Boston Area Immigration Attorney

Meet Immigration Lawyer Emmanuel V. Meimaris

As a sole practitioner, attorney Emmanuel V. Meimaris is dedicated to his clients above all else. While his practice focuses on immigration law, he provides legal counsel in a number of other areas, including real estate law, business transactions, probate and family law. Having opened his own practice in 1994, he has focused his entire career on these areas of law.

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Emmanuel V. Meimaris

Providing his clients with the personal service they deserve, Attorney Meimaris offers a flexible appointment schedule, including house calls as needed. With competitive fees, he will find a plan that works for you. Located near Boston, he represents clients throughout Massachusetts and worldwide. Contact him today for a free initial phone consultation and learn more.

Emmanuel V. Meimaris: Trusted legal counsel and business advisor

Emmanuel Meimaris Immigration Attorney Boston

Emmanuel V. Meimaris, J.D., a Boston-area attorney of Greek heritage, has built a solid reputation for acumen in the field of immigration law as well as other legal areas.  During his over 20 years in private practice, his clients have praised him as a lawyer whose integrity, work ethic and legal knowledge is second to none. This is particularly important in the field of immigration law.  With increased scrutiny on immigrants entering the United States following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the process for foreigners to obtain a visa for legal,  permanent residency ― known as a “green card” in the United States ― has grown increasingly more complicated. This is an area where Attorney Meimaris’ knowledge of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) latest quotas and guidelines, as well as consular practices at U.S. Embassies abroad, has helped smooth the path for many foreigners hoping to live and work in the United States.

Attorney Meimaris’ desire to help people is one reason he decided to follow a legal career and make immigration law one of his specialties. “People need to create a strategy and to plan the correct steps to take to obtain a visa or legal permanent residency,” noted Attorney Meimaris who also is fluent Greek and Russian.  “USCIS places foreigners wanting to immigrate to this country into either family – or employment-based categories.  In the family category, for example, the priority system depends upon the applicant’s degree of relationship to his/her citizen relative, with husband or wife being at the top of the list and brother/sister at the bottom.  In the best case scenario, the wait for a “green card” can take a few months, while in other cases, the wait could be several years.”

In addition, Attorney Meimaris works with clients who want to become U.S. citizens. “Not only do I complete and file all applications, but I also prepare my clients for their USCIS interviews and accompany them on their interview day,” said Attorney Meimaris. “I get great satisfaction from my clients’ successes.”

Other visa categories include employment, financial investment by foreign entrepreneurs, extraordinary ability in the arts, science, education, business or athletics and finally, humanitarian or political asylum reasons. Except for the humanitarian category, USCIS  officials evaluate employment and investment visa applications on the basis of how the applicant can benefit this country.  The USCIS does not recognize economic hardship as a basis for immigration to the United States.

Immigration is a highly complex area of law, and the visa application process can be overwhelming. If the USCIS denies an application, it could result in serious consequences for a family, a career and financial interests.  Immigration attorneys provide a valuable service to people seeking legal residency by guiding their clients through the bureaucratic process and making it less traumatic for them.

A Diverse Client Base

During his over 20 year career as a sole practitioner of law, Attorney Meimaris has built a strong local, national and international client base in a variety of legal areas. Collaborating with attorneys in Greece, he assists his Greek-American clients who have real estate, inheritance or tax interests involving both countries.

Known for his negotiating skills, Attorney Meimaris works closely with clients who want to buy or sell a business.  He prepares purchase and sale agreements, contracts and leases, establishes corporations and represents clients applying for local and state licenses. He also assists clients with refinancing their homes as well as buying or selling residential and commercial real estate. His probate practice deals with the preparation of wills and the administration of estates. When preparing a will for elderly clients, he often works with them in their homes.

People who try to handle legal matters themselves encounter unexpected obstacles which they do not know how to resolve.  Without a lawyer’s guidance and strategic planning, cases often lack the necessary documentation and proper presentation, resulting in delays and adverse consequences.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Attorney Meimaris is a graduate of Brandeis University and the Massachusetts School of Law.  He also attended Leningrad State University in the USSR.