Why do we specialize in Real Estate and Immigration services?


For over thirty-five years The Margolis Law Firm has been providing quality legal services in two areas: transactional real estate (commercial and residential) and US immigration law, mainly for business people. The roots of this practice extend downward in New York law firm genealogy to the (then) well-known international corporate firm of Whitman & Ransom, founded by Charles S. Whitman the forty-first Governor of the State of New York. As a junior associate of that firm, Jeff was asked to divide his time between real estate matters and corporate immigration cases. So his morning was spent working on a midtown tower office lease and afternoon drawing up a visa petition for an international businessman.

In 1982, when Jeff Margolis launched his own firm, it was natural for him to focus on these two specialties, and over the years, with foreign investment in US real estate a hallmark of the New York scene and even more recently with the explosive growth of the EB-5 Investor Visa program, the Firm has been and remains uniquely positioned to work with both domestic and international clients targeting New York for business growth.

Our new website –with kudos to our talented designer, John Bloch (John Bloch Design) and developer, Josh Fialkoff (Forward Jump Marketing)–provides an overview of our services and personnel as well as basic real estate and immigration law information in an easily accessible manner. We invite you to browse and if you have any questions or would like a consultation, please contact us by phone or email.

We hope that you will find our new website useful and look forward to being of assistance.

Jeffrey A. Margolis
Founding Principal