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Cyrus D. Mehta - New York, NY

2 Wall Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10005 - 2007

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Updated: 02/18/2024

New York Immigration & Naturalization Law Lawyer

Overview

Cyrus D. Mehta is the founder and managing attorney of Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC (CDMA). He represents corporations and individuals from around the world in business and employment immigration, family immigration, consular matters, naturalization, federal court litigation and asylum. He also advises lawyers on ethical issues...

Cyrus D. Mehta is the founder and managing attorney of Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC (CDMA). He represents corporations and individuals from around the world in business and employment immigration, family immigration, consular matters, naturalization, federal court litigation and asylum. He also advises lawyers on ethical issues. Based on 18 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 also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches a course, Immigration and Work.

Mr. Mehta is Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) National Pro Bono Committee and past Co-Chair of the AILA-NY Chapter Pro Bono Committee. Mr. Mehta is a frequent speaker at AILA conferences and has also served on other national committees. In 1997-1998, he was the Chair of AILA's Young Lawyers Division and also won the 1997 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award for outstanding contributions in the immigration field. He was also presented the AILA 2010 President's Commendation for leadership of AILA's pro bono efforts. In 2010, Mr. Mehta was appointed 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, Inc.

Mr. Mehta is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council (2004-2006), and past Co-Chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law (2000-2003) of the New York City Bar Association and Secretary of the same Association (2003-2007). Mr. Mehta continues to be included in Chambers USA, International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Best Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers and receive an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He is also a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), http://www.abil.com/, whose members have been recognized internationally in the field of business immigration, and are committed to the highest standards of professionalism.

Newspapers and television constantly seek Mr. Mehta out for his expert opinions on immigration law and policy. He is regularly quoted in mainstream, ethnic and foreign newspapers. Furthermore, Mr. Mehta speaks, debates and conducts training workshops on various immigration topics, including ethics, under the aegis of non-profits and universities. He is also a featured speaker at immigration seminars of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), and has been the Program Chair of PLI's annual Basic Immigration program in recent years. Mr. Mehta is also the author of several influential articles that have appeared in professional publications such as Bender's Immigration Bulletin, Interpreter Releases, Immigration Briefings, and AILA's Immigration and Nationality Handbook, as well as frequent articles that appear on the firm's website, http://www.cyrusmehta.com/ and The Insightful Immigration Blog, http://www.cyrusmehta.blogspot.com/. You can also follow Mr. Mehta's insightful immigration posts on www.twitter.com/cyrusmehta.

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 (LL.M). In his spare time, Mr. Mehta plays the violin.

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About Cyrus D. Mehta

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder and Managing Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Immigration & Naturalization Law

Litigation

  • 20%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1989

Other Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) (Chair, National Pro Bono Committee)
  • AILA-NY Chapter (Past Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee)
  • American Immigration Council, 2004 - 2006 (Farmer Chairman of the Board of Trustees)
  • New York City Bar Association, 2000 - 2003 (Co-Chair, Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law)
  • New York City Bar Association, 2003 - 2007 (Secretary)

Classes and Seminars

  • Frequent Speaker, AILA Conferences

Pro Bono Activities

  • Association's City Bar Justice Center, New York City

Past Positions

  • American Immigration Law Foundation, Chairman, 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    L.L.M.
  • St. Xavier's College
    B.A.
  • Bombay University
    MA
  • Cambridge University, England
    MA

Office Information

Address

2 Wall Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10005 - 2007

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 New York Metro list


Past Lists

  • 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York — Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Cyrus D. Mehta on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Immigration Field, 1997
  • Chambers USA, International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell

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