MERRILL R. COHEN is one of New York's new breed of savvy immigration lawyers.    New York Law Journal    Magazine.

Super Lawyers Distinction 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013 - Merrill Cohen

About Us

This Law Firm was founded in1994 to provide comprehensive legal advice and service on a wide variety of immigration matters. Our law firm has expertise in obtaining Approvals in the EB-1 and EB-2 National Interest categories for complicated cases which other firms routinely turn down – or can’t get approved. Our attorneys work together as a team, providing a creative approach to novel situations which require expertise in the law and the ability to hone a nuanced legal argument in equal measure.

A few of our more unusual cases include an Electron Microscopy Specialist for whom we obtained an EB-2 National Interest green card despite the fact that our client does not have a Bachelor’s degree; a “Classical Music Whistler” for whom we obtained an EB-1 green card as an individual who has reached the very top of his field – despite immigration’s questioning whether “classical music whistling” is even a “field”), a “Colored Pencil Artist” in the EB-1 category – who had never sold a single painting and U.S. Permanent Residence Status in the EB-1 category as an “Avant-garde Actor” – despite the fact that her greatest accomplishment as an actor was as a member of an ensemble in a New York City Off- Off- Broadway play. Other examples abound.


We offer both employment-based legal services as well as family-based immigration services.

Our clients include businesses, research hospitals, museums and other organizations, as well as professionals. We regularly obtain green cards and temporary work visas such as H-1B, L-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, O-1, P-1, R-1 and TN for clients.

We also assist U.S. citizens petition for their foreign-born spouses, parents and children.

Finally, we have a substantial practice before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (the Immigration Court), the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Administrative Appeals Unit, and often work with various U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world.



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