The primary focus of my professional career is the practice of U.S. Immigration Law. What can I do for YOU? It is my goal to smoothly secure the most appropriate type of visa or other immigration benefit that best suits my client's individual need. Promoting my client's understanding of the various types of visas and the manner in which they can be most appropriately utilized is crucial to me.
Having been practicing U.S. immigration law nearly exclusively since August 2003 and being a registered member of AILA, I am experienced and well-trained in U.S. Immigration matters and am competent to answer your questions and handle your immigration situation.
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How am I qualified?
I obtained my license as a lawyer in April 2002, becoming a fully licensed and accredited attorney in Florida, eligible to practice in the highest court of the State of Florida, as well as within the entire federal domain of U.S. Immigration Law, including its agencies.
Consequently, I can represent you or your company worldwide, no matter where you are located. My immigration practice involves virtually all offices of USCIS in the United States, as well as many Embassies and Consulates of the United States across the globe.
Whom do I represent?
The bulk of my cases revolve primarily around business immigration, assisting clients from the world over with working in the United States on various types of business- or employment-based visas. (visas and green cards)
As an experienced immigration attorney, my cases revolve primarily around business immigration, assisting clients from the world over with working in the United States on various types of business- or employment-based visas.
My immigration law practice is located in St. Petersburg, Florida, and serves the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area. My practice focuses heavily on:
• business owners,
• degreed professionals,
• specialized workers,
• musical performers, and
• athletes, to name a few.
I also frequently represent:
• casual would-be visitors and prospective tourists to the United States,
• foreign/international students,
• interns, trainees, exchange visitors, and
• short-term business visitors.
I offer discounted legal fees to non-profit organizations. Read about my fee structure.
While my practice originates from the greater metropolitan area of Tampa Bay, Florida, I represent clients (individuals and businesses) worldwide.
As a unique feature of my practice, I offer in-house or on-site consultations throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Languages spoken: German
Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||12/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|ProBono Service Award||William Blews, Stetson Univ. College of Law||2000|
|Adjunct Professor||St. Petersburg College||2014 - Present|
|Partner / Sole Practitioner||Steven A. Culbreath, PA||2004 - Present|
|Realtor© Associate||Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage||2015 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Jaensch Immigration Law Firm||2003 - 2008|
|Asst. State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney -- 12th Jud.Cir.||2003 - 2003|
|Various Clerking/Internship Positions||Various Law Firms||2002 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Realtors||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Realtors||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Division of Real Estate||Sales Associate||2014 - Present|
|Better Business Bureau||A+ Rating||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association, (Central Florida chapter)||Member||2006 - Present|
|Florida Notary Public||N/A||2004 - Present|
|St. Petersburg and Clearwater Bar Assoc.||Member||2002 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Rainmakers||Member||2011 - 2012|
|Indo-US Chamber of Commerce (Tampa)||Member||2007 - 2008|
|St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce||Member||2007 - 2010|
|German-American Chamber of Commerce||Member||2006 - 2008|
|Chief Executive Officer (L-1 ext.)||Approved|
|Restaurant Purchase (E-2)||Approved|
|IT Company Start-up (L-1)||Approved|
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|Florida Bar News||The more Bees, the Better||2016|
|Amazon.com||Comprehensive Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law (2016 Ed.)||2016|
|EB5info.com (online)||A Victory for Transparency? EB-5 Visa Attorneys Comment on the Release of Adjudicator Training Materials||2011|
|The Consular Posts Book||Guidelines to Consular Processing in FRANKFURT , Germany||2009|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2008|
|Siete Dias - Spanish Newspaper||Update on Immigration Reform in light of upcoming elections||2008|
|German-American Florida Pages (2008)||Comparison of different ways to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence||2008|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2007|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2007|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2006|
|Florida Sun Magazine||In German.||2004|
|ezinearticles.com||Misc Immigration Articles||N/A|
|Florida Sun Magazin (German)||Various Articles||N/A|
|Blog (ongoing)||Immigration Law Connection||N/A|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor / Dr.iur.||2000|
|University of South Florida||Political Science & International Studies||B.A. cum laude||1998|
|Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium (Germany)||Secondary Education||Abitur||1994|
|University of South Florida||Business Administration||MBA||N/A|
|Seminar Series -- Germany 2013||Immigration Options for Managers, Executives, Entrepreneurs and Investors||2013|
|Webinars (ongoing)||Business Immigration Options||2011|
|International Real Estate Panel||Immigration Issues of Int'l Home Buyers||2009|
|International Council Update on Immigration Issues for Realtors||Immigration Issues for Realtors||2009|
|Update on U.S. Immigration Law||Update on U.S. Immigration Law||2008|
|United Kingdom Real Estate Investment Options Mission||Investment options for would-be immigrants||2007|