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A Georgia Leader in Immigration Law


Karen Weinstock is the managing attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers, the premier immigration law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 16 years of experience, she has developed expertise representing U.S. and international companies in securing global talent and ensuring the employees and their families have a good experience in immigrating to the United States.


 


A Passionate Pursuit of Excellence in Immigration


 


Karen was born and raised in Israel and immigrated to the United States in 2000. Her genuine passion for immigration law is a direct result of her personal experience as an immigrant. This ability to identify and empathize with immigrants, and her commitment to excellence in obtaining results for her clients differentiate her as one of the top immigration attorneys in the South. Prior to opening her own immigration law firm, Karen was the managing attorney of a regional immigration law firm’s Atlanta office for over 11 years. Her personal experience emigrating to the U.S. from Israel and experiencing many obstacles, cross-cultural differences and employment challenges, all enable her now to have stronger empathy for her international clientele and better serve their particular needs. She is fluent in English, Hebrew and Spanish.

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Languages spoken: Hebrew, Spanish, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%
    17 years, 4 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Andrew Free

    Karen is an experienced, expert immigration attorney who sets the standard for high-quality, creative immigration representation and advocacy.

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Bruce E. Buchanan

    I endorse this lawyer. This is a great lawyer. Very smart.

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Contact info

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers

1827 Independence Square
Atlanta, GA, 30338

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer-Immigration-2010-2016Best Lawyers2016
Best LawyersBest Immigration Law Firm2016
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
International Who's Who of Business Immigration LawyersInternational Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers 2010-20162010
Best Lawyers in America-2010-2016Best Lawyers in America2010
International Women of Influence Awards NomineeGlobalEXECWomen and the International Council2008
At The Table HR Simulation WinnerSHRM Atlanta2007
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyWeinstock Immigration Lawyers2014 - Present
Managing Attorney, Atlanta OfficeSiskind Susser Immigration Lawyers2002 - 2013
Associate AttorneySiskind Susser Haas & Devine2001 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Forsyth CountyInternational Engagement Advisory Board2015 - Present
Conexx, FACC, GACC, GABIOInternational Women's Series Chair for Conexx2015 - Present
Lawyer’s Club of AtlantaMember2006 - Present
Japan-American SocietyBoard of Directors Member2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Georgia Association for Women LawyersBoard Member2006 - 2007
Georgia Indo-American Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2004 - 2007
Conexx-American-Israel Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2003 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zafar et al v. U.S. Attorney GeneralWon federal ct. jurisdiction over motions
Haswanee v. U.S. Attorney GeneralWon abuse of discretion by IJ and remand
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Ethical Obligations for Business Immigration Lawyers2016
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Employment Based Immigrant Visas2015
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Labor Certifications for Attorneys2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Green Card through Exceptional Ability2010
The H-1B Book - Immigration Law WeeklyThe H-1B Book2008
Alabama Press RegisterKurdish woman's long battle ends with green card2007
Global AtlantaVisa Quotas for Physical Therapists and Nurses Filled2006
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionEnforcement Only Reform Impractical2005
Global AtlantaRestrictions Eased on Foreigners Trained in U.S. as Physicians2003
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionHonest People Pay for Anti-Terrorism Initiatives2003
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionImmigrants’ contribution to economy can’t be ignored2002
Atlanta SamacharPresident Bush Signs New Child Status Protection Act2002
Siskind's Immigration BulletinHow To Win A Motion To Reopen2002
Siskind's Healthcare NewsletterThe H-1B Option for Doctors2002
Siskind's Healthcare ImmigrationExtraordinary Ability Visas Available to Doctors, Professors and Researchers2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SWPRA Annual ConferenceA-Z of IMG recruiting2016
Georgia State Law SchoolBusiness Immigration for Law Students2016
AILA Georgia-Alabama ConferenceEthical Obligations for Immigration Lawyers2016
State Bar of GeorgiaEmployment Based Immigrant Visas2015
ASPR conference 2015A-Z of IMG recruiting2015
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBusiness Immigration Litigation2015
ICLE of GeorgiaLabor Certifications for Attorneys2014
University AdministratorsImmigration for University Faculty and Staff2013
Immigration Options for PhysiciansImmigration Options for Physicians2011
AILA National ConferenceGreen Card through Exceptional Ability2010
HR Professional SeminarTips and Pitfalls to Consider When Hiring H-1B Workers2009
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMandamus Training for Lawyers2009
SHRM Annual ConferenceHiring Foreign Talent in Times of Heightened Government Tightening2008
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers -- GAWL Annual ConferenceThe Impact of Global Diversity on Lawyers, Clients and Practice Management2008
I-9 ComplianceImmigration Compliance for HR Professionals2007
Doing Business in AmericaNuts and Bolts of U.S. Immigration Laws for Israeli Companies2007
International Relocations for Israeli CompaniesTransferring Companies and Workers to the U.S.2006
NACUA Annual Conference -- National Association of College and University AttorneysHiring the Foreign National Scholar or Faculty Member2005
International Business AssociationU.S. immigration law, temporary visas, permanent residency visas, and post 9/11 issues2004
SouthEastern Biotechnology ConferenceHiring Foreign Talent in the U.S.2003