Lisa Eisenberg is an expert in immigration based on entrepreneurship, employment and investment.
With 12 years of experience exclusively in immigration law, she applies her expertise to develop the most efficient, safe and cost effective strategies for each client. Since launching Eisenberg Law Firm in 2014, Lisa has successfully handled hundreds of petitions for work visas and permanent residency for founders, investors and employees of U.S. companies, with success rate exceeding 95%. She was among the first immigration attorneys who started actively using the O-1 “extraordinary ability” in the tech field and helped to make it the visa of choice for foreign startup founders.
Lisa has taught Business Immigration as an adjunct professor at the City University of New York. She has also presented Continuing Legal Education courses for other attorneys through www.attorneycredits.com and at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Lisa is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Moscow Architectural Institute.
Before becoming a lawyer, Lisa had a successful career as an architect and interior designer, collaborated with award-winning firms, and had a publication in Architectural Record. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and authorized to provide U.S. immigration services to clients in all 50 states and abroad.
Alexis Jacobs is an immigration paralegal whose areas of specialization include both business and family immigration matters. As a Canadian transplant who is originally from England, she has first-hand experience in navigating the complex U.S. immigration process. Alexis was awarded a Bachelor of English degree from the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. She is also a fiction writer and blogger, and she enjoys playing the flute as a hobby.
Medea has been working for our firm part-time since April 2017 while pursuing her degree in
business from Pace University. She assists us with the preparation of immigration forms,
research, drafting, and setting up the petitions for the filing.
Scott Akin is a second-career attorney licensed by the State of California. He is also admitted to
practice law in the U.S. District Court of California, Northern District; U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit (San Francisco) and for the Eleventh Circuit (Atlanta). Law practice, legal
research and due diligence work has taken him to California, Texas, Minnesota, and Central
America, including Nicaragua and Panama. Scott earned his Juris Doctor in January 2011 from
Concord Law School while working full time, after an exceptional career in journalism
culminating with 10 years as a Staff Editor at The New York Times. Previously, Scott worked as a
reporter, news editor, design editor and managing editor in Atlanta, Austin, San Francisco,
Guam, London, Munich, Kyiv, Sofia and New York.
Peter graduated from Columbia Law School (J.D.) in May 2018 and has taken the New York
State Bar Exam in July 2018. He is waiting the exam result and plans to be admitted to practice
law in New York state.