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Raymond Lahoud

Licensed for 7 years

Practice Area: Deportation Defense, Immigration Law, Appellate Litigation 2 more areas of practice + 2 more

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484-541-5277

Raymond Lahoud

484-541-5277

Serving Easton, PA view address

About Raymond Lahoud

Attorney Raymond Lahoud, a former business leader who earned many accolades throughout his life for his excellent academic performance, business leadership and political activism. Lahoud was appointed as Managing Director of Baurkot's Immigration Law Group.

Raymond Lahoud, an Easton, Pennsylvania native, graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University (fourth in his class), with a Bachelor's Degree in English (highest department honors), earning several accolades and scholarships. During his time at Lehigh, Lahoud studied at the London School of Economics (International Law & Trade) and the Umbra Institute (Italian Language & Literature).

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Attorney Raymond Lahoud, a former business leader who earned many accolades throughout his life for his excellent academic performance, business leadership and political activism. Lahoud was appointed as Managing Director of Baurkot's Immigration Law Group.

Raymond Lahoud, an Easton, Pennsylvania native, graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University (fourth in his class), with a Bachelor's Degree in English (highest department honors), earning several accolades and scholarships. During his time at Lehigh, Lahoud studied at the London School of Economics (International Law & Trade) and the Umbra Institute (Italian Language & Literature).

Raymond Lahoud served as the Editor of The Lehigh Review, earned Deans List each semester, was named a President's Scholar, was inducted into Phi Beta Delta and received, among other awards, the Williams Award, Cohen Scholarship, Treen Scholarship and Littner Scholarship.

Prior to attending Lehigh University, Raymond Lahoud served as a United States Congressional Page, under then-Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL), who is now President Obama's Secretary of Transportation. He also served as a legislative aide to State Senator Lisa Boscola (D-PA) and was the founder and director of Youth for America PAC, a nationwide Political Action Committee that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various political candidates and registered thousands to vote across America. Following his time with both Boscola and LaHood, Lahoud traveled to twenty-six different congressional districts in thirteen states, to assist several vulnerable incumbents manage last minute grassroots efforts.

When returning to the Lehigh Valley (Easton, Bethlehem & Allentown), Lahoud directed Victory Consulting Group, a Pennsylvania-based political consulting firm that employed as many as fifteen individuals at one time. Further, Raymond Lahoud assisted in the development of Macquarie (PA), a private equity firm that raised foreign capital for commercial development projects across the United States, including a tower housing one of the nation's leading insurer's in California. Lahoud also actively lobbied for several global corporations looking to conduct business with the United States Government. While doing this, Lahoud traveled to twenty-nine countries' meeting with high level executives and political leaders.

After Lehigh, Lahoud attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he excelled academically. Raymond Lahoud earned a position on the Georgetown Immigration Law Review-a leading international academic resource focusing solely on immigration issues. While in law school, Raymond Lahoud worked for the Honorable Joanne Seybert, Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York as well as for Sullivan & Cromwell (summer associate), a prominent law firm.

Lahoud graduated cum laude and earned Deans List and several CALI awards in many different legal courses. Lahoud was actively involved in several clinics, programs and other organizations such as the Appellate Litigation Program, Barristers' Counsel, Moot Court, Moot Trial, ABA Law Student Division, ACLU at GULC, Catholic Student Association, Hoya Realty Group, Innocence Project, International Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, PHI ALPHA DELTA, United Nations at Georgetown and the Student Bar Association.

When joining Baurkot & Baurkot, Raymond Lahoud brought with him a long history of political, legal and business management expertise. Raymond Lahoud specializes in immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations in New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown & the surrounding region). His immigration work includes: Citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum and VAWA applications.

Lahoud also works in the field of Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers and J Waivers. Raymond Lahoud's practice focuses greatly on Deportation Defense, at the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals and Circuit Court levels. Lahoud has defended individuals against deportation across the United States. Often, his Deportation practice takes him into state and federal appellate courts, where he seeks post-conviction relief for the underlying crime that led to the commencement of the deportation. On the other hand, Raymond Lahoud has represented individuals who overstayed their visas or entered the United States without inspection.

