Hitendra R. Patil
I am living my American Dream through an O-1 Visa – all thanks to the guidance and professional handling of my petition by Steve Maggi Esq. of SMA Law Firm.

Despite having extraordinary talent, and years of experience, I had almost given up on my American Dream, till I met Steve.

I do not know if I should call it luck or destiny that someone introduced me to Steve and then I met Steve in person. That was the start of my journey to achieve my American dream.

Now, I have my O1 visa on my passport and am in the US for taking up a challenging assignment that does thorough justice to my talent!

It all still feels like a dream, but I know it is a reality now. All thanks to Steve!

Steve is truly an expert immigration attorney. He and his team are highly competent. Throughout the process, Steve tirelessly guided and assisted me with every step in the process. He prepared the best case that can ever be presented given my background and experiences. My case was approved (with premium processing fees) in just 4 days! I am grateful to Steve and his team.

He has in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of the U.S. immigration law, and he is lightning quick to understand your specific background and how the immigration law applies to your specific case. Steve takes professional responsibility to do the best possible thing to enhance your chances of success.

The O1 visa process can be long, arduous and stressful. I feel fortunate that Steve was by my side all through it.

My only regret – I wish I had met Steve a decade ago!

In my life, I go by very high standards of performance. I do not causally get impressed by routine work. Only the best of the best can make a mark on my mind. I rarely recommend people to others and I do so only when I am 100% convinced of their capabilities. This is because I know that people will trust my word and take actions in their lives and I do not want a single human being to feel let down even 0.01% by trusting my word. I have no doubt that Steve is a person whose performance is of the absolute highest standard.

I highly encourage you to pursue your American dream and let Steve help you achieve it. I absolutely recommend Steve and SMA Law Firm for any case in relation to US Immigrations Law.

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Highly recommend this law firm! I had complicated H-1B visa case that mishandled by the previous attorney! Steve stepped in at the request for evidence phase, and devised a strategy and wrote a convincing letter to get the visa approved. I can’t be happier! Waiting for my documents now

Chevalier Alexis

Chevalier Alexis
I have used the services of Steve Maggi for my O-1 visa. With absolutely no regret.
Steve and his assistants are highly efficient and professional. He takes time to talk to you on the phone whenever you need and makes sure he answers all your questions, he gets back to emails on the same day, sometimes just five minutes later, which is unlike many other lawyers I have heard about.

Many friends of mine are still struggling with their O-1 visas (even though they started the process way before me) and I can proudly say that I got mine thanks to Steve’s strong advice, care and knowledge. On top of having elaborated a strategy that paid off in a short amount of time, Steve’s attorney fees are cheaper than those of my friends’ lawyers.

To anyone in need of a visa, let Steve Maggi handle it!

Bridgette Kern

Bridgette Kern
a month ago
Steve really helped my husband and I with the green card application process. Steve is an expert who knows his stuff, and led us perfectly every step of the way. The immigration process can be complicated, expensive and scary, but Steve is affordable, empathetic, knowledgeable, economical and practical. Thanks to his guidance, all the complications were made easy and doable. Thanks Steve for being there for us and for being a kind and honest lawyer. We are really fortunate to have found you!

Maximiliano Scotover

Maximiliano Scotover
a month ago
I would like to thank Steve Maggi and at the same time, highly recommend him to anyone seeking an Immigration Attorney.
Steve helped me obtain my H1B Visa, which can be a very confusing process requiring not only a U.S.Immigration attorney’s knowledge and attention to detail, but also, organization and excellent communication and follow-up skills.
He definitely goes above and beyond in order to help achieve the goals of his clients.
Thank you, Steve, for your honesty, integrity, insightfulness and tireless efforts in helping me to obtain my H1B Visa.

