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Over 20 Years of Legal Experience Serving the Chicago Area

Chicago Immigration Lawyers

No case is too big or small for us to handle. If you think that you need professional legal help, never hesitate to ask for it. We love to find success through each one of our clients by assisting you in getting the outcome that you deserve.

With over 20 years of experience, our Chicago Immigration attorney knows what it takes to deliver exceptional service and follow-through. We’ve successfully handled cases throughout the Midwest, and we are confident in our ability to defend you.

Salah Legal has represented individuals in petitions, applications and all levels of immigration or federal court throughout the United States (Midwestern region including Illinois, California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Texas) and overseas.

We have the experience and ability to represent you wherever you need assistance.

Practice Areas

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Immigration

Reputable & Comprehensive Immigration Services Here & Abroad

At Salah Legal, one of our primary practice areas is our immigration law representation. We have represented clients in Illinois, the entire Midwest, and across the country as well as foreign nationals living overseas.

Our firm provides a comprehensive array of immigration law services that includes all petitions, applications, and immigration court and federal court cases.

We have the experience and ability to represent you in whatever matter for which you need assistance, whether it is:

  • To sponsor a family member for lawful permanent residence
  • Fight for your right to remain in the United States
  • Or pursue your dream of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen

Our Chicago immigration attorney can help you achieve your goals through processing here in the U.S. or through consular processing at a U.S. embassy abroad.

Our Immigration Legal Services

Salah Legal provides all immigration law services including the following:

Family-Based Immigration

This generally involves sponsoring a family member or fiancé(e) as a U.S. citizen or green card holder who wishes to become a U.S. lawful permanent resident.

Adjustment of Status

As a noncitizen, if you are already within the U.S., you can apply to adjust your status to that of a lawful permanent resident where applicable.

Green Card Renewal

Action must be taken to replace your Green Card within six months of its expiration date or as soon as you realized it has expired. Your card must also be replaced at once if it has been lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed. Our experienced Chicago immigration attorney has helped people with Green Card renewals for more than 20 years.

Deportation/Removal Actions

If you have been targeted for deportation by the U.S. government, you will need to present your case in court. Our attorney can build your defense through appropriate strategies and argue on your behalf before an immigration judge.

Visa applications. These include nonimmigrant visa applications based on employment, economic investment in the U.S., for educational purposes at approved U.S. schools, and for many other purposes.

Immigration Appeals

When you are not successful in immigration court, you can appeal your case to a higher-level court such as the Board of Immigration Appeals. Our firm has years of experience successfully representing clients in appeals.

Federal Court Litigation

This includes suing U.S. governmental agencies, appealing your case, challenging denials by immigration agencies, and more.

Citizenship

Lawful permanent residences can pursue U.S. citizenship through the process of naturalization that involves many steps. We can help guide you through the process.

Asylum/refugee status. Many individuals and their families flee their home countries due to persecution or threat of persecution. Our firm can help you qualify for and complete the procedure to be granted this status.

How Our Chicago Immigration Lawyer Can Help

Immigration issues are commonly complex matters subject to ever-changing laws and procedures that require the knowledge of an attorney who deals with them on a routine basis. They involve strict requirements that you must meet and extensive filings and documentation.

Mistakes on paperwork, insufficient evidence, and missed deadlines can result in delays or denials. These issues are often a matter of uncertainty and stress.

Our firm is here to ensure that your immigration matter is handled thoroughly, accurately, and with attention to the details that can make or break your case. Should complications or obstacles arise, we can help you overcome them with appropriate solutions.

Throughout your entire immigration issue, you can rely on us to provide the legal and emotional support you need at every phase of the process.

Turn to a Firm with a Successful Track Record

Salah Legal has built a solid reputation for successfully representing clients in all immigration issues. We know that our success depends on the results we obtain for you which is why we put total effort and commitment into your case.

Our team understands that your immigration matter can affect your entire family and future and may likely be the most important legal matter you ever face. While no attorney can guarantee results, we can assure you that we will apply all of our years of experience, knowledge, and resources into giving you the best chance for success.

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Criminal Defense

There Is No Offense Too Big or Small for Salah Legal to Handle

Our criminal defense attorneys understand every step of the criminal defense process and will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss all the options available to you. Whether you are charged with a serious felony or something less severe, Salah Legal is here for you. We are the experts at defending all types of crimes so you can trust us to provide you with the help you need.

With over 20 years of experience, we have been successful in defending individuals charged with the following types of crimes:

  • Violent Crimes
  • Theft
  • Sex Crimes
  • Domestic Battery/Battery
  • Traffic
  • Drug Crimes

What Are the Penalties for Committing a Crime in Illinois?

If you are convicted and found guilty, all crimes can lead to you being heavily prosecuted.

These crimes carry severe consequences including:

  • Permanent criminal track record
  • Prison time
  • Heavy fines
  • Deportation

Do not fall victim to a crime that you did not commit. Hire Salah Legal to be on your side. At our criminal defense firm in Chicago, we are dedicated to defending the rights of our clients, and we can help you!

We are on your side. We will hear your story and get to know your case on a personal level, fighting for you every step of the way. With a wide range of criminal defense knowledge, you can be confident that you have an attorney who cares and is always on your side.

You Have the Right to a Lawyer Who Cares

Don’t hesitate to contact our firm today! When it comes to legal matters, your future is important. The steps you take today to protect yourself are important. Are you worried about the financial obligations associated with legal services? Not to worry – we offer flexible payment plan options! With that, each of our attorneys is bilingual and can cater to all your legal needs.

