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The Kasen Law Firm, LLC

210 South Cedar StreetSummerville, SC 29483-6063
Phones: 843-376-4085 (Local)
888-370-5810 (Toll Free)
Fax: 843-821-0046
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Over 30 years of practicing law, if we have learned anything it is that employing "preventative law" is essential to the success of our clients' cases. Using preventative law means to accurately assess the needs of our clients, the facts surrounding their cases and to properly apply the correct legal principles to these facts.

Although preventative law is not a new concept, too many clients and lawyers fail to approach their cases with this principle in mind, resulting in...

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Over 30 years of practicing law, if we have learned anything it is that employing "preventative law" is essential to the success of our clients' cases. Using preventative law means to accurately assess the needs of our clients, the facts surrounding their cases and to properly apply the correct legal principles to these facts.

Although preventative law is not a new concept, too many clients and lawyers fail to approach their cases with this principle in mind, resulting in many pitfalls, minefields and risks to their clients and cases. Applying preventative law is of even greater importance in the field of immigration law, where the filing of relevant and necessary forms and supporting documentation with the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) and U.S. consular offices are essential to navigating through the complex maze of U.S. immigration laws.

Clients who entrust their immigration cases to our firm are treated with dignity and respect and properly navigated through the complicated and often confusing U.S. system of immigration laws. You do not have to go it alone. We are dedicated to achieving results for our clients. This is true whether your case involves securing a fiance, business, investor or visitor visa, gaining entry to or employment in the U.S., applying for asylum, seeking green cards, citizenship, or cancellation of removal hearings. We represent clients in all family and business-related immigration matters, despite the complexity, and seek to establish long-term relationships with our clients. Our best recommendation is when we are referred a client by a former or continuing client.

Lawrence M. Kasen (link) is our resident attorney and will assist you with any of your family and business immigration needs in South Carolina and throughout the United States and world. In South Carolina and in the New York office opening at the end of May 2010, we will also be able to help clients with any of their business, family and property law issues to achieve their immigration law needs.

Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, I witnessed first hand the disparate treatment of individuals based on their country of origin, race and station in life. Even before becoming an attorney, I wanted to ensure that the civil rights afforded under the United States Constitution to individuals and business entities were equally and readily available. In furtherance of this objective, I went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and studied the history, religion, languages and culture of many Native American peoples throughout North America as well as cultural anthropology.

Realizing that the study of law would further my objectives, in 1976 I enrolled at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., our nation's capital. While at Howard, I took a constitutional law course under the direction of Herbert Reid, a preeminent constitutional law professor and scholar, who was one of the junior lawyers in Brown v. Board of Education, the famous 1954 civil rights case that led to the nullification of the separate but equal doctrine that had precluded African Americans from attending desegregated schools. This course, together with other civil rights-related courses, prepared me for a 1978 summer clerkship with the Solicitor's Office - Division of Indian Affairs, at the United States Department of Interior in Washington, D.C.

Following a recommendation of the Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs, for my third year in law school I embarked on a special fellowship in Indian Law and Natural Resources Law at the University of New Mexico's National Indian Law Center and Natural Resources Law Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

With this educational background and resources, for the next two and one-half years I secured employment representing Indian tribes and individual Native Americans in Nebraska and Arizona. Throughout that time, I realized that to properly represent persons and business entities in pursuit of their civil rights, it was incumbent upon me to diversify my areas of practice to include business, family, and property law in order to fully assist these individuals and entities to realize their full citizenship rights, which for too long had been denied to them because of their country of origin, race and station in life. Thus, to broaden my practice areas, I have worked as a partner in large law firms and as a sole practitioner, representing clients in complex commercial, property and family law matters, while still remaining true to my civil rights practice.

In practicing law for over 30 years, I have become acutely aware that one of the most overlooked civil rights issue of our day is the manner in which our government views and treats non-immigrants and immigrants who seek to enter, visit and work in the United States and/or to become permanent legal residents (green cards) and naturalized citizens of our country under the United States immigration laws. In furtherance of my initial civil rights objectives, I now primarily practice in the immigration law field to facilitate individuals and business entities to achieve their goal of becoming fully integrated into the U.S. community at large and to hire qualified employees of diverse national origins to accomplish their business aspirations.

I provide a full spectrum of legal services in the field of family and business-related immigration law. Unlike most other immigration law practitioners, I am able to complement the services rendered to my clients with the widespread legal experience that I have attained over the years, which has proven invaluable to my clients particularly when they are in need of ancillary services in the areas of business, property and family law to further their immigration law applications with the US CIS and U.S. consular offices.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • COMMERCIAL LAW:
    • Experienced in family and business-related immigration law and complex commercial litigation involving the Uniform Commercial Code, Surety and Insurance Law, Banking-Credit and Collection Proceedings, Mechanic's Liens and Foreclosures, Real Estate and Real Estate Closings, Commercial Leases, Natural Resources and the Environment (Water and Indian Law), Civil Rights, Tortious Interference (Business and Contractual Relations), and Insurance Defense as well as Family Law. Several cases involving jury and non-jury trials.
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Practice Areas
Immigration & Naturalization LawFiance and Marriage VisasBusiness & Employment Based ImmigrationL-1 VisasI-9 Regulatory ComplianceDeportation DefenseAsylumImmigrant VisasNon-Immigrant VisasGreen CardsNaturalizationProperty DisputesBusiness Law
Published Works
Validity of Claims Under The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Determined, 19 NAT. RES. J. 381, 1979Federal Indian Burden of Proof Statute: 5' Amendment Due Process Considerations, 19 NAT. RES. J. 725, 1979
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210 South Cedar StreetSummerville, SC 29483-6063
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843-376-4085 (Local)888-370-5810 (Toll Free)
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843-821-0046
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The Kasen Law Firm, LLC
136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 3C
Flushing, New York 11354
718-337-8012
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