About Parisa Karaahmet

Parisa K. Karaahmet is an immigration attorney and partner in the immigration law firm, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. She practices out of Fragomen’s New York, N.Y., office, where she has oversight of an immigration team which also manages various corporate accounts. Attorney Karaahmet primarily handles matters related to EB-5 visas, employer sanctions, criminal and other inadmissibility grounds, E-verify, and I-9 compliance and enforcement.

In the area of corporate compliance, Attorney Karaahmet’s clients include small, mid-sized, and large companies. She represents them in their immigration matters, such as those involving the medical, technology, pharmaceutical, and financial services sectors. She also advises on immigration issues for hospitals and academic institutions. Before she joined Fragomen, Attorney Karaahmet worked for the New York District of the Immigration & Naturalization Service, serving as Acting Deputy District Counsel and Assistant District Counsel.

Attorney Karaahmet is a graduate of Syracuse University, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1991. She went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1994. A member of both the Maryland and New York State Bars, Attorney Karaahmet has served as a presenter and member of the faculty at Pace University’s Judicial Institute, and as a guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School. She has also provided pro bono immigration guidance to various individuals and organizations, and additionally participates in the Varick Street Clinic.

Attorney Karaahmet’s professional memberships include the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Council, the Iranian American Bar Association, and the American Foreign Lawyers Association. She has also served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Immigration Litigation Committee. In addition to frequently speaking on immigration topics, such as EB-5, at national conferences, Attorney Karaahmet chairs the annual conference – “Defending Removal Proceedings” – hosted by the Practicing Law Institute. She is fluent in Farsi, French, and English.

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