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Irina Lust

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 Irina Lust

Irina Lust

Irina Lust


Irina Lust graduated with a J.D. from New York Law School in 2007 and received her undergraduate degree in business economics from SUNY Oneonta in 2002. Ms. Lust is admitted to the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Lust's main practice area is immigration and she is an active member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Ms. Lust is authorized to represent individuals and organizations in all 50 states and worldwide in immigration matters such as family-based immigration, work visas, asylum, K-1 fiancé visas, embassy work, tourist visas and many other types of immigration services. Ms. Lust's clients consist of professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, students, and family members and come from all over the world.

Ms. Lust has been invited to share her legal expertise on immigration topics by participating in televised programs. She was a guest speaker on the TV show “Immigration: Primer on Complex Topics”. Ms. Lust has also lectured on immigration law at various seminars. Ms. Lust has also authored a number of legal articles on immigration, some of which were featured in the local newspapers and online.

Ms. Lust, being an immigrant herself, is fully dedicated to her clients and fights for each and every case. She places an emphasis on personalized service and the majority of her cases come from satisfied clients that refer their friends and family to her. Ms. Lust hopes to keep providing outstanding immigration services to her clients. 

In addition to immigration practice, Ms. Lust also handles foreclosure defense, assists homeowners in obtaining loan modifications, and attends settlement conferences. Ms. Lust also has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts of New York State: counties of Kings, New York, Bronx, Westchester, Staten Island, and Queens.

Ms. Lust also represents clients in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, drafts adversary complaints and bankruptcy appeals, prepares bankruptcy petitions, and attends 341 and Chapter 13 confirmation hearings in United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York, Brooklyn, Poughkeepsie and Westchester counties.

Ms. Lust is fluent in English and Russian.


Juris Doctor, 2007

Bachelor of Science, 2002



• Immigration Law
• Foreclosure Defense
• Bankruptcy
• Litigation
• Real Estate Law


• phone: 914-946-2200
• fax: 914-946-1300
• phone for Russian-speaking clients: 212-960-3775

Memberships & Affiliations

• American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member

Bar Admissions

• New York State Bar
• United States District Courts for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
• United States Supreme Court
• Admission to the Connecticut State Bar & Connecticut District Bar are currently pending


• A Guide to Immigrating to the United States
• Ms. Lust's Immigration Law Blog (English / Russian)