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Svetlana Prizant

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A New Yorker raised in Queens, and the daughter of immigrant parents from international backgrounds, Mrs. Prizant obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Queens College and her Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University. As a student, she gained practical experience at two competitive Clinics; Asylum and Refugee Rights Clinic and Child Advocacy Clinic.

Mrs. Prizant's main area of expertise is immigration law. Using legal strategy preparation combined with an understanding of the immigrant communities she represents, she has repeatedly obtained extraordinary results for her clients.

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 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,), etc. 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


Languages spoken: Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    5 years, 2.54 thousand cases



Retainer (always)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Irina Yadgarova

    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.


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  • Andrew M. Stengel

    Svetlana is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her services to anybody who has an immigration issue, no matter how complicated.


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Contact info

118-21 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY, 11375


NYCurrently registered 201207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Constitutional WorkerCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPrizant Law PC2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationAssociate Member2016 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)Associate Member2015 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ladies World MagazineReentry After Deportation2016
ForumKnow Your Rights When it Comes to your Immigration Court Case2016
Ladies World MagazineImmigration Appeal Process2015
ForumCitizenship Language/Civics Exam Exemptions2015
Ladies World MagazineNaturalization2015
Ladies World MagazineUSCIS Denials and how to appeal2015
Ladies World MagazineI won green card. Now what?2015
ForumEmployment based green card2015
Ladies World MagazineFamily based green card2015
ForumCancellation of Removal2014
Ladies World MagazinePermanent Residency2014
Ladies World MagazinePermanent Residency- green card2014
Ladies World MagazineRemoval of Conditions on green card2014
Ladies World MagazineWhat is U visa and how to obtain it2014
Ladies World MagazineT - visa qualifications2014
Ladies World MagazineDiversity visa and how to enter2014
ForumFamily Immigration2014
ForumDACA/ DAPA2014
Ladies World MagazineImmigration Issues2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York organizations (city)Investment Visas2016
SeminarNaturalization Process2015
New York organizations (city)How to obtain visa for individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry2014
New York organizations (city)O - Visa2014
New York organizations (city)O-Visa2014