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RosannaBerardi

Immigration Counsel

"I am honored to help my clients achieve their American dreams."

Overview

Biography

Rosanna is the managing partner of Berardi Immigration Law, a boutique immigration firm in Buffalo, New York. Through a strategic affiliation between the firms, Rosanna serves Barclay Damon clients as immigration counsel, providing representation and guidance to firm clients in immigration and cross-border law matters. A former US Immigration and Naturalization Service immigration inspector and trial attorney, she has extensive experience handling emergency and complex cases, leveraging professional networks at agencies, embassies, and consulates around the world to benefit clients and bring cases to effective conclusions.

Rosanna represents businesses, colleges and universities, government entities, individuals, and not-for-profit agencies in all immigration matters, including corporate services and support; green card and US citizenship; marriage and cross-border relationships; working in the United States, including B-1 and B-2, E-1 and E-2, E-3, H-1B, L-1, O-1, P, and TN status; and criminal waivers.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Peel-Halton-Niagara Region, Director
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Customs & Border Protection Liaison Committee Chair
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • Women-Owned Law
Experience

Prior Experience

  • US Immigration and Naturalization Service, Trial Attorney
  • US Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration Inspector

Selected Community Activities

  • Kevin Guest House, Volunteer
  • Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer
  • Special Spaces of Buffalo, Volunteer

Selected Honors

  • Buffalo Business First, Woman of Influence, 2016
  • Buffalo Business First, 40 Under 40, 2011
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • University at Buffalo School of Management 65th Tax Institute, “International”
  • 10th Annual Northern Border United States/Canada Immigration Law Conference, “Emerging Ethical Issues in Immigration: Data Privacy, GDPR, Cross-Border Data Protection, and Cybersecurity”
  • Innovation Guelph, “Exporting to the United States”
  • WBASNY-Criminal Law Committee Meeting, “DUI/DWI to Canada”
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis Law, Practical Implications of Decriminalized Marijuana for the Legal Practitioner CLE, “Canada Legalizes Marijuana: Implications for Immigration Law and Lawyers with Cross-Border Practices”

Selected Publications & Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

NY Green Bank and NY PSC: Energy Storage Updates

Alerts

House Judiciary Committee Advances MORE Act

Alerts

NYS Courts to Implement Early Mandatory Mediation

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