Who We Are
Katerina I. Barquet Stege
Having worked at some of the nation's most prestigious law firms, Ms. Katerina Barquet Stege offers clients first class legal work in a boutique firm environment at competitive rates.
Her professional experience focuses on immigration and corporate matters across a wide range of industries including technology, entertainment, financial services, real estate, and hospitality, among others.
Through her global reach and strong international ties, Katerina is able to provide clients a variety of tools to best address their needs in the most practical and efficient manner.
Katerina is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is actively involved in various philanthropic international organizations.
Cornell Law School
(Specialization in International Legal Affairs &
University of Pennsylvania
(Bachelor of Arts)
State Bar of Florida
State Bar of California
State Bar of New York
Immigration & Consular Law
Our firm provides immigration counsel to foreign nationals, U.S. companies, and multi-national companies. We have experience with employment-based immigrant visa petitions (EB-5, labor certification, etc.), non-immigrant employment visa petitions, family-based immigrant visa petitions, and political asylum. We are also knowledgeable in the legal issues faced by companies who seek to transfer workers between worldwide affiliates and the implications of international treaties.
Sample employment-based non-immigrant visas include, but are not limited to:
Our firm provides general business counseling as well as assistance with commercial transactions and corporate governance. We offer services in the areas of:
Our firm is passionate about innovation and fostering the growth of start-ups. As a result, we offer complimentary consultations and tailored, reduced fee arrangements.
Our firm represents immigration clients in the entertainment field. As a result, we work alongside some of the nation's top entertainment attorneys who provide of counsel services in the areas of film and television financing transactions, pre-broadcast risk assessment, licensing, production and distribution arrangements, and talent agreements, trademark and other copyright matters.
I was recommended to Katerina Barquet by an art market colleague. I am a Brit living in New York and my two different work visas were not renewable. Katerina recommended a Green Card under the Exceptional Ability scheme. She guided me through the whole process in a professional, expert but also friendly manner. She was always available to answer queries and submitted the application on time. Her fees were far less than I had been quoted by a New York immigration lawyer who demanded $850 just for a preliminary 30 minute meeting, and he seemed more interested in receiving a large fee than my actual situation. Katerina and her team followed up on my application and I got approval within 3 months - though the actual Green Card took longer due to the Homeland Security backlog.
Fine Art Brokers, New York
After deceptive experiences with two different lawyers in Miami, a friend recommended me Katerina Barquet and I’m glad she did. She is the best lawyer you can hope for. She listen, she is professional and patient, she find you the best solution for what you need. She build my case for my green card in no time and we received an positive approval in a record time. Since I met her, I sent her multiple of my friends and colleagues and they all happy with her too. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer.
The Webster, Miami, Florida
Working with Katerina was an excellent experience for me. She executed what she promised from the beginning. I met her when I was in the middle of choosing what to do. She quickly understood my needs, and the entire process was smooth. If every lawyer works with the same tenacity and passion of Katerina, the legal world would have been different. She built my case in a few days, and when we got approved, it was only a confirmation of the great job done. I wouldn’t choose anyone else for my family and me.
I was first recommended Katerina by a close friend of mine who was already working with her. After reviewing the pieces of a messy visa case with her, she recommended to go for the EB-1 Exceptional Abilities Green Card, believing that a well made petition would get a positive approval. In less than 4 months she was able to guide me through all the steps of the process, and build a strong case that got us a positive approval in record time. She was always available to answers my questions and fears, and always had a plan B in case something wouldn’t go in the way we wanted. We are now processing the final steps of the process, and I wouldn’t trust anyone else than her to guide me through those.
Yohann Le Bescond
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