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Alen Takhsh

Immigration Attorney at Evanston, IL

5.0   131 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    60%
    Atty. Alen Takhsh established Takhsh Law P.C. on the principle of providing compassionate legal counsel to those facing both straightforward and complex Immigration issues. He is devoted to his clients' success, and his reviews speak for themselves!

    13 years

  2. Asylum
    20%
    Atty. Takhsh has an astute understanding of the complexity of modern-day asylum law and understands the human element behind each case. To genuinely care and advocate valiantly are what he does best.

    13 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Atty. Takhsh has successfully represented individuals and families in removal proceedings throughout the U.S., never losing sight of what he is fighting for, i.e. helping his clients realize their American Dream.

COMPASSIONATE, EFFECTIVE LEGAL HELP WITH STRAIGHTFORWARD AND COMPLEX IMMIGRATION CASES.

Alen Takhsh is the Owner and Principal Attorney at TAKHSH LAW, P.C. and leads a successful and dynamic legal practice focused on Immigration Law and Removal Proceedings.

Alen has successfully represented clients in various proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. His Immigration Law practice includes family based petitions, fiancé(e) visas, removal of condition on green cards, asylum, adjustment of status, naturalization, removal/deportation defense and consular processing through the National Visa Center (NVC), to name a few. As someone whose family immigrated to the U.S. nearly three decades ago, Alen has a uniquely intimate knowledge of and appreciation for the often unpredictable U.S. Immigration process. He is keenly aware of the human element in every case, never losing sight of what is at stake.

In addition to serving individuals and families, Alen's work with small and mid-sized corporations and startups in various job sectors has afforded him the ability to analyze cases from multiple angles, especially those involving Immigration for employment, business and investment purposes. Continued referrals from past clients and colleagues alike are a testament to his approach to passionate and compassionate advocacy. 

Alen received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Chicago and his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School. In law school, he received an Honorable Mention for the Respondent’s Memorandum at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition in Vienna, Austria and the Third Best Oralist award at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Alen also served as the Candidacy Editor for the Journal of Computer and Information Law (JCIL) and Federal Judicial Extern for the Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan of the Northern District of Illinois. 

In the spirit of community building, Alen serves on the boards of Heartland Alliance International and the National Immigrant Justice Center, two not-for-profit organizations under Heartland Alliance dedicated to providing housing, healthcare, jobs, justice and pro bono immigration services to those in need. He is also a volunteer attorney with the JMLS International Human Rights Clinic and the Moran Center for Youth Advocacy in Chicago and Evanston, respectively. In the past, Alen has served on the NexGen Board of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans since October 2009 and as its Co-Chair from 2012 to 2015.

Alen enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs, Misiu and Piper, as well as marathons, triathlons and fishing. He speaks Assyrian, Farsi, German and English.

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"July 17th L.A. immigration law workshop with speaker Alen Takhsh, Esq., who Pars would like to thank for dedicating his time and expertise for this valuable event." - Pars Equality Center, 2014
"July 17th L.A. immigration law workshop with speaker Alen Takhsh, Esq., who Pars would like to thank for dedicating his time and expertise for this valuable event." - Pars Equality Center, 2014
Licensed for 15 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/06/2023

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TAKHSH LAW, P.C.

