Lucrecia brings a team player attitude and extensive immigration experience to the Berardi team. An immigrant herself, Lucrecia came to the U.S. when she was five years old from Lima, Peru. She has represented companies, universities, and medical institutions with their immigration matters. Her practice has focused on employment-based immigration, assisting employees in industries ranging from athletics to the arts. She also offers expertise in family-based petitions and I-9 compliance.
A dedicated researcher, Lucrecia stays abreast of important developments in this ever-changing industry and has published numerous pieces, including an article in the Buffalo News on a rule helping entrepreneurs obtain visas. She has also presented on various immigration topics at several conferences. Most recently, she spoke at the New York State Bar Association U.S. Immigration Law Conference on some of the current key issues in business immigration.
Lucrecia is very involved in the community, serving as the Chair of the AILA Upstate New York and as Co-Chair for the New York State Bar Association Immigration Law Conference. Lucrecia is also an avid animal lover! She served on the Board of Directors for Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate treatment of all beings.
Lucrecia is the proud owner of a dog herself – Hugo Gregorius Knapp (because who doesn’t give their dog a middle name?). She also has two kids, Frederick and Constance. While she grew up and beginning her legal career in New York City, she later moved to Upstate New York to be closer to her husband’s family. When Lucrecia is not practicing law or being a stellar mom to Fredrick, Constance and Hugo, she enjoys running, which includes training for the Seneca Seven, a 77.7 mile relay race around Seneca Lake.
- Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, 2007
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Queens College, City University of New York, New York, NY, 2003
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – Chair, Upstate New York Chapter
- New York State Bar Association
- Admitted to practice in New York