At Baurkot & Baurkot, my mission as an immigration law and deportation defense attorney, has been to recreate the legal profession in a way that takes one's fear of the law away—to remind all that justice is truly blind.
Areas of Practice
Admitted to Practice Law
- State of New York
- Executive Office for Immigration Review (all Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals)
- Southern District of New York
- Northern District of New York
- Third Circuit Court of Appeals
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Tax Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
- United States Court for International Trade
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- American Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- American Civil Liberties Union
- New York State Bar Association
- New York County Bar Association
- New York City Bar Association
- National Lawyers Guild
- National Immigration Law Project
Attorney Raymond Lahoud is a leading immigration law and deportation defense attorney. He is the Managing Partner of Baurkot & Baurkot's Immigration Law Group.
Raymond Lahoud, an Easton, Pennsylvania native, graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University (fourth in his class), with a Bachelor's Degree in English (highest department honors), earning several accolades and scholarships. During his time at Lehigh, Lahoud studied at the London School of Economics (International Law & Trade) and the Umbra Institute (Italian Language & Literature).
Raymond Lahoud served as the Editor of The Lehigh Review, earned Deans List each semester, was named a President's Scholar, was inducted into Phi Beta Delta and received, among other awards, the Williams Award, Cohen Scholarship, Treen Scholarship and Littner Scholarship.
Prior to attending Lehigh University, Raymond Lahoud served as a United States Congressional Page, under then-Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL), who is now President Obama's Secretary of Transportation. He also served as a legislative aide to State Senator Lisa Boscola (D-PA) and was the founder and director of Youth for America PAC, a nationwide Political Action Committee that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various political candidates and registered thousands to vote across America. Following his time with both Boscola and LaHood, Lahoud traveled to twenty-six different congressional districts in thirteen states, to assist several vulnerable incumbents manage last minute grassroots efforts.
When returning to the Lehigh Valley (Easton, Bethlehem & Allentown), Lahoud directed Victory Consulting Group, a Pennsylvania-based political consulting firm that employed as many as fifteen individuals at one time. Further, Raymond Lahoud assisted in the development of Macquarie (PA), a private equity firm that raised foreign capital for commercial development projects across the United States, including a tower housing one of the nation's leading insurer's in California. Lahoud also actively lobbied for several global corporations looking to conduct business with the United States Government. While doing this, Lahoud traveled to twenty-nine countries–meeting with high level executives and political leaders.
After Lehigh, Lahoud attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he excelled academically. Raymond Lahoud earned a position on the Georgetown Immigration Law Review-a leading international academic resource focusing solely on immigration issues. While in law school, Raymond Lahoud worked for the Honorable Joanne Seybert, Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York as well as for Sullivan & Cromwell (summer associate), a prominent law firm.
Lahoud graduated cum laude and earned Deans List and several CALI awards in many different legal courses. Lahoud was actively involved in several clincs, programs and other organizations such as the Appellate Litigation Program, Barristers' Counsel, Moot Court, Moot Trial, ABA Law Student Division, ACLU at GULC, Catholic Student Association, Hoya Realty Group, Innocence Project, International Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, PHI ALPHA DELTA, United Nations at Georgetown and the Student Bar Association.
When joining Baurkot & Baurkot, Raymond Lahoud brought with him a long history of political, legal and business management expertise. Raymond Lahoud specializes in immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations in New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown & the surrounding region). His immigration work includes: Citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, EB-5 Investment Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum and VAWA applications.
Lahoud also works in the field of Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers and J Waivers. Raymond Lahoud's practice focuses greatly on Deportation Defense, at the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals and Circuit Court levels. Lahoud has defended individuals against deportation across the United States. Often, his Deportation practice takes him into state and federal appellate courts, where he seeks post-conviction relief for the underlying crime that led to the commencement of the deportation. On the other hand, Raymond Lahoud has represented individuals who overstayed their visas or entered the United States without inspection.
Raymond Lahoud resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is licensed in the State of New York and practices immigration law and deportation defense throughout the nation, with a focus in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Born: Easton, Pennsylvania
- Attorney, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot
Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot was founded in 1961. Since its founding, Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot has grown to a size of 12 attorneys. Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot is located in Lehigh County Pennsylvania.
With over 75 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Baurkot & Baurkot are some of the most respected attorneys in the New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey region. While the Firm is full-service, its Immigration Practice area is one of the largest and most respected. For decades, the Attorneys who are a part of Baurkot & Baurkot have represented individuals, families, small business & large corporations from around the world in all types of Immigration related matters, especially deportation cases. We provide our Clients with unparalleled service and results in an expeditious and professional manner. We offer full Immigration services, from naturalization applications to the most complex of deportation proceedings or corporate employee immigration issues. Our firm offers all Clients with the resources necessary to provide efficient, cost-effective legal services. Our team specializes in complex immigration matters and obtaining approvals for “difficult” or “impossible” cases. We have successfully reversed many denied petitions on legal grounds. Our immigration and deportation emphasis includes but is not limited to citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, VAWA applications, business, investment and artistic based petitions, waivers, Board of Immigration appeals, Motions to Re-open and Reconsider, Federal Court Appeals, deportation and removal proceedings, criminal post conviction relief appeals of convictions with serious immigration consequences. We also offer a full range of Canadian, European and Australian Immigration options. The Law Firm takes pride in its integrity, honesty, hard work and its ability to find solutions to complex issues. We constantly modernize our knowledge base and research system, so that we always have the most updated and relevant Immigration Laws and changes. The Firm was founded in Easton, Pennsylvania (by serving those in Easton, Allentown & Bethlehem), but has grown into serving others across the nation. In addition to offices in Easton and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Firm has offices in New York and New Jersey. Firm attorneys will travel to any immigration court, whether it be York, Pennsylvania or Miami Florida. The Firm also has an Immigration Advisor located a Sydney, Australia office who specializes in Australian, European and South Pacific Immigration matters.
Press Releases and Achievements
Obama Administration Denies Legal Immigrant’s Release from Immigration Custody
January 27, 2012 — The Department of Homeland Security denied yet another request by Robert Bautista, a twenty-five year Lawful Permanent Resident and father of three, to be released from immigration detention, following nearly two years behind immigration bars.