- 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
- Eastern District of New York (EDNY)
- Southern District of New York (SDNY)
- District of New Jersey (DNJ)
- New York State Bar
- New Jersey State Bar
- Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)
Justin Heiferman is the founding attorney of Heiferman & Associates. Mr. Heiferman practices before federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey as well as before immigration courts nationwide. He has over 20 years’ experience managing financial investigations and accounting. His career includes working at financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase, BDO Seidman, and Credit Suisse First Boston.
Mr. Heiferman is a former prosecutor at the Nassau County District Attorney Economic Crimes Bureau. At NCDA, he managed complex investigations and litigations of white-collar crimes including Identity Theft, Mortgage Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Embezzlement, Tax Fraud, Trademark/Counterfeiting, and various other larcenies and frauds. He brings the same knowledge base and work ethic to his defense practice.
After the DA’s office, Mr. Heiferman practiced management-side, employment litigation at Jackson Lewis. He has litigated hundreds of employment law cases in numerous state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies including NY/NJ Unemployment hearings, the EEOC, NY Department of Labor, NY State Division of Human Rights and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. He successes on the Plaintiff side include successfully negotiating a seven figure settlement for financial officers breaching fiduciary duties as well as restrictive covenants, including non-compete agreements, negotiating executive severance agreements, litigating discrimination claims and helping numerous clients recover unpaid wages and overtime.
As an immigration attorney, Mr. Heiferman assists employers, employees, individuals and families with their immigration needs. He successfully obtained O and EB-1 visas for a film director whose music videos (with Selena Gomez, Rihanna, N.E.R.D. (Pharrell Williams), and more) achieved hundreds of million views and won an MTV Video Music Award (VMA). He obtained an H-1B visa for multiple film producers and financial professionals. He conducted over one hundred hearings, trials and bond detention proceedings. Mr. Heiferman helped dozens of children to obtain green cards (lawful permanent residence) through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”) in state and federal courts. He also has helped hundreds of individuals and families apply for asylum.
Mr. Heiferman is an active volunteer. He provides Pro Bono legal assistance to the Safe Passage Project, an organization dedicated to assisting immigrant and refugee children facing deportation. He was awarded a service star for his volunteer work with the Children’s Aid Society, while at JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Heiferman is a dedicated husband and father. When not practicing law, Mr. Heiferman enjoys tennis, golf, traveling, cooking and spending time with his family. His wife, Karen Heiferman, works at UNICEF Legal Department in the Office of the Executive Director, and his daughter, Katrina Heiferman, graduated Magna Cum Laude from CUNY College of Technology, majoring in Business & Technology of Fashion. Katrina also works as a legal assistant for our office. He is extremely proud that Karen and Katrina became naturalized citizens and helped prepare their applications with his guidance.