About SMA Immigration and Consular Law Firm

SMA, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a distinguished U.S. immigration and consular law firm under the leadership of Steve Maggi, Esq. A Georgetown University Law Center alum and a previous associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Mr. Maggi’s expertise extends from years in global corporate and financial sectors. Driven by this experience, he established SMA Law Firm in Buenos Aires, Argentina, tailoring its services towards U.S. immigration and consular law. During its eight-year tenure there, SMA managed numerous petitions, covering investor, tourist, and business visas, while concurrently overseeing U.S.-based employment visas and green cards. Notably, they delve into the niche of waivers to address legal entry barriers into the U.S. With a commendable record of representing clients at around 50 U.S. embassies, SMA’s reach is vast.

In 2011, the New York office of SMA was inaugurated, and Mr. Maggi, who manages it now, aimed to amplify SMA’s global assistance capacity. The firm collaborates with franchisees and service-driven businesses to craft investment avenues for foreign nationals eyeing investor visas and EB-5 green cards. They also assist international enterprises keen on penetrating the U.S. market by facilitating the relocation of management and specialized staff.

Mr. Maggi’s perspective is enriched by his immigrant background and subsequent U.S. citizenship, granting him a dual understanding of immigration intricacies. Whether you’re in the U.S. or overseas, his expertise can guide you through. Direct any inquiries to smaggi@smalawyers.com. SMA: “Your bridge to the American dream.”

About Immigration Expert Steve Maggi, Esq.

sma law firm - steve maggiSteve Maggi, born in Bariloche, Argentina, and nurtured in the vibrant backdrop of New York City, is a Stuyvesant High School alumnus and holds a degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2001, he earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. Post-graduation, he honed his skills at law firms in Miami, Florida, delving into corporate, finance, real estate, and notably, immigration law.

It was during the summer of 1999, as a Georgetown student, that Mr. Maggi’s fervor for immigration law ignited. This spark came alive at Ayuda, Inc., an immigration clinic in Washington, D.C. Merely a month into his legal journey, he championed a political asylum case for two Togolese nationals. The subsequent summer, based in a Miami law firm, he expanded his proficiency in business immigration.

By 2004, Steve returned to his birthplace, Buenos Aires, and established SMA. The firm emphasized business and family visas, meticulously preparing petitions for the U.S. consulate, ranging from investor to tourist and business visas. Furthermore, he played an instrumental role in helping clients navigate past inadmissibilities arising from criminal histories or U.S. immigration breaches by leveraging waivers. He notably facilitated extreme hardship waivers, allowing U.S. citizens to reunite with deported family members.

A pivotal shift occurred in 2011 when Steve relocated to New York City, broadening SMA’s scope to cover immigration court challenges, encompassing deportation issues, cancellation of removal cases, and asylum requests. Additionally, he collaborates with franchisees and businesses, shaping investment avenues for foreign nationals aspiring for investor visas and green cards. He also aids global enterprises aiming to make inroads into the U.S. market.

Given his own journey from immigrant to U.S. citizen, Mr. Maggi’s insight into immigration intricacies is both deeply personal and profoundly professional.

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