Zabrina is a Partner and the Immigration Practice Group Leader.
She assists companies and individuals in strategically navigating the complex U.S. immigration system and handles a wide array of immigration matters. She works with multinational, mid-size and small businesses in obtaining TN, L-1, H-1B, E-1/E-2 and O-1 status for their employees and regularly counsels investors, entrepreneurs and start-ups in obtaining investment-based nonimmigrant visas. Zabrina also assists with employment-based green card processes through PERM, multinational executive/manager, national interest waiver, extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher categories. In addition, she handles family-based immigration matters, naturalization and waivers.
A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, she has counseled clients on immigration issues across several industries, including professional sports, music and entertainment, fashion, energy, health care, education, technology, engineering, manufacturing and professional services. Due in part to her proximity to the border, she has developed particular expertise in NAFTA/USMCA applications, waiver and admissibility issues and border-problem cases. Zabrina is a frequent speaker at immigration-related conferences and seminars and is very active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Author, “2022 Immigration Roundup: Cross-Border Visa Processing Delays Require Preplanning,” Invest Buffalo Niagara, October 2022
Author, “Corporate Immigration Challenges in 2022,” Buffalo Business First, September 2022
Co-Author, “Navigating INA §212(d)(3) Waivers for Employment-Based Cases: Applications with CBP and Consular Officials,” 2022 AILA Border Issues Virtual Conference Handbook, March 2022
Co-Author, “Canadian and Mexican TN Applications: From COVID to USMCA,” AILA National Web Seminar Publication, August 2021
Co-Author, “Employment Based Immigration Fundamentals: Common Temporary Options for Canadians,” The Proceedings of the 12th Annual Northern Border Immigration Fall CLE Conference, October 2020
Co-Author, “TN Applications at the Border: From COVID to USMCA,” AILA National Web Seminar Publication, August 2020
Author, “Rehabilitating TN Applications at the Border,” AILA National Web Seminar Publication, March 2019
Co-Editor-in-Chief and Contributing Author, AILA’s USMCA Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Practitioners with Canadian and Mexican Clients Seeking Admission under the TN, L, and B Categories, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), March 2022
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