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 Reports "Best Law Firms"

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

Dornbaum & Peregoy enjoys a national reputation and regularly and expertly handles multi-state matters throughout the United States.

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.

Both principals have over 30 years legal experience and have consistently been named in "Best Lawyers in America" and have been listed in New Jersey and New York Magazine's listing of "Top Lawyers" and the publication "Super Lawyers" for their work in immigration. They have also been honored in U.S. News and World Reports "Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms".

Members of the firm write and lecture nationally on various aspects of Immigration law practice for the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Bar, New Jersey Institute of Legal Education, Human Resource, Business and Corporate Organizations.

Dornbaum & Peregoy provides its clients with a full-service employment-based, family-based, naturalization, consular and litigation immigration practice. Clients include small, medium, and large businesses engaged in the 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.

Dornbaum & Peregoy offers its clients a full array of employment based immigration legal services including both Immigrant Visas ("green cards") and Nonimmigrant (temporary) Visas. Dornbaum & Peregoy also provides its corporate clients with legal services in conducting due diligence and risk assessment for immigration purposes, including I-9 Employment Compliance/Employer Sanctions, H-1B Wage and Hour Audits and the unique immigration issues raised by Mergers and Acquisitions and other forms of corporate restructuring with regard to the employment of foreign personnel.

We also have a special unit focusing on family immigration matters, which process fiancee visas, marriage petitions, other applications for individuals seeking to reunite with family members, and naturalization.

We strive to provide legal representation of the highest quality and value to our clients. Meticulous attention to detail, creative problem solving and a result oriented focus are hallmarks of Dornbaum & Peregoy's practice. The unique background of our staff members and full array of Immigration Legal Services provide Dornbaum & Peregoy's Practice Groups with the specialized tools to effectuate our clients' business and personal immigration goals in a timely and cost efficient manner.

Listed in "Best Lawyers In America; "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers" and U.S. News and World Reports "Best Lawyers/ Best Law Firms".

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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.

Kathleen Peregoy

Kathleen M. Peregoy (Partner) born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 7, 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Education: Temple University (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1980; J.D., 1983).


Author: "AOS vs. Consular Processing - Some Considerations When Electing to Process for Permanent Residence," AILA 2005-2006 Imm. & Nationality Law Handbook. Co-Author: "Nonimmigrant Work Alternatives for Consideration by Human Resources Personnel and In House Counsel After the H-1Cap," Seminar Material, NJICLE, Nov. 2005.


Moderator: PERM Issues; How to Avoid Denials and Handle Audits; NJICLE Nov 2007.


Adjunct Professor, International Business Law, Berkeley College, 2005.


Law Clerk to: The Hon. William G. Bischoff, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division, 1983-1984; Ellis M. Saull, Esq., Chief Assistant City Solicitor, City of Philadelphia, Law Department, Taxation and Code Enforcement Section, 1983; Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta.


Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America".


Listed in "The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers". 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 New Jersey Monthly Magazines listing of "Top Lawyers" under Immigration Law.


Listed in "Super Lawyers" under Immigration Law.


Member: New Jersey State (Chair, Immigration, Naturalization and Americanism Section, 2005-2007) and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); New Jersey Federation of Business and Professional Women, Inc. (Chairperson, Education Council; President, Oranges Chapter, 1992-1994).


Practice Areas: Immigration and Naturalization; Consular Practice; Business Immigration; Citizenship; Consular Law; I-9 Audits; Immigration Law; PERM; Visas; Non-Immigrant Work Visas; PERM/Labor Certification; Corporate Transfer; Extraordinary Ability; Outstanding Researchers and Professors; National Interest Waivers; Family Based Immigration Law; Immediate Relatives; Fiancee Visas.

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

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