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


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Being an F1-international student, it was intimidating for me to go through the process of legal work done to form my LLC. 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

It was a great experience to have Mr. Pandev as attorney to represent my case. Never disappointed and always available. Very encouraging and answered every small question without delay on time every time. The very best immigration attorney to approach. Very professional, respectful and kind. Thank you Mr. Pandev!

- Yesuratnam Nethala

I was blessed to have found Mr. Adrian to help us with our case! It was pleasant working with him, he helped us prepare for and attended our green card interview. I am sure that his work and preparation helped us get approved. He is a fantastic immigration lawyer, I couldn't thank you more sir!

- Jcyce Santos

I am so happy to have worked with Adrian Pandev and his team on my E-2 visa! I personally have nightmares thinking about any legal matters and Pandev Law just makes this job easy and even pleasant! Very professional and knowledgeable, he handled my case perfectly with no problems or complications. Would recommend him any time!

- Velina Miteva

Adrian provided me and my husband the best professional and compassionate service of any attorney we have ever had. He is LGBT friendly and would be the only immigration attorney I recommend to combat today’s difficult policies. We had a quick green card approval through his hard work and dedication. This man actually cares about his clients. Thank you Adrian!

- Daniel Levine

Adrian Pandev is an excellent immigration lawyer who works diligently to ensure that his clients’ needs are taking care of in a timely manner. Not only that, Mr Pandev is a great communicator who helped my family and me with my employment Green Card. With his expert knowledge and attentiveness I was able to feel hopeful about the best outcome for each step. Mr Pandev is a great lawyer and because of this, we were APPROVED with our Permanent Resident card.

- Camille Davis

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 again!

- Prasad Venki

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 kindness from a member of the law fraternity.

- Michelle Fagan

One of the best immigration lawyers around. He is very helpful and polite, knowledgeable and up to date and most importantly, he really cares about every client. I thank Adrian so much for helping me successfully get my marriage based green card. My husband and I couldn't be happier!

- Sofia Lotscher

I would definitely recommend Pandev Law to foreign individuals seeking any kind of legal advice or services. I am a F1 international student in the US and currently exploring differently visas after graduation. Adrian Pandev is very helpful and knowledgeable.

- Eva Sko

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New York Office - Downtown

One World Trade Center, Suite 8500

New York, NY 10007

(212) 220-6652

New York Office - Midtown

600 Third Avenue, Floor 2

New York, NY 10016

(646) 354-3780

Charleston Office

170 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 779-6607

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