About Berardi Immigration Law
Figuring out how to live or work in the United States can be tricky. But you don’t have to do it alone.The team at Berardi Immigration Law can help you make the American dream a reality.
From getting professionals the work permits needed to work in the U.S., to helping cross-border couples live together in America, we help our clients navigate the ins-and-outs of immigration law.
Berardi Immigration Law is proud to be both a Federal and New York State certified Women Business Enterprise. In March 2020, our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, was awarded Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, a national award presented by Women Owned Law (WOL), an organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs in the field of law.
Our Award-Winning Team
As shown by our numerous accolades and professional successes, Berardi Immigration Law is home to highly knowledgeable and capable legal professionals. But our story doesn’t stop there.
We are not your typical law firm. Yes, we excel at what we do, but clients love us most because we are responsive, friendly, and give each client the attention they deserve. We do not monetize our clients into six minute increments. Our clients are not files, but people. Really awesome people.
This is the part of the website where most law firms list their teams individual practice areas, employment history, and swanky alma maters. However, since we aren’t anything like most law firms, we thought we’d take the opportunity to let our readers know who we actually are, and not just what we do.
The Berardi Advantage
Berardi Immigration Law is a full-service business immigration law firm that provides top-notch services to corporate clients and individual business professionals. Founded as a solo-practice in June of 2005 by Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi, the firm has grown exponentially over the years. Today, our team includes former INS employees, experienced paralegals, and responsive administrative staff. Initially serving clients across the Western New York, Southern Ontario, and Greater Toronto areas, our client-base now spans the entire globe, including multinational corporations and individuals across the North America, Europe, China, South Asia, and beyond.
As a premier immigration legal services provider in the U.S., we provide our clients with exceptional services:
- Our comprehensive immigration team focuses exclusively on immigration law. With roughly 20 categories of visas available and a consistently changing adjudication landscape, it makes sound business sense to partner with a firm that is wholly dedicated to both the art and science of immigration law. Our team is adept at analyzing all issues relating to the immigration needs of our clients.
- At Berardi Immigration Law, we pride and measure ourselves on client responsiveness, combining big firm knowledge, resources and expertise with outstanding service. While our processes proactively reduce or eliminate many potentially critical situations before they arise, our 24/7 answering service and attorneys are always available after business hours and on weekends. We can assure you that any urgent matter will be handled expeditiously.
- We are pleased to offer our corporate partners with flat-fee incentive pricing and volume discounts on legal services fees.
- Our Visa Services Division is able to schedule and manage visa appointments at U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. As this process becomes increasingly complex, many firms and companies now outsource this function directly to us.
- Berardi Immigration Law provides our clients with both U.S. and Canadian immigration law services. We have an impressive team of U.S. and Canadian immigration lawyers. This unique combination of talent significantly aides our multinational clients who transfer their employees to and from North America. Our lawyers are well-versed on legal nuances and ever-changing policies.
Berardi Immigration Law provides many available resources to our clients. In addition to our robust website, and we regularly publish news posts and a comprehensive quarterly immigration update. We also regularly post on social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
We were founded more than 12 years ago by former INS Inspector and Attorney Rosanna Berardi who had the vision of creating a different type of law firm, one that focuses on client service and responsiveness. Today, Berardi Immigration Law is respected around the world for its knowledgeable immigration legal services team and the firm’s commitment to a personal, high-touch experience for clients.
Our comprehensive immigration team focuses exclusively on immigration law. With roughly 20 categories of visas available and a consistently changing adjudication landscape, it makes sound business sense to partner with a firm that is wholly dedicated to both the art and science of immigration law. Our team is adept at analyzing all issues relating to the immigration needs of our clients.
Located just 20 minutes from one of the busiest ports-of-entry on the U.S./Canadian border, our attorneys appear regularly with our clients to file numerous types of petitions. Our Visa Services Division is able to schedule and manage visa appointments at U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world.
- 2019 Opened new office in Rochester, NY
- 2016 Berardi Immigration Law was certified as a Women-Owned Business by the State of New York (WBE)
- 2013 Opened our office in London, England & moved headquarters to bigger office at 2300 Wehrle Drive
- 2012 Established Visa Services department
- 2009 Moved into our first headquarters in Buffalo, New York
- 2008 Berardi Immigration Law is announced
- 2005 Law Office of Rosanna Berardi, P.C. is founded
Our Community Involvement
Berardi Immigration Law believes in supporting our community and encourages our employees to do the same. The firm’s core values include supporting the community, having fun, and functioning as a team both in and outside the office! Our goal is to make positive contributions to the local community through a variety of charitable donations, sponsorships and other initiatives that help make a difference in peoples lives.
