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Stephen D. Berman

Immigration Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   62 reviews

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Stephen Berman practices in his firm's Chicago and Milwaukee offices where he concentrates his work in the area of immigration and nationality law and handles all aspects of immigration law including employment and family based, temporary visa processing, investment and trade visas, applications for permanent residence and naturalization, humanitarian applications, removal defense, and both immigration court and federal court litigation, criminal aliens and appeals.  He assists corporate clients in maintaining compliance with U.S. immigration laws and he works with foreign investors, entrepreneurs and executives to facilitate entry to the U.S. Stephen also works with individuals and families to secure legal status and U.S. citizenship.

Licensed for 31 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/08/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/11/2022

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Immigration Attorneys, LLP
300 W Adams
Ste 500
Chicago, IL, 60606
Stephen D. Berman
8989 N Port Washington RD
Ste 201
Milwaukee, WI, 53217
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  62 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional service
Stephen met with me the next after my first call. He listens and provides legal advice as needed. The service was done on time and I received constant feedback during the case. You don't have to call and ask all the time about the status, you will always have that info from the layer.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Experience
My husband and I hired Stephen so he and his colleagues could help us with our Green Card process. He was so approachable and communicative from the start and explained the whole process step by step on our very first phone call, which made us feel comfortable. His team is very quick, organized and communicative, and their professionalism helped us feel less stressed. There where no hiccups throughout and we received our Green Cards in a little over a year! Could not recommend Stephen and his team enough.
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Posted by Manoj | July 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent, clear and prompt advise
Stephen has helped us by answering a lot of complex queries regarding our case for applying employment based green card. We highly recommend him
Posted by Vagif | January 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Very satisfied with the timely manner service and support for all the inquiries. Highly attentive and great work.
Posted by SAS | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Relief From Removal to Citizenship
Great people to work with, very knowledgeable, very fast at getting back to your emails, great at explaining and tell you all options you have and ways to accomplish what you trying to accomplish. I was facing removal, now I am naturalized, I am very satisfied with his work. So I highly recommend Stephen D. Berman and the firm, Immigration Attorneys, LLP, for help with immigration.
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Posted by Carla | October 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
All great with Stephen. We hired him to get my greencard, he made the process easy and without problems. I recommend it
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Stephen has been amazing to work with. He is very responsive. Has always responded to my emails and phone calls even without an appointment. Stephen has provided me advice and counsel over the years and has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Absolutely recommend Stephen and his team!!
Posted by Marat | July 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!
He’s professional and know everything about immigration Law. Helped me to get approved on my case. Thank you!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast response, very knowledgeable professional
Mr.Berman answered my immigration questions via Avvo that was super helpful.
Posted by Au | April 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast reply and very helpful
He is the best and helped me with my questions. I had really helpful answers in return. Great service. Thank you!
Posted by Syed | April 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration attorneys LLP
Sir stephen d berman is a great attorney and he knows what he is doing. Very responsive and always helping clients with questions and further flaning. He does alot of hard work towards his cases and I recommend him to everyone who is looking for a great attorney to hire and I can truely say from my heart you will appreciate his work and support as I will do forever. Thank you sir Stephen berman.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I highly recommend. Stephen berman . He is an excellent lawyer. He is very knowledgeable at what he does. If you are looking for an immigration attorney go to him. Dont look some else where and contact mr berman.he is the best in town. My case was very very hard. Now i have permanent status in us. Really i have no words he is the best best lawyer. He is always good respond emails and phone calls . Mr berman i will never forget you . Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Came highly recommended and did not disappoint!
Like everyone else who’s looking for a professional preparation and representation from an attorney, we were looking for the best. And Stephen Berman and his entire team were great. Efficient, competent, helpful, responsive. Will not hesitate to call his office in the future and would highly recommend.
Posted by Warline | February 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
K1 fiancee lawyer
He is a good lawyer,friendly and nice. They assist you and help you in everything. I'll recommend Him to everyone
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Startup consultation
Mr. Berman helped me to understand some of the immigration rules regarding forming a startup on work visa. He is very knowledgable e and prompt in response. I would highly recommend and I will come back to him for any immigration consultation in future.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Splendid Attorney!
Stephen Berman was thorough and detail-oriented. His law firm was recommended to me and I am truly grateful we chose this option. He is very knowledgeable about his concentration and was very receptive and able to address any questions we had. Everything we came to this firm for, we managed to attain and they helped us get all the required documentation and paperwork ready in time. Would pass the recommendation I received along!
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
He is very intelligent and has a deep understanding of the law. He will review your case thoroughly and make sure all of your needs are meet. He was wonderful to work with and consistently helped me with my case.
Posted by Maria | April 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks for the Pro bono Consult!
I met Atty. Berman on Avvo based on an immigration question that I posted. He was prompt in his response to my question and he ultimately asked me to submit to him some documentation that I had concerns about. I did so. He quickly responded to my concerns with the appropriate answer to my question. No dollars were spent through consultation fees (to review the immigration documents that I submitted to him), and neither did he push for some of the usual lawyer gimmicks [often seen when an individual is in removal proceedings; "You better hire a lawyer ASAP!"]. By the way, I do fathom that lawyers too have to earn their pay, I ain't watering their financial needs down. But by the time we opt to use Avvo to address some of our legal concerns, it is living testament that hiring a lawyer may not be something that we can afford, given our limited financial resources. And it is the kind-hearted folks like Atty. Berman, who still make me continue to believe in the existence of humanity. His willingness to voluntarily extend and sacrifice 30-60 minutes of his time to help another societal member at no cost! Mr. Berman, thanks for saving me some $250, that some lawyer quoted for me to help evaluate those documents. In these difficult financial times, that fee would have necessitated me to either break a bank or indulge in another "scam" in the name of a quick cash loan. Once again, I highly commend you for your high degree of professionalism, and your kind heart. Most important of all a scheynem dank! Be blessed!
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Conversation review
I want to thank doctor Berman for the advice he gave me. I will follow it. Doctor Berman answered my question very promptly, so what else can I say... MANY THANKS!
Posted by Kai | October 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Attorneys, LLP
I highly recommend Stephen Berman and his firm, Immigration Attorneys, LLP, for help with immigration. I came to Stephen when my first attorney was not able to complete my EB5 self petition. Stephen’s firm quickly discovered an issue which could have gotten my application denied, and took care of it. We got a prompt approval. Stephen and his firm stayed in touch with me as we waited for the priority date to become current, and filed my adjustment application on the earliest possible date. We again got a prompt approval. Stephen and Immigration Attorneys, LLP have shown to provide meticulous and highly professional legal work and I recommend them very highl
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • AzulaySeiden Law Group
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Stephen Berman,Ltd.
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Staff Attorney
  • Azulay and Azulay
  • 1991 - 1997

