University of New Mexico School of Law
Howard University School of Law, 1979
Rutgers University, 1976
Admitted to South Carolina
Admitted to New York
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
As a twelve (12) year old child emigrating to the U.S. from China with my parents and three (3) younger siblings, I saw firsthand the substantial difficulties immigrants face when seeking to migrate through the ever complex and challenging U.S. immigration system. Similar to my family, many of these new entrants do not speak any English when arriving in the U.S. and are foreign to the American culture and way of life in the United States. These challenges left an enduring mark on my life and helped shape my career goal to make the immigration process more understandable and easier to navigate for aliens arriving at our shorelines.
Shortly after graduating from St. Joseph College in 2009, I began working as a paralegal for The Kasen Law Firm, PLLC, a full-service immigration and criminal law firm, and quickly advanced to the position of office manager, supervising more than twenty (20) support staff, inclusive of paralegals, bookkeepers and other support staff. Never losing sight of my ultimate goal of assisting immigrants through the ever-changing immigration process, in 2015 I began pursuing my dream of becoming an attorney when I was admitted to the Touro College Fuchsberg Law Center as a first-year law student. During this time, I continued to work full-time as an office manager at The Kasen Law Firm, PLLC and delved deeper into the subject areas of immigration law and criminal law, finally securing my law degree in 2019 and my admission to the New York State Bar in February of 2020. Realizing the value of my service to the law firm and dedication to the pursuit of the law and our immigrant clients, I was made a member of The Kasen Law Firm, PLLC in February of 2020.
Now equipped with the requisite legal tools, I stand ready, willing and able to provide our clients with the best legal services in the fields of immigration law and criminal law.
BA, St. Joseph College in 2009
Admitted to the New York Bar since 2020
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar since 2020
Been an attorney since February 1998
Admitted to the Bar since 1998
B.A. degree in Linguistics at Harvard College in 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Practice law 2014
Southern District of New York
Practice law 2000
The Eastern District of New York
Practice law 1999s
Chenchen Yan graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and received two bachelor’s degrees in Law and Literature majoring in Business English. She earned her LL.M. degree from Fordham University School of Law majoring in Bank, Corporate, and Finance Law. Currently, she is admitted to practice law before the State of New York.
While Ms. Yan was in China, she completed an internship with Faurecia (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd. as an assistant to Legal Counsel, which allowed her to gain experience in reviewing contracts and performing legal research. Before passing the New York bar examination, she worked at The Kasen Law Firm, PLLC as a paralegal providing support to the work of our attorneys in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, criminal law, immigration law, civil litigation, divorce, and employment law.
Ms. Yan’s legal practice centers primarily on immigration law, civil practice, and real estate law. Her immigration work includes family-based petitions, removal defense, special immigrant juvenile status, and temporary protected status applications. Her civil practice experience includes landlord/tenant matters; contract review; and pre-litigation civil negotiation. The focus of her real estate experience is residential closings. Ms. Yan has almost eight years of experience working at The Kasen Law Firm, PLLC including as an intern, a paralegal, and now, an attorney. Ms. Yan is fluent in the Mandarin dialect of Chinese and English.
BA, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2011
LL.M, Law School of Fordham University in 2012
Robert graduated from the City University of New York, College of Staten Island in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Prior to law school he worked as a paralegal in various law firms and for the well-known investment brokerage house Smith Barney. In 1999, he graduated from the Michigan State University Detroit College of Law. While in law school he was employed as a researcher for a non-profit organization that represents Charter Schools in Michigan called the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (“MAPSA”) and also served in a clinic representing indigent persons in civil and criminal cases. During his last semester in law school, Robert was a student law clerk for the Honorable Richard Fred Suhrheinrich, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Robert was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2002 and went into private practice, specializing in immigration, criminal defense, business and real estate disputes. In 2003, he and his firm Louis & Adinolfi, LLC served as Special Counsel to the Consul General of Pakistan during the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System. At that time, certain nonimmigrant alien visitors from certain countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and North Korea) were required to register with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service under National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), also known as Special Registration. Robert and his firm provided onsite advise to Pakistani nationals in connection with the Special Registration.
Vasiliki Koutsogiannis (“Vicki”) represents clients in criminal cases, civil litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, divorce, and domestic actions. She takes pride in her commitment to her clients, professionalism, and exceptional advocacy.
Vicki graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2014. During her tenure in law school, she was a member of the Pro Bono Board, and also received a CALI Award for Excellence in the subject of Legal and Equitable Remedies. Vicki graduated from Stony Brook University in New York in 2010, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Political Science, cum laude.
Vicki is admitted to practice in New York, South Carolina, and Illinois. She is also admitted before the United States District Court for South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.
During her legal career, Vicki has focused on representing individual clients and has succeeded in obtaining the best possible results in her cases. She has helped people accused of major crimes ranging from violent felonies to criminal conspiracy and financial crimes. She has represented clients in civil litigation, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful arrest, and commercial litigation. She also has appellate experience, having taken a family law appeal before the South Carolina Court of Appeals which resulted in a partial reversal, and established new rules in that state regarding special equity and alimony following divorce. Vicki has also represented clients who suffered from adverse effects following influenza vaccines through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. She has tried multiple jury trials and has obtained not-guilty verdicts. She also has successfully obtained favorable settlements on behalf of her clients.
