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

Latest Info

3 October 2017

Countdown to DACA’s End – SGG Helps College Students Work on Last Renewals Due this Week

SGG responds in a crisis. Joyce Noche, Esq., a Senior Attorney and resident DACA expert who has been working with DACA students since day one and consulted with the Obama administration in DACA’s formation, worked one-on-one with individual DACA students at Cerritos College this past Friday.  Joyce and Family & ... Read More

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21 September 2017

CBS’s KNX 1070 Radio Award Winning Reporter Margaret Carrero Interviews SGG Family & Removal Group Partner Heather Poole on Consular Repeated Denials of Visitor Visas for Stem-Cell Transplant Donor

SGG Attorney Heather Poole discusses US immigration factors that go into heartbreaking denials for B2 visitor visas, even when a relative in the U.S. is in desperate need of their relative’s aid, in September 20, 2017 “Dying Woman’s Sister Is Her Only Transplant Match, But Not Allowed In Country” story. Link:

7 September 2017

The Best and Brightest – Our Attorneys

SGG boasts some of the best and brightest legal talent in the industry.  Our highly sought after attorneys do more than provide excellent service to our clients.  They are also leaders in a multitude of professional associations: Elsie Arias: Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Committee; Chair, 2017 AILA EB-5 ... Read More

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