The Law Office of Kamran Hashmi

We are a full service general practice law firm proudly serving Western New York and Upstate New York. We zealously advocate for our clients and believe in the importance of communication, honesty, and uncompromising integrity. Call 716-316-5724.

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Kamran Hashmi is a full-service law firm, meaning we aim to handle all of your legal needs. While we have a special focus on the practice areas below, we represent clients in other areas and maintain professional relationships with well-respected attorneys.

* Bankruptcy
* Civil Lawsuits
* Debt Settlement
* Immigration
* Judgment Enforcement
* Small Business Law
* Unemployment Denials

Being a small firm, we offer affordable legal solutions and pride ourselves in providing excellent service with a personal touch. Call us to schedule a confidential consultation at 716-316-5724 or e-mail us at info@khattorney.com. We will thoroughly review your case, discuss your legal options, and tell you how we can help.
Main Office

Main Office
6580 Main Street
Williamsville  NY  14221

Phone
  • (716) 316-5724

Office Information

Office Hours

M-F 9am-5pm; Weekends and after hours by appt.

Business
We offer a suite of legal solutions for your business. Whether it’s helping you select and organize a business entity or assisting you with transactional matters as they arise, we are here for your business every step of the way. Call 716-316-5724.
Some of the issues we can take care of for your business:

* Select and organize an LLC, corporation, or not-for-profit corporation. This includes drafting and filing all necessary legal documents with the Department of State and providing you with legal guidance on your continuing obligations under New York law.

* Structure strategic alliances with other businesses by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, such as complex licensing agreements, joint venture agreements, marketing agreements, and referral agreements.

* Negotiate, draft, and review leases, employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competes, sales contracts, royalty agreements, and more.

* Obtain necessary business licenses to legally operate your business in New York.

* Enforce legal judgments and engage in collection efforts to recover past due accounts from delinquent customers and vendors.

* Prosecute and defend lawsuits affecting your business including breach of contract, non-competition, fraud, employee disputes, etc.

* And more!

Call us for a confidential consultation at (716) 316-5724 or send an e-mail to info@khattorney.com.
Immigration Law
We handle the complicated issues for you so that you can remain focused on planning for the future. We represent clients in immigration courts and agencies nationwide and welcome national and international inquiries. Call 716-316-5724.
Some of the issues we can take care of:

* Appeals, Motions to Reopen & Reconsider, and Requests for Evidence (RFE)

Every year, the United States government denies thousands of applications for immigration benefits. Often, these denials can be resolved by submitting a motion or appeal containing the appropriate legal arguments and, in some cases, additional evidence. In these cases, it is best to have an attorney research the issues and draft an appropriate response. There are strict filing deadlines so you should act immediately upon receiving the denial letter or RFE.

* Asylum

Asylum is available for those individuals that can adequately demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution based on either race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. The affirmative asylum process is an administrative-type process where a person who is not in removal proceedings can file an application package and appear at a non-adversarial interview. If the claim is rejected, the applicant will present his or her case at a trial in front of an Immigration Judge. If the individual is already in removal proceedings, he or she can file a defensive asylum application in Immigration Court with the presiding Immigration Judge. Unlike an affirmative asylum claim, the defensive asylum process proceeds directly to trial in Immigration Court. It is best to have an attorney at all stages, because he or she can recognize the legal and evidentiary issues and also provide competent representation at the interview and/or trial.

* Business and Investor Visas

There exist multiple immigration options for overseas businesses and investors. Whether you are a Treaty Trader (E-1), Treaty Investor (E-2), Intracompany Transferee (L-1), or applying under the Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5), there are multiple pathways to become a temporary or permanent resident in the United States. The process of obtaining a business or investor visa is complex, posing numerous legal and practical hurdles. A qualified attorney will help you navigate these unfamiliar waters and assist you in achieving success in the United States.

* Deportation Defense

The government issues a Notice to Appear (NTA) to individuals that it seeks to deport from the United States. The reasons for removal are stated on the NTA, and can include any of the following: (1) Entering the United States without proper authority; (2) Violating the terms of admission or working without permission; (3) Committing a crime that makes a person deportable; (4) Becoming a member of certain prohibited organizations; and (5) Becoming a public charge within the first 5 years of admission to the USA. These cases are decided by an Immigration Judge and are prosecuted by an attorney working for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is best to have an attorney, because the nuances of the rules governing removal are complex and avenues for relief may be available. More importantly, DHS attorneys are not there to fight for your interests, so you should have an attorney that will.

* Employment-Based Visas

The type of employment visa you apply for is dependent on a number of factors. Those individuals seeking permanent residence in the United States can apply under the EB category. Those individuals seeking non-immigrant temporary visas based on employment can apply under a few other categories with varying requirements. The employment visa process is multi-tiered and complicated; thus, it is advisable to seek counsel of an attorney.

-Under the EB category, the United States allocates approximately 140,000 visas for applicants in four different preference categories for employment. The first preference category is reserved for Priority Workers, which includes: applicants with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multi-national managers and executives (EB-1). The second preference category is reserved for professionals holding advanced degrees and persons of exceptional ability (EB-2). The third preference category is reserved for certain types of skilled workers, professionals, and other unskilled workers (EB-3). The fourth preference category is reserved for certain types of special immigrants, including but not limited to religious workers and employees or former employees of the U.S. government (EB-4).

