Immigration & Civil Rights Law Firm in Dallas, Texas & New York
The Chander Law Firm, A Professional Corporation80-03 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, New York 11372
(212) 731-2444 or(888) 310-4044
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Chander Law Firm's principal area of practice is immigration & naturalization law. With offices in Dallas, Texas and New York City, the firm has represented clients residing throughout the United States and the world. We assist clients across the United States and the world on matters as varied as family-based visa petitions, representation of companies in employment immigration matters, and the defense of immigrants in deportation proceedings.
The Chander Law Firms immigration practice is specially matched with our other practice areas to provide complete legal solutions for start-up companies, hi-technology companies, and the arts and entertainment industry.
The Chander Law Firm is managed by Vishal Chander. Vishal Chander was a former law clerk for the Texas 13th Court of Appeals and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and New York.
Areas of Law
- Agency & Distributorship
- Appellate Practice
- Art & Culture
- Back & Neck Injury
- Banking & Finance
- Banking Law
- Bicycle Accident
- Business & Industry
- Business Formation
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Rights
- Class Actions
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Consumer Law
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Litigation
- Criminal Law
- Debtor & Creditor
- Defective Products
- Election & Political Law
- Entertainment Law
- Estate & Trust
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Financial Litigation
- FLSA Overtime Claim
- General Practice
- Green Cards
- Human Rights
- Inheritance Law
- Intellectual Property
- International Investments
- International Law
- Internet Law
- Investment Law
- Joint Ventures
- Lemon Law
- Licensing Law
- Mass Tort
- Medical Malpractice
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Naturalization & Citizenship
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Offshore Services
- Personal Injury
- Personal Property
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Railroad Accidents
- Real Estate
- Rollover Accident
- Science & Technology
- Sexual Abuse
- Telecommunications Law
- Truck Accident
- Work Permit
- Workers Compensation
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Wrongful Termination
Additional Areas of Law: Deportation Proceedings; Asylum, VAWA and Other Humanitarian Issues; Workforce Compliance and I-9 Auditing; Collections Law & Creditors Rights; Consumer Rights; Consumer Protection; Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation; Police Misconduct, Racial Profiling, and Deprivation of Rights; Housing Discrimination; Discrimination on National Origin and Citizenship.
Areas of Law Description
The Chander Law Firm provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Immigration Law
Our immigration services include but are not limited to:
The Chander Law Firm represents businesses and individuals with employment based immigration matters. We assist with temporary visas like the H-1B, TN, E-3, L, H-2A, and H-2B visas. We also assist with PERM and the green card process. The Chander Law Firm represents artists, athletes, and entertainers obtaining visas to work and perform in the United States, including O and P visas. We also represent professional health care workers, including foreign physicians, nurses, and physical therapists.
The Chander Law Firm helps to unify U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents with family members living abroad. The firm provides representation for fiancιe (K-1) and marriage based visas (K-3). The firm also provides representation in complex I-212 and I-601 waiver cases.
The Chander Law Firm can help entrepreneurs and companies obtain immigration benefits through foreign investment, business development, and trade in the United States. Our firm can also manage the business and corporate law issues faced by foreign nationals when starting new businesses in the United States.
Citizenship & Naturalization
The Chander Law Firm represents individuals in citizenship and naturalization cases. We can assist with expediting cases delayed by background checks. We also represent individuals in mandamus claims before federal court for delayed naturalization and passport issuance.
Representation in Deportation Proceedings
Our firm represents individuals fighting deportation before the United States Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and Federal Circuit Courts. The Chander Law Firm represents individuals who have been placed into removal (deportation) proceedings. If you are detained as an immigration violator or have been placed into removal proceedings, talk to an attorney at The Chander Law Firm for representation today.
Asylum, VAWA and Other Humanitarian Issues
Our firm provides representation on a variety of human rights related immigration issues. When working in coordination with charitable human rights relief agencies, we often provide these services on a pro bono basis. We provide representation in the following areas: 1) Asylum Representation of those fleeing persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution in their native countries; 2) Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Representation of battered spouses in proceedings to obtain immigration status; 3) T Visas Representation of victims of international trafficking.
Immigration Appeals & Federal Claims
Appellate work and federal litigation are practice areas of focus for The Chander Law Firm. In the context of immigration law, good representation is important. The Chander Law Firm provides representation after adverse immigration decisions. We advocate on behalf of clients before administrative courts of appeals, United States District Courts, and United States Federal Courts of Appeals.
Workforce Compliance and I-9 Auditing
Federal law requires that employers hire individuals authorized to work in the United States. Even employers using best efforts can have a difficult time demonstrating that their workforce is in lawful working status. The Chander Law Firm helps employers adhere to federal, state, and private workforce compliance requirements, respond to government inquiries, and prepare for worksite investigations.
- Business & Corporate Law
We assist clients with all aspects of business and corporate law. Whether our clients need assistance with formation, corporate governance, commercial law, contracts, or other business law issues, our client can rest assured they will get high quality legal services.
- Commercial Litigation
The Chander Law Firm represents businesses and individuals with litigation arising out of business and commercial issues in both state and federal courts. Commercial litigation services include: Breach of Contract; Violations of Commercial Code; Business Torts; Collections Law; Technology/Telecom Law; Shareholder/Director Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation.
- Collections Law & Creditors Rights
The Chander Law Firm provides representation to businesses in debt collection claims. We offer multiple fee options including contingent fee plans. Businesses seeking to collection against debtors should talk to an attorney at our law firm immediately to discuss possible representation.
- Appellate Law
The Chander Law Firm provides appellate representation of civil cases, criminal cases, and immigration cases in state and federal courts. The Chander Law Firm assists clients appeal adverse decisions made by lower courts and administrative agencies to courts of higher authority. The firm also represents clients whose must defend appeal of cases that has been rendered in their favor.