Astrid Montaño

Astrid Montaño
a month ago
Steve habla fluidamente español y eso me alegró desde un principio porque aunque mi esposa habla inglés yo no sabía hablarlo en ese entonces. Es una persona con gran experiencia y nos acompañó con gran profesionalidad en todo el proceso para la obtención de la green card. Mi esposa y yo estamos muy agradecidas por su trabajo, lo recomendamos ampliamente.

Ilse Renée Herrera

Ilse Renée Herrera
a month ago
My wife just got her permanent resident status in the mail! We are sooo so happy to have chosen SMA Law Firm for her I-130 Adjustment of Status! Steve was amazingly helpful and always very responsive and communicative of every single detail in our process. He made it so easy to understand the kind of paperwork we needed, went over it with us in person, was very patient with me when I panicked about any specific question (I’m a paranoid perfectionist with all things legal) and made us feel like we were in the best hands.

As a same-sex couple, were a little scared of what the process might be like or if it would be any different given that marriage equality had been recently passed across the board! To anyone in our situation I say: Fear not! Steve is your guy! ? I am so satisfied with his work, and wouldn’t hessitate to recommend him to my best friends. Ok, gotta go celebrate that our approval notice came!!!!!!!!!

Sherri Andrews

Sherri Andrews
a month ago
Steve Maggi did an amazing job of helping us through the process of completing an H-1B application. He patiently guided us through the lengthy and time-consuming paperwork process. We actually received our approval last week and couldn’t be more satisfied with his work. We would gladly recommend him to anyone in need of an H-1B or other Visa.

Stephanie Xia

Stephanie Xia
a month ago
I have known Steve Maggi for several years. He has served as a mentor to many international students, among whom I was included, and has helped them navigate the waters of H-1B visas, OPT and future employment, and counseled me and others and helped them get the visas they need. He is very dedicated and professional and among the best in his industry and I recommended to anyone who needs immigration help or has the “American Dream”.

Stelios Hatzakis

Stelios Hatzakis
a month ago
Steve is a very knowledgeable and experienced immigrations attorney. He and his team are extremely helpful and effective legal counselors and advisers and have been offering me focused and insightful advise throughout. Steve has guided and assisted me with success and I am very thankful to him and his team. I highly recommend Steve and SMA Law Firm for any case in relation to US Immigrations Law.

Robert Kramer

Robert Kramer
3 months ago
Due to circumstances out of my control, my visa application got denied twice. I also could not apply for an ESTA anymore and visit the USA. Four years later my company got me in touch with Steve. He helped me to make a case, collected all my documents and wrote a fantastic letter for me to present to the consulate. We had a lot of contact via e-mail and he even coached me via a Skype video session. He answered all my questions and gave me all the confidence I needed. Although I was nervous during my interview, his trust in me helped me through it. Words cannot describe how happy I was when told that my visa application got approved and when my passport was delivered home a few days later with that important paper. Thank you very much Steve for believing in me. New York here I come!

Eva Du Monteil

Eva Du Monteil
4 months ago
Steve is fantastic!! If you’re looking to work with the best immigration attorney, look no further and go to Steve with your eyes closed. As someone who had previously hired the wrong lawyer, I can vouch for Steve’s expertise, genuine commitment to his clients, and outstanding services.

I retained his services on two occasions, first for an H3 training visa, and second for a green card. Every time, he provided excellent service, helped me understand the processes and requirement, and guided me expertly to complete the procedures. Both cases were handled very, very quickly. That’s because Steve is organized and will tell you exactly what you need to provide, what you need to say, and won’t waste time filing your petition.

He’s also very knowledgeable about U.S. immigration law and well aware of any changes that can affect your case. Mostly, Steve genuinely cares about you and your case and is very creative in helping you find a visa that is right for your situations. In my case, he was the ONLY attorney who suggested I did an H3 visa… None of the 10+ lawyers I had called prior to being referred to him even mentioned or knew what it was!

This process is stressful, but now that it’s over, I’m really glad I went through with it. I highly encourage you to pursue it and let Steve take away the stress of the procedure.

