"Jack and Helen Brown" were considering a move from Queens to Long Island. They were however concerned about the school district, and moving further away from elderly parents. The Browns consulted with Scott Shelkin after locating a house. Mr. Shelkin was able to keep the deal alive while the prospective buyers looked into the viability of the school district. He then was able to negotiate a reduction in price due to a leaking roof, which allowed the Browns to obtain a mortgage within their budget. The Browns’ children are now overachievers in their new school.
“Paul Arbogast” and his fiancée Janet decided to buy a house prior to their wedding. After being warned of the danger of doing this, the parties decided to go ahead anyway, and sign a contract. On Christmas Eve, the parties broke off the relationship, leaving a large downpayment at risk. Mr Shelkin was able to negotiate a return of the bulk of the downpayment, and negotiate a settlement with Janet’s attorney.
”Ben Singh” was the owner of a two family house in Queens. He had a tenant who drank to excess and refused to pay the rent. After consulting with Scott Shelkin, Mr. Shelkin commenced a landlord/tenant case which led to the eviction of the tenant. Mr. Singh has since refurbished the apartment and has a new tenant.
”Jane Hardy’s” father passed away leaving behind a will,but little in the way of information or instructions. She consulted Scott Shelkin. Mr. Shelkin was able to marshall the assets of the estate, assist Jane in opening an estate bank account, and see to it that creditors and beneficiaries were paid off.
Estate Law & Administration
”Xiao Wang” had a number of medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and uncontrollable shaking. None of these ailments alone however was sufficient to warrant an award of Social Security Disablity, and Ms. Wang’s application was rejected by the government. However, as a young woman , in Communist China, Wang was deprived of anything more than a third grade education. By the time of her Social Security application, she was advancing in age, having worked many years as a seamstress.Ms. Wang consulted with Scott Shelkin and paralegal Zipporah Kor. Mr. Shelkin was able to persuade an Administrative Law Judge that Ms. Wang’s lack of education and advanced age, in combination with her medical ailments was sufficient to warrant a disability award.
Social Security Disability
212(c) waiver of deportability for marijuana convictions
A wife and husband came to us in the eleventh hour after the husband lost his only appeal of a deportation order. A man had been a permanent resident for over 30 years, but had two convictions for possession of marijuana from the mid-1980s. Twenty years later, the government tried to deport him. The man asked an Immigration Judge for a waiver of deportation, but was denied. The man appealed and lost.
Baron & Shelkin got the man’s case reopened by showing that his wife, who had serious medical problems, and their teenage son, who had a severe learning disability and his own medical issues, would suffer great hardship if the man were to be deported. After a new hearing, the Immigration Judge granted the waiver and terminated the case, and the man is now able to live here with his family.
Cancellation of removal for a lawful permanent resident deportable for criminal convictions
Immigration officers locked up a man who had a green card for 35 years because he had some criminal convictions. Those crimes also meant that the man could not be released while his deportation case was going on.
The man’s family hired us to fight deportation. We helped him with a cancellation of removal application, showing his extensive family ties in the United States, the family’s support for him, and the hardship his mother would suffer if he were to be deported. After several hearings, the Immigration Judge granted the application, and the man was released and rejoined his family.
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