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Dornbaum & Peregoy is considered one of the preeminent law firms with a practice limited to immigration and nationality matters. Our special emphasis is on employment and family based immigration. Dornbaum & Peregoy enjoys a national reputation and regularly and expertly handles multi-state matters nationwide. The firm is has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards and is listed in “The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers ", 1994-Present, under Immigration Law. This listing is limited to the top 3% of law firms that have received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating. This rating is earned by only 11% of U.S. Lawyers. The rating is based on anonymous peer review questionnaires. Dornbaum & Peregoy is one of only a select limited number of law firms in New Jersey with a practice limited to Immigration and Nationality Law to receive this honor. Both principals have over 20 year’s legal experience.

The principals have consistently been named in "Best Lawyers in America" and have been listed in New Jersey and New York Magazine's listing of "Top Lawyers."

Members of the firm write and lecture nationally on various aspects of Immigration law practice for NJICLE, Federal Bar, State bars, ABA, AILA, human resource, business and corporate organizations.

Practice Group Overview

Dornbaum & Peregoy provides its clients with a full-service employment-based, family-based, naturalization, consular and litigation immigration practice. Clients include large, medium, and small businesses engaged in the domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals, and those individuals of extraordinary and exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics, as well as individuals seeking to unite with family members.

Services Available

Dornbaum & Peregoy offers its clients a full array of employment based immigration legal services including both Immigrant Visas ("green cards") and Nonimmigrant (temporary) Visas. Dornbaum & Peregoy also provides its corporate clients with legal services in conducting due diligence and risk assessment for immigration purposes, including I-9 Employment Compliance/Employer Sanctions and the unique immigration issues raised by Mergers and Acquisitions and other forms of corporate restructuring with regard to the employment of foreign personnel.
We routinely process:


EB-1 Priority Workers Persons of Extraordinary Ability in the Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics; Outstanding Professors or Researchers; Multinational Executive and Manager Transferees

EB-2 Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees; Persons of Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business

EB-3 Professionals with Bachelors Degrees; Skilled Workers
Nonimmigrant Visas including:

B-1 Business Visitors

E-1 Treaty Traders

E-2 Treaty Investors

F-1 Student Visas (and Practical Training)

H-1B Specialty Occupation Professionals

H-2B Essential Skill Workers

H-3 Trainees

J-1 Exchange Visitors

L-1 Intercompany Transferees

O-1 Extraordinary Ability Individuals

TN NAFTA Professionals


Family-Based Immigration Legal Services

Dornbaum & Peregoy offers its clients a full array of family based immigration legal services including both Immigrant Visas ("green cards") and Nonimmigrant (temporary) Visas.

Immigrant Visas including:

IR Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Spouses, Unmarried Children and Parents

F-1 Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

F-2A Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

F-2B Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents

F-3 Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

F-4 Brothers and Sisters of U.S. Citizens

Nonimmigrant Visas including:

K-1 Fiancés Fiancées of U.S. Citizens

K-3 Spouses of U.S. Citizens


Consular Legal Services

Both Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas are adjudicated/issued at U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas. Given the extraordinary bureaucratic delays of the Department of Homeland Security - Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (former Immigration and Naturalization Service) in adjudicating Applications to Adjust Status (to Permanent Resident) within the U.S., consular processing abroad of Immigrant Visa Applications often offers individuals and dependent family members a faster track to obtaining their green cards. Dornbaum & Peregoy’s Immigration, Nationality & Consular Practice Group offers its clients the resources to effectively deal with every U.S. consular post abroad.

Naturalization Legal Services

After obtaining permanent residence, individuals may elect to pursue U.S. citizenship through naturalization. U.S. residence and physical presence are required for varying periods of time depending upon how one obtained his green card in order to qualify. Other criteria affect one's eligibility for naturalization often making the process more complex than initially apparent.

Our Practice Philosophy

Meticulous attention to detail, creative problem solving and a result oriented focus are hallmarks of Dornbaum & Peregoy's practice. Our approach to work is always prophylactic - the most effective way to deal with a problem is to prevent the problem before it occurs. Often, careful planning and foundation building at the initiation of a case will ensure a smooth process on the track to the desired result.

We recognize the cost-value of time to our clients, particularly in the world of business where time and money are fungible. We strive to provide legal representation of the highest quality and value to our clients. The unique background of our staff and full array of Immigration Legal Services provide Dornbaum & Peregoy’s Practice Groups with the specialized tools to effectuate our clients' business and personal immigration goals in a timely cost efficient manner.

Our Clients

Dornbaum & Peregoy regularly represents domestic and foreign corporations, individuals, and families before the Department of Homeland Security - Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (former Immigration and Naturalization Service), the Department of Labor, the Department of State, as well as before U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad.

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