Karyn Schiller, is of counsel to Bardavid Law, works out of her firm in White Plains. She represents a wide range of organizations including academic institutions, airline charter companies, international manufacturing conglomerates with subsidiaries in the US as well as media and high-tech companies. Her clients have included Hunter College, Queensborough College, Blaser Swisslube, Inc., Metromedia Technologies, Inc., Nice Shoes, LLC, McLagan (an Aon company), Gedney Farms to name but a few.
The focus of Ms. Schiller’s work is on both professional non-immigrant visas such as the H-1B, L-1 and O visas as well as securing permanent residency (“Green Cards”) for those of her clients who choose to remain the US. She is up-to-date on the latest developments with respect to the filing of PERM’s, EB-1 petitions for both Extraordinary Ability as well as Outstanding Professors and Researchers and uses her experience and judgment to analyze which process is most likely to quickly and successfully work for each and every client. In addition to her corporate practice, Karyn Schiller routinely represents spouses, parents, children (biological and adopted), siblings and fiancés in family-based petitions. Ms. Schiller has also counseled numerous prospective adoptive parents seeking to adopt children from foreign countries as well as adults who are raising undocumented children on behalf of family members and friends.
Starting in 1990 and for many years after, Karyn was a commercial litigator for prestigious firms. She spent five years at the premier firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City, and followed that up by representing US multinationals at the renowned Tel-Aviv firm of Herzog, Fox and Ne’eman.
Karyn is admitted to practice in the New York State Bar, the Israel Bar, and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She obtained her law degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science, one of the most selective universities in the world, and obtained her undergraduate degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.