Dornbaum & Peregoy, LLC

Dornbaum & Peregoy is consistently recognized for excellence in immigration law. Practice limited to Immigration for over 30 years. Listed in "Best Lawyers In America";"Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers";U.S. News and World Report "Best Law Firms"

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Firm Overview

Dornbaum & Peregoy is one of the premier U.S. boutique law firms whose practice is limited to immigration and nationality matters, with special emphasis on employment and family based immigration matters.

For over thirty (30) years, the attorneys at Dornbaum & Peregoy have distinquished themselves by winning professional accolades and recognition for excellence in Martindale Hubbell's "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers"; "Best Lawyers In America"; "Top Lawyers in NY and NJ"; "Super Lawyers"; U.S. News & World Report "Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms"; and "Who's Who in Corporate Immigration Lawyers", among others; holding office in major bar associations; lecturing nationwide; writing for prominent legal publications; and advising corporate employers of all sizes, from entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune 500.

We counsel corporate employers, private individuals, and other lawyers, as well as private and public institutions.

Our immigration services fall into three main areas:

Business immigration services, including temporary work visas (H, L, E, TN, O, P, J), permanent residence via PERM, extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher and professors, national interest waivers, advice on best practices and immigration issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions; and counsel to and representation of clients on I-9 and immigration compliance issues, audits and investigations.

Family immigration services, including fiancee visas, marriage petitions, and other applications seeking to reunite family members.

Naturalization/Citizenship

Members of the firm have held numerous leadership roles for State and National Bar Associations and write and lecture nationally on various aspects of Immigration Law practice for the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Bar, State Bars, New Jersey and New York Institutes for Legal Education, Human Resource, Business and Corporate Organizations. Our attorneys have been Program Chair and Coursebook Editor for over 30 Advanced Immigration Programs for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Dornbaum & Peregoy provides superior service to clients by closely monitoring immigration law as it shifts to reflect current bills under consideration in Congress, enacted and proposed, regulatory changes, and international trends in employment and mobility.

We consider each client's specific long-term goals when crafting a unique immigration approach and ultimate strategy in each case. Our experienced attorneys are able to effectively frame and communicate complex issues in order to meet our clients' goals.

We are able to adapt easily and quickly to the individual challenges of each case. Dornbaum & Peregoy is well positioned, with a comprehensive knowledge of immigration law and unparalleled experience and success, as we have seen this area evolve for over thirty years.

Our success is built on quality, expertise, and personal attention; we offer a full client service orientated approach.

The firm has earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards and is listed in "The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers," 1994- present, under Immigration Law. This listing is limited to the top 3% of law firms that have received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating. This rating is earned by only 11% of U.S. Lawyers and is based on anonymous peer review. Dornbaum & Peregoy is one of only a very select and limited number of law firms in New Jersey with a practice limited to Immigration and Nationality Law to receive this honor.
Main Office


744 Broad Street
Suite 1700
Newark  NJ  07102

Phone
  • 973-623-7777
Fax
  • 973-523-6839
Immigration Law
Dornbaum & Peregoy is consistently recognized for excellence in immigration law. Practice limited to Immigration for over 30 years.Listed in "Best Lawyers In America"; "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers"; U.S.News and World Reports "Best Law Firms"
We counsel corporate employers, private individuals, and other lawyers, as well as private and public institutions.

Our immigration services fall into three main areas:

Business immigration services, including temporary work visas (H, L, E, TN, O, P, J), permanent residence via PERM, extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher and professors, national interest waivers, advice on best practices and immigration issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions; and counsel to and representation of clients on I-9 and immigration compliance issues, audits and investigations.

Family immigration services, including fiancee visas, marriage petitions, and other applications seeking to reunite family members.

