In addition to providing exceptional legal advice and representation, our goal is that each of our clients feels heard and taken care of throughout the often long and frustrating immigration process. This means being accessible to answer questions, and sending frequent updates as we prepare the case and correspond with the appropriate government agencies.
Our law practice is modern, mobile, and flexible, enabling us to take on immigration cases throughout the US and the world. We can work together in whatever way is most convenient for you–over the phone or video chat, in person at our Manhattan, San Francisco, or Cleveland offices.
About Sarah Corstange, Founding Attorney
I love working with startups and small businesses in part because I grew up in an entrepreneurial family, working during the early years of e-commerce in my dad’s mail order business from the time it started on our dining room table as it evolved into a thriving company supporting dozens of employees. My interest in international law was sparked later, between college (Williams College) and law school (University of Maryland), when I lived, worked, and traveled in the Middle East for a number of years. In my current practice, I blend my entrepreneurial roots with the love I developed while traveling of connecting with people from different cultures.
I like the challenge of taking on the giant US immigration machine with my clients, and see one of the most important aspects of my job as grabbing the attention of the people behind the machine to communicate my clients’ stories in a way that turns them from a series of facts on a black and white form into living human beings.
I also love the complexity of immigration law. It is often said that immigration and taxes are the two most labyrinthine areas of the U.S. code. Even an immigration case that looks straightforward on the surface probably has an interesting twist that keeps the analytical part of my brain continuously engaged.
In my free time I can be found running along the green spaces of Manhattan, playing the harp, quilting, or making a mess in the kitchen.
About Dane Macaskill, Attorney
I have a wide-ranging practice, with extensive experience in all aspects of business immigration, including everything from the alphabet soup of nonimmigrant visas to securing permanent residence through PERM and its alternatives. I have also assisted individual clients in securing family-based green cards and applying for naturalization. I’m a passionate advocate of leveraging technology in legal services, and for transparency in all aspects of the legal process.
I am an experienced immigration attorney. Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of representing a wide range of clients including large multinational companies, small businesses and start-ups in diverse industries. My practice spans the entire range of employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. I have extensive experience with complex cases such as O-1 visas, new office L-1 visas and E-2 and E-2 treaty visas. Additionally, I have experience with challenging green card applications including PERMs, national interest waivers, extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher petitions. I am passionate about transparency and clarity during the immigration process and enjoy partnering with clients to grow and build their businesses in the U.S.
About Lorenz Wolffers, Of Counsel
I truly enjoy assisting businesses large and small in relocating talent from all over the world to the United States. My clients include publicly traded companies as well as start-ups and individuals with a vision. Over the last decade I have gained experience and an excellent track record with complex immigrant and non-immigrant cases. I have
successfully handled a large number of EB-1 Extraordinary Ability cases for professionals from the world of music, art, business, and science as well as non-immigrant visas including E-2, L-1, O-1, and R-1. I also have experience with Labor Certification (PERM) and National Interest Waiver cases, and I have represented clients requesting hardship waivers. Being fluent in German and French helps me to communicate with many of my clients and I have worked with individuals from over 30 different countries. My work has been featured on WNYC, NBC News, the Immigration Lawyer’s Podcast, and by the NYCLU.
About Shauchiela Vieira, Paralegal
I am a Guyanese native who migrated to New York City back in 2010. Over the last decade, I’ve spent my time finishing up my studies, and learning that New York is more than a place filled with bagels and fast-paced walkers. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) in 2019. As a recent graduate starting at Corstange Law, I was thrilled to explore my interests in immigration law and thought I had a good idea of what immigration was all about based on the one familiar and personal experience I’ve had. To my surprise, I was quickly shocked by the many layers of the U.S immigration system. As a Paralegal at CL, I now get to work behind the scenes to not only understand the forever evolving immigration field but also use my acquired skills to work alongside our clients and support them in various immigrant and nonimmigrant cases from start to finish.
In my free time, I love spending time with my family and three cats (hoping to have a fourth and dog in the not so near future…) and extending my travels (when I can) throughout the U.S. My goal is to one day travel to all 50 states, eating, exploring, and learning about the different subcultures of what makes America great.
About Christa Byker, Paralegal
I come to the immigration field with a variety of perspectives. First, I have lived all over the world and so have myself been subject to immigration regulations and procedures. Second, I served for almost 5 years as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassies in Mexico City and Guatemala City. There, I applied U.S. immigration law to thousands of cases. Finally, I became an advocate for more transparent and efficient visa processing through volunteer and research work in Mexico City and beyond. I bring all of these perspectives to my case work to deliver the best client service possible. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the Universidad de Navarra, I studied political science and am fully fluent in Spanish. When not engaged in immigration matters, you can typically find me hiking, gardening, or learning the tango.
About Bridget Bigard, Paralegal
I hold more than 20 years of experience as an employment-based immigration paralegal, having worked at law firms and in-house for a Fortune 500 company. I greatly enjoy helping clients across all industries in successfully navigating the complex U.S. immigration system. I specialize in nonimmigrant visas (L-1, H-1B, O-1, and E visas), as well as EB-1 immigrant visa petitions for multinational managers, extraordinary ability individuals, and outstanding researchers. I am a graduate of Ohio University’s journalism school and I also hold a paralegal certificate from Capital University Law School.