Attorneys

Mark A. Goldstein

Founder / Immigration Attorney in Pittsburgh

Mark A. Goldstein focuses his practice on representing individuals and businesses in all aspects of immigration matters. He has practiced extensively before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service), State Department, Department of Labor, Board of Immigration Appeals, and various Federal Courts. Mr. Goldstein has authored numerous publications on immigration, exporting, and international trade, and he frequently gives lectures on immigration matters. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as an international business strategist. Mr. Goldstein has also traveled extensively throughout Asia and Latin America on behalf of clients.

Education

  • LL.M., International Commercial Law, Georgetown University, with distinction, 1990
  • J.D., Syracuse University Law School, cum laude, 1987
  • B.A., Brandeis University, with honors, 1984

Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1988
  • New York, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1996

Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member, Immigration Committee)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Mark S. Seewald

Mark S. Seewald has been practicing law since 1987. Since joining Goldstein & Associates in 2012 he has focused his practice on representing individuals and families seeking a safe haven and protection from persecution in their home countries through Asylum, Withholding of Removal and/or Cancellation of Removal. He also handles resolution of family law issues related to our many marriage-based Immigration cases.

He has practiced extensively in Federal Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania and before USCIS. He has a strong business background having run a highly successful business for over 15 years before turning to the practice of law.

Education

  • JD – Duquesne University School of Law – 1987
  • BA – University of California at Berkeley – 1973

Admitted

  • Pennsylvania – 1987
  • US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania – 1987
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit – 1989
  • US Supreme Court – 1993

Sarah Beaver

Sarah Beaver has been an immigration attorney with Goldstein & Associates since January 2014. While in law school, Sarah participated in the Immigration Law Clinic, gaining valuable hands-on experience with a variety of types of immigration cases for low-income individuals. She focuses her practice on deportation and removal, as well as criminal immigration matters which require the filing of a waiver of inadmissibility. She also has a great deal of experience with VAWA cases, asylum matters, family-based hardship waivers, and U-Visas, which are available to those individuals who are the victims of certain crimes while in the United States and can assist law enforcement with investigations to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2013
  • B.A., Goucher College, 2003

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member, Immigration Committee; Member, Young Lawyer’s Division; Member, Women in the Law Division)

Veronica Cruz Salazar

Veronica Cruz Salazar pursued studies in tax law from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela anf from Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Her legal experience includes work for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Caritas de Venezuela, and later as a senior associate and law department manager for the legal department at Taxand Venezuela in Caracas. She is proficient in Spanish and English.

Education

  • J.D., Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, 2005
  • LL.M, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2016