Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot

Practice/Organization Description

Attorney Raymond Lahoud, a former business leader who earned many accolades throughout his life for his excellent academic performance, business leadership and political activism. Lahoud was appointed Director of Baurkot's Immigration Group.

Lahoud, an Easton, PA native, graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University (fourth in his class), with a Bachelor's Degree in English, earning several accolades and scholarships. During his time at Lehigh, Lahoud studied at the London School of Economics (International Law & Trade) and the Umbra Institute (Italian Language & Literature).

Raymond Lahoud served as the Editor of The Lehigh Review, earned Deans List each semester, was named a President's Scholar, was inducted into Phi Beta Delta and received, among other awards, the Williams Award, Cohen Scholarship, Treen Scholarship and Littner Scholarship.

Prior to attending Lehigh University, Raymond Lahoud served as a United States Congressional Page, under then-Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL), who is now President ObamaĆ¢s Secretary of Transportation. He also served as a legislative aide to State Senator Lisa Boscola (D-PA) and was the founder and director of Youth for America PAC, a nationwide Political Action Committee that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various political candidates and registered thousands to vote across America. Following his time with both Boscola and LaHood, Lahoud traveled to twenty-six different congressional districts in thirteen states, to assist several vulnerable incumbents manage last minute grassroots efforts.

When returning to the Lehigh Valley (Easton, Bethlehem & Allentown), Lahoud directed Victory Consulting Group, a Pennsylvania-based political consulting firm that employed as many as fifteen individuals at one time. Further, Raymond Lahoud assisted in the development of Macquarie (PA), a private equity firm that raised foreign capital for commercial development projects across the United States. Lahoud also actively lobbied for several global corporations looking to conduct business with the United States Government.

After Lehigh, Lahoud attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he excelled academically. Raymond Lahoud earned a position on the Georgetown Immigration Law Review-a leading international academic resource focusing solely on immigration issues. While in law school, Raymond Lahoud worked for the Honorable Joanne Seybert, Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York as well as for Sullivan & Cromwell (summer associate).

Lahoud graduated cum laude and earned Deans List and several CALI awards in many different legal courses. Lahoud was actively involved in several clincs.

When joining Baurkot & Baurkot, Raymond Lahoud brought with him a long history of political, legal and business management expertise. Raymond Lahoud specializes in immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations in New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown & the surrounding region). His immigration work includes: Citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visa, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum and VAWA applications.

Lahoud also works in the field of Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers and J Waivers. Lahoud has defended individuals against deportation across the nation.

While Raymond Lahoud resides in the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania area, he is licensed in New York and practices throughout the nation, particularly in NY, NJ & PA.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Assocation

American Immigration Lawyers Association

New York County Lawyers Association

City of New York Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

United States Tax Court

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

District Court for the Southern District of New York

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