Looking for legal options to live and work in the United States? I am here to help and guide you!
The primary focus of my professional legal career is the practice of U.S. Immigration Law.
What can I do for YOU?
It is my goal to smoothly secure the most appropriate type of visa or other immigration benefit that best suits my client's individual need. Promoting my client's understanding of the various types of visas and the manner in which they can be most appropriately utilized is crucial to me.
Having been practicing U.S. immigration law nearly exclusively since August 2003 and being a registered member of AILA, I am experienced and well-trained in U.S. Immigration matters and am competent to answer your questions and handle your immigration situation.
How am I qualified?
I obtained my license as a lawyer in April 2002, becoming a fully licensed and accredited attorney in Florida, eligible to practice in the highest court of the State of Florida, as well as within the entire federal domain of U.S. Immigration Law, including its agencies.
Consequently, I can represent you or your company worldwide, no matter where you are located. My immigration practice involves virtually all offices of USCIS in the United States, as well as many Embassies and Consulates of the United States across the globe.
I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise on matters of U.S. immigration law, visa policy, business law and business practices, and issues surrounding business consulting. I am a mentor to many fellow Immigration lawyers and am an active moderator and contributor on immigration lawyer Facebook Groups and Communities, as well as the author of licensed practitioner toolkits for lawyers for certain Visa types.
I also serve as an Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College in the Paralegal Studies department, teaching an introductory immigration law course within the Bachelor Degree level paralegal studies program.
Whom do I represent?
The bulk of my cases revolve primarily around business immigration, assisting clients from the world over with working in the United States on various types of business- or employment-based visas. (visas and green cards)
As an experienced immigration attorney, my cases revolve primarily around business immigration, assisting clients from the world over with working in the United States on various types of business- or employment-based visas.
My immigration law practice is located in St. Petersburg, Florida, and serves the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area. My practice focuses heavily on:
• business owners,
• degreed professionals,
• specialized workers,
• musical performers, and
• athletes, to name a few.
I also frequently represent:
• casual would-be visitors and prospective tourists to the United States,
• foreign/international students,
• interns, trainees, exchange visitors, and
• short-term business visitors.
I offer discounted legal fees to non-profit organizations. Read about my fee structure.
While my practice originates from the greater metropolitan area of Tampa Bay, Florida, I represent clients (individuals and businesses) worldwide.
Lastly, I also have Cybersecurity certification and offer tech advice and services to Solo and Small Law Firms.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|ProBono Service Award||William Blews, Stetson Univ. College of Law||2000|
|Committee Member||Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) Committee||2017 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||St. Petersburg College||2014 - Present|
|Partner / Sole Practitioner||Steven A. Culbreath, PA||2004 - Present|
|Realtor© Associate||Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage||2015 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Jaensch Immigration Law Firm||2003 - 2008|
|Asst. State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney -- 12th Jud.Cir.||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Division of Real Estate||Sales Associate||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Realtors||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Association of Realtors||Member||2014 - Present|
|Better Business Bureau||A+ Rating||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association, (Central Florida chapter)||Member||2006 - Present|
|Florida Notary Public||N/A||2004 - Present|
|St. Petersburg and Clearwater Bar Assoc.||Member||2002 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Rainmakers||Member||2011 - 2012|
|St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce||Member||2007 - 2010|
