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Leslie Kathleen Larsen Thiele

Immigration Attorney at Albany, NY

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About Leslie

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Employment and investment-based immigration

    41 years

  2. International law
    International contracts (agency, distribution, sales); international sale of goods; investment

    41 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    Contracts, corporate structures, international trade

Licensed for 41 years
State NY
Status Delinquent
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/17/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1981
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Leslie Kathleen Larsen Thiele
1 Commerce Plz
Albany, NY, 12260-1000


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Posted by Tinaw | May 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing professional
Leslie helped me with my case, she is knowledgeable and listens to details and is just the kind of lawyer you want to work on your case.
Posted by Alex Kennberg | June 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great immigration experience
Leslie has filed a petition for a U.S. work visa for me. We are a startup and she has done a good job understanding the business, preparing the documents, and communicating. We also renewed the visa using her services. The team and process handling was very competent and I highly recommend Leslie to others for immigration related work.
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Posted by Bilal | August 31, 2014
Top immigration and business lawyer
Leslie did my E2 Treaty Trader investment Visa. She is an excellent immigration lawyer with amazingly sharp business and commercial law knowledge. Her law firm is one of the best law firms in the area, if not the best. I have recommended Leslie to my friends as well as my Turkish community and they have all been very pleased with her work. Leslie always sends me email updates on any changes to immigration law that might affect my status.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Whiteman Osterman & Hanna llp
  • 1992 - Present


  • Duke University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1980
  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Kiel Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
  • 1979
  • University of Redlands
  • B.A.
  • 1974
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  • Union Internationale des Avocats
  • Contract Law Commission, Secretary
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Distribution Institute
  • U.S. Expert - Agency & Distribution Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German


  • Best Lawyer, Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Immigration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Global Vision Award
  • Tech Valley Global Business Network
  • 2011
  • International Leadership Award
  • International Center of the Capital Region, Inc.
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • US Immigration Law in 2014: Basics and Beyond
  • Beginning the Nonimmigrant Alphabet: Bs and Js
  • 2014
  • 2014 IDI Annual Conference
  • Resellers Becoming Distributors
  • 2014
  • 2014 UIA Conference - Athens
  • Setting Up a Distribution Network in the US
  • 2014

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Albany Immigration Lawyer Leslie Kathleen Larsen Thiele
Leslie Kathleen Larsen Thiele
Immigration Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 41 years