When Immigration Matters

Karen-Lee Pollak Offering U.S. Immigration Consultations in South Africa from April 13th - 23rd

Posted by Michael Pollak on Sun, Mar 19, 2017 @ 10:29 PM

Want To Live and Work in the USA? 

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FATCA Tax Reporting for US. Residents with Foreign Bank Accounts

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:48 PM

Today I asked my colleague and friend International Tax Attorney Richard Rubin to explain in an article the new FATCA tax reporting rules that goes into effect on June 30, 2015.  FATCA impact US citizens, Green Card holders and other US tax resident individuals who have accounts with non-US banks or financial institutions.

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Newsweek Promotional Feature Spotlights Karen-Lee Pollak

Posted by Michael Pollak on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

Immigration Attorney, Karen-Lee Pollak, of the law firm Bell Nunnally & Martin was recently featured in Newsweek Magazine's July 16th 2012 Issue, in the Leaders in Immigration Law Showcase.  The section is a part of Newsweek's 2012 Leaders promotional section - which  features the leading individuals or group practices in various specialties of law and healthcare.

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Why I Became an Immigration Attorney

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 @ 5:55 PM

Everyone in America has come here from somewhere else.  Ask anybody living in America and they will have at least one family member who moved here from another country.  Everybody has a story to tell.  For some, the story is simple.  For others the story is gut-wrenching and difficult to tell.  No matter what the story—most people leave their homelands and immigrate to the United States (or anywhere for that matter) for one or more of three reasons:

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Bell Nunnally Boosts Immigration Practice with Karen-Lee Pollak

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 @ 6:01 PM

DALLAS, TX, Oct 31, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Karen-Lee Pollak joins Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP as a partner and head of the firm's immigration practice, and Cynthia Cole joins the firm as senior counsel in the bankruptcy and restructuring area.

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What's Cooking in Immigration?

Posted by Michael Pollak on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 @ 7:29 PM

Karen returned to South Africa to meet with immigration clients.  She was interviewed by Avocado, a South African Food & Lifestyle Magazine that wanted to explore the cultural differences between South Africa and the United States, which resulted in this article that appears in the March / April issue.

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Karen Pollak Offering U.S. Immigration Consultations in South Africa

Posted by Michael Pollak on Sun, Aug 29, 2010 @ 3:09 PM

We all hear scary war stories of attempting to emigrate to the United States. From what one hears and reads, immigration to the United States is not for the faint hearted. However, a lot of misconceptions exist about this process. The secret to success in a smooth transition to moving to the United States, whether permanently or temporarily, is often just a mixture of understanding how the immigration process works and gaining knowledge on the best type of visa for you and your family.

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Immigration Attorney Scheduling Consultations in South Africa

Posted by Michael Pollak on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 @ 7:40 PM

Karen will be in Johannesburg in mid-September and will be accepting immigration consultations from September 20, 2010 through October 3, 2010.  She will be providing consulting services at the law offices of Cyril Ziman & Associates, Inc., located at 43 Keyes Ave Rosebank Johannesburg 2196.  The telephone number there is 011-880-9363.  Please feel free to call the local number to schedule an appointment or you can email Karen directly at karenp@gucl.com

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Immigration 101: Green Cards via Trade & Investment in the USA

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, Aug 17, 2009 @ 1:45 PM

For most foreign nationals wanting to permanently live and work in the United States, the ultimate goal is to obtain a "green card" or permanent residency status. The most common method of obtaining permanent residency is through sponsorship by an employer or family member.

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