Gregory Romanovsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Boston, MA

Romanovsky Law Offices
 | 12 Marshall Street, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 857-760-4900
Fax: 617-977-9770
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013, 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (70%),
  • Immigration: Business (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
    Attorney Profile

    Gregory Romanovsky – our firm’s founding attorney – has devoted his career exclusively to practicing immigration law since earning his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2000.

    From office locations in Boston and New York he represents clients in the northeast and throughout the nation before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is also a member of the Supreme Court bar.  

    Individuals, families, and businesses alike turn to Mr. Romanovsky for skilled representation in a wide range of immigration matters from routine extensions to complex federal litigation. This includes aiding businesses and educational institutions in bringing in top talent from overseas and helping individuals achieve their dream of citizenship and naturalization.

    Mr. Romanovsky’s passion for immigration extends beyond the confines of his practice. He has served as President, Board member, and Chair of the Litigation Committee for the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and works with the mayor’s office in Boston to provide free immigration consultations to recent immigrants who otherwise could not afford the services of a private attorney.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 70%Immigration: Consumer
    • 30%Immigration: Business
    Focus Areas

    Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2013, 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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    About Gregory Romanovsky

    Admitted: 2001, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://www.gregromanovsky.com/attorney-profiles/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected as Super Lawyer in Immigration Law, Super Lawyer, Immigration, Super Lawyers, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of MA, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Massachusetts Bar and New York Bar.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England Chapter)

