attorneys and staff
Richard S. Goldstein, Senior Partner (London & New York)
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.
Tammy M. Lee, Managing Partner (New York)
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. Ms. Lee was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in America 2018 in the fields of Immigration Law. She has also received recognition from Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration 2017.
Frieda S. Shapiro, Associate (New York)
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. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). 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.
Natalie Gorelishvili, Associate
Natalie Gorelishvili received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of Shota Rustaveli in Georgia and a Juris Doctor degree Cum Laude from New York Law School, with a concentration in Immigration Law. While at New York Law School, she was a member of New York Law School's Immigration Law Students Association, and she worked in the Immigration Litigation Clinic performing pro bono services for indigent clients seeking Asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Natalie joined our firm as an intern in 2014 and became an Associate in 2016. She is admitted to practice law in both New York and New Jersey and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Helen Downes, Associate (New York)
Helen Downes received her Bachelor of Civil Law International degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway in Ireland. She received her Master of Laws (LLM) degree in International and Comparative Law from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She is admitted to practice law in New York and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Irish American Bar Association of New York (IABANY). Helen joined our firm as an intern in 2013. In 2014 she was hired as a Law Clerk, and she became an Associate in 2017. Helen's practice includes a wide variety of employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa matters.
Alejandra Vargas, Associate
Alejandra Vargas is an experienced immigration and transactional business attorney with advanced negotiation skills and trilingual fluency in English, French and Spanish. She possesses an LL.M. degree from Brooklyn Law School in New York, a J.D from the Pontifical Bolivariana University in Colombia, and a Master of Laws from University Panthéon-Assas in France, where she is also a Ph.D. candidate in International Law. She is licensed to practice law in the U.S., France, and Colombia. In addition to her impressive educational credentials, Ms. Vargas is a member of the Immigration Committee for the NYC Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. After working as in-house counsel for a multinational design consultation and construction company, Ms. Vargas started at our firm as an Immigration Associate in October 2017 where she handles a number of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Ms. Vargas is also a volunteer attorney for the New York Legal Assistance Group where she provides legal assistance for family immigration matters including asylum and deportation cases.
Geetika Gupta-Roongta, Associate
Geetika is an experienced immigration attorney admitted to practice law in New York and India. She possesses an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law in New York and BLS LL.B. (equ. of JD) from Government Law College, India. She is member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). After working for a boutique immigration law firm advising corporates and individual clients in non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters, she joined our firm in 2018 and continues to practice employment-based immigration. In addition, Geetika has extensive experience working in India, advising clients in Real Estate, Corporate and Banking & Finance laws.
New York Staff