Caterina A. Ranieri

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

Caterina A. Ranieri

Caterina A. Ranieri

Of Counsel
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:

Caterina is widely regarded as an authority on O-1 extraordinary ability artist and athlete visas having represented employers and beneficiaries for several years on mutual immigration matters. Having 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 artist, athlete, 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 dancer in Standard or Latin, or more specialized such as a dancer of salsa, flamenco, Argentine Tango, folk dancing, or other cultural art, Caterina will walk you through the process of understanding the visa process.

Caterina also is 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 explores all angles in business immigration. With Caterina’s expert guidance, she clearly explains to her clients their options whether those options include P-1, P-3, O-1, O-2, H1B, L, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5, or EB-6, E-1, E-2, E-3 visas. Caterina especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs who now have the option to explore EB-6 Entrepreneurial visas for those who are starting up companies and have a vested interest in the company.

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 and United States Citizenship.  She offers her expertise in developing family-based immigration petitions to bring families together.

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 Italian Citizens. Whether it is to obtain the release of 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 including bringing awareness to any pitfalls or ensuring that you qualify for dual citizenship.

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 Italian Citizenship goals.

Caterina is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), New York State Bar Association, 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 in 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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