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Frieda M. Goldstein

Frieda Montanti Goldstein
Immigration Attorney
Former U.S. Immigration Prosecutor

Frieda Montanti Goldstein is a former prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice in both New York and Miami. She was one of the few selected by United States Attorney General Janet Reno to a Trial Attorney position with the former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Ms. Montanti Goldstein was also a prosecutor for the Office of Chief Counsel, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a Founding Member of the Department of Homeland Security, and a judicial law clerk for the Immigration Court in both New York and Miami.

Ms. Montanti Goldstein, a first-generation American citizen, was born in Weehawken, New Jersey. She worked at the law firm of Thacher Proffit & Wood, located at 2 World Trade Center, but left to join the Department of Justice, prior to 9/11. After retiring from the Department of Homeland Security, she joined the firm of Pozo Goldstein, LLP

Ms. Montanti Goldstein is the managing partner of the New York office for the law firm of Pozo Goldstein, LLP with offices in Miami, Palm Beach and New York City. For the last several years, she has been actively involved working with and for the minority immigrant community located in the tri-state area. She has received awards and accolades for her outreach and pro-bono work in the African diaspora located in the New York City area.

Her legal expertise and experience combined with her understanding of the immigrant community’s needs are the essential elements necessary for effective legal representation in all aspects of immigration law. Ms. Montanti Goldstein, conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan, provides an initial consultation to determine if and how she can offer legal assistance.

Meet Frieda Goldstein


  • J.D., Rutgers Law School
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., Rutgers University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New York Bar
  • Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of Florida

Honors and Awards and Recognition

  • Resident Magazine, “Frieda Goldstein Fights for Immigration Rights,” Featured Cover Article, February 2019, New York, NY
  • Construction Claims Magazine, authored article, “H2Visas and Construction,” Fall 2017,
  • African Leadership Award, November 2015
  • ICB, International Chapel, Brooklyn, NY, April,16, 2016
  • University Heights Presbyterian Church, Bronx, NY, April 2016
  • Redeemed Christian Church, Woman of Valor Award, May 2016
  • Obi Ibgo Community of Queens, African Queen Mother Award, November 14, 2015
  • The Redeemed Christian Church of God, “Restoration Empowerment House”, Bronx, New York, June 4, 2017
  • Word Doers Signs and Wonders Ministries, Brooklyn, NY, July 16, 2017

Previous Employment

  • Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Counsel, Assistant Chief Counsel, Miami, Florida
  • Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Assistant District Counsel, New York, NY
  • Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, New York, NY
  • Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Miami, FL
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, Adjunct Professor
  • Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, Adjunct Professor
  • American Friends Service Committee, Miami, FL
  • Thacher Proffitt & Wood, New York, NY
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, New York, NY
  • WAFRA Investment Advisory Group, Kuwait Real Estate Investment Consortium, New York, NY