Attorney Biographies


Leete, Kosto & Wizner (October 2001):  Front Row (Left to Right): Susan Hora, Natalie Kozubenko, Nancy Galarza, Cindy D'Agostino;  Second Row: Eric Fleischmann, Liza Lavado, Elizabeth Leete, Gale Kosto, Andrew Wizner; Back Row: Gisela Scheer, Harmon Leete;  Photo Credit: Kathleen Lauria.

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Elizabeth B. Leete is senior partner in the Hartford firm of Leete, Kosto & Wizner, LLP, where she limits her practice to immigration law. She is a frequent author and speaker on business immigration, and has led seminars for the Connecticut Bar Association and the University of Connecticut Law School. Ms. Leete received her JD degree from University of Connecticut with highest honors, where she was Administrative Editor of the Connecticut Law Review, and her BA from Wellesley College. She is a former Law Clerk, Connecticut Supreme Court, and is a member and past Chair of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ms. Leete is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Andrew L. Wizner is partner of Leete, Kosto & Wizner, LLP. He is member of the bar in Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. He received his BS from Georgetown University, studied at Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, and obtained his JD from Vanderbilt University. He is author of "The World is Changing for Foreign Employees and Their Bosses" and "New Act Provides for More Workers" for the Connecticut Law Tribune. He also wrote an article entitled "Labor Department Changes Visa Regs" for The Connecticut Tech Tribune. He is a contributor to the AILA Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook and to Immigration Practice under NAFTA, publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Wizner is a frequent speaker on employment-based immigration topics. He is a Member of the Connecticut Bar Association, and is Chairman of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. His practice is limited to Immigration Law. Mr. Wizner is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Eric Fleischmann is partner of Leete, Kosto & Wizner, LLP. He represents a wide range of businesses in employment related immigration matters. He obtained his BA, cum laude, from Yale College and his JD from the University of Virginia, where he received first prize in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition. He is the author of several recent articles on business immigration, including "Impending Shortage of H-B Professional Workers" for the Connecticut Tech Tribune, "Shattering the Myth of Permanence: Permanent Portability Under AC21" and the related "Agency Alert" for Immigration Law Today. He is a contributor to the AILA Immigration Practice Toolbox and to Immigration Practice under NAFTA, publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is a member of both the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He focuses his practice on assisting large multinational companies in bringing high-tech workers from abroad to work throughout the United States. Mr. Fleischmann is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.





Of Counsel

Pamela D. Lucas   Pamela D. Lucas received her BA degree from Princeton University and her JD from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark. Prior to joining the firm, she worked pro bono with the International Institute in Hartford, on asylum and adjustment of status cases before the Executive Office of Immigration Review. The Institute is a non-profit organization that provides free legal and social services to immigrants, refugees and their families. She worked for several years as a legislative attorney for the Connecticut General Assembly‘s Office of Legislative Research. Ms. Lucas also has been an instructor in the Legal Research and Writing Program at the Western New England College School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

 

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