The firm, which Mitchell Zwaik began with himself and a part-time secretary now has 8 attorneys, four offices, a support staff of over 20 trained professionals who speak eight languages, including Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Ukrainian, Turkish and Russian. Although Mr. Zwaik currently devotes most of his time to Business Immigration, he has built a formidable reputation for success in many other areas of immigration law, including asylum, Cancellation and waiver cases before the immigration courts, appeals to the federal courts, the Board of Immigration Appeal’s, and the Administrative Appeals Office and family law issues. Mitchell was admitted to the New York bar in April of 1980 and is currently admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Courts of New York and Pennsylvania.
The firm slogan: “Counseling Immigrants. Growing America” is not just a catchy phrase. They are the foundation on which this firm is built- the belief that America continues to grow stronger every day due to the contributions of immigrants from all over the world.
Mitchell practices out of the Ronkonkoma office.
Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Brockport, with a major in Philosophy. He received his Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, Supreme Court of New York, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, and he was the recipient of the Departmental Scholar Award in Philosophy at SUNY Brockport. Michael divides his time between the Ronkonkoma and Hampton Bays offices.
She has been a member of the NYS Bar since 1993. Melinda directed her own practice from 1995 until 2015, practicing immigration, criminal and real estate law. In 2015, her firm merged with Zwaik, Gilbert and Associates and she is now part of a group of lawyers dedicated to ensuring their clients receive the best advice and best service possible. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to criminal immigration, asylum, SIJ and asylum for children. Melinda works out of our Hampton Bays office and looks forward to meeting and working with you to develop the best strategy to ensure you win your case. Melinda has been a proud member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1996.
Anna has extensive experience in family-based immigration, removal defense, naturalization, adjustment of status and waivers of inadmissibility. Her ultimate goal is to provide the best representation to her clients, whether it is a consultation or a complex litigation matter. Anna is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
In her free time, Anna loves spending time with her family, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.
Anna is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and understands Spanish.
While working with Zwaik, Gilbert & Associates, Emine graduated Cum Laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and earned a Master of Laws in U.S Legal Studies. She is a proud recipient of two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Civil Procedure and Contracts. Emine specializes in Business Immigration and has vast experience working on investor visas and employment-based immigration matters.
Emine is fluent in Turkish.
Diego feels identified with our clients and takes each case with responsibility since he personally had an immigration case. His commitment to the clients is to always be persistent and innovative with each case.
In his free time, Diego loves playing Latin Jazz and learning how to play new instruments. He likes kayaking and hiking with his wife and son.