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Joseph M. Tapper, an attorney with Baram, Tapper & Gans, LLC became Of Counsel to the firm July 1, 2014. He is the former President and founding member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Connecticut Chapter.

Joe has dedicated his practice to Immigration and Nationality Law for over 45 years. He has been instrumental in effecting significant changes in the body of immigration case law by virtue of his involvement in landmark cases. He provides legal services and counsel to both large and small businesses as well as academic institutions enabling them to secure essential employees in areas such as engineering, research, computer technology and management. In addition, he represents individuals in their efforts to reunify their families in the United States, and has experience in deportation matters as well as asylum cases. He is a frequent lecturer in matters involving Immigration and Nationality Law.

Actively involved in the local community, Joe has been a member of the Rotary Club, having served on its Board of Directors. He is a former member of the Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee and is a Justice of the Peace.

Joe is listed in the 2017 edition of Woodward/White Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America as being among the top immigration lawyers in Connecticut and has been listed in Best Lawyers in the area of immigration law for more than ten years. He is also listed as a member of the Historical Society of the International Who's Who of Professionals. From 2009 to 2013 he was named in New England Super Lawyers list in the area of Immigration Law. For 2012 Joe is listed in New York and Connecticut Magazines in the Best Lawyers Section. He is also listed in Continental Who's Who. He has a Superb AVVO rating. AVVO is an independent agency which rates doctors and lawyers. His rating with Martindale-Hubbell is BV.

Joe received his A.B. Degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 1963 and his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1966.

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