The attorneys at Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP offer professional immigration law services, drawing on a diverse variety of professional and personal backgrounds. Our associates include:
- Ching-Ming Agnes Tsao
- Elise Perkul
- Eric Lorenzo
- Shou Ping Wang (Foreign Legal Counsel)
- Samuel Newbold
Ching-Ming Agnes Tsao
Born in Keelung, Taiwan, Ms. Tsao has been practicing in New York since 1996, after receiving her J.D. from New York Law School. She received her B.A. from National Chengchi University in Taiwan and her M.A. from St. John's University. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Asylum Office Liaison Committee, Ms. Tsao is fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Ms. Perkul is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. She received her B.A. from the University of Delaware and her J.D. from New York Law School, graduating cum laude in 2001. Ms. Perkul is a member of the AILA and has served on numerous AILA New York Chapter committees, including the CLE Committee, the Corporate Practice Committee, the YLD Committee, and the EOIR/Asylum Committee. From 2006 through 2007, Ms. Perkul served as Co-Chair of the New York Chapter Media Committee. She is a member of New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).
Elise was listed in New York Superlawyers 2011, Speaker on I-9 Compliance with Park Avenue Presentations 2011, Speaker at New York AILA New York Chapter on Immigration in the Media 2007, Speaker on firm sponsored seminar "Employing Foreign Nationals in the United States" 2007, Speaker on Family-based Immigration at Half Moon Seminars 2005.
Mr. Lorenzo was born in New York City and received his B.S. in Business Management from State University of New York at Stony Brook. After receiving his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in Delaware, Mr. Lorenzo was admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York. He is a member of AILA and the New York County Lawyers' Association, and is fluent in Tagalog and Spanish. Mr. Lorenzo is also a member of the NYSBA and the ABA.
Shou Ping Wang
As Foreign Legal Counsel for BMK LLP, Mr. Wang is admitted to practice in Shanghai, China, is a member of the China Bar Association, and speaks Mandarin. He received his M.A. from the East China Institute of Politics and Law and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School.
Mr. Newbold is from the Outer Banks region of North Carolina and graduated cum laude from Elon University in 2005 with B.A. in Anthropology. Mr. Newbold earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from New York Law School. He is currently admitted in New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.