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News, case studies, and more to help with your USMCA/NAFTA-related needs.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Breaking News: USA, Canada and Mexico Reach New NAFTA Deal Called ‘USMCA’

    On Sunday night, after more than a year of intense negotiations, the United States, Canada and Mexico reached an agreement to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the 1994 pact that governs more than $1.2 trillion worth of trade among the three nations. The new deal won’t go into effect until 2020, as […]
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  • Breaking news: The Latest on the “new” NAFTA

    In this video, Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi discusses all you need to know about the “new” NAFTA! If you have questions on how the new NAFTA agreement may impact your immigration status, call us toll-free today at 1-877-721-6100!
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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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