Our Firm

Our Firm


Our firm is dedicated to success at every stage of the immigration process. Rio Guerrero built this law firm to provide the full panoply of U.S. immigration solutions while delivering exceptional client service. Our attorneys and support staff apply unmatched skill, with a professional and ethical approach, to achieve our clients’ goals.
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Rio Guerrero, Partner  

Attorney Guerrero is renowned for nearly 20 years of successfully representing companies, organizations and individuals with complicated U.S. visa, work permit and green card matters. In particular, he is respected for achieving creative solutions for profoundly complex immigration cases.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has presented Attorney Guerrero with the coveted “Best Lawyers” national award. He was selected among distinguished attorneys nationwide for his long and outstanding record of success representing corporate and individual clients in matters involving U.S. immigration law. Also, Attorney Guerrero has received the “Contributions to Excellence” award from the Filipino-American National Historical Society (FANHS), recognizing his national success as a Filipino-American attorney, and his commitment to the preservation and promotion of Filipino-American history and culture.

Deeply involved in all facets of immigration law, Mr. Guerrero is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where he has served on the National Committee on Health Care Professionals. He founded and served for many years as Co-Chair of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. He has served as a member of the Corporate Immigration Committee and the U.S. Department of Labor Committee for the AILA-New York Chapter.

A distinguished Edward V. Sparer Fellow of Brooklyn Law School, Attorney Guerrero also holds one baccalaureate degree in Economics and a second in International Studies as a Dean’s Scholar of The American University of Washington D.C.
Since 2007, he has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at the City University of New York – School of Professional Studies. A sought-after speaker in his field, he frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars and other pro bono events.



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Susan S. Akina, Managing Attorney

Susan Akina counsels corporate and individual clients on a wide variety of immigration issues. Susan has successfully helped businesses and non-profits to obtain visas including H-1B, L-1, O-1, R-1, and EB-1 for their employees. Further, Susan has assisted individuals with their family-based petitions to reunite and keep families intact in the United States. She also has experience with humanitarian immigration law cases including T-visas, VAWA, and SIJS.

Prior to joining the Guerrero Law Firm, Susan worked as an Associate Attorney at an international corporate immigration law firm with a focus on EB-5 Immigrant Investor visas.

Susan is a Co-Chair of the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s (AABANY) Immigration Law Committee and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and Smith College.

Susan speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Fujianese.


Nathan Waxman, Of Counsel
Edward Wacks, Of Counsel


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