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U.S. Attorneys in the UK

U.S. Attorneys in the UK

Updated May 2014

The U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or U.S. Embassy London.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise, and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers.  You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

In English and Welsh practice, the legal profession is divided into two quite separate categories:  Barristers and Solicitors.  The primary function of the former is to argue cases before the higher courts.  As barristers do not deal directly with the general public, only solicitors are named in the attached list.

The Solicitors Act (1974) permits all solicitors to act as commissioners for oaths.

Lists of solicitors practicing in Scotland and Northern Ireland are available from the U.S. Consulates General at Edinburgh and Belfast respectively.

AMERICAN ATTORNEY SERVICES
1, Yeowood Farm, Iwood Lane, Wrington, Bristol, BS40 5NUTel:  0845-519-4982    Fax:  0808-280-0450 E-mail:info@americanattorney.co.uk Website:www.americanattorneyservices.co.uk
U.S. legal and notarial practice includes, but is not limited to, U.S. Immigration and visas (not immigration to the UK), personal injury, establishment of UK businesses in the United States, Florida business and corporate law as well as conveying, wills, trusts, and probate, preparation of US estate tax returns and Florida litigation. UK legal practive limited to preparation of English wills and probate administration. FL, OH Bars, English & Florida Notary

ASG IMMIGRATION LTD
107-109 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 6QG  
Tel: 020-7299-3330
Fax: 020-7299-3331   
E-mail: mail@asgvisa.com    
Website: www.asgvisa.com
Focuses on immigration into the UK, the United States, and worldwide, for both employers/corporate clients and individuals, with a particular emphasis on business and employment-related immigration, and can assist with a full range of applications.  NY Bar

BENJAMIN H. DORMAN
Northwood House, Sunning Avenue, Sunningdale, Berkshire, SL5 9PW  
Tel: 013-4462-2276
Fax: 013-4462-2191  
E-mail: dormanlaw@dsl.pipex.com  
General U.S., UK, and international practice in corporate, commercial, construction, product distribution, licensing, marketing, consultancy, joint venture, merger, acquisition, employment, conveyance, and probate matters.  CA Bar and member of Law society of England and Wales.

FAMILY LAW PARTNERSHIP LLP
Thorncroft Manor, Thorncroft Drive, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 8JB  
Tel: 013-7270-0890    
Fax: 013-7270-0891
E-mail: info@familylawyers.co.uk
Website: www.familylawyers.co.uk
Specializes in the provision of legal advice and alternative dispute resolution in matters involving permanent separation or divorce.  PA Bar; inactive member of DC Bar


FRAGOMEN LLP
4th Floor, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7PP
Tel: 020-3077- 5000    
Fax: 020-3077-5001  
E-mail: londoninfo@fragomen.com
Website: www.fragomen.com        
Specializes in global immigration, with 16 U.S. offices and 34 offices worldwide. The London office is the firm’s regional headquarters, delivering advisory services and assistance on all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law, and U.S. immigration and nationality law (with particular emphasis on consular services).  NY Bar


GUDEON & McFADDEN
Sixth Floor 26/28 Great Portland Street, Lodon, W1W 8QT
Tel: 020-7323-9454
Fax: 020-7580-2171
E-mail: info@usvisalawyers.co.uk
Website: www.usvisalawyers.co.uk  
U.S. immigration and nationality law with particular emphasis on consular processing of immigrant and non-immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate General in Belfast.  NY and AZ Bars

STEVEN D. HELLER
Lewes/ Brighton
Tel: 01273 434 609
Skype: sdhusimmigration
Email: Sheller@us-visa.co.uk
Website: www.Us-visa.co.uk
Solo practice devoted to providing advice on U.S. Immigration and nationality law, including assistance with immigrant and non-immigrant visas (family and business), inadmissibility waivers, appeals, citizenship issues, and other matters arising under the Immigration and Nationality Act. J.D., Georgetown University Law Center. NY Bar


IAN SHERIDAN
Sheridan Law LLP Solicitors, 16 Princeton Mews, 167-169 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT2 6PT   
Tel: 020-8541-1181
Fax: 020-8549-7794
E-mail: mail@sheridan.co.uk
Website: www.sheridanlaw.co.uk
Specializing in personal injury actions in the United States, including accidents, product liability, industrial and maritime injury, and negotiation of insurance claims.  The firm’s legal services also include corporate, commercial, trademark, copyright, probate, and real estate.  NY Bar

JAFFERI • VENANZI LLP
626 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TB
Tel: 020-7734-0103
E-mail: info@jvlaw.co.uk     
Website: www.jvlaw.co.uk    
Advises on U.S. immigration issues to corporate and individual clients.
TX and NY Bars

