Areas Of Practice
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The firm’s Crimmigration in our areas of practice is tailored to non-citizens of the United States (including non resident aliens and legal permanent residents) who face crimminal charges in federal or state courts in the United States, making it possible for them to get representation from one law firm in matters covering criminal defense and immigration law issues. Similarly, the firm strategizes criminal defense with a view to mitigate immigration consequences for our non-U.S. citizen clients.
What we offer
The firm’s Criminal Defense division offers broad and encompassing state and federal criminal defense representation.
The firm represents clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges from first appearance thorough trial, post-conviction relief and appellate proceedings. The firm represents foreign nationals facing extradition to the U.S. or foreign nationals or foreign business entities subject to investigation by federal agencies of the U.S. government, such as DEA and FBI, against whom an indictment has not been filed.
Likewise, the firm represents foreign nationals in OFAC list removal petitions before the U.S. Treasury, as well as in contesting forfeiture of cash seizures in federal court. At the state court level, the firm defends clients facing all sorts of charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, as well as criminal traffic matters such as DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
Our areas of practice on the firm’s Immigration division represents foreign nationals in investors, extraordinary ability, and work visa petitions, as well as labor certification applications and family based immigrant visa applications, including VAWAs, naturalization applications, and affirmative asylum applications. Further, the firm takes particular interest in complex matters including appeals to the Administrative Appeals Office, N-336 hearings, and applications on behalf of foreign nationals with a criminal record.
The firm’s Divorce division represents high net worth individuals in litigated divorces, including those involving properties in various jurisdictions, as well as quick and uncontested divorces with no property and/or children. The firm represents a diverse range of clients. At Franco Law, we know that each client’s case and circumstances are unique and require individualized attention. Franco Law delivers attentive and personalized representation designed to address each client’s unique needs. Franco Law tailors representation for each and every case, from a simplified dissolutions to complex dissolutions involving issues of domestic violence, custody, alimony, business and asset protection, valuation and distribution.
The firm’s Civil Litigation division handles tort law suits, including defamation actions, and contract disputes of transnational relevance in Florida and New York courts. The firm represents high profile international clients in defamation actions and contract disputes. Franco Law offers a boutique approach to effectively handle our client’s every need.
The firm’s Deportation/Removal Defense division advocates for before the immigration court for clients who are facing removal or deportation from the United States, as well as clients who are currently detained in immigration detention centers. Immigrants in these situations are issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) by the government and are asked to appear before the Immigration Judge and present an application for relief. Relief applications before the court typically include, Asylum, Withholding, Convention Against Torture (CAT), Adjustment of Status (I-485), Renewal of I-751 Removal of Conditional Residence, Criminal Waivers (212(c), 212(h), and 42A), U Visa, TPS, NACARA, Cancellation of Removal (42B), Voluntary Departure, and many more.
This areas of practice in the firm takes particular interest in the most complex matters, implementing strategies including but not limited to motions to reopen, defensive asylums, adjustment of status before immigration judge, waivers, BIA appeals, and motions to terminate. Further, the firm represents foreign nationals in requests to remove immigration holds or detainers filed by ICE with state detention centers, ICE custody determinations, bond hearings before the immigration judge, writs of habeas filed in federal court, humanitarian paroles, and credible fear interviews
Services for Business and Investors
Additionally, in other areas of practice, the firm represents clients in forming business entities, registering trademarks, and drafting contracts for cross-border or local deals or settlements.