Mazen M. Sukkar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Hollywood, FL

Sukkar & Associates
 | 6067 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 360, PO Box 3562
Hollywood, FL 33083
Phone: 954-928-9987
Fax: 954-964-4324
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2014, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (90%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Arabic,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Mazen M. Sukkar is an immigration attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. He is the principal attorney at Sukkar & Associates in Hollywood, Florida, and helps clients throughout South Florida with their immigration law issues.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Sukkar has helped countless clients in Florida successfully navigate the complex immigration process, interacting with groups, including the Immigration and Naturalization Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. 

    Additionally, Mr. Sukkar is certified in immigration and nationality law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education and active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, serving in leadership roles, as well as on various committees and the board of governors.

    Committed to professional education and development, Mr. Sukkar has served as coordinator of continuing legal education conferences and is the author of several articles about issues in immigration law. Topics he has written on include citizenship and naturalization, marriage and fraud adjustment, and vehicle seizure and forfeiture.

    Mr. Sukkar is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his professional accomplishments. Martindale-Hubble gave him a peer review rating of AV Preeminent,* the organization’s highest possible rating, reflecting his high legal capability and ethical standards. In 2020, the Daily Business Review named him one of the “Top Rated Lawyers.”

    After graduating with honors from Biscayne College with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Mr. Sukkar earned his law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. He is an active member of The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.

    *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
    • 90%Immigration: Consumer
    • 10%Real Estate: Consumer

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2014, 2019 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Mazen Sukkar

    Admitted: 1987, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://sukkarlaw.com/about-us/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyer, 2006 - Present
    • Received many recognition awards and excellence awards from the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Association and from the Miami District Office for CIS (legacy INS), Recognition Awards, AILA, Florida Bar, CIS
    • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed as a Real Estate Broker in Florida since 1986
    • Certified by the Florida Bar Board of Certification in Immigration and Nationality Law, 1995

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
    • AILA National Asylum and Immigration Court Liaison Committees, 2016
    • President, South Florida Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1994 - 1995
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
    • Member, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    • Member, Board of Directors, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1991 - Present
    • Board Member of the Board of Governors, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Nationally
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Member, Florida Bar

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Co-Chair, Texas Service Center, AILA National Committee
    • Immigration legal community
    • Our firm has accepted many pro-bono cases before CIS, EOIR, and Federal Courts and will selectively continue to do that for either indigent clients or for issues of law that can set a precedent, 1987
    • Florida Bar Certification Review Committee
    • Vice Chair, AILA National EOIR Liaison committee
    • AJCA Pro-Bono Project

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Coordinated three CLE Seminars for the Florida Bar, Intermediate and Advanced level, wrote articles for the Florida Bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association on various topics from business to family and Immigration courts, Lecturer and CLE Coordinator, Immigration and Nationality Law, 1989
    • Most recently lectured on Litigation and I-751 petitions in Immigration Court and Federal Courts for AILA Central Florida Chapter, October 2010
    • Author, Citizenship and Naturalization
    • Author, Marriage and Fraud Adjustment
    • Author, Marriage and Fraud Amendment Act of 1986
    • Author, The New H-1B
    • Author, Vehicle Seizure and Forfeiture
    • Lectured on Employment Visas for Law Review CLE Nov 2010 Fort Lauderdale, 2010

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Successfully represented clients in Federal Courts in S. Florida, Central Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and settled most cases to the benefit of the clients, 2001
    • Settled many Writ cases filed in the Federal Courts with the USAO to compel adjudication of an application or benefit for clients. Most notably, we forced CIS to admit that a Research Analyst is a Professional for which an H1b visa should be issued. The Denial was reversed by CIS and the client got his H1b visa petition approved.

    Representative Clients:

    • Major and Small U.S. Companies
    • Saudi Royal Family Members
    • Members of Kuwait Royal Family
    • Santo Espirito Bank and other large corporate clients
    • Members of Qatar Royal Family

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Recipient of Awards from the Florida Bar and AILA and recognized by CIS for excellence in liaison. AV rated by Martindale Hubble.
    • 2017 will mark the 20th anniversary of being rated AV by Martindale Hubble as a  Preeminent Lawyer in my field. 2017 is my 29th year of practice exclusively in the Immigration and Nationality law area, 2012
    • 2015 Top Lawyers in South Florida, Miami Herald.

    Educational Background:

    • Biscayne College, B.S. in Political Science, Honors: with Honors
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    Office Location for Mazen M. Sukkar

    6067 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 360
    PO Box 3562
    Hollywood, FL 33083

    Phone: 954-928-9987

    Fax: 954-964-4324

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