|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certification in Immigration & Nationality Law||The Florida Bar||2010|
|Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition||United States Congress||2010|
|Principal Attorney||SilzerLaw Chartered||1995 - Present|
|General Counsel / Special Assistant Attorney General||Metro State College of Denver||1994 - 1997|
|General Counsel||University of Central Florida||1993 - 1994|
|Human Resources Counsel||Florida Board of Regents||1986 - 1992|
|Principal Attorney||Law Offices of Scot A. Silzer||1981 - 1985|
|Attorney at Law||Edes & Rosen PA||1980 - 1981|
|Attorney||Supena & Nyman||1977 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1986 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|EOIR Removal Defense||Asylum Granted|
|EOIR Removal Defense||Granted Withholding of Removal|
|EOIR Removal Defense||Case Dismissed.|
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|Vision Magazine||EB5 Update||2011|
|Nossa Gente||EB5 Update - Latest Developments for Investment Green Card||2011|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Labor Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1999|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||Education||MA - Masters||1986|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Knox College||Mathematics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1974|
|Preparing for College - AVID||Undocumented Students and the Journey to College||2014|
|Immigration Basics and Beyond||O and P Visas||2014|
|Workshop for International Students - Stetson University||Success in USA||2011|
|International Student Workshop - Knox College||Immigration Laws Applicable to International Students||2011|
|International Student Workshop - Bradley University||Issues of Concern for International Students||2011|
|International Student Center - Valencia College||International Student Issues||2011|
|HR Workshop - Bethune Cookman University||Hiring the Foreign National||2011|
|Business Workshop - Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber||Business and Investment Visas||2011|
Posted by anonymous
We were in need for an immigration attorney located in Orlando area, while leaving in another state and pretty much took a chance by contacting Silzer law out of all options. It turned out to be the best decision. We are same sex couple who straggled to adjust one of partners status due to an outstanding NTA notice that was never filed with the court. after years of working with attorneys and getting nowhere, Scot Silzer was able to do a magic and close the NTA notice. Now, with green card in hand, we can certainly say that Scot is a professional who unlike other attorneys takes your case personally and does the job right.
Posted by Cheryl
When I found myself in a frustrating situation with the immigration process, two people recommended Scot Silzer to me. I am so thankful to Scot and his staff for helping me navigate through the entire process. Our situation was complicated because we were given wrong information before entering the U.S. which put us in a bad place with immigration. I initially tried self-education and going through ".gov" following all the directions carefully. However, after 18 months of frustration, I contacted Silzer Law. Things began to move along with good results. And we didn't have to go to the office with every consultation. There was good phone and e-mail communication and advice each step of the process. As we anticipate traveling outside the U.S. it is wonderful that the whole family is in the same line when we return home. Truly an immigration specialist! Fair, informative, competent!
Posted by anonymous
To put it simply, it is down to Scot Silzer that we are still in the United States – that I am on the point of gaining my American citizenship and that my same-sex partner seems to be on the fast track to a green card.
Scot has assisted us with our immigration issues almost from the moment we set foot in Florida eight years ago. His expertise has consistently led to our making wise choices throughout the process of seeking legal residency and citizenship. For example, his direction as to the most appropriate route for permanent residency led to my gaining a green card much sooner than similarly qualified friends represented by different firms – and, I might add, for a significantly more reasonable fee than they ended up paying! Another example: Scot, against the rapidly shifting landscape of gay law reform, advised me early on to marry my partner out of state. This move has put us in a favourable position for the early recognition of my partner’s immigration status.
One of the things my partner and I most admire about Scot is his absolute honesty. At no stage did he allow us to get carried away with unrealistically optimistic predictions. Rather, with every decision to be made he kept us fully informed of the consequences, good and bad. There certainly have been difficult patches where we have been close to packing up and heading back to our country of origin. But each time, this reasoned approach coupled with Scot’s unfailingly calm, friendly demeanor has reassured us to the point where we decided it was worth continuing.
Scot’s advice has not been confined purely to immigration matters. There are have been several instances where we have approached him and his team for guidance sorting out issues of career and finances. In each instance this professional advice was delivered without charge.
Our journey through the immigration labyrinth is not yet quite complete – the reason why this review is anonymous. However, I can say with absolute assurance that for anything to do with immigration, one would be hard pressed to find a more skilled guide and advocate – and a more decent human being – than Scot Silzer.
Daniela Pulcini, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
Mr. Silzer is an outstanding immigration law attorney and I am very happy that he has been my mentor on business immigration law for the past two years. Mr. Silzer is not only extremely knowledgeable in immigration law, but he also has a thorough understanding about business law and corporate structures, which is incredibly valuable when dealing with sophisticated clients such as foreign and American corporations, investors, and company executives. This combined knowledge makes Mr. Silzer without a doubt the best attorney in his field of expertise. I highly endorse Mr. Silzer as an immigration attorney and as a mentor.