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Svetlana Prizant

Immigration Attorney at Forest Hills, NY

5.0   61 reviews

About Svetlana

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    ASYLUM DEFERRED ACTION DEPORTATION & REMOVAL FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION GREEN CARDS NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP VISAS WAIVERS Cancellation Of Removal/ Deportation Defense Citizenship - Language/Civics Exam Exemptions Family Immigration Green Cards Adjustment of Status Affidavit of Support Consular Processing Removing 2- Year Conditional Green Cards Visa Bulletin and Child Status Protection Act Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

    12 years, 14,289 cases

  2. Asylum
    20%
    ASYLUM DEFERRED ACTION DEPORTATION & REMOVAL FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION GREEN CARDS NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP VISAS WAIVERS Cancellation Of Removal/ Deportation Defense Citizenship - Language/Civics Exam Exemptions Family Immigration Green Cards Adjustment of Status Affidavit of Support Consular Processing Removing 2- Year Conditional Green Cards Visa Bulletin and Child Status Protection Act Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

    12 years, 6,724 cases

Prizant Law is boutique NYC immigration law firm specializing in family petitions, marriage-based green cards, LGBT visa processing, deportation defense, visas, green cards, naturalization, asylum, VAWA, waivers, family and business immigration.

Svetlana Prizant is the Managing Attorney of the firm and has personal experience in the immigration and naturalization process as an immigrant herself. Svetlana Prizant was honored with a Super Lawyer Award of 2020 and designated as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in the field of Immigration Law. In 2019, she was named one of the ten best attorneys in immigration law by The Legal Practice Magazine. In 2018 she was one of the Top Forty Under Forty Honorees by the American Society of Legal Advocates and received the client satisfaction award by the American Legal Counsel Institute.

Using legal experience combined with an understanding of the immigrant communities Mrs. Prizant represents, she has repeatedly obtained extraordinary results for her clients. Mrs. Prizant began her practice with the sole intent of providing one-to-one service to all her clients. Her interest in immigration law stems from her personal background as well as her belief in the essential role immigrants play and the positive contributions they make to American society. Having immigrated to the United States she has experienced first-hand all phases of the immigration and naturalization process.

While in private practice in the most densely immigrant-populated area of the United States, Queens, New York, Mrs. Prizant handled immigration matters ranging from tough criminal deportations, to political asylum, complex family petitions, appeals and motions to reopen as well as all business related immigration matters. As a New York immigration defense lawyer, she has worked with immigrants from all over the world, including Eastern Europe, (Russians, Ukrainians, Uzbekistanis, Georgians, Albanians); Latin America (Colombians, Ecuadorians, Dominicans, Mexicans, El Salvadorians, Hondurans, Guatemalans, etc.); the Middle East (Egyptians, Yemenis, etc.); The Caribbean, (Haitians, Trinidadians); and The Indian Subcontinent (Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis). Defending immigrants from incredibly diverse backgrounds in the bustling melting pot that is New York City has sensitized Mrs. Prizant to the specific needs and the cultures of clients from all these regions. Mrs. Prizant is admitted in the New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department. She is also a weekly columnist for the Ladies’ World Magazine and Queens Ledger newspaper.

Mrs. Prizant obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Queens College and her Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University. As a law student, she gained practical experience at two competitive Clinics: Asylum and Refugee Rights Clinic and The Child Advocacy Clinic.

