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TN Visa Case Summary 07.05.2019

Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a successful TN-visa application presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, NY. The applicant was applying for a job in the U.S. as an economist. Generally, with an economist designation, an applicant has to show that […]

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L-1 Case Summary 07.05.2019

Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a successful L-1 application presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, NY. This L-1 application was for a manager who didn’t necessarily manage people. Instead, this applicant managed an essential function or component within the organization […]

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L-1 Case Summary 06.26.2019

Gabriella Agostinelli, Senior Associate Attorney with our firm, recently had a successful L-1 application presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Buffalo, New York. This L-1 was for a first time applicant. We were able to submit this application as our client had just recently reached his one […]

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L-1B Case Summary 06.07.2019

Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney with Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a successful L-1B application presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. The L-1B visa, unlike the more common L-1A visa, allows a U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating […]

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TN Management Consultant Case Summaries 06.04.2019

Jennifer Behm, Partner at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had two successful TN Management Consultant applications processed by Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. The TN Management Consultant application is one of the most highly scrutinized categories under NAFTA. Unlike other TN categories, this is the […]

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B-1 Case Summaries 05.29.2019

Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom recently had two successful applications presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. Both applications involved a unique caveat to the B-1 Business Visitor category, allowing the entry of individuals performing voluntary services for religious organizations. Typically, the B-1 is used […]

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L-1B Case Summary 05.21.2019

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had yet another successful L-1B application submitted to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located just a few miles away from our Buffalo, NY office. This client was applying for a renewal L-1B, seeking to obtain the remaining two years of validity she […]

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L-1 Case Summary 05.17.2019 from Zach Ahlstrom

Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a successful L-1 renewal application presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, NY. CBP has recently changed some of their rules surrounding L-1 renewals at the border. They now require proof that the L-1 renewal applicant […]

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L-1 Case Summary 05.17.2019 from Gabriella Agostinelli

Gabriella Agostinelli, Senior Associate Attorney at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had another successful L-1 approval at the border. She is sharing a few important tips that any L-1 applicant should follow in order to have a smooth process at the border: Always apply early in the morning. The officers are often less busy and more […]

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L-1 Case Summary 05.03.2019

Senior Associate Attorney, Gabriella Agostinelli, recently had a successful L-1 application presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry located in Buffalo, New York. This application was for an L-1 first time applicant. The applicant held a very high level executive position in Canada and would be holding the […]

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TN Case Summary 03.27.2019

Berardi Immigration Law is happy to share that we recently had another TN management consultant application approved by Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. This application was a renewal. Our client works directly under a U.S. consulting company to consult their clients and organizations on […]

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TN Case Summary 03.26.2019

Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had two successful applications presented to Customs and Border Protection located at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Buffalo, New York. Both applications were for management consultants. The first application was a renewal with the same employer. We were able to overcome the […]

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TN Case Summary 03.22.2019

Gabriella Agostinelli, Senior Associate Attorney at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a client present a successful TN Management Consultant case to Customs and Border Protection located at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Buffalo, New York. This client was applying for the renewal of his current TN under the management consultant designation. Renewals in […]

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TN Case Summaries 03.11.2019

Gabriella Agostinelli, our Senior Associate Attorney, recently had two successful TN applications submitted to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry, located in Buffalo, New York. The first TN application was a bit complex in that unlike most TN applications, our client’s degree was not an exact match for the category […]

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L-1 and TN Case Summary 02.01.2019

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had two successful applications presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry, located in Buffalo, New York. The first case was an L-1 renewal application. This client was applying for the last three years of eligible L-1 status remaining out of seven. Because this […]

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Tn and L-1 Case Summary 02.05.2019

Rosanna Berardi, the Managing Partner of Berardi Immigration Law, recently had two successful cases presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. The first case was a TN application. This case was unique because this client had previously been denied at the border when trying to apply for TN […]

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L-1 Case Summaries 11.28.2018

Gabriella Agostinelli, our Senior Associate Attorney, recently had two L-1 applications successfully approved by Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge, located in Buffalo, New York. The first L-1 application was a bit different from our average L-1 application, as it was for a new office in the United States. The company was well […]

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L-1 and TN Case Summary 11.08.2018

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recent had three successful applications presented by our clients to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, NY. The first case was a challenging L-1B application. Unlike L-1A applications which require the applicant to hold a managerial or executive position, the L-1B application requires that the […]

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L-1 Case Summary 10.18.2018

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had an L-1A renewal application successfully approved by Customs and Border Protection at the Vancouver International Airport in Canada. This was our client’s second L-1A application. This case was unique because unlike traditional managers, our client managed a function of the company, rather than managing people. In the application […]

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L-1A Case Summaries 10.15.2018

Last week, Associate Attorney Catherine Dines Kettner had two successful L-1A applications presented to Customs and Border Protection by our clients at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. Both clients worked for the same company.  These applications were a bit different in terms of their corporate taxes. Often times, as a form of viable […]

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