Patrick JAMES

Patrick JAMES
5 months ago
We got our E2 visas flawlessly (with the new process) thanks to Steve, very professional and friendly at the same time. We just had to respect what Steve asked us to get it.
As planned, when the file was completed ,we went to the American embassy in Paris and received our passports with the E2 visas three days later. We highly recommend SMA law firm ! 5 stars !

Victoria D

Victoria D
5 months ago
Steve helped my husband and I through the process of adjustment of my status (green card). He did an exceptional job in providing us all information, filling in our papers and consulting us on the process. The process went very smoothly and we had a great support all the way from Steve.
It was a pleasure to work with him and I would recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a good lawyer!

Michelle Manchir

Michelle Manchir
6 months ago
My husband and I worked with Steve on an adjustment of status case for a green card and also employment authorization. He was thorough, efficient and professional, and we received the green card in record time following our interview. We would highly recommend him for anyone seeking help with immigration cases. A+

Rodolfo Lopez

Rodolfo Lopez
6 months ago
Really professional services. Every detail is taken care of, minimum work on customer side. All messages I left were ALWAYS answered. What else could you ask for? Highly recommendable.

Yaniv Kalish

Yaniv Kalish
7 months ago
I have been working with Steve Maggi for 4 years on a variety of visa issues. Steve has won every case for me and have been very professional. I’ve referred many of my friends to Steve as I know they will be in good hands.

Lauren S

Lauren S
7 months ago
Steve Maggi at SMA Law Firm was recommended to us by a family member. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism I encountered from Steve and his staff. I appreciated that he took the time to answer all of my many questions and I really felt like our case was in good hands.

Steve helped my husband apply for an immigrant visa to the US from Kuwait and while many people said it would take at least a year, the visa was issued within 9 months. I would recommend SMA Law Firm for anyone who is looking for a competent immigration attorney.

Rocco Baldassarre

Rocco Baldassarre
7 months ago
I was helped by SMA while applying for an E2 Visa. SMA was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. At first, they helped me with precious tips regarding the business plan and they always made me feel well taken care of as we moved forward with my case.

We were given a rough time in the interview at the embassy in Rome by a person who seemed like she was hell-bent on denying all petitions and we were required to create additional reports documenting my activity. SMA took control of it and in less than a week we were called in for a second interview and received our visa.

I can certainly say that they know what they are doing and know immigration law inside out. I recommend SMA to anyone looking for the best immigration lawyers in the market.

Karina Joubert

Karina Joubert
7 months ago
Going through any immigration process always seems scary and very complicated, Steve helped us with our family-based adjustment case and not only was it hassle free and easy but we got a positive outcome a lot sooner than expected! I would definitely recommend SMA Law firm to any going through any form of immigration process as they are professional and friendly and always respond to any e-mail, phone call or query you might have.

M. L.

M. L.
8 months ago
I was referred to Steve Maggi “SMA Law Firm'” after my disastrous experience with another attorney who did not understand the complexity of my case. After meeting with Steve Maggi I had no doubt that he was the right attorney for my complex case I-751 Waiver Petition, which was particularly complex due to a short duration of my marriage (6 months). Although the case was filed by another attorney, Steve agreed to take over the case and give me an opportunity to present the complete picture to the USCIS. I am delighted to report that my case was approved without an interview due to Steve’s professionalism and attention to details. I highly recommend SMA Law Firm to any individual or company that is in search of an experienced immigration attorney.

Ruben Ayala

Ruben Ayala
8 months ago
I highly recommend Steve Maggi and SMA Law Firm.
Steve helped me to obtain my E-2 Visa under time pressure and complicated circumstances. His guidance, support and experience were of paramount importance to get positive results in a relative short period of time. Steve is not only a great and knowledgable Law professional, but also a great person who really cares about his clients.

