Elizabeth M. Klarin


Buffalo — 716.853.5100 x1288
Toronto Area Office — 905.319.8964 
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Ms. Klarin has more than 15 years of experience in immigration, including several years working with one of the world’s leading immigration law firms. She assists clients with the full spectrum of U.S. immigration matters, including visas and immigrant permissions for extraordinary ability, specialty occupation, intracompany transferee, business visitor and NAFTA-eligible individuals, and as well as family and employment-based permanent residence. She represents clients from around the globe across virtually every industry, as well as individuals seeking strategic immigration options and solutions.

Ms. Klarin is also a member of the firm’s Cannabis Practice Group, and is at the forefront of advising clients involved in the business of cannabis, and those encountering personal use issues, regarding risks, restrictions and solutions to enable continued entrance into and activity within the U.S.

Ms. Klarin is a graduate of University at Buffalo School of Law and Saint Lawrence University, and is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
Saint Lawrence University, B.A., cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Foreign Legal Consultant - Ontario, Canada

 Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association 


  • "Restrictive U.S. immigration good for Canada tech sector", The Lawyer's Daily, September 2019
  • “Impact of H-1B visa for Canadian workers, U.S. employers", The Lawyer's Daily, May 2019
  • "USCIS Completes H-1B Petition Selection Process for FY 2020 “, The Lawyer’s Daily, April 2019
  • “Despite ‘Trumpocalypse’ U.S. immigration still a hot ticket “,The Lawyer’s Daily, March 2019
  • “Cannabis and the ongoing risks at the border,” The Lawyer’s Daily, December 2018
  • “Attitude adjustment: U.S. politics affecting Canadians crossing the border,” The Lawyer’s Daily,July 2018
  • “NAFTA: New occupational classifications long overdue,”The Lawyer’s Daily, June 2018
  • “President Trump Sends Signals of Possible Federal Rule Change on Marijuana Laws,”Lexology, June 2018
  • “Four common reasons for being refused entry to the U.S.,”The Lawyer’s Daily, May 2018
  • Elizabeth M. Klarin quoted in article regarding visa applicants social media search, April 2018
  • “Taking a hit: Marijuana risks at the U.S. border,”The Lawyer’s Daily, April 2, 2018
  • “The ‘90 day rule’: U.S. complicates stance on determining preconceived intent,” The Lawyer’s Daily, March 2018
  • “Decision to be or not to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident can’t be made lightly,”The Lawyer’s Daily, January 2018
  • “Migrating south: The changing landscape for Canadian snowbirds in the U.S.,” The Lawyer’s Daily, January 3, 2018. (This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily website published by LexisNexis Canada, Inc.)

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