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Bankruptcy

Helping Individuals Erase Debt Since 1997

Filing for bankruptcy can be a potent method for erasing many kinds of consumer debt. It is a legal process that millions of Americans take advantage of every year.

At Salah Legal, we have helped countless individuals and couples clear their overwhelming debt through the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process since 1997. Our goal is to assist you through the entire procedure to avoid mistakes and to increase your chances of a successful outcome and a fresh financial start.

What Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is called the liquidation bankruptcy because the process involves the bankruptcy trustee in charge of your case selling off certain assets in order to pay off your creditors. However, many of your assets may be exempt from the process.

Like all states, Illinois provides exemptions to Chapter 7 liquidation such as equity in:

  • Your home and car
  • Exemptions for insurance benefits
  • Personal belongings
  • Pensions and retirement benefits
  • And more

Our firm can review the specifics of your case to determine how exemptions will apply to your case.

This type of bankruptcy filing is generally applicable to eliminating unsecured debt such as:

  • Credit card debt
  • Medical bills/dental bills
  • Payday loans
  • Personal loans
  • Overdue utility bills

It may also help you with repossessions, foreclosures, and wage garnishment. Once you file your Chapter 7 petition with the court closest to you, the court will issue an “automatic stay.”

This stops all creditors and collection agencies from making any further attempts at payment and ends the stress and disturbance of their:

  • Harassing letters
  • Phone calls
  • Texts
  • And emails

This can give you time to catch up on secured debt payments such as mortgages and car loans.

Once the Chapter 7 liquidation process is concluded through the courts, whatever unsecured debt you have listed in your filing will be discharged (eliminated) which will give you a clean start.

Certain debts cannot be eliminated through a Chapter 7 such as alimony and child support, personal injury judgments, and student loans. Secured debt also cannot be eliminated.

Chapter 7 Eligibility Requirements

Not everyone is eligible to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Generally, you are eligible if your income falls below the state’s median income for a household of your size.

If your income is higher than that, you will be required to pass a “means test,” where monthly expenses are deducted from your income to determine if you have sufficient disposable income to pay back some of your debt. If you “pass” the means test, meaning you do not have enough income for repayment, you will generally be eligible for a Chapter 7 filing.

Otherwise, you may file a Chapter 13 that allows for a repayment program. While our firm does deal with Chapter 13, we commonly focus on Chapter 7 relief.

Let Our Experienced Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Guide You

At Salah Legal, we can determine if you qualify for a Chapter 7, answer all of your questions, guide you through the important steps needed to avoid any risks when filing, and represent you in court.

While filing for Chapter 7 is not a solution for everyone, for some people it is a viable and legal way to get a fresh start and back in control of their financial scene.

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Real Estate

Helping You Understand Cook County Real Estate Laws

Businesses and individuals deal with commercial and residential real estate transactions on a daily basis. Because of the size and scope of a real estate transaction, serious problems can and do arise before, during, and after the process. By addressing these potential issues, you will mitigate any financial damage or confusion they may cause.

When it comes to having a lawyer you can trust, you do not have to look any further than the attorneys at Salah Legal. Whether you are the property seller or an interested buyer, it is important that you have the representation you need in court to protect your rights and the property at stake.

What You Can Expect from Our Chicago Real Estate Attorney

As a buyer or seller, you can expect our lawyers to:

  • Modify and negotiate the terms of your property purchase agreement
  • Ensure that the title insurance transfer is cleared
  • Review contracts when necessary
  • Modify any terms through property inspections
  • Review the terms of your real estate brokerage listing agreement
  • Prepare closing documents
  • Prepare deeds

Salah Legal will take the necessary time needed to complete all transactions representing:

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Investors
  • Foreclosure purchases
  • New construction buyers
  • New construction sellers
  • Short sales sellers
  • Short sales buyers
  • Zoning matters
  • And more

Real Estate can involve potentially risky matters and become complex quickly. Whether you are selling or buying, you need the professionals on your side to help ensure that your rights are covered through the entire process.

Contact Us Today!

Our bilingual attorneys are ready to represent you. If you need financial help during the process, we offer flexible payment plans. With over 20 years of experience as real estate attorneys and brokers, as well as having their Masters in Law in Commercial Real Estate, you can trust that our attorneys have what it takes to protect your rights. We walk you through the entire selling and/or buying transaction, ensuring you understand what you are signing and what it means for your home.

Our Services

Our Firm

When you hire the team at Salah Legal, you will have years of knowledge and practice at your disposal. We believe in treating each one of our clients with the respect that they deserve by building a strong relationship based on trust.

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Payment Plans

We are passionate about helping families and individuals through the hardest situations of their lives. With that, we understand that representation can be a financial burden. Contact us to find out more about our flexible payment plans.

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Multi-lingual Staff

When you work with our team of attorneys at Salah Legal, you’ll have access to a fully bilingual legal staff. We’re happy to conduct business in the language you feel most comfortable with – whether that be English, Spanish or Arabic.

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A Trusted Guide

Helping You Navigate the Legal Waters

Abdullah Salah has been practicing law since 1997. He has a JD and a Masters in Law (LL.M in Commercial Real Estate from The John Marshall Law School. He is licensed in Illinois and Florida. He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar, US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Northern District of Illinois including Bankruptcy Court and Southern District of Illinois, the Southern District of Florida, and the Illinois Supreme Court. He is also registered as an Immigration attorney with the Immigration Court and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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