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Philip M. Zyne, P.A. - Attorney Profile


Mr. Zyne belongs to the following legal and professional organizations in the area of Immigration and Nationality law.

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US District Court—Southern District of Florida
  • US District Court—Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • The Florida Bar Immigration & Nationality Certification Committee Chairman


  • St. Thomas Villanova University: Former Adjunct Professor of law
  • American Inns of Court
  • AILA Pro Bono Project: Director and Board Member
  • Author & Lecturer: Florida Bar CLE Programs; various other Federal & State Bar programs and numerous newspapers and magazines
  • Certified Expert Witness: By Federal, State, and Immigration courts in the area of Immigration Law
  • Lead Attorney in several precedent setting immigration law cases
  • Seminole County, FL Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc.: Child Advocate of the Year Award 2009


Mr. Zyne has written numerous articles for the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education since 1982 on various topics ranging from family based visas, business based visas, and other leading topics within Immigration and Nationality law. They include the following:

  • Immigration Visas—Substance
  • L-1 Inter-company Transfer Visa
  • Employer Sanctions
  • Marriage Fraud Amendments—Current Practice
  • Immigration Visa Petitions Based on Employment
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986
  • US Immigration Visas for the Businessman
  • Family Petitions and Special Immigrants
  • Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments and Conditional Residence
  • Immigration Through Marriage, Including Marriage Fraud Amendments and Conditional Residence
  • Family Based Visa Categories and Conditional Permanent Residence
  • Family Based Visa Categories
  • Family Based Visa Categories and Permanent Residence
  • Employment Based Immigration
  • US Immigration Visas for the Businessperson
  • Proving Maintenance of Residence for the Returning Resident Alien and the Naturalization Applicant
  • Bypassing Immigration Court—New Judicial Deportation
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Waivers for the 3 and 10 Year Bars
  • Bond Procedures

He has also authored and published sixteen (16) immigration self help manuals on various immigration and naturalization topics, including the following:

  • Family Petitions
  • Marriage Petitions
  • Fiancée Petitions
  • Labor Certification Applications
  • Permanent Investor Visas (EB-5)
  • Business/Visitor Visas (B-1/B-2)
  • Treaty Trader Visas (E-1)
  • Treaty Investor Visas (E-2)
  • Professional Visas (H-1B)
  • Inter-company Transfer Visas (L-1)
  • US Citizenship & Naturalization
  • Asylum in the USA
  • Cancelation of Removal Applications
  • Appeals to the BIA & AAO
  • Visa Lottery (DV-1) Applications
  • Manual on US Immigration Law


Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Philip M. Zyne as an AV® rated attorney, the highest rating available to any individual lawyer. Law firms are given the rating of the highest rated individual attorney within the firm, hence, Philip M. Zyne, P.A. is an AV® rated law firm.

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