Morgane Gervais

Morgane Gervais
8 months ago
Steve helped me to get my H-3 training visa. We received a very long and difficult request for evidence and he worked very hard on it, coming up with very good arguments which were successful in convincing USCIS to approve the petition. I am very grateful to Steve for all his hard work and dedication. If it were not for his efforts and great work, I would not be in the U.S. now.

Conrad Benham

Conrad Benham
8 months ago
I have nothing but accolades for Steve Maggi and his team at SMA Law Firm. Steve helped me devise and execute a smooth transition from one employer to another. The team assisted in preparing documentation for my E3 visa appointment at a US Consulate in Australia. All of my phone and email questions were promptly and extensively answered. I heartily recommend Steve and the crew at SMA Law Firm, they helped me rest easy knowing I was in good hands.

Allen Ackerman

Allen Ackerman
9 months ago
Professional, thorough and on point.

Shilpa Sethi

Shilpa Sethi
9 months ago
Steve is the best decision I made for my L1 visa. He is efficient and cares for his clients. I was terribly slow with responses because I was busy setting up and he took over and even pushed me so we got it all done in time. I highly recommend working with Steve and his great team.

Olga Konina

Olga Konina
9 months ago
I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who needs immigration advice or help. He assisted me through my case, answered every one of my dozens of questions and took all of my multiples calls. He was always polite, responsive, patient and knowledgeable. A great experience and result.

Erica Manni

Erica Manni
a year ago
Steve Maggi really helped me in the process of getting my 0-1 approved ! I am from Italy and I decided to apply for the 0-1 after 3 years, and Steve did a wonderful job to put my case together and make it really strong. The artist visa is notoriously hard to get and from 2015 the rules have been even harder. Steve Maggi and Lora Minicucci really did some magic with my case !! If you are looking for a great immigration Lawyer, Steve Maggi is who you want to work with. -Erica

Lars Ivar Kristianslund

Lars Ivar Kristianslund
a year ago
I just received my E2 investor visa. Steve helped me through the whole process from investing to start up, making sure everything was done correctly. He is highly professional and care for people. He is someone you can trust 100% and I highly recommend him as a immigration lawyer. Thankful there is such people out there.

Sara Zebovitz

Sara Zebovitz
a year ago
Steve Maggi offered advice and guidance throughout a bad experience with another lawyer, and then through work with him directly. He worked quickly and smoothly for a fast turnaround — exactly what was needed. Definitely recommend.

Bernard Armoo

Bernard Armoo
a year ago
SMA Law Firm is the right law firm to use for your H1B visa petitions. Mr. Steve Maggi knows what he is doing. He offered an exceptional and professional service to obtain my H1B visa. It was a tough one (especially, after you have submitted your H1B petition and they respond by asking for more evidence), but Mr. Maggi was involved from begining to the end, and just a phone call or email away. Mr. Maggi understood how important it was to be granted this H1B visa, and he showed it through his work.

Damian Rodrigo Olivera Bergallo

Damian Rodrigo Olivera Bergallo
a year ago
I was denied my green card twice before I met Steve Maggi and once he started to work it only took 6 months to get my green card and make my dream of come to America true. I have been in the country for almost 3 years now and he is always working with me to keep my documents right and in time. He is a great professional. Thank you so much Steve!

Estefania Pereira

Estefania Pereira
a year ago
Me puse en contacto con Steve en el 2010 cuando me llego una notificacion de inmigracion que tenia que brindar mas informacion sobre mi caso. Sin saber, mi caso fue presentado por una paralegal y no por un abogado, ahi empezo todo mi problema. Steve se hizo cargo de mi caso e hizo todo lo posible en menos de 2 semanas. Presento mi caso de forma correcta, con toda la informacion que era necesaria y asi fue como me aprobaron y consegui mi permiso de trabajo dentro de los Estados Unidos. En el 2012 me volvi a mi pais en el medio de mi proceso migratorio, eso hizo que se me pusiera una restriccion de 10 años para volver a los Estados Unidos. Una vez mas, Steve fue a mi rescate, explicandome todas las opciones y lo que debiamos hacer. Me dijo que no era algo facil pero tampoco imposible. Asi fue como en 6 meses juntamos toda la informacion necesaria para presentar mi waiver 601. Inmigraciones solo tardo 3 meses en aprobarme y pude volver sin ningun problema a los Estados Unidos. Hoy en dia resido en Miami con mi green card y sin ningun problema. Sin Steve nunca hubiese logrado esto. Si realmente necesitan ayuda con temas migratorios, deben contactar a Steve, van a obtener los resultados que desean.

