SilzerLaw Chartered was founded with the mission to provide excellent client service and quality representation at fair and reasonable fees. The firm distinguished itself first locally and then nationally, by its skill, broad legal experience, professionalism and caring attention to each client’s case.
Our marketing was carried out by satisfied and happy clients who referred their friends, family and colleagues.
The firm was started in 1996 by attorney Scot A. Silzer who had many years of experience working as Counsel to universities and the State University System of Florida. Because of his strong interest and background in academic and employment issues, the firm initially focused on representation of universities in hiring and retaining international employees. From advising human resource personnel, insuring compliance with employment laws, to admitting and counseling international students, the firm actively worked with universities in the local Central Florida area. In addition, the firm worked with international faculty, scholars and students in immigration matters
|As word of the firm’s abilities and skills spread, the firm took on representation of universities and international students throughout the United States. The firm quickly obtained a national reputation for providing excellent counsel in such areas as guiding departments through the complex issues of PERM applications for international staff and planning to ensure that faculty could maintain employment eligibility and obtain residency. Likewise, the firm established an outstanding track record of obtaining permanent residency for scholars, scientists and researchers in the Outstanding Ability and Extraordinary Ability categories.|
From there, our work has expanded to offer legal services for leading hospitals, research and development companies and business organizations as well as to thousands of individual clients.
Over the years, the firm has developed a strong team of professionals from all over the world who work together as a team to provide excellent and caring service to our clients. Our team is ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse but each member embodies the same commitment to service, integrity and professionalism. The multicultural environment of our firm makes us especially cognizant of the unique needs and perspectives of our clients. We understand the frustrations of the immigrant experience firsthand. Furthermore, because we are so diverse, we respect and appreciate differing perspectives and backgrounds. The firm is tangible evidence of our core belief that diversity will be the strength of America in a changing world.
Since its inception, SilzerLaw has been active in the local community and has also been an active supporter of immigrant causes. We believe that cultural diversity is life enriching and we commit financial support and volunteer services to civic and community projects that support this ideal. We support causes that work against domestic violence and racial / ethnic / orientation discrimination. We take on numerous pro bono cases each year to help those who cannot afford legal services. Members of the firm actively participate in ethnic chambers of commerce, bar associations and other organizations. SilzerLaw sponsors and participates in numerous events, festivals, workshops and events for these organizations each year. In addition, SilzerLaw plays an active role in supporting the arts both locally and around the world and has worked with hundreds of performers and artists in many genres in obtaining work visas and permanent residency in the United States.
SilzerLaw clients develop a special relationship with the firm that lasts longer than a single case. When we take on a new client, we expect that connection to be life-long. We take extra care to make sure we provide all the support our clients need to achieve not only their short term objectives, but their long term goals. We have represented individuals all the way from their arrival in the United States as international students, to obtaining an H-1B for work, successfully obtaining labor certification, adjusting to permanent residency, obtaining US citizenship, and then petitioning for relatives abroad.
As the firm has grown, our clients have repeatedly asked us to continue to advise them and provide legal representation in their personal and business matters after their immigration cases are completed. As a result, in 2011, the firm expanded the practice to afford our clients a broader range of legal services. We work together as a team to provide quality legal services that cater to the unique needs of international clients.