Karen Weinstock

Karen Weinstock

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers
  • Immigration Law
  • Georgia, New York
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Karen Weinstock is the managing attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers, the premier immigration law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 19 years of experience, she has developed expertise representing U.S. and international companies in securing global talent and ensuring the employees and their families have a good experience in immigrating to the United States.

Karen was born and raised in Israel and immigrated to the United States in 2000. Her genuine passion for immigration law is a direct result of her personal experience as an immigrant. This ability to identify and empathize with immigrants, and her commitment to excellence in obtaining results for her clients differentiate her as one of the top immigration attorneys in the South. Prior to opening her own immigration law firm, Karen was the managing attorney of a regional immigration law firm’s Atlanta office for over 11 years.

Her personal experience emigrating to the U.S. from Israel and experiencing many obstacles, cross-cultural differences and employment challenges, all enable her now to have stronger empathy for her international clientele and better serve their particular needs. She is fluent in English, Hebrew and Spanish.
Areas of Expertise in Immigration Law
• Employment-based non-immigrant visas: H-1B, L-1, E-1, E-2, O, TN, J
• Employment-based immigrant petitions: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3
• Labor certifications (PERM)
• Permanent residence for intra-company executives and managers
• Permanent residency for people with extraordinary & exceptional ability in the sciences and arts
• Training and educating company management and HR on ex-pats
Awards and Honors
• AVVO’s 10.0 out of 10.0 superb rating
• Leader of one of the Best Immigration Law Firms, “Best Lawyers in America”, 2014 - present
• Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2012, 2016
• Best Lawyers in America, Immigration, "Best Lawyers in America"

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
New York
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Hebrew: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Weinstock Immigration Lawyers
- Current
Handles all areas of U.S. Immigration and Nationality laws such as visas, green cards, U.S. citizenship and other immigration matters. Expertise in solving complex immigration problems and providing case strategy and management for organizations and individuals. Represents U.S. and international companies in the technology and healthcare industries as well as universities, researchers, physicians and investors with their immigration needs. Author and editor of “The H-1B Book”. Strives to provide clients with the tools and resources they need in order to pursue their American dream and achieve the best results possible for each client.
Managing Attorney Atlanta office
Siskind Susser
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Managing attorney of the Atlanta office. Handles all areas of U.S. Immigration and Nationality laws. Represents companies, organizations, multinational corporations and individuals in immigration matters before the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (previously the Immigration and Naturalization Service), Immigration Court, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State and other government entities.
Associate Attorney
Siskind Susser
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Handling a wide variety of casework in all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law ranging from employment-based and family based nonimmigrant visas and immigrant visas Author and Editor of the Visalaw Health Care Immigration Newsletter, a monthly publication in the area of healthcare immigration published to individuals, hospitals, healthcare facilities and healthcare workers, as well as U.S. government officials Contributor to Siskind's Immigration Bulletin, a newsletter with over 30,000 subscribers, the largest immigration law publication on the Internet.
Education
The Hebrew University
J.D. (1998) | Juris Doctor in Law
Awards
10.0 out of 10.0 superb rating
Avvo
Leader of one of the Best Immigration Law Firms,
Best Lawyers in America
2014-present
Best Lawyers in America, Immigration
Best Lawyers
2010-present
Professional Associations
International Women's Series
Board member
- Current
International Engagement Advisory Board, Forsyth County
Board member
- Current
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member
- Current
Japan-American Society
Board of directors member
- Current
AILA - American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
New York State Bar # 2985620
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
The H-1B book
Immigration Law Weekly
Speaking Engagements
Improve Your Global Acumen, Kettering Executive Network, Atlanta
Kettering University
Cross Border Mobility
Metro Atlanta Relocation Council
Certifications
Best Immigration Lawyers
Best Lawyers
Websites & Blogs
Website
Visa pros
Blog
Blog
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. I'm a refugee in Georgia. I have a social security card but no passport. Can I visit Malaysia with the social security
A: No, you cannot. In order to be able to travel internationally, you need a valid passport. You should be able to get one in the US embassy of the country where you are originally from.
Q. I was wondering if it is possible to immigrate to the US with a felony criminal record and steps to move forward
A: It will depend on the charges, but potentially a felony will be a big obstacle. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can look into your charges and confirm if you can come to the US. Also there is the fact that you will need a sponsor if you are thinking about coming to reside here.
Q. I'm a LPR can I apply for my citizenship if I have stayed aboard longer then 6 months?
A: If you have been abroad for 6 months continuously, this is something that would hurt your citizenship application. In the instance that you have a good reason to have been abroad for such a long time and can justify it, you still may be able to apply and successfully get your citizenship. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can advise you on your situation to make sure you don't compromise your residency.
Q. Is birth tourism legal? My wife and I want to have our baby in the US.
A: If what you mean is if you will become a US citizen/legal permanent resident by having a child in the United States, the answer is no. Your child can have US citizenship but you don't automatically get it. Also, take into account the costs of health care if you are considering it.
Q. my ex wife got married a u.s citizen 4 years ago now thay got divorce and we r married again cause we have a daughter .
A: As long as she is divorced from her previous husband, yes. There is no reason why she would not be able to file it.
Q. I was brought here legally since I was in middle school. Married my American husband since I was 20 years of age. Though
A: There is a chance that you may have a green card from when you came as a child.
Q. i want to marry my bf hes not legal. im a us citizen and he has a child from here. can this help him get papers?
A: Potentially yes. There are some conditions to it. Please call us so we can evaluate your situation and see how we can assist. 770-913-0800
Q. Please assist for an F2A petition.
A: We will be happy to help. Please call our office and we will get the process started. 770-913-0800
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Office
1827 INDEPENDENCE SQUARE
Atlanta, GA 30338
USA
Telephone: (770) 913-0800
Cell: (770) 649-3878
Fax: (770) 913-0888