Our Attorneys

As immigrants from China, Africa and India, our attorneys have all navigated the same legal system that our clients confront.  They are experts in immigration law and also in the regulations and requirements of social services and law enforcement agencies that govern the entire immigration process.  Our clients rely on us to guide them efficiently through that process to their desired status as legal workers, residents or citizens of the United States.

Gerald Karikari, founder and senior partner, provides a full range of immigration law services, including business immigration, family-based sponsorship, and deportation defense.  Having emigrated from Ghana, West Africa as a young child, Mr. Karikari is deeply committed to addressing the plight of immigrants and meeting their needs.  He is equally passionate about community service in New York, serving on numerous executive boards, including the Rosedale Jets Football Association, Success Consultancy Group and Merrick Academy Charter School.

Education: St. John’s University School of Law, JD
York College, BS in Accounting
Admitted to practice:
New York, New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals (First, Second, Third and Eleventh Circuits)

Zhiyuan Qian specializes in family business immigration as well as asylum and deportation defense for the firm’s clients.  His expertise in business immigration draws on both his legal training and his experience working for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.  A native of China, Mr. Qian served as Assistant Director for the Legal Aid Center of Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing before coming to the United States.

Education:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, LLM
North China University of Technology, Beijing, China, Bachelor of Law
Admitted to practice: 
New York

Ajay Singh works with clients on a broad range of immigration issues, with a focus on business-related and entrepreneur visas, deportation defense and obtaining deportation waivers.  A native of India, Mr. Singh immigrated with his family to the United States to complete his education and to launch his career in immigration law.

Education:
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, LLM
Campus Law Center, New Delhi, India, LLB
Maharashi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India, BA in English literature
Admitted to practice: 
New York

Le Zhang  draws on his extensive training and experience in Federal Appellate Procedure, brief writing, and drafting immigration petitions to assist the firm’s clients in matters of asylum and deportation defense.  He has provided legal service to clients of various nationalities including China, Korea, and Vietnam. He is a member of the American Asian Justice Center.

Education:
Maurer Law School, Indiana University, LLM
Jilin University, China, Bachelor of Law
Admitted to practice: 
New York