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Colgate University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Matter of *****
  • Granted
  • Matter of *****
  • Granted

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)
  • EOIR Liaison
  • 2014 - Present
  • HIAS Chicago
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • AILA Wisconsin Chapter
  • Chapter Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • AILA Chicago
  • Asylum Office Liaison
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association chapter (Wisconsin), Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Liason
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association chapter (Chicago), Department of Motor Vehicles Committee
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association chapter (Chicago), Social Security Administration Committee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2004

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Crimmigration
  • Criminal Law and Immigration
  • 2015
  • Immigration Enforcement in the Workplace
  • Workplace Enforcement
  • 2014
  • Litigation Roundtable
  • Affidavits of Support, Enforcement
  • 2012
  • Immigration Law Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Immigration Law
  • 2011
  • Advanced Immigration Law Update
  • Advanced Immigration Law Update
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (50)
Given (14)
Endorse Stephen
Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have consulted with Attorney Stephen D. Berman and find him to be very knowledgeable in immigration matters. He throughly evaluates a situation while recognizing the human element to these cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Berman provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Berman is experienced, knowledgeable, and limits his practice to almost exclusively immigration."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his thorough and knowledgeable answers on this forum."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer’s work and standing in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stephen is a highly skilled and well-known attorney in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism and work ethic. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well though out."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Steve a number of years ago, and find him to be very knowledgeable and an expert in the field of immigration law. He has always been my go to guy in serious and complex immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Berman. His contributions are great and provide a library of experience for other practitioners. His answers reflect a strong knowledge of both law and procedure."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"This attorney has an excellent reputation for providing the highest quality representation to clients. Experience and proven results!"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Stephen is a knowledgeable lawyer and a great mentor. He is a fearless, zealous advocate for clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Stephen Berman. He is a highly-skilled attorney with years of experience practicing exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law. His knowledge base is exceptional and his clients benefit tremendously in their cases before USCIS, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the appellate courts, etc."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Berman has made a substantial number of contributions on avvo.com. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of Attorney Berman's responses to complicated legal matters. His thoughtful and insightful answers demonstrate that he has the utmost knowledge of Immigration law and is a passionate advocate for his clients. He is a great asset to the immigration bar and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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