Reviews of Steve Maggi Law Firm (Attorney)

222 Broadway 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038, United States

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Sherri Andrews

Steve Maggi did an amazing job of helping us through the process of completing an H-1B application. He patiently guided us through the lengthy and time-consuming paperwork process. We actually received our approval last week and couldn't be more satisfied with his work. We would gladly recommend him to anyone in need of an H-1B or other Visa.

Sunil Kr.Tripathy

Steve and his team is very knowledgeable and experienced immigration attorney. He helped me to obtain on my L1A Visa and guided me through the entire process smoothly. During this period sometime i got impatient but he was not ready to file the petition until he gets satisfied with all the documents in one place. I must say that the entire process was very well organised and it handled very professionally. He is very quick responsive for any question that you have. My petition got approved in less than two weeks time therefore i would recommend Steve to for everyone who required a good immigration attorney. Thank you Steve for your help.

Quantified Commerce

We highly recommend Steve Maggi. He runs one of the most diligent and detail-oriented immigration firms we have ever come across. Steve was very knowledgeable about the whole L1 Visa process plus he was honest and clear about the challenges and opportunities regarding our CEO’s case, so that there were no unexcited delays due to paperwork. We appreciate how quickly Steve got this L1 done and breathed a great sigh of relief when we learned how fast and professionally he responded to all our emails. Steve and his team explained everything in easy to understand terms to put us at ease. It is important to mention that we had unpleasant experience with a previous law firm, however Steve and his team overcame our expectations. Keep up the amazing work!

Shilpa Sethi

Steve is the best decision I made for my L1 visa. He is efficient and cares for his clients. I was terribly slow with responses because I was busy setting up and he took over and even pushed me so we got it all done in time. I highly recommend working with Steve and his great team.

James Bowkett

Conrad Benham

I have nothing but accolades for Steve Maggi and his team at SMA Law Firm. Steve helped me devise and execute a smooth transition from one employer to another. The team assisted in preparing documentation for my E3 visa appointment at a US Consulate in Australia. All of my phone and email questions were promptly and extensively answered. I heartily recommend Steve and the crew at SMA Law Firm, they helped me rest easy knowing I was in good hands.

Carlos Arciniega

Very professional, and always available. Helped us with our immigration case for our I-485 Petition for Permanent Resident and also for the I-765 Application for Employment Authorization. Both handled swiftly and impeccable.

Patrick F

Steve Maggi is one of the top immigration attorneys for immigrant entrepreneurs. He has worked closest with our clients seeking E-2 visas through the purchase of a franchise. He is readily available to speak with our clients and has great attention to detail. His large volume of E-2 visa petitions allows him to best understand the different consulate policies for E-2 visa petitioners around the world. Our client always provide positive reviews on his legal work and responsiveness.

Patrick JAMES

We got our E2 visas flawlessly (with the new process) thanks to Steve, very professional and friendly at the same time. We just had to respect what Steve asked us to get it. As planned, when the file was completed ,we went to the American embassy in Paris and received our passports with the E2 visas three days later. We highly recommend SMA law firm ! 5 stars !

Ivo Scheepens

SMA Law Firm successfully turned around an initially poorly crafted L1 case application that had received a request for additional evidence, and was not looking to go very far. This initial application was presented without legal counsel or guidance, which is when we hired SMA Law Firm. Steve recommended and assisted in withdrawing the pending application all together, while building a new L1 case from scratch. Case got approved without any further request for additional evidence, literally within one week post submission, which exceeded all expectations and would not have been achieved without the support of SMA Law Firm.

Victoria Divo Forman

Mi esposo y yo estamos más que agradecidos con Steve y su equipo. Llevaron nuestro caso de manera profecional y exitosa. Steve es una persona honesta, respetuosa y meticulosa y está siempre a tu disposición para ayudarte con todo lo necesites. Sus servicios son más que recomendables. / My husband and I are more than grateful with Steve and his team, our case was manage in the most professional way. Steve is an honest, respectful and meticulous person who is always available to help you with everything you need.

Femke Speelberg

Steve provided excellent council on my EB-1 case after I received a Request for Evidence that caused me great anxiety. Not only was he able to explain the procedure to me in a very clear way and point out why there were issues with the work done by the law firm my employer suggested, he also offered a very precise and thorough strategy on how to present my case to its best advantage. He was there throughout this process, whenever I had a question or just needed some reassurance that we were on the right path. When we resubmitted the paperwork, I was confident we had turned over every stone, and built an excellent case file. And with success! I whole-heartedly recommend Steve and his firm to everyone who needs help navigating immigration issues in the United States!

rodolfo lopez

Excellent professionals! I never left a message or sent a mail without receiving a feedback within the day. Highly recommendable.

Manuel Boim

I very thankful and fully satisfied beyond expectations by SMA's services. I reach out to SMA for help renewing my 0-1 exceptional talent visa. Steve Maggi and his team have been fully committed to make this process as smooth as it gets. We had a one-on-one conversation where they brief my case. Steve Maggi explained to me my immigration situation very carefully and knowledgeably. SMA's team drafted a plan of action that was fantastic both for the technical parts of the process as well as my own peace of mind. Through this process SMA took major responsibilities in how to prepare my case, which was great because preparing an application can really become a full time job. But they great experience does make this fast and streamlined. Even more so, throughout the process they always keep themselves within reach for any possible questions. I obtained the visa i was looking for in a timely manner, in a process that was always according to the plan. I have no doubts i will come to them on the next step: for my greencard!!

