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Get to Know Our Law Firm David G Katona, Esq | Founder & Principal Attorney

Mr. David Katona specializes exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law and heads our business and family immigration practice. 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.

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Samiya Mir | Of Counsel

Ms. Samiya (Simi) Mir handles a wide variety of cases in the areas of employment and business law, litigation, and criminal defense. Her practice includes counseling both U.S. and multinational businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals on a wide variety of matters including litigation, employment, corporate start-up issues and compliance, contract negotiation, and copyright and licensing.

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Shivani Honwad | Of Counsel

Ms. Shivani Honwad’s practice focuses primarily on business and immigration law. She covers the spectrum of business legal services, including corporate formation, business plan drafting, partnership agreements, initial trademark registration filings, contract review and negotiations, and non-disclosure agreements. Ms. Honwad’s practice extends to the social media marketing and blogging space, assisting clients with sponsorship compliance.

Holly Smith-Pai | Of Counsel

Ms. Smith-Pai practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. She has a long history of advocating for the rights of immigrants and has a wide range of experience, including experience in removal defense and complex family-based immigration matters.

Joel Negrin | Of Counsel

Joel Negrin has been engaged in the practice of general corporate and business law, contracts, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, finance, securities, and real estate development and finance since 1971. Mr. Negrin acts as Of Counsel to Katona & Associates, PLLC on a variety of complex business law matters including mergers and acquisitions, investment agreements, corporate compliance, and corporate structuring.

Kelly Weiner | Of Counsel

Kelly Weiner provides counsel on a wide range of intellectual property and business-related issues. She regularly advises clients in the areas of: compliance with trademark, copyright, trade secret and advertising laws; brand strategy development and implementation; intellectual property disputes; the strategic development and negotiation of intellectual property-related transactions; and contract drafting and negotiation. Her practice has included Fortune 500 companies, mid size companies, start-ups and not-for-profit organizations.

Robert Griffitts | Of Counsel

Robert is admitted to practice in both New York and California and has 20 years of experience representing clients at all stages of their life cycle, from incorporation to exit, with an emphasis on working with entrepreneurs and rapid-growth companies. His practice focuses on critical corporate transactions for emerging technology companies, including seed, angel and VC financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Robert also advises clients on corporate governance matters, commercial and licensing transactions and complex, strategic relationships. Robert’s clients span a wide range of sectors, including technology and media companies, advertising and consumer product companies.

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