A few months ago I had the honor and pleasure of benefiting from the unparalleled experience, dedication, and professional services provided by Monique Kornfeld, an immigration attorney based in Newton, MA.

Prior to choosing an immigration lawyer, I did a lot of research on the internet and immigration blogs, reading people’s opinions and problems they were having with some immigration lawyers. A friend of mine referred us to Monique because of his excellent experience with her. From the first meeting we had together, Monique showed her professionalism and made us feel as if my case was important.

During my initial consultation, I noted the outstanding level of professionalism, knowledge and attention to my case. Considering the fast paced nature of immigration law, the up-to-date legal information is crucial to people’s lives and Monique has proven to deliver the most current and personalized legal advice. She has a great ability to guide you through the complex immigration procedures and explain the process in easily comprehensible terms.

I applied for a Green Card on the basis of EB1B (Outstanding Researcher). Monique worked with me very hard to help me to write a Personal Statement and a cover letter to highlight my credentials (that were written in specific terms in my field and unevenly spread out through the statement), making them more visible and understandable to the USCIS. She did it with great accuracy and efficiency, so I received my approval within a few months.

Monique was honest in her assessment of the case and while some of her legal opinions were hard to accept at time, she never made promises she could not keep. In addition to providing factual information, Monique explained her legal strategy in great detail and in the process would spend as much time as necessary to answer questions that arouse from her explanations. Finally, Monique made herself available and promptly returned calls and e-mails. In the end, not only did Monique provide excellent legal services, but he also changed my perceptions of individuals in the legal field.

My gratitude for the second to none legal representation offered by Monique cannot be entirely expressed in words and is one of the reasons why I continue to refer friends and colleagues who find themselves in need for an outstanding attorney.

Vivek S. Dave Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
St. John Fisher College
Wegmans School of Pharmacy
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Rochester, NY, 14618

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I started my research and the work to apply for an E2 investor visa through an immigration lawyer in 2008 and my experience of working with him was horrible. It took him more than two years to finish all paperwork just to know that we had been declined! He never answered any emails and when we got an answer it was by someone else in his staff. They were very unprofessional and didn´t care about me and my concerns.

Then I was recommended to contact Attorney Monique Kornfeld in Boston and from the first time I talked with her I knew she was the right PERSON that could help me with my E2 visa application. Attorney Kornfeld handled my application and she answered my phone calls and emails personally and promptly each time I needed her help. The best thing about her was the empathy she had for me and that she actually cared about me and my situation. She is 1000% professional and Attorney Kornfeld is the only immigration lawyer I will work with in the future. I strongly recommend her to anybody who needs a talented and successful immigration attorney!


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“Monique helped my husband achieve permanent residency and rejoin our family. She is a truly gifted attorney, whose professionalism shines. It was a difficult case, but she was extremely thorough and very much dedicated to seeing it through. While she has impressive experience and matchless professionalism, I was even more impressed by her humanity and empathy. She understood our family, our needs, and our concerns. She answered every question we sent her way, no matter the time of day. We couldn't have been in better hands.”

Stacey R.

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"Working with Ms. Monique Kornfeld has been a great and prolific experience. I'm very much pleased with the service and the manner in which she attended to us during the course of our immigration application which only demonstrated her utmost professionalism. Everytime I had a question, Monique got back to me the same day, and I never felt left alone to deal with any difficulties. I give full credit to the hard work and dedication of Ms. Monique and her staff for the success of my immigration petition. There was a time during this process when I gave up but Monique stepped right in and communicated with my employer and resolved the issue in my favor. Within a matter of six months I received my Green Card and it is all because of her proficiency and commitment. I am very happy to have selected Monique to represent my case and highly recommend Attorney Monique Kornfeld Esq. without hesitation for her efficient service."

Research Scientist, SUNY Buffalo, NY

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2009 I met and married my best friend. We’ve lived, loved, laughed, and celebrated holidays, birthdays, etc. with my family, but I had yet to meet my new family. As of 2011 Mrs. Monique Kornfeld made a dream that at times seemed like we were running with the fairies become a reality. I knew we hired the best and she believed in us from the start. When my husband and I started this process I didn’t know anything about the immigration process. Monique guided us and walked us through every step of the way. At times I got frustrated and she was there to pick my spirits right back up. She is unquestionably the best Immigration Attorney and I highly recommend her. Thank you Monique

— Alan and Tina

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"Monique Kornfeld exceeds our service expectations. She is very methodical and knowledgeable in immigration matters and her guidance is of great value to small and big corporations, who are looking for talented immigrants for their knowledge workforce. We are positive that her liberal outlook and open minded approach can help an immigrant become an asset to american economy."