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Alen received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Khuaja Mohammaddin | September 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Alen Takhsh is one of the best immigration attorney. I and my family had a great experience with Alen, he was very efficient, organized, highly professional, kind, and compassionate. Alen helped my family with their asylum. Alen’s expertise and excellence in his profession have incredibly contributed as a result my family received asylum in the United States. We were always able to reach Alen by phone and Email, and there were no communication issues. Moreover, Alen’s caring and compassionate personality and proficiency impressed our family friend. while my family was attending their asylum interview with Alen, one of our family friends who was accompanying my family met Alen, Alen's caring and compassionate personality impressed our family friend and she called me and thanked me for doing my homework and finding such a good attorney. The family friend stated that if she ever needs legal assistance, she will definitely hire Alen. I strongly recommend Alen for immigration matters!
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Posted by Ismail | September 1, 2022
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Thanks Mr Alen and his team
Mr Alen Takhsh was my attorney in my citizenship process . I’m really impressed by his professionalism and responsibility. He prepares everything that is needed in proper work and on time. After applying, he was very good to me when ever I have doubt always answer my call or text he always update about my case before I open my males form USCIS.He also prepare me personally before for my interview at his office and at Google meet conference. I’m really glad to have a chance to work with Mr Alen Takhsh .I really thanks Botton of my heart Mr Alen and his team.
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Posted by NABEEL | August 28, 2022
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N400 APPLCATION
amazing LAW FIRM , great listener of the case , made application as simple as possible helped in each step of the journey to NATURALIZATION reviewed application multiple times before submitting mock interview was done multiple times , face to face and over the phone prepared how to speak and what words to choose when answering the OFFICER given all the tips ..HOW TO ANSWER and HOW much to answer the officer On the day of interview , last rehearsal was done in waiting area , just before the real interview discussed and planned all the weak points in the N400 application and prepared in advanced how to tackle each weakness HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2022
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Super Immigration Lawyer
There are immigration attorneys…there are excellent immigration attorneys…and then, there is an additional sphere of a super attorney who has an outstanding grasp on subject matter and, is responsive, greatly understands clients needs, and ensures the immigration process is smoothly and swiftly managed. Alen Takhsh (Takhsh law group) is that super attorney! Among many attorneys we had discussions when starting our naturalization process, Alen stood out with his know-how, calming attitude in answering every question, fast responses, and more importantly showcasing a great care and attention to details. With his own background/story, Alen connected with us instantly! He has a knack of simplifying the whole process with crystal clear clarity. Alen’s team, especially, Nicky is outstanding in helping with application preparation, answering any questions with lightening fast responses, and ensuring the paperwork is submitted accurately and in timely manner. Alen is always available to answer the questions during the process whether he is in office or traveling (domestically or internationally). You never feel you are waiting for answers or do not have clarity on what to expect. Alen’s ability to connect with his clients is superb. For us, Alen was our “lucky mascot” during our interview. If we were to ever do it again or make a recommendation to anyone in our professional or social circles, Alen & Takhsh law group is our only choice /recommendation. Thank you very much, Alen and Nicky, without you our naturalization process could not be as smooth, easy, efficient, and more importantly enjoyable!
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Posted by Dave | July 27, 2022
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Great legal service that cares about you
I worked with Alen to help get my wife’s visa. The process can already be tedious and confusing but even with covid and some family health problems to slow the process, they were patient and there to help us. . Alen and his team always got back to us in a timely manner and went out of their way to let us know they care. It took longer than any of us had hoped with all of the setbacks but he saw us through until we finally got it. Thanks so much, Alen and Nicky.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2022
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EXCEPTIONAL LEGAL SERVICE
I am particularly delighted at the proactive, swift and professional legal services rendered at Alen Takhsh Law Firm. I will recommend this firm any day and any time as a result of my amazing immigration experience with them. A BIG Thank you particularly to Alen, Nicky and the entire team for your efforts in making my immigration dream a reality!!!
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Posted by Ali | July 12, 2022
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Truly rewarding
Working with Taksh Firm PC has truly been a rewarding experience that comes with gratitude for having learned of their practice. Throughout your legal journey, you feel like they're rooting for you, and supportive of your case alongside you--not above you. Their office stands out because of the humanity, professionalism and diligence that you receive. Their practice is upfront, honest and respectful of your time and money. They promptly respond to any questions/concerns you have, and you feel heard and understood. In short, they're the whole package. Our case has been successfully approved. Thank you!
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Posted by Romeo | June 27, 2022
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The best legal team to have on your side!
Alen and his amazing staff not only helps you navigate the complexities of Citizenship, but approaches each case with professionalism, integrity and most importantly the understanding and compassion that an immigrant may need with the challenges of the naturalization process. They have a vast understanding of the law and a constant pulse on political climate and adjust their strategy accordingly to fit their clients needs. From the American dream to an American reality, Takhsh law group changes lives for immigrants! I am honored to have been such a client! Highly recommended!
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Posted by Mehdi | June 12, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended
I'm happy that I reached out to Alen. He was so helpful regarding preparing my application for adjustment status. I tried to talk to few local attorneys and everyone was ambiguous about simple questions. He even helped me few days later when I reached out to him. Highly recommended
