We are a boutique NYC immigration law firm specializing in green card applications based on marriage and family petitions. At our firm we promote love, pride, and positivity, while guiding our clients through an often complicated immigration process. We implement a unique one-on-one client-centered approach to every case. Our outstanding success rate is a result of our extensive experience helping immigration clients on a wide array of issues, as well as our meticulous case preparation techniques and cutting-edge legal analysis.
We advocate for equal treatment of all under the law without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or immigration status.
We would be honored to help you on your journey.
These visa types are based on a close family relationship with a United States citizen described as an Immediate Relative.
A marriage-based visa or green card is available to any foreign-born national whose marriage to a U.S. citizen is real and legally valid, and who is not inadmissible for any other reason.
To work in the United States temporarily as a lawful nonimmigrant, temporary workers must qualify for the available visa category based on the planned employment purpose.
Rachel has given me a life that I wouldn’t have known before. She is by far the most patient and even keeled person I have ever met and because of these attributes (and many more) she is a successful lawyer. When I first came to her, I was alone and confused. Rachel gave me hope and the confidence to go against the grain and fight for my rights. I can officially say that I am now a United States resident. I am 100% legal and no one can tell me otherwise. I owe all this to Rachel Einbund. Again, thank you Rachel for being who you are and for never giving up.
Rachel Einbund is very knowledgable and professional. She takes an otherwise painful process and makes it very painless; things went like clockwork. Having had a complicated immigration case, I consulted with several lawyers who all told us it was unlikely that our case could be won. Then, we met with Ms. Einbund. She was honest, straight forward, and informative from the start. She guided us through every step and was available by phone or email for any question. With her knowledge and resources, she helped us prepare a solid case which ultimately reopened/ won our permanent residency.
I was very surprised by the amount of dedication and care Rachel has put into my case. I\'ve been working with many attorneys in the past and I\'ve never seen attorney who would get to know my case better that myself. Rachel did all the necessary research and record retrieval on my behalf and suggested very honest answers, and she always choose the most economical path where possible. I was always informed about my case progress, pros and cons. Demonstrated outstanding knowledge of the law, and she even intuitively predicted exact questions I will be asked during my interview with INS considering my situation.
My husband and I sought legal advice regarding our green card petition based on same sex marriage. We had been in touch with Rachel before DOMA was struck down. She was extremely courteous and professional and showed a real interest in our case. No one came close to Rachel when it comes to the knowledge of laws. When the Supreme Court made their decision, we knew we wanted to file our case with Rachel’s help. She dispensed a lot of helpful advice and tricks of the trade. She reviewed everything several times, just like a true perfectionist. Our application was accepted by the USCIS without any issues.
We can’t say enough good things about Rachel Einbund. Her welcoming and easy-going nature made us feel comfortable as soon as we made our first appointment. She was sensitive and understanding of all our issues and patiently answered our numerous questions. She addressed all the possible difficulties in the case and assuaged our doubts. Rachel was always available to us anytime of the day or night and she kept us well informed of any and all progress. Because of her we can enjoy our lives without any fear for which we are so very grateful.
My husband and I were able to meet with Rachel on a Sunday about his green card. We walked into her office stressed, uninformed and confused and we left feeling empowered, safe, and relieved. She takes her time and explains everything in a language you can understand. We felt like we had some power back in our hands. Her expertise helped us in moving forward with our case and our lives. She is the best and I would recommend her to anyone needing legal help or advice.
*Disclaimer: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Rachel Einbund is in the business of changing people’s lives for the better. When New York passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2011, Rachel was inspired to open her own law practice. An immigration lawyer and lesbian herself, she recognized an opportunity to help her community in ways that had not yet been possible. The Law Office of Rachel Einbund specializes in marriage and family based immigration, and a majority of her clientele are same sex couples and their families.Within the first year of opening her practice, Rachel was recognized as by both the National Association for Professional Women and GO Magazine for being a leading female entrepreneur in the field of immigration. Just this year the National LGBT Bar Association named her one of the nation's Best LGBT Lawyer's Under 40- Class of 2015!
A graduate of New York University and New York Law School, Rachel celebrates the melting pot mentality employed by the city. While most immigration firms focus on clientele from one region of the world, Rachel revels in working with people from all corners of the globe. Her firm takes on political asylum cases, working to help her clients and their families stay in this country for fear of persecution for living their lives openly in their home countries. She also takes on VAWA cases, helping victims of domestic violence who want to leave their spouses, but not leave the country. She knows the value of religious, political, and personal freedom, as well as the need for freedom of sexual expression and gender identity.
Rachel fought for the repeal of DOMA by way of a marriage based immigration case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is a mentor to law students and holds free DACA workshops to help young people legislate their immigration status. For over a decade she has been a member of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, whose mission it is to promote justice and fair immigration policy. Rachel received AILA's 2014 Certificate of Achievement as a Pro Bono Guardian for her extensive pro-bono work with minors and special cases. She is a long time supporter of The National Center for Lesbian Rights and an active member of the National LGBT Bar Association as well as its Greater New York chapter. In 2014, Rachel became a Marriage Officiant to further immerse herself in the love, pride, and positivity she promotes. Being a strong female business owner, doing the great humanitarian work she does, Rachel is an inspiration to those in her field as well as her peers.