-There exist multiple avenues for those seeking temporary employment visas, the most notable of which is the H-1B category. This category is reserved for persons working in specialty occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree or it’s equivalent experience, and also distinguished fashion models.

* AND MORE!

Call us for a confidential consultation at (716) 316-5724 or send an e-mail to info@khattorney.com.
Litigation
We prosecute and defend civil lawsuits in both state and federal court. We handle Breach of Contract, Tort Claims, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Warranty, Fraud, Unfair Competition, Defamation, Non-Competition, and more. Call 716-316-5724.
A few helpful tips when it comes to lawsuits:

(1.) TRY TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE WITHOUT LAWYERS.
Being a party in a lawsuit is not fun. Television dramas aside, the real-life lawsuit will take a toll on your time, emotions, and ultimately, your wallet. Lawsuits can drag on for months or even years, and a cloud of uncertainty will follow you every day while your legal fees pile up. Lawsuits also tend to bring out the worst in people. Who actually wants that negative energy in their lives? For plaintiffs, this is why filing a lawsuit should be the last resort only after all other reasonable attempts at resolving the conflict have failed. For defendants, this is why a realistic and sensible defense strategy is absolutely necessary when facing an unwanted lawsuit. Before it reaches the 'I’m-going-to-sue-your-pants off-stage,' talk to each other. If you take away one thing from reading this section of the website, let it be this: try to resolve the dispute without hiring attorneys.

(2.) CHECK YOUR EMOTIONS AT THE DOOR.
Emotions cause resistance and resistance is expensive. When filing or defending against a lawsuit, it is best to think of it as a purely economic transaction. Thinking that you will 'teach him a lesson' or that you will 'bleed him dry' creates unnecessary work, extends the lawsuit, and only makes the attorneys richer. However, if you have an attorney that encourages a sensible and realistic approach, you will begin to see the big picture and you will start making sound decisions based on economics instead of emotions. If you take away a second thing from reading this section of the website, let it be this: do not allow anger and frustration to get in the way of your economic interests. In other words, check your emotions at the door.

Lawsuits should be treated as a last resort option and we only advocate reaching that point when it is absolutely necessary. Call us for a confidential consultation at (716) 316-5724 or send an e-mail to info@khattorney.com.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

EXPERIENCE
Kamran Hashmi is licensed to practice in New York, Florida, Virginia, and all Immigration Courts nationwide. Early in his career, Kamran served as Judicial Intern for the New York State Supreme Court under Hon. Ralph A. Boniello, III. Since then, he has handled a wide variety of cases over the past several years - from bankruptcies, asylums, deportation defense, and immigration appeals to multi-million dollar civil lawsuits involving corporate interests. Listed below are a few select highlights:

-Corporate Buyout Lawsuit. Kamran successfully represented a majority shareholder in a corporate buyout lawsuit involving nearly $8 million in assets. In addition to winning the lawsuit and eventual sole ownership of the company, his client was awarded nearly $150,000 in attorney’s fees.

-Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit. Kamran was part of a trial team that fought for a mortgage fraud victim and secured a jury verdict in excess of $840,000.

-Breach of Contract Lawsuit. Kamran defended and helped obtain a favorable settlement for an IT consulting company accused of violating an alleged profit sharing agreement with claims exceeding $500,000.

-Religious Asylum. Kamran won an asylum trial for an Evangelical Christian refugee from Pakistan who suffered religious persecution at the hands of religious extremists.

-Immigration Success. Kamran has obtained a number of successful dispositions in Immigration appeals, motions to reopen and reconsider, and visa and citizenship applications.

EDUCATION
Kamran earned his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law. Prior to that, he attended the University at Buffalo and obtained his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in business administration with a triple concentration in finance, management information systems, and marketing. Raised in Western New York, Kamran is a product of the Grand Island public school system and a graduate of Grand Island High School.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

COMMUNICATION. HONESTY. INTEGRITY.
These are the cornerstones of any successful relationship. Why should an attorney-client relationship be any different? At The Law Office of Kamran Hashmi, we approach every single case with these principles in mind.

You cannot expect to obtain the best results by simply walking into a law firm, paying the legal fee, and never speaking to your lawyer again. The reality is that the practice of law is a collaborative process. Your lawyer might understand the law and procedure but only the client knows the important factual details about the case. Accordingly, clients of The Law Office of Kamran Hashmi can expect regular updates and an atmosphere that encourages open and honest communication. Clients can also expect a candid discussion about legal fees at the outset, so that it does not become an obstacle in our professional relationship.

Kamran Hashmi

Kamran Hashmi is licensed to practice in New York, Florida, Virginia, and all Immigration Courts nationwide. Early in his career, Kamran served as Judicial Intern for the New York State Supreme Court under Hon. Ralph A. Boniello, III. Since then, he has handled a wide variety of cases over the past several years - from bankruptcies, asylums, deportation defense, and immigration appeals to multi-million dollar civil lawsuits involving corporate interests. Listed below are a few select highlights:

- Corporate Buyout Lawsuit. Kamran successfully represented a majority shareholder in a corporate buyout lawsuit involving nearly $8 million in assets. In addition to winning the lawsuit and eventual sole ownership of the company, his client was awarded nearly $150,000 in attorney
License
  • Bar Number: 4826533
    New York , 2010
  • Bar Number: 55988
    Florida , 2008
  • Bar Number: 80453
    Virginia , 2010
Education
  • Florida State University College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2008
  • University at Buffalo
    Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Business Admininistration , 2004
    Triple concentration in Finance, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

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