Jay Terkiana is the Lead Immigration Attorney at SAC Attorneys LLP. Prior to join, SAC Attorneys LLP, Mr. Terkiana was Senior Counsel at a prestigious firm in Manhattan, New York, where he handled corporate immigration and related transactional matters. During this time he assisted several high end fashion models, jewelry designers, graphic artists, and performers, in obtaining O-1 and EB-1 classifications. He has successfully obtained H-1 classifications for difficult cases, including Market Research Analyst, Business Development Specialist, Sales Managers, Accounts Managers, HR Managers, Public Relations Specialist, Publishers, and L-1 classifications for Restaurant Managers, Finance Managers, Functional Managers, and several other challenging positions. Prior to that, Mr. Terkiana worked for reputed Bay Area (California) and Arlington (Washington, D.C.) based law firms and has over the years developed a strong expertise in successfully handling extremely difficult cases, reversing complex denials, compliance consultations, defending government audits and related litigation.
He has successfully represented individual and corporate clients in various immigration and corporate matters, and has worked with diverse industries including Hi-Tech/Information Technology, Peripatetic Workers, Pharmacy, Accounting, Placement Firms, Consulting Company, Turnkey Projects, Healthcare Professionals, Education Institutions, Chartered Schools, Correctional Facilities, Fashion, Design, Restaurant, Finance, etc. His experience includes all kinds of immigration matters, including but not limited to, H-1, L-1, E, R, O, B, F, J, P, K, I-140, I-485, Consular Processing, Employment Based Green Cards, Family Based and Investment Based (EB-5) Immigration, Audits, Appeals, Site Visits, I-9 Compliance, etc.
Mr. Terkiana has successfully challenged complex USCIS denials, by filing motion to reopen, reconsider, appeals and nunc pro tunc extensions under 8 C.F.R. § 214.1(c)(4), claiming ineffective assistance of previous counsel underMatter of Lozada, and reversed the denials. He has assisted several international clients in obtaining EB-5 investor classifications under New Business, Troubled Business, Existing Business, and Regional Center Investment designations. Mr. Terkiana has strong niche/expertise in obtaining H-1B visas for small businesses, for challenging positions like Business Development Specialist, Market Research Analyst, Sales Managers, Public Relations Specialist, Marketing positions, Accounting positions, etc. Where L-1, E-2, and other immigration classifications are becoming increasingly difficult for small, mid-sized and startup companies, Mr. Terkiana has strong technical expertise to represent such clients in obtaining the desired classifications.