Naturalization/Citizenship

Members of the firm have held numerous leadership roles for State and National Bar Associations and write and lecture nationally on various aspects of Immigration Law practice for the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Bar, State Bars, New Jersey and New York Institutes for Legal Education, Human Resource, Business and Corporate Organizations.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Members of the firm have held numerous leadership roles for State and National Bar Associations and write and lecture nationally on various aspects of Immigration Law practice for the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Bar, State Bars, New Jersey and New York Institutes for Legal Education, Human Resource, Business and Corporate Organizations.

NEIL S. DORNBAUM is recognized as one of the premier immigration attorneys in the State of New Jersey. As a partner at Dornbaum & Peregoy, he has limited his practice for over 30 years to immigration and nationality matters with a special emphasis on employment based immigration. He represents Fortune 500 companies, corporate employers in engineering, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and emerging business within high tech industries assisting employers with domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals, and those individuals of extraordinary and exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics. He also represents individuals seeking to reunite with family members and obtain citizenship.

Mr. Dornbaum has just completed a decade of service as member of the ABA's Commission on Immigration. The Commission directs the Association's efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Acting in coordination with other Association entities, as well as governmental and non-governmental bodies, the Commission:

1) advocates for statutory and regulatory modifications in law and governmental practice consistent with ABA policy on Capitol Hill;

2) provides continuing education and timely information about trends, court decisions and pertinent developments for members of the legal community, judges, affected individuals and the public; and

3) develops and assists the operation of pro bono programs that encourage volunteer lawyers to provide high quality, effective legal representation for individuals in immigration proceedings, with a special emphasis on the needs of the most vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations.

He has served as National Chair of the ABA's Immigration Committee under the General Practice Section. He has also Chaired the New Jersey State Bars Immigration Section and the American Immigration Lawyers Association New Jersey Chapter and has served on their Board of Governors. He has served as a liaison to the numerous governmental agencies including Department of Homeland Security; Citizenship and Immigration Service; Immigration Customs and Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; Department of Labor and Department of State.

Mr. Dornbaum writes and lectures nationally on various aspects of immigration law practice for Bar Associations, Religious and Business Groups and Human Resource Organizations. He is on the editorial board of several publications and has edited over 30 Coursebooks on Immigration and Nationality matters and Chaired over 50 Immigration Conferences.

He has been named in "Best Lawyers in America" for the last 20 years and was named Lawyer of the Year for 2013. He is listed in Martindale Hubbells "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers". He is one of less than 500 lawyers worldwide listed in the "International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers" and "International Who's Who of Business Lawyers". Mr. Dornbaum has also been named in "U.S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms" and in New Jersey and New York magazines list of "Super" and "Top" Lawyers.



What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Dornbaum & Peregoy provides superior service to clients by closely monitoring immigration law as it shifts to reflect current bills under consideration in Congress, enacted and proposed, regulatory changes, and international trends in employment and mobility. We consider each client's specific long-term goals when crafting a unique immigration approach and ultimate strategy in each case. Our experienced attorneys are able to effectively frame and communicate complex issues in order to meet our clients' goals. We are able to adapt easily and quickly to the individual challenges of each case. Dornbaum & Peregoy is well positioned, with a comprehensive knowledge of immigration law and unparalleled experience and success, as we have seen this area evolve for over twenty-five years.

Our success is built on quality, expertise, and personal attention; we offer a full client service orientated approach.

Neil Dornbaum

NEIL S. DORNBAUM is recognized as one of the premier immigration attorneys in the State of New Jersey. As a partner at Dornbaum & Peregoy, he has limited his practice for over 30 years to immigration and nationality matters with a special emphasis on employment based immigration. He represents Fortune 500 companies, corporate employers in engineering, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and emerging business within high tech industries assisting employers with domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals, and those individuals of extraordinary and exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics. He also represents individuals seeking to reunite with family members and obtain citizenship.

