I have extensive experience in all aspects of U.S. immigration law, time and again achieving favorable results in complex, often difficult to win cases.
I have successfully handled immigration and visa matters for foreign national business managers and corporate executives, entrepreneurs and investors, celebrities and entertainment groups, world renowned scientists and healthcare workers, as well as for professionals and prominent fashion models. I handle immigration cases throughout the United States and represent individuals, families, and companies in U.S. visa matters at U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world. I also represent individuals in deportation and removal proceedings, and litigate cases in U.S. federal courts.
I have been invited to speak on immigration by a number of reputable organizations. More recently, I was invited by the Beverly Hills Bar Association to moderate the seminar entitled EB-1 and EB-5 Green Cards for the Rich and Famous, and by the Eastern European Bar Association to speak on criminal and immigration crossover issues.
I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section and serve as the organization’s Co-Liaison with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and District 23 of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. I am also the current Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Immigration Law Committee.
Languages spoken: Armenian, Russian, Farsi, Spanish, English
Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Los Angeles Magazine||2016|
|Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2014|
|Managing Attorney||Gukasyan Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Contract Work||The Law Firm of Richard D. Fraade||1993 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section||Executive Committee Member||N/A|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Immigration Law Committee||Past Chair, Executive Committee||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section||Member||N/A|
|The National Advocate: Top 100||Member||N/A|
|Matter of [name not provided]; L-1A Visa Petition||Approved|
|Matter of [name not provided]; In Removal Proceedings||Motion to Reopen granted; removal proceedings terminated|
|Matter of [name not provided], In Removal Proceedings||Removal proceedings terminated|
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|Representing Business Immigrants: Immigration, Business and Tax Considerations||Successfully Representing Business Immigrants||2015|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Immigration Law Section||Gearing Up for H-1B Cap Season: The Do's and Don'ts and the Alternatives||2014|
|Eastern European Bar Association: Criminal and Civil Crossover||Criminal & Immigration Law Crossover||2013|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association: Immigrant Visa Options for Business Professionals, Investors & Entrepreneurs||EB-1 & EB-5 Green Cards for the Rich & Famous||2013|
|International Lawyers Network||Business Immigration to the United States||2010|
|Foreign Entertainers in the U.S.A.||Consul Said, "Dance!"||2010|