Vicki’s parents are Greek immigrants who instilled in her the value of hard work and dedication. She can speak, read, and write fluently in Greek.
She is a member of the New York Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, National Trial Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
BA Political Science, Stony Brook University in 2010
J.D., University of South Carolina in 2014
Admitted to the New York, South Carolina, Illinois
Louis Henry Klein has extensive experience in assisting clients in a wide variety of immigration, real estate, criminal, and litigation matters. On a regular basis, he represents individuals before Immigration Courts in New York and throughout the country, as well as before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), fighting tenaciously to obtain immigration relief and legal status for his clients.
Mr. Klein is experienced handling individual merits hearings, appeals, bond hearings, motions to reopen proceedings, and motions to reconsider before the Board of Immigration Appeals and Federal Appellate Circuit Courts, providing clients an opportunity for immigration relief beyond their merits hearings or immigration interview. Mr. Klein’s wide ranging and extensive immigration law experience has allowed him to travel extensively throughout the United States in order to assist individuals, families, and workers with their immigration issues so that they can enjoy the legal benefits of living and working in the United States.
Mr. Klein is also experienced litigating complex personal injury, property damage, construction defect, and other civil law suits. Mr. Klein has successfully forced insurance companies to pay for claims that they initially refused to honor, and to provide defense and indemnification to their policy holders. Mr. Klein expertly handles mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals for many types of civil lawsuits.
Additionally, Mr. Klein is well versed in both New York State and Connecticut criminal practice, and has successfully defended criminal cases throughout those jurisdictions. Finally, Mr. Klein is experienced with both uncontested divorces, child support and custody issues.
Currently, Mr. Klein is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, and Connecticut. He is also admitted in to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and at the federal level since January 2000
J.D. at Brooklyn Law School in 1999 (Brooklyn Law Review, Executive Notes and Comments Editor; Dean’s List; Distinguished Scholar Award 1999)
Mr. Keith Sullivan has extensive experience handling all types of complex personal injury matters involving serious injuries. He has dedicated his practice to representing individuals who have been wrongfully injured through the negligence of others, as well as individuals subject to criminal investigations. Prior to forming Sullivan & Galleshaw LLP, Mr. Sullivan was a litigation associate with the law firm of Wilson, Elser where he represented numerous insurance companies in defending various types of personal injury claims.
Mr. Sullivan is experienced in handling all personal injury and criminal defense matters. His practice areas include medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, work-related accidents, lead paint injuries, wrongful death, slip and fall, general liability, litigation and criminal defense matters in both New York State and Federal Courts. In addition to working at his law practice, Mr. Sullivan is an Adjunct Professor at area law schools and has been invited to be a guest lecturer to numerous law schools, including Syracuse University, Hofstra, UPenn, Cardozo, St. John’s, Touro, Western New England, Emory University and Widener.
Mr. Sullivan also serves as the Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Athletic Commission, where he ensures the rules and regulations of the sport of boxing are complied with and upheld and assists in the functioning of the sport in NY. He is also the author of a monthly newspaper column titled “Sullivan’s Court”, which serves as a user-friendly know your rights introduction to the law for readers. Mr. Sullivan is currently admitted to practice in the New York State Supreme Courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Sullivan has been granted ‘pro hac vice’ admission into several other state jurisdictions in order to handle legal matters that ensured the full protection of his clients’ rights.
Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, 1998, Juris Doctorate
Concordia College, Bronxville, New York, 1995, B.A. – History & Secondary Education
New York State and New Jersey, 1998
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2000
U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
Upon leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Galleshaw worked in the litigation department of one of the country’s most respected insurance defense firms, where he handled a wide range of complex litigation matters, including products liability, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, lead and asbestos poisoning, and general negligence claims.
Mr. Galleshaw’s practice focuses on all types of complex litigation matters, including all state and federal criminal defense matters, complex commercial litigation and high-value construction, and motor vehicle injury claims. He is currently admitted to practice in New York State, New Jersey State, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
City University of New York School of Law, Flushing, New York, 1999
Juris Doctorate Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, 1995
Admitted to New York State, 2000
Admitted to New Jersey State, 2000
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2005
Omar Chaudhry has fifteen (15) years experience with immigration law, criminal defense law, and contract law. He has litigated hundreds of cases in the federal and state courts in the State of New York. He is excited to represent his clients in order to find successful avenues of relief.
Omar graduated from Columbia University, where he earned a BA and MA in law and philosophy. On scholarship, Omar graduated from Hosftra University, Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctorate with a Concentration in Corporate Law.
Arbitration:Arbitrator, Joint Committee on Fee Disputes and Conciliation, N.Y.
Attorney Zhao Sun graduated from Xiangtan University, Hunan, China. Juris Master’s degree. Majored in International Finance. She received a Juris Doctor degree in Touro Law School. Majored in Finance. She was admitted to the Bar in New York state.
In China, Zhao Sun had worked in several law firms in Guangzhou and Shanghai, majored in securities and finance area. For example, she offered legal services to the company who issued assets-based securities product, medium-term notes, trust product, etc.
After received JD, Zhao Sun had worked as an associate attorney in immigration law firms. She helped immigration attorney to deal with immigration cases. Zhao Sun can speak Chinese and English.
2006: Juris Master’s degree from Xiangtan University (China)
2020: Juris Doctor’s degree from Touro Law School (USA)
2010: Admitted to the Bar in China
2021: Admitted to the Bar in New York, USA