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Law Office of Ellen S. Kief


99 Summer Street, Suite 1600
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States
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Immigration Law
Languages spoken
English, French
Law Office of Ellen S. Kief

Law Office of Ellen S. Kief

Overview Law Office of Ellen Susser Kief 617-482-0200 

U.S. Immigration Business Law, Investor Visa's; Immigration Family Law; Family Law Practice, and Mediation.

Born in Montreal, Ms. Kief is a dual national, USA/Canadian.

Attorney Kief is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar; U.S. District Court of Massachusetts; and U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association as a Foreign Lawyer. 

Attorney Kief served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Immigration Section; serves on the BBA Family Law Steering Committee and BBA wide Education Programs Committee. Served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section and co-chair of the BBA Immigration Committee. Attorney Kief was elected to serve on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National NMD Governance for New England and Canada; serves as AILA New England Congressional Liaison and; AILA representative to the Community Based Organizations (CBO). 

Attorney Kief serves on the Executive Board of the New England-Canada Business Council (NECBC).

Attorney Kief is very active in the legal community providing legal representation, outreach and education. She is the Denis Maguire Award Recipient 2007 Honoring Outstanding Work and Commitment to Justice. 

Speaking Engagements and Publications:

Immigration Law and Visa Options: Boston Bar Association. Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Visa's: Boston Bar Association . Immigration Law and Visa Options: Boston University School of Law. Divorce, Immigration Law, and Tax Consequences: CWC of Boston. Immigration Law and Business Visa's including: NECBC. USA/Canada Border Crossing and Immigration Visa's and TN's: NECBC. International Tax Aspects of Immigration and Expatriation: Boston University School of Law School. International Fiscal Association Immigration Visa's "May I Please Have Some More": Boston Bar Association Section Newsletter. Immigration Investor Visa's EB-5, E-1, E-2: Boston Bar Association. Immigration Investor visa's EB-5, E-1, E-2 and International Tax Considerations: NECBC. 

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts Bar U.S. District Court of Massachusetts U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit. 

Pro Bono Activities:

Asylum Cases: Politial Asylum Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. Immigration Know Your Rights Clinics:NLG. Panel Attorney Family Law,   Family Law Lawyer for the Day - Probate and Housing Court: VLP. Volunteer Immigration Law Clinic: City of Boston New Bostonian. Immigration Naturalization Exam Instructor: immigration Institute of Boston.  English Language Instructor: JF&CS Panel Attorney Advisory Committee. Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. 


Mediation and Conflict Resolution Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution Advanced Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certified Paramedic. 

Honors and Awards:

Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award 2007 Honoring extraordinary commitment to equal access to justice and to representation.


Bentley College , Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Finance and Management. Boston University, Masters of Education (M.Ed) Curriculum and Teaching. Boston University, Advanced Graduate Degree Curriculum and Teaching. Massachusetts School of Law, Juris Doctor (JD)

Other Languages: Conversant in French  

Associations and Affiliations

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Positions: AILA National NMD Governance New England/Canada AILA Congressional Committee Liaison. AILA Community Based Organization (CBO) Liaison. Boston Bar Association Immigration Law Section Co-Chair. Boston Bar Association Legal Services and Family Law Steering Committees. Boston Bar Association Immigration Law and International Law Steering Committee. Boston Bar Association Past Co-Chair Solo/Small Firm Section. Boston Bar Association Past Co-Chair Immigration Law Committee Boston Bar Association Education Programs Committee. 

New England - Canada Business Council Executive Board of Directors of NECBC.

Panel Speaker:

USA/Canadian Immigration Visa's Panel Speaker USA/Canadian Border Crossing Canadian Bar Association CBA Foreign Lawyer Member CBA Immigration Section Member.

Volunteer Lawyers Project Positions: Volunteer Attorney at Probate & Family Court Courtroom Lawyer for the Day Program Political Asylum Immigration Positions: Volunteer Attorney for Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project.

Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section Immigration Law Section American Bar Association Immigration Law Section Member Family Law Section Member. 

The Law Office of Ellen S. Kief is a full service, private law firm specializing in immigration law, divorce and family law, and mediation services.

Immigration Law Citizenship/Naturalization Green Cards-Lawful Permanent Residence Reentry Permits Family Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Petitions Fiance Petitions Investor Visa's E-1, E-2, EB-5 Work Visa's Employment-Based Visa Petitions Adjustment of Status Permanent Residence-Immigrant Visas Temporary Entries- Non Immigrants Visa Waivers Student Visa Options Specialty Occupations H-1 and L-1 NAFTA/TN Treaty Nationals for Canadian and Mexican Temporary Work Visas Aliens of Extraordinary Ability Performing Entertainers and Athletes Visitors for Business or Pleasure Performing Entertainers and Athletes U Visa's,VAWA and Asylum Removal or Deportation Proceedings Hearings before the Immigration Judge Appeals of Decisions.  

Divorce and Family Law Preparing for Divorce-Contested and Uncontested Divorce/Separation Filing and Process Child Support, Custody, Visitation Alimony Property and Asset Division Business Valuation Separation Agreements Court Appearances and Civil Contempt. 

Mediation Services Parenting Plan Spousal and Child Support Identification of Separate Property Business Division Parental Agreements .

Law Office of Ellen S. Kief
99 Summer Street, Suite 1600
Boston, MA 02110

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