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Raymond G. Lahoud
Immigration Law and Deportation Defense Attorney

(484) 544-0022 (201) 604-6791 rgl@baurkotlaw.com

Raymond G. Lahoud

Raymond Lahoud, an Easton, Pennsylvania native and son of immigrants, graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in English (highest department honors), earning several accolades and scholarships.

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

Prior to attending Lehigh University, Attorney Lahoud served as a United States Congressional Page, under then-Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL). He also served as a legislative aide to State Senator Lisa Boscola (D-PA).  After Lehigh, he attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he excelled academically and earned a position on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal-a leading international academic publication focusing solely on immigration law. While in Georgetown, Attorney Lahoud worked for the Honorable Joanne Seybert, Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Lahoud graduated, earning Deans List and several CALI awards in many different legal courses. Lahoud was actively involved in several programs and other organizations such as the Barristers’ Counsel, ABA Law Student Division, ACLU at GULC, Catholic Student Association and the Innocence Project.

When joining Baurkot & Baurkot, Raymond Lahoud brought with him a long history of political and business management expertise. Raymond Lahoud's primary focus is 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.

He is a member of, among other organizations, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York City Bar Association and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.  Attorney Lahoud has received numerous accolades for his pro bono efforts as well as his achievements in the area of immigration law.  He has been awarded the Empire State Pro Bono Counsel Award since 2012, has been selected as Lead Counsel, and has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star, ranked as a Top Rated Immigration Attorney in the New York Metro Area (a list issued by Thomson Reuters using its own selection methodology).

Representative Matters

Asan v. United States of America, 907 F.Supp.2d 426 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)

Bautista v. Sabol, 862 F. Supp. 375 (M.D.P.A. 2012)

Bautista v. Attorney General, 744 F. 3d 54 (3d 2014)

Frias-Camilo v. Attorney General, No. 15-3773 (3d 2016)

Javier v. Attorney General, Nos. 15-2781 and 15-3068 (3d 2016)

Asan v. United States, No. 13-179 (2d Cir. 2014)

Matter of Bautista, 25 I&N 616 (BIA 2011)

Woods v. Sabol, No. 14-CV-998 (M.D.P.A. 2014)

Plamen Ivkov Ayvazov v. Attorney General of the United States, Nos.: 14-4151, 15-1658, 15-3069 (3d Cir. 2016)

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  • B.A., Lehigh University
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States Tax Court
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
  • United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
  • Southern District of New York
  • Northern District of New York