Meet the Team Behind Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law: Your Partners in Navigating Complex Immigration Challenges.

Jeremy Richards - Partner - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Jeremy Richards

Founding and Managing Partner

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: jr@rjimmigrationlaw.com

JEREMY L. RICHARDS, ESQ. is the founding partner of Richards and Jurusik and launched his independent legal practice immediately upon entering the field of law. He concentrates exclusively on U.S. immigration law, bringing particular emphasis to business immigration and a specialized focus on assisting Canadian citizens and businesses. With a strong track record, Mr. Richards has effectively navigated immigration issues for a diverse range of businesses, from small enterprises to large international corporations.

Christine Jurusik - Partner - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Christine Jurusik

Managing Partner

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: christine@rjimmigrationlaw.com

CHRISTINE M. JURUSIK, ESQ. advises businesses and their employees on the preparation and filing of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and counsels families and individuals on the family-based immigrant visa process and on obtaining US citizenship. Christine also handles Canadian Rehabilitation matters for US citizens who are criminally inadmissible to Canada.

Siana McLean - Attorney of Counsel - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law

Siana McLean

Attorney of Counsel

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: siana@rjimmigrationlaw.com

SIANA J. MCLEAN, ESQ. informs her practice of immigration law with a potent combination of personal and legal experience. Her personal experience is derived from her struggle entering North America as a Jamaican immigrant and eventually securing the right to live, receive a quality education, and work in America. She understands the struggles and hardships of those wishing to enter the US and Canada on a personal level, and this understanding plays a central role in the way she works with clients and practices immigration law.

Rebecca Kroll - Associate Attorney - Richards Jurusik US Immigration Law

Rebecca Kroll

Associate Attorney (Pending Admission)

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: rebecca@rjimmigrationlaw.com

REBECCA KROLL specializes in the intricate fields of business and family-based immigration law. Leveraging her extensive legal expertise, she assists clients with employment-based nonimmigrant petitions, such as H-1B, L-1, and O-1 visas, to facilitate the lawful employment of foreign nationals in the United States.

Rachael Sparacino - Associate Attorney - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law

Rachael Sparacino

Associate Attorney

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: rachael@rjimmigrationlaw.com

RACHAEL SPARACINO, ESQ. specializes in both business and family immigration law. Her areas of expertise include the handling of employment-based nonimmigrant petitions for foreign nationals, specifically focusing on TN Visas, E-1 and E-2 Visas, L-1 Visas, and green cards through PERM. Rachael also handles all family-based immigration-related matters. Her extensive experience in these categories has made her an invaluable asset to organizations and families seeking to navigate the complexities of both employment-based and family-based immigration processes.

Lindsay Himmelman - Paralegal - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Lindsay Himmelman

Paralegal

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: lindsay@rjimmigrationlaw.com

Lindsay Himmelman is a seasoned paralegal who brings extensive experience to the field of immigration law. Specializing in both employment-based and family-based immigration, Lindsay serves as an invaluable asset to our team of attorneys, contributing to the success of a broad range of visa applications and petitions.

In the realm of employment-based immigration, Lindsay is proficient in handling nonimmigrant visa applications including TN Visas, L-1 Visas, E-1 and E-2 Visas, O-1 Visas, and H-1B Visas. Her expertise extends to the preparation and processing of employment-based permanent resident petitions, particularly for PERM-based applications and managerial or executive positions. Her in-depth knowledge of the application procedures and regulatory requirements ensures a streamlined and effective process for our corporate clients.

On the family-based immigration front, Lindsay works diligently with applicants to secure permanent resident status through various family petitions and adjustment of status applications. Her compassionate and client-focused approach has been instrumental in helping families navigate the complexities of the immigration system with confidence. Lindsay also assists clients with naturalization processes, facilitating their journey toward U.S. citizenship.

Additionally, Lindsay is skilled in addressing Canadian rehabilitation applications, aiding U.S. citizens in overcoming barriers to entry into Canada.

Her commitment to excellence is evident in her dedication to providing clients with thorough legal support and outstanding service. Lindsay’s depth of experience in diverse immigration matters is complemented by her educational background. She is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College, where she earned a degree in Paralegal Studies.

Sharon Corsi - Paralegal - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Sharon Corsi

Paralegal

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: sharon@rjimmigrationlaw.com

Sharon Corsi is a highly experienced paralegal with over two decades of dedicated service in the area of U.S. business immigration law. Her vast expertise is a cornerstone in the successful preparation and filing of a wide array of immigration matters, making her an integral part of our legal team.

Focused primarily on business immigration, Sharon excels in assisting our attorneys with permanent resident applications, notably for PERM-based categories and managerial or executive positions. Her intricate understanding of the U.S. immigration system ensures that each application is completed with the highest degree of accuracy and complies with all regulatory requirements.

In addition to her work on permanent resident applications, Sharon is well-versed in nonimmigrant visa procedures. She efficiently handles applications in categories including L-1 Visas for intra-company transfers, E-1/E-2 Visas for treaty traders and investors, O-1 Visas for individuals with extraordinary ability, and H-1B Visas for specialty occupations. Her meticulous attention to detail contributes significantly to the swift and successful processing of these visa applications.

Sharon’s commitment to client satisfaction is unparalleled. She prioritizes providing exceptional service, coupled with accurate and timely legal support, to meet the diverse needs of our clientele.

Rounding out her professional credentials, Sharon is a graduate of Hilbert College. However, it is her extensive work experience that truly sets her apart as a seasoned paralegal in the business immigration sector.

