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Richard S. Goldstein, Senior Partner (London & New York)

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Richard S. Goldstein, was born in New York, but now resides in London with his family who are all dual nationals of the U.S. as well as the U.K.
Richard is the Senior Partner of the Law Firm in New York which he established in 1979 and now manages and is the Senior Partner of its affiliated office in London. Both the New York and London offices deal exclusively with U.S. immigration and nationality law with a particular emphasis on business immigration law as well as consular visa matters. The client base of both offices is primarily corporate in nature as well as high net worth individuals. Richard is currently very much involved with consular issues and U.S. citizenship matters with an emphasis on renunciation of citizenship.
Richard is admitted to the Bar of The State of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Richard has organized and chaired numerous international immigration seminars over the last thirty years for various Bar Associations, business organisations and private groups and he has also been invited to lecture at numerous seminars in Europe and Asia as well as in North America. He has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for more than thirty years and served as the President of its New York Chapter at a time when there were over five hundred lawyers in the Chapter. Richard has additionally served as a member of the Board of Governors of AILA and was also the Chairman of its Visa Office Liaison Committee.
Richard has been travelling to Japan several times each year since 1980 and throughout that time has lectured there at many international forums and seminars. He was invited to Japan in 1980 and again in 1981 as a guest of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to lecture at two international seminars dealing with Comparative Immigration Law. Since that time he has lectured in Japan on several occasions each year for many groups. He has lectured for Keidanren (The Federation of Economic Organizations, Japan) for many years as well as The Japan Overseas Investment Association (formerly The Export- Import Bank of Japan). Additionally he has lectured several times for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
In March 2013, Richard will be lecturing on Renunciation of American Citizenship before a group of U.S. lawyers at a seminar in Warsaw. He will then lecture on the same subject in April in Tokyo at a luncheon seminar sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. In May he will once again lecture on this subject at a luncheon seminar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and then a week later as a guest speaker before The Paris Bar Association in France.


Tammy M. Lee, Managing Partner (New York)

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Attorney Tammy Lee is Managing Partner at Goldstein & Lee. She is admitted to practice law in New York and in New Jersey, a graduate of Smith College and of Catholic University School of Law (1996), Washington, DC, her birthplace. She joined our firm as an Associate Attorney in 1996, and became Partner in the firm in 2001. The firm changed its name to Goldstein & Lee in 2009. Ms. Lee is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a member of the New York State Bar. She has lectured at seminars and conferences for the New York State Bar, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, AILA and American Chamber of Commerce.


Frieda S. Shapiro, Associate (New York)

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Frieda S. Shapiro received her Bachelor's degree Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago and her Juris Doctor degree Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the New York Bar. Frieda has practiced a wide variety of corporate employment based and family-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters as well as on Consular Processing since 2001.


Maiko Fuke, Japanese Client Manager


Maiko Fuke, Japanese Client Manager, is a Member of the New Jersey Bar, and is a graduate of Seattle University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Maiko joined our firm in May 2010 and has been a main contact to the Firm’s Japanese clients. Prior to joining our firm, she focused on deportation cases and family-based immigrant visas. She was born and raised in Osaka, Japan.


Hana Choe, Associate (New York)


Hana Choe earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School, where she was a recipient of the Suffolk Jurisprudence Award in Federal Income Tax. She is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts State Bar, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Hana handles all aspects of business immigration as well as family-based immigration matters. She is fluent in Korean.


New York Staff

Marjorie Hsu
Office Manager & Chief Legal Assistant

Joan Lu
Senior Paralegal

Virginie Raynal
Senior Legal Specialist

Joseph Smith
Legal Assistant

Yumiko Inoue

Reika Negita
Legal Assistant

Helen Downes
Legal Assistant

Katelyn Roy
Administrative Assistant

London Staff

Susan Green
Executive Legal Assistant

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