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Gendelberg Law

A Passion for Immigration Cases

Gendelberg Law is a team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, and support professionals.  We handle cases involving political asylum, marriage, VAWA, release from detention centers, representation at Master and Individual Hearings, and extraordinary abilities.  We are determined to give our clients the best possible results. Located in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NYC, we work with clients all over the states.   

Russian:   (212) 203 3013 -  Leonard
English:    (212) 203 3013 -  Leonard
Georgian: (419) 202 8468 - Katy
Georgian: (347) 228 8062 - Nini


Need Immigration Help?

We are representing families and individuals throughout their entire immigration process leading up to becoming citizens of the United States.  Gendelberg Law is fully committed to building trustworthy relationships between our attorneys and clients through productive, unrushed meetings and open communication throughout the immigration process as each of our clients receives the personal cell phone of their attorney.  

A Passion For Helping Families Stay Together.
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About Our Founder

Mr. Gendelberg immigrated to New York from Kyiv, Ukraine in 1979 together with his family and has firsthand knowledge of the issues faced by immigrants. He graduated from SUNY Empire State College in New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2004 and from Hofstra University School of Law in New York with a Concentration in Civil Litigation in 2008.  Mr. Gendelberg is admitted to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, U.S. District & Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit.  Being a member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association, The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and Law Fraternity of Phi Alpha Delta, he is also immigration “of counsel” to the prominent New York City cybercrime lawyers of The Litvak Law Firm. Gendelberg Law is a team driven by a passion for helping immigrants and is committed to handling both family and business immigration matters.


Our Attorney 

Maia Phiphia

Maia Phiphia is an associate attorney at Gendelberg Law, PLLC. Joining the team in 2023, she focuses her practice on Removal Defense. Maia obtained her Bachelor’s (2011) and Master’s (2013) degrees in Law from Tbilisi State University in Georgia. She successfully earned her LL.M. degree with honors from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California (2019).


Prior to joining Gendelberg Law, PLLC, Mrs. Phiphia was an associate attorney at Modern Law Group and EK Law Office, building a comprehensive background in family-based and asylum cases. Apart from her professionalism in the fields, she has expertise in estate planning, probate, and administration proceedings.

Maia is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association. Maia is extremely experienced in working with international clients as she is adept in the English, Georgian, and Russian languages.

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Our Services

𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕹𝖊𝖜 𝖄𝖔𝖗𝖐 𝕿𝖎𝖒𝖊𝖘
 Immigration attorney Leonard Gendelberg entered the top list of 2023 Power Lawyers” -
the most influential lawyers of New York City. Congratulations to Leonard!


Lasha, our client, was detained in an Arizona detention center, suffering from poor health and away from his loving family after fleeing from his home country of Georgia. Lasha was a member of the United National Movement party, the largest opposition political party established by Mikheil Saakashvili (the 3rd president of the Republic of Georgia). The United National Movement party advocates strongly for democratic values, human rights, and social justice. Due to Lasha’s political opinion and loyalty to his political values, Lasha had become the victim of the ruling Georgian Dream party and the law enforcement agencies carrying out the unlawful orders of the Georgian Dream party leaders against members of the United National Movement party. As a member of the United National Movement party, regrettably, his unwavering commitment to these noble principles had made him a target of unwarranted harassment, threats, and intimidation from individuals and groups opposing his political beliefs. 

The situation had escalated to an alarming point where the respondent's very life and freedom were hanging in the balance. Lasha had been subjected to physical and psychologicall abuse on account of his political opinion and membership of the opposition political organization. Lasha fled from his home and sought protection in the United States of America. Our dedicated team undertook the responsibility of representing Lasha in immigration court, working tirelessly to secure a successful and positive outcome for his case. Upon taking on the case, we insured that our client not only comprehended his legal options but also felt informed, supported, and reassured throughout the process. The firm worked closely with Lasha, assisting him in gathering essential comprehensive personal statement, affidavits, human rights report, articles, hospital reports, declarations and other critical evidence. Recognizing Lasha’s understandable nervousness and fear leading up to the trial, our team provided the necessary comfort and guidance to alleviate his concerns. 

The culmination of our efforts was showcased during the court proceedings. Due to our meticulous preparation and the remarkable competence of our team, the immigration Judge waived direct examination, putting forth a request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to pose questions if deemed necessary. Following a rigorous cross-examination, the immigration Judge issued a favorable ruling in our asylum case, ultimately leading to the respondent's liberation from detention. This triumph marked the beginning of a new chapter in his life as an asylee in the United States. “Immigration law is very complex and I treat it as an art”, said founder and managing attorney, Leonard R. Gendelberg, Esq. when discussing the intricacies associated with this matter. “Having a passion for immigration law and the needs of immigrants as an immigrant myself, we take the time to learn every detail of every client and never place a time limit on clients. Allocating time to each client not only creates relationships but also truly provides the best opportunity of determining the clients best course of action.”

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Tell Us About Your Case

If you or your loved ones do not feel safe or comfortable in your home country, we may be able to help seek political asylum in the United States.  If you are being abused in a marriage – stop being afraid to leave as we will defend your rights while handling your immigration status. If you possess extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics – we will try our best to convince the U.S. government that they will be lucky to have you in their country. If you have been trapped in the detention center – we may be able to have you released.  Don’t hesitate to contact us to ask any questions and sign up for a consultation.

Gendelberg Law Immigration Attorneys have a 5-star Customer Rating

in Google Reviews 


"Leo was amazing and managed to get my wife's Green Card approved after 1 rejection. We are so pleased & thankful that Leo has changed our lives for the better. Would highly recommend this firm - they go above and beyond, even work evenings and weekends. The whole team of Gendelberg Law was amazing, thank you so much."

Contact Us


128 Brighton Beach Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11235


Russian: + (212) 203 3013   

English: +1 (212) 203 3013

Georgian: +1 (419) 202 8468

Georgian: +1 (347) 228 8062

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

9:00 am – 17:00 pm

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