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Elena L. Kochutin

Immigration Attorney at Sarasota, FL

5.0   61 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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AS A FIRST-GENERATION AMERICAN, I UNDERSTAND YOUR CHALLENGES. CONTACT ME FOR EFFECTIVE LEGAL ADVICE!

EK Law Office is an immigration law firm that serves businesses, entrepreneurs, families, and individuals. Whether you reside in the United States or a different country, we can help with your U.S. immigration needs. Because the U.S. immigration law is federal in nature, we can assist clients in all fifty states of the United States as well as in any other country of the world.

 

Elena Kochutin, the founding attorney of EK Law Office received her Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from Georgia State University, College of Law in 2007. Elena is licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia and is a member of the State Bar Association of Georgia. She is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court. Elena is fluent in English and Russian. Elena also has an MBA in International Business from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and an MA in Linguistics from the Urals State Pedagogical University in Russia.

 

Elena's area of legal expertise is Immigration and Nationality Law and she is committed to finding the most effective, advantageous and cost-efficient solution to each individual matter. Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, Elena worked for nearly a decade as an immigration paralegal with several of the most reputable immigration law firms in the Atlanta area.

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Licensed for 15 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 02/03/2023

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

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EK Law Office LLC
320 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL, 34236
EK Law Office (mailing address)
3605 Sandy Plains Rd
Ste 240-222
Marietta, GA, 30066
EK Law Office
5815 Windward Pkwy
Suite 302
Alpharetta, GA, 30005
EK Law Office
3101 Cobb Pkwy
Suite 124
Atlanta, GA, 30339
EK Law Office
3365 Piedmont Rd NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA, 30305
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Posted by ALP | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best immigration attorney ever
I was looking for an attorney and I hired Elena, who is a magical attorney. All my comments will be positive because she is the best. There is no negative part. She has found my lost I-130, get it approved. Also my I-485 case is denied and she filed an MTR and get it re-opened again, in a very short time I have been called for an interview and guess what? My green card case has been approved without any problem. She is a very very kind person, she is like a family member, she gives her time to you, she cares you and the most important thing, she very well knows the immigration rules and to say the truth she is more talented and knowledged than a immigration officer that will question you during the interview. My wife also had a very hard case and she threw a light to our way and made her a US Citizen. This could not be without her help. You are the best Elena and thank you for being in our life!
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Posted by AHW | October 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very competent, patient and friendly lawyer – you are in good hands!
Elena handled all cases for my family starting with the L-1A visa process as well as our green card immigration based on Employment-Based Immigration First Preference (EB-1). I am very detailed-oriented and Elena exceeded our expectations because she is so thorough, competent and patiently answered all our questions. She recognized that I needed to know all details and whatever the situation or question she always made sure I understand the process and how we proceed with next steps. Throughout the entire process (both L-1A and EB-1 immigration) Elena gave me the peace of mind I needed. It absolutely did not matter to her whether it was a weekday, Saturday, Sunday, Holiday, what time of the day, etc. She answered, called and responded to whatever question we had right away. She puts her clients and their families first and truly cares about the end to end process. From day one working with Elena she made sure we understand the process and our options during the immigration process, short and long term. Working with Elena means you are in very good hands and you are working with a lawyer who truly cares. I am recommending Elena in a heartbeat! Thank you again Elena for all your help, assistance, professionalism, patience and understanding throughout the process. You are the best!
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Posted by Hatim | August 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Naturalization N400 advising
Elena was really professional, kind and helpful! Took her time to explain and give as much advices as possible to boost my application and confidence. I really do recommend her business. Keep up the great work!
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped deliver positive outcome in a challenging situation
I was making my second attempt at applying for citizenship. I knew I had to get an attorney to helped with this process given some previous and ongoing challenges surrounding my application. I researched and found Attorney Elena. I retained her for my case and from the start to finish, her actions, meticulousness, attention to details and overall broad knowledge of immigration laws allayed all my concerns going into the process. She was organized and helped ensure I gathered ALL documents needed for a favorable decision. I am elated at the outcome and would strongly recommend Attorney Elena to anyone looking for representation through their immigration process.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING
Dealing with Elena has been a pleasure. My case involved an L1-B and an immigration petition that was based on a PERM Labor Certificate. Elena is an incredibly knowledgeable attorney, and was always able to clarify any doubts I had and to propose the best course of action every step of the way, managing the whole process in the most thorough and expeditious manner at all stages. The communication with Elena has also been absolutely seamless, as she’s invariably proven to be impressively responsive, promptly answering all of my questions and providing me with her feedback on any aspects related to the matter, and always with kindness and respect. Needless to say, everything panned out successfully and smoothly. If you need assistance with any immigration-related matter and look for an attorney who can give you the peace of mind of knowing your case is in excellent hands, I can recommend Elena Kochutin with the utmost confidence. Thank you again Elena!
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Posted by Liudmila | April 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST
Ms Elena Kochutin is the BEST Immigration Lawyer you can found! I have found her online and trust to chose her because of the good reviews about her experience. My case was almost to be denied she took it, and work on it with patience and details oriented, she was there every time I reach her. well acknowledge, if you want a great lawyer to treat you like she would treat herself then you have all.
