There is no substitute for quality. Over the years, the Cleveland Immigration Attorneys at Sharon & Kálnoki have exceeded the expectations of their clients with attention to detail combined with in-depth knowledge of the nuances of immigration law. Service is our top priority. Our mission is to deliver quality work product, provide well-reasoned counsel, and respond promptly to our clients.
Co-founder Michael H. Sharon has been an immigration attorney since 1985 and has been recognized by clients, peers, and government agency officials for his efficiency, clarity, creativity, and expertise. He has earned numerous accolades and is preeminent in the field.
Partner Stacy E. Cozart has been practicing immigration law since 2000 and has built a reputation as one of the foremost experts in the field. She is currently the Ohio Chapter Chair for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has recently been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of immigration law.
For over 15 years partner Michael M. Jolic has been working in the field of immigration law. His extensive knowledge and ingenuity, in addition to his accumulated experience in employment and family -based immigration, with a focus on physician-related immigration, situate him at the top of the field.
Prior to her retirement, co-founder Anikó T. Kálnoki practiced immigration law for approximately 20 years. Widely recognized as one of the top immigration attorneys, she was also active in the community and was honored by NAWBO as a top ten business owner in northeast Ohio. Though retired, she is still in close contact with the firm.
This group of hard working, dedicated attorneys and their experienced support staff, provides superior legal counsel and representation that has continued to leave clients satisfied. When dealing with Sharon & Kálnoki, one can expect honest, straight-forward, understandable, and reasonable interactions.
DACA Update (September 6, 2017)
This week the Trump administration announced that it will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or “DACA”). Under the program, people who came to the United States as children and met several key guidelines would not face deportation for two years, a period which could be renewed. Immigrants who were approved would also be eligible for work authorization. Since 2012, nearly 800,000 DACA recipients have received approval to go to school and work legally in the United States.
The immediate fallout from this announcement is that the USCIS has stopped processing any initial DACA applications effective September 5, 2017. USCIS will continue processing applications already accepted prior to September 5, 2017. Applications for renewal filed by DACA beneficiaries whose status expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 will be processed provided these applications are submitted to USCIS and accepted on or before October 5, 2017. Applications for DACA renewal received by USCIS after October 5, 2017 will be rejected. USCIS also announced that DACA recipients with lost, stolen or destroyed employment authorization documents may request a replacement through the normal process. All applications for advance parole filed by DACA recipients will no longer be processed and the USCIS will refund advance parole application filing fees for currently pending applications.
Following the most recent action by the Trump administration, DACA’s fate now lies in the hands of Congress, which can choose to act to protect the program within the next six months. President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he may revisit DACA if Congress fails to act. Sharon & Kalnoki will continue to monitor DACA developments.
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Co-Founder Michael H. Sharon has been in the practice of Immigration Law since 1985, has been selected by Ohio Super Lawyers as a “Super Lawyer” annually, since 2006 and by Inside Business as a “Leading Lawyer in Immigration Law” and is recognized by peers and government agency officials for his expertise
Attorney Stacy E. Cozart has been an Immigration Law practitioner since 2000 and she has the honor of annual selection by Ohio Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the field of Immigration Law.
Attorney Michael M. Jolic has been working in the field of immigration law for 20 years, as a paralegal and now as a lawyer. He has accumulated outstanding experience in employment based immigration, especially related to physician immigration.
Prior to her retirement, co-Founder Anikó T. Kálnoki practiced Immigration Law since 1992. She was named by Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys practicing Immigration Law and was chosen by NAWBO as a top ten business owner in northeast Ohio. Though retired, she is still in close contact with the firm.