Helena M. Tetzeli

Top rated Immigration attorney in Coral Gables, Florida

Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.
Helena M. Tetzeli
Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.

Practice Areas: Immigration, Business & Corporate, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1988

Education: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2014, 2016 - 2023

Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.

131 Madeira Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 Visit website


Helena M. Tetzeli is a partner at Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. From the firm’s offices in Coral Gables, Florida, she provides representation to people and businesses in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and throughout the state. Ms. Tetzeli has been admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 1988.

Ms. Tetzeli majored in international relations at Florida International University and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1984. She then went on to attend the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and she served on the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1987.

Ms. Tetzeli divides her practice among business transactions and counseling, general civil litigation and immigration matters. She has assisted her business clients with the preparation and review of employment agreements and other contracts, regulatory compliance, the defense of discrimination and other employment law claims, business formation, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Tetzeli’s litigation experience has encompassed breach of contract actions, fiduciary duties, shareholder disputes, governmental torts and consumer matters.

Ms. Tetzeli has developed a nationwide reputation as a leading immigration attorney, and she has delivered presentations on related topics and has had articles published. Her experience has encompassed immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, appeals, deportation defense, naturalization, and investor- and employment-based immigration. Ms. Tetzeli has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for her immigration work, and she has been recognized in that practice area by Who’s Who in American Law. She is also held in high esteem by her fellow members of the bar for her successful track record and high degree of ethics in all of her professional endeavors, as evidenced by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Immigration: Business, Business/Corporate, General Litigation

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Litigation, Naturalization & Citizenship

  • 50% Immigration: Business
  • 30% Business/Corporate
  • 20% General Litigation

First Admitted: 1988, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.kktplaw.com/attorney/tetzeli-helena-esq/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Immigration Law, Florida Bar
  • Articles, Immigration Law, Florida Bar 
  • South Florida's Top Attorneys in the Field of Immigration, Miami Metro Magazine's South Florida Legal Guide
  • Florida's Top Lawyers, 2008
  • AV Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011
  • One of the Best Lawyers in The Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law
  • Florida's Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who in American Law for Immigration work
  • International Who's Who listings
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida, 1988
Educational Background:
  • Florida International University, B.A., Honors: cum laude, With Honors, Major: International Relations 
Industry Groups:
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Office location for Helena M. Tetzeli

131 Madeira Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 305-744-5888


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2014, 2016 - 2023

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