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Petro Richard Kostiv

Immigration Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   330 reviews

also known as Petro Kostiv, Kostiv & Associates P.C.

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 8 years
    California - CA 11 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Petro

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PETRO KOSTIV AND HIS TEAM KOSTIV & ASSOCIATES P.C. ARE AWAIT YOU IN OUR PRESTIGIOUS FIRM.

Petro Kostiv resides in Los Angeles and runs the main office of the firm. Petro's areas of practice include various aspects of business law, bankruptcy, and immigration. Petro focuses on helping foreign investors to open and develop their businesses in the United States. Petro also advises American individuals and businesses on how to succeed in foreign business environments. Petro has experience in working in the former Soviet Bloc, Latin America, and China. Petro is currently working on establishing permanent and official presence of the firm in other countries.

 

For his undergraduate degree, Petro attended UC Berkeley where he was a recipient of Regents and Chancellors Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship offered by University of California.

 

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Then he was sent by UC Berkeley to work in South Africa, where he eventually received an MA in Political Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. Consequently, he completed his JD at the University Of Michigan School Of Law in Ann Arbor, where he was president of Latin America Law Society. While at the University of Michigan, Petro spent a summer working at the Supreme Court of Argentina and studying Argentine law at a law school in Buenos Aires.

 

Petro is Vice President of the Ukrainian-American Bar Association and an active member of Inter-American Bar Association and Beverly Hills Bar Association. He lectured on various occasions at universities in Latin America, Ukraine, South Africa and China. In Ukraine, Petro initiated a course in English called "Introduction to U.S. Law." Every week, Petro writes articles on legal topics in for several Spanish language newspapers in the Los Angeles area.

 

Petro is admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Petro is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese as well as his native Ukrainian and Russian. Outside his career, Petro's biggest passion is to travel the world. By now, he has visited over 80 countries.

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Client's Choice 2024
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Location

