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Talat Kayar

Immigration Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

4.5   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 14 years
    New York - NY 17 years
    Connecticut - CT 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Talat

Learn Talat’s areas of practice.

I built this law practice on the firm foundations of uncompromising advocacy and unwavering dedication to our clients.  For years I have been representing individuals, families and small businesses in complex immigration law matters, sensitive family matters, frustrating  landlord-tenant disputes and criminal matters with potentially severe consequences (particularly for the specialized needs of immigrants) throughout Southern Florida, New York and Connecticut. I defend immigrants against deportation proceedings, help them obtain their green cards and become U.S. citizens. I counsel families through the sometimes difficult and emotion-filled process of dissolving a marriage and attending to child custody issues. I assist in resolving issues between owners and renters of residential property. I passionately defend clients against criminal prosecution by the State of Florida, especially where criminal matters may have dire consequences on an individual’s immigration situation.

As a Brooklyn native, I earned my BA from the State University of New York, Purchase and my Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, where I served as Articles Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. During my law-school days, I clerked for the Honorable Adlai S. Hardin Jr., at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. I worked as a summer associate at Pekin & Pekin, an international law firm in Istanbul (where I spent a day serving as tour guide and translator to the Honorable Justice Sandra Day O’Connor through Istanbul’s centuries-old Sultanahmet district, the famed Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sofia Museum). I served as a student assistant district attorney for the Brooklyn DA’s office. Then, realizing I was more in tune with the other team, I first interned then began working as a law clerk for Attorney Gerald L. Shargel, famed attorney to the now deceased ‘Teflon Don’, John Gotti, and other interesting New Yorker types.

When I am not defending my clients in nerve-wracking legal matters, I try to relax by teaching yoga at the Cozy Yogi warm power yoga studio here in Lake Worth Florida. Yoga helps me put into practice the eastern philosophies and teachings within Buddhism, Taoism, Zen and the Vedas that I studied so many years ago at SUNY Purchase and at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As a teacher of mine once put it, “The evolution of physical fitness is mental fitness.” And a balanced mind is essential to the practice of law, the practice of yoga and the paths we choose throughout life. I also enjoy learning about history, religions of the world, astronomy, biology, neuroscience, astro and quantum physics, and playing the didgeridoo.

