Attorneys of Cella & Associates, LLC
Joseph G. Cella, Esq., has been professionally involved in Immigration Law since 1989, practicing as a New Jersey Immigration Attorney since 1993. His Immigration Cases have been the subject of articles in many publications including The Herald News, and he has been published in the New Jersey Law Journal. Mr. Cella has given numerous lectures on various topics within the area of Immigration Law, and has taught various political and legal courses at New Jersey’s William Paterson University, including a Masters Degree Course in Political Asylum and International Human Rights Law.
Katarina Long, Esq.
Katarina Long, Esq., received her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law with a concentration in immigration and international law. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in special education and psychology from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Katarina joined Cella & Associates, LLC, in early 2017 after practicing immigration and nationality law in the Boston area for five years. She has successfully represented hundreds of immigrants before immigration courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Board of Immigration Appeals, embassies and consulates abroad, and state and federal district courts. Katarina specializes in complex USCIS matters; waiver inadmissibility requests; humanitarian petitions such as affirmative asylum, VAWA, surrender, U visa and deferred action; removal defenses such as defensive asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status and prosecutorial discretion requests; post-removal remedies and motion practice. Being an immigrant herself, Katarina understands the agony of geographically dislocated family members and the challenges of starting a new life in the United States firsthand. This personal experience has made her a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who is willing to take the extra step in finding solutions for her clients’ problems. In her limited spare time, Katarina enjoys yoga and exploring new places and cultures with her husband, Nicholas.
Siavash Tourzani, Esq.
Siavash Tourzani graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2010 majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Economics. In 2016, he graduated from Barry University School of Law and is currently admitted to practice law in Florida and New Jersey. During law school he interned for both the State’s Attorney Office and Public Defender’s Office in Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit. As a first generation American he understands the difficulties one faces when immigrating to the United States. Siavash represents clients in various immigration matters including removal defenses such as cancellation of removal and asylum; adjustment of status; prosecutorial discretion requests; VAWA; and Special Immigrant Juvenile cases. Additionally, he represents clients in various criminal and municipal matters including post-conviction relief. Further, Siavash represents clients in family law matters including divorce, custody, and adoption.
Jai-Hong Park, Esq.
Of counsel to Cella & Associates, Mr. Jai-Hong Park, is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Fluent in Korean and English, Mr. Park received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Pennsylvania and then simultaneously pursued his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden while earning his Master of Business Administration with Accounting and Finance Concentrations from Carnegie Mellon University – The Tepper School of Business. From there, he went on to finish his Master of Laws in Taxation from Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Park has experience working in Business Immigration Law including Non-Immigrant cases (i.e., H-1B, H-3, E-2, L-1, O-1, B-1/B-2, etc.) and Immigrant, “Green Card”, cases (PERM, NIW, EB1) and has represented both professional individual and corporate clients. In addition, Mr. Park’s other experience includes general litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy, personal injury, taxation, wills and estate planning.
Yelena Sverdlova, Esq.
Of counsel to Cella & Associates, Ms. Yelena Sverdlova, is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Florida. Yelena Sverdlova, Esq. has a true passion for the law and has obtained extensive experience in many facets of business law including, but not limited to: business start-ups, business agreements, purchase and sales, general business counsel, and asset protection. She provides legal representation in the areas of estate planning, business planning and transactions, probate administration, guardianship and real estate law. Ms. Sverdlova takes every effort to go above and beyond for her clients and provide legal services that her clients feel comfortable and satisfied with. Further, Ms. Sverdlova has been a professor of law at Florida Atlantic University of Boca Raton, Florida, since 2015 teaching courses in contract law and real estate law. She is also admitted into the United States Tax Court to compliment her legal experience.