Cory Forman heads Cohen Forman Barone, LLP’s immigration law department, which is responsible for assisting both corporate and individual clients in all issues related to the complex world of United States immigration law.
Cory has spent his career fighting back against the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) attempts to deport non-citizens, assisting individuals in obtaining legal authorization to live and work in the United States, helping individuals faced with persecution obtain asylum in the United States, and reuniting families with loved ones from all over the world.
Cory is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the American Immigration Law Association (AILA). Currently he is the co-chairperson of AILA’s New York ICE liaison committee. He frequently lectures around the country on issues related to immigration law and has testified in front of the New York City Council in support of legislation limiting the City’s coordination with ICE in the continued detention of non-citizens.
In 2007 Cory launched the firm’s “Crimmigration” division, which focuses on representing corporate and individual clients in all arenas where criminal and immigration law intersect. Its mission is to help non-citizens, and the companies that employee them, understand and avoid the severe immigration consequences that result from a criminal prosecution. The division is responsible for litigating deportation issues and filing waivers in immigration court, developing criminal trial and plea-bargaining strategies from the perspective of an individual’s immigration concerns, vacating prior convictions through post-conviction relief litigation, and arguing writs of habeas corpus on behalf of those unlawfully detained by immigration and criminal authorities. Our Crimmigration division also provides consultation services to other criminal defense and immigration attorneys around the country.
As a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division Cory has represented thousands of non-citizens accused of crimes. In doing so he developed an expertise in representing non-citizens. Cory has since devoted his career to representing non-citizens in both criminal and immigration proceedings.