While Raymond Lahoud resides in the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania area, he is licensed in the State of New York and practices immigration law and deportation defense throughout the nation, particularly in New Jersey, New York and throughout the rest of Pennsylvania.

About the Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot:

With over 75 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Baurkot & Baurkot are some of the most respected attorneys in the New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey region.

While the Firm is full-service, its Immigration Practice area is one of the largest and most respected. For decades, the Attorneys who are a part of Baurkot & Baurkot have represented individuals, families, small business & large corporations from around the world in all types of Immigration related matters, especially deportation cases.

We provide our Clients with unparalleled service and results in an expeditious and professional manner. We offer full Immigration services, from naturalization applications to the most complex of deportation proceedings or corporate employee immigration issues. Our firm offers all Clients with the resources necessary to provide efficient, cost-effective legal services. Our team specializes in complex immigration matters and obtaining approvals for difficult or impossible cases.

We have successfully reversed many denied petitions on legal grounds. Our immigration and deportation emphasis includes but is not limited to citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labour Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, VAWA applications, business, investment and artistic based petitions, waivers, Board of Immigration appeals, Motions to Re-open and Reconsider, Federal Court Appeals, deportation and removal proceedings, criminal post-conviction relief appeals of convictions with serious immigration consequences. We also offer a full range of Canadian, European and Australian Immigration options.

The Law Firm takes pride in its integrity, honesty, hard work and its ability to find solutions to complex issues. We constantly modernize our knowledge base and research system, so that we always have the most updated and relevant Immigration Laws and changes.

The Firm was founded in Easton, Pennsylvania (by serving those in Easton, Allentown & Bethlehem), but has grown into serving others across the nation. In addition to offices in Easton and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Firm has offices in New York and New Jersey. Firm attorneys will travel to any immigration court, whether it is New York, Pennsylvania or Miami Florida.

The Firm also has an Immigration Advisor located a Sydney, Australia office who specializes in Australian, European and South Pacific Immigration matters.

Dean's List. Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Beta Delta; Barristers, Appellate Litigation Program. Counsel, Moot Court, Moot Trial. President Scholar. Member and Assistant Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. Editor, The Lehigh Review. Recipient: Cohen Scholarship; Treen Scholarship; Littner Scholarship. Recipient, Williams Award. Recipient of Several CALI Awards: American Bar Association (Law Student Division); American Civil Liberties Union of Georgetown University Law Center; Catholic Student Association; Hoya Realty Group, Innocence Project; International Law Society, National Lawyers Guild; United Nations at Georgetown; Student Bar Association. Formerly with: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY; Federal Judge Joanne Seybert, US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Central Islip, NY; Macquarie Group (PA) Inc., Private Equity Fund, Bethlehem, PA; State Senator Lisa M. Boscola, Pennsylvania State Senate, Harrisburg, PA; Youth for America Political Action Committee, Easton, PA; U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Page, Washington, DC.

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  • 4.7/5.0 8 reviews
  • 88% client recommended 7 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 02/29/16

    The best immigration lawyer. I came to the US in 2000 and did not have papers. My family was left in Argentina and I was alone. I tried to do what I could but found it ha... Read more

    The best immigration lawyer. I came to the US in 2000 and did not have papers. My family was left in Argentina and I was alone. I tried to do what I could but found it hard to survive. I became the victim of human trafficking for years. People enslaved me in NY. Lawyers did not help me. I moved to PA to escape this torture. I met with Attorney Raymond and he worked so hard. He got me a U-Visa which led me to the permanent resident status. Thank you so much. He SAVED my LIFE.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/08/13

    I highly recommend this lawyer for doing everything possible for keeping Sergio and Mary Burgos together with their family and son. Sergio I did nothing wrong and i am go... Read more

