Katelyn Hufe Karahan Esq.


Philadelphia (U.S. Headquarters)

1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 US


Katelyn Hufe Karahan is a partner at Green & Spiegel U.S.’s Philadelphia office. Katelyn has over 10 years of experience in nearly all aspects of immigration law including employment-based and family-based immigration, removal defense, federal litigation, citizenship, and applications for humanitarian relief. Katelyn’s practice currently focuses on helping entrepreneurs and small businesses grow by strategically utilizing a range of non-immigrant visas and permanent residence options to build and retain a talented workforce. She works together with companies to manage their recruitment and retention of employees primarily through the TN, H-1B, and E-3 visas, while building long-term solutions to fit the individual needs of each employee. Katelyn’s litigation background and extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients and government agencies allow her to develop immigration strategies that focus on an employer’s needs, aspirations and long-term goals while navigating the complexities of the current immigration system. As a former business owner, Katelyn possesses a firsthand, in-depth understanding of the needs and challenges facing companies today and takes a personal approach in working with clients, valuing communication, honesty, and transparency.

Katelyn also works with individual clients to achieve their goals in other areas of immigration including marriage and family-based applications, citizenship, and asylum, U-visas and humanitarian-based relief options. Katelyn has been an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University’s Thomas Kline School of Law since 2017 where she currently serves as Director of the Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic, teaching trial skills to law students and supervising representation of low-income clients on a pro bono basis. Katelyn has held a number of leadership positions in the legal community and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


  • Drexel University Thomas Kline School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, University of Delaware, 2007


  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Italian (Intermediate)


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Vice Chair, 2022-2023
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2021-2022
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2020-2021
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Vice-Secretary, 2019-2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Litigation Committee Chair, 2018-2019
  • American Immigration Council, Philadelphia Ambassador, 2014-2019
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Immigration Law Liaison, 2015-2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, EOIR Liaison Committee Co-Chair, 2015-2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference Committee Co-Chair, 2014-2015

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