Jason Abrams has been a partner with the firm since 2008. He specializes in employment-based and family-based petitions and applications, including H-1B, H-3, and L-1 nonimmigrant visas and all immigrant petitions, including skilled and unskilled workers, extraordinary ability, and multinational manager petitions. Jason also works on complicated situations involving fraud allegations or identity theft. Additionally, he appears in Immigration Court for adjustment hearings and Cancellation of Removal cases.
Jason is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. For AILA, he is an active member of the New York Chapter and moderates two forums on the AILA Message Center for immigration attorneys.
Jason also is chair of the New York Chapter's Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. This committee gathers evidence on and works with law enforcement to stop nonlawyers from preying on their local communities through unlicensed legal work. As there is no recourse against a nonlawyer whose inexperience or deception ruins an individual's chance at an immigration benefit, this practice is a major issue in every community in New York. Jason sees many clients who have been victimized by the unauthorized practice of law.
Jason was born in New York and graduated from Haverford College and Fordham Law School. He is fluent in French. He speaks frequently to other attorneys on employment-based immigration matters. Jason lives on Long Island with his wife Ewa and children Eli, Zoe, Theo, and Dexter.
AILA Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award, 2011
New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2013
Co-Chair, Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law
American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter, 2006-2012
Chair, Committee on Consumer Protection
American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011-2012
Vice Chair, Committee on Consumer Protection
American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2010-2011
Special Counsel for Immigration Matters
Departmental Disciplinary Committee, 1st Department (NY), 2009-2013
Recent speaking engagements:
2011 - Basics of immigration for disciplinary case review, CLE -- Departmental Disciplinary Committee
2010 - Family Immigration for Experts, Family Immigration for Experts
2010 - Unauthorized Practice of Law -- Panelist, AILA 2010 Annual Conference -- Washington, DC
2010 - So the Case Went Wrong...What Next?, 13th Annual AILA New York Chapter Symposium
2009 - Unauthorized Practice of Law -- Panelist on Adequate Representation Subcommittee, Katzmann Commission Symposium at Fordham Law
June 2009 – Unauthorized Practice of Law (AILA National Conference, Las Vegas, NV)
March 2009 – Fordham Law School, Meeting of Judge Robert Katzmann's study group on legal representation for immigrants: Panelist, Inadequate Representation subcommittee
November 2008 – New York State Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Panel on Immigration Issues for Bar Counsel (City Bar Building, NY)
June 2008 – Naturalization Mock Interview (AILA National Conference, Vancouver, Canada)
April 2008 – ABCs of Naturalization Law AILA Web Seminar
March 2008 – AILA Ethics CLE (New York Chapter)
January 2008 – Testimony before New York City Council regarding unauthorized practice of law
June 2007 – Naturalization Mock Interview (AILA National Conference, Orlando, FL)
April 2007– Introduction to Family-Based Immigration AILA Web Seminar
February 2007 – AILA Ethics CLE (New York Chapter)
February 2007 – PERM 101 (New York Chapter)