Services for lawyers

  • appeal viability review

  • legal writing (e.g., ghost writing appeals, substantive motions, oppositions, memos of law)

  • oral argument on appeals and substantive motions in New York (as Of Counsel)

  • depositions (taking and defending)

Zara has written appeals/motions in a wide range of practice areas, including: corporate; real estate; foreclosure defense; immigration; family/divorce; bankruptcy; civil procedure; and constitutional.

Services for clients

  •  On Point Appeals: full representation for appeals before the federal and state courts in New York.

  • Affordable Immigration Appeals: full representation for appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), or one of the Circuit Courts of Appeal.

  • Foreclosure Defense Appeals: full representation on appeals in foreclosure defense cases in federal and state courts New York.

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I have worked with Zara Watkins on numerous matters and frequently consult with her on strategy. She is extremely insightful and pragmatic, with excellent assessments of her adversaries’ as well as her clients’ positions.
— Noah Potter, Esq., Noah Potter Law

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