Team

Daniel received a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Georgetown University in 2007 and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002.  He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.  Before founding Berner Law, PLLC, Daniel worked as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City. 

 

Daniel's practice focuses on employment-based nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, E-2, L-1, O-1, TN) and immigrant visas (EB-1A, EB-1C, EB-2, and EB-3), as well as investor visas (E-1/E-2, L-1).  Daniel has represented employers in the high technology, heavy construction, advertising, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications, sports, accounting, and legal fields.  He has ample experience preparing nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for professionals from a broad variety of disciplines, including engineers, computer scientists, advertising executives, attorneys, accountants, and professional athletes. 

 

In addition to representing companies, Daniel also has extensive experience counseling individuals with respect to investment-based U.S. immigration and family immigration matters.   

 

Daniel is a frequent commenter on matters of immigration.  He has testified before the Texas House of Representatives' Business & Industry Committee and has frequently been interviewed on immigration and employment matters by Univision and the radio.  

 

Daniel maintains a robust pro bono practice.  He has twice been recognized by Sanctuary for Families (New York non-profit organization) for his pro bono advocacy on behalf of immigrants.  Presently, Daniel serves as Vice President of the board of directors of the Workers Defense Project, a non-profit organization described by the New York Times as "one of the nation’s most creative organizations for immigrant workers."

 

Before attending law school, Daniel was an Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble. 

Jose Ramírez IV received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in 2003.  His practise focuses primarily on employment and family-based US immigration, as well as employment and family-based Latin American immigration with a particular emphasis on Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina.

 

In addition to providing a full range of inbound and outbound immigration services, Mr. Ramírez also provides counsel and assistance to individuals who are interested in relinquishing their US citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence.  

 

Prior to starting his own practice, José was an associate at Foster Quan, an employment immigration law firm.

 Jennifer is a two-time graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A. in English, 1995. J.D. 2005). She has practiced exclusively immigration law since 2005.  Jennifer has served as Chairperson for Conferences and Publications for the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section.

 

She has been admitted to practice in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. She is a frequent speaker and presenter to the immigrant and legal communities on issues of immigration law affecting each.

Michael advises Berner Law’s clients on transactional matters, including all matters relating to the formation and funding of new business enterprises, as well as facilitating cross-border investments.  In addition to advising Berner Law’s clients, Michael is the founder of Ybarra PLLC, a New York-based law firm which advises investors and high-growth ventures on corporate law matters.

 

Michael received his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2002, and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 2006.  Following law school, Michael worked in New York City for several years as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, one of the premier law firms in the United States.   

 

Michael has ample experience working with international clients, both public and private.  He has a longstanding interest in international law and human rights, and continues to work on consultations to UNDP and foreign governments to to strengthen development and the rule of law.   At Georgetown, Michael was Managing Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.  Subsequently, at NYU, he was Managing Editor of the New York University Journal of International Law & Politics.  

 

Michael is admitted to practice law in New York and Texas.  

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