Attorneys and Staff

Our experienced immigration attorneys and staff are at your service.

Albert D. Garganigo

Albert D. Garganigo was one of the original founders of the firm. He was a practicing immigration attorney since 1970 and currently serves “of counsel” to the firm. He was born in Italy and has been a member and director of a number of Italian-American organizations. He has published many articles about immigration law in Italian and other foreign language periodicals.

Charles M. Goldsmith

Charles M. Goldsmith has been an immigration attorney in NY for almost 40 years and co-founded the firm along with Albert D. Garganigo. Mr. Goldsmith is a frequent visitor to Japan where he confers on immigration matters with clients and lectures at legal seminars. Mr. Goldsmith’s columns have appeared in Japanese media and periodicals. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Herbert A. Weiss

Herbert A. Weiss has been a member of the firm since 1979. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), has chaired several key national and local AILA committees, and the American Bar Association. He lectures frequently and has published a number of articles on employment-based immigration law in professional journals.

Tara J. Goldsmith

Tara J. Goldsmith joined the firm in 2000. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She offers legal counsel with a focus on business visas, both nonimmigrant and immigrant. She lectures frequently about the employment of foreign workers in the United States.

Alicia Szyffer

Alicia Szyffer has been with the firm since 1983. Her focus is primarily family-based immigration. She also she has a special expertise in complex deportation and administrative hearings. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She immigrated to the United States from Argentina and has published a number of articles about immigration law in Spanish language periodicals.

Brian S. Weiss

Brian S. Weiss has been with the firm since 2004. His focus is primarily with employment-based and family-based immigration. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is a Group Coordinator of the International Business Group of Gotham City Networking. He lectures and conducts seminars on immigration and nationality law to numerous corporations and organizations. He has continuously been selected as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in the New York Metro area from 2011 – 2014.

Matthew D. Goldsmith

Matthew D. Goldsmith focuses primarily on employment-based immigration matters. He is a member of the American Bar Association and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he serves on a number of committees.

Staff

Our multicultural and multilingual staff of case managers and paralegals is always available to answer questions. The combined experience, knowledge, and skills of our team help us achieve the best possible results for our clients.