Kat (Katya) Shnayder, Esq.
KZ Law Offices is an immigration and real estate law office conveniently located at the Coolidge Corner in Brookline, Massachusetts. This firm offers an extensive variety of legal services in the area of immigration law, including employment-based and family-based immigration, temporary tourist and business visas (and extensions thereof), citizenship and naturalization, and more. In addition, KZ Law Offices offers legal services related to residential real estate. We also provide representation during legal disputes between landlords and tenants.
Massachusetts immigration/real estate attorney and sole proprietor of the KZ Law Offices, Kat Shnayder applies the highest standards to every case and passionately help clients overcome the challenges of immigration or real estate transactions and disputes. Attorney Shnayder promises to build strong attorney-client relationships based on trust, understanding, and support, promptly respond to any questions and concerns, and maintain open communication with her clients throughout the entire legal representation.
Bilingual attorney Shnayder can assist and explain immigration/real estate law to clients in both Russian and English. Additionally, she can translate legal documents and, if allowed, attend citizenship interviews with clients as an interpreter.
KZ Law Offices assists clients in a wide range of matters, including:
Whether you are looking to visit the United States for pleasure, business, or if you would like to extend your stay a bit longer, Kat Shnayder can assist you with the preparation and completion of the required forms and communicate with the USCIS regarding the status of your application.
If you are an employer looking to hire a foreign national, attorney Shnayder can assist you with the preparation and filing of required documents for temporary work visas (such as H1-B, H2-B, L1, O or P1, including filing of the Labor Certificate Application with the United States Department of Labor).
Kat Shnayder can also prepare and file required documents for the family-based immigrant visas through marriage, family relations, or employment-based immigrant visas through job offers from U.S. employers.
Citizenship and Naturalization
Whether you are seeking help with filing out the required documents to become a United States citizen or want an attorney to accompany you to the citizenship interview, Kat Shnayder is here to assist you every step of the way. Under certain circumstances, you may be eligible to have an interpreter present during your citizenship interview. If that is the case, Massachusetts immigration attorney Kat Shnayder will be able to attend the interview with you as a translator.
If you came to the U.S. seeking protection because you have suffered or fear you will suffer persecution in your home country due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion, immigration attorney Kat Shnayder can help you determine whether you have a valid asylum claim. She can help you gather all required documents and apply for asylum.
The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Lawful Permanent Residents Program provides administrative relief from deportation by authorizing non-U.S. citizens to obtain work permit and remain in the U.S. for a temporary period of time. If you are the parent of a U.S. citizen/lawful permanent resident who has continuously lived in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, you may be eligible for the DAPA program. Bookline immigration attorney Kat Shnayder can help determine your eligibility.
The Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) provides administrative relief from deportation and authorizes a non-U.S. citizen to obtain a work permit. They can then remain in the U.S. for a temporary period of time. If you came to the U.S. before your sixteenth birthday and have continuously lived in the U.S. since January 1, 2010, you may be eligible for the DACA program. Kat Shnayder can help you determine your eligibility.
The Residential Real Estate Market
Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will ever make. Making a mistake during the buying process could result in high costs, stress, and even the loss of your perfect home. Brookline real estate attorney Kat Shnayder can assist you by reviewing the Purchase and Sales Agreement to make sure your interests are protected, review commitment letters from lenders, conduct title search, and more.
Selling your home is also one of the most important legal and financial transactions you will ever experience. Kat Shnayder can assist you with drafting the purchase and sales’ Agreement, review and negotiate terms of the contracts, and prepare deeds/any other closing documents. Shnayder will also attend the closing.