Britt Wray

I am extremely happy with the outcome of working with Steve and his team for my visa case. They were able to help me navigate an unique and tricky situation that was holding me back from getting work authorization as a Canadian in the US. Through my marriage, there was a particular obstacle we had to get over, and it was so daunting that my husband and I were even chatting about getting divorced to solve it. After speaking with 3 other lawyers before finding Steve, Steve was the only one who knew of a legal solution. He implemented it and succeeded! Now I am happily with my O1 visa and incredibly grateful for the hard work of Steve and his team. I can't recommend them enough.

Raclette Info

We contacted Steve in late March because our company needed to hire a qualified person from Switzerland, and she needed an H1B visa. We knew it was going to be a long shot given that the first day for applying for the lottery was in April. Against all odds, with Steve's guidance, we were able to get our application in, and our candidate was picked in the lottery. Throughout the process, Steve was engaged, proactive, detail oriented and specific in his guidance and fastidious and prompt with his output. I cannot recommend Steve Maggi and SMA Law Firm enough.

Chevalier Alexis

I have used the services of Steve Maggi for my O-1 visa. With absolutely no regret. Steve and his assistants are highly efficient and professional. He takes time to talk to you on the phone whenever you need and makes sure he answers all your questions, he gets back to emails on the same day, sometimes just five minutes later, which is unlike many other lawyers I have heard about. Many friends of mine are still struggling with their O-1 visas (even though they started the process way before me) and I can proudly say that I got mine thanks to Steve's strong advice, care and knowledge. On top of having elaborated a strategy that paid off in a short amount of time, Steve’s attorney fees are cheaper than those of my friends’ lawyers. To anyone in need of a visa, let Steve Maggi handle it!

Ben Sapir

Steve was instrumental in helping us to receive an E-2 visa, without his help we would not have made it. Steve took all the information we provided and the situation we were, to create a unique strategy, that worked. He then worked with us closely and kept following with us all the way through the interviews at the Consulate in Holland and the successful completion of the petition. We could not have done this without Steve, especially after our previous attorney failed with a visa renew and we had to leave the US. It was only Steve's unique solution that got us back in

voron nans

My wife and I started working with Steve and his team about 2 years ago after meeting a couple of other lawyers. Steve quickly came up with a well explained and realistic short and long-term strategy to address our immigration issues which convinced us to work with him. He guided us through all the steps (F1 and J1) along the way until we finally got our green card. Steve and his team were extremely professionals and responsive, always available for a meeting, a phone call or to respond to an email. Steve was always extremely clear in communicating potential options or strategies, always outlining the pros and cons so we could make informed decisions. The trust between us and Steve was extremely important and felt really reassuring during the long periods of doubts that go with immigration processes. We really recommend working with Steve and SMA lawyers.

Jeff Close

As a designer from Canada, I wanted to be on a visa that would allow the ability to freelance for multiple clients. Thanks to Steve and the team at SMA Law Firm, I was able to successfully obtain my O1-B Visa. Their professionalism, patience, and organization made this complicated process straightforward and easy to understand right from our consultation. Steve and his team understood what I was looking for and had the expertise needed in the field I was in. Not only were they knowledgeable, but they were responsive too. If you’re a creative looking to change immigration status or get a new visa, SMA Law Firm should be your choice.

Santiago Reyes

Steve and his team did a fantastic job with our case. We came to his office a bit desperate because we had already been through a couple of denied petitions with a different law firm but Steve gave us hope. We were applying for an EB-1. Steve and his team built a very strong case and the first response from immigration was an intention to denial. We were crushed but Steve asked us to let him fight it . We were exhausted but we trusted him so we did , we gathered more information and he built an amazing response that ended with an approval. We are very grateful and blessed for their determination , kindness and talent.

Ruben Ayala

I highly recommend Steve Maggi and SMA Law Firm. Steve helped me to obtain my E-2 Visa under time pressure and complicated circumstances. His guidance, support and experience were of paramount importance to get positive results in a relative short period of time. Steve is not only a great and knowledgable Law professional, but also a great person who really cares about his clients.

Build Design

We are so pleased with SMA Law Firm’s legal service on our immigration case. It was an E-2 case at the US embassy in Tokyo. He and his team are so professional and precise to prepare application documents so we didn’t have any request for additional documents. While there are most people having ten to twenty minutes interview at the US embassy in Tokyo, we had very short interview and passed. Thank you very much for his firm’s great service. We highly recommend this firm for whoever needs immigration attorney!

Belen Araneda

It was an immense privilege and blessing to work with Steve from SMA Law Firm. He is extremely knowledgeable and he handled my case with a lot of care and expertise. He was very personable and showed himself to be very trustworthy from the first meeting we had. Everything worked out perfectly with my case and I couldn't be happier with the results. Even after the case, he followed up with me and he has truly shown that he cares about his clients. I would highly recommend him and I know, without a doubt, that I will use his services again if/when needed.

Ilse Renée Herrera

My wife just got her permanent resident status in the mail! We are sooo so happy to have chosen SMA Law Firm for her I-130 Adjustment of Status! Steve was amazingly helpful and always very responsive and communicative of every single detail in our process. He made it so easy to understand the kind of paperwork we needed, went over it with us in person, was very patient with me when I panicked about any specific question (I'm a paranoid perfectionist with all things legal) and made us feel like we were in the best hands. As a same-sex couple, were a little scared of what the process might be like or if it would be any different given that marriage equality had been recently passed across the board! To anyone in our situation I say: Fear not! Steve is your guy!


