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

Robert S. Tisdale

Robert S. Tisdale has been an immigration attorney with Goldstein & Associates since October 2012, after completing two years clerking with firm during law school. While in law school, Robert also participated in the Immigration Law Clinic, gaining valuable hands-on experience with a variety of types of immigration cases for low-income individuals. He focuses his practice on deportation and removal, as well as criminal immigration matters. He also has a great deal of experience with VAWA cases, asylum matters, 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. During law school, Mr. Tisdale was involved in OUTLaw, was chosen to serve on Pitt Law’s internal Moot Court Board for two years, served as a Pitt Law Ambassador, and was selected by the Dean to serve on the Third Year Giving Committee. He remains active with the Immigration Clinic and other outreach programs that allow him to help students at the University of Pittsburgh in their networking and job-related activities.

Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2012
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in International and Comparative Law
  • B.A., The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Government, 2008

Admissions

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

Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member, Immigration Committee; Member, Young Lawyer’s Division; Member, LGBT Rights Committee)

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