Practices Areas


With respect to immigration matters, we assist clients from all over the world to obtain temporary work visas as intracompany transferees (L visas), skilled and unskilled temporary workers (H visas), treaty traders (E visa), NAFTA visas for Mexicans and (Canadians TN visas) and immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens (legal permanent residents) to obtain lawful permanent residence - the "Green Card." We also assist employers and alien workers to obtain permanent residency status through alien labor certification. We help musical and theatrical groups from all over the world who want to perform in the United States. We can help extraordinary athletes, entertainers, performers, artists, scientists who either want to come to the United States on a temporary basis or immigrate to the United States and obtain permanent residence - the "Green Card." We also help investors who want to invest in the United States form businesses and immigrate.

We also help reunify families by assisting individuals obtain permanent residence as a result of immediate family, parents, brothers and sisters or children of U.S. permanent residents or citizens.

We also assist foreign governments in their efforts to protect the rights of their citizens working in the United States.

We also plan to assist immigrant children and other immigrants with the Dream Act if it becomes law.

Real Estate

In real estate, we assist individuals, corporations and other investors in acquiring, selling and developing residential and commercial real estate. We also assist clients in mortgaging real estate and leasing office spaces. We have assisted clients in acquiring and developing office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, shopping centers and vacant land in New York and beyond. We assist clients in purchasing coops and condos.

Personal Issues

We also assist clients in matters of personal interest such as divorce, wills, estates and probate, adoption and personal injury.

Commerce and Trade

We also assist clients in obtaining licenses under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, including under provisions permitting certain restricted travel, certain restricted transmission of money and sending, on a restricted basis, of certain packages to Cuba.

Thomas T. Hecht

Thomas T. Hecht has been a lawyer since 1957 and is fluent in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. He has been representing individuals in immigration and related matters for over 35 years. He is a former treasurer of the Immigration Lawyers Nationality Association. He has given talks before Spanish-speaking immigrants and Chinese business groups.

Leonard H. Hecht

Leonard H. Hecht speaks Spanish and is a lawyer since 1988. He first practiced law with Battle Fowler in its real estate department. He is the author of several articles on real estate law which have been published in Crain's and New York Law Journal. He has participated in business programs sponsored by Mexican and Chinese business groups.

Law Office:
Thomas T. Hecht, P.C.
729 7 Avenue, 14 Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-245-5556
Fax: 212-956-7432

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