      , 2018
    • Chair of EOIR Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England Chapter), 2020
    • Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England Chapter), 2017
    • Federal Court Litigation Steering Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015
    • Chair Elect, American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England Chapter), 2016
    • Member of the Executive Board of the New England Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (Vice-President), 2015
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association Distant Learning Committee, 2015
    • Federal Court Litigation Section Education Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Has served as volunteer immigration attorney for the City of Boston since 2005.Conducts immigration clinics at City Hall.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • In-Depth Review of Recent BIA & Circuit Decisions, 11th Annual AILA New England Chapter Conference, March 7, 2014, Boston, MA
    • Overview of recent immigration-related federal litigation developments., Speaker / Discussion Leader, Litigation as Part of Your Overall Strategy, American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England Chapter), 2020
    • Audience members will be selected to play a fast-paced and educational game answering easy to hard questions on litigation and removal defense. Contestants will “risk it all” by moving up the financial game ladder. Don’t know the answer?—Poll the audience! Use a lifeline? Call the expert! There is fun to be had by all., Speaker / Discussion Leader, Who Wants to Be a [Millionaire] Immigration Attorney, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2020
    • Key Strategies for Successful Marriage-Based Interviews and How to Respond to Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny, Speaker, 19th Annual Family-Based Immigration Law Conference, MCLE New England, 2020
    • Updates on federal litigation cases affecting immigration practitioners, Speaker / Discussion Leader, Knocking Down the Wall: Impact Litigation Update, American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England Chapter), 2019
    • In the current immigration climate, virtually everything seems destined to deteriorate into an unnecessary fight that must be resolved in federal court. Panelists in this two-part, introductory-level session will focus on the substance of crafting a federal court complaint and keeping the fight alive through motions and discovery. They also will address getting paid after winning.Creative Uses of Habeas Corpus Mandamus for Delayed Adjudications Exhaustion of Remedies Discovery Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) Fees and Other Considerations, Speaker, Federal District Court Litigation for the Immigration Practitioner: Litigating to Victory, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2019
    • Your clients are facing the consequences of new restrictive legal standards and policies that represent an unprecedented effort to reduce legal immigration. Litigation is the only effective way to stop this onslaught!, Speaker, Litigating Business Cases in Federal Court, AILA Federal Court Conference, 2018
    • Moderator, Hot Topics Panel, AILA New England, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2018
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Speaker, Fraud and Revocation: Post-Maslenjak Naturalization and Implications for Other Applications, Annual Conference, 2018
    • Filing and Serving the Complaint, and the Government’s “First Move”, Speaker / Faculty Member, Business Immigration Litigation Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2017
    • Filing and Serving the Complaint, and the Government’s “First Move”, Speaker / Faculty Member, Business Immigration Litigation Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2017
    • This CLE will provide business immigration practitioners with a “how to” on litigating APA and Mandamus claims in federal district court. The goal of the CLE is to provide immigration attorneys with the fundamental knowledge needed to challenge erroneous denials of employment based visa petitions by USCIS.  After this seminar, attendees will know how to develop an administrative record with an eye to possible litigation and be able to file suit efficiently to challenge an erroneous USCIS denial.  , Speaker, Litigating Employment Based Immigration Claims in Federal District Court: a primer for immigration practitioners, Boston Bar Association, 2017
    • In an era of massive backlogs and crushing caseloads, immigration judges are under tremendous pressure to adjudicate cases quickly. The faculty for this all-levels panel will present practical, real-world advice on utilizing legal writing to maximum effect with a focus on style, tone, and efficacy. They also will discuss best practices from pre-trial motions and pre-hearing statements to post-decision submissions., Speaker, Making the Most of Legal Writing in Immigration Court, American Immigration Lawyers Association, AILA, 2017
    • Recent noteworthy BIA decisions; Hot circuit decisions that affect our practice; National trends in immigration litigation, Speaker/Moderator, Trends in Federal Court and Appellate Practice, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2016
    • This fundamentals-level panel provides a general overview of the requirements for remedies in immigration court for permanent residents and nonpermanent residents., Speaker/Moderator, Removal Proceedings 102: Remedies, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2016
    • Applications, Pleadings, and Briefs: Ensuring That Any and All Forms of Relief Have Been Presented or Eliminated • Admission of Evidence at Trial and Proper Foundation: Witness Preparation, Presentation, and How to Obtain/Anticipate Rebuttal Evidence • Timely and Contemporaneous Objections • Preserving the Record: Overzealous Judges and Trial Attorneys, Speaker, Mastering the Mechanics of a Removal Hearing II, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015
    • You just won a federal court case. Can you get attorney's fees? This panel will examine the requirements under the Equal Access to Justice Act, and discuss the practical considerations surrounding EAJA motions. Filing Procedures and Preliminary Considerations Prevailing Party Status Was the Government's Position Substantially Justified? How Much Can You Get?: Fees on Fees; Enhanced Rates; and Other Issues, Speaker / Discussion Leader, The Art of Getting Paid After a Federal Court Victory, American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Litigating complex naturalization cases can be intimidating. Where USCIS has either failed to make a timely decision or denied naturalization, statutory safeguards may help to overcome unfavorable findings. Understanding how and when to trigger federal court intervention may be just what is necessary for success. Strategic Considerations for Naturalization Litigation  What to Do If Your Case Is Delayed- Pre-interview Delays (Mandamus/APA)- Post-interview Delays (INA §336b)/Exclusive Jurisdiction What to Do When Your Case Is Denied- 8 USC §1421(c) and Timing- Jurisdiction Issues- Motions and Discovery Practice Tips, EAJA Fees, and Other Considerations, Speaker, Complicated Naturalization Cases, Federal Court Immigration Litigation Practicum, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Recent noteworthy BIA decisions  Hot circuit decisions that affect our practice  National trends in immigration litigation  Q & A, Speaker / Author, In-Depth Review of Recent BIA and Circuit Decisions, American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2014
    • This session will provide an overview of removal procedures and a discussion of the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability.  Introduction to Removal Proceedings  Grounds of Inadmissibility  Grounds of Removability  Waivers, Speaker / Discussion Leader, Removal, Inadmissibility and Deportation Grounds, American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013
    • When faced with an adverse Immigration Judge or USCIS examiner, what do you need to do to best represent your client? How does one deal with bias or prejudice? What are the procedures and case law on recusal of a Judge? What are the permissible parameters that apply to USCIS examiners when conducting interviews? Join this panel to obtain advice on how best to manage difficult judges, difficult examiners. Identifying Bias or Prejudice and Making the Record Motions for New Hearings and Recusal of Immigration Judges Guidance from the EOIR Practice Manual, Immigration Judges Benchbook, and USCIS Adjudications Manual Ex Parte Communication and Evidence Outside the Record What Are the Limits for a Stokes Interview Filing Complaints with EOIR and USCIS When to Request a New Examiner or Seek Supervisory Review Proving Prejudicial Conduct on Appeal, Speaker / Author, Dealing with Difficult Judges, Difficult Examiners, Audio Seminar, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012
    • EAJA vs. Other Vehicles to Recover Attorney's Fees Statutory Requirements Proving Prevailing Party Status Proving the Government's Position Was Not Substantially Justified Money Issues Statutory Rate Fees for Paralegals and Law Clerks Who Gets the Fees Government Offsets:  Astrue v. RatliffQ&A (15 mins), Speaker / Discussion Leader, Seeking Attorneys Fees Under EAJA and Other Fee Shifting Statutes, FEDERAL COURT IMMIGRATION LITIGATION CLE PRACTICUM, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Annual Conference Presentation, Speaker, Attorney's Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012
    • AILA Annual Conference publication on family-based immigration., Speaker / Author, Best Options When a Family-Based Petition or Application Is Denied, AILA Immigration Practice Pointers, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Chursov v. Miller, Case No. 18-cv-2886 (S.D.N.Y 2019).  The court vacated the immigration service's decision to deny Plaintiff's immigrant visa petition and awarded Plaintiff $25K in attorney's fees. https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20190514b98, 2019
    • Thompson v. Barr, 18-1823P (1st Cir. 2020). The court ruled in Petitioner's favor and vacated the agency's decision., 2002
    • Castaneda v. Souza, (1st Cir. 2015) (en banc) The en banc court upheld the district court's grant of habeas corpus. http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_29456206/lowell-woman-survived-abuse-endured-jail-but-deportation, 2015
    • Aronov v. Napolitano (562 F.3d 84) The Supreme Court denied the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, 2009
    • Castaneda v. Souza, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals (Oct. 6, 2014).  http://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/13-1994P-01A.pdf The issue was whether the government could keep certain non-citizens without bail under the "mandatory detention" provision.  The 1st Circuit affirmed the district court's order to grant our habeas corpus petition. , 2014

    Representative Clients:

    • National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, 2017
    • Maestro Artist Management
    • The Vakhtangov Theater, 2018
    • Russian String Orchestra, 2019
    • Energy and Resource Solutions, Inc.
    • New Mexico State University, Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, Isles of Capris Casino, Maestro Artist Management, NormOxys, Inc.
    • Jazz at Lincoln Center

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    Educational Background:

    • Brandeis University, 1997
    • Moscow State University Law School, 1993

    Industry Groups

    • American Immigration Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for Gregory Romanovsky

    12 Marshall Street
    Boston, MA 02108

    Phone: 857-760-4900

    Fax: 617-977-9770

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