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Licensed for 10 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2012
Updated 07/19/2022

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

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Prizant Law
118-21 Queens Blvd.
Suite 507
Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Reviews

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Posted by Vince | March 31, 2022
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Immigration
Svetlana is one of the best immigration lawyers in New York. She was able to help me in getting my derived citizenship through my mom. It took only around a year to get. She is professional and knowledgeable immigration lawyer. Alway was on top of my case and never had to guess on the status of my case. Svetlana and her amazing team was only a phone call or email away. I am recommending her without any hesitations.
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Posted by Alex | March 26, 2022
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Best immigration lawyer in New york
Svetlana did adjustment of status for me. She is knowledgeable and dedicated immigration attorney in New York area. I consuled with number of other immigration lawyers and for some reason decided to trust her and I was correct. She won my case
Posted by Martin | March 22, 2022
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Green card
Svetlana is highly experienced Immigration lawyer. She has a great team that were dicated to my case. They got my green card for me and I will be forever grateful to Svetlana. She is the best Immigration lawyer nyc
Posted by Rama | March 12, 2022
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Waiver
Svetlana did a waiver for me flawlessly. She is knowledgeable and trustworthy.
Posted by Lena | March 7, 2022
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Green card
Ive been working with svetlana for the past 4 years and finally i am holding my green card. Svetlana did everything possible to make it happen. I was alway able to get a hold of her if needed. She was always clear on expectations and on what documents she needed to get from me. I highly recomend her as an immigration lawyer
Posted by Garcia | February 16, 2022
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Best immigration lawyer
Svetlana helped me to get a green card for my daughter. She is excellent immigration lawyer and I felt that my child's case was always in good hands.
Posted by Mohammad | November 15, 2021
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Green card
Svetlana is knowledgeable and professional immigration lawyer. I received my green card only thanks to her knowledge and dedication.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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Green card no issues
I highly recommend her. She was able to get me green card. Thank you Svetlana
Posted by Cassandra | September 29, 2021
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Green card
Mrs. Prizant was knowledgeable and professional when she represented me for green card. She prepared me good for my interview.
Posted by Erika | August 24, 2021
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Flawless representation
I am beyond impressed by Svetlana’s ability to represent and defend her clients. Without her I would be in removal and most likely not in the US at this point. Thank you Svetlana fir your dedication and sharp thinking. Recommend her 100%
Posted by Alex | August 13, 2021
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Adjustment of status
Svetlana resolved our immigration issues. We came to her through our friends and couldn’t be happier
Posted by Alica | July 7, 2021
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Removal of conditions on green card
Svetlana helped me to remove conditions on my green card after divorce. It was approved within four months. She is excellent.
Posted by Jena | July 6, 2021
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Green Card during COVID
Svetlana helped me with complicated Adjustment case that was denied while another attorney was handling my case. Ever since Svetlana took over I have nothing but positive experience. My green card was approved without me attending the interview. I will be forever grateful to Svetlana.
Posted by Nichole | July 2, 2021
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Svetlana is on top of her game and I highly recommend her!
We are extremely grateful to have Svetlana as our attorney. Eversince I found her, I looked no further because I knew that I already found the best! I’m beyond impressed on how she and her team thoroughly prepared our documents and accommodates us whenever we have questions. Her knowledge and expertise gave us the confidence that we need and assurance that our case will yield positive result. I couldn’t imagine my immigration journey without Prizant law they have been supportive, professional and well organized althroughout the process. Though our application is caught in the middle of the Pandemic, it didn’t stopped them from doing what they do best! We are thankful and blessed that our case is finally approved, we would like to extend our gratitude to Svetlana and her team for everything that they have done for us. Svetlana is on top of her game and I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Sadekie gordon | March 18, 2021
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Great Experience
A1 lawyer she did a great job for me, the outcome was perfect. I will recommend her to anyone who has immigration issues.
Posted by Sad | February 15, 2021
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Waiver approved in record time
Hello. Mrs Svetlana is top immigration lawyers beyond queens area. From my experience she is one if the strongest immigration lawyers in New York. I came to see her after two of my previous lawyers gave up on me. I read her reviews and she was giving free first consultation so I decided to meet with her. During our first meeting she told me what will happen in clear language and she gave me a feeling a hope. That hope was valid and she was able to get my waiver approved within 30 days. That's unbelievable. Now I recommend only her to my family and friends
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Posted by Jay | September 15, 2020
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Best Immigration Attorney
Svetlana handled my very complicated naturalization case. She is very professional and strong immigration lawyer. No surprises. Everything went without issues. Highly recommend.
Posted by M | May 26, 2020
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Green card through marriage for LGBT couple
We hired Svetlana to handle my naturalization case. Her office is very LGBT friendly and she is knowledgeable on laws concerning my community.
Posted by V.A. | February 5, 2020
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Svetlana will get you there!
I had an awesome experience working with Prizant Law. And I have had my share of mishaps in the area...From the moment I walked in the office, to deciding to sign up with the firm after a few 'bad' experiences elsewhere to the ultimate results day, everything was handled with utmost professionalism, dedication to my case, streamlined processes, easy checklists to follow through, you name it. Prizant Law is testament that you don't need to run after high ticket 'Manhattan' lawyers for service. She is an excellent Queens immigration lawyer. My process took just about 9 months, most of it spent in acquiring documentation. No issues faced, everything was smooth and consistent as per first conversation with her. Meet with her and decide for yourself!
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Posted by Saurabh | January 21, 2020
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Great immigration lawyer for long islanders
Due to the nature of my immigration issue I had to deal with number of immigration lawyers in Long Island area. Some of them sounded excellent during the initial conversation but once’s hired I had issues with contacting them and making sure everything done on time and accurate. Then a friend of mine mentioned to me Svetlana. I met with her and decided to hire. Using her help I was able to naturalize in US. No issues contacting her and I always had an opportunity to review all submissions before hand. I already referred two other friends to her as it is hard to find honest and knowledgeable immigration attorney for people living in Long Island. Her office is in Queens but it’s 20 min drive for me and no issues with parking. Thank you Svetlana fir your dedication and help.
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Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Prizant Law PC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Cases

