Last week we had the pleasure of meeting with Harry D. Polatsek- the founder of Polatsek, Counsellors at Law. Harry started his career in 1977 as a lawyer in New York and in 1983; he opened Polatsek Counsellors at Law, a firm specializing in immigration law. From the early 1980’s, he began representing Swedish clients that were involved in the horse business who were looking to move to the United States in order to start their careers. Today, the firm concentrates in the area of business and family immigration with clients from all over the world.
Mr. Polatsek describes the immigration process as having evolved tremendously over the years. The circumstances surrounding immigration today is different than it has ever been before. Historically, the visa process has been a manageable experience but in recent years, the procedure has become significantly stricter. According to Mr. Polatsek, you cannot take anything for granted and what was once a simple process has now become increasingly more challenging.
Polatsek Counsellors at Law is located in Fort Lauderdale, a city recognized as a melting pot of immigrants, making it a remarkable location for the firm. “Since there are so many people from all over the world coming to South Florida, it is an excellent place for this type of practice”, explains Mr. Polatsek. The firm works with many nationalities and their most common type of clients are investors or individuals seeking employment in professional, technical or specialty occupations.
The attorneys at Polatsek Counsellors at Law value personal relationships with their clients and encourage them to communicate any concerns or questions regarding their case. Additionally, the firm provides professional legal analysis and are cautious in selecting the cases that have the greatest opportunity for success. They aim for the highest level of efficiency and know how to provide their clients with the best results at the end of the day.