The award-winning Lightman Law Firm was founded by Douglas M. Lightman, Esq. Mr. Lightman has extensive experience in immigration law and international matters through both work and personal experience.
Prior to forming Lightman Law Firm, Mr. Lightman spent several years at an international tax consulting and compliance firm where he focused on international tax consulting and cross border transactions.
In this role, Mr. Lightman worked with individuals and businesses from all over the world in navigating complex international tax issues, United States immigration matters, and cross border transactions.
Mr. Lightman is a United States trained lawyer who received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of New York and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (www.aila.org), the world’s largest organization of immigration lawyers.
In recent years, Mr. Lightman and the firm have received a variety of accolades from legal organizations throughout the world. Mr. Lightman was selected in 2014 and 2015 as a “Rising Star” Super Lawyer in the New York Metro area by SuperLawyers.com and was selected in 2016 as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Immigration Lawyers in New York State by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In 2015, Acquisition International, based in the United Kingdom, selected Lightman Law Firm LLC as Best For Business Immigration Matters – USA as part of their Global Mobility, Immigration and Logistics Awards and in 2014 the organization selected Lightman Law firm as the Immigration Law Firm of the Year in New York as part of their Global Mobility and Immigration Awards.
On the personal end, Mr. Lightman, a proud citizen of both the United States and Canada, has had significant exposure to United States immigration law. He is the son of green card holders (permanent residents), the grandson of immigrants and an international social worker (who at one time assisted refugees resettle in foreign countries throughout the world), and the loving spouse of a recently naturalized citizen of the United States. Mr. Lightman has also traveled and studied extensively throughout the world, making stops in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.