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Schechter Immigration Law is a Los Angeles-based law practice with 18 years’ experience successfully assisting individuals and businesses with all of their U.S. immigration needs.
We handle a variety of visa types.
We prepare and file all non-immigrant and immigrant employment and family visas, student visas, and waiver applications. We prepare petitions for individuals in every field, including entertainment, technology and the service industries, and are fully equipped to represent individuals living in the United States or abroad.
We offer personalized attention and a thorough document review.
Our clients get personal attention from a highly experienced U.S. attorney, who is easy to reach by telephone or email during the term of representation.
Get personal attention from Marla Schechter
Marla E. Schechter has been practicing U.S. immigration and citizenship law for 17 years. She is determined to obtain excellent results in every case, and thus only takes on cases she is confident will be approved.
Ms. Schechter has been an attorney since 1989. A graduate of both the University of California at Berkeley as well as the Duke University School of Law, Ms. Schechter holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration, as well as both a J.D. in Law and an LL.M in Foreign and International Law, and is admitted to practice law in the State of California. Ms. Schechter is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
What makes us different from other immigration law practices?
What makes us different from other immigration law practices?
We give you a free phone consultation before you invest any money in our services.
We thoroughly review and scrutinize all of your documents before your case is filed.
You may easily track the progress of your case either via email or phone.
You may send unlimited case questions to our office and receive timely responses.
We offer low fees with no hidden costs.
We have an unrivaled success rate in getting visas for our clients.
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Real People. Real Success Stories.
Successful Green Card Attainment
Marla was amazing every step of the way with my green card process! She is always available to answer any question! I highly recommend her.
Thorough and Supportive
In the recent times, people are facing vivid immigration issues and it’s very stressful. I am a victim of such an issue as well. I was denied my TN at Pearson Airport, though I have 6 successful TN VISA’s prior to this. Post this incident I have approached my attorney, Marla, who has been and always played a vital role in addressing these immigration issues very professionally and strategically. She made sure my paperwork is all good, had thorough reviews and suggested me to apply for TN again from border out in the west side. Hear what!! My TN VISA got approved. My heartfelt thanks to Marla the way she handled the situation is impeccable.
Thanks again Marla.
Over ten years working with Marla.
I have worked with Marla Schechter for a decade now - it started with a creative solution to my immigration needs, ensuring that i got my L1A visa so I could expand my business in the US. She was there for me through my renewal, my green card process and ultimately my citizenship application (which was successful). Marla had a depth of knowledge and very reasonable fees - she managed the work herself and was always available and quick to outline what she needed from me for us to succeed. I have recommended her to several friends and family members and everyone has been very pleased. I recommend her without any reservations.
My Go To Immigration Attorney!
I am a Human Resource Consultant. I found Marla a few years ago after a big name immigration law group did a terrible job on a tough TN-1 Management Consultancy Visa. We not only engaged Marla to help us refile the TN-1 which was accepted but my client at the time continued to use Marla for all our visa needs. I have also used Marla for my other clients with TN-1’s, H1-B and GreenCard filings. What I love most about Marla is she is really there for you by supporting you and the potential visa holder through the process.
Fantastic Immigration Attorney
Marla handled my family’s immigration process from our initial visa to our citizenship. She was fantastic. Straightforward, good communicator, excellent paperwork. I fully recommend her.
A true professional.
While shopping for a lawyer for immigration services I contacted many who all declared I would find success in my quest for re-entry and permanent residency. The typical responses from money hungry lawyers. I called Marla and after an initial phone consultation she said she could not help me. I decided then that she was my choice. She obviously was not out to waste her time and give false hope while draining the bank account. Honesty. I called later and gave more details about my situation and Marla agreed I may have a case but it was difficult. Hiring her was one of the best decisions I ever made. Her expertise and knowledge is unsurpassed. Her attention to detail is awe inspiring. Does Marla have a magic button? No. What she does have is experience and a know how of the processes and requirements needed. I cannot express enough the highest regards I have for Marla.
I cannot praise her enough!
Marla helped my Canadian husband get a Green Card. She was always available to answer our questions and guide us through the process. Due to her excellent preparation of our application the Green Card was approved in the shortest possible time; there was never any negative feedback or delay from USCIS.
Before we hired Marla we talked with other immigration attorneys who made unrealistic promises, and glossed over many of the possible landmines. They, unlike Marla, seemed flakey and unreliable. Marla is smart, communicates well, and imparted realistic time expectations. We would never have gotten the Green Card without her help.
Marla! Marla! Marla!
If you are not using her for legal and management consulting, you need to please use her service. She has immense knowledge and very personal in her industry.
Thank you again for the wonderful service you provided over the years.
With Marla you get to deal with Marla!
I was sold from her YouTube video on the TD management consultant visa because that's exactly what my Canadian employee needed to be able to move to the US and work. Marla knows what documentation the border expects and what kinds of reference letters are useful and which are not. It took real co-ordination and co-operation and Marla for sure delivered. She genuinely cared for us and was happy for us when we succeeded. Trust me. You can't apply for a NAFTA TD management consultant visa without the help of someone like Marla.
Successful Immigration from Canada to USA
I am so thankful I was directed to Marla Schechter to help with my immigration from Canada to the US. Marla was extremely helpful, thorough, precise with detail, honest on timelines and expectations, and easy to work with! I highly recommend her services.
Thanks again Marla.
I'm a Canadian who hired Marla to help me prepare a TN application after receiving a job offer as a management consultant in the US. I knew this would be a very delicate process because it's highly scrutinized when applying. But I found Marla, and she was a true godsend. Here are some key points to summarize my experience with her:
- She first made sure I was a good candidate before taking on my case.
- She was consistently easy to get a hold of by phone and by email.
- She demonstrated an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge.
- She put extreme care into the entire process, giving incredible attention to detail every step of the way.
- She was always very personable, friendly, and patient.
- Her rates are very competitive.
I went to the border, and my TN was approved without a hitch! For obvious reasons, I'm very grateful I found Marla. If you need help with anything related to US immigration, do not look any further!
Really friendly, extremely knowledgeable and incredibly efficient.
Getting a US visa is not easy, but Marla has many years of experience and guided me every step of the way as to what I needed to show and how I should present it. Throughout the process, she was straight-talking, quick to respond and always ready to give advice when needed. As soon as I had my papers in order, she launched herself at writing the petition letters and produced the perfect application package, Today, I have my O-1 and the accompanying visas for my wife and kids, and we’re really looking forward to the US chapter of our lives. I would highly recommend Marla to anyone looking make the same move.
Very Knowledgeable and a Joy to Work With
Marla was instrumental in helping get my work visa and subsequently handled our family case for Permanent Residency status. Marla is very knowledgeable of the processes and requirements at each step. She supported and guided us all along, reviewing and submitting our documents. She is very friendly and would readily respond when I would phone or email her with queries. It’s been a joy to work with Marla as she spent the time explaining matters and could be relied on for timely advice. With her help we were able to meet our goals.
Marla’s fees are also are very reasonable. Thanks Marla! We will always remember you.
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