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


01/ 09

“If I want to explain my experience with Adrian and his team in one word it’s just outstanding !! I truly couldn’t gather sufficient words to express my gratitude for their services for me and my family !! Adrian successfully submitted my E2 application in just about 3 days !! I suffered about two years for submitting this application but failed for the unprofessionalism of my previous Attorny. It was just a few days left and I could be in an illegal status if that day Adrian didn’t respond to my email and didn’t took my case with such a challenge to submit it in just 3 days ! It was during the pandemic time and I really didn’t have any other options ! If someone is not a kind person he will never took that responsibility and hassle in such a short time to save someone’s life ! And we successfully won it ! Not only that Adrian took my sons case and that was also a very scary challenge as my son‘s had before two times rejections for his us visa and finally Adrian with his knowledgeable and smart presentation also have successfully won the case too !!! My son two days ago got his F1 visa !! And I will be able to see him after about two years when soon he will be here in the USA . Adrian is a very very professional , knowledgeable , very smart in planning to decorate the case , he knows what exactly he wants to do for the achievements of his clients goal and so he can guide them very specifically and easily, he is very honest and friendly with his clients to make them comfortable to share their legal problems and he listens to them very carefully to advise them in a proper way ! Adrian is not only a very good Attorny but also a very kind and generous person I must say ! I definitely recommend Adrian and his team !!! When a person is blessed with both wisdom and kindness he definitely will create some magic in his works !! We are very lucky to have him as our attorney and also very proud of him !! Thank you so much Adrian and Pandev law team !!! ”

- R.K.

“My wife and I have been together for 6 years and during that length of time I have bee back and forth with USCIS on getting approval for my permanent resident and getting no where. I went on Google in search of an immigration attorney and came across Pandev Law. Based in the reviews I deside to try this lawyer to assist me. I was never disappointed, this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. When an attorney give an advice and gave his honest opinion whether it's what you want to hear or not, then you know he/ she is a very good one. Mr Pandev, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me and my family through our deepest time of need. I received our permanent resident card in the mail for me and my 2 children and it is valid for 10 years. You are one of the realest and best immigration attorney I have ever met. You are true to word and will forever be greatly appreciated for your job well done. Thank you”

- Dave Walker

“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 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. "Adrian - in a world that is often rushed and driven by greed, it is remarkable to find a human being with a great heart that made us feel like we were your only clients!! We are certain that is why your law practice enjoys the success it does! Thank-you for everything and we are available to any prospective client as a reference."”

- Michelle Fagan

“Mr. Adrian M Pandev impressed me with utmost professionalism, knowledge, experience and commitment. He was so quick and the entire process went on so smoothly and in a timely manner. My H1b extension was approved so quickly. Out of five immigration lawyers that I have come across in my previous petitions filings, I rank Mr. Pandev as the first and the best immigration lawyer that I have come across. Thank you very much Mr. Pandev for your courtesy, kindness, professionalism, communication and commitment. Your services are greatly appreciated and we wouldn't hesitate to hire you again in the future. Thank you again.”

- Prasad Venki

“Pandev Law is an exceptionally professional legal team that go above-and-beyond for their clients. Working personally with Adrian and Michael, I can say with certainty that Pandev Law is a legal team with exceptional knowledge of the industry, as they offer their clients trustworthy legal council and recommendations based on their experience. I'm appreciative of their services and am writing this review to say that if you are considering working with Pandev Law, you are already in good hands.”

- Jake Crossman

“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.Adrian is always a pleasure to work with and truly cares about your business as he does about your legal issues. ”

- Anshul Augnivansh

“You will be hard-pressed to find any service that is better than Pandev Law. They are extremely professional - the website is easy to navigate while packed with valuable information, you can easily schedule a call, and everyone is very reassuring, helpful, and responsive. Most importantly, they are able to get things done extremely efficient - it took them just about a week to get my LLC all up and running. I highly recommend them!”

- Khanh Nguyen

“I went to Adrian for an I-751 RFE and 6 months later I am a U.S. citizen! ... Adrian created a custom strategy tailoring to our not so traditional case. We all worked hard as a team and trusted Adrian as a leader. The Saturday before my Monday interview, he called to inform us of how interviews have happened across the US. Nowhere is the same these days. We were uber-prepared and accomplished the unexpected. ”

- Tino Nguyen Dinh

“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. ”

- Anvon Ferguson

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