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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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L-1 Case Summary 10.08.2018

Last week, Associate Attorney Catherine Dines had a successful L-1A application approved by Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge, located in Buffalo, New York. The L-1A visa requires that the applicant hold a managerial or executive role. This application was a bit unique in that our client didn’t manage people but rather a […]

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L-1 and TN Case Summary 09.28.2018

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had three cases that were all approved at the border. The first two were both L-1 applications from the same company. They were both high-level individuals who will need to periodically enter the United States in order to help set up a new division of the company. After Gabriella […]

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L-1 Case Summary 09.18.2018

Berardi Immigration Law recently had another L-1 applicant success story! This application had several possible sticking points that made it a bit of a difficult application. The L-1A category is for executives or mangers, which typically involves the management of people and direct reports. However, in this application, our client was a functional manager, meaning […]

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L-1 Case Summary 09.17.2018

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had a successful L-1A application at the border. This application was unique in that the applicant had spent almost the full time allotted in L-1A status in the United States. The L-1A visa allows applicants to remain in the United States for a full seven years. Our client presented […]

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TN Case Summary 09.10.2018

On September 10, 2018, our NAFTA Paralegal Sam Tiranno met two of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to prepare them to present their TN applications to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. The applications were fully prepared by our Associate Attorney, Catherine Dines Kettner. One of these TN […]

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L-1 Case Summary 08.14.2018

Associate Attorney Catherine Dines Kettner recently met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to assist him in presenting his L-1A application to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. This was our client’s first L-1A application to CBP. After assessing the client’s eligibility for a U.S. […]

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L-1A and TN Case Summaries 07.19.2018

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently prepared two L-1A applications and one TN application for our clients to present to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. The first L-1A applicant was a senior level sales executive who needed to come to the United States for a lengthy project. We […]

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L-1 Case Summaries 07.10.2018

Associate Attorney Catherine Dines recently met two clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to review their L-1 applications before submission to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. After reviewing each client’s credentials and assessing their eligibility for the L-1 category, Catherine fully drafted the petitions. In Fort Erie, […]

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June Cases at the Border 06.29.2018

In June, the attorneys at Berardi Immigration Law met 17 clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to prepare them in presenting their TN and L-1 applications to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. We are happy to report that all 17 applications were successful. Many of these clients […]

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TN Management Consultant Case Summary 06.12.2018

On June 12, 2018, Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi met one of our long-standing clients in Fort Erie, Canada to assist him in preparing to present his TN application to Customs and Border Protection. Our client was filing a renewal application as a Management Consultant. Renewals in the Management Consultant category can be difficult, as CBP […]

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TN Case Summary 06.08.2018

Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada on June 8, 2018, to help him prepare for presenting his TN application to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. Our client was applying for a TN visa as a Computer Systems Analyst. In order to […]

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L-1A Case Summary 06.06.2018

On June 6, 2018, Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met two of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to help prepare them for presenting their L-1A applications to Customs and Border Protection. For both clients, Catherine conducted a thorough analysis to determine that they each had at least one year of qualifying managerial or […]

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L-1 Extension Beyond 7th Year Case Summary 05.23.2018

On May 23, 2018, Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to assist him in preparing for presenting his L-1A renewal application to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. This L-1 application was unique in that he was applying for a renewal […]

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