Practice Leadership

At SGG, our family and removal team is comprised of some of the most nationally known  U.S. Immigration attorneys in the field of family and removal defense.

The managing partner of the Family and Removal Group, Attorney Heather L. Poole is internationally known as one the leading authorities in inadmissibility waivers (601 waivers for unlawful presence, misrepresentation, crimes, and prostitution) and complicated marriage cases. She is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law (State Bar of California).

Senior Attorney Helen Sklar works on complex asylum, removal, and marriage fraud cases. She is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law (State Bar of California).

Heather Poole

Heather L. Poole is the Managing Partner of the Family Immigration & Removal Group at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP.  Heather is a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law (State Bar of California). She focuses on helping immigrants keep their green cards despite marital breakups and successfully reuniting couples and ... Read More

Helen A. Sklar

Helen A. Sklar has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law since 1985. She spent 18 years advocating on behalf of immigrants and refugees as a sole practitioner before joining Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, a Los Angeles firm widely known for its expertise across multiple immigration ... Read More

Joyce Noche

Joyce Noche is a Senior Attorney at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP. Ms. Noche has practiced immigration law for over 16 years. Ms. Noche has unique and extensive experience in asylum law and protection for refugees that few others share. She has the perspective of having representing clients before the government ... Read More

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10 August 2017

A Day In The Life Of SGG Attorneys

Ever wonder what it's like to be an SGG attorney in the field, fighting the good fight? Well, SGG’s attorneys are engaged inside and outside of the office. They volunteer their time to the community to participate and give back. They stay up to date with the latest news and ... Read More

25 July 2017

Prudential revocation of visa after arrest.

Certain criminal convictions may fit within the categories of crimes that render foreign nationals deportable and/or inadmissible. However, even being arrested could trigger the sharing of information from law enforcement authorities with the Department of State. The consular post may revoke a visa after an arrest for driving under the ... Read More

14 July 2017

Supreme Court rules that a conviction for obtaining naturalization illegally requires a material misrepresentation.

  In the context of federal criminal proceedings, the U.S. Supreme Court recently weighed in on whether a person can lose citizenship based on false statements that were not material or did not influence the decision by USCIS to grant naturalization (U.S. citizenship). Divna Maslenjak and her husband immigrated to the United ... Read More

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