Peter F. Asaad, Esq.

 Peter F. Asaad, Esq.
 Managing Partner

pasaad [at] immigrationsolutions [dot] com

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As the Managing Partner of Immigration Solutions Group, PLLC, Mr. Asaad  represents individuals and families in all immigration matters as well as U.S. companies and multinational corporations in helping manage their employees’ employment eligibility needs and develop effective streamlined immigration and compliance programs. He advises individuals with family-based immigration, asylum, deportation, and employment matters.  He represents corporate clients on all business-related and employment-based visa matters including various I-9 compliance issues on a day-to-day basis.  Mr. Asaad also specializes in the needs of immigrant entrepreneurs, start-ups, and foreign investors in creating U.S. subsidiaries and affiliates as well as new U.S. businesses.

In addition to his expertise in business and family immigration matters, the firm provides unrivaled expertise in litigation matters focused on representing clients in affirmative asylum applications as well as defensive applications in removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and federal courts of appeals on asylum and other complex matters.

President of American Immigration Lawyers Association for DC, MD & VA

Elected by his peers to further the education of immigration lawyers, Mr. Asaad served as the President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) of DC (covering the District Untitled-1 copyof Columbia, Maryland and Virginia). As President, Mr. Asaad was chosen by his peers to lead over 900 immigration attorneys to advance the association’s goals and objectives.  Prior to holdiimgresng the position, Mr. Asaad had served as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Immigration Litigation Committee for several years and served as Chair of the DC Bar Immigration & Human Rights Committee.

Adjunct Immigration Law Professor

Mr. Asaad serves as Adjunct Professor at American University, Washington College of Law, where he teaches and develops an advanced course on business immigration law.  Mr. Asaad provides an in-depth review of the laws, regulations and policies governing the entry of foreign nationals into the United States for employment and business-related purposes.

Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best Lawyers”

The firm’s Managing Partner, Peter F. Asaad, has been named in the Washingtonian magazine’s list Washingtonian-Top-Lawyer-Loof “Top Lawyers” in immigration law every year since 2011.  Inclusion on the list is based on peer-review and referrals.  Washington, D.C. area attorneys were surveyed on which competitors they would recommend or seek out when handling cases requiring immigration law expertise and have overwhelmingly chosen Mr. Asaad.

Special Counsel to New York City

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) with Immigration Solutions Group, PLLC, in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), developed and launched IN2NYC, the first municipal visa program in the nation designed to help international IN2NYC-Logoentrepreneurs create jobs in the United States. IN2NYC will help up to 80 selected entrepreneurs gain access to the visas they need to grow their businesses in New York City, creating more than 700 jobs for New Yorkers in the first three years alone. This program advances the de Blasio administration’s goals of encouraging entrepreneurship and supporting international partnerships to build a diverse and inclusive economy for New Yorkers in every borough.  IN2NYC was developed in partnership with Immigration Solutions Group, PLLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of immigration services and solutions. Attorney Peter F. Asaad, the founder and managing attorney of the law firm is an expert on matters involving foreign entrepreneurs and is the architect of the program and Special Counsel to the City.

Super Lawyers List

Mr. Asaad has been selected to Washington DC Super Lawyers every year since 2014. super-lawyers-logo-small Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.  In April 2013, the Super Lawyers selection process received a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564) from The United States Patent and Trademark Office. This distinction is relevant to both attorneys and consumers, as it further demonstrates credibility as an impartial third-party rating system.

American Bar Association Leading Litigator

ABA-LogoThe American Bar Association (ABA) has also recognized him “as one of the nation’s leading litigators” in the field of immigration law.

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) has recognized Mr. Asaad as a top lawyer in the field defined as among the top one-third of one percent of the lawyers in Washington, DC based upon “outstanding achievements in the legal profession” and as “a lawyer whose career has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the profession, service to society and commitment to the ideals and objectives of the American Bar Association.”

Highest Rating from AVVO

AVVO has given Mr. Asaad a “Superb” 10/10 rating.  The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognitionAVVO-Rating – all factors that are relevant to assessing a lawyer’s qualifications.

Highest Peer Review Rating Certification from Martindale-Hubbell

Achieving a high-level of distinction in the field for his demonstrated legal ability and ethical standards, Mr. Asaad has also been awarded a top  AV® certification national Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, logo-AVthe world’s oldest attorney rating system, based upon extensive confidential peer review from members of the Bar.  The AV® certification is the highest rating – a testament to the fact that other attorneys throughout the profession have ranked the attorney at the very highest level of professional excellence.  In fact, Mr. Asaad’s rating is a 5.0 out of 5.0.
The AV Peer Rating identifies a select group of lawyers with very high pre-eminent expertise, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence.  People who require legal services whether it be individuals, corporations, or peers can confidently refer to AV Peer Ratings knowing that the listed lawyers have a desired level of professional experience. Once regarded as the only attorney rating system in the world, Martindale-Hubbell is still today the most relied upon resource by other attorneys seeking to refer cases to the best attorneys capable of handling the case. Attorneys trust the “AV” Martindale-Hubbell rating to help them make those referrals.

Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration 2016

Representing lwwl_logoarge corporate entities, Mr. Asaad has been listed as a Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Attorneys among the top rated lawyers in the United States and around the world as determined by other immigration lawyers and clients around the world.

Listed in Chambers USA

Mr. Asaad has been listed among Chambers-USAthe top-ranked lawyers in Washington, DC based on peer reviews since 2014 in the Chambers USA publication.

An Authority on Complex Issues in U.S. Immigration Law

An authority on complex issues in U.S. immigration law, Mr. Asaad has been a guest speaker on behalf of Washington Post Radio, the District of Columbia Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, as well as for numerous other organizational bodies and news media groups.

Helping foreign entrepreneurs and start-ups, Mr. Asaad is New York City’s Immigration Advisor through its Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and architect of its Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP).

Leading the way for HR professionals, Mr. Asaad serves approximately 700 HR professionals and their businesses on the board of the Human Resources Association for the National Capital Area (HRA-NCA), the official Washington, DC Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Professionals (SHRM) as its Vice-President for Legislative Affairs Chair.

On the forefront of immigration law and policy, Mr. Asaad is a Member of The Partnership for a New American Economy bringing together a bipartisan group of mayors from across the country and business leaders from all sectors of the economy and all 50 states to raise awareness of the economic benefits of sensible immigration reform. Members range from industry leaders to small business owners, employing over 4 million people and generating over $1.4 trillion in annual sales, while the mayors represent cities of all sizes with a combined population of over 35 million residents. Business and municipal leaders from across the country are joining together to highlight the critical need to fix our broken system. Our economic prosperity depends on it.

Previously, Mr. Asaad served as Lead Counsel for WJLA ABC News Legal Resource Center. Additionally, Mr. Asaad served on a DC Bar Steering Committee and was an appointee of the U.S. attorney defense panel of the District of Columbia – selected to the position by judges of the Court.

Born in Chicago as a first generation American to Egyptian immigrants, Mr. Asaad brings first-hand understanding to foreign nationals from various countries and cultures.

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