Associations

  • The National Advocates
  • Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Lawyer
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Association of Private Practice Lawyers & Attorneys (APPLA)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)
  • Associate Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Awards

  • Top Immigration Lawyer in New York
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • Recipient of the American Legal Society Award
  • American Legal Society
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Listed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Constitutional Worker
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • 2004
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • New York organizations (city)
  • O - Visa
  • 2014
  • New York organizations (city)
  • O-Visa
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (44)
Immigration Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Svetlana is a zealous and effective advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Prizant is an excellent attorney in the field and a zealous advocate fighting tenaciously on behalf of her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Svetlana is a tireless advocate for each and every client."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend this lawyer. A very knowlegable immigration lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Friend
"Very knowledgeable and intelligent with a desire to help and a passion for her work"
Immigration Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Prizant's comments on this forum reveal a high level of knowledge about immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need an immigration lawyer you can choose from thousands, But if you need results you need to choose Ms. Prizant. She is a zealous advocate for her clients' best interests. She will not give up until she wins."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Prizant is a knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly recommended Immigration Law attorney in Queens and throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Extremely qualified with a proven track record of success."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Svetlana Prizant. Her participation on AVVO is valuable and the reviews people leave speak for themselves."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Svetlana is one of the most strikingly knowledgeable immigration attorney's you will ever encounter. She is extremely dedicated to her work and passionate about immigration law. When I refer a client to Svetlana for any immigration related matter, I feel confident that they are in good hands. Not only is her knowledge superior, but so are her people skills and persona. I endorse Svetlana without any reservations."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Svetlana is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her services to anybody who has an immigration issue, no matter how complicated."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Svetlana is a highly respected immigration attorney to whom is competent, caring, and full of integrity. I highly endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Svetlana is a wonderful attorney. She represents her client's interests zealously, diligently, and tirelessly. She has a great deal of compassion and understanding for her client's issues, which sets her apart from many other professionals."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Prizant is an extremely professional, knowledgable and ethical immigration attorney. While working with a nonprofit group, we often utilized her services on matters that were more complicated than we could handle. I wholeheartedly recommend her."
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