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We are a boutique client-focused family owned and managed law firm focusing on immigration issues and providing services at a fair price in the Miami, Florida area for the past two decades


The law firm of Leslie I. Snyder P.A. has provided counseling to individuals and companies located in the United States and abroad requiring assistance in responding or making applications to the federal immigration authorities.  The scope of our activities includes free telephone consultations with our Board Certified Immigration Lawyer who speaks English and Spanish; preliminary and prompt legal case-background investigations; preparation, filing, and presentation of visa applications for temporary and permanent residence in the U.S.; applications for multi-national investors and transfers to and from the United States; million-dollar entrepreneur applications for lawful permanent residence; Social Security No Match letters and I-9 audits for national and international public and private companies; discrete consultations regarding visas for executive transfers; formation of new U.S. business ventures; investments by foreign companies and nationals; “perm” labor certifications for public and private corporations, financial and medical institutions; customs and border protection and NAFTA Canadian/Mexican consultations; preventative measures for employers; involuntary and voluntary departure orders; Immigration court hearing and appeals; family immigration; the confidential representation of athletes, entertainers, artists, sports figures and teams, and the naturalization of immigrant residents. 


Our fees are determined, as far as possible, at the start of our representation; and our initial evaluation is free via telephone or provided with a nominal charge in person, at which time the client’s needs and requirements are evaluated, and the nature and scope of the representation is determined.  Our fees are based on the professional time and responsibility involved.  We provide alternative and competitive billing arrangements, including fixed or flat fee retainers, competitive hourly rates, bundled monthly rates, and payments via wire transfer, check, cash, credit card, or debit card. Advance payment of fixed fee amounts and retainers against recorded billable time, billed monthly, are required, all as agreed at the start of our representation, and we have recently adjusted (reduced) our hourly rates by 20%, in an effort to assist in today’s economy. A written engagement agreement is required before the client or our firm is committed to the representation.  All efforts will be made to translate the contents of the retention agreement to the native language of the client upon request and to determine the expectations of the client, and the best way to meet those expectations going forward. Leslie I. Snyder founded the firm in 1991 after graduating from law school four years earlier.  She is a native U.S. citizen born in Ann Arbor, Michigan while her father; Lee H. Snyder was attending the University of Michigan Law School, and who grew up in Main Line Philadelphia -- in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Ms. Snyder’s practice focuses on the preparation, filing and presentation of visa applications for temporary and permanent residence in the U.S.; entrepreneur applications (EB-5) for lawful permanent residence; formation of new U.S. business ventures; investments by foreign companies and nationals; customs and border protection; preventative measures and immigration compliance; involuntary and voluntary departures; immigration court hearings and appeals; family litigation and naturalization of immigrant residents. Her undergraduate studies and degrees include foreign language and Spanish language at the Pennsylvania State University, Immaculata College, and West Chester University, in Pennsylvania, and the University of Valencia, Spain.  She was awarded a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Studies (Spanish) at Marywood College in 1982.  She studied law at Notre Dame’s London Campus and at California Western School of Law in San Diego/University of California, San Diego, where she received her Juris Doctor Degree in 1987.  She was admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court in 1988 and the District of Colombia in 1990.  She was admitted to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in June 30, 1999, the Southern District Court in 1988, and the Middle District Court in October 30, 1989.  She is Florida Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law, and a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (“AILA”) since 1987, and a member of the South Florida and Mexico City Chapters of the AILA.   In 2011, she lectured regarding the “Arizona Law” relating to Immigration regulations and constitutional issues at symposiums at St. Thomas University Law School, Miami, Florida and at the Business Referral Group in Coral Gables, Florida. She has been on the panel addressing corporate immigration matters at the Gerson Lehman Group, New York from 2009 – 2013.  She has served twice on the Florida Bar grade review panels for board certification in Immigration and Naturalization Law, serving in an advisory capacity for the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of the Florida Bar.  She spoke on an expert panel in Miami in May 2005 regarding non-immigrant visas and advice for employers.  She regularly attends advanced seminars on immigration and nationality law, including the American Immigration Lawyer’s South Florida Chapter’s South 2010 -2013 CLE, the Florida Bar’s International Law Section 2010 CLE, American Immigration Lawyers’ National Immigration and Nationality Law Seminars, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June, 2004, and in San Francisco, California in June, 2002, She has lectured at the Florida Bar’s Annual Immigration Update, 2006, and NBI Immigration Seminars, 2006 and 2005, and at the Business Referral Group in 2008.  In 2006, she was featured in a Valencia, Spain newspaper, and in 2007-2011 she has been listed as one of 5% of selected lawyers in Florida Superlawyers. From 2012-2013 she has been featured in the Miami Herald as a South Florida Top Rated Lawyer and Legal Leader.  Ms. Snyder is listed Who’s Who and the National Registry of Preeminent Lawyers and recently included in the National Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers. The firm has received the prestigious AV peer rating from 2000-2013. .Ms. Snyder can be reached at or 305-859-9580.




Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    32 years, 3 thousand cases


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  • Jose A Guerrero

    One of the best! I can trust her opinion whenever it comes to any immigration matter. I endorse her without reservation.


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Contact info

Leslie I. Snyder P.A.

4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL, 33146


DCActive 199007/06/2016
FLMember in Good Standing198806/21/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 2015


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListCalifornia School of Law1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLeslie I. Snyder P.A.1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MorissettRemanded From Board of Immigration Appeals
RamirezRemanded From Board of Immigration Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
International Law Quarterly, “Volume VI, No. 3, International Law Quarterly, The Florida Bar, 4/88; “The Immigration Implications of the Employer Sanctions Provisions of IRCA,1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St. Thomas Law SchoolSponsor and Speaker St. Thomas Law School Symposium on Arizona Law2010