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 has been 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.
Member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2008.
Selected to 2018 - 2020 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.
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
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine||2020|
|Rising Star||New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine||2019|
|Rising Star||New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine||2018|
|Partner||Gottfried & Gottfried, LLP.||2014 - Present|
|Associate Trial Attorney||Law Offices of Jonathan D. Mandell||2011 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||The Diplomatic Visas Handbook (update)||2017|
|CNN||Melania Trump's nude photos expose gap in her immigration story||2016|
|Suny Buffalo||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|State University of New York, Farmingdale State College||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|Daily Newscast NPR||President Trump's executive order suspending work and family-based visas||2021|
|Thursday night news||Trump Travel Ban||2017|
|Thursday Night News||US Visa Applicants Must Supply Social Media Handles||2017|
|Gervois News||David Gottfried is the Face of America||2017|
|2017 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law||From Diplomacy to Residency: Diplomatic Visa Holders Changing Status From NIV to LPR||2017|
|OPT and Post OPT||Immigration Options Post OPT||2014|
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