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Ramesh Gurnani

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Location : Edison, NJ

Biography

Ramesh Gurnani is a partner of the firm with over 30 years of experience in the practice of law. Mr. Gurnani joined the practice in 1992 as a general practitioner and handled diverse legal matters including immigration, litigation, commercial transactions, divorce, adoption and real estate. Since 1998 he has devoted his full time attention to the practice of Immigration and Nationality law. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Gurnani has handled a wide variety of Employment Based Immigrant and non-immigrant matters, representing individuals and corporations. He has also handled family based immigrant matters as well as Naturalization and Citizenship applications including dealing with complex Naturalization matters and filing requests for re-hearings.

Mr. Gurnani guides corporate and individual clients in dealing with simple as well as complex immigration issues with a focus on the client's immediate as well as long term goals. He has filed successful labor appeals with the Board of Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) and Non-Immigrant as well as Immigrant petition appeals with the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). Mr. Gurnani has successfully responded to Requests for Evidence (RFE), Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID).

Prior to joining the firm in 1992, Mr. Gurnani worked in valuation and tax M & A. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree from the  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay, in India, Mr. Gurnani obtained his MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Subsequently, Mr. Gurnani obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Rutgers University in 1990 and was admitted to the NJ State Bar and the Federal Bar.

Being an immigrant, Mr. Gurnani is cognizant of the issues and needs of his individual clients. Given his rich and diverse background across industries and functions such as engineering, sciences, IT, finance, tax and accounting, Mr. Gurnani is well versed to represent employers in various industries and represent a wide variety of professionals seeking labor certification and permanent residency.

When consulting clients, Mr. Gurnani listens carefully and then provides an honest and straightforward assessment on the options and the potential outcomes. When representing a client, Mr. Gurnani does so with dedication and passion.

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • M.B.A. - 1979
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
    • B.Tech. - 1975

Languages

  • Hindi

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 1993 to Present
  • New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Immigration and Nationality Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1990
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