- Labor & Employment Law
Our firm represents clients in all areas of labor & employment law, including but not limited to:
Unpaid Wages, Minimum Wage, Prevailing Wage & Overtime Claims
Claims for unpaid and back wages are generally covered by state law. These laws prevent employers from withholding pay, failing to pay minimum and hourly wages, and unlawfully deducting wages. Claims may also be raised for payment of bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits. Employers that fail to comply with wage obligations may be held to pay unpaid wages, attorneys fees, and penalties.
Wrongful Termination & Breach of Contract Claims
Actions based on claims of wrongful termination and breach of contract, including demands for unpaid expenses, commissions, and bonuses. The Chander Law Firm represents clients in employment cases arising out of breach of contract, wrongful termination, tortious interference, and other causes of action.
Employment Discrimination (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) (EEOC)
After investigating the facts of a case, the first step in pursuing a cause of action for unlawful discrimination in employment is to file a complaint the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a state Fair Employment Practice Agency (FEPA). A complaint filed with a FEPA will automatically be dual filed with the EEOC if federal laws apply.
Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices
The Chander Law Firm represents clients in employment cases arising immigration and nationality issues. These cases include prevailing wage violations, discrimination on the basis of immigration status, unfair documentary practices, and retaliation. Whether you are an H-1B holder who was not paid the prevailing wage or a United States citizen who was denied a work on the basis of perceived immigration status, The Chander Law Firm is one few law firms that will fight these unlawful acts on your behalf.
- Art and Entertainment Law
The Chander Law Firm focuses on Immigration matters for Artists, Athletes, and Entertainers. Whether you need to enter the United States on a temporary basis for a performance, are having difficulties entering the United States due to criminal history or other ground of inadmissibility, or would like to relocate to the United States on permanently, we can assists with all aspects of the immigration process.
- Personal Injury Law
Our attorneys represent individuals in personal injury actions, including car accidents, premises liability, workplace injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and catastrophic injury cases.
Automobile Accidents / Car Accidents
The Chander Law Firm can represent you in personal injury matters arising out of automobile accidents. If you were injured in a car accident or are having difficulties obtaining compensation from an insurance company, consult The Chander Law Firm for representation.
Premises liability cases include injuries that occur on the property of another that are the result of the property owner's failure to keep the condition reasonably safe. If you are injured due to a property owners negligence, consult The Chander Law Firm for representation.
Products liability claims arise out of injuries to an individual when a when a designer, manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, or retailer sells a defective product to consumers. Examples of products liability could include glass or debris inside of a food product, a defectively built automobile, or an unsafe children's toy. Products liability claims often intersect consumer rights and consumer protection claims. If you have questions regarding products liability, speak to an attorney at The Chander Law Firm for representation.
Workplace Injury - Workers Compensation
Workplace injury claims can be complicated by the coverage of Workers Compensation laws. Workers Compensation is a form of insurance that provides compensation of employees injured while on the job in exchange for relinquishment of personal injury actions against the employer.
Medical Malpractice claims include any medical mistake made by a doctor or any other medical professional that results in injury or death. Medical malpractice claims have become less popular to prosecute due to caps placed on damages in many states. Nevertheless, serious injuries and death resulting from negligence in medical care still warrant investigation, especially when the long term actual damages to the injured are significant.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is far too common. Elderly and individuals requiring daily care are often mistreated by their attendants, resulting in breach of trust, injury, and death. If your loved one has been injured or killed as a result nursing home abuse or negligence, you should consult with an attorney for an evaluation of damages.
- Consumer Rights Law
Our firm represents plaintiffs in all aspects of consumer rights and consumer protection law. Consumer rights describe a broad variety of laws designed to protect the rights of consumers in business transactions. The area is actually an amalgam of legal disciplines including contract law, banking law, real estate law, and personal injury law. Many of the remedies offered to consumers are set out by federal and state laws specifically designed to protect consumers.
Actions for Fraud, Misrepresentation, and Deceptive Trade Practices
The Chander Law Firm represents individuals and businesses in actions for fraud, misrepresentation, and deceptive trade practices in the sale of goods and services. This includes actions under the Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act (DTPA).
Claims for Breach of Warranty and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
The Chander Law Firm represents individuals and businesses in claims for breach of warranty in the sale of goods, including common law actions. Actions under the Commercial Code and actions under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
Consumer Protections Against Collections Agencies and Credit Reporting Agencies
The Chander Law Firm represents individuals against collections agencies and credit reporting agencies which have wrongfully caused harm.
Unreasonable Collections Practices
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was enacted by Congress for the purpose of eliminating abusive debt collection practices. State debt collections laws and common law claims also exist to protect consumers from unreasonable collection practices.
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
The federal Fair Debt Collections Act prohibits certain unfair and unconscionable practices when attempting to collect debts. The statute covers "debt collectors," which are defined as any business regularly collecting or attempting to collect debts owed to another.
Fair Credit Reporting Act
The purpose of the Fair Credit Reporting Act is to require consumer reporting agencies to adopt reasonable procedures for collecting and maintaining consumer credit, personnel, insurance, and other information in a fair and equitable manner to the consumer with regard to the confidentiality, accuracy, relevancy, and proper utilization of such information. Failure of a credit reporting agency or furnisher of information to abide by the provisions of the act results in civil liability.
Other Protections for Consumers in Banking and Lending
The Chander Law Firm represent clients in a variety of other consumer banking and lending protection claims, including but not limited to: Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and, Credit Card Act of 2009.
- Civil Rights Law
Our firm is committed to preserving the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals through individual and class action litigation. The firm assists individuals in all aspects of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights litigation. If you have questions regarding a civil rights claim, consult with us today.
Mr. Vishal Chander
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