Gustavo G

Gustavo G
a year ago
Great professional assistance, I got what I needed in a timely manner.

Joy Cheng

Joy Cheng
a year ago
Steve helped me with my H1B visa and I trusted him a lot!
He is very helpful and attentive. He was very willing to answer all my questions during the process.
If you need someone to do your immigration visa, Steve is your best choice.

Richard de Booij

Richard de Booij
a year ago
SMA Law Firm was very decisive and clear in obtaining our company visa.
The company has good personnel / lawyers and always very responsive.
I clearly confirm our choice for SMA Law Firm.

Kofi Aidoo

Kofi Aidoo
a year ago
Steve Maggi helped me get my citizenship! After many years of struggling with USCIS Steve helped me make my application and without his intervention I wouldn’t have ended the struggle and nightmare and received my citizenship.

Lina Ramirez

Lina Ramirez
a year ago
Steve Maggi Esq., how would I describe him? I would say extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, honest, hardworking and trust worthy. These were all things I was looking for in an immigration attorney and found in him and with his firm. He was able to reunite my husband and I with his daughter (my step-daughter) after many years of separation. Steve Maggi worked hard submitting all paperwork and documentation needed for her petition before turning 21 years of age and even being faced with a couple of unexpected hurdles along the way from immigration and the consulate he was able to get our daughter approved for her permanent resident visa. I am thrilled to inform that our daughter will be arriving to the U.S.in a couple of weeks. This is all thanks to the above attributes I mentioned Mr. Maggi has. If not for his in-depth knowledge and hard work our daughter’s arrival would not be possible. I appreciate his honesty because he never promised something he could not deliver. He did not guarantee anything and I liked that because there aren’t any guarantees in life. Honestly, I would not have wanted him as our attorney if he said don’t worry this is a sure thing,. He is compassionate because he understands the need of the client and their reason for needing his services and is ready willing and able to answer any questions you may have. He goes above and beyond and I am very happy to have had him as our attorney and working on our daughter’s case. I will forever be grateful to him as the person who worked tirelessly to reunite a daughter with her family. I would definitely recommend him and actually already have and will continue to do so.

Thank you so much Mr. Maggi!! Simply put, You are THE BEST!!!!!!! 

AutoRemind

AutoRemind
a year ago
Steve can maximize your chances! I am the CEO of a Danish company that decided to establish an American office. During the application process I was denied a US VISA twice. I worked with two different immigration lawyers who unsuccessfully tried to help with my issue. In a conversation with the Danish foreign ministry I was advised to talk to Steve Maggi, so he came highly recommended. After telling Steve my story about my VISA problems, he devised a plan for an E2-VISA. In only two months I received my E2-VISA. I am extremely happy that I can help my company grow while creating jobs in the US. If you are considering getting a US VISA, you should definitely talk to Steve. It is hard to get a VISA, but Steve can guide you in the process and maximize your chances!

