Attorney Chris Benischek offers counsel and legal representation in business immigration matters, particularly treaty-based work visas, as well as investment-based work visas and permanent residency. He offers the same in family-based immigration matters, with particular emphasis upon cancellation of removal and waivers of inadmissibility (the I-601 waiver).

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Our primary professional focus is on E visas pursuant to treaty, which include the E-1 treaty trader visa, the E-2, treaty investor visa, and the E-3, professional or “specialty occupation” visa, this last limited to Aussies; and on investment-based green cards, including EB-1 (for persons of extraordinary ability), EB-2 (particularly national interest waivers, advanced-degree professionals and those persons of “exceptional ability”) and EB-5 (investor) permanent-resident petitions. These categories have the advantage of avoiding the long waits for green cards typically facing unskilled, skilled and even other professional workers. Please contact us for more information on such matters.

Our secondary focus is on family-based matters, with a particular emphasis on cancellation of removal and waivers of inadmissibility. We also routinely handle marriage-based petitions, adjustment of status, and DACA Dream Act petitions. Please contact us to arrange a consultation. 

Thirdly, our focus is on religious-based visas (the R-1) and permanent residency (the EB-4). Mr. Benischek also takes on from time to time pro-bono cases, past examples of which range from Palestinian refugees to Catholic religious under the vow of poverty ad majorem gloriam Dei. 

Please be advised nothing on this site should or can be construed as legal advice in your particular case, nor should any person make any legal decision based upon anything herein. Rather, if you seek legal advice on your immigration matter, kindly arrange for a consultation with this office. We would be pleased to be of service. Thank you.

Experience & Training

Chris Benischek has been practicing immigration law since 1994. He has represented corporations and individuals before immigration tribunals, and state and federal courts. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Law License

Chris Benischek is admitted to practive law in New York, New Jersey, and Colorado. Although based in New York, as immigration law is a federal matter, Mr. Benischek may represent clients on cases that will not be filed in New York.


Mr. Benischek regularly represents clients here in the United States and abroad at U.S. consulates and embassies in Europe, Mexico and world-wide.

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Areas of Representation

Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law Chris Benischek offers counsel and representation in treaty trader and investor visas (E-1, E-2, and E-3 for Australians); investment-based permanent residency, such as the EB-5 classification; greencards for persons of extraordinary ability and professionals with advanced degrees; family-based immigration matters; and overcoming bars to inadmissibility or adjustment of status.

Areas of Representation include:

Treaty-trader and investor visas (E-1, E-2) 
Other Treaty Visas (E-3) 
Religious Worker Visas 
EB-5 investment-based permanent residency 
Permanent residency for advanced degree professional and those of extraordinary ability 
Family Immigration 
Deportation Defense, including Asylum and Bond hearings 
Waivers of Inadmissibility and Cancellation of Removal 

Please contact us for to arrange a consultation or for more information.

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448 East 116th Street New York, N.Y. 10029


(646) 248-2800

Chris Benischek, a graduate of Notre Dame Law School in 1994, has been practicing law since 1994. He has extensive experience in complex civil litigation and immigration matters, and has represented Fortune 500 corporations and high-networth persons before immigration tribunals and state and federal courts. He spent four years in-house in the corporate world as deputy general counsel at a 700-man financial institution handling all immigration matters, as well as corporate matters including political lobbying on Capitol Hill, before returning to his own immigration firm in 2008. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Benischek is Of Counsel to Cytowski LLC, an international business law firm with offices in New York and Warsaw, Poland.
Mr. Benischek is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Colorado. He is also admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Second Circuit, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. 
Although based in New York, Mr. Benischek can (and does) represent clients on cases that will not be filed in New York, because immigration law is a federal matter. He regularly takes on representations for clients in other States or abroad, and is comfortable with long-distance representation via the internet. He represents clients here in the United States, abroad, and at U.S. consulates or embassies in Europe, Africa, the Far East, Down Under, and Mexico and the rest of Latin America. 
J. D. Notre Dame Law School, 1994 
Graduate studies in philosophy, the Catholic University of America 
B. A. in history from Vassar College 
Regis High School, New York City 
Honors and awards:
Three-year fellowship in philosophy, the Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C.


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Phone: (646) 248-2800

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