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Posted by Olga | March 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Elena Kochutin worked on my N-400 case, and consulted me regarding my work visa and permanent residentship on multiple occasions. She is always very professional, knowledgeable, patient and supportive. Elena got my N-400 going which made the process of obtaining citizenship easy and clear. When I had any questions, she was always on-call, supporting and providing her always up to date professional knowledge. Elena is awesome! If I ever need any more help or consultations related to immigration I will call her.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top service
My wife and I used Elena's help for our case and she was top notch. We would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Meticulous and relatable lawyer
Elena accompanied us to our third AOS interview. She was on top of everything making sure we had prepared all documents possible before the day. She was also respectful to the office and involved as much as she could during the interview e.g encouraging us to give explanations wherever we were short. It ended up being a quick one with approval on the spot. We are so thankful for you Elena!
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Posted by Sahika | December 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Elena has provided an excellent service and put her excellent knowledge. She is professional, very friendly, welcoming, and easy going. Thank you!!
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
COMPETENT AND PROFESSIONAL!
Highly recommended! I worked with Ms. Kochutin throughout my change of status/I-751 process and it was smooth beginning through end. Approved without an interview! She is HIGHLY competent, professional, attentive, patient, kind, calm and responsive.
Posted by Alan | August 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply THE BEST!
I can't thank Elena enough for her professionalism, patience, kindness and all effort! She was our attorney pretty much since I had a Student Visa through my Green Card, and finally Naturalization. I can't imagine working with anyone else, because it a lot to keep me from going crazy due to the processing times and all involved. Elena is absolutely the BEST, the most CARING, RESPONSIVE and RESPONSIBLE attorney you can find!
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Posted by Kayton | June 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney, great person
I can truly say that she made what would have otherwise been a stressful process seamless! not because she is a miracle worker but because she has so much knowledge that she shows you 2 sides of the coin at all times so you are always prepared. From the moment we met her I felt secure that we were making to right choice. show me a more responsive person that is always on it 100%; I’ll wait. I would highly recommend Elena to anyone and I guarantee you that she will make sure that you understand the process, communicate accurate timelines and follow up with every single detail. There will never be a moment that you are left wondering what is happening and if you do send her a message or call she will respond/answer. Thank you thank you a million times Elena!!!! You are a true professional and I will never ever forget your great service!
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Posted by Swati | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very experienced and knowledgeable!!
I hired Attorney Elena for I-485 green card application and she did a great job. She is very experienced and responds to all your emails and inquiries fast. I had a great experience working with Elena. Her expertise and intelligence are invaluable. I highly recommend her to anyone who has immigration issues!
Posted by Boyan | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer!
Elena is a world star in immigration law! She personally took care of my case and my wife and I couldn’t feel safer before the interview. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very profession and caring
Elena helped me through every single step of my naturalization process. She was always very professional, kind, caring and very knowledgeable. She took her time to always explain everything in clear communication and timely manner. I would HIGHLY recommend her.
Posted by Victoria | March 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Approval of I-601A !
Our family has known Elena for 5-6 years already. She has helped us with several different cases, with each having different circumstances. Elena is an exceptional and very knowledgeable attorney who really empathizes with each situation, you can count on her to find a solution. She is also an excellent communicator, and responds to calls or emails in a very timely fashion. Truly, Elena is an attorney whom you can build immediate trust with! Nowadays many immigration cases are very difficult, long processes. But with Elena, step by step our cases were approved by USCIS. The I-601A (Provisional Waiver) also was approved! Me and my family can not fully express our gratitude for Elena and the work she’s done, helping us start our new life in the United States! Elena, if I could give you 10 stars instead of just 5 I would, you really deserve it for your hard work and persistence!
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Posted by Isaac | March 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, sincere and knowledgeable
I met this attorney after reading numerous reviews about her. From day one, she told me what to expect. She helped with filing my application and followed up on it. She is much interested in the success of her clients and not necessarily the money. She is willing to answer your calls or questions at any moment. She is respectful and just dedicated for what does. I promise you will never regret using this attorney. She listened to my story and told me there is nothing to worry about. Truly, I went to my citizenship interview and got approved. Now I am scheduled for an oath ceremony next week.
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Posted by Caitlin | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Elena did a wonderful job with our case. She is very thorough, knowledgeable and timely in her responses. Elena elleviated much of the stress this process can involve. She always gave us thoughtful and accurate advice. Highly recommend!
Posted by Sherelle & Mikhail | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney!!!
Elena is an exceptional attorney, she handled my case with ease and got it swiftly resolved. She is very knowledgeable, patient and understanding. She is very reassuring and delivers on every promise that she makes. Elena goes the extra mile for her clients. She was always available whether it be by phone, text or email. She is most importantly a genuine person that truly cares for her clients (she even calmed my nerves when I worried about my case), in the end she delivered!!! If there is anyone in need of a great immigration attorney that provides exceptional service I would recommend Elena 10 times over. Thank you again
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • EK Law Office
  • 2011 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Siskind Susser Immigration Lawyers
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kramer & Alfano
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MBA
  • 2012
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama Chapter)
  • Chair, Ancillary Agencies (SSA, DDS) Liaison Committee
  • 2017 - 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama Chapter)
  • Member, USCIS Liaison Committee
  • 2016 - 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama Chapter)
  • Member, AILA Annual GA-AL Chapter Conference Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor 2016
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice 2015
  • AVVO
  • 2015