I can recommend Steve and SMA Law Firm in the strongest possible terms if you need an immigration attorney. I am an attorney myself, practicing for 22 years, but I don’t practice immigration law and knew that when my partner/girlfriend J. needed assistance with an immigration issue not to handle it myself, but to enlist someone who knows what they’re doing – and that’s Steve, who was recommended to me by another attorney I know. Our case was a petition to remove conditions on residence – meaning that J. had a two-year temporary green card and was seeking full Permanent Resident status. The grounds were extreme hardship, which is not an easy basis on which to obtain Permanent Resident Status. If we were not successful, it would have meant ultimate deportation for J., and separation of our young and growing family. Thanks to Steve’s knowledge and skill, and that of his talented and dedicated staff, we were indeed successful, and we are forever grateful to Steve. I can also say that Steve’s rates are very reasonable, and he and his staff are understanding, kind and empathetic to the human aspects of immigration cases. So, if you have an immigration issue, please contact SMA Law Firm and meet with Steve and let him explain how he can help you.

Paloma Nunciato

Steve helped me with my permanent residency petition and the I-751 waiver application. It was a delicate case but he represented me in a very professional way and I was able to obtain my green card renovation much sooner than I expected. I can’t be more thankful to Steve and his team for how they handled my case. I really appreciated Steve’s sensitivity and empathy about my situation and was always very honest and realistic. I was in a very stressful situation, facing a divorce and with the risk of having to leave the country. Steve offered me the best guidance and suggested the best legal route given my circumstances.

Kofi Aidoo

Steve Maggi helped me get my citizenship! After many years of struggling with USCIS Steve helped me make my application and without his intervention I wouldn't have ended the struggle and nightmare and received my citizenship.

Michelle Manchir

My husband and I worked with Steve on an adjustment of status case for a green card and also employment authorization. He was thorough, efficient and professional, and we received the green card in record time following our interview. We would highly recommend him for anyone seeking help with immigration cases. A+

Morgane Gervais

Steve helped me to get my H-3 training visa. We received a very long and difficult request for evidence and he worked very hard on it, coming up with very good arguments which were successful in convincing USCIS to approve the petition. I am very grateful to Steve for all his hard work and dedication. If it were not for his efforts and great work, I would not be in the U.S. now.

Ashh Wade

I’d love to thank Steve & his team for getting the paper work done as quick as possible for the immigrant visa/green card. He worked with us so well and was polite from the beginning to the very ending. If you are in another country communication won’t be a problem with Steve & his team. I’m from Belize and we communicated fantastic. He is also available on WhatsApp, so if you’d like to ask one quick question WhatsApp is way faster. The team walked us through every thing and made sure there were no mistakes. We spoke the day before the interview and one of thing he stressed, was to not answer more than what they asked and that is so true. Steve and his team are very specific and courteous. Our case it finished and I know for sure if I have a question to ask I can ask him and he’ll answer with no hesitation. I’d recommend them any day of the week to someone wanting to do the same process. Keep up the good work, you are doing great.

Lina Ramirez

Steve Maggi Esq., how would I describe him? I would say extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, honest, hardworking and trust worthy. These were all things I was looking for in an immigration attorney and found in him and with his firm. He was able to reunite my husband and I with his daughter (my step-daughter) after many years of separation. Steve Maggi worked hard submitting all paperwork and documentation needed for her petition before turning 21 years of age and even being faced with a couple of unexpected hurdles along the way from immigration and the consulate he was able to get our daughter approved for her permanent resident visa. I am thrilled to inform that our daughter will be arriving to the a couple of weeks. This is all thanks to the above attributes I mentioned Mr. Maggi has. If not for his in-depth knowledge and hard work our daughter’s arrival would not be possible. I appreciate his honesty because he never promised something he could not deliver. He did not guarantee anything and I liked that because there aren’t any guarantees in life. Honestly, I would not have wanted him as our attorney if he said don’t worry this is a sure thing,. He is compassionate because he understands the need of the client and their reason for needing his services and is ready willing and able to answer any questions you may have. He goes above and beyond and I am very happy to have had him as our attorney and working on our daughter’s case. I will forever be grateful to him as the person who worked tirelessly to reunite a daughter with her family. I would definitely recommend him and actually already have and will continue to do so. Thank you so much Mr. Maggi!! Simply put, You are THE BEST!!!!!!! 

Noemi Rotllan

I’m writting this review in order to help people that are not sure which attorney to hire. SMA Law Firm is the one to choose. They are excellent professionals and they know what to do. I got my visa 0-1 thanks to them. This is what refers to their work; however SMA firm has a team of people that also cares people, which is not common in this field of sharks. If I have any problems in a future I would choose them again! I will strongly recommend SMA firm.

Alejandra Vicco

Professional support from an A team. Steven has put together a group of people who are not only detailed oriented but who understand the human aspect of going through a family immigration process. I cannot feel more grateful for the kind treatment I received from SMA law team

Erica Manni

Steve Maggi really helped me in the process of getting my 0-1 approved ! I am from Italy and I decided to apply for the 0-1 after 3 years, and Steve did a wonderful job to put my case together and make it really strong. The artist visa is notoriously hard to get and from 2015 the rules have been even harder. Steve Maggi and Lora Minicucci really did some magic with my case !! If you are looking for a great immigration Lawyer, Steve Maggi is who you want to work with. -Erica

Pedro Azcunaga

(Translated by Google) Steve has been instrumental in helping us get our E2 investor visa, it has been a laborious job for which we have always had his help. His work is very professional, detailed and effective. (Original) Steve ha sido fundamental en ayudarnos a conseguir nuestra visa de inversionista E2, ha sido un trabajo laborioso para el que siempre hemos contado con su ayuda. Su trabajo es muy profesional, detallista y efectivo.

