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Daniel Aharoni and Partners LLP

Daniel Aharoni and Partners LLP is a boutique law firm that focuses on business and family immigration and naturalization.  The firm has particular expertise in representing artists, entertainers, creatives, entrepreneurs, business executives and other individuals of ‘extraordinary ability and achievement.’  

The firm was founded in 1981 by Daniel Aharoni, rated A/V by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and featured in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  Today the firm is helmed by Lauren DeBellis Aviv and Aja Pardini following attorney Daniel’s retirement and transition to an Of Counsel role. 

Lauren and Aja, together, have over 25 years of experience in law practice and maintain the firm’s tradition of providing expert legal services to a diverse and vibrant roster of clients.  Each is frequently invited to lecture on immigration issues before AILA and other prestigious organizations and universities, and have been recognized by Super Lawyers and by Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration. 

Lauren started her career as a criminal defense trial attorney at The Legal Aid Society in Manhattan, and she remains deeply committed to pro bono work.  From 2008 to 2011 and again from 2018 to 2020, Lauren served as the Co-Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's ("AILA") NY Chapter's Pro Bono Committee. She also served as a liaison on AILA's National Pro Bono Committee and as the Co-Chair of Action Group Network’s NY Immigration Group.  

Aja’s near exclusive focus on artists of extraordinary ability throughout her career ensures that the firm remains abreast of even minor shifts in immigration trends. She also has extensive experience in other employment-based and family-based immigration matters. An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and previous Co-Chair of the Local Government Liaison Committee for the NY Chapter, Aja also served as Co-Chair of Action Group Network’s NY Immigration Group and maintains a roster of pro bono artist clients in partnership with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA). 

Daniel Aharoni and Partners LLP has established itself as an authority on nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for artists and professionals of extraordinary ability and enjoys an impeccable reputation for achieving client goals with the highest levels of professionalism, customer service, and responsiveness to clients across a broad range of artistic and creative fields.