that allows me to see other people’s gifts & how good they can be at it. Believe me when I say, Alena met & EXCEEDED all my expectations no matter the hardships we encountered.
To give a brief description of the situation we had, my wife is Canadian & I am an American citizen. In one of my visits to her, an uncontrollable event forced us to have her cross the border with me on my way back to the U.S.. She overstayed the 6 months that Canadians are allowed to stay within a 12 month period. By this point we’ve been together for 2 and a half years. Another issue was that the border officer who checked us on the Amtrak did not stamp her passport upon entry. I actually had to ask for mine to be stamped as that is something that I prefer to have for my own records.
Fast forward a year and a half into gathering records, filing documents (all of which is made easy with the fact that all you have to do is hand what she asks of you to her), Ms.Shautsova training and preparing us, and my wife and I attending the necessary government protocols such as her getting her biometrics done, we were finally scheduled for an interview. The man who interviewed us was an extremely unfair person and was not satisfied with what we had so we were scheduled for another more in depth interview. This had my wife and I really worried, not so much that we had anything to hide or did anything wrong, as our relationship was as real as it can possibly be, but when someone is the most important thing in the world to you, even the small notion of possibly being separated from them even for a brief moment, is going to eat away at you.
This is where Ms.Shautsova is not only one of the most knowledgeable, skilled, clever, and intelligent immigration lawyer around, but also very considerate, kind, and keenly knows what to inform you about in order for you to regain your composure and your confidence. She briefed us on all our options, what each path would require, and trained us extensively for the interview. She even briefed us on the possible negative outcomes and the solutions for them to keep us from worrying. If you have anything specific to ask, you can be comfortable in asking her. She does not judge. For the two years we knew her we always felt like we were talking to an extremely reliable friend who was helping us get through a stressful situation, instead of just a professional who we were paying to solve our problems. Speaking of payment, Alena’s prices are more than fair. For two years we only paid once, which was the initial payment we agreed to at the very beginning. With Alena Shautsova, you are getting ELITE quality service for the price of your normal lawyer, and I do not exaggerate.
At the end of it all, Ms.Shautsova fought for us and we were able to acquire residency for my wife. If an immigration lawyer is what you’re looking for, I can’t give you a reason why anyone would need to look further. Knowing her for two years, it’s easy for me to see how vast and extensive her knowledge in the field is.
One final thing I want to add in here: Her assistant is a great guy. He played a big role in keeping my wife and I from worrying too much.
Posted by Carlos Ernesto
My family received sevices from her. She was available at all times, 7 days a week when we most needed her. She was able to have our family member win his case. I would definately recommend her.
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Shautsova is confident, optimistic, and very helpful and resourceful. She made sure that my immigration case was completed as soon as possible. Her turnaround time is fantastic, she replies to emails at any hour of the night. I would recommend her services to anyone! Best of all, she is a genuine person who is interested in your case and wants to truly help you out.
Posted by Oleg Lukyanenko
I had a criminal charge in the past and was applying to US visa. The situation was borderline and could turn any way. I asked Alena to provide a 1 time phone consultation.
Alena reviewed documents and prepared for the call. Her answers were very practical and up to the point.
She relieved my nervousness and provided clear explanations and way to go further.
Thanks Alena! Great job done.
Алена предоставила отличную консультацию по поводу судимости вне США и возможности получения визы. Ее советы были направлены на практику, и действительно помогли.
Я рекомендую ее тем, кто сомневается в своем случае, и нуждается в консультативной поддержке.
Posted by Andrey Telyatnikov
I know Alena for more than four years. She helped me several times with my Travel Document applications, everything was done operatively and properly. She is great person that always can help in difficult case. I recommend her as a lawyer.
Posted by Abdulvosit
I heard about Alena from my friends when I was looking for professional lawyer for my Green Card problems. Before coming to A.Shautsova , I talked to my friends and her clients to make sure that she is the right person that I can address her about my Immigration Issue. My friends and her clients highly recommended her with 100% confidence.
She is very sympathetic about her clients. She made my life easier and happier by her positive approach towards my case. She is very organized and experienced that she provided us step by step advice and consulting on the
process. We achieved a success on our case and I highly recommend her others as an excellent lawyer with my confidence. In the future I am gonna use her for my other family cases.
Posted by Tito
Alena is a superb lawyer with an amazing grasp of the american jurispudence...she extremly witty,helpful and takes her time to explain the necessary steps needed to be takin in the case...would dedinatly recommend her to anyone in need of an immigration lawyer in new york city.
Posted by Al
Alena is a diligent and knowledgeable professional.
Explains the best way to approach the issue, functions without delays. Stays on top of the situation and was always approachable.
Besides all of the above, she is also a nice person to deal with.
Posted by anonymous
I found Alena via Avvo.com and I have to say the reviews from Avvo.com clients were very true and helpful. I met Alena in her boutique law firm along with her paralegal-Greg and they were wonderful to me. Alena is always responsive to all her emails. In addition, Alena was informative, strategic and knowledgeable on how to handle employment law on case by case scenario. I was terminated because of discrimination and retaliation; Alena was able to enforce this through EEOC and with my former employer without having a nasty battle. Just to let everyone know that mediation can be long hours and delicate depending on the opponent. In my case, through mediation at EEOC, Alena was able to help me win my case. Not to mention, my former boss who terminated lost her job. Overall, my experience with Alena and Greg was great! She is now my go to person and I am keeping her. Please do contact her and you won't regret it! Alena and Greg will bring the quality and result to you!
Posted by Anna
I am very glad I found Alena Shautsova. From the first phone call to her office I felt that she was very concern about her clients and eager to help. Alena helped my parents to get the citizenship status. She advised us what we should do and what documents to prepare for the application and the interview. She always responded to my questions timely. She is a very knowledgeable lawyer and a pleasant person. We received positive results and thankful to Alena for all her help. I would recommend her if you need legal services.