Naomi Tamura

Steve Maggi worked on my very difficult case to get a Religious Worker (R1) visa. Him and his team worked tirelessly and after many roadblocks were successful in getting me a permit to work in the USA. I would certainly use Steve again!

Karina Joubert

Going through any immigration process always seems scary and very complicated, Steve helped us with our family-based adjustment case and not only was it hassle free and easy but we got a positive outcome a lot sooner than expected! I would definitely recommend SMA Law firm to any going through any form of immigration process as they are professional and friendly and always respond to any e-mail, phone call or query you might have.

Allen Ackerman

Professional, thorough and on point.

Estefania Pereira

Me puse en contacto con Steve en el 2010 cuando me llego una notificacion de inmigracion que tenia que brindar mas informacion sobre mi caso. Sin saber, mi caso fue presentado por una paralegal y no por un abogado, ahi empezo todo mi problema. Steve se hizo cargo de mi caso e hizo todo lo posible en menos de 2 semanas. Presento mi caso de forma correcta, con toda la informacion que era necesaria y asi fue como me aprobaron y consegui mi permiso de trabajo dentro de los Estados Unidos. En el 2012 me volvi a mi pais en el medio de mi proceso migratorio, eso hizo que se me pusiera una restriccion de 10 años para volver a los Estados Unidos. Una vez mas, Steve fue a mi rescate, explicandome todas las opciones y lo que debiamos hacer. Me dijo que no era algo facil pero tampoco imposible. Asi fue como en 6 meses juntamos toda la informacion necesaria para presentar mi waiver 601. Inmigraciones solo tardo 3 meses en aprobarme y pude volver sin ningun problema a los Estados Unidos. Hoy en dia resido en Miami con mi green card y sin ningun problema. Sin Steve nunca hubiese logrado esto. Si realmente necesitan ayuda con temas migratorios, deben contactar a Steve, van a obtener los resultados que desean.

Gianluca Renzi

Steve and his collaborators are best! They guided me through my green card process flawlessly. Every detail was taken care of with precision, competence and knowledge. Steve Maggi is so far the best immigration lawyer I've met and worked with. He already helped many of my friends with their immigration or visas issues. Highly recommended!

Bas Offers

Steve did such an amazing job on the renewal of my E-2 visa. This was my second renewal and based on the experience I have with my previous visa's, the most positive and fluent one! High recommended.

Maximiliano Scotover

I would like to thank Steve Maggi and at the same time, highly recommend him to anyone seeking an Immigration Attorney. Steve helped me obtain my H1B Visa, which can be a very confusing process requiring not only a U.S.Immigration attorney’s knowledge and attention to detail, but also, organization and excellent communication and follow-up skills. He definitely goes above and beyond in order to help achieve the goals of his clients. Thank you, Steve, for your honesty, integrity, insightfulness and tireless efforts in helping me to obtain my H1B Visa.

Lars Ivar Kristianslund

I just received my E2 investor visa. Steve helped me through the whole process from investing to start up, making sure everything was done correctly. He is highly professional and care for people. He is someone you can trust 100% and I highly recommend him as a immigration lawyer. Thankful there is such people out there.

Emmanuel Maurette

We we referred to SMA Law Firm to help us submit two visa petitions, in order to send a manager and an executive to the US to run the newly-formed subsidiary of the French company where we both worked. Since we needed to send both those individuals as soon as possible, after exploring various paths, Steve recommended presenting two E-2 petitions at the US Embassy in Paris, and and his team accepted the challenge, when other attorneys did not think it was viable. TSMA did an amazing job by giving us usefull advice, building a strategy and the two cases simultaneously, giving advice on the amount of investment required and even assisting with the revision of the business plan used in the petitions, helping is through this extensive and difficult process from A to Z. When other lawyers would've let us down or complained or asked for more money, Steve and his team were always there to help us, no matter how time it took or what time of the day it was. The case was by the US Embassy in Paris and our interviews went very smoothly. This is because of the strong petitions that Steve and his team created in collaboration with us. It's a big success for our company, and we're really thankful for what they did and would highly recommend SMA Law Firm to any person or foreign company or start-up seeking for a great and trustworthy lawyer, especially in the complicated world of US immigration.

Z. Lucas

Steve is attentive, efficient and reliable. When I got busy and slow to respond, he stayed on top of me ensuring that we met all deadlines. He went above and beyond and really simplified what is a very complicated process. My #1 recommendation.

Lauren S

Steve Maggi at SMA Law Firm was recommended to us by a family member. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism I encountered from Steve and his staff. I appreciated that he took the time to answer all of my many questions and I really felt like our case was in good hands. Steve helped my husband apply for an immigrant visa to the US from Kuwait and while many people said it would take at least a year, the visa was issued within 9 months. I would recommend SMA Law Firm for anyone who is looking for a competent immigration attorney.

Juan-Carlos Libreros

(Translated by Google) Steve and his team provided expedient assistance and advice from beginning to end of my citizen application. The case was successfully closed thanks to the competent involvement of SMA Law Firm. Steve and his team provided quick help and advice from the beginning to the end of my application to the public. The case was successfully closed thanks to the competent intervention of SMA Law Firm. (Original) Steve and his team provided expedient assistance and advice from beginning to end of my citizen application. The case was successfully closed thanks to the competent involvement of SMA Law Firm. Steve y su equipo proveyeron rápida ayuda y consejo desde el inicio hasta el fin de mi aplicación a la ciudadanía. El caso fue exitosamente cerrado gracias a la competente intervención de SMA Law Firm.

