Carter Qi
Managing Attorney

Carter Qi is the managing attorney at Heiferman & Associates, PLLC. He practices immigration, criminal defense, and employment law. Mr. Qi focuses on employment and investment-based immigration and is experienced in representing clients in removal proceedings and SIJS as well. He also serves as legal adviser to various U.S. and Chinese companies.

Mr. Qi received his J.D. degree in 2017 from  Brooklyn Law School, his B.S. degree in Accounting in 2011 from Baruch College of CUNY. He is licensed in the state of New York and admitted to practice law before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (Immigration Court) in all states of the United States.

Mr. Qi always has his client’s best interests at heart. He also has a strong sense of public service. During his last year of law school, Mr. Qi worked as a student attorney at his law school immigration clinic – Safe Harbor Project. Working with two other student attorneys, he represented a South American client, who was a survivor of multiple sexual assaults, in removal proceedings. Mr. Qi is also a volunteer lawyer at the New York Legal Assistance Group (through New York State Volunteer Lawyer Programs). He provides limited representation for unrepresented consumer debtors in New York Civil Court and assists unrepresented uncontested divorce litigants in the Supreme Court of New York. Prior to his admittance to the bar, Carter worked as a paralegal for over 5 years.

Mr. Qi accompanied his mother, a Chinese diplomat, to many countries. He left footprints in Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Egypt, Peru and many more. With his dedicated work ethic, understanding of the law, cultural background, and professionalism, Mr. Qi assists individuals and corporate clients all over the world.


  • NY State Bar
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York