|Amazon.com||Comprehensive Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law (2019-2020 ed.): Revised and Updated||2019|
|Amazon.com||Playing Chess with Honeybees||2018|
|Amazon.com||The United States of TRUMP||2017|
|Florida Bar News||The more Bees, the Better||2016|
|Amazon.com||Comprehensive Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law (2016 Ed.)||2016|
|EB5info.com (online)||A Victory for Transparency? EB-5 Visa Attorneys Comment on the Release of Adjudicator Training Materials||2011|
|The Consular Posts Book||Guidelines to Consular Processing in FRANKFURT , Germany||2009|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2008|
|Siete Dias - Spanish Newspaper||Update on Immigration Reform in light of upcoming elections||2008|
|German-American Florida Pages (2008)||Comparison of different ways to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence||2008|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2007|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2007|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2006|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2004|
|ezinearticles.com||Misc Immigration Articles||N/A|
|Florida Sun Magazin (German)||Various Articles||N/A|
|Stetson University College of Law||Juris Doctor / Dr.iur.||2000|
|University of South Florida||B.A. cum laude||1998|
|University of Florida||Master Beekeeper Program||N/A|
|Latinos United Club||Know Your Rights as an Immigrant||2017|
|Seminar Series -- Germany 2013||Immigration Options for Managers, Executives, Entrepreneurs and Investors||2013|
|Webinars (ongoing)||Business Immigration Options||2011|
|International Real Estate Panel||Immigration Issues of Int'l Home Buyers||2009|
|International Council Update on Immigration Issues for Realtors||Immigration Issues for Realtors||2009|
|Update on U.S. Immigration Law||Update on U.S. Immigration Law||2008|
|United Kingdom Real Estate Investment Options Mission||Investment options for would-be immigrants||2007|
|Chief Executive Officer (L-1 ext.)||Approved|
|Restaurant Purchase (E-2)||Approved|
|IT Company Start-up (L-1)||Approved|
|Possible Claim to U.S. Citizenship||Approved|
|Solar Power Technology Firm (L-1)||Approved|
|Pre-School Franchise (E-2)||Approved|
|Fusion Restaurant (L-1)||Approved|
|Science Teacher (H-1B)||Approved|
|Medical Technology (L-1)||Approved|
|Coffee Vending Machine Service (E-2)||Approved|
|Wholesale European Tile Sales (E-1)||Approved|
|Construction & Remodeling Company (E-2)||Approved|
|Sprayfoam Insulation Company (E-2)||Approved|
|Real Estate Company Franchise (E-2)||Approved|
|Marketing Manager (H-1B)||Approved|
|Commercial Cleaning Company (E-2)||Approved|
|Database Manager / Systems Engineer (H-1B)||Approved|
|Business Management Consultant (L-1)||Approved|
|Management Analyst (H-1B)||Approved|
|Residential Construction Company (E-2)||Approved|
|Teacher with Focus on Autism-spectrum programs (EB-2/NIW)||Approved|
|Professional Dog Breeder (E-1)||Approved|
|Luxury RV Resort (B-1 / E-2)||Approved|
|Webhosting and IT Services (B-1)||Approved|
|Investment in Existing Hair Salon (E-2)||Approved|
|Tax Services and Accounting Firm (E-2)||Approved|
|Software Engineer - Programmer (H-1B)||Approved|
|Property Management Company (L-1)||Approved|
|Commercial Trucking Company (E-2)||Approved|
|Choir Group (P-3)||Approved|
|Food Processing Machinery Company (L-1)||Approved|
|Pool Service Company (E-2)||Approved|
|Commercial Refrigeration (L-1)||Approved|
|Operations Manager (L-1)||Approved|
|Hair Salon Owner/Operator (E-2)||Approved|
|Travel Tour Operator/Manager (L-1)||Approved|
|Wine Bar (B-1 with subsequent change to E-2)||Approved|
|Recapture of Time (L-1)||Approved|
|Marketing & Operations Manager (L-1)||Approved|
|Int'l Student w/ Prior Overstay (F-1)||Approved|
|Removal of Conditional Status w/Waiver||Approved|
|Travel Agency (E-2)||Approved|
|Adjustment of Status of EB-4 Relig. Worker||Approved|
|DV-Lottery based Adjustment for Family||Approved|
|Marketing Manager (H-1B)||Approved|
|Real Estate Business (E-2)||Approved|
|Coffee Import Business (E-2)||Approved|
|Car Export Business (E-2)||Approved|
|Multinational Executive (EB-1)||Approved|
|Traditional Folk Band (P-3)||Approved|
|Personal Watercraft Repair Business (E-2)||Approved|
|Deferred Action (DACA)||Approved|
|Computer & Information Systems Manager (H-1B)||Approved|
|Tour Operator - Event Coordinator (E-1)||Approved|
|DV-Lottery Based Adjustment of Status||Approved|
|Foreign Resident DV-Lottery based Immigrant||Approved|
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