Nina Juncewicz serves as Special Counsel to the firm’s Corporate Immigration Department. Her U.S. immigration and relocation experience spans 25 years in representing those internationally seeking to obtain physical access to the United States market for commercial opportunities and/or family reunification. Her experience was developed early as an outstanding scholar for the agency formerly known as INS at the U.S/Canadian border, and later in its Buffalo District Office’s Litigation Department. This experience provided her first-hand knowledge of the technical nuances of complex U.S. immigration law and the government adjudication process which she uses for her clients' benefit. She later practiced business and family Immigration at a statewide corporate law firm before opening her own private practice, as a successful Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise to which she serves as principal.
Ms. Juncewicz's practice includes representing domestic and multi-national companies, health care institutions, and universities, as well as families with their immigration needs. Nina is proficient in securing H-1B, O-1, TN & L-1 visa and obtaining permanent resident status on behalf of her client. She also has a robust practice representing those who wish to reside in the U.S. based on family ties, including spouses or fiancés of U.S. citizens.
Representing foreign physicians with their unique immigration needs has been a distinct practice field of experience for Nina. She has a critical understanding of 212(e) restrictions, waivers to those restrictions, USMLE requirements and equivalent certifications needed to practice medicine in the United States, especially for those with Canadian training.
Ms. Juncewicz graduated with honors from Cansius College and the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the United States Western District of New York. She is a member and past co-chair of the Immigration Section of the New York State Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Erie County Bar Association. Nina is an active volunteer with the Buffalo Center for Elder Law & Justice on immigration matters for the indigent and is a frequently requested lecturer, speaker and writer in the area of US Immigration law both in the United States and Canada.
Simply put, Ms. Juncewicz navigates the U.S. Immigration system with the considerable knowledge earned by years of practice experience which benefits her clients. She has a proven record of moving her clients across borders with ease and predictability.
Professional & Community Activities
- Past Co-Chair of the Immigration Section of the New York State Bar Association.
- Board Member of the MEDLAW Partnership with ECMC and Buffalo General Hospitals.
- Volunteer on Immigration matters for the Buffalo Center for Elder Law & Justice.
- Past Trustee, North Buffalo Community Health Care Center, Buffalo, New York.
- Past President of the Board of Trustees, Mount Saint Mary Academy, Kenmore, NY.
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Lecturer on matters relating to immigration for the University of Waterloo, Ontario; York University, Schulich School of Business, Toronto; and the NYS Law Library Association.
Publications & Articles
- Contributing author to the Buffalo Law Journal and lecturer on WBEN regarding immigration matters.