— Rite Pros Inc

I was selected for the Diversity Visa Lottery 2014, but it was just a half of the way to a happy ending. Because without Attorney Monique Kornfeld’s help, I was only a beginner immigrant applicant. Fortunately, I found her attorney office online. I had many questions about the visa process and documents and she was always patient and helpful. She was very fast with e-mails, all the time. So many times I just had to wait a few seconds for the answer. This gave me a friendlier, pleasant feeling. I felt that she worked really hard on my process. I appreciated that! She prepared me honestly, fairly for the final visa interview and we won!! I got the green card!! It was the greatest day in my life and I'm now a permanent resident of the United States of America! Thank you Monique Kornfeld! You are one of the most wonderful people in the world! I will never forget your help and I will recommend only your office for all immigrant applicants! When I came to New York, everything was new and now I'm a part of this new world. I feel so lucky that I could work with you. Thank you! If you are a DV Lottery winner and your number is available on the visa bulletin, then don't hesitate to contact Monique Kornfeld. She is the best!

— Monika M.

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My path to reunite with my family was very rough. At the time, I was at my wit’s end, Monique came along. She was professional, competent and sincere. With a wealth of knowledge and up to date with the US Immigration laws, she worked very hard to walk my family and me through every step of the way with positive outcomes. I am comfortable and have had a good experience working with Monique that I would recommend her to anyone who might need an immigration attorney. She is a terrific and amazing lawyer.

— Wuntanee

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When employees ask me for a recommendation for an Immigration Lawyer I unhesitatingly recommend Monique. I have used her for both H-1B transfers for new hires as well as having her conduct the Green Card Process for current employees. Both employees and I agree that she does a thorough job and stands behind her work."

— Gerry Koss, Corporate Recruiter,
AIR Worldwide Corporation

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I had the pleasure to work with Immigration Attorney Ms. Monique Kornfeld, Esq., in 2009 for my permanent residency application as an Outstanding Researcher for the EB1-B Petition. From the moment that I met Monique, I was very convinced with her confident and clear approach for my case. She was very organized to actively & successfully evaluate the information that I gathered from my references. She frequently initiated communications with me via email or phone calls, and worked very closely for my case, i.e. editing a pile of documents for me very effectively, and providing me with a guided feedback to what she expected next on a continuous & timely basis. I was never disappointed that I made the right decision to pick her on the same day that I met her for the first time. I was very sure that she was the one whom I can fully trust and take this journey from the beginning of my application till the end of it.

My case was successfully approved in a very short period of three months as Monique predicted it. We were both very impressed with the quick result! I strongly recommend Monique Kornfeld, Esq., a very talented and successful Immigration Lawyer, for future reference as an efficient and reliable source. The significant & growing success stories of Monique Kornfeld Esq., are a great proof of distinguished credibility of hers as an Immigration Lawyer.

—Asli Muvaffak, PhD
Research Scientist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

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"Monique the Unique!!

She is A+, affable, affordable, accessible and above all admirable. Monique is very personable and individualizes her clients. To her the client is a real person and not just a case she is working on. She is truthful, genuine and always a phone call away.

I am a practicing surgeon in Massachusetts and have been in USA for the last 14 years. I have experienced multiple interactions with many attorneys for my immigration issues. I have not come across an immigration attorney who can be reached within a day, remembers you, and cares for you, until I met Ms. Monique Kornfeld. She has all the qualities that an attorney should possess, but you rarely come across.

I recommend Ms.Kornfeld with the utmost of confidence and without reservations."

— Dr. Praneetha Narahari

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"For me, the desire to file a green card application became simultaneously and urgently a complex task accompanied by plenty of changes. Upon the recommendation of my Boston leading business lawyer, I turned to Ms. Kornfeld, Esq.

“Monique Kornfeld did an outstanding job in guiding us through the H1B process for one of our staff. Monique covered what we needed to do in great detail and as a result the process was far less cumbersome and resulted in a successful out come. During the process her communication was timely clear and at a level of detail that insured we missed nothing. In a small company like ours we watch expenses but the service we received from Monique and her fee was one of the best investments we made. If we ever have a similar need the first thing I will do is to call Monique and I will highly recommend her to any of my colleagues that may have need of an outstanding immigration attorney.“

- Jim Barry, Boston Software

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"As someone who came to this country as an international student and now working as a career counselor and assisting international students at Northeastern University, I admire Monique's strong interest in helping students from many different cultures and respect her professional manner and kindness in providing each of them with the BEST service. Any client is very fortunate to have her as his/her attorney."

— Ketty Munaf Rosenfeld, Associate Director, International, Northeastern University

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"A friend of mine, who retained Attorney Monique Kornfeld to file her NIW based immigration petition last year, highly recommended Ms. Kornfeld. Ms. Kornfeld is knowledgeable, efficient, and responsible. She generously provided useful free legal advice to me, even before I formally retained her. She alerted me about the possibility of retrogression well in advance so that we were able to file in time. She replied my emails promptly and answered my questions clearly. She submitted my application the next day after I gave her all my documents. It was no surprise that my I-140 was approved within three months. I am very satisfied by Ms. Kornfeld's professional service. Thank you, Monique!"

