Cyrus D Mehta is the managing partner of Cyrus D Mehta & Partners PLLC in New York City. He represents corporations and individuals from around the world in a variety of immigration matters, including business, employment, and entrepreneur and investor immigration. Based on over 25 years of experience in immigration law, he is able to comprehend all kinds of problems and provide effective, ethical and strategic solutions to his clients. He is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches a course on immigration and work.
Mr Mehta is past chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) ethics and pro bono committees, and a member of the commission on immigration of the American Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker at the most prestigious conference on immigration law and is also the author of several influential articles on immigration topics, including ethics. Mr Mehta serves as special counsel on immigration matters to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department, New York. He also serves on the board of directors of Volunteers of Legal Services. Mr Mehta is the recipient of AILA’s Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award for outstanding contributions in the immigration field (1997) as well as AILA’s Michael Maggio Memorial Award for outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation in the immigration field (2011).
Mr Mehta is a former chair of the board of trustees of the American Immigration Council (2004-2006). He has also chaired the committee on immigration and nationality law (2000-2003) of the New York City Bar Association, of which he was also secretary (2003-2007). He is also a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL).
Mr Mehta graduated with a BA degree from St Xavier's College, Bombay University, and subsequently obtained law degrees from Cambridge University, England (MA in law), and Columbia Law School, New York (LLM). In his spare time, Mr Mehta plays the violin.
WWL says: "Brilliant lawyer" Cyrus Mehta is a "really high-level thinker" and "one of America's smartest immigration lawyers".
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