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AWARD-WINNING IMMIGRATION LAW

Whether you’re a corporation looking to have employees work in the U.S.A., an individual with a job offer in the states, or a cross-border couple who wants to live together, our immigration lawyers can help.

Based in Buffalo, New York, we’re only minutes away from the Peace Bridge and regularly appear at the border with our clients for work permit applications.

Berardi Immigration Law’s award-winning immigration lawyers bring experience and knowledge to your immigration case with a personal touch. At the heart of our firm is a focus on client relationships, responsiveness, and our deep commitment to helping you or your corporation achieve the goal of living or working in the U.S.
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OUR CLIENTS

With offices in New York, California, Toronto and London, Berardi Immigration Law represents clients across the globe, ranging from multinational corporations with locations worldwide, to a cross-border couple living down the street from our headquarters office!  We develop creative immigration strategies to meet the unique demands of our individual and corporate clients across all industries and situations.

    • Corporations and Business Professionals
    • Canadian Citizens and Canadian Companies
    • Investors
    • Health Care & Research Institutions
    • Cross-Border Couples
    • Individuals Needing Visa Services

Our team at Berardi Immigration Law is skilled in preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions for business professionals and companies encompassing a wide variety of industries and occupations. We take particular pride in our track record in the demanding IT and STEM fields, as well as in transportation, utilities, manufacturing, health care (including hospitals and research institutes), universities, property and landscape, entertainment and sports.  Our attorneys are available to consult with both employers and employees to discuss their options and responsibilities within the H-1B, L-1, O-1 and TN categories

We also assist our corporate clients with immigration training for HR and recruiters, immigration policy development, merger and acquisition guidance, as well as I-9 and audit compliance.


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With our headquarters office in close proximity to the Peace Bridge between Ft. Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, NY, our attorneys regularly appear with our clients from Southern Ontario and across Canada to present NAFTA applications on their behalf to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian citizens can apply for TN or L-1 status in-person at the port-of-entry. Our attorneys will facilitate the adjudication process and help clarify any questions CBP may have about a particular case.  Whether you’re a small, family-owned Canadian business looking to expand to the U.S., or a global company with offices in Canada looking to transfer key personnel into the states, or a Canadian business professional with a job offer in the U.S., our attorneys will advise you of your best options.

We commonly hear from Canadians who suddenly have problems crossing the border due to an old criminal charge – something they thought was a long-ago warning, dismissal, or even pardon.  For U.S. immigration purposes, however, these incidents may be problematic.  If you are a Canadian and you think you need a Criminal Waiver to cross the border into the U.S., our attorneys will review your case to determine if a waiver is required, or if you might qualify for entry under the Petty Offense Exception.


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The E-1/E-2 visa is available for nationals of countries that have bilateral investment treaties or treaties of friendship, commerce and navigation with the U.S.

You must be coming to the United States to:

  • Engage in substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, in qualifying activities, principally between the U.S. and the treaty country; or
  • Develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which you have invested a substantial amount of capital.

The amount of the required investment varies depending upon the type of business.  For instance, a business consulting firm operating in an office would require a smaller investment than a manufacturing company requiring warehouse space and machinery to operate.  The attorneys at Berardi Immigration Law will help you determine if your trade or investment qualifies for an E-1 or E-2 visa.


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Hospitals, Health Care Systems and Research Institutions

Berardi Immigration Law represents many reputable health care organizations, as well as physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers.  The visa categories we consider for foreign physicians and nurses include:

  • H-1B visa physicians
  • O-1 visa for physicians of extraordinary ability
  • TN category for Canadian and Mexican physicians and nurses
  • J-1 Visas and J-1 Waivers
  • E-2 Investor Visas

Our attorneys are also adept at analyzing green card options that are available to foreign physicians, including PERM Labor Certifications, National Interest Waivers, and EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Applications.  We are very familiar with Schedule A green card applications for nurses.


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Berardi Immigration Law has helped hundreds of couples live together lawfully in the United States.  Applying for a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is a relatively straightforward and a commonly used path to a green card, but it still involves a long and demanding application processWe understand the nuances of navigating the K-1 fiancé visa and marriage-based green card processes, and we provide guidance to our clients on the best strategy to help them reside together in America.


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Once a nonimmigrant petition is approved by USCIS, a foreign national might be required to attend a visa appointment at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy outside the United States prior to entering the country.  While most law firms leave this last step up to the foreign national, Berardi Immigration Law has an entire department dedicated to handling visa appointments worldwide – truly, we assist our clients from the very start to the very end of an immigration process.Our team schedules visa appointments in 190+ countries around the world.  We assist the applicant with completing the required DS-160 application online, paying visa issuance fees, gathering documents for the interview, and tracking the return of the passport with newly issued visa back to the applicant.  We even have a representative in the UK who meets our clients outside the U.S. Embassy in London on the day of the applicant’s appointment to ensure that everything is in order!


HEAR WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY!

Visit our testimonials page to read personals stories from Berardi Immigration Law clients.

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CALL AND SPEAK WITH OUR FIRM TODAY!

Applying for temporary or permanent benefits under U.S. immigration law is NOT a do-it-yourself project.

If you are interested in applying for a U.S. visa or green card, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys!