Jan Allen Reiner, Esq.
Mr. Reiner is the managing owner and senior attorney at the firm. He has over thirty years of experience in the practice of immigration law. Mr. Reiner continues the tradition of honesty, integrity and legal practice excellence started by his father, Andrew Reiner who founded the firm in 1945 (see About Us section) and was one of the early pioneers in the practice of immigration law. Andrew Reiner was a one of the founding members and a past president of the national American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and a past chair of the New York Chapter.
Jan Allen Reiner received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Long Island University, New York in May of 1968 and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University in June of 1974. He was admitted into the practice of law by the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court in May of 1975.
Mr. Reiner has been an active member of AILA since November 1975 and was the New York Chapter Chair from 1990-1991.
Mr. Reiner has litigated immigration law related cases in a wide range of courts including U.S. District Courts in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C., and is admitted to practice law and has litigated in the following courts: U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
As the managing owner and senior attorney at the firm he supervises a team that maintains high standards of responsiveness to client needs and legal objectives, and persistence in seeking successful outcomes for the firm’s clients.
Bryan Johnson, Esq.
Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in May of 2008. He is also a classically trained pianist and has completed the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto piano performance examination with first-class honors. Mr. Johnson was admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and New York in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Mr. Johnson previously worked as an associate for several prominent immigration law firms. He represents clients in all aspects of immigration law with particular emphasis on complex litigation and federal court appeals. Mr. Johnson is also a legal writer for Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, a publication of the Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York which reports on lesbian/gay and AIDS related legal developments and which tracks significant new legislation, reports on new court decisions, administrative rulings, and executive actions, and highlights new publications of interest.
Desiree Hernandez, Esq.
Ms. Hernandez has a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in May of 2008. She was admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Ms. Hernandez has interned at the nonprofit organization inMotion, Inc., where she assisted attorneys who provided immigration advice to abused women. Ms. Hernandez also interned at the New York Association for New Americans, where she assisted in providing immigration services to New York’s indigent population. In addition, she served as an intern at Garganigo Goldsmith & Weiss, LLP, focusing on business aspects of immigration law. She now represents clients in all aspects of immigration law. Ms. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Lam has a B.S. in Law and Legal Studies from New York City College of Technology. She has worked as an immigration Paralegal at Lilin Ma Ciccarone & Associates, LLC., Flushing, NY, where she assisted with preparation of family petitions, non immigrant visas (such as H1B), PERM applications, and many other areas of immigration law. She has taught Mandarin and Cantonese at the Ai Center Wossing in New York. Ms. Lam has also studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and won second prize for her writing from the Society of Future Legal Professionals in 2005. Ms. Lam currently volunteers her services at the New York Daily News Citizenship Call-In Program, and at the twice yearly American Immigration Lawyer’s Association Citizenship Day. Ms. Lam assists with all aspects of immigration including naturalization, work visas and deportation cases. Ms. Lam is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and possesses conversational knowledge of Fuzhounese.
We can answer many of your immigration questions in an initial consultation either by phone or in person.
We will help you assess your situation, identify the immigration issues, and provide information you need to make an informed decision.