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Providing tailor-made immigration and citizenship solutions.

About Eisenberg & Associates

Eisenberg & Associates was established by Gary S Eisenberg on 3 March 1997.  The law firm was born from a perception that no law firm existed at that stage which rendered immigration and citizenship advice and assistance within the disciplines of administrative and constitutional law.

From its inception Eisenberg & Associates has become the forerunner in setting the standard for compliance in terms of the immigration and citizenship statutes, and in the resolution of complex immigration problems.  We provide a full suite of services from the preparation of applications, expatriate strategic planning to the implementation of co-ordinated class actions.  Our focus remains the careful tailor making of immigration and citizenship solutions on both a personalised and corporate level.

For the past two decades we have established a reputation for excellence in terms of delivery,integrity and diligence in the execution of our work.

Eisenberg & Associates has been singularly guided and managed by Gary (except when it was operated as a partnership between February 2013-February 2016).  Gary has now brought Eisenberg & Associates back into a highly focused, service oriented, private clients law firm exclusively rendering South African immigration and citizenship legal services, and offering Lithuanian Citizenship services to the Litvak Jewish community in South Africa and beyond.

A little bit about Gary S Eisenberg

Gary brings with him an international perspective on South African immigration and citizenship law. Educated in the United States, Gary is a Federal Lawyer admitted in Washington D.C.. Gary’s profession began with international trade regulation and multinational legal compliance. He is well published in his field, especially within the transformative context of South Africa’s liberation in 1994. Read more…

“Credence can be given to compliments paid by an enemy or opponent. Mr Eisenberg and I have never been enemies, but we were cast by history into the role of opponents. In our respective roles we both worked to forge our country’s history”
Prince Mangosuthu Buthulezi – Minister of Home Affairs 1994 – 2004
“This celebration offers us the opportunity to place on record Mr Eisenberg’s contribution, which is worth mentioning because of what he did for our country and the example it may set for the entire legal profession”
Prince Mangosuthu Buthulezi – Minister of Home Affairs 1994 – 2004
“Into all this came Gary Eisenberg, armed with his faith in the rule of law and the provisions of the Constitution. He took me to court time and again, and time and again he won. Entrusted as I was with the responsibility of executing the law and then on the books, in the beginning I fought him and hoped to defeat him. But then I realised the inequality of the law and, even though I was called upon to resist his actions, in my heart I supported them, while I began promoting a comprehensive revision of the law”
Prince Mangosuthu Buthulezi – Minister of Home Affairs 1994 – 2004
“Eisenberg took me to court… To the best of my knowledge that was the first public interest law suit brought by a lawyer, not on behalf of a client but in the general interest of the rule of law and the South African people”
Prince Mangosuthu Buthulezi – Minister of Home Affairs 1994 – 2004
“Gary came to my office, and with his characteristic overpowering intellect and bombastic presence dropped the various laws that I had drafted onto my desk and asked me to point to where the issue of morality was a criterion for acceptance or rejection of an immigration permit.  I did not bother to open any of the documents, as I knew Gary was right.”
Prince Mangosuthu Buthulezi – Minister of Home Affairs 1994 – 2004
“Eisenberg… did not give up his self-assumed role of watchdog. In many respects, his legal oversight was more intense, competent and productive than the parliamentary portfolio committee.”
Prince Mangosuthu Buthulezi – Minister of Home Affairs 1994 – 2004