Kostiv & Associates, P.C.
3250 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1600
Los Angeles, CA, 90010-2212
Kostiv & Associates, P.C.
1200 Brickell Ave.,
Suite 1440
Miami, FL, 33131
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Raul Márquez | June 7, 2019
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Family petition
I am satisfied with the work done by the lawyer Petro Kostiv, thanks to his advice, I managed to successfully process the family petition. Now I just hope that the time passes so I can be with my family again
Posted by Marta | April 5, 2019
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Asylum case
I am satisfied with the work done by the lawyer Petro Kostiv, my asylum case was a success, thank you lawyer.
Posted by Matteo | March 26, 2024
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Great lawyer
I had a problem because I stayed longer than my visa allowed. I was very worried, but Petro Kostiv helped me solve this issue. He explained what we needed to do and was very supportive throughout the process. With his help, I was able to stay in the country. Petro is a great lawyer for anyone with visa problems
Posted by John | March 26, 2024
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A lawyer who is always Ready to Help
I real appreciate the commitment given to our case by Attorney Petro. We consulted him on our issue in securing visa to work in Miami and he helped us to the extent that we hired him to solve some issues related to migration to all our employees in our company. Thanks Petro
Posted by zain | March 26, 2024
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Greatest lawyer
Petro Kostiv helped me change my visa status. He knows a lot about immigration and made everything easy to understand. He answered all my questions and was very kind. My application was successful because of his hard work. I think he’s a great lawyer for anyone who needs help with immigration
Posted by Lupe | March 25, 2024
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Abogado muy profesional
Es para mi un enorme logro conseguir el asilo en los Estados Unidos, después de tomar la decisió de migrar para llevar un mejor estilo de vida, y algo esencial para estar tranquila dentro del país es tener tus papeles en regla. Y sin duda, tener un muy buen abogado que facilite estos trámites que como migrantes desconocemos, es una gran bendición. Por ello agradezco mucho al abogado Petro por ser mi representante y el responsable de él éxito y aprobación de mi asilo. Lo recomiendo totalmente.
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Posted by Maria | March 24, 2024
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Abogado profesional
Estoy inmensamente felíz de poder juntar a mi familia en el país, gracias al abogado Petro Kostiv porque fue un trámite exitoso, y se realizó más rápido de lo que pensaba. Ahora estamos dispuestos a trabajar como familia y realizar nuestros próximos trámites en la firma Kostiv & Associates.
Posted by Nia | March 23, 2024
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We felt lucky to have him
When we were worried about immigration process , Petro Kostiv was there to make things better. He knows a lot, works hard, and is really nice. We felt lucky to have him
Posted by Sofia | March 23, 2024
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Thanks
Thanks to Petro Kostiv, my family's visa situation was fixed quickly and easily. His great help and constant support made all the difference. Petro really knows his stuff and is always there when you need him. We're so thankful for his help and would recommend him to anyone who needs help with visas.
Posted by Ivan | March 23, 2024
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Abogado muy profesional
Tuve el honor de ser representado por el abogado Petro Kostiv y tuve la mejor experiencia, mantiene constante comunicación, se toma el tiempo de explicar como será el proceso y eso, como cliente te da mucha confianza y tranquilidad, al final, mi caso fue resuelto y estoy muy satisfecho con la firma por su excelente servicio brindado. Muy recomendado de mi parte.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2024
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Lifel saver
Petro Kostiv was a lifesaver. His approach was personalized, and he handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I'm so grateful
Posted by Ruben | March 22, 2024
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Muchas gracias abogado
Estoy muy felíz por haber concretado exitosamente el caso de mi asilo en el país, sin duda tenía muchas dudas sobre cual sería el resultado, pero sentí confianza luego de presenciar como trabajaba el abogado Petro Kostiv, me informaba siempre sobre el proceso y cuando me representó supe que obtendría el éxito y así fue, todo se lo debo a él, por ello siempre lo recomiendo con mis allegados. Excelente servicio.
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Posted by José Vargas | March 21, 2024
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Experiencia positiva
Obtuve un gran experiencia obteniendo mi asilo, al pensar en trámites migratorios parece algo complicado y difícil de obtener, pero con la representación del abogado Petro Kostiv todo pareció muy sencillo y efectivo, eso habla muy bien sobre el profesionalismo de la firma. Son los mejores en Los Ángeles.
Posted by Pedro Acosta | March 20, 2024
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Abogado ejemplar
Tuve una magnífica experiencia trabajando con el abogado Petro Kostiv, desde la atención de su oficinas pude notar el alto profesionalismo con el que laboran, posteriormente durante el contrato el se encargó de explicarme y mantenerme al tanto de como se llevaría y resolveríamos mi caso. Al día de hoy está resuelto y culminé teniendo una muy agradable experiencia. Es admirable el trabajo en Kostiv & Associates y por ello los recomiendo siempre.
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Posted by Salum | March 20, 2024
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I am extremely satisfied with the legal representation provided by Petro. They are highly skilled professionals who genuinely care about their clients' well-being. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of an immigration attorney.
Posted by France | March 20, 2024
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Accessible Advocacy
Every Step of the Way Choosing Petro Kostiv for my immigration needs was one of the best decisions I've ever made. From our initial consultation to the resolution of my case, he provided responsive and supportive service every step of the way. Petro was always accessible and quick to address any questions or concerns I had, making me feel valued and reassured throughout the process. Their expertise and guidance were instrumental in achieving a positive outcome, and I am immensely grateful for his dedication to my case. Petro truly goes beyond for his clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of compassionate and competent legal representation.
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Posted by Shed | March 20, 2024
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Empathetic and knowledgeable Counsel
Navigating the complexities of immigration law can be overwhelming, but Petro made the process much more manageable with his compassionate guidance and expertise. From our very first meeting, he took the time to listen to my concerns and thoroughly assess my situation. His genuine empathy and understanding put me at ease and gave me confidence in his abilities. Throughout the entire process, Petro kept me informed, answered all of my questions promptly, and provided clear explanations of the legal steps involved. His knowledge of immigration law is truly impressive, and he was able to anticipate and address any potential challenges that arose. Thanks to his diligent efforts, my immigration case was resolved successfully, and I am now able to move forward with peace of mind.
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Posted by Mariana | March 19, 2024
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Servicios de calidad
Agradezco enormemente al abogado Petro Kostiv por absolver mi caso de asilo en el país, todo salió como lo esperaba y hasta mucho antes de lo que pensé, eso solo demuestra la alta capacidad del abogado en su trabajo. Recomiendo sus servicios totalmente.
Posted by James | March 19, 2024
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Exemplary Legal Representation
I had the privilege of working with Petro and Kostiv associates for my immigration needs, and I cannot overstate the excellence of their service. From the outset, they demonstrated a deep understanding of immigration law and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients. Their professionalism and attention to detail were evident in every interaction, making me feel confident and supported throughout the entire process. Petro Kostiv took the time to thoroughly assess my case, explain my options, and develop a strategic approach tailored to my specific circumstances. Their expertise and dedication ultimately led to a successful resolution, and I am incredibly grateful for their exemplary legal representation. I would highly recommend Petro Richard Kostiv to anyone in need of immigration assistance."
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Posted by Alejandro | March 18, 2024
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Excelente firma de abogados
Gracias a Kostiv & Associates he podido tramitar los papeles migratorios que pensé que serían complicados de conseguir, al venir con mi familia como inmigrantes no es fácil ordenar todo, pero con la ayuda del abogado Petro todo se solucionó en menos tiempo de lo que pensé, es por ello que ahora son los abogados de confianza de mi familia. Muy agradecido.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kostiv & Associates P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lecturer of Law and Politics
  • KYIV University of Law
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Extern
  • The Supreme Court of Argentina
  • 2009 - 2009

Education

  • University of Toronto School of Management/SDA Bocconi Business School
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2024
  • Utah Valley University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Aviation
  • 2019
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Asylum won for a Guatemalan
  • Successful case

Associations

  • Inter-American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ukrainian American Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • Ukrainian American Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Distinguished Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Forum "EU-Eastern Partnership"
  • Sanctions Against Russia
  • 2023

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Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer Petro Richard Kostiv
Petro Richard Kostiv
Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 11 years
Virtual consultation available