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Harter Secrest & Emery Attains Prestigious National Ranking

Harter Secrest & Emery Attains Prestigious National Ranking

Chambers & Partners, the worldwide leader in law firm and attorney rankings, released its Chambers USA 2015 Client Guide and Harter Secrest & Emery was once again recognized with rankings for its Immigration, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, and Litigation practices.

The firm’s Immigration Practice was, for the fourth year, ranked as one of the Leaders in Immigration Law in all of New York State, while the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Litigation practices were recognized for their excellence in Upstate New York. In addition to the practice rankings, John Horn, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Buffalo office, was one several individual attorneys from Harter Secrest & Emery to be recognized as outstanding practitioners in their respective areas of practice.

Cake Crazy Bakery Celebrates Six-month Anniversary with Daily Specials

Cake Crazy Bakery Celebrates Six-month Anniversary with Daily Specials

 

Cake Crazy Bakery & Catering is celebrating its six-month anniversary this month and would like to thank the Western New York community with daily specials on cookies, cupcakes and other delicious treats!

Located at 2525 William St. in Cheektowaga, near the I-90 entrance and exit, Cake Crazy Bakery is now offering daily specials every Tuesday through Friday: Tuesday is $1 cookie day, Wednesday is $2 cupcake day, Thursday is two slices of cake for $5, and Friday is buy two brownies and get one free.

Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Month at the Border

Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Month at the Border

 

During the last few weeks, Berardi Immigration Law met 12 clients at the Peace Bridge and assisted each in presenting their applications to Customs & Border Protection. Importantly, each of these cases was approved. As you will read below, the statuses sought by our clients included the L-1, TN and B-1 categories.

B-1 Visa for Religious Study and Service

Frequently Asked Marriage-based Green Card Interview Questions

Frequently Asked Marriage-based Green Card Interview Questions

 

Typically, Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status applications require both the applicant and the spouse to be present for an interview before the case can be approved. For many applicants, the thought of being interviewed by an immigration officer can be stressful and overwhelming. However, applicants who are well-prepared should not worry! The Green Card interview is more of a formality and typically lasts no longer than 30 minutes. It is often compared to a job interview. 

 

Update: USCIS has Completed Data Entry for FY 2016 H-1B Petitions

Update: USCIS has Completed Data Entry for FY 2016 H-1B Petitions

 

USCIS announced on May 4, 2015, that it had completed data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected through its computer-generated random process. At this time, USCIS will now begin returning all unselected H-1B cap-subject petitions. 

Due to the high volume of filings, the time frame for returning these petitions remains uncertain. The agency has asked petitioners to not inquire about the status of submitted cap-subject petitions until they receive a receipt notice or an unselected petition is returned. USCIS will issue an announcement once all petitions have been returned.

The U.S. Government Has the Right to Search Your Electronic Devices at the Border

The U.S. Government Has the Right to Search Your Electronic Devices at the Border

 

Hundreds of thousands of travelers, citizens and foreign nationals alike cross the U.S. border every day. Many may be surprised to learn that border patrol agents do not need a warrant, any suspicion of wrongdoing or even consent to search a vehicle and all passenger belongings, including electronic devices. 

With the exception of foreign and domestic officials with diplomatic immunity, everyone who legally crosses a U.S. border undergoes a primary inspection. Most travelers are familiar with this process: A CBP officer checks your documents, glances between you and your passport and asks what your purpose is for entering the country. Following this exchange, a traveler may be asked to undergo a secondary inspection. 

Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi featured in Lawyer Monthly

Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi featured in Lawyer Monthly

 

The managing partner of Berardi Immigration Law, Rosanna Berardi, has been featured in the most recent issue of Lawyer Monthly in a piece titled, “My Legal Life.” Lawyer Monthly is a global online and print publication providing news, analysis and features relating to the legal and corporate industries, with more than 108,225 readers. 

Each month, the “My Legal Life” feature takes an in-depth look at the career of a highly skilled and experienced legal professional, speaking candidly about what motivates them, what challenges them, and why they do the work they do. With more than 20 years of experience in the immigration industry, our very own Rosanna Berardi was the perfect subject for this article.