About Us

Established in 1990, The Law Office of Richard A. Newman has enabled clients to successfully navigate the complex and constantly changing maze of United States immigration and naturalization laws and procedures.

  • Richard A. Newman

    Richard A. Newman


    Richard Newman has more than 30 years of legal experience and is widely recognized for his expertise in business, employment and corporate immigration matters. Mr. Newman’s range of knowledge and practice includes temporary employment visas such as H-1B, L-1, E-1 and E-2, O-1, J-1 and I visas. In addition, he has a distinguished reputation for his expertise in employment-based green cards including PERM labor certifications, EB-1 cases, National Interest Waivers, and other employment-based cases. The law firm also handles family-based green cards, adjustment of status and consular processing.

What we do
Mr. Newman gained significant recognition for his successful appeal of the 245i case, Matter of Butt, 26 I&N Decision 108, (Board of Immigration Appeals 2013). Mr. Newman is a member of the New York State Bar, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has written articles on immigration law and practice for Japanese language newspapers with local and national circulations, and currently writes monthly articles for the New York Biz . Mr. Newman has also presented seminars on immigration and nationality law.


  • Richard is great. He handled my H1 visa and extension, when my company sponsored me. He also did my green card. On each of those occasions he asked me to provide all the documentation once and not in a piecemeal fashion; took care of all the paperwork; prepped me for and came with me to the interview, and sat in line with me like everybody else. He set my expectations high, but he met or exceeded them. And everything went exactly as he had predicted. Basically, he took the stress out of the process. And his fees are very reasonable.

    Lee N.

    My experience with The Law Office of Richard A. Newman has been exceptional. Mr. Newman is a well-known expert in immigration law with a reputation for successful cases. He is informative and kind, and treated me like a real person, not just another file. In addition, the office staff is courteous and efficient. They are fluent in English and Japanese, and were always willing to give me time on the phone or in the office to answer my questions and address my concerns. I feel very fortunate to have chosen Mr. Newman as my lawyer to handle my H-1B visa and employment-based green card cases, and highly recommend him.

    Suguru Iwashiro
    Weekly Business news Corp