About Us

About Macias and Greenstein

Partners L. Manuel Macias and Ilana Greenstein represent individuals in immigration and criminal matters, and frequently conduct information sessions at local community organizations on immigration law. Both attorneys are admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Macias is the co-founder of Radio Publica de las Americas, a past member of the Boards of Directors of the East Boston Ecumenical Community Council, NOAH and LUMA, and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


We represent individuals in all aspects of immigration law, with a focus on family reunification and defense from removal. We help U.S. citizens and permanent residents petition for family members, and small businesses sponsor foreign workers for temporary visas and permanent residence. We represent individuals in their applications for asylum and other humanitarian protection in the United States, in removal proceedings in the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeal


We represent individuals defending themselves from criminal prosecution before state and local courts, and before the courts of appeals. Our attorneys have an invaluable expertise in immigration law and in the immigration consequences of criminal conduct/conviction; we understand that, for one who is not a citizen of the United States, the results of even a minor conviction in criminal court can have devastating effects on the defendant’s immigration status. It is that expertise which informs our strategies and judgment, and which sets us apart from our colleagues.