Alison Callaghan

Steve and his team were a huge help in preparing our permanent resident/Green Card application. Their knowledge of the process and all the paperwork and steps involved made the process feel smooth and simple. Our case was complicated and involved a clear strategy that would provide the flexibility to continue working/travelling between countries while the application was processing. Steve’s final counsel prior to the interview/final step was especially appreciated and allowed us to walk into the interview calm, collected, and prepared. Our Immigration Case Agent even went so far as to express appreciation and thank us for presenting such a detailed and organized application – and for that we credit the team of SMA Law firm.

Olga Konina

I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who needs immigration advice or help. He assisted me through my case, answered every one of my dozens of questions and took all of my multiples calls. He was always polite, responsive, patient and knowledgeable. A great experience and result.

David Graafland

Steve Maggi helped me to obtain a J-1 visa for the second time. Working with Steve is great because the communication is clear and fast; emailing almost feels like chatting with Steve. I can definitely recommend Steve to anyone who needs support with obtaining a visa.

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Steve can maximize your chances! I am the CEO of a Danish company that decided to establish an American office. During the application process I was denied a US VISA twice. I worked with two different immigration lawyers who unsuccessfully tried to help with my issue. In a conversation with the Danish foreign ministry I was advised to talk to Steve Maggi, so he came highly recommended. After telling Steve my story about my VISA problems, he devised a plan for an E2-VISA. In only two months I received my E2-VISA. I am extremely happy that I can help my company grow while creating jobs in the US. If you are considering getting a US VISA, you should definitely talk to Steve. It is hard to get a VISA, but Steve can guide you in the process and maximize your chances!

Eitan Goldstein

Steve Maggi offered advice and guidance throughout a bad experience with another lawyer, and then through work with him directly. He worked quickly and smoothly for a fast turnaround -- exactly what was needed. Definitely recommend.

Yi Shen

I filed an H1B transfer with Steve, and he has always been really friendly, helpful and patient; he helped to answer all my questions and guided me through the process step by step and my transfer was approved just under 2 months after filing, which is super fast compare to others. Definitely recommend him to whoever is seeking immigration attorney services.

Stephanie Xia

I have known Steve Maggi for several years. He has served as a mentor to many international students, among whom I was included, and has helped them navigate the waters of H-1B visas, OPT and future employment, and counseled me and others and helped them get the visas they need. He is very dedicated and professional and among the best in his industry and I recommended to anyone who needs immigration help or has the "American Dream".

Vlad Kastelyansky

I'm using services of Mr. Maggi's law firm for a while now. Alway exceptional. Very professional and attentive. They are really making things happen for you.

Nadia Karim

Extremely reliable. He took his time speaking to us in person, over the phone as well as via email even though we only had him for a consult to prepare for our case. Best descision we made for our immigration. Will be going back to him as the case progresses.

K Nypt

I worked with Steve and his team weeks ago for a complicated family-based petition. Steve and his team were extremely professional, knowledgeable and approachable. They tailor made the case to crucially highlight all beneficial points to maximize result. All inquiries were addressed appropriately by either Steve or his team in timely fashion. Steve understands behind each case there is a person and listens critically to present what are most advantageous. I was most impressed by Steve’s proactiveness throughout and his willingness to work and make accommodations.

Kayode Adeniyi

Astrid Montaño

Steve habla fluidamente español y eso me alegró desde un principio porque aunque mi esposa habla inglés yo no sabía hablarlo en ese entonces. Es una persona con gran experiencia y nos acompañó con gran profesionalidad en todo el proceso para la obtención de la green card. Mi esposa y yo estamos muy agradecidas por su trabajo, lo recomendamos ampliamente.

Rocco Baldassarre

I was helped by SMA while applying for an E2 Visa. SMA was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. At first, they helped me with precious tips regarding the business plan and they always made me feel well taken care of as we moved forward with my case. We were given a rough time in the interview at the embassy in Rome by a person who seemed like she was hell-bent on denying all petitions and we were required to create additional reports documenting my activity. SMA took control of it and in less than a week we were called in for a second interview and received our visa. I can certainly say that they know what they are doing and know immigration law inside out. I recommend SMA to anyone looking for the best immigration lawyers in the market.

Benoit Reinards

Steve and his team helped us tremendously. I had a particular case as I first had to ask for a change of status (from A2 to E2 visa). SMA helped with preparation of the case and made it very easy to know which documents were needed. All information was shared on a mutual Dropbox, so communication was easy and fast. We received twice an RFE from the US Immigration Dept., but again Steve and his team communicated clearly and provided solutions where necessary. What stood out for me in choosing SMA, is that they think along with your company. They take the time to get to know what you do and figure out how to approach the visa process with you. Thank you again Joanna, Rinske and Steve!

Emi L.

I was referred to Steve Maggi "SMA Law Firm'" after my disastrous experience with another attorney who did not understand the complexity of my case. After meeting with Steve Maggi I had no doubt that he was the right attorney for my complex case I-751 Waiver Petition, which was particularly complex due to a short duration of my marriage (6 months). Although the case was filed by another attorney, Steve agreed to take over the case and give me an opportunity to present the complete picture to the USCIS. I am delighted to report that my case was approved without an interview due to Steve's professionalism and attention to details. I highly recommend SMA Law Firm to any individual or company that is in search of an experienced immigration attorney.

