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Franklyn G Gokey

Immigration Attorney at Fargo, ND

5.0   28 reviews

also known as F. Snyder Gokey


Licensed for 40 years

About Franklyn

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  1. Immigration
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    Our full range of immigration law services includes nonimmigrant business visas (B1,H-1B,L-1,E-2,TN and others), as well as permanent residency (green cards) based on employment (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3), investment (EB-5), and family ties (spouse, fiancé, relatives). We also advise businesses on work authorization issues, and assist individuals with naturalization.

    19 years

TO WORK. TO WED. TO LEARN. TO LIVE. TO STAY. IMMIGRATION SERVICES IN UPPER MID-WEST. 866-767-5179

The mission of Gokey Immigration Law Office is to provide excellent, rapid, and reliable immigration legal services at an economical price and to reduce the stress and uncertainty of the immigration process for our clients.

Gokey Immigration Law Office engages exclusively in the practice of immigration law. The firm successfully represents businesses and individual clients throughout the United States and abroad.

 

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Licensed for 40 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1982
Updated 10/29/2022
State ND
Status License Expired
Acquired 1983
Updated 01/21/2023

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Gokey Immigration Law Office

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2013
Amazing Lawyer!
Mr. Gokey helped me receive permanent residence status after marriage. He helped us with everything, from our interview process, to our applications. He is very knowledgeable, always easy to reach and extremely devoted to his profession. He gave us great advice and helped guide us in the right direction with the entire process. I would recommend Mr. Gokey to anybody looking for great representation in the Immigration process.
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Posted by Tonya | June 22, 2013
Immigration process for green card
Was very thorough and friendly as we worked to get Kevis green card. They were especially helpful and calming when we had to try and get emergency travel for Kevin to Ireland due to his brother's death.
Posted by Henry | June 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marriage/Family based immigration
Mr. Gokey has helped me with my married-based immigration process for the past 5 years. I would highly recommend his firm for anyone seeking family-based immigration. He is very professional, attentive to clients needs and responsive in communication. The best immigration attorney I have worked with so far.
Posted by Susan | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, Compassionate, Thorough
Franklin (Snyder) Gokey and his associate, Clara Anderson, were excellent partners in navigating the green card process for a family member. The process was complicated by the death, mid-process, of her main sponsor, as well as the Covid virus. They anticipated every scenario regarding the interview process and provided us with the documents that may have been requested or required by the interviewer. Mr. Gokey could not attend the interview with us due to Covid restrictions, but was present via telephone. The process was successful, and we feel that attaining a green card for our family member was due to the compassionate assistance and attention to detail of the Gokey team. I recommend them most strongly for your immigration law needs.
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Posted by Brian and Diego | January 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card and Naturalization
Mr. Gokey is a great attorney for these types of proceedings and his wife Mary is an amazing woman!! We are a same sex married couple and initially met with Mr. Gokey for him to help us understand what our next steps were and how to start the process. We ultimately hired him due to that first meeting! Over the next 4.5 years, which is how long the entire process takes, we worked primarily with his wife Mary as his legal assistant. She is the most wonderful person to work with and we were in constant contact with her throughout the process. She is also very knowledgeable and helpful in this entire process!! Everything went very well through our process and my husband will be a United States citizen next week!!! Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Gokey for everything they have done for us!!
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Posted by Wagner | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Mr. Snyder took care of my immigration paperwork, after I got married. He is a great lawyer, he made the process smoother. His office is very professional and they all do a good job.
Posted by Reza and Gina | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best and worth every penny!
Mr. Gokey and his team are competent, compassionate, thorough, accommodating, transparent and professional. They helped us through the entire process from obtaining the green card to my husband's US citizenship. You can trust this team.
Posted by Wendy | March 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Attorney and an expert in the Field of Immigration Law
Professionalism, smart strategy, expert advice, and kindness make for the exact right combination when a person confronts difficult challenges. The law firm of Franklin G. Gokey and his staff provide exceptional service. They are both professional and personal; providing services that can make the challenges of immigration relief possible for many clients. They personally care for each of their clients; giving them a real chance for a successful outcome on their casework. I had the privilege of working with their law firm and I highly recommend "Snyder" [Franklin] Gokey and his incredible staff .
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Posted by Christine Mejia Cali | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resident card
I would recommend Gokey law offices. they where very professional. we had many questions and always called and asked never did i not get a bad response no matter how big or small my questions they where always there. they where genuine in helping we did not feel like just another case i couldn't ask for a better lawyer.
Posted by Susan | December 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service
We hired the Gokey firm to handle our family's immigration to the USA. Their service has been impeccable, and we are very pleased with the outcome. They are completely professional, and prepared us very well for our immigration interviews. I would definitely recommend their services to others.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable Lawyer and Staff
I, personally, have been working with Snyder and Mary for a while now. We have chased Frank around, like literally! He was still at his old office before and followed him at his own Law Firm now! First, he helped me and my daughter with our Green Card application. Then my husband's Student Visa and eventually his Green Card, which we literally just got in the mail today!!! IT'S BEEN THE BEST DAY EVER!!! :) Frank is very knowledgeable at what he does and advised us on the BEST thing that we would do and guided us all throughout the whole process! He was very willing to help out and answered questions we had. When we had questions in mind, he, or Mary, was very prompt at answering them either through email or call. Again, we would not have done it if not for your knowledge, diligence and your patience. Their staff are very polite, helpful and very welcoming! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Atty. Franklyn Gokey, Mary, the staff and the Gokey Law as a whole for your Immigration needs!!!
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Posted by Sowmya | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply Great!
Snyder and Wendy are extremely helpful, very prompt and transparent. When i was searching for a good law firm, i saw online reviews regarding Gokey law firm and approached them. They did a fabulous job!! Their service was great and exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend this Law-firm to a friend or whoever is looking out for a best and reliable law firm.
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Posted by Aditi | January 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome experience!
It's been awesome experience to work with Gokey law firm. They assisted with documentation for h1b stamping and all went smoothly. They are also assisting with my perm application and I highly recommend this firm for immigration needs.
Posted by KC | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Gokey Law Office did a great job of processing three (3) H-1B petitions for my company this year. They were very professional and incredibly transparent with their work. I always had a full understanding of our status and expectations. Highly recommend.
Posted by joe | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My moms Green Card
I just don't have enough room here to state how happy I am with this firm. communication, attention to detail, and their ability to take a complicated process and make it simple and easy to understand, was nothing less the excellent. They held our hand all the way to the end. I will be forever grateful to Mr Gokey and his staff, truly an exceptional group of human beings. Sarah, your awesome!!!!!
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Posted by Omid | December 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Online review of Gokey Immigration Law Office-H1b case
I work for an engineering company that consulted Gokey Immigration Law Office to work on my H1b case. This office showed a high level of professionalism. They are very experienced with working on H1b visa. These cases usually require more flexibility and creative solutions. Gokey Immigration Law Office develops unique strategies tailored for a client. In addition, they are very easy to communicate through electronic tools. It was very easy to follow their instructions. They are very responsive and understanding of extra obstacles a client might face through the immigration processes. My H1b petition was approved and I know I can trust their team with the next step we are starting to work on soon: Green Card through employment.
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Posted by Sonnel | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome service
If this attorney and there staff were any more attentive, professional and easy to work with then we would have to find a better name for them. It seems I basically gave this law firm my problems and they hit the ground running . Would reccomend them any day.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful and wonderful to work with.
Gokey law firm helped me get through the Green Card process. The process went very smooth and I received my GC without any problems. Thank you very much.
Posted by GP | June 24, 2015
Helpful, Informative, Approachable!
The experience was good. They were very good and helpful. They were very informative. They explained everything in an organized way and also provided checklists. They gave a good timeline on the procedures. They were very professional and friendly to work with. One thing I really liked is they were very client oriented. They do believe in building relationships with clients. Very compassionate and dedicated. The process has been very easy, very detailed, very dedicated, organized, and timely. I think they’re a good company that believes in service. Snyder’s assistant Wendy has been great to work with. Very helpful and informative. Very professional. They know what they’re doing. They don’t take on clients just to bill them. They’re always there to help and guide you. Very approachable. You’re always able to call or email them if you have any questions. They’re very quick to respond also. They understand the requirement. They understand the procedure. I don’t think there are other firms in the area that have as much experience. I believe they’re considered one of the best in the area. My employer also chose them.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2015
Top notch Teamwork
It was a very good experience for our company as this was our company's first time hiring a foreign worker.. Mr. Gokey and his associates kept on top of everything and were very prompt with answering emails and returning phone calls. They were very willing to answer any questions and lead us through the process step by step. Last year our employee’s H1-B didn’t get approved. However, we were impressed on how they kept following through with everything - they even made a trip in near blizzard conditions to send out documents so they would arrive in time to meet the deadline. We decided to work with them again this year, and our worker got her H1-B visa.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gokey Immigration Law Office
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Vogel Law Firm
  • 1986 - 2011
  • Trial Attorney - Tax Division
  • U.S. Department Of Justice
  • 1982 - 1986

