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Mrs. Gules-Guctas's primary practice area is immigration law involving employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, labor certification, waivers, family-based immigration and asylum. Prior to starting her own practice she was employed as an Associate for the New York City firm of Akin & Smith, LLC and, before that as an Associate Attorney for the Sanli Karabiyik Law Offices.

She has received her L.L.B from Istanbul University School of Law in 1999 and her Masters degree in political science from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 2005. She received her Master of Laws degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2007. She is admitted to the bars of the state of New York and Istanbul and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York.

Mrs. Gules-Guctas believes it is important to give back to her community and has been actively involved in many not-for-profit organizations, and to this day she frequently provides pro bono legal services.


Languages spoken: Turkish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    9 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ariel Elaine Solomon

    In terms of sheer dedication to profession, I have met few lawyers who match Esra’s enthusiasm and drive. She has a superior reputation in the immigration law community, which is paralleled only by the reputation she has established with her clients for obtaining exceptional results in complex immigration matters. Esra sets the standard in immigration law and her clients are lucky to have her.


    Ariel Solomon Employment and labor Attorney
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  • Timothy Stephen Hart

    I endorse Esra Gules-Guctas. She is experienced, professional, and effective. I had the pleasure of working with her on a case with complicated immigration issues and the results were exceptional. Thank you Esra!


    Timothy Hart Tax Attorney
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90 State Street
Suite 1500
Albany, NY, 12207


NYCurrently registered 200807/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Merit ScholarBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyGules Law Firm2009 - Present
AssociateAkin and Smith, LLC2003 - 2008
AssociateSanli & Karabiyik Law Offices1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Capital District Women's Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Istanbul Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Albany County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Thesis Presented to Department of Political Science Brooklyn CollegeTHE CHANGES AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH AND IMMIGRATION REFORM2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2007
City University of New York, Brooklyn CollegePolitical ScienceMA - Masters2005
Marmara University School of LawLawCerticate of Concentration on Human Rights and EU Law2000
Istanbul University Faculty of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1999