STEVEN B. ROSS, ESQ.

Partner
steven@rossasmar.com

Commercial Litigation/Arbitration
Criminal Law
Corporate Law
Immigration/Deportation
Matrimonial Litigation

EXPERIENCE:

Steven B. Ross is a partner at Ross & Asmar LLC. Mr. Ross specializes in complex commercial, criminal defense and immigration litigation. Mr. Ross’ practice consists of complex litigation in federal, state and immigration courts. He has also tried and won cases before numerous arbitration bodies, including FINRA (formerly NASD, NYSE) and the AAA (American Arbitration Association).

Mr. Ross is an experienced trial lawyer. He has tried numerous cases and won acquittals and secured dismissals on behalf of numerous clients.

In addition, Mr. Ross has litigated numerous complex deportation and removal proceedings before the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review.

Mr. Ross was previously associated with the law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges where he practiced in the area of business law and securities litigation, and the law firms of Camhy Karlinsky & Stein and Hoffman Pollok & Pickholz LLP where he practiced commercial litigation and criminal defense litigation. Mr. Ross was also Of Counsel to Sichenzia Ross Friedman & Ference LLP.

Mr. Ross was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1966. He received a B.S. magna cum laude (1989) in History/Political Science from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) and a J.D. (1992) from Columbia Law School.

ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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ROGER ASMAR

Partner
roger@rossasmar.com

Criminal Law
Immigration/Deportation
Matrimonial Litigation

EXPERIENCE:

Roger Asmar is a partner at Ross &. Asmar. His litigation practice focuses on complex criminal cases, Immigration/Deportation matters and in Matrimonial litigation cases, including trial. He has successfully represented numerous clients in his criminal law practice in Venezuela and in New York handling a broad range of cases from investigation through trial, including appeals on immigration matters. Roger has worked on numerous matters involving white collar crimes, organized crimes, violent crimes, national and international narcotics offenses and trafficking.

Prior to joining Ross & Asmar, by 2000, Roger had worked for a New York Criminal, Immigration/deportation law firm assisting attorneys during the investigation stage of the firm’s cases and through the preparation of clients for trial. During his three-and-a-half-year tenure working at that firm, he parallel completed and graduated from Pace law School University completing an LLM in comparative Law. Subsequently Roger was admitted to the New York State bar.

Roger was born in Caracas-Venezuela in 1975 where he graduated high school and went to law school obtaining a Law Degree from The Saint Marie University in Caracas-Venezuela. In 1998 after obtaining a Law Degree, he studied a Master degree in Forensic criminal Science at the scientific police in Caracas-Venezuela completing the Master in 2 years.

Continuing with his studies, Roger went to Salamanca-Spain where he studied A Post-graduate Degree in Legal Medicine and Forensic Criminal Science for which he completed with honors.

EDUCATION:

  • Completed course towards LLM degree in Comparative Law, Pace University, White Plains, New York, 2001-2002
  • Post-graduate Degree in Legal Medicine, Forensic and Criminal Science University of Salamanca, 2000
  • Completed Master Degree on Forensic Criminal Science, 1998-2000 University of Scientific Police, Caracas, Venezuela, 1998-2000
  • Law Degree, Saint Marie University Caracas-Venezuela

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

  • Transit Law Seminar, Saint Marie University, Caracas-Venezuela, 1997
  • Forensic Trauma Seminar, Venezuelan Society of Forensic Medicine, Caracas-Venezuela, 1996
  • Ballistic Studies Seminar, Civil Association of Professional Judicial Criminal Law, Caracas-Venezuela, 1996
  • Criminal Law Reform Seminar, Saint Marie University, Caracas-Venezuela, 1996

ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Caracas-Venezuela
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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BROOKE DAWSON

Associate
brooke@rossasmar.com

Immigration/Deportation
Criminal Law

EXPERIENCE:

Brooke Dawson is an associate at Ross & Asmar LLC. Her practice focuses on immigration, deportation, and criminal law. She manages a variety of immigration cases, including citizenship, spouse petitions, asylum & Convention Against Torture applications, and non-immigrant visas. Ms. Dawson frequently handles all aspects of deportation cases, guiding clients through their first involvement with the immigration courts through their acquisition of relief. She regularly prepares many forms of relief, including cancellation of removal, prosecutorial discretion, and adjustment of status. Ms. Dawson also works on a variety of criminal cases. Her work often focuses on securing satisfactory pleas to ensure that there will be no negative consequences on clients’ immigration status.

Ms. Dawson was born and raised in Massachusetts. Prior to her admission as an attorney, she was a legal intern for Ross & Asmar

EDUCATION:

  • JJ.D., Northeastern University School of Law, Boston Massachusetts, 2013
  • B.A., English and Sociology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 2006

ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of New Jersey
  • State Bar of New York (pending)
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CARLOS SERRANO

Legal Assistant
carlos@rossasmar.com
 

Carlos Serrano is a legal assistant at Ross & Asmar. Mr. Serrano was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Glen Cove, New York. Mr. Serrano received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Government Studies at Skidmore College. He also attended the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid for Economic Studies. He also participated in a political science seminar in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Mr. Serrano is a prospective law student and is fluent in Spanish.

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KEVIN LOJA

Legal Assistant
Kevin@rossasmar.com

Kevin Loja is a legal assistant at Ross & Asmar. Mr. Loja was born to Ecuadorian parents in Brooklyn and later moved to Elmhurst, Queens. He graduated from the Aviation High School in Long Island City, New York, where he studied aircraft mechanics.

Mr. Loja is responsible for many aspects of the firm’s practice. Mr. Loja facilitates the service of many documents, such as motions and petitions, to local courts. He often travels to detention facilities to transmit documents to incarcerated clients. He conducts client consultations and maintains communication with clients regarding their case status. He provides extensive Spanish-English translations for clients. He frequently assists in the preparation petitions for various immigration proceedings.

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ERIC DAWSON

Associate
edawson@rossasmar.com

Commercial Litigation/Arbitration
Family Law/Matrimonial Litigation

EXPERIENCE:

Eric Dawson is an associate at Ross & Asmar LLC. Mr. Dawson’s litigation practice focuses on complex commercial, matrimonial, and family court cases. Mr. Dawson also practices in criminal and immigration court. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Dawson provides counsel in the formation and governance of businesses, including corporations. Prior to joining Ross & Asmar, Mr. Dawson was a student with the International Space University where he gained understanding and insight relating to the specific needs of companies operating in the space industry. After receiving his Master of Laws in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law, Mr. Dawson was also accepted as a member in the International Institute of Space Law. Mr. Dawson was born on Long Island, New York. During his undergraduate language and literature studies, Mr. Dawson also spent time living in Salamanca, Spain, and Montpellier and Paris, France.

EDUCATION:

  • LL.M., Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law, University of Nebraska–College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2011–2012
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2008–2011
  • B.A., Spanish, French, Adolescent Education, SUNY College at Geneseo, 2004–2008

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION:

  • Space Studies Program, International Space University, 2012

ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Massachusetts
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