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Adrian Pandev immigration lawyer USA
Adrian Pandev immigration lawyer USA

Who I am

I am a business and immigration lawyer representing clients throughout the US and worldwide.

My immigration practice focuses on investor and employment-based immigration, particularly EB-5 Investors and E-2 Treaty Investors, H-1B Specialty Workers, and L-1 Intracompany Transferees.

My business practice focuses on advising entrepreneurs, small, and medium sized businesses in formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and financing, including venture capital.

I represent startups and established organizations in connection with visa sponsorship for foreign employees and immigration compliance, including Form I-9 and E-Verify. I have extensive experience with the employment-based permanent residence process, including PERM Labor Certifications, EB-2 National Interest Waivers, and EB-1 petitions for Multinational Managers and Individuals of Extraordinary Ability, including academics, researchers, scientists, artists, and athletes. I also help unite families through marriage, fiancé and other family-based petitions. I have developed a niche in representing educational institutions, including primary schools and colleges.

I regularly advise on cross-border transactions and represent foreign companies seeking to enter the US market. I advise on import and export compliance and help obtain relief for alleged customs law violations. I am fascinated by blockchain technology and represent blockchain startups and cryptocurrency investors.

The Pandev Law Difference


My unique personal and professional experiences have given me a one-of-a-kind perspective that results in the highest quality legal representation.

I lived in various European countries and Canada before immigrating to the US. This means that I have been in your shoes. I have personally experienced moving to a new country and the difficulties of the US immigration system. I understand your fears and anxieties, and use my empathy to provide top quality legal representation to you.

I am fluent in Russian, German, Hungarian, and Bulgarian. I am looking forward to advising you in your native language.


Prior to forming Pandev Law, I served as Trial Attorney at the US Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation in Washington, DC.

As Trial Attorney, I represented government agencies – including the US Department of State, US Customs & Border Protection, and US Citizenship & Immigration Services – in litigation before Federal District Courts and Federal Courts of Appeal throughout the United States. Previously, I held positions with the US Department of Labor, the Atlanta Immigration Court, the New York office of a large international law firm, a boutique Washington, D.C. immigration firm, and the world's largest immigration firm.


My government service experience gives me the unique ability to analyze issues from the government’s perspective while advocating for you.

This is highly valuable when I advise on compliance matters, or when litigating unfair decisions issued by agencies, such as US Citizenship & Immigration Services and US Customs & Border Protection. I rely on my federal court litigation experience to appeal and challenge agency decisions, expedite long pending cases, and resolve business disputes before courts and other tribunals.

I prioritize client service above all else. I am honored that you trust me with your legal issues and I promise to always treat you as a valued member of the Pandev Law family.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • US Court of International Trade


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law
    • Articles Editor, The Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • B.A., McGill University, Russian & Political Science focusing on International Relations


  • Russian
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Bulgarian

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Baltic American Chamber of Commerce
  • Customs & International Trade Bar Association

Speaking Engagements & Publications


“Adrian and the team at Pandev Law successfully and professionally handled our E2-Visa application.Their commitment and personal dedication to our family throughout the E2-visa application process was absolutely superb!! Adrian's attention to detail and compliance were without a doubt, a crucial part of the reason that our visa's were granted. We highly recommend their professional services. We would be remiss if we didn't mention that we have never, ever experienced such personal care and kindess from a member of the law fraternity.”

- Michelle Fagan

“Adrian Pandev is the ultimate professional. He is by far one of the smartest and most meticulous people that I have ever met. I wholeheartedly recommend him and the entire team at Pandev Law. He filed a family based petition on my behalf and my entire process took less than 90 days from start to finish. Best money that I ever spent!”

- Anvon Ferguson

“Adrian and his team consistently provided my digital startup company with amazing representation, from company formation to drafting various critical contracts and agreements. Adrian also provided me with important advice on international deals and U.S. immigration compliance. He took away the stress of legal work off my head and asked me to focus on my business which is exactly what everyone seeks from an attorney. Adrian is always a pleasure to work with and truly cares about your business as he does about your legal issues.”

- Anshul Augnivansh

“Mr Pandev is a very professional lawyer who makes time for his clients. He is super efficient and he helped my family and I go through a very smooth transition from J1 visa to H1B visa. I have no hesitation in recommending his services as I know you will be fully satisfied! Thanks Mr Pandev you are officially my immigration lawyer!!”

- Sophia Thomas

“I have known Adrian since 2005. We went to the same University. I sought out Adrian's legal advice after learning he specializes in immigration law. Adrian helped my wife successfully petition for a TD visa. I would strongly recommend his services. In addition to being a knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer, Adrian looks out for his Client's best interests. I will definitely be using his services again in the future.”

- Yifei He

“Adrian Pandev went way beyond what I expected and was successful in getting a friend out on bond for an expired VISA. There were all kinds of communication difficulties because ICE moved my friend three times in less than two weeks. But, Adrian worked weekends and was successful in both getting the bond and also moving the court date out and to a different venue. He is an outstanding immigration attorney.”

- Connie Vance

“We were very much impressed the way he study the case and approach the clients. With his brilliant idea instead of getting my husband’s EAD within 90 days, we have been approved in two weeks. He is a very professional and highly knowledgeable person. I highly recommend him.”

- Sudharani Alamanda

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