About Us

“If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”

-- Will Rogers, American entertainer (1879-1935)

Samuel C Berger Samuel C Berger is the Principal of the Firm, a Hackensack area and New York City area law firm dedicated to serve the legal needs of small businesses and individuals.

Mr. Berger’s practice includes corporate and business law, commercial and residential real estate, taxation and consulting services to small business owners and high net worth individuals in Northern New Jersey and New York City.

Mr. Berger earned his Juris Doctor ( J. D.) degree from Seton Hall University Law School. Mr. Berger also holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Finance from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management. Mr. Berger is a graduate of Bogazici University (formerly known as Robert College) where he earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting, was on the Dean’s List, and was President of the Tax Law Society.

Mr. Berger has over 30 years of corporate and small business experience. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Berger served as an officer of a major Fortune 100 financial firm in New York City and as an associate of a prominent New Jersey law firm.

Mr. Berger is admitted to practice before the Courts of the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court Southern District of NY and Eastern District of NY, NJ Federal Court, Supreme Court of the State of New York and Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Berger was also an adjunct Professor of Business at New York University for over ten (10) years until recently.

Mr. Berger is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) admitted to practice in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey.

Sheetal Markan

Attorney Sheetal Markan a.k.a. Steven Markan started its own solo practice with special emphasis on immigration & nationality law. He earned his Master of Law Degree the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, New York (LL.M. 2006) and is admitted to the New York State Bar in February 2009. He also received his law degree from the Panjab University Law School, Chandigarh, India (LL.B. 1999).

Attorney Markan was raised in Chandigarh, India and practiced in the Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, India from 1999- August 2004 as a litigator and represented a diverse group of clients in Civil, Service Matters, Corporate and Commercial Laws under the guidance and support from his father Mr. Amarjit Markan, Chandigarh who is still practicing as a Lawyer in the Indian Legal System since 1967.

Attorney Markan began work in the field of immigration law since 2007. He worked as in-house counsel for an information technology company, focusing on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Currently, Attorney Markan primary & core practice deals with professional and corporate immigration. Himself an immigrant, Attorney Markan has personal experience with the process. He understands what immigration means to his clients and enjoys assisting them with obtaining lawful status. He knows the challenges and is committed to providing guidance and seamless assistance to individuals and companies to integrate with the immigration process. He is fluent in Hindi & Panjabi too, an Indian language.

Attorney Markan has extensive experience in the area of corporate and professional immigration, and has successfully represented clients before the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S.D.O.L.); the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S.), and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court). Attorney Markan is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) NJ Chapter, New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) as well as before the Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, India.

If you are in need of an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney and would like to arrange for a consultation by telephone, email, Internet phone or in person, please contact Law Office of Steven Markan, LLC, today for your consultation at (732) 696-8700 or immigration@markanlaw.com.

We are current or former proud members of the following organizations (in Alphabetical order):

photo American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
photo American Bankruptcy Institute
photo American Bar Association
photo American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
photo Bergen County Bar Association
photo Bogazici University Alumni
photo New Jersey State Bar Association
photo New York State Bar Association
photo New York University
photo Rutgers University Alumni
photo Seton Hall University Alumni