Stelios Hatzakis

Steve is a very knowledgeable and experienced immigrations attorney. He and his team are extremely helpful and effective legal counselors and advisers and have been offering me focused and insightful advise throughout. Steve has guided and assisted me with success and I am very thankful to him and his team. I highly recommend Steve and SMA Law Firm for any case in relation to US Immigrations Law.

Bridgette Leigh

Steve really helped my husband and I with the green card application process. Steve is an expert who knows his stuff, and led us perfectly every step of the way. The immigration process can be complicated, expensive and scary, but Steve is affordable, empathetic, knowledgeable, economical and practical. Thanks to his guidance, all the complications were made easy and doable. Thanks Steve for being there for us and for being a kind and honest lawyer. We are really fortunate to have found you!

Robert Kramer

Due to circumstances out of my control, my visa application got denied twice. I also could not apply for an ESTA anymore and visit the USA. Four years later my company got me in touch with Steve. He helped me to make a case, collected all my documents and wrote a fantastic letter for me to present to the consulate. We had a lot of contact via e-mail and he even coached me via a Skype video session. He answered all my questions and gave me all the confidence I needed. Although I was nervous during my interview, his trust in me helped me through it. Words cannot describe how happy I was when told that my visa application got approved and when my passport was delivered home a few days later with that important paper. Thank you very much Steve for believing in me. New York here I come!

Andrea Karwal

Steve Maggi and his team successfully arranged an E-3 visa for me. Steve is highly experienced, meticulous, clearly communicative and dedicated to arranging visa petitions in a timely fashion. Steve had previously arranged my husband's O-1 visa, so we had every confidence in his abilities. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend SMA lawyers, and will use their services in the future.

Emad Aziz

Steve Maggi and his team at SMA Law firm are highly knowledgeable and professional. we were told by other attorneys that it was a lengthy and time-consuming process, but we needed to apply on a very short, tight, deadline so we needed a better solution than what they were offering. We were referred to Steve as being great at coming up with creative and effective solutions, so we hired him. Thanks to his guidance and hard work, diligence and professionalism, we were able to and submit a complete package in a few short weeks, meeting our short deadline, and we managed to get our E-2 status approved in a record-breaking one day! Now we can run our business and live in the U.S. thanks to SMA!


Steve helped my husband and I through the process of adjustment of my status (green card). He did an exceptional job in providing us all information, filling in our papers and consulting us on the process. The process went very smoothly and we had a great support all the way from Steve. It was a pleasure to work with him and I would recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a good lawyer!

Damian Bradfield

Steve's to the point, which is the point. No nonsense. Did what he said he would do and didn't over charge. Amazing.

Evita LaSasso

Steve and his team were recommended to us by my sister-law who is an attorney herself. She said that he is really good at what he is doing and will guide us through the process step by step. My husband is American and I am from Europe. Even though we have been together for a long time, I was a little worried because we got married under my tourist visa, which might cause difficulties (Before that I had had J-1 and F-1 visas). We first contacted Steve a little over a year ago and now already waiting for my green card to come in the mail! YEY! All I can say that he and the team were super thorough, organized and very responsive. Steve asked us to prepare extra evidence (such as letters from family/friends), gave us examples of how to do it correctly, in other-other words we just had to provide the documents and Steve and his team did the rest. Once the application was submitted (September) it took about 4 months (December) for me to get my work and travel authorization and I took advantage of both! I went back home to see my family and was able to enter back into the US with no problems. Now we are in August, we had our interview last week. Before then we met with Steve to go through the interview process and some possible questions they might ask. To our surprise, the interviewer asked us very basic questions like "What is the full name of your spouse and where was he born?". It was because our case was very strong and they didn't have any doubts about the eligibility of our marriage thanks to Steve! We highly recommend Steve Maggi!

Eva Du Monteil

Steve is fantastic!! If you're looking to work with the best immigration attorney, look no further and go to Steve with your eyes closed. As someone who had previously hired the wrong lawyer, I can vouch for Steve's expertise, genuine commitment to his clients, and outstanding services. I retained his services on two occasions, first for an H3 training visa, and second for a green card. Every time, he provided excellent service, helped me understand the processes and requirement, and guided me expertly to complete the procedures. Both cases were handled very, very quickly. That's because Steve is organized and will tell you exactly what you need to provide, what you need to say, and won't waste time filing your petition. He's also very knowledgeable about U.S. immigration law and well aware of any changes that can affect your case. Mostly, Steve genuinely cares about you and your case and is very creative in helping you find a visa that is right for your situations. In my case, he was the ONLY attorney who suggested I did an H3 visa... None of the 10+ lawyers I had called prior to being referred to him even mentioned or knew what it was! This process is stressful, but now that it's over, I'm really glad I went through with it. I highly encourage you to pursue it and let Steve take away the stress of the procedure.

Colin Wood

Steve Maggi and his team were incredible to work with to obtain my O-1 visa (Chef). Extremely thorough with excellent communication throughout the entire process given we were on the other side of the world, my O-1 petition and subsequent approval were a huge success. I highly recommend Steve and SMA Law Firm.

