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Vag & Grodman, LLP is based in South Orange, New Jersey and maintains satellite offices in Chicago and New York. Our practice focuses on United States immigration and nationality law, with particular emphasis on employment-based immigration matters. We represent clients in a wide range of industries including business consulting, information technology, journalism, accounting, finance, higher education, medical education, health care, pharmaceutical, legal services, athletics, wildlife conservation and research, high-end textile and apparel design and manufacture, and many others.


Andrea Vag has fifteen years of experience in U.S. immigration law, specializing in the provision of sophisticated legal counseling to corporate clients. Prior to starting her own practice in 2005, Ms. Vag was a Senior Attorney for eight years at the international corporate immigration firm of Fragomen , Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy where she managed the corporate immigration matters of nearly fifty corporations and oversaw thousands of immigration cases. Andrea has counseled clients in a wide array of industries, including information technology, pharmaceutical, medical devices & diagnostics, telecommunications, finance, accounting, engineered materials, chemical & industrial engineering, international business news & publishing, business consulting, petroleum, law firms, medical centers and higher education, and many others.

Ian Grodman brings to the Firm sixteen years of legal experience including experience in litigation, family-based and adoption-related immigration, family law, work at the American Civil Liberties Union, and pro bono work on behalf of children in the areas of adoption and foster care, including service as a Law Guardian for New Jersey’s Public Advocate's Office. Mr. Grodman also was commended for his pro bono work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. Mr. Grodman recently moderated a discussion on the local impact of immigration at the First Suburbs Network Conference held at the New Jersey State House in Trenton . He is listed as a recommended Immigration Attorney by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Prior to starting his own practice in 2003, Mr. Grodman was a Partner at Newman Fitch Altheim Myers.

Anindita Chowdhury serves as Of Counsel to the Firm. Ms. Chowdhury has over fifteen years of experience in U.S. and Global Immigration Law, including managing the immigration accounts of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Chowdhury was responsible for the formulation of U.S. immigration solutions for several leading Indian information technology companies. She also has traveled to U.S. Consulates around the world to represent clients. Ms. Chowdhury has a J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University.  She is admitted to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She is a member of AILA and is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu.

Carrie Rakvica, the Firm’s Managing Paralegal, possesses eleven years of experience with employment-based immigration matters for high-profile clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Carrie has extensive experience in overseeing large caseloads to meet critical deadlines and client expectations. In addition to working with Andrea and Ian to prepare complex immigration matters, Carrie assists in the supervision of junior paralegal/support staff. Carrie’s keen attention to detail and dedication to client satisfaction are among the many qualities that Carrie brings to the firm.

The Firm's clients benefit from the exceptional knowledge of immigration law and procedure possessed by members of the Firm. Simultaneously, clients receive superior service through direct access to seasoned immigration professionals who closely partner with clients to maximize their human resources while maintaining compliance with increasingly complex U.S. immigration regulations and policies. The Firm develops a strong understanding of each client's business to allow us to customize an immigration program for each client company that addresses its unique immigration needs. Additionally, we partner with the premier immigration management technology, ImmigrationTracker to provide all clients with virtually unparalleled access to case status information.

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