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Mohammad A. Saleem, Esq.
DAVIS NDANUSA IKHLAS & SALEEM LLP
Mohammad A. Saleem is a founding Partner and currently the Managing Partner of Davis Ndanusa Ikhlas & Saleem LLP. His practice areas focus on Immigration Law, Real Estate Transactions & Litigation, Estate Planning and Administration/Probate matters.
Mr. Saleem is co-head of the firm’s immigration practice where he approaches every immigration client’s case with a comprehensive strategy focused on obtaining successful results while protecting the client’s interest. He has practiced immigration law since 2010 and under his guidance, the law firm’s immigration practice has prided itself in taking challenging immigration cases with an emphasis on civil rights and fighting governmental agency abuse of discretion. He has successfully obtained green cards for hundreds of clients through family/marriage sponsorships, asylum proceedings and removal (deportation) proceedings in Immigration Court, and secured the release of immigration clients from DHS-ICE detention.
Mr. Saleem oversees all the firm’s immigration cases to ensure compliance with the latest developments pertaining to immigration law and practice so that the our immigration client’s case is successfully processed under the current Trump Administration’s strict immigration policies and regulations before Department of Homeland Security (USCIS, ICE, or CPB) or Department of State (NVC/US Embassies abroad).
Following the unlawful Muslim Ban in Jan. 2017 that affected the law firm’s many Yemeni immigration cases, Mr. Saleem volunteered his expertise and time at JFK Airport with other lawyers as part of the ‘No Ban JFK’ of NY Immigration Coalition to make sure immigrants were not detained by Customs Border Patrol (CBP). Mr. Saleem’s Yemeni client was featured in an article by The Guardian covering the travel ban affecting the ability of his fiancee. Simultaneously, from Jan-April 2017, Mr. Saleem and his partner Mr. Ndanusa held ‘Know Your Rights’ talks and seminars in local Brooklyn and Manhattan mosques pertaining to the ban’s restrictions affecting Yemenis with pending visas or petitions.
Mr. Saleem is a current and active member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the local AILA New York Chapter where he is member of the Federal Practice Committee.
In addition, he is a skilled real estate negotiator and real estate litigation attorney who has helped his clients purchase and sell their houses and investment properties since 2010.
Mr. Saleem is admitted to practice law in New York State as well as Federal District Courts of Southern District of New York (SDNY) and Eastern District of New York (EDNY), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been recognized for his legal service to the NYC community in the area of foreclosure defense in 2012 by the New York State Bar Association and the Queens County Bar Association.
Mr. Saleem received his Juris Doctorate in 2009 from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law where he was a member of the law school’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team and his Bachelor of Arts in 2006 from Hunter College.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|NYSBA President's Pro Bono Service Award - 7th Judicial District||New York State Bar Association||2012|
|Jessup International Law Moot Court Team||Penn State Law School||2009|
|Chancellor’s Award for Leadership and Community Service||CUNY CUNY Honors College||2005|
|Partner||Davis Ndanusa Ikhlas & Saleem LLP||2010 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Saleem Law Firm||2010 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Queens County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Middle East Eye||'Returning to Lebanon is not an option': Students face new crisis in US||2020|
|Bklyner Newspaper||Muslim Woman Waiting 58 Months For Oath Ceremony That Was Scheduled And Then Canceled For Reasons Unknown||2019|
|CAIR-NY||CAIR-NY Sues to Compel USCIS to Schedule Albanian Muslim New Yorker’s Naturalization Oath Ceremony After 58 Month Delay||2019|
|The Guardian||Young couple on verge of reuniting in US may be derailed by new travel ban (cited in Article)||2017|
|Queens County Bar Association||REPRESENTING HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES||2013|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|City University of New York, Hunter College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Geo News Urdu Program June 18, 2020||US Supreme Court 'DACA' Decision Explained to Urdu News Audience||2020|
|Geo TV News Urdu Program June 8, 2020||Injustice and Systemic Racism against African Americans in US & Why the Death of George Floyd Deserves Justice||2020|
|ICNA-MAS 2019 Convention||Immigration Clinic : One on One Advice with Immigration Attorneys||2019|
|Recent Immigration Law Developments||Trump's Travel Ban Implications for Muslims||2017|
|Immigration Law Developments||Immigration Update on Travel Ban, Social Media Monitoring, & Post-DACA||2017|
|Foreclosure CLE at Queens County Bar Association,||Representing Homeowners at Foreclosure Settlement Conference||2013|
|I-485 Adjustment of Status of Sarah H.||Client obtained Legal Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)|
|Tenteromano v Rodgers||Successfully assisted third party bidder in purchasing foreclosure property|
|Sultan v. Khalid & Aziz||Warrant of Eviction obtained after tenants failed to pay|
|Sevilla v SM Construction||Case discontinued in favor of client defendant|
|People of the State of NY v. H.P.||Dismissed in favor of Defendant|
|540 Hegeman Ave v. C Briggs||Warrant of Eviction obtained against tenant|
|Posses & Chasan CPA'S PLLC v. A-1 Construction||Settlement|
|Abdelreheem v. N Zapata and M. J. Chenet (Qns Civil Ct Index No. 085128-2010)||Obtained money judgment of $10, 450 and judgment of possession; Respondents vacated property premises prior to execution of warrant of eviction.|
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