Posted by Camilo | May 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Residency
We hired Mr. Takhsh who helped me achieve my Residency every step of the way. We felt very comfortable working with him.
Posted by YZ | May 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience with green card application. Highly recommend.
We had an amazing experience applying for a green card with the help of Alen and Nicky. Alen and Nicky are extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and efficient. From the very beginning, they addressed all our questions clearly and honestly. They always responded quickly and made themselves available when needed. They're extremely efficient in their work. We ended up receiving the green card within a year of submitting the application, thanks to Alen and Nicky who made the entire process easy, smooth, and stress-free. I'd recommend this place to anyone and will definitely use them again if anything comes up in the future.
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Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, YZ! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Monique 0 | May 24, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest
I honestly wish I could give more than five stars. I had spoken to another lawyer previously regarding my case and something in my gut told me to get a second opinion. I contacted Takhsh Law firm and I am extremely appreciative of his honestly, his knowledge and his patience. He could have EASILY given me stupid advise, took my money and leave me devastated, which is what I think the previous lawyer wanted to do. He patiently spoke to me and gave AMAZING advice. Thank you. If anyone out there wants a honest and amazing team to work with I'm definitely recommending Takhsh Law Firm. Mr. Nicky as well was very pleasant and guided me on making my final decision.
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Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Monique! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Narine | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer!
Alen is AMAZING!! He is not only a brilliant immigration attorney, but also caring and went beyond his requirements and responsibilities in order to help us with our case. Alen is very easily accessible, and responds to emails and phone calls almost immediately. I would recommend Alen to anyone who is looking for an immigration attorney.
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Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Narine! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Maryam | May 1, 2022
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Professional and empathetic
I reached out to Alen for my mom’s immigrant visa application after former president travel ban on non-immigrant and immigrant visas for Iranian nationals went to effect. This was a very stressful time in my life because my mom’s non-immigrant visa got recently denied due to travel ban as well. Alen and his team were so professional, helpful and they started working on the case immediately. They were so empathetic and understanding. They practically forced me to see the light at the end of the tunnel when I strongly believed that there was none. Thanks to all of their hard work and support, my mom received her immigrant visa and we will be reunited shortly.
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Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Maryam! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Abdurrahman Ejdier | April 25, 2022
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Amazing service
Alen and Nicky they are very Professional and patient They know exactly what they are doing, they respond very fast and trying to make your case look good as much as possible .
Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Abdurrahman! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Cauchy | March 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration lawyer
I had an amazing experience with Takhsh Law. Alen and his team are experts in their fields, they provided excellent service and guidance In the process of applying for my green card. This process can be stressful with all of the uncertainty of this world right now , I highly recommend Takhsh Law if you are looking for peace of mind and great service, you won’t regret it . Thank you Alen Thank you Nicky
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Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Cauchy! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Savin | February 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best lawyers
Alen Takhsh was great to work with, thank you so much for your hard work on our case ( K1 visa ) and for being so patient with us and explain the process step by step for our immigration case. I highly recommend this immigration law firm to anyone who need help with their status.
Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Savin! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Dawid | February 26, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
I’m very happy that I chose this law firm to help me with my case. Feel free to contact them if you need any immigration help and they will help you.
Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Dawid! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Ashoor | February 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced - Professional - Dedicated
Retained Takhsh Law for our case and couldn't be more happier with our result. Alen Takhsh was great to work with, he is professional, caring, dedicated and explain the process step by step as you go this journey of immigration case. He got us the result we needed and now my wife and I can start the rest of the chapters of our lives. I'd highly recommend this immigration law firm to anyone who seeks help with their status.
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Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Ashoor! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
Posted by Siddharth | February 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Adjustment of Status for Permanent Resident
I highly recommend Taksh Law, PC. Alen is highly experienced and has an incredible understanding of immigration law on top of being genuine, personable, and transparent. The best thing I like about Alen is the honest advice. He gave me answers that were right and not what I just wanted to hear and there were multiple occasions where this happened. This honest advice meant everything to us. Alen helped us out to clear our second interview for Adjustment of Status for Permanent Resident. I received my GC after three weeks of our second interview. My wife and I are 100% satisfied with his service and will never think twice about contacting him again when it comes to immigration services.
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Response from Alen Takhsh June 2, 2022
Thank you, Siddharth! Elated we were able to meet/exceed your expectations. :-) Gratefully, TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Principal Attorney
  • TAKHSH LAW, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • The University of Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • I-601A to Green Card
  • Green Card Granted