— Jun Shen

I would have expected her comprehensive knowledge and strategic wisdom. I would have expected a diligent handling of my matters to the extent that I would support the process. What I neither expected, nor can adequately acknowledge, is the dedication and commitment Ms. Kornfeld put to my case.

Ms. Kornfeld built the case. She took full responsibility. She built the product. She drove the data and documentation process. She filed my case within 3 months. Her responses to whichever question and concern would literally always come within hours, even to Europe and Japan.

As a technology entrepreneur I strive to work with the best possible professional I can access. I am convinced that Ms. Kornfeld is one of these rare professional treasures."

— Thomas J. Schwalbe,
Founder CPC, Inc.

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"Attorney Kornfeld has deep knowledge concerning the intricacies of obtaining necessary work visas. She is detail focused and expeditious about supporting her clients"

— S. L. Hilchey, Founder,
MobileSecure, Inc.

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"As a lawyer I am very picky and aware of the legal issues that may arise from bad legal assistance. Since the first talk I had with Monique, I felt that I had no reasons to worry about the matters she was taking care of. From day 1, Monique provided a checklist with the steps that we (my company and myself) had to accomplish to successfully apply for my working visa. At all times she was available, quickly answering my e-mails or phone calls, and solving all the doubts I had. For no other reason, I recommended Monique to handle my wife's working visa matters. Overall, Monique is a very capable lawyer, trustworthy, and amicable. I will definitely continue to refer her services.


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"We had the pleasure of inviting Attorney Monique Kornfeld to one of our immigration seminars. Her detailed yet concise delivery of information pertinent to employment options after graduation as they apply to our international student community was superior. She covered the most important information and not one student batted an eyelash as she kept their attention focused during the entire period of her presentation.

We are happy to have the opportunity to invite Ms. Kornfeld from time to time to inform our international community of changes in immigration law which affect their lives and possibilities for future employment in fields of their choice.

I highly recommend Attorney Kornfeld for her in-depth knowledge and skill in communicating complex immigration issues to your international student and scholar community. Among her other qualities are her personable approach and engaging presence which make interaction with her a pleasant experience."

— Elizabeth A. Diaz, International Student and Scholar Advisor, Northeastern University

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"Monique Kornfeld has been taking care of our immigration matters for the past 8 years. Her knowledge, attitude and service offering have been of the highest order. She has dealt with issues pertaining to labor certification, H1Bs and permanent residency with competence, promptness and efficiency. She is able to guide her clients in the correct direction, be it a matter of wage survey or consular processing, and insure successful processing of their applications. Her personal attention to detail makes it easy for employers and employees alike to approach her for clarification and advice.

On behalf of my company, I have no hesitation in according her our highest appreciation and recommendation for future clients."

— Narayanamurthy Raghupathy, Reflexis System, Inc

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" Ms. Monique Kornfeld handled my application for a green card. Her service far exceeded my expectations. As I am totally clueless to all the details and steps that pertain to this task I was counting on her efforts to get the job done. Ms. Kornfeld is an extremely knowledgeable and effective professional, always on top of things, always responding
to my e-mails promptly, always prepared for the next step. I acquired my green card much sooner than expected and that’s because of her relentless efforts. During our collaboration I only had to deal with her and no-one else. I must say that she gained my trust from day one and never let me down.

I am deeply grateful to Ms. Kornfeld and I would give her my highest
recommendation without any reservation. "

- Constantinos, Dentistry Professor

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"Ms. Kornfeld, Esq. is an epitome of everything I‘ve looked for in an attorney: she possesses intimate knowledge of all the intricacies of the immigration law, outstanding skills to advocate in support of a person, impressive ability to construct effective logical arguments in defense of a case, and above all, empathy and dedication she feels towards her clients.

Attorney Monique Kornfeld successfully handled my case from point A to Z, initially before an Immigration Judge, came to my rescue in a number of difficult situations later on, and finally got my permanent residency approved amidst long-drawn-out delays caused by the INS backlog; in fact, her success record in handling complex cases is remarkable in itself.

My relatives and I are forever grateful for everything Ms. Kornfeld has done and what it meant to me: as a permanent resident, I am now more confident in myself and life ahead. I would highly recommend her to others, - she is, indeed, a rare breed of an attorney."

— Tatyana O.

