Elizaveta Samorukova is the firm's founder and lead attorney

Elizaveta Samorukova is the firm’s founder and lead attorney since 2007.

Elizabeth was born in Odessa, Ukraine, but spent her entire childhood in Chukotka, Russia. After graduating from a Russian high school, at the age of 17, Elizabeth came to the United States as an exchange student. She lived with an American family, immersed herself in an American environment, and attended an American school. Having received a diploma from an American school, Elizabeth successfully entered a local college in the State of Florida, and then was admitted to a University.

Elizaveta holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a Certificate of Specialization in International Law from Stetson University College of Law since 2004. In addition, Elizaveta Samorukova received a Master of Business Administration (“MBA”) degree from Stetson University in 2004 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Bachelor Degree) with a minor in International Business from the University of Central Florida (University of Central Florida), in 2001.

The process of education took the long 8 years! And the most interesting part was that while Elizabeth was going through all her education, she went through various U.S. visas to stay in the U.S. legally. It all started with an exchange student visa, J-1. Then Elizabeth had an L-2 visa, since Elizabeth’s father had been doing business in the United States for some time. Then Elizabeth switched to an F-1 student visa (because L-2 can only be given to children up to 21 years old). After graduation from law school, Elizabeth found a job, and, accordingly, transferred to a work visa H-1B. Apparently, therefore, immigration law became something very close to Elizaveta, as she personally faced all the difficulties of obtaining various visas and a US green card. In 2007, Elizabeth opened her own law firm, which has continued to help immigrants from all over the world move to the United States. Now Elizabeth has long been a US citizen and lives in Florida, where she is a happy mother of 3 kids and 2 labradors.

Elizabeth has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 2005. She has also been eligible to practice before the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 2006.

Elizaveta Samorukova is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Florida Bar Association and the American Association of Russian-Speaking Lawyers.

In 2021, Elizaveta released a book — «HOW TO MOVE TO LIVE IN THE USA», written by immigration lawyer Elizaveta Samorukova and business broker Nikolai Safonov. This step-by-step guide describes in detail all the legal ways to immigrate to the United States, as well as: how the business immigration process works; how to overcome endless doubts in making decisions about moving to America; how to minimize risks; and how to save resources: time and money.

Since 2018, Elizaveta has been organizing and speaking at various international seminars on immigration to the United States. Elizabeth has conducted a series of educational lectures on American immigration law for residents of the US, Ukraine, Russia, and China. In 2022, Elizaveta hosted a large number of charity seminars and provided free assistance to Ukrainians who fled and suffered in connection with military operations in Ukraine.

Since 2017, Elizaveta Samorukova takes part in Q&A sessions on Russian Radio and on popular immigration forum “RUBIC US”. Ms. Samorukova provides expert opinions on immigration issues in the reports of the Voice of America, an online information resource that offers news, analytics, and reporting on the United States and the countries of the post-Soviet space. Voice of America broadcasts in forty-five languages of the world with an audience of over 115 million people. Also, Elizaveta acts as an expert on immigration issues on the RTVi TV channel — an international media in Russian.

Since 2015, Ms. Samorukova has been conducting business immigration seminars for investors interested in obtaining visas and permanent residence in the United States through the acquisition of an existing business in America.

Outside of the office, Elizabeth is also a mother and loves to spend time with her three children and two dogs and play tennis.