Mr. Dornbaum has just completed a decade of service as member of the ABA's Commission on Immigration. The Commission directs the Association's efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Acting in coordination with other Association entities, as well as governmental and non-governmental bodies, the Commission:

1) advocates for statutory and regulatory modifications in law and governmental practice consistent with ABA policy on Capitol Hill;

2) provides continuing education and timely information about trends, court decisions and pertinent developments for members of the legal community, judges, affected individuals and the public; and

3) develops and assists the operation of pro bono programs that encourage volunteer lawyers to provide high quality, effective legal representation for individuals in immigration proceedings, with a special emphasis on the needs of the most vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations.


He has served as National Chair of the ABA's Immigration Committee under the General Practice Section. He has also Chaired the New Jersey State Bars Immigration Section and the American Immigration Lawyers Association New Jersey Chapter and has served on their Board of Governors. He has served as a liaison to the numerous governmental agencies including Department of Homeland Security; Citizenship and Immigration Service; Immigration Customs and Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; Department of Labor and Department of State.


Neil writes and lectures nationally on various aspects of immigration law practice for Bar Associations, Religious and Business Groups and Human Resource Organizations. He is on the editorial board of several publications and has edited over 30 Coursebooks on Immigration and Nationality matters and Chaired over 50 Immigration Conferences.


He has been named in "Best Lawyers in America" for the last 20 years and was named Lawyer of the Year for 2013. He is listed in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is one of less than 500 lawyers worldwide listed in the "International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers" and "International Who's Who of Business Lawyers". Mr. Dornbaum has also been named in "U.S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms" and in New Jersey and New York magazines' list of "Super" and "Top" Lawyers.

Born New York, N.Y., December 27, 1956; admitted to: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1981); United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; United States Tax Court; Supreme Court of New York (1982); United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1983); Supreme Court of New Jersey; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1985); Supreme Court of the United States of America (1992).

Awards
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America," 1993-Present. Named Best Lawyer of the Year 2013.
Listed in "The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers", 1994-Present, published by Martindale-Hubbell, under Immigration Law. This listing is limited to about the top 3% of law firms which have received Martindale-Hubbell's top rating for legal ability and ethical standards. The rating itself is earned by only 11% of U.S. lawyers.The rating is based on anonymous peer review questionnaires. Dornbaum & Peregoy is one of only a select limited number of law firms in New Jersey with practice limited to Immigration and Nationality Law to receive this honor.
Listed in "Who's Who Legal; The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers", published 1996 present by Law Business Research. The publication recognized fewer than 300 immigration lawyers world-wide.
Listed in New Jersey Monthly Magazines listing of " Top Lawyers" under Immigration Law.
Listed in "Super Lawyers" under Immigration Law.
Education
  • Hunter College of the City University of New York
    B.A. , 1978
  • Temple University
    J.D. , 1981

Kathleen Peregoy

Kathleen M. Peregoy is recognized as one of the premier immigration attorneys in the State of New Jersey. Formerly a Superior Court NJ Law Clerk, Appellate Division and a corporate attorney at several distinguished New Jersey firms, as a partner at Dornbaum & Peregoy, she has limited her practice for the past 18 years to immigration and nationality matters, with a special emphasis on employment based immigration.

She concentrates in PERM, Labor Certification, Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waivers, Outstanding Researchers and Professors, Corporate Transferees, and other business categories. She handles work for numerous Fortune 500 and emerging technology companies in the following sectors: biotechnology, chemical, engineering (environmental/power), financial services (accounting/auditing) insurance, and investment banks) health care, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications & semiconductors. In each case Ms. Peregoy assists these employers with domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals, and individuals of extraordinary and exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics.

Ms. Peregoy has lectured and published on commercial and immigration law topics and is consistently listed in Martindale Hubbell's "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers"; "The Best Lawyers in America"; and in New York and New Jersey Magazines' "Top Lawyers" and "Super Lawyers" publications for her work in Immigration Law.

Ms. Peregoy is a past Chair of the N.J. State Bar Association, Immigration, Naturalization and Americanism Section.