Hitendra R. Patil

I am living my American Dream through an O-1 Visa - all thanks to the guidance and professional handling of my petition by Steve Maggi Esq. of SMA Law Firm. Despite having extraordinary talent, and years of experience, I had almost given up on my American Dream, till I met Steve. I do not know if I should call it luck or destiny that someone introduced me to Steve and then I met Steve in person. That was the start of my journey to achieve my American dream. Now, I have my O1 visa on my passport and am in the US for taking up a challenging assignment that does thorough justice to my talent! It all still feels like a dream, but I know it is a reality now. All thanks to Steve! Steve is truly an expert immigration attorney. He and his team are highly competent. Throughout the process, Steve tirelessly guided and assisted me with every step in the process. He prepared the best case that can ever be presented given my background and experiences. My case was approved (with premium processing fees) in just 4 days! I am grateful to Steve and his team. He has in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of the U.S. immigration law, and he is lightning quick to understand your specific background and how the immigration law applies to your specific case. Steve takes professional responsibility to do the best possible thing to enhance your chances of success. The O1 visa process can be long, arduous and stressful. I feel fortunate that Steve was by my side all through it. My only regret - I wish I had met Steve a decade ago! In my life, I go by very high standards of performance. I do not causally get impressed by routine work. Only the best of the best can make a mark on my mind. I rarely recommend people to others and I do so only when I am 100% convinced of their capabilities. This is because I know that people will trust my word and take actions in their lives and I do not want a single human being to feel let down even 0.01% by trusting my word. I have no doubt that Steve is a person whose performance is of the absolute highest standard. I highly encourage you to pursue your American dream and let Steve help you achieve it. I absolutely recommend Steve and SMA Law Firm for any case in relation to US Immigrations Law.

Gustavo G

Great professional assistance, I got what I needed in a timely manner.

Jin Stastna

To choose Steve Maggi for my case was the best decision!!! He is passionate about his work, he cares about people and has great knowledge of the immigration law. He is kind and caring about his clients. I lost my international student status while I was married. I wasn’t in a hurry to apply for a green card. I just had a baby and thought I would be married forever. Unfortunately, we started to have problems soon after and it became very ugly with some domestic violence. We got divorced and with Steve’s help, I applied for the green card. I couldn’t believe how quick the process was. Steve really took a great stress out of my life. I’m thankful every day for his help. He is the best!!!

Ori Markowitz

Steve and his team helped my wife and I throughout the entire immigration process and made us feel like we were in the right hands. Every step of the way was mapped and detailed, so we never missed a beat. I highly recommend Steve and everybody at SMA Law. Look no further for your immigration questions or needs.

Hugo Coronado

Steve Maggi is lawyer out of this world!! I can't count the hurdles and problems he has to (masterfully) overcome to make a reality (a happy one) my case, he's the best, he's so professional and compassionate with his clients. It's a different type of lawyer. He is in synch with the Latin culture (and any other culture too!) and he empathizes with every case as if were his own. I am not only recommend you his firm to help you in any immigration case you may have, I will use his services again and again in every step I get to need in my path to citizenship! I hope there would be 6 or 7 stars to give it to him!

Xavier Crouilles

Steve and his team have been an amazing help for our startup : Really involved in a complex case, they helped us through the whole process, were very reactive and even devised a successful change in strategy along the way because the context had changed. Thanks to them, we secured two E2 Visas and obtained them very quickly. I highly recommend this immigration attorney !

Bernard Armoo

SMA Law Firm is the right law firm to use for your H1B visa petitions. Mr. Steve Maggi knows what he is doing. He offered an exceptional and professional service to obtain my H1B visa. It was a tough one (especially, after you have submitted your H1B petition and they respond by asking for more evidence), but Mr. Maggi was involved from begining to the end, and just a phone call or email away. Mr. Maggi understood how important it was to be granted this H1B visa, and he showed it through his work.

Ji Young Lee

Steve helped me with my green card renewal. He and his team made the process super easy and were attentive when I had questions. I highly recommend working with SMA Law Firm for the responsive, efficient and clear communication.

Dave Driessen

Steve Maggi and his team of professionals were extremely helpful in guiding myself, my wife, and our two children through the somewhat intimidating process of attaining an E2 visa for the US, from the Netherlands. Prior to speaking with Steve, several immigration consultants we spoke with were quite alarming and not reassuring at all. Steve very clearly spelled out the requirements, and the process, and consulted us and guided us extensively throughout the preparation and application process to ensure that we were properly prepared and set up to go. He dealt with more than a few worried phone calls in a gracious and patient fashion and always made time to speak with me. A pleasure to work with and clearly a man whose work is very close to his heart, I definitely recommend his company to anyone going through a similar process. We are very grateful and thankful for his assistance.

Haan Adrienne

Dedication, trust and reliability: In this day and age I have found it extremely difficult to find a lawyer who is trustworthy and honest. If you try to find a lawyer who fits your needs, you will be disappointed most of the time since most of them are simply always only about money and not about YOU or your case. I have found the OPPOSITE when I fist met Steve Maggi. Steve Maggi is not only highly professional, but he is a very kind and extraorinary person who always has an open ear for his clients and makes you feel very comfortable. Many may think: "Okay, that's great! But can he get the job done?" - YES, HE CAN!!! And more so. If it had not been for Steve Maggi, I would hev never even tried out for my greencard. I would have never believed it was worth my time and money. Nevertheless, after a very short consultation I trusted the situation because Steve was able to convince me it was worth a try since I had a very strong case. He NEVER made any promises though and that's what I liked. Most other lawyers would promise you anything to gain a new client. Not so him. I had to put in the work, of course, but through the long and complicated process, Steve Maggi was very helpful and dedicated, always answered all of my questions (and trust me, there were MANY!). He never made me feel uncomfortable and I must also say that his fees were reasonable. From day one until the day I received my greencard, he was always the lawyer I expected him to be or more. When we filed my case, I was approved in only 2 days! Obviously something that does not happen often. I worked hard to get all the paperwork done. We started in June 2014 and I was approved on September 30, 2014. A turbo boost is what people said. Since then, I have recommended Steve Maggi and his team to several of my friends who have also all been happy working with him. So would I recommend Steve Maggi as your immigration lawyer? You bet I would!

