Immigration And Nationality Law



Principal and Managing Attorney

Marcia is the Principal and Managing Partner of Levitt & Needleman, P.C. The firm practices exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. In addition to Ms. Needleman, the firm is comprised of three associate attorneys, and five support staff.

Marcia has been with the firm and practicing in this area of law for over 25 years. A graduate of Brooklyn Law School, she is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Federal District Court of New York, Eastern and Southern Districts.

Marcia has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for over twenty − five years. She currently serves on the AILA Committee and is a Former Trustee for the American Immigration Council (formerly AILF, American Immigration Law Foundation). She served on the AILA Board of Governors for five (5) years. In 2001-2002 she held the position of Chair of the New York Chapter of AILA. Previously, she held several other positions on the Executive Committee of the New York Chapter and served on numerous committees, locally and nationally. Marcia is involved in legislative advocacy and has represented AILA in Washington DC on a variety of immigration issues.

Marcia also serves as Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee of the Legal Advisory Council of Sanctuary for Families, an organization committed to assisting families dealing with the issue of domestic violence. The firm has handled numerous cases on a pro bono basis, through Sanctuary for Families, representing immigrant women who have been the victims of domestic violence.

Marcia has lectured, nationally and internationally, on various topics pertaining to U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law and is regularly listed in the publications, “The Best Lawyers in America”, “Super Lawyers” and “Who's Who Legal, Corporate Immigration.”

Catlea Bobis


Admitted to bar: NY – 2013; Philippines - 2005
Education: JD – Ateneo de Manila University – Bachelor’s in Political Science;
LLM: Pace Law School – Comparative Legal Studies
Member: AILA
Languages: English, Filipino

Hector Jerome Bondoc


Admitted to bar: 2015 (New York)
Education: Cardozo School of Law (LL.M., 2014)
Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Languages: English, Filipino

Kimberly Xavier


Admitted to bar: 2008 (New York)
Education: Rutgers School of Law – Camden (J.D. 2007)
Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

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