Steven H. Garfinkel

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm
 | 6100 Fairview Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: 704-442-8000
Fax: 704-442-8080
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
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Steven H. Garfinkel is the managing partner of the Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He has focused his practice on immigration law for over 27 years.  His primary area of practice is business immigration law.  He is one of 20 attorneys certified as a specialist in immigration law by the North Carolina State Bar and is a past chair of the Immigration Specialization Committee.

Mr. Garfinkel has written articles and given presentations on the subjects of immigration, immigration law compliance for employers, as well as immigration and the public school system. He has been a panel member at numerous American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conferences.

Mr. Garfinkel is admitted to practice within the state of North Carolina and has received an AV* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He is also a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (www.abil.com).

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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Admitted: 1984, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.garfinkelimmigration.com/Our-Professionals/Steven...

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers
  • Past Board Member - National Board of Directors, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Past President - Carolinas Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker at Gaston HR SHRM Meeting, March, 2011
  • Speaker at Union County Human Resources Association Meeting, February, 2011
  • Panel member. Schloss Summer Lecture Series, Temple Beth El, Charlotte, July, 2010
  • Panel member. American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June, 2010
  • "Immigration Law for School Administrators".  North Carolina School Boards Association, March, 2010
  • "Immigration Law Update/Overview". North Carolina Association of Healthcare Recruiters, March, 2010
  • "An Immigration Law Update - Employers are now the Target". Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, November, 2009
  • "Employer's Obligations Regarding Immigration Law Compliance". The Employers Association, October, 2009
  • "Immigration Law Issues Impacting Public School Systems". Personnel Administrators of North Carolina, April, 2009
  • "Employer's Obligations Regarding Immigration Law Compliance". The Employers Association, January, 2009
  • "Immigration Law issues Impacting Colleges & Universities". NC College and University Personnel Association for Human Resources Conference, October, 2008
  • "Immigration Law Overview". Florida State University's Center for Human Resource Management, October, 2008
  • Panel member: "The Lawyer as Employer". American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June, 2008
  • Panel member: "Immigration Law Issues from the HR Perspective". North Carolina Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) State Conference, September, 2008
  • "Employer's Obligations Regarding Immigration Law Compliance". Carolina Grounds Management Association, March, 2008
  • "Employer's Obligations Regarding Immigration Law Compliance". The Employers Association, July, 2008
  • "Employer's Obligations Regarding Immigration Law Compliance". The Employers Association, January, 2008
  • Panel member: "Audit This! Defensive H-1B Drafting Strategies". American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June, 2007
  • Panel member: "Labor Certification-Based Immigration: Prefiling". American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June, 2006
  • Panel member: "Overview and Application of The Occupational Information Network (ONET)". American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June, 2005
  • Panel member: "H-1B Licensure Issues". American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June, 2004
  • Panel member: "Immigrant Visa Processing: Employment-Based Options". American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June, 2003
  • S. Garfinkel, "B-1 Business Visitors and TN Nonimmigrants," Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (AILA 2003-04 Ed.)
  • S. Garfinkel et. al., "State Licensure Requirements - An Obstacle to H-1B Classification," Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (AILA 2004-05 Ed.)

Educational Background:

  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1981
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Office Location for Steven H. Garfinkel

6100 Fairview Road
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28210

Phone: 704-442-8000

Fax: 704-442-8080

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Last Updated: 8/17/2018

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