P. Gagel, a former Fulbright Scholar in Latin America, has practiced immigration law for 20 years, representing clients across the U.S. and throughout the world, with a focus on corporate immigration law. He represents American and foreign businesses in obtaining the most appropriate temporary and permanent work visas for executives, professionals, and other skilled foreign workers. Mr. Gagel also provides family immigration services of all types, and handles asylum and refugee cases before the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Courts. Mr. Gagel has lived and worked for several years in Latin America, and has held both General Counsel and high-level executive positions at corporations with international operations.
Mr. Gagel received his
J.D. from Rutgers University Law School in 1982
and his B.A. in Political Science from Duke University
in 1977. He is a member of the American
Immigration Lawyers Association, the Inter-American
Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the New
York Bar, the District
of Colombia Bar, and the
New Jersey Bar. He is fluent in Spanish. Send
him an email.
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