Haan Adrienne

Haan Adrienne
a year ago
Dedication, trust and reliability:

In this day and age I have found it extremely difficult to find a lawyer who is trustworthy and honest. If you try to find a lawyer who fits your needs, you will be disappointed most of the time since most of them are simply always only about money and not about YOU or your case. I have found the OPPOSITE when I fist met Steve Maggi. Steve Maggi is not only highly professional, but he is a very kind and extraorinary person who always has an open ear for his clients and makes you feel very comfortable. Many may think: “Okay, that’s great! But can he get the job done?” – YES, HE CAN!!! And more so. If it had not been for Steve Maggi, I would hev never even tried out for my greencard. I would have never believed it was worth my time and money. Nevertheless, after a very short consultation I trusted the situation because Steve was able to convince me it was worth a try since I had a very strong case. He NEVER made any promises though and that’s what I liked. Most other lawyers would promise you anything to gain a new client. Not so him. I had to put in the work, of course, but through the long and complicated process, Steve Maggi was very helpful and dedicated, always answered all of my questions (and trust me, there were MANY!). He never made me feel uncomfortable and I must also say that his fees were reasonable. From day one until the day I received my greencard, he was always the lawyer I expected him to be or more. When we filed my case, I was approved in only 2 days! Obviously something that does not happen often. I worked hard to get all the paperwork done. We started in June 2014 and I was approved on September 30, 2014. A turbo boost is what people said.
Since then, I have recommended Steve Maggi and his team to several of my friends who have also all been happy working with him. So would I recommend Steve Maggi as your immigration lawyer? You bet I would!

Z. Lucas

Z. Lucas
a year ago
Steve is attentive, efficient and reliable. When I got busy and slow to respond, he stayed on top of me ensuring that we met all deadlines. He went above and beyond and really simplified what is a very complicated process. My #1 recommendation.

Noemi Rotllan

Noemi Rotllan
a year ago
I’m writting this review in order to help people that are not sure which attorney to hire. SMA Law Firm is the one to choose. They are excellent professionals and they know what to do. I got my visa 0-1 thanks to them. This is what refers to their work; however SMA firm has a team of people that also cares people, which is not common in this field of sharks. If I have any problems in a future I would choose them again! I will strongly recommend SMA firm.

Vlad Kastelyansky

Vlad Kastelyansky
a year ago
I’m using services of Mr. Maggi’s law firm for a while now. Alway exceptional. Very professional and attentive. They are really making things happen for you.

Maria Alejandra Giorsetti

Maria Alejandra Giorsetti
a year ago
I have used SMA for my family petition, which was approved quickly, as well as the removal of conditions application, which will give me my permanent residence. I plan on using SMA for my citizenship application as well. Steve has been very efficient throughout all these processes, showing in-depth knowledge of the process and creating very convincing and professional petitions, as well as accompanying us to our interview to make sure everything went smoothly. Steve understands that the outcomes of these family petitions are life-changing, and treats every case as if it were his own family. I recommend him highly to anyone who wants to make their life in the U.S. and needs a visa or a green card. He will give you the best chance possible and will do so with honesty and integrity.

Emad Aziz

Emad Aziz
a year ago
Steve Maggi and his team at SMA Law firm are highly knowledgeable and professional. we were told by other attorneys that it was a lengthy and time-consuming process, but we needed to apply on a very short, tight, deadline so we needed a better solution than what they were offering.

We were referred to Steve as being great at coming up with creative and effective solutions, so we hired him. Thanks to his guidance and hard work, diligence and professionalism, we were able to and submit a complete package in a few short weeks, meeting our short deadline, and we managed to get our E-2 status approved in a record-breaking one day! Now we can run our business and live in the U.S. thanks to SMA!

rodolfo lopez

rodolfo lopez
a year ago
Excellent professionals! I never left a message or sent a mail without receiving a feedback within the day. Highly recommendable.

Belen Araneda

Belen Araneda
3 years ago
It was an immense privilege and blessing to work with Steve from SMA Law Firm. He is extremely knowledgeable and he handled my case with a lot of care and expertise. He was very personable and showed himself to be very trustworthy from the first meeting we had. Everything worked out perfectly with my case and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Even after the case, he followed up with me and he has truly shown that he cares about his clients. I would highly recommend him and I know, without a doubt, that I will use his services again if/when needed.

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