Danielle M. Rizzo

Danielle M. Rizzo


Harris Beach PLLC

Recognized since 2013

Buffalo, New York

Practice Areas

Immigration Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Immigration Law
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"I see the talent, creativity and ingenuity that immigrants have to offer the United States and work to find the legal paths of entry for individuals to our country and for U.S. companies to gain access to this world-wide talent pool in order to enhance their operations.”

Danielle focuses on United States immigration and nationality law and on employment-based immigration. Danielle frequently represents foreign traders and investors seeking work authorization in the United States, as well as Canadian citizens seeking entry to the U.S. under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). She often meets with individuals in person at the U.S. – Canadian border to represent them before U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who are responsible to adjudicating their applications to the United States. She also represents U.S. companies and their foreign national work force in navigating the visa and permanent residency application processes.

Location

  • Larkin at Exchange, Suite 1000
    726 Exchange Street
    Buffalo, NY 14210

Education

  • Houghton College, graduated 1997

Bar Admissions

  • New York, New York State Bar

Affiliations

  • AILA National Publications Committee - chair, June 2013 – June 2015
  • AILA National Publications Committee - member, June 2011 – June 2014
  • CBP National Liaison Committee - chair, April 2016 – present
  • CBP National Liaison Committee - member, June 2013 – June 2014
  • CBP National Liaison Committee - vice chair, June 2014 – April 2016
  • Paralegals Conference Planning Committee - chair, 2015 - present
  • Upstate New York AILA Chapter - chair, vice chair and treasurer, 2008 - 2013
  • Upstate New York AILA Chapter CLE Annual Program - Coordinator, 2011 - 2013

Harris Beach PLLC
Headquarters: Pittsford, New York

58 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

14 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Immigration Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Immigration Law, Buffalo (2019)
  • Immigration Law, Buffalo (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Immigration Law

Awards:

  • Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Immigration, 2016

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