JOAN DAVENPORT
12 Hans Road, London SW3 1RT
Tel: 020-7753-7655
Fax: 020-7753-7673
E-mail: info@joandavenport.com    
Website: www.joandavenport.com/   
Specialist practice with emphasis on estate planning (wills and trusts), estate administration (including U.S. /UK estate taxation, U.S. estate tax returns and probate), and general U.S. tax advice (gift and property transfers, and trusts).  MA Bar

LADAS & PARRY LLP
Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London EC4 YODA
Tel: 020-7353-2680
Fax: 020-7855-0281   
E-mail: London@ladas.com     
Website: www.ladas.com
Commercial and corporate law, particularly intellectual property, (patents, trademarks, copyright) technology transfer, licensing and anti-trust matters related thereto, franchising, character merchandising, product liability, and EEC law.  NY Bar


LAURA DEVINE SOLICITORS
100 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6EU
Tel: 020-7469-6460
Fax:  020-7469-6461
E-mail:  enquiries@lauradevine.com    
Website:  www.lauradevine.com
Advises on both UK and U.S. immigration issues to corporate and individual clients.  Associated with Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York.  Firm’s principal is council member of the Law Society of England and Wales.  NY Bar

LAW OFFICE OF DIANE GELON
1st Floor, 236 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HL  
Tel: 020-7833-3121    
Fax: 020-7837-8128  
E-mail: diane@dianegelon.com
General U.S. and international commercial practice with emphasis on UK immigration, work permits, and visa requirements; entertainment and arts law, television and film production, taxation and tax return preparation. B.A. UCLA, J.D. Cardozo School of Law, and LLM London School of Economics.  NY Bar

LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD S. GOLDSTEIN
1 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8DJ  
Tel: 020 7016 8880
E-mail: lawoffices@goldsteinvisa.com    
Website: www.goldsteinvisa.com
Offices in London and in New York.  Practice limited to U.S. immigration and nationality law, with an emphasis on all consular visa matters as well as all U.S.-based immigration applications.  J.D., Brooklyn Law School.  NY Bar

MCALLISTER OLIVARIUS 
Thames Wharf Studios, Rainville Road, London, W6 9HA
Tel: 020-7386-1047    
Fax: 020-7386-5626  
E-mail: aolivarius@mcolaw.com    
Website: www.mcolaw.com 
McAllister Olivarius is a multinational partnership regulated by the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority, registration number 498087.   Full-service law firm experienced in helping businesses and individuals in the United States, UK, and elsewhere. CT, DC, MN, NH, NY, VA Bars  

MOERANS SOLICITORS
123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR
Tel: 020-8952-0242   Fax: 020-8381-3511
Email: simon.shaffer@moerans.com
Specialising in wills, estate tax planning, trusts, probate, real property, and on moving to the United Kingdom.

MOGHADASSI & ASSOCIATES
One Kensington Church Street, First Floor, London, W8 4LB   Tel: 020-7937-9999   Fax: 020-7691-9686
Offices in New York and London.  Specializing in international commercial law and employment law.  B.A New York University(1986), J.D.D New York Law School (1991), LLM in International Business and Trade Law Fordham University (1993).  UK Solicitor.  Member of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association in New York, member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association in London.

ORTEGA-MEDINA & ASSOCIATES
EU Processing Office, 38 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HR
Tel: +44 (0) 207-255-4410 Fax: +44 (0) 207-692-9224
U.S. business-immigration law firm.  The firm’s focus is on assisting investors and owners of mid-sized enterprises to expand business operations to the United States.  Legal services include pre-immigration planning, selection of appropriate visa processing both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, consular troubleshooting, and immigration appeals.  Business law services include business planning and company formation, contract review and employer/employee issues.  Members state bar of California and the International Bar Association.


STURGEON AND CO
2 Lansdowne Row #242, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6HL, Tel: 020-7504-8513   Fax: 020-7681-3946
Email: jcsturgeon@gmx.net
Associated with the German law firm of Bau & Coll., offices in Frankfurt, Vienna, Bratislava.  U.S. and international law, company and commercial, trade, financial and intellectual property law, estates, trust and tax planning, immigration, nationality, maritime.  J.D. University of Akron, 1985, MD Bar; admitted to German courts as Rechtsbeistand.  Languages: German.

WITHERS LLP
16 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EG
Tel: 020-7597-6000     Fax: 020-7597-6543
Website: www.withersworldwide.com
The firm offers a full service practice covering: Corporate, litigation, family, property, charities, and private client.


YOUNGSTEIN & GOULD
Cherry Tree Hill Studio, 5 Great North Road, London, N2
Tel: 020-8348-8802   Fax: 020-8340-5857
Website: http://www.youngsteinandgould.com/
International tax, corporate, and commercial practice; U.S., UK, and international corporate, income, estate, and gift tax planning.