Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP has announced that Lawrence D. Bastone has joined the firm as an Of Counsel attorney based in Boston, MA, where he will continue to provide his clients with customized strategic immigration services and advice.
A well-respected leader in the corporate immigration legal community, Mr. Bastone brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Fragomen. He served for 15 years as a nationally elected member of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He was also co-founder of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Immigration Law Committee and the New England Chapter of AILA, where he then served as an officer for five years.
Mr. Bastone is also well regarded by the industry and his peers. He has continuously maintained an “AV” rating (a ranking designating him as “at the highest level of professional excellence”) by Martindale-Hubbell since 1986. He also has been recognized annually by both The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America since each publication’s inception. Further, Mr. Bastone has been recognized repeatedly by Super Lawyers in both Massachusetts and New England.
"Larry is among of the most respected immigration lawyers in the industry and we welcome him and his practice to the firm,” said Scott FitzGerald, managing partner of Fragomen’s Boston office.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Bastone has advised clients and implemented tactical solutions on matters of primarily U.S. federal immigration law. His clients included businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, and clients of consulting attorneys. Mr. Bastone also is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has published multiple articles and commentaries on immigration law. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the District of Vermont, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.