Publications

  • Russian Town magazine, November 2016 (журнал "Русский Дом", ноябрь 2016 г.)
  • Questions Regarding Immigration and U.S. Visa Applications. (Вопросы Иммиграции и Оформления Виз в США.)
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • 2017 5th Annual Georgia-Alabama AILA Conference
  • What's Love Got To Do With It? K Visas.
  • 2017
  • 2016 4th Annual Georgia-Alabama AILA Conference
  • Fifty Shades of J: In-Depth Look at J-1s
  • 2016
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association Panel for Graduate Students
  • Finding a Job in the United States
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (9)
Endorse Elena
Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have directly worked with Elena on complex and non-complex immigration matters. She is always responsive and is well versed in that area of law. She is a great resource."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elena is a conscientious, detailed-oriented, and hard-working -- everything you would want in your attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elena is very professional and knowledgeable immigration attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Elena is kind, attentive and understanding. I wish her the best in her future endeavors."
Business Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire her!"
Business Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Elena L. Kochutin is not just an excellent lawyer, but also a wonderful person! An expert in her field, Ms. Kochutin puts her heart and soul into each matter and person she deals with. I sincerely endorse, recommend and personally vouch for her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Elena Kochutin as a knowlegeable and experienced immigration lawyer. She is a diligent and highly effective attorney who provides excellent service and high quality representation to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well respected in the legal community"
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Attorney Elena Kochutin for her demonstrated dedication to provide attentive, reliable and legally accurate immigration services to her clients. Counsel Kochutin’s resolve displays a genuine care for her clients and the case outcome. I recommend her without reservations."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Elena and I have worked together on immigration matters in the past. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and she cares for her clients. I recommend Elena for immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Elena is diligent, competent, caring, and thorough immigration counsel. I do not hesitate to recommend her services"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Elena to be very knowledgeable in the field of immigration. She is very responsive."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
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