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Michigan Business School
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1979

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)
  • 2004 - Present
  • North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • 1984 - Present
  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • 1983 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
  • ND State Board of Accountancy
  • 1984
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Publications

  • North Dakota State University Foreign Students
  • Passport to Payday
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Corporate LiveWire
  • Immigration Law
  • 2015
  • Dakota Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) Annual Conference 2012
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Significance to Young DREAMers
  • 2012
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Canadian, Eh? Legal Issues Presented By Canadians and Others
  • 2012
  • Health Care Industry Client
  • I-9 Questions &Answers: A Group Discussion
  • 2011
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • New Directions in Work Authorization Enforcement
  • 2010
  • Concordia College
  • F-1 Status & Beyond: Student Immigration Information
  • 2009
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • New E-Verify Clause in Federal Contracts
  • 2009
  • People’s Diversity Forum
  • Immigration Basics: Tips for New Americans
  • 2009
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Worker Authorization: Don’t be the Fall Guy for A Broken System
  • 2008
  • Construction Industry Client
  • Work Authorization & I-9s: Advanced Topics and Update
  • 2008
  • North Dakota Society of CPA’s 2008 Management Conference
  • Employers, Illegals & ICE: Getting Business out of the Government’s Enforcement Cross-hairs
  • 2008
  • Rotary
  • The Immigration Debate: A House and Senate Divided
  • 2007
  • Association for Legal Professionals
  • Immigration : The Need for Comprehensive Reform
  • 2007
  • Concordia College
  • Beyond F-1 Status: Immigration Options and Information
  • 2007
  • FM Human Resource Association
  • Immigration Issues for Employers: An HR Perspective
  • 2007
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Help! My Recruit’s an Alien! Be Able to Hire That Top Candidate.
  • 2006
  • Associated General Contractors of North Dakota Annual Conference
  • Help! My Sub’s an Alien: Coping with Enhanced Worksite Immigration Enforcement
  • 2006
  • Health Care Industry Client
  • Work Authorization: Employer Obligations under Immigration Reform and Control Act
  • 2006
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Immigration Basics: An HR Perspective
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Franklyn
Immigration Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gokey is a conscientious and caring attorney. Both his cases and his clients are well prepared for the immigration process, whether before the court or U.S. CIS."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gokey proved to be invaluable in helping me arrange immigration matters for my clients. I have referred a number of clients his way and he has responded in a timely and professional manner."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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