Associations

  • Heartland Alliance International
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The John Marshall Law School Alumni Board
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2019
  • PAAIA NexGen (Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2019
  • JMLS Journal of Computer and Information Law
  • Candidacy Editor
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Middle Eastern Law Student Association
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • German
  • Spanish
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Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Honorable Mention
  • Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition
  • N/A
  • Third Best Oralist Award
  • Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • N/A
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Publications

  • John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law
  • Enhancing National Security Through Trade With Iran: A Call To Revise The Export Administration Act of 1979
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Asylum Law Training for Pro Bono Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Asylum
  • 2017
  • Human Rights for Syrians Clinic
  • Asylum Law 101
  • 2016
  • Pars Equality Center's Immigration Law Workshop
  • Asylum; Green Card; Citizenship
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Alen for years and he is the only attorney that I will work with for any and all immigration needs. He is a zealous advocator and puts his client's needs above all. I highly recommend him!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alen is an excellent immigration attorney, we refer most of our immigration clients his way!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is thoughtful and compassionate in his approach to his clients, colleagues, and practice overall. He goes out of his way to help people, and in most simple terms, he's a "giver." His personal experiences as an immigrant give him an edge as an immigration attorney. I highly recommend Alen."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is a smart and good-natured attorney who clearly finds fulfillment in the excellent work he does for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Every time I have a client who requires immigration counsel I send them to Alén. He is competent, friendly, and responsive. His passion for his work is palpable."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is a trusted resource for anyone who is in need of a great immigration lawyer. He is truly passionate about his work and his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Alen at a community service event, and will work with him in the future. He is compassionate, and cares to help people a like. A rare attorney, with a rare passion. I would hire him immediately."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is my go to attorney for all immigration matters. He cares deeply for his clients and for the cause of justice in general and it shows in his work. He is knowledgeable, professional and very personable. It is a pleasure to know him and be able to refer clients to him."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is a true advocate and you can tell that from the first time you meet him. As such, Alen is the only attorney I refer immigration matters to. I give him my highest endorsement."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is a very compassionate, competent, and diligent attorney. Alen and I have spoken about a number of different legal issues. He is incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in the area of immigration law. Whenever I have an immigration issue before me, Alen is the first on my list to call! I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Although I have known Alen for many years, I've only recently had the opportunity to work on a case with him. While I have always held Alen in high regard, I was particularly impressed with his complete understanding of the applicable laws and his compassion for his clients. Alen is an attorney that truly cares about the people he represents. I strongly recommend Alen for immigration law and related matters."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Takhsh is an excellent attorney. He is thorough, intelligent, and aggressive. Atty. Takhsh's writing skills are superior to many lawyers and he has a talent for public speaking and in court (trials.) In matters we have worked together, I found Atty. Takhsh to be very organized and well-prepared. He evaluates every aspect of the case and he thinks outside of box. I highly recommend him to the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is extremely knowledgeable about immigration law and he genuinely cares about his clients. I have referred cases to him and the clients have been delighted with his work. I highly recommend him and will continue to send clients his way. As the political scene dramatically changes the legal landscape for immigration, Alen is constantly updating his knowledge of the regulatory restrictions. If you have immigration questions, give Alen a call."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred him all my immigration matters and will continue to do so. He has done well for my clients. I strongly recommend him for all your immigration needs."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alen is a trusted advisor. I would not hesitate to go to him with the most serious of legal matters."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is an EXCELLENT attorney. He is the only attorney I trust with my clients that need an immigration attorney!"
Immigration Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alen is a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients serving them zealously and with a high level of competence. He applies his diligent work ethic and vast legal knowledge to reach the most favorable outcome for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Friend
"Alen enjoys the highest reputation for integrity and success on behalf of his Clients. He is our "go to" when it comes to immigration matters. I am proud to endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Takhsh is very passionate and hardworking attorney. His knowledge of immigration law is incredible. I have personally learned a lot to apply to my own practice from Mr. Takhsh. You can rest assured that you are caring and capable hands with Alen Takhsh and I fully endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Takhsh. He is extremely knowledgable about immigration law, he is detail oriented, and he genuinely cares about his clients. I have referred cases to him and every client has been thrilled with his work. I recommend him and will continue to send clients his way."
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