Damian Rodrigo Olivera Bergallo

I was denied my green card twice before I met Steve Maggi and once he started to work it only took 6 months to get my green card and make my dream of come to America true. I have been in the country for almost 3 years now and he is always working with me to keep my documents right and in time. He is a great professional. Thank you so much Steve!

Richard de Booij

SMA Law Firm was very decisive and clear in obtaining our company visa. The company has good personnel / lawyers and always very responsive. I clearly confirm our choice for SMA Law Firm.

Maria Alejandra Maggi Giorsetti

I have used SMA for my family petition, which was approved quickly, as well as the removal of conditions application, which will give me my permanent residence. I plan on using SMA for my citizenship application as well. Steve has been very efficient throughout all these processes, showing in-depth knowledge of the process and creating very convincing and professional petitions, as well as accompanying us to our interview to make sure everything went smoothly. Steve understands that the outcomes of these family petitions are life-changing, and treats every case as if it were his own family. I recommend him highly to anyone who wants to make their life in the U.S. and needs a visa or a green card. He will give you the best chance possible and will do so with honesty and integrity.

Lula Galeano

It has been great meeting Steve and his team for my O1-B case (architect), entire process was very well organized and the submission was done in a very thorough and precise way . Always helpful to whatever doubt I had, and very fast in answering all of my questions and doubts (which were many). I highly recommend him, very professional and expeditious in terms on timing. Petition got approved in less than two weeks, filed under premium processing.

Dylan Blau

I’m a freelance motion designer / VFX artist from Switzerland, and successfully obtained my O1-B Visa thanks to the amazing work of the SMA team. Steve and his team handled my application with the utmost care and professionalism. This team loves what they’re doing, which becomes apparent through the dedication and passion that they put into your case. They’re trying their best to understand your field of work and translate it into the format that is expected in a visa application, while highlighting your strengths to increase your chances of a successful case. I’ve always been confused about the complex issue off non-immigrant visas. The SMA team gave me clear and straightforward directions which made it seem that much easier, while they worked their magic in the background. My case fell into the Trump administration era, which complicated things slightly. But Steve and his team were always one step ahead and knew how to quickly adapt the contents of the application to better suit the new requirements. This deep knowledge of their material and expertise amazes me to this day. The responsiveness is outstanding. You can always expect an email reply within an hour or at least the same day, which made the whole collaboration feel so smooth. If you’re an artist or creative individual looking to set foot in the States, this is your best option!

Yaniv Kalish

I have been working with Steve Maggi for 4 years on a variety of visa issues. Steve has won every case for me and have been very professional. I've referred many of my friends to Steve as I know they will be in good hands.

Matthew Fotheringham

Steve and his team were fantastic. I had a J-1 visa application which was not easy to obtain. However, Steve's knowledge and know how with regards to the application and the interview made it all feel much easier than it really was. On completing my visa I sent Steve a small token of my thanks, yet it will never meet how truly thankful I am for his guidance and expertise.

Tareian King

Spoke to Steve for about 15 minutes who was constantly unpleasant, degrading and rude. I could not even continue with the discussion due to his unprofessional behavior which was very unfortunate considering he seem to do great work, but there was no way I would be able to retain a lawyer who constantly spoke to me as if I was less than a human being. When I addressed the fact that he was being quite rude and disrespectful he hung the phone up in my face.

Derek Dingle

Steve is the best decision my wife and I made in an attorney to help with our case. He was thorough and attentive throughout the entire process. I recommend SMA Law to anyone who wants to be treated with care during a potentially unnerving time. He will answer any and all questions you may have, so do not hesitate to ask!


Steve and SMA Law Firm were fantastic to work with. We reached out to them for help dealing with a time sensitive immigration issue - a family member's petition for an EAD/AP combo card had been denied, but by the time she received the letter communicating this, she only had about a week to petition to reopen her case. After speaking to a few other lawyers who were very discouraging about the situation, Steve was recommended by a friend. We reached out, and while he was honest about the challenges we faced, he also immediately took us on as clients. Over the next few days, he worked closely with us to make sure he understood the ins and outs of the case, and then to help us compile all the necessary letters and paperwork. He gave close reads to everything we sent him, communicated his suggestions quickly and clearly, and gave us numerous ideas about things we could do to make the strongest case possible. He was also realistic, explaining once we submitted the paperwork, it could take up to a year to hear any news. Instead, we heard just two months later that the case was reopened! At that point, it turned out our family member needed to resubmit her biometrics, which she did. Just two weeks later, we received the best news of all, which was that her combo card had been approved. By the end of that month she had the card in hand. I recommend Steve and SMA in the highest possible terms. Their prices were reasonable, they were great to work with, and they got results incredibly fast. Our situation has had the best outcome we could hope for, and without their help, this wouldn't have been possible.

aleksandra aleksandra

Highly recommend this law firm! I had complicated H-1B visa case that mishandled by the previous attorney! Steve stepped in at the request for evidence phase, and devised a strategy and wrote a convincing letter to get the visa approved. I can't be happier! Waiting for my documents now

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