Rafael Barreto possesses a degree as an “Abogado” (Attorney) conferred upon him by the University of La Sabana, in Bogota, Colombia. He also completed a 24-credit program at Pace University in White Plains, NY. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Rafael is fluent in Spanish.
Rafael originally joined Wildes & Weinberg as a paralegal in July 1995 and after he was admitted to the New York State Bar he became an Associate Attorney in March 1997. Rafael possesses extensive experience in immigrant visas such as employment-based petitions, family-based petitions, extraordinary ability petitions, etc. Nonimmigrant visas such as H-1B visas for professional workers and fashion models, L-1 petitions for intra-company transferees, O-1 visas for aliens of extraordinary ability and fashion models; E-1 and E-2 visa petitions/applications treaty investors and treaty traders at U.S. Consulates worldwide; F-1 visas for students, B-1/B-2 visas for business and tourism.
Rafael has been happily married for over 19 years and has two children ages 5 and 10. Rafael and his family enjoy biking, playing soccer and basketball.