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David G. Katona

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Phone: (212) 944-1529

17 State St 40th Floor
New York, New York 10004

Mr. David Katona specializes exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law and heads our business and family immigration practice. Mr. Katona earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, his Master of International Affairs degree from American University’s School of International Service and graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law. David Katona has worked as a senior attorney in the Immigration Department at Hodgson Russ LLP and has practiced as an immigration attorney at Bondy & Schloss LLP and at Susie Kim & Associates, PC. In addition to being a partner at Katona & Associates, PLLC, Mr. Katona also currently serves as Of Counsel to law firms in New York City and Palo Alto, CA.

Mr. Katona is highly experienced in all aspects of business and family immigration as well as removal (or deportation) defense and federal appeals, and he has experience representing all types of businesses, from Fortune 500 to small- and mid-size companies, as well as individuals from all over the world.

Mr. Katona is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the NYC Bar Association. Notably, he previously served as the Chair of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) as well as the Chair of AILA New York’s CBP Liaison Committee. He currently serves as a member of AILA NY’s District Office Liaison and Corporate Practice Committees. Previously, he also served as the Vice Chair and Treasurer of the NY Chapter of AILA, the American Immigration Council (AIC) Ambassador to New York, the Co-Chair of the Corporate Practice Committee of AILA’s NY Chapter, and a member of the Immigration Committee of the NYC Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Katona regularly conducts seminars and guest lectures on various immigration related topics. He also guest hosts a call-in immigration program on Aktina Radio (91.5 FM). In addition, he regularly authors articles on various immigration topics. Two articles by Mr. Katona were recently published by Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson Reuters.


J.D., American University, Washington College of Law
Cum Laude

Bachelor’s Degree, Wake Forest University

Master of International Affairs Degree, American University’s School of International Service

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York, 2001
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association

NYC Bar Association

Client Reviews
"Before I decided to hire David as my immigration attorney, I made thorough research online and I can say that I don’t regret a second that I made the right choice to choose him to represent me as my immigration attorney to apply for my green card. From day one, he was very helpful and patient. I asked him lots of questions during the application process and he provided me always great advice. I am definitely recommending David to every person who needs legal advice. He was very helpful." Alper
"Mr. Katona helped us well prepared our AOS interview, and gave us tons of recommendations. He’s not only professional but also very friendly and patient. He listened to our concerns, answered all our questions and eased our anxiety. He went to the interview with us and our case approved on the spot. He’s definitely the best immigration lawyer in the city. If you need an immigration attorney, Mr. Katona is the right person to talk with." Luyao Y.
"I am overjoyed to come back here and give attorney Katona yet another outstanding review. He confidently guided me and I took what other attorneys considered too big of the risk and I am back with GC!!!" Marta