US Immigration Attorneys
Shilpa Malik, Esq.
Prior to founding her own law firm, Shilpa Malik worked as a Senior Attorney at prominent New York City based law firms where she practiced Immigration Law exclusively. She has handled a myriad of Immigration cases and issues including Family Based cases, Employment Based cases, Consular Processing, CSPA, Removal Representation and Defense. Attorney Malik has participated in several community outreach programs and was an Advocate with the Immigrants Rights Clinic at the New York University School of Law.
Attorney Malik has extensive experience in Immigration Court, Federal Immigration Court, and Federal Criminal Court Litigation proceedings in Miami, including court appearances for Master and Individual Hearings for cases involving Criminal and Overstay Waivers, Aggravated Felony and CIMT Defense and petitions for review in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.
In addition to her experience in removal/deportation defense cases, she has prepared and filed non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions including, but not limited to:
- H-1B, E, L, O, P, H-3, J, K and U Visas, as well as I-130 and I-140 Immigrant Petitions with Accompanying Adjustment of Status (I-485)
- EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Petition
- PERM Labor Certification with the Department of Labor
- EB-2 and EB-3 Employmnt based Green Cards
- Investment Based and Treaty Trader Visas and EB-5 Green Card
- Affirmative Political Asylum
- Marriage Cases
- Naturalization/Citizenship, 245(I), CSS/Lulac, LIFE Act, Removal of Conditions etc.
Attorney Malik has built a great reputation as one of the top attorneys in the South Florida area in deportation defense, employment immigration, PERM Labor Certification, investment based immigration, family and marriage based immigration cases. She works extremely hard to deliver the best outcome in immigration cases for every client of the firm.
Attorney Malik attended the New York University (NYU) School of Law where she distinguished herself by receiving the Deans Graduate Award. She is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association (ABA), New York State Bar Association and New York City Lawyers Association (NYCLA).
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Cecilia Rodriguez – Of Counsel
Cecilia Rodriguez is of counsel to the SGM Law Group and is based in New York City. Ms. Rodriguez is a graduate of Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law in New York. Additionally, she has a certification in Spanish received by the Spanish Ministry for Education and Science, granted in June 2006. She has been admitted to practice law in the state of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has worked in both the non-profit and private sectors practicing immigration law for the past seven years as well as participating in her law school’s immigration law clinic. She is still active in the non-profit sector and works as of counsel for Centro Comunitario – CEUS in Union City, NJ. She has been a panel speaker for CLE trainings in the context of domestic violence and immigration law. She was also a panelist at an Immigration Law Symposium (2010) at Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Rodriguez has also participated as a community outreach speaker at a forum titled, “Understanding the Laws that Protect Women & Children,” in April 2006 in Port Chester, NY and was a panelist for a CLE training seminar titled, “Immigration Remedies for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence,” in March 2007 in White Plains, NY. She is an active member of AILA (the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association).
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