Location

Conrad & Kayar, P.A.
120 South Olive Avenue Ste 705
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Michelle | January 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism par excellent!!
Mr Kayar was hired during my immigration procedure. His professionalism and knowledge of immigration processes enabled my daughter and I who was applying for adjustment of status a very timely and smooth experience. Today, we are proud US citizens. Thanks Mr. Talat Kayar. I would highly recommend him for all immigration matters.
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Posted by Kimberly | June 29, 2016
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Landlord /Tenant resolution
Mr. Kayar responded to my call within the hour. This was very important to me. I was very upset and he quickly put me at ease. I immediately knew I had the right representation. Mr. Kayar offered multiple options and helped me make an informed decision. A letter was drafted and sent. It completely solved my complaint, within 2 hours from my initial call to Mr.Kayar's office. I am thoroughly satisfied with the result.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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Landlord - Resolution
I was a tenant of a condo and the land lord was showing unlawful behavior. Talat Immediately resolved all issues in a timely fashion. He is a great lawyer and truly seeks what is in the best interest of his clients.
Posted by Inga | April 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I hired Mr. Kayar for legal matter, and i could have not been more impressed. Most all communication was done through e-mail. He was efficient, and always offering a fast response to every question. I felt very well taken care of as a client. The outcome i received was much better then expected.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2014
Excellent Lawyer and Service
I had consulted a couple of lawyers before a friend recommended Mr.Kayar. After the first meeting we decided to hire him. I liked that he went over all the information with us and made sure we understood the process, prepared all the paperwork, came to the interview, has kept us informed, and has handled my case in a very pleasant and professional way. I am very satisfied and happy we decided to hire Mr. Kayar and I have recommended his services to several people already.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2014
more than great lawyer
I hired Mr. Talat Kayar after numerous Consultation From other lawyers who honestly i wasnt too sure what to do. A friend referred him to me. I called him and he really made time for me even when i wasnt sure what to do. He made himself available through my hectic work schedule. He understand and gave me the best advice and i am super happy with the service i got. Thanks to him i can be with my son without a hassle. I will definitely use him going forward again. Excellent lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2014
Excellent service
I met Mr.Kayar after consulting a few other attorneys to help me with the mess of a situation i had. On my first visit i was immediately drawn to Mr. kayar and his team from their friendly, pleasant and professional environment. After reviewing my case he gave me his suggestions, however along the way, he kept me informed and up to date with my case. I am very satisfied and happy with the wonderful job Mr. Kayar and his team has done and will definitely recommend him to anyone in need of his services . Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2014
Wonderful Experience & Highly Successful Outcome
I hired Mr. Kayar on the recommendation of a friend for a serious immigration matter. He and his team provided me with a seamless experience from first meeting to the final call. They turned a highly stressful situation around all the while ensuring I fully understood each step along the way. I am so grateful for being recommended this company for my immigration matter and I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Farley | February 11, 2019
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Talat Kayar
I was referred to Mr. Kayar by a relatives and I have to say I could not be more impressed. From the get go, Mr. Kayar had put me at ease and help me settle down my nerve while navigating through this current immigration system. All my questions were answered in a timely manner and he was very professional in providing me the best legal advice throughout my whole immigration proceeding. Mr. Kayar is a lawyer that I would recommend to anyone currently dealing with any immigration process.
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Posted by Cindy | November 6, 2017
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I do not recommend
In my experience, this lawyer did not work very deligently. He was very slow on replying to questions and concerns. In addition, he did not seem very knowledgeable of immigration issues at all. So it ended up costing me and my family money and above all time which we didn't have.
Response from Talat Kayar December 6, 2017
A lawyer’s duty to keep client confidences has few exceptions and in an abundance of caution I do not feel at liberty to respond in a point by point fashion in this forum. Suffice it to say that I do not believe that the post presents a fair and accurate picture of the events. I truly do understand your concerns and need for a quick response. However, the current immigration landscape is rapidly changing, growing more complicated, more anti-immigrant than ever before and as a result, more dangerous and detrimental where an incorrect or inappropriate action is taken. Taking this into consideration, I make an effort to gather and corroborate as much information as possible and research the appropriate laws, and changing policies and procedures before choosing and following a given course of action. Sometimes this can take more time than initially anticipated, especially where a given client's immigration history spans years. Experience has taught me that a thorough and well-thought out immigration plan works out better than a rapid-response. Patience and understanding of all the facts and circumstances and applicable rules and laws is key. Cindy, I am more than willing to take this conversation offline to attempt to resolve your situation as I do not believe we can accomplish anything constructive on this forum. Should you ever need it, my door is always open. Thank you and kind regards,
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Conrad & Kayar, P.A.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Gerald Shargel
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Pekin & Pekin -- Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Intern
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • United States Bankruptcy Court For The Southern District Of New York
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Document Production Specialist
  • Kelly, Drye & Warren
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • State University of New York, College at Purchase
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish
  • Spanish

Publications

  • Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • Editor
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Reform Panel Discussion
  • Proposed Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Talat
Immigration Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Talat is a fantastic lawyer and a great person to work with. He has a real talent for breaking down complex legal issues into simple terms. We've worked together several times and our clients have always been thrilled with the results."
Immigration Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Talat has been nothing but professional to deal with. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and cares for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kayar is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who will represent his client zealously, but within the bounds of the law, committed to maintaining the highest possible level of professionalism, always."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Talat is my go to attorney on all Immigration matters. I confidently refer all of my clients who were charged with crimes, who need immigration counsel to Talat. All referrals are a reflection on you the attorney and I am truly confident in Talat's abilities to work hard for clients and do tremendous work. He is very knowledgeable on the law and is a dilligent worker who is very responsive to the inquiries and needs of his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Talat is a talented and passionate lawyer. He works tirelessly for his clients. He has managed amazing results for any and every immigration client that we have worked on together. I am proud to endorse Mr. Talat Kayar."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am proud to endorse Talat Kayar, an exceptional and well-qualified counselor. I have known him since 2012 and have worked with him on immigration, contractual, civil litigation, criminal, and negligence matters. Talat pays much attention to detail and more importantly, his clients come first. Always aggressive in the courtroom, this is the attorney to get the job done!"
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West Palm Beach Immigration Lawyer Talat Kayar
Talat Kayar
Immigration Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation