Anastasia Tonello

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in New York, NY

Ulmer & Berne LLP
 | 275 Madison Ave, Suite 2002
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 917-262-0470
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2016 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (50%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Anastasia Tonello serves as Counsel at Ulmer & Berne LLP in New York.  Internationally recognized in the leading legal directories, Anastasia is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the D.C. and New York Southern District Courts and is a Solicitor of England and Wales.  Anastasia was a charter member and officer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's RDC EMEA Chapter, was Chair of AILA's Department of State Liaison Committee and served as AILA President.  A national of the U.S., the U.K. and Italy, Anastasia, a native Hoosier, earned her B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. 

    Over the course of her legal career, Anastasia has provided invaluable advice to a diverse range of international commercial clients with their complex organizational and operational issues to help them remain in compliance with all applicable immigration laws and regulations as they seek to expand their operations in the United States. She has also served as adviser to many high-profile, high net worth clients, including notable entertainers, artists and other professionals, and she has extensive experience dealing with family-based petitions and U.S. citizenship issues along with employment-related immigration matters.

    A leader in her field, Anastasia has given numerous presentations on immigration law and has appeared in numerous television, radio, online and print news outlets.


    Practice Areas
    • 50%Immigration: Business
    • 50%Immigration: Consumer
    Focus Areas

    Naturalization & Citizenship


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2016 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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    About Anastasia Tonello

    Admitted: 1999, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in America, 2020
    • Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    • Chambers U.S.A., 2020
    • Super Lawyers, 2020
    • Awarded for excellence in consular work and service to AILA's Rome District Chapter, the premier AILA chapter for consular information, knowledge and expertise, Edward Gudeon Consular Service Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association Rome District Chapter, 2014
    • Recognized in Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration, 2019 – Thought Leader, Legal 500 UK Edition, 2019, Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Chambers Global Guide to the Legal Profession

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • District of Columbia and New York Southern District Court admissions., 2020
    • Solicitor of England and Wales, 2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member and Officer, Rome District Chapter, Rome District – European, Middle East, and Africa Chapter (RDC EMEA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • President, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2019
    • New York, 1999
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Department of State Liaison Committee; Annual Conference Planning Committee Rome District Chapter: Founding member and Secretary New York Chapter: Social Chair, Annual Symposium Planning Chair
    • Chair, State Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Indiana University Alumni Club of Metro New York
    • Past Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Member, STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Professionals)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, St. George’s Society of New York

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Frequent Speaker, Consular Issues having Spoken at Professional Conferences and at the World’s Leading Business Schools in the US and Abroad

    Educational Background:

    • QLTT – BPP Law School, 2003
    • Indiana University, B.A., 1995
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    Office Location for Anastasia Tonello

    275 Madison Ave
    Suite 2002
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: 917-262-0470

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    Last Updated: 4/30/2021

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