Violeta Petrova, Associate
Violeta Petrova
Tel: (212) 705-9812
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Professional Profile

Violeta Petrova represents clients in all aspects of U.S. business immigration matters, including non-immigrant and permanent residence matters.  She has advised clients in multiple sectors, including financial, engineering, IT, biotech and pharmaceuticals, and graphic/digital design. Ms. Petrova’s experience includes advising clients with respect to L-1A, L-1B, H-1B, O-1, J-1, E-1 and H-3 non-immigrant visas, and advancing immigrant petitions for outstanding researchers, individuals of extraordinary ability, multinational managers, and advanced degree professionals seeking a national interest waiver. She also has substantial experience with PERM labor certifications.

Prior to joining Gibney, Ms. Petrova practiced immigration law with a global business immigration law firm.

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Professional and Community Involvement

Adjunct Lecturer of Legal Writing, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, 2010


J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2006. Honors: Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 2004-2006, Executive Articles Editor 2005-2006; Dean’s List, 2004-2006; Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship

M.A., English, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

B.A., cum laude, Journalism & Mass Communications and English, American University in Bulgaria, 1999

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


Macedonian (Fluent)
Serbian & Croatian (Proficient)