About David Katona
David Katona is an EB-5 immigration attorney and supervises the family and business immigration practice at Katona & Mir LLP in New York. Attorney Katona is also an of counsel immigration consultant to law offices in Palo Alto, Calif. and New York.
From Fortune 500 companies to individuals, attorney Katona has worked with clients from the IT, real estate, fashion, education, health care, entertainment and other industries. His law services also extend to defending his clients in deportation cases, handling federal appeals and applying for waivers. He is fluent in English, Hungarian and Spanish.
He is a member of the NYC Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is currently a member of the AILA New York's District Director Liaison Committee and the Corporate Practice Committee, was the chair of the New York chapter of AILA from June 2011 to June 2012, was the co-chair of the Corporate Practice Committees of the AILA New York chapter from 2008 to 2009, and was vice chair and treasurer at AILA chapter of New York. In addition, he is also the American Immigration Council ambassador to New York and an active member of the Immigration Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Alongside his law practice, he also hosts seminars and speaks at immigration law conferences. He is the host of a radio show on the topic of immigration law on Aktina Radio. His articles are also regularly published in various law journals, most notably by Thomas Reuters’ Aspatore Books.
He received his bachelor’s from Wake Forest University, and a master’s degree in international affairs from the American University School of International Services. He earned his law degree cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law.
Attorney Katona has held other leadership positions before being a part of Katona & Mir LLP. He managed the immigration department at Hodgson Russ LLP as a senior attorney and worked on immigration cases as a promising young attorney at Susie Kim & Associates, PC. and Bondy & Schloss LLP.