About Mark Kowalewski
Mark Kowalewski is an EB-5 immigration attorney at the Law Office of Mark Kowalewski, located in Sacramento, Calif. Attorney Kowalewski has been practicing at the Law Office of Kowalewski for the past nine years. He assists clients seeking to obtain investor visas, such as the EB-5 visa under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. He regularly applies his experience and skills to providing representation to foreign nationals in hearings before immigration judges and in administrative interviews. He finds practicing immigration law to be satisfying and enjoys helping people navigate the complex immigration rules.
Attorney Kowalewski is experienced in U.S. immigration law and has experience in business immigration, family visas, asylum, naturalization and deportation defense. Additionally, his law firm provides assistance with business visas, such as L-1 and L-2, H-1B, E-1 and E-2, O-1, P-1, PERM labor certification and TN. He also handles employment-based permanent residence, intracompany transfer, lawful permanent residence, marriage visas, department of state consular processing, TPS, representation in EOIR court, bond proceedings and EAD.
On a day-to-day basis, attorney Kowalewski meets with clients facing complicated issues regarding immigration law. He assists them in prioritizing their immigration goals and identifies and figures out how to move forward with their cases and advises them accordingly.
Attorney Kowalewski also has valuable experience in assisting businesses in obtaining visas for employees seeking residence in the United States. He advises multinational corporations and U.S. businesses in obtaining employment-based visas for prospective employees overseas and for foreign national employees. Many of the companies he advises are those utilizing and pioneering cutting-edge technology, and that have identified talented prospective employees who wish to work in the United States. Attorney Kowalewski advises these companies and assists them in getting the appropriate visa issued by the U.S. government.
The majority of attorney Kowalewski’s appellate and litigation practice has been restricted to the immigration courts; however, he has assisted clients in immigration courts with unique and unusual cases. For example, the Board of Immigration Appeals reopened a matter in which his client was ordered removed in absentia by an immigration judge. Attorney Kowalewski argued that his client’s previous counsel was ineffective (a Lozada Motion) and caused the client to be absent from the hearing in which he was ordered to be removed. The previous counsel was actually an individual posing as an immigration officer, rather than a real attorney.
Attorney Kowalewski graduated from the California State University in Sacramento, Calif. in 1986. He completed his law degree in 1999 and passed the bar in 2000. Attorney Kowalewski is a member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers of America (AILA) and the State Bar of California.
Attorney Kowalewski has been passionate about law since studying civics in high school. He moved to Sacramento, Calif. and attended college there to explore ways in which he could serve the public and his community. After graduating from college, he worked from 1987 to 1994 on the staff of the dedicated public servant Congressman Robert T. Matsui.
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