Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in New York, NY

Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC
 | 2 Wall Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-425-0555
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hindi
Attorney Profile

Cyrus Mehta is the founder and managing attorney of Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC (CDMA) in New York City. He represents corporations and individuals from around the world in business and employment immigration, family immigration, consular matters, naturalization, federal court litigation and asylum. He also advises lawyers on ethical issues.  Based on 20 years of experience in immigration law, he is able to comprehend all kinds of problems and provide effective, ethical and strategic solutions to his clients. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches a course, Immigration and Work.

Mr. Mehta is the past Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Pro Bono Committee. He is currently the Vice-Chair of AILA’s Ethics Committee and serves on its Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Committee and Annual Conference Planning Committee. Mr. Mehta is a frequent speaker at AILA conferences and has also served on several other AILA national and AILA-NY Chapter committees over the years. Mr. Mehta is also a Special Counsel on immigration matters to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department, New York. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Volunteers of Legal Services, Inc.

In 1997-1998, he was the Chair of AILA's Young Lawyers Division and also won the 1997 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award for outstanding contributions in the immigration field.  He was presented the AILA 2010 President’s Commendation for leadership of AILA’s pro bono efforts.  In 2011, Mr. Mehta won the prestigious AILA 2011 Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award for outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation in the immigration field. 

Mr. Mehta is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council (2004-2006), and former Chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law (2000-2003) of the New York City Bar Association and Secretary of the same Association (2003-2007).  Mr. Mehta continues to be included in Chambers USA, International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers (and is also ranked as one of the most highly regarded individuals in 2011), Best Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers and receive an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He is also a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), whose members have been recognized internationally in the field of business immigration, and are committed to the highest standards of professionalism.

Newspapers and television constantly seek Mr. Mehta out for his expert opinions on immigration law and policy. He is regularly quoted in mainstream, ethnic and foreign newspapers. He is also a featured speaker at immigration seminars of the Practising Law Institute (PLI), and has been the Program Chair of PLI’s annual Basic Immigration program in recent years. Mr. Mehta is also the author of several influential articles that have appeared in professional publications such as Bender's Immigration Bulletin, Interpreter Releases, Immigration Briefings, and AILA's Immigration and Nationality Handbook, as well as frequent articles that appear on the firm’s website, http://www.cyrusmehta.com/, and the firm’s blog, The Insightful Immigration Blog, You can also follow Mr. Mehta’s insightful immigration posts on Twitter.

Mr. Mehta graduated with a BA degree from St. Xavier's College, Bombay University, and subsequently obtained law degrees from Cambridge University, England (MA in Law), and Columbia Law School, New York (LL.M). In his spare time, Mr. Mehta plays the violin. 

Mr. Mehta is the past Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Pro Bono Committee. He is currently the Vice-Chair of AILA’s Ethics Committee and serves on its Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Committee and Annual Conference Planning Committee. Mr. Mehta is a frequent speaker at AILA conferences and has also served on several other AILA national and AILA-NY Chapter committees over the years. Mr. Mehta is also a Special Counsel on immigration matters to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department, New York. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Volunteers of Legal Services, Inc.

In 1997-1998, he was the Chair of AILA's Young Lawyers Division and also won the 1997 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award for outstanding contributions in the immigration field.  He was presented the AILA 2010 President’s Commendation for leadership of AILA’s pro bono efforts.  In 2011, Mr. Mehta won the prestigious AILA 2011 Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award for outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation in the immigration field. 

Mr. Mehta is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council (2004-2006), and former Chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law (2000-2003) of the New York City Bar Association and Secretary of the same Association (2003-2007).  Mr. Mehta continues to be included in Chambers USA, International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers (and is also ranked as one of the most highly regarded individuals in 2011), Best Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers and receive an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He is also a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), whose members have been recognized internationally in the field of business immigration, and are committed to the highest standards of professionalism.

Newspapers and television constantly seek Mr. Mehta out for his expert opinions on immigration law and policy. He is regularly quoted in mainstream, ethnic and foreign newspapers. He is also a featured speaker at immigration seminars of the Practising Law Institute (PLI), and has been the Program Chair of PLI’s annual Basic Immigration program in recent years. Mr. Mehta is also the author of several influential articles that have appeared in professional publications such as Bender's Immigration Bulletin, Interpreter Releases, Immigration Briefings, and AILA's Immigration and Nationality Handbook, as well as frequent articles that appear on the firm’s website, http://www.cyrusmehta.com/, and the firm’s blog, The Insightful Immigration Blog, You can also follow Mr. Mehta’s insightful immigration posts on Twitter.

Mr. Mehta graduated with a BA degree from St. Xavier's College, Bombay University, and subsequently obtained law degrees from Cambridge University, England (MA in Law), and Columbia Law School, New York (LL.M). In his spare time, Mr. Mehta plays the violin.

About Cyrus Mehta

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage: http://cyrusmehta.com/about-us/#tab-id-2

Honors and Awards:

  • Michael Maggio Memorial Award for outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation in the immigration field., American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award for outstanding contributions in the immigration field., AILA, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law, New York City Bar; 2000-2003. Secretary and Member of Executive Committee of the New York City Bar; 2003-2007.
  • Vice Chair of AILA's National Ethics Committee, 2011 -; Member of AILA's Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee 2011 -; Member of AILA's Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2011-. Past Chair, AILA's National Pro Bono Commitee; 2009-11.  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Volunteers of Legal Services, Inc.; 2007-present    

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Office Location for Cyrus Mehta

2 Wall Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10005

 

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Last Updated: 4/27/2017

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