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" I feel so lucky that I met Ms Monique Kornfeld, my words can only describe how good my experience with her has been. It was immediate trust, and throughout all the process of my application she has just shown me proffesionalism in excess with a warm touch. Her thorough knowledge in the matters of immigration allows her to give you all the information that you need with all luxury of details. Really a painless and expeditious experience. Definitely will recommend to all my family and friends. Thanks Monique "

— Hernan Quintero DDS. Instructor. Tufts University. Boston MA

"After I received and read the copy of the submitted I-140 application I was instantly reminded why I hired you. Not only that you are one of the best immigration lawyers out there but also you personally engage in the most minute details of the process. I decided to file I-140 before the company went trough a successful financing round when things were not looking that good or stable from the outside. Your (I-140) arguments in favor of the ability to pay were a superb job. At the time I tried to play the devil's advocate but I was not able to figure out any cracks that would allow me to attack the arguments, so I said: let's see what the USCIS thinks. Well they seem to recognize a well-written and documented application! From the time I hired you to the I-485 approval it took nine months! Nine months for (PERM, I-140 and I485) preparation, filling and approval. I understood the advice to have realistic expectations but when this news hit this morning I needed to sit down!

This short "thank you" note cannot fully express your commitment, dedication or my satisfaction to your services; I would probably need to write a few pages for that! Thank you and congratulations!

— Bogdan Sabac

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"We first met Attorney Monique Kornfeld in 2003 during a qualifications-based interview process, in search for an immigration lawyer to represent our interests in a green card application case. Although we had previously worked with two other immigration law firms (work visa applications), we were not convinced that their performance and experience in dealing with green card related specifics was adequate to give us confidence in likely success of such an important undertaking.

It goes without saying - we wanted the best representation possible. After considering ten law firms and personally interviewing five, we selected Monique Kornfeld's law office. This is a decision we are extremely happy with. Monique's professional expertise is outstanding and her approach to cases is tailored to best accommodate the needs of each specific situation. She exhaustively explained the advantages and shortcomings of every legal course of action possible. Working closely with us, she developed a strategy that was both prudent and effective. As the case progressed, she always made herself available to answer any concerns and questions we experienced. This helped us gain confidence and a sense of security in a situation that was anything but certain.

We have already recommended Attorney Monique Kornfeld to our friends and acquaintances and will continue to do so in the future."

— Inese (Research Scientist) and Krists (Architect)

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"Immigration is a very personal journey for an applicant. Small technical issues can lead to huge consequences, procedures change midway without notice and often it is hard to know what to ask, or even who to ask. It can be emotionally draining because a fear of the unknown pervades.

Monique Kornfeld helped me get the green card. I can readily say that:

1) She responded to my inquiries promptly. Whether they were simple technicalities or involved issues, responses came quickly (within a day).

2) She responded personally: I dealt with her and no one else.

3) She was thorough: Whether it was the filing or subsequent issues, her work was thorough. She was on top of the procedures so that I was never lost.

There is, however, something more that sets her apart. Monique empathized with my journey. She helped me retain faith in the system through all my cynicism, calmed my fears with optimism for the outcome. She did all this, while being legally prudent, prompt, and engaging. That is a somewhat rare combination of qualities, I feel, and therefore highly recommend her.

— Sai R.

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"I will never be able to thank you enough for your legal assistance. You are very client-sensitive and responsive.I am certain that anyone that has used the services of your Law office has nothing but high praise for your work. You are always helpful in providing necessary information and answering any questions/concerns.

I would recommend the services of this office anytime! A person should be lucky to have you as their lawyer. My personal regard for you and your firm will always be at the highest level. I really thank you and I don't have any hesitation in recommending any of your services to my friends and colleagues."

— Srinivas Macha, Concord, NC

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"Attorney Kornfeld came highly recommended to us and we can truthfully say that we would not have been able to complete and file the application with Homeland Securities in such an organized and efficient matter had it not been for her technical expertise, advice and guidance. She took the time to get to know us and thoroughly understand our situation. Her integrity, enthusiasm and knowledge is next to none and she guided us through the process and thoroughly prepared us for the interview. We felt that she was working with us every leg of the process and went above and beyond our expectations. 

After we provided her with our information, Attorney Kornfeld filed our case in the most organized, methodical and professional manner. Once the day of our interview arrived we were prepared to comfortably and confidently answer every question that could possibly be asked of us. Needless to say we received the happy news in the mail that our case was approved only a few weeks after the interview.

Thank you so much Monique, for your professional and personal guidance through this process."

— Jeffrey & Cathrine Jansen

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"Attorney Kornfeld helped me with my permanent residence case eight years ago, and now my mother's. She was a joy to work with back then; and eight years later, her enthusiasm and effort did not change one bit. She is so organized, prompt in returning email and phone inquiries, and she takes her time to answer all my questions. She is so personable and truly cares for her clients' well being. She definitely puts out her 100% effort. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anybody who needs advice from an immigration lawyer. It is money well-spent, and in return, we got peace of mind and assurance, knowing our cases are in good hands. Thank you Attorney Kornfeld! "

— Sauwai H.