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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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TN Management Consultant and B-1 Monk Case Summary 05.22.2018

On May 22, 2018, Partner Jennifer Behm met two clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to review their applications for admission to the United States before they presented them to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. The first application was for a TN Management Consultant. These applications can […]

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L-1B Visa Case Summary 05.09.2018

On May 9, 2018, our Associate Attorney Catherine Dines met a client in Fort Erie, Canada in order to help him prepare in presenting his L-1B visa application to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, NY. The L-1B visa can be tricky, as it can sometimes be difficult to provide hard […]

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L-1A Visa Case Summary 05.11.2018

Due to our proximity to the border, Berardi Immigration Law often meets clients of our colleagues in order to help them prepare in presenting their NAFTA applications to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. On May 11, 2018, our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli met the client of a colleague in […]

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Multiple TN Visa Case Summary 05.09.2018

Associate Attorney Catherine Dines of Berardi Immigration Law recently met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada in order to help him prepare to present his TN application to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. This application was unique in that it was his second recent TN application with a […]

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TN Industrial Designer Case Summary 05.02.2018

Associate Attorney Catherine Dines recently met one of our clients in Fort Erie, Canada to prepare her for presenting her TN application as an Industrial Designer to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. In addition to preparing the application, Catherine reviewed the application in-depth with the client and answered […]

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L-1 Case Summary 03.27.2018

On March 26, 2018, Managing Partner of Berardi Immigration Law Rosanna Berardi met with three clients in Fort Erie, Canada to review their petitions to be submitted to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. All three applicants were applying for L-1 status. Two of the applicants had very straightforward […]

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