The U.S. Consulate in Toronto recently announced it is suspending visa processing for third country nationals seeking visa appointments in Toronto during June, July and August of this year. The…
Stephen Tarnoff is a Principal in the law firm of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. since 2007. Steve possesses significant experience in both law and journalism, and has practiced in the employment-based and family immigration law areas with the firm since 2001. Prior to his tenure with the firm, he was an employee benefits attorney with a benefits administration and consulting firm as well as an insurance coverage attorney for a major Chicago law firm. Also a journalist, Mr. Tarnoff has written for numerous publications on legal and business issues. He has taught an immigration law course for paralegal studies at Loyola University and has co-written articles on immigration law with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Steve is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. In addition he is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He currently serves as a committee member of both the Unauthorized Practice of Law/Ethics Committee and the CIS District Office Committee of the Chicago Chapter of AILA.
He holds his J.D. from John Marshall Law School, a master’s degree in history from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in history from Northern Illinois University.
- Family-based immigration
- H-1B & Other Nonimmigrant Visas
- Citizenship and Naturalization
- Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status
- Employment-based immigration
- J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1981
- M.A., History, University of Missouri, 1972
- B.A., History, Northern Illinois University, 1971
- Bar of the State of Illinois, 1981
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Committee Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law/Ethics Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013-2014.
- Committee Member, CIS District Office Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013-2014.
- Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law/Ethics Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008–2009.
- Committee Member, Customs and Border Protection Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2007–2008.
- Committee Member, Advocacy Committee, Chicago Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2003-2005.
- Co-Author, Articles on Immigration, National Institute for Trial Advocacy 2002–2005.
- Adjunct Professor, Immigration for Paralegals, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 2004–2005
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