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Our law firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas:


Immigration Law

Immigration law is a complex area of law.  Whether you are an individual seeking to immigrate to the United States, or a business seeking a visa for a crucial foreignworker, you know that immigration matters are not "do-it-yourself" projects.  At the Law Office of Shifa Soressa, we help you through the entire visa process, from initial application through follow-up to a conditional visa and beyond.

We keep careful track of the changes in immigration law so that we can maximize the effective representation of our clients, and we do not shy away from difficult or complex cases. Our membership in the highly prestigious and informative American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") helps to ensure that our clients receive updated, accurate, and comprehensive advice and counsel for all of their concerns.

Immigration Law

We answer your questions, prepare all necessary documentation, check the status of your application and attend hearings with you. We understand that the immigration process can seem daunting, and we help you through it, step by step.  You won't have to go through the process alone. 


  • Removal/Deportation Defense including appeals to the BIA and U.S. Circuit Courts

  • Asylum

  • Nonimmigrant Visas such as H-1B and E1/E2

  • Family-based Permanent Residence

  • Employment-based Permanent Residence such as PERM/labor certification, extraordinary aliens, outstanding professors and researchers, and national interest waiver applicants.

Family Law

Family Law 

When it comes to family law matters, we are sensitive to the needs of our clients and understand that every case is unique and must be approached individually. We work closely with our clients in resolving all issues concerning children, alimony, child support, medical coverage, education expenses, and equitable distribution of property. Our experience and knowledge of divorce law allow us to confidently guide our clients through the legal process. Because your divorce involves crucial issues that will affect your financial security and your emotional health, it is essential that you obtain the services of an experienced and aggressive attorney who will be willing and able to protect your rights. We have plenty of experience in helping clients navigate the complexities and challenges of family law.

  • New York Divorce

  • Child Support

  • Child Custody

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Separation Agreements

Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy law is a federal law designed to assist individual consumers and businesses facing financial difficulties.

People facing debt traps constantly face harassment by creditors.


The primary purpose of bankruptcy law is to give an honest debtor a "fresh start" in life by relieving the debtor of most debts and/or to repay creditors in an orderly manner to the extent that the debtor has property available for payment. During the pendency of a bankruptcy proceeding, the debtor is protected from harassment by creditors by a judicially imposed mechanism called "automatic stay."


We represent consumers and businesses that need debt relief and desire to either completely eliminate their debts or reorganize by lowering debt payments.

Estate Planning
Whether you are looking for a will, power of attorney, or health care proxy, or require more sophisticated planning involving the use of living trusts, we are here to advise, plan, and help you realize your personal and financial goals.

We provide advisory, planning and drafting services in the following estate planning areas:

  • Wills

  • Revocable Trusts

  • Living Will

  • Health Care Proxy

  • Durable General Power of Attorney

Estate Planning
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