    I highly recommend this lawyer for doing everything possible for keeping Sergio and Mary Burgos together with their family and son. Sergio I did nothing wrong and i am good example. Mr. Lahoud really understands his clients,he gives a 100% toward whoever he represents. He always look out for their benefits. I recommend Mr. Lahoud to anyone in need who is facing difficulty with immigration.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/14/11

    My family hired Raymond Lahoud and Baurkot & Baurkot to defend against my sister's deportation/removal hearings in York, Pennsylvania. Raymond is AN EXCELLENT DEPORTATIO... Read more

    My family hired Raymond Lahoud and Baurkot & Baurkot to defend against my sister's deportation/removal hearings in York, Pennsylvania. Raymond is AN EXCELLENT DEPORTATION attorney who won one of the first habeas petitions that got my sister out of mandatory detention and then put up the strongest fight for my sister when it came time for her deportation and HE SAVED HER FROM BEING DEPORTED TO NICARAGUA AND BEING KILLED. RAYMOND IS THE BEST DEPORTATION LAWYER THAT ANY PERSON CAN HIRE.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 04/17/11

    Raymond Lahoud was an awesome deportation defense attorney. He assisted me first in securing my cousin's release from detention. His website, www.nationalimmigrationlaw... Read more

    Raymond Lahoud was an awesome deportation defense attorney. He assisted me first in securing my cousin's release from detention. His website, www.nationalimmigrationlawyers.com was so helpful. Raymond is enthusiastic, caring and dedicated. He is very smart.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/12/10

    I needed a local immigration attorney. I live in Easton, Pennsylvania and my husband was facing deportation proceedings. Through a referral, I was able to locate Attorn... Read more

    I needed a local immigration attorney. I live in Easton, Pennsylvania and my husband was facing deportation proceedings. Through a referral, I was able to locate Attorney Raymond Lahoud and his firm-- Baurkot & Baurkot. The website- www.nationalimmigrationlawyers.com was so informational.{para}They met with me first thing the next morning and jumped on the case. They are really good people. Raymond is a great person to work with and kept me connected and involved throughout the whole process.

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  • 2.8/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/06/10

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 11/25/10

    Raymond Lahoud had the education, experience and ethics to represent my deportation case. He took time to understand my case and paid close attention to detail. I was im... Read more

    Raymond Lahoud had the education, experience and ethics to represent my deportation case. He took time to understand my case and paid close attention to detail. I was impressed with how quickly and smoothly my case was handled, without breaking the bank. I would recommend Raymond Lahoud--a first class lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 11/21/10

    Raymond Lahoud is an excellent attorney, who is very intelligent when it comes to deportation defense. He works with a good group of people at Baurkot & Baurkot. Read more

    Raymond Lahoud is an excellent attorney, who is very intelligent when it comes to deportation defense. He works with a good group of people at Baurkot & Baurkot.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/09/14 in Immigration and Naturalization

    Raymond Lahoud is a tremendous immigration attorney. He is dedicated, innovative, modern in his approach, yet, understanding the very historical roots of the law and the... Read more

    Raymond Lahoud is a tremendous immigration attorney. He is dedicated, innovative, modern in his approach, yet, understanding the very historical roots of the law and the idea of precedent. He is a genius and has made case law, has argued before the Board of Immigration Appeals -- he has represented thousands and has excelled at that representation. And, he is still young. This young man will work wonders in the world of law for decades to come -- but, always decades ahead of the time.

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Associate
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 2009, New York
      2010, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
      Law School Attended
      Georgetown University Law Center
      J.D.

      London School of Economics, England
      International Law

      University of California at Los Angeles
      Entertainment Law
      University Attended
      Lehigh University
      B.A.
      English Literature, summa cum laude

      London School of Economics, England
      Global Economic Policies

      Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy
      Italian Language

      Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy
      Italian Foreign Policy
      Birth Information
      Born in 1982
      October 10, 1982

      Areas of Law

      • Deportation Defense
      • Immigration Law
      • Appellate Litigation
      • Family Immigration
      • Business Immigration