David M Gottfried


David is a graduate of the State University of New York at Farmingdale and obtained his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He studied immigration in law school and was a two time participant in the immigration clinic. He also worked for a summer at the largest immigration firm in the country. Before joining Gottfried & Gottfried, LLP, David worked for a small personal injury firm on Long Island as a trial attorney. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Presentations / Conferences

David was invited to speak at the 2017 American Immigration Lawyers Association National convention in New Orleans, on the topic of: From Diplomacy to Residency: Diplomatic Visa Holders Changing Status from NIV to LPR.

David is a also a frequent speaker on a wide range of immigration law topics. He is an active participant and speaker on United Nations and G-4 issues and at local area colleges, including Baruch College, and CUNY Brooklyn.

Selected to 2018 & 2019 New York Metro Rising Stars Being selected to Rising Stars is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As one of the few attorneys to garner the distinction of Rising Stars, David Gottfried has earned the respect of peers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation.

Professional Associations

Member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2008.

Areas of Practice

All areas of immigration and naturalization, family immigration law, and business immigration. David has successfully represented numerous O-1 and E-11 first preference extraordinary ability individuals in the sciences, arts and sports.


B.S. State University of New York at Farmingdale
Juris Doctor State University of New York at Buffalo

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