About Karyn Schiller


“My mom is officially an immigrant! She was told at the embassy in Ukraine that she had the best lawyer – it never happens that people come for interviews with all the paperwork completed the first time” – Julia K, Director of Finance & Business, Nice Shoes, LLC

“Karyn – I can’t begin to describe how happy you made [N, beneficiary of H-1B petition whose previous petition was prepared by another law firm and denied] – you’ve really made a difference in her life. I guess that must be part of what keeps you going when faced with all the hurdles and obstacles that USCIS and the Dept of Labor throw in your path” Lois F., Director of Labor Relations, Queensborough Community College

“I’m not a demonstrative sort of person, but if you had been there when [my employer] told me I had been approved I may have been pushed to give you a hug. Thank you so much for all your help, attention to detail and your expertise as an immigration attorney and finally getting me legal status in the USA” Ann B, Editor at Yuddy Networks, Inc.

Karyn had a solid understanding of both the legal and practical requirements for getting my EB-1 Petition approved.  Her recommendations were accurate, concise and right on the mark.  Her
realistic assessment of what the reviewing immigration officer would  be looking for was central to making my research credentials accessible to a non-academic.  At the same time, Karyn handled my H-1B extensions with meticulous attention to detail and was always one step ahead of the game.” Dr. Makram Talih, Ph.D

What Inspires Trust? How About 18 Years of Experience Successfully Practicing Law.

The trust that my clients place in me is based upon a solid record of successful advocacy on their behalves. Starting in 1990 and for many years after, I was a commercial litigator for large, well known firms. I spent five years winning cases for clients at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City, and followed that up by representing US multinationals at the premier Tel-Aviv firm of Herzog, Fox and Ne’eman.

My clients have included a wide range of organizations from academic institutions and non-profits to media companies and even other law firms. Some of the clients I have consulted to or represented include Hofstra University, Hunter College, Children’s Rights Inc, Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP and McLagan (An Aon Company).

Formal credentials:

  • Admitted to practice in New York State
  • Member of the Israel Bar
  • Active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Law Degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Undergraduate degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Practice Areas

At The Law Offices of Karyn Schiller I regularly counsel and advise a wide range of clients on obtaining legal immigrant or non-immigrant status in the US. My practice includes:

PERM’s, Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors & Researchers as well as Un/Skilled Labor are a routine part of my practice. I have particular expertise in obtaining Lawful Permanent Residency for academics.

On a daily basis, The Law Offices of Karyn Schiller helps parents, children (biological and adopted), siblings and fiance’s re-unite in the US with family members.

Whether your company is looking to move an Executive to the US for a brief period or for a few years, hire a foreign professional, trainee or any other worker to help achieve its objectives, or simply to consult about about bringing someone in from another country, I can help. I regularly file, successfully for H-1B, L-1, H-3 and other similar visas for all kinds and sizes of companies, colleges, Day Schools, Synagogues and other such institutions.


Probably the best advice I could ever give to someone who has a pending hearing before an Immigration Judge is – DON’T GO ALONE.  Whether you decide to use the services of Immigration Attorney Karyn Schiller or anyone else,  please take an experienced and skilled advocate with you.  Removal proceedings are scary, complicated and can have lifelong implications for you and your loved one.