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Philip J. Kleiner


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Philip  J. Kleiner

Philip J. Kleiner


Born in Wolfratshausen, Germany, Philip J. Kleiner brings a diverse and scholarly immigration background to BMK LLP. Mr. Kleiner earned his B.A. at Yeshiva University and his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School. He is currently admitted to practice in New York, Arizona, the U.S. District Courts of New York’s Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Kleiner’s many legal honors include attaining the highest possible rating of “AV” from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest standard of ethics.

An accomplished linguist who studied romance philology at Columbia University, Mr. Kleiner speaks seven languages, including French, Spanish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Romanian, and German. Mr. Kleiner is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has also served as Co-Chairman of AILA’s New York Chapter Visa Liaison, and as a member of AILA’s Congressional Liaison Committee and National Business Immigration Committee.

Mr. Kleiner has conducted courses in America and overseas, including lectures in Israel and at the American Management Association.  He has been a member of the British-American, German-American, Israel-American, Swiss-American, Swedish-American, and Netherlands-American Chambers of Commerce. In addition, he has lectured for online continuing legal education courses on immigration law and at a “Life After F-1 Visas” seminar at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. Kleiner has also served as a contributing writer for a Japanese newspaper.

CLE Lecturer on Immigration; Lecturer: Recipient, “Outstanding Achievement in a Specific Practice Area” for contributions to the field of immigration law by; Practicing Law Institute; Halfmoon Seminars; Medical Society of the State of New York; “Life After F-1 Visas,” SUNY at Stony Brook, N.Y.; Stanley Kaplan Institute. Contributing Writer on Immigration Law – Yomiuri America Shinbun Newspaper; Annual Seminar Course Leader: “Employing Foreign Nationals in the U.S. Course Leader, U.S. Immigration Law and Its Impact on Hiring Practices, American Management Association. Lecturer, “E-Start Up Companies,” Tel Aviv. Speaker: “Society of Human Resource Managers.”

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