Caterina A. Ranieri

Of Counsel
Office: Syracuse
Direct Dial: 315.701.6462
Mobile Phone: 315.420.8101
Direct Fax: 315.701.7920

Caterina A. Ranieri

Caterina A. Ranieri

Of Counsel
Office: Syracuse
Direct Dial: 315.701.6462
Mobile Phone: 315.420.8101
Direct Fax: 315.701.7920
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Caterina A. Ranieri

Caterina is an experienced business, family immigration and dual citizenship attorney. She was President and attorney of her own firm, Caterina Ranieri Grasso, PC for several years before joining Bousquet Holstein PLLC.  Caterina is responsive to her clients’ needs and puts open communication first and foremost in attorney-client relationships.

Business and Family Immigration Law:

Having represented employers and beneficiaries for several years on mutual immigration matters, Caterina is widely regarded as an authority on O-1 extraordinary ability workers including those working in the arts, sciences, athletics, business or education. Having also been a competitive Amateur dancer, Caterina has seen first-hand the hard work, determination and commitment artists and athletes undergo in order to achieve their dreams. Her passion for dance naturally transitioned into her passion for immigration.

If you are interested in an extraordinary artist, athlete, business, education, science or performer visa such as O-1, O-2, P-1, P-2, or P-3 visa, Caterina’s vast experience will help make the process easier to understand.  Whether you are an International Ballroom, Latin, salsa, flamenco, Argentine Tango, folk dancer, or other cultural art or are an extraordinary scientist, engineer, educator, professor, professional or business person, Caterina will walk you through the process of understanding the visa process.

Caterina explores all angles in business immigration. With Caterina’s expert guidance, she clearly explains to her clients their options including P-1, P-3, O-1, O-2, H1B, L, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5, E-1, E-2, E-3 visas. Caterina is also knowledgeable about national interest waivers for the medical profession, J-1 waivers, H1C for nurses, and work options for other medical profiles including physician assistants, and occupational and physical therapists.

Caterina has worked with clients from around the world from countries such as Canada, Spain, Russia, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Greece, Netherlands, Armenia, China, Ecuador, Peru’, France, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Moldova, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Israel, South Africa, Barbados, Austria, Azerbaijan, Australia, Belarus, Denmark, England, Georgia, Haiti, Hungary, India, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Iran Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, etc.

The daughter of Italian immigrants, Caterina is also personally familiar with the needs of families who are seeking fiancée visas, green cards for their spouses or children and United States Citizenship.  She offers her expertise in developing family-based immigration petitions to bring families together.

On the first Wednesday of each month, Caterina and her colleague, Attorney Anna Putintseva, offer a free webinar at 12:00 noon EST to persons interested in learning more about the services she offers in this area.

Dual Citizenship Law:

Being a dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, Caterina is also highly regarded in dual citizenship matters. She has assisted dozens of clients realize their dreams in being recognized as Dual Citizens. Whether it is to obtain the release of NYS certified birth certificates, obtain “one and the same person” court orders, or obtaining orders to direct the amendment of certain vital documents, Caterina is intimately familiar with the process to help put you on the path to dual citizenship.

Every Thursday at 12:00 noon EST, Caterina and her colleague, Attorney Casey Johnson, offer a free webinar to persons interested in learning more about the services she offers in this area.

Please note: Bousquet Holstein is a Syracuse, New York law firm, and Caterina is admitted to practice in New York State.  With her dual citizenship experience, however, Caterina is uniquely qualified to assist you in obtaining necessary documentation to further your Dual Citizenship goals.

Caterina is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), New York State Bar Association, and National Italian-American Bar Association (NIABA).  She is a certified NLP practitioner. Caterina also volunteers for the Volunteers Lawyers Project giving pro bono advise to needy immigrants who cannot otherwise afford counsel.  She is also on the AILA ACES (Arts, Culture, Education, Science) Committee.



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  • J.D. , Syracuse University College of Law, 1990
  • B.A., Le Moyne College, 1987


  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Italian-American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Fluent Italian (Dual Citizen – United States and Italy)
  • “We wanted to let you know that I received my green card today! We want to thank you so much for all of your help!” – G.A.
  • “Caterina, thank you so much. As always, your work is impressive!” – A.H.


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