Biography

Bob has focused his practice exclusively on immigration and nationality law for more than two decades. A former chair of the firm’s Immigration Group and currently Senior Counsel, he serves the immigration needs of individuals and employers, including those skilled and highly trained in:

  • the sciences
  • the arts
  • medicine
  • commerce and industry

Bob also assists:

  • employers in securing non-immigrant work visas for new hires and permanent residence for permanent personnel
  • health care institutions with immigration issues of foreign-born professional staff
  • institutions in developing and implementing system-wide immigration policies and protocols
  • multi-national companies in bringing in executives, managers or individuals with specialized knowledge
  • universities with foreign-born faculty, researchers, and graduates, including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh
  • entrepreneurs forming start-up enterprises or relocating to the U.S. in securing treaty-based visas
  • individuals seeking status based on family or asylum

Honors & Awards

  • Named the “Second Most Read Contributor in the United States” by Mondaq (August 2015, January 2016)
  • Named the “Third Most Read Contributor in the United States” by Mondaq (August 2015)
  • Named in “Who’s Who Legal” in the area of Corporate Immigration Law (2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated
  • Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Immigration Law in Pennsylvania by Best Lawyers (1991-2020)
  • Named among the "Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers" in the area of Immigration (2009 and 2010)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" in the area of Immigration by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2005-2018)
  • Annual Honoree, Jewish Education Institute (2001)
  • Pro Bono Award, Allegheny County Bar Association (1999)
  • Levinson Award for community leadership, United Jewish Federation (1997)