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JenniferBehm

Immigration Counsel

"I'm committed to providing creative immigration solutions to employers and foreign nationals, helping them achieve their dream of living and working in the United States."

Overview

Biography

Jennifer is a partner at Berardi Immigration Law, a boutique immigration firm in Buffalo, New York. Through a strategic affiliation between the firms, Jennifer serves Barclay Damon clients as immigration counsel, providing representation and guidance to firm clients in immigration and cross-border law matters ranging from helping multinational corporations navigate cross-border workforce concerns to providing legal counsel on personal issues such as spousal and family matters. She has extensive experience managing the multi-layered processes required for US immigration and citizenship and has handled numerous complex cases.

Jennifer drafts legal petitions and acts as a primary resource on US immigration law, policy, and adjudication trends in areas such as corporate services and support; nonimmigrant visas for temporary employment in the United States, including the E-1 and E-2, E-3, H-1B, L-1, O-1, P, and TN categories; employment-based green card applications, including PERM labor certifications and the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories; US citizenship applications; immigration cases based on marriage and cross-border relationships; and criminal waivers.

In addition to serving as an attorney, Jennifer is a business immigration adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Bar Associations

  • Western New York Women’s Bar Association, Immigration Law Committee Co-Founder, Former Member

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
Experience

Selected Community Activities

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Adjunct
  • Kevin Guest House, Giving Hearts Program Volunteer
  • Special Spaces Buffalo, Volunteer

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Immigration Law, 2023–2024
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Immigration, 2020–2022
  • Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite Rising Stars, 2019
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • University at Buffalo School of Law CLE, "Hiring International Graduates"
  • Upstate NY AILA Northern Border Conference, “E Visas for Canadians,” Panelist
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York Annual Conference, “Employment-Based Immigration 101: A Journey”
  • New Exporters of Technologies and Services to the US (NETSUS) Web Conference, “Ontario Trade Commissioner Service”
  • Barclay Damon Canada-US Cross Border Team Webinar, “Intro to US Employment-Based Immigration Concepts”

Selected Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Selected Podcasts

Featured Media

Alerts

Website Accessibility Lawsuits: Several "Tester" Plaintiffs—Compres, Sanchez, Fontanez, Pajaro, Garcia, and Jaquez—Targeting Businesses in Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Alerts

Website Accessibility Lawsuits: Several "Tester" Plaintiffs—Competello, Fernandez, Liz, Riley, and Trippett—Targeting Businesses in Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Alerts

CDPAP Providers Get First Look at the Future of CDPAP Without FIs

Alerts

New York State Fiscal Year 2025 Budget: Implications for Employers Unpacked

Alerts

Lab Providers Under Increased Scrutiny From Civil and Criminal Agencies for OTC COVID-19 Test Claims

Alerts

NYS Appellate Court Dismisses Claim Based on Material Misrepresentations in Insurance Application

We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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