Creative Immigration Solutions
We’re not just a bunch of immigration lawyers. We’re creatives, too. Prior to law, many of us have worked in the arts, in film, in human rights. Some of us are green card holders and children of immigrants. At the core, we’re a diverse group—ethnically, religiously, in gender and in race. While we’re mostly female, it’s not intentional. Yet, it does make for an amazing work environment in which we all have different viewpoints and use them in creative ways to resolve cases. This gives us a deeper understanding of our clients needs and a strong connection to their cases. We work as a team on all cases and the support and collective thought allow us to provide our clients with top notch service and care. It’s a winning combination.
Rakhel MilsteinFounder & CEO
Rakhel has been practicing immigration law for nearly two decades, focusing on “extraordinary ability” visas and green cards. While she also handles all types of immigration matters, including standard work visas/green cards and family based cases, she has extensive experience resolving complex immigration cases in federal court, as well. She prides herself on finding creative solutions for her clients to allow them to live, work and/or train in the U.S.
Bard College (B.A.); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D.); Articles Editor, Journal of International and Comparative Law, Cardozo School of Law.
Rakhel is admitted to the bar in New York, the District of Columbia, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, District of Colorado, District of Nebraska and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Natalie Bello, Esq.Associate
Ms. Bello earned her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Business Administration from Fordham University. She is admitted to practice law in New York State. Ms. Bello has over 7 years of experience working in Immigration Law, previously working as an Associate with O’Malley & Associates and Merrill R. Cohen & Associates, where she filed numerous successful nonimmigrant visas, including E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-3, J-1, L-1, and O-1 visas, as well as green card petitions, including EB-1A, EB-1C, EB-2, and EB-3 immigrant visa categories. Ms. Bello’s clients have ranged from investors and entrepreneurs to award-winning entertainers and artists. Ms. Bello also has equal experience working with family-based immigration petitions, naturalization, derivative and acquired citizenship applications, and provisional immigrant visa waivers. Ms. Bello is fluent in Spanish and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Shayra L. Cruz, Esq.Associate
Shayra has successfully worked with a range of O-1B and EB-1 artists, including actors, directors, producers, musicians, writers, journalist, painters, and more. Her clients have worked in front of, and behind, the scenes for major television networks as Bravo, Univision, ABC, FX, Spike TV, and The Discovery Channel; performed at top music festivals as South By Southwest; and have graced the online pages of The New Yorker and Rolling Stone.
Shayra graduated from The City College of New York with a B.A. in Political Science and minor in Theater. She went on to earn her J.D. from Pace Law School where she graduated with an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Law. During her law school studies, Shayra worked at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, where she represented the public interest group, Riverkeeper, in its mission to protect the waters of the Hudson River system. Prior to law school, Shayra worked at an immigration firm in New York City, where she first developed an interest working on extraordinary ability cases. As an immigration lawyer, today, Shayra has married her analytical skills, with her love for the arts, while continuing her work in environmental advocacy.
Shayra offers representation in English and Spanish.
Christina DiCerbo, Esq.Associate
Christina works with a vast array of corporate and individual clients on both employment and family based visas including O-1, EB-1, PERM based EB-2 and EB-3, National Interest Waiver, H-1B, E-2, E-3, J-1, TN, P-3 and marriage based green cards among others. She has assisted actors, research scientists, musicians, dancers, policy directors, multimedia artists, curators, recruiters, pod casters, clients in various levels of film production, theater, visual art, social scientists, lawyers and more. Her many award-winning clients hold Emmys, Nikas, Webbys, Cannes Lions, and Clios among others.
Christina graduated cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law where she also achieved the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Legal Research, Writing and Analysis, for receiving the highest grade in the class. During this time, she worked with Catholic Charities in their Refugee and Immigration Rights Clinic as a student attorney. Here, she co-authored a brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for an asylum case and worked closely with the lead attorney preparing oral arguments where she attended as second chair.
Eva Golinger is an Attorney with over 20 years of experience in extraordinary ability immigration law. She has particular expertise in business and entertainment immigration for artists, entertainers, celebrities and other talented and creative professionals, O and P Visas, NIWs and EB1s, as well as the full array of family-based immigration. She also has extensive experience in International Law, Human Rights Law and Media Law, and additionally has practiced in the areas of real estate law, contracts, and defamation and libel law. Ms. Golinger’s clientele have included Grammy Award-winning artists, Oscar and Emmy award-winning and nominated actors, tv and film producers and directors, Opera Singers, composers, successful musicians, bands, photographers, graphic designers, dancers, performance artists, Internet innovators and other creative and talented professionals. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (B.A.) and City University of New York Law School (Juris Doctorate), where she was a member of the prestigious International Women’s Human Rights Clinic. Ms. Golinger is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, and is admitted to the Bars of the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA). Ms. Golinger is fluent in Spanish.
Ryan Elizabeth Todd, Esq.Associate
Ryan prepares petitions for employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas and family-based immigrant petitions, and related adjustment packages. Ryan also assists clients with applying for naturalization. She has successfully represented visual artists, producers, directors, and actors in film, television, and theater, screenwriters, cinematographers, authors, influencers, journalists, musicians, composers, dancers, engineers, graphic designers, models, bakers, chefs, and more. Ryan also represents employees of major multinational corporations, including managers and executives.
Ryan graduated from Providence College in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Art History. She went on to earn her JD from New York Law School in 2013, where she volunteered with Safe Passage Project representing unaccompanied immigrant minors seeking asylum or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in immigration court. Ryan continues to volunteer with Safe Passage Project, where she has recently helped asylees obtain permanent residence.
Ryan is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
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