Practice Areas

U.S. Immigration

Guzhva Law Firm has years of experience helping employees, investors, families and business navigate U.S. immigration law.

Non-Immigrant Visas

We work with visitors, students, investors and others from throughout the world to obtain U.S. non-immigrant visas, including B-2 visitor visas, E-2 investor visas, F-1 student visas, and H-1B work visas.

Immigrant Visas

U.S. Green Cards are generally available to immigrants based on a family relationship, a job offer, an investment in the United States, or refugee or asylee status. We assist with all green card applications.

Green Card through Family

Many people become permanent residents and apply for a Green Card through family members. The Department of State (DOS) has developed a system where people who have been waiting longest have the first right to a visa. DOS keeps track of your place on…

Green Card through Job or Investment

One of the most widely used methods to obtain legal permanent residence in the U.S. is through an employment-based immigrant visa petition. Visas are also available to those who are involved in substantial investments in the U.S.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa & Green Card

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) administers the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5 immigrant investor visa,” created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investm…

Green Card through Asylum or Refugee Status

U.S. immigration law permits persons fleeing persecution in other countries to seek protection under several different categories for refugees and asylees.

Adjustment of Status

An application for permanent residence, known as “Adjustment of Status” is a technical term used only in U.S. filings. It simply means an application filed by an alien who is physically in the U.S. to adjust his or her current non-immigrant statu…

U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after s/he fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Deportation & Removal Prevention

Deportation is ordered by an Immigration Judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated. Removal is an expulsion of an alien from the United States based on grounds of inadmissibility or deportability. Removal function is managed by U.S.…

U.S. Federal Tax Controversy

Guzhva Law Firm offers many solutions to the IRS problems taxpayers face.

Unfiled Federal Tax Returns

If you did not file a tax return, it is critical to hire a tax attorney who will help you to minimize the unfiled federal tax returns consequences and help you eliminate or reduce back taxes and penalties.

Taxation of U.S. Resident Aliens

Even if you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be subject to U.S. taxes. If you are a U.S. visa holder, you should familiarize yourself with the applicable tax obligations to ensure IRS tax compliance and to prevent costly mistakes.

IRS Collection Relief

If you are facing IRS collections or currently being audited and you don’t know why, it is important to be represented by a tax attorney who can identify problems and minimize IRS penalties and interest.

Relief from Federal Tax Lien

If the taxpayer doesn’t pay the taxes due, a “general tax lien” arises automatically at the time of the IRS assessment against all taxpayer’s “property and rights to property, whether real or personal.” The taxpayer will receive the IRS N…

Relief from Federal Tax Levy / Wage Garnishment by IRS

When taxpayers do not pay taxes owed, the IRS will collect their monies due by any means necessary. Since the IRS has access to your financial records, it generally knows how much money you have and where you keep it, thus, the IRS may garnish your w…

Currently Not Collectible Status

A currently not collectible status indicates that the taxpayer is unable to pay their tax debt without compromising their allowable living expenses. The IRS has guidelines they follow to determine if the taxpayer’s situation falls under this hardsh…

Innocent Spouse Relief

Internal Revenue Code authorizes a joint tax return for husband and wife. In general, IRS can pursue either spouse for any tax delinquencies. Innocent Spouse relief protects a spouse or ex-spouse from certain tax liabilities of the other (ex)spouse.

Installment Agreements

IRS installment agreements are monthly payment plans set up to pay back the taxpayer’s tax liability. The IRS has guidelines as to what amount they will accept and the time frame they will accept it in. Internal Revenue Code requires IRS to enter i…

Offer in Compromise

An IRS offer in compromise (OIC) is an agreement between the taxpayer and the IRS that settles a tax debt for less than the full amount owed. The offer program provides eligible taxpayers with a path toward paying off their tax debt and getting a “…

Tax Penalty Abatement

IRS assesses penalties and interest on tax liabilities in order to increase taxes due years ago from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The IRS will sometimes lower or eliminate these fees with a well worded request by your tax attorney.

Tax Audit & Appeal Representation

If you have been audited and have concerns, it is important to speak with a tax attorney with experience in audits and appeals. We can work with the IRS to reduce your tax liability and negotiate a settlement.

Bankruptcy-Related Tax Issues

When a taxpayer is facing the threat of enforced IRS collection proceedings, another alternative is to file a bankruptcy petition. As a general rule, all tax claims except priority taxes are dischargeable, depending on the circumstances of each case.

Tax Advice & IRS Rulings

An IRS ruling in some tax situations can be very helpful. But seeking an IRS ruling is something that needs to be carefully considered, because the IRS decision could have negative consequences for your case.

Tax Court Litigation

If you are unable to resolve your tax dispute with the IRS through the administrative appeals process and you require legal representation in the Tax Court, we will help you with U.S. Tax Court petitions and appeals.

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