Totally Buffalo’s Hope for the Holidays
Totally Buffalo’s Hope for the Holidays is a nonprofit organization that strives to bring hope, particularly around holidays. They provide gifts, food, and supplies to those in need throughout the year to make each event brighter. They accept one-time donations, monthly commitments, or gifts of time. For more information, check out their website at totallybuffalohopefortheholidays.org.
- In May 2019, Berardi Immigration Law donated $500 worth of Tim Horton’s Gift Cards for care packages that went to moms on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Oishei Childrens Hospital.
- In December 2019, the team at Berardi Immigration Law stuffed 25 pillowcases with toys for the children on the Oncology floor of Oishei Childrens Hospital.
- In December 2019, Berardi Immigration Law donated bedding for WNY kids and families who are fighting cancer.
Special Spaces Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life threatening illnesses. The goal is to create their very own special space a place for these children to heal, find peace, and just be kids. Special Spaces Buffalo is funded solely through the donations of individuals, companies, and organizations in the Western New York area. For more information, check out their website at http://specialspacesbuffalo.org/.
- In November 2015, the team at Berardi Immigration Law surprised 15 year old Kayla with a nautical themed bedroom makeover.
- In November 2016, the team at Berardi Immigration Law surprised 11 year old Piper with a New York City themed bedroom makeover and an all-expense paid trip to see the city that inspired her dream.
- In November 2017, the team at Berardi Immigration Law surprised siblings, Payton and Benjamin, with an industrial themed bedroom makeover for Benjamin and an art studio for Payton.
- In December 2018, the team at Berardi Immigration Law surprised 10 year old DAngelo with a video game themed bedroom. We were able to make over DAngelos familys bedrooms as well. You can see the big reveal here!
- In November 2019, members of the BIL team enjoyed a fun night out supporting Special Spaces at their 2nd Annual Meat Raffle. Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, and Partner, Jennifer Behm, even got a turn spinning the wheel!
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York is a nonprofit organization which finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. It is 100% funded by donations from the local Western New York Community. For more information, check out their website at http://rmhcwny.org/.
- In January 2016, the team at Berardi Immigration Law participated in the Cooks for Kids program, which provides home-cooked meals to guest families. We made Mexican lasagna, rice and beans, guacamole, and cookie bars.
- In October 2016, Berardi Immigration Law sponsored a bedroom makeover. The bedroom will be used by many different families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House.
- In July 2016, Berardi Immigration Law sponsored and participated in the 15th Annual Ronald McDonald House 5K Run/Walk.
- In November 2017, Berardi Immigration Law donated hundreds of non-perishable food items and supplies as part of the Ronald McDonald House Wish List drive.
- In April 2018, Berardi Immigration Law teamed up with RMHC to renovate and decorate a beach-themed bedroom and bathroom in their house, which provides a free place for families to stay together while seeking treatment for injured or very ill children in a welcoming and comfortable environment.
- In February 2020, the BIL team spent a wonderful night cooking a delicious Italian meal for our friends at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY. Together, the team made baked pasta, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, brownies, and cookies!
- In May 2020, in honor of our amazing clients and their continued support during the COVID-19 crisis, we donated meals and toys to 10-year-old Alicia, who has been staying at the Ronald McDonald House since October 2019. RMHC happily reported Alicia and her Mom absolutely loved it—Alicia had an incredible smile when she opened the boxes from BIL!
- In September 2020, Berardi Immigration Law had the honor of sponsoring the Ronald McDonald House Annual Gold Tournament at the Lancaster Country Club. Rosanna Berardi (Managing Partner), Jennifer Behm (Partner), and Zach Ahlstrom (Associate) represented the BIL firm and had a lot of fun playing a round for a good cause!
Kevin Guest House
The Kevin Guest House is a nonprofit organization that provides patients and their families with a comfortable and supportive place to stay while receiving care from area hospitals. It is the first independent healthcare hospitality house in America, and it serves thousands of guests each year. For more information, check out their website at https://kevinguesthouse.com/.
- In December 2017, Berardi Immigration Law sponsored a Kevin Guest House dinner by providing Italian food from LaBella Sicilia.
- In November 2018, Berardi Immigration Law was a bronze sponsor of the Affaire of the Heart, which raised over $8,000 to support the organizations mission throughout the year.
- In September 2019, members of the BIL team attended Supper in the Street to benefit the Kevin Guest House. BIL was very happy to be a corporate sponsor for this wonderful event!
- In September 2020, Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi hosted a “Supper on my Street” event at her house to support the Kevin Guest House. 12 members of the BIL team and their guests enjoyed a spectacular meal, all for a good cause!