She has been a member of the ABA Paralegal Advisory Board of Berkely College, Woodland Park, New Jersey since 1990.


Education and Bar Association Activities

Temple University (BBA, Management with a concentration in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior; Magna Cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma, 1980); Temple University ( J.D., Phi Alpha Delta, 1983). Admitted to the bar in the State of New Jersey and State of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court-D.N.J., U.S. District Court-E.D.P.A. (1983); and U.S. Court of Appeals-Third Circuit (1984) Member and past officer of the New Jersey State Bar Association, (Immigration, Nationality and Americanism Section), Pennsylvania State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, (AILA), and American Bar Associations.


Publication and Lecture Highlights


Lectures


Moderator/Speaker: Advanced Labor Certification Issues; "Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE , Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2013); Speaker: The Top Ten Things We Hate Most About PERM: SVP, Drafting Job Descriptions, Recruitment, and Frustration Galore! AILA Philadelphia Chapter 2013 CLE Conference Philadelphia, PA (March 2013); Speaker: "Immigration Issues for Human Resource Representatives" SHRM (October 2012); Moderator/Speaker: Advanced Labor Certification Issues; "Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE , Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2010); Moderator/Speaker: Advanced Issues in Voluntary Compliance Models; Consistent Hiring Practices & Antidiscrimination Issues; 10th Annual Immigration Conference, NJICLE, Newark New Jersey; (March 2010); Moderator/Speaker: How to Respond to Audits In Labor certifications; "Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2009); Moderator/Speaker: Labor Certification changes between Old Form and New Form; "Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, Newark, New Jersey (Nov. 2008); Moderator/Speaker: PERM Continuing Problems; "Advanced Immigration Issues for Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource Personnel," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJICLE, New York, New York (Nov. 2007);

Abigail Walsh

Abigail J. Walsh, Associate, has experience in a wide range of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas, labor certification applications, employment-based and self-sponsored immigrant petitions, and family-sponsored immigrant petitions. University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1997), Temple University School of Law (J.D. 2000); member of International Law Journal (1995-1997); New Jersey Federal Bankruptcy Court Judicial Internship (1996-1997). Ms. Walsh is admitted to the Bar in New Jersey and New York. Ms. Walsh is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Abigail's practice focuses on:

The representation of multinational and domestic corporations, their employees and private individuals in business immigration matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, Department of State and at U.S. Consulates worldwide;
All nonimmigrant employment based work visas, including H, L, E, TN, J, O and P.
Assisting individuals in specialty occupations, intracompany transferee executives, managers, and individuals with specialized knowledge obtain nonimmigrant visas;
Assisting individuals with extraordinary ability, individuals who are outstanding professors and researchers, individuals who are multinational managers and executives, individuals with advanced degrees, exceptional ability, and individuals whose immigration is in the national interest obtain immigration benefits.
Matters involving: Adjustment of Status, Exchange Visitors, Treaty Trader and Investors, Immigrant Visas, Temporary Work Visas and Naturalization.

Karl J. Baumle

Karl J. Baumle, Associate, has experience in a wide range of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas, labor certification applications, employment-based and self-sponsored immigrant petitions, and family-sponsored immigrant petitions.

Karl's practice focuses on:

The representation of multinational and domestic corporations, their employees and private individuals in business immigration matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, Department of State and at U.S. Consulates worldwide;
All nonimmigrant employment based work visas, including H, L, E, TN, J, O and P.
Assisting individuals in specialty occupations, intracompany transferee executives, managers, and individuals with specialized knowledge obtain nonimmigrant visas;
Assisting individuals with extraordinary ability, individuals who are outstanding professors and researchers, individuals who are multinational managers and executives, individuals with advanced degrees, exceptional ability, and individuals whose immigration is in the national interest obtain immigration benefits.
Matters involving: Adjustment of Status, Exchange Visitors, Treaty Trader and Investors, Immigrant Visas, Temporary Work Visas and Naturalization.

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