Danielle Vanderwalker - Paralegal - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Danielle Cardona

Paralegal

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: danielle@rjimmigrationlaw.com

Danielle Cardona brings years of customer service and legal experience into her role, where she plays a pivotal part in assisting the attorneys at Richards and Jurusik with a variety of complex immigration matters. Her strong background in customer service greatly contributes to her ability to provide clients with an exceptional experience, as she seamlessly navigates the intricacies of the U.S. immigration system.

In the domain of employment-based immigration, Danielle excels in the preparation and filing of nonimmigrant petitions, covering a range of classifications such as TN, L-1, E-1/E-2, O-1, and H-1B visas. Her aptitude for detail-oriented work ensures that all applications are meticulously prepared, contributing to a higher success rate for our clients. Beyond nonimmigrant visas, she is proficient in assembling employment-based permanent resident petitions, particularly in the categories of PERM-based and managerial or executive immigrant visas.

Danielle also extends her expertise to family-based immigration matters. She is skilled in assisting applicants with relative petitions, whether they are filed through adjustment of status in the United States or with U.S. Consulates abroad. Her nuanced understanding of family-based immigration aids in the successful and timely processing of applications, allowing families to reunite and establish lives in the U.S.

Furthermore, Danielle has amassed significant experience in aiding clients with naturalizations, as well as applications for rehabilitation and temporary resident permits for U.S. citizens who face inadmissibility issues when seeking entry to Canada.

Complementing her wealth of work experience, Danielle holds a degree in Criminal Justice. Nonetheless, it is her extensive experience and specialized skills in the immigration field that truly distinguish her as an invaluable member of the Richards and Jurusik team.

Ciara Fritz

Client Intake Specialist

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: ciara@rjimmigrationlaw.com

Ciara Fritz is an accomplished Client Intake Specialist known for her exceptional customer service skills and unwavering dedication to client satisfaction. With a strong foundation in customer service, administration, and communication, Ciara excels in ensuring that each client’s first interaction with the law firm is a positive and reassuring one.

Over the years, Ciara has honed her customer service abilities in various roles, consistently demonstrating an ability to assist clients with understanding and compassion. Her expertise in client relations is complemented by her administrative acumen. With years of experience in coordinating office tasks, managing schedules, and providing executive support, Ciara is adept at ensuring the smooth operation of administrative functions within the firm.

In her capacity as a Client Intake Specialist, Ciara takes on the critical role of onboarding and intake of new client information. She goes above and beyond to make sure that clients are well informed and comfortable as they navigate the often complex and sensitive legal processes. Her commitment to guiding clients with care and empathy sets the stage for a highly positive client experience, reinforcing the firm’s reputation for exceptional customer service.

While Ciara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State, it is her proven track record in client satisfaction and excellent customer service that truly distinguishes her as a valuable asset to the team.

Sara Walkow - Office Administrator - Richards Jurusik US Immigration Law

Sara Walkow

Office Administrator

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: sara@rjimmigrationlaw.com

Sara Walkow is a seasoned professional with multiple years of experience in customer service and management, making her an invaluable asset to our firm. As a key liaison between attorneys, paralegals, and clients, Sara excels in responding to client intakes, managing phone communications, and assigning new cases. Her strong background in customer service enables her to create a welcoming and supportive environment for every individual who interacts with our firm, whether they are clients, callers, or visitors.

Beyond client interactions, Sara also takes on significant responsibilities in office management. She oversees the administrative functions of the firm, ensuring that operations run smoothly and efficiently. Her organizational skills and attention to detail contribute to the optimization of work processes, making her an integral part of the team.

Sara’s dedication to client satisfaction is evident in every aspect of her role. She is committed to providing a level of service that not only meets but exceeds client expectations, reinforcing the firm’s reputation for exceptional customer service.

Her long tenure in customer service and management clearly showcases her abilities in ensuring client satisfaction and maintaining seamless office operations, making her an essential member of our firm.

Emily Simon

Marketing Specialist

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: emily@rjimmigrationlaw.com

Emily Simon serves as a Marketing Specialist at Richards and Jurusik, where her expertise in the field significantly contributes to the firm’s online visibility and client engagement. With a focus on multiple facets of marketing, Emily skillfully manages the firm’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. She creates compelling posts and schedules content with the aim of increasing the firm’s following and driving engagement with the community.

Emily also takes charge of the firm’s YouTube channel, where she edits and posts insightful videos that not only share valuable legal perspectives but also effectively promote the firm’s attorneys. Her multi-media capabilities ensure that the firm is optimally positioned to reach a broad audience, from clients seeking legal assistance to individuals keeping up with developments in the legal field.

In addition to her content creation skills, Emily is adept at analytics and trend analysis, which inform the firm’s overall marketing strategy. She regularly reviews key performance metrics, staying ahead of current digital marketing and social media trends. This data-driven approach allows her to provide actionable reports and recommendations, enhancing the effectiveness of the firm’s marketing campaigns.

Outside of her professional commitments, Emily is passionate about sports and trivia and relishes time spent on the water. However, it is her comprehensive marketing experience that makes her an essential part of the Richards and Jurusik team.

Rounding out her professional profile, Emily holds a degree in Marketing from Canisius College. However, it’s her hands-on marketing experience and results-driven approach that truly set her apart.

Carol Merrill - Bookkeeper - Richards Jurusik Immigration Law - Buffalo NY - Toronto ON

Carol Merrill

Bookkeeper

Phone: (716) 970-4007
Email: accountant@rjimmigrationlaw.com

CAROL MERRILL has more than 20 years of experience improving financial record keeping, identifying and implementing efficient and consistent procedures for many local small businesses. She plays a critical role in maintaining our firm’s operations by providing accounting and bookkeeping services each week.

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