Anna Putintseva

Anna Putintseva is an attorney in the Business Law and Immigration Practice Groups at the Syracuse office of Bousquet Holstein PLLC. 

With expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, commercial transactions, and business immigration, Anna provides representation to businesses and individual clients on a broad range of legal issues, from advising on an appropriate entity structure, forming a company, navigating clients through all aspects of selling or buying businesses, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, to assisting businesses and individual clients regarding effective immigration options.  

Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein, Anna acquired significant international experience while practicing law for over a decade at the Kyiv office of an international law firm. She advised multinational and Ukrainian companies on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and various business transactions, enabling her to assist clients with their cross-border matters.  Anna’s interest in immigration law stems from her belief in the positive impact immigrants make to American society and her desire to help people achieve their goals in the new country.  Anna prides herself in being responsive in helping each client to determine and achieve their goals.

Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions

Anna advises clients on a range of business matters, including professional entity formation, acquisitions and sales of closely held businesses and professional practices, corporate restructurings, reorganizations, and dissolutions. 

If you are looking to sell or buy a business, Anna can provide guidance on all stages of the transaction process, including preparation of letters of intent, asset and stock sale and purchase agreements, contract negotiation, due diligence, and closing and post-closing matters.  Anna can also guide those starting a business on selecting an appropriate organizational form for their new venture, founders’ agreements, corporate governance, business licensing requirements, intellectual property (IP) protection, company policies, and ongoing legal compliance matters.

Commercial Contracts

Anna can help businesses with the preparation and negotiation of various commercial contracts, including, but not limited to, distribution, vendor, supplier, retailer, reseller agreements, consulting and service agreements, non-disclosure, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements, clinical research, collaboration and joint development agreements.


As online sales of goods and services continue to replace the in-store purchase experience, more businesses are moving to establish their internet presence to sell products or services exclusively online. Anna assists clients in the rapidly evolving e-commerce world, including preparing internet-related consumer legal materials, such as:

  • website terms of use governing the relationship between your business and a customer, including applicable disclaimers and/or limitation of liability provisions
  • sale and purchase terms of use, intended to form a contract between your company as a seller and a purchaser of your products or services
  • website privacy policy to advise users about your company’s practices concerning the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of information, including personal information.

Anna can also advise clients regarding promotional campaigns, sweepstakes, and contests.  She is knowledgeable on implementation of product recalls and has represented clients before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding these issues.


Anna’s immigration law practice focuses on:

  • Representation of businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, startups, employees, and private individuals in business immigration matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor, and at U.S. Consulates
  • Assisting individuals of extraordinary ability, academic researchers, professors, international medical graduates and physicians in obtaining immigration benefits
  • Advising on I-9 employment eligibility verification and worksite enforcement issues
  • Planning appropriate visa strategies for transition from student to professional, for job and career changes
  • Matters involving adjustment of status, treaty traders and investors (E-1, E-2), immigrant visas for professionals, advanced-degree individuals, multinational managers and executives, skilled workers, religious workers and EB-5 investors (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5), PERM Labor Certification, temporary work visas (H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-1, E-2, and E-3) and naturalization


Anna is a member of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA). She is a board member of Symphoria and Syracuse Poster Project. Anna also serves as a pro bono attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County and speaks on immigration and business law topics at the various events and seminars.  Anna fluently speaks Ukrainian and Russian.

Community Involvement

  • Ukraine Immigration Task Force, Board of Directors
  • Symphoria, Board of Directors
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County (Immigration Clinic)


  • “Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers” National Monograph/Ukraine (co-author), 2014 Kluwer Law International BV, The Netherlands
  • “Competition Law: Aspects of M&A Transactions in Ukraine,” Kyiv Post, April 12, 2013
  • “Ukrainian Competition Legislation At a Glance,” Corporate Practice NewsWire, September 2012
  • “Prevention is Better than Cure,” Yurydychna Praktyka, Annual Issue “Law Firms in Ukraine 2012. Annual Market Research.”, September 2012
  • “Ukrainian Competition Authorities Strengthen Sanctions for Antimonopoly Infringements,” Client Alert, June 27,2012
View More Publications
  • “Restrictive Covenants in the Sale of Business Context,” The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law, November 2011
  • “Vertical Restraints in Distribution Contracts,” Ukrainian Journal of Business Law, October 2011
  • “The Ukrainian Parliament Changes the Procedure for Acquisition of Material Shareholding in Ukrainian Banks,” Client Alert, March 21, 2011
  • “Ukraine Enacts a New Law on Holding Companies,” CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, June 2006
  • “Ukraine’s Constitutional Amendments Take Effect on January 1, 2006,” CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, March 2006
  • “The First Private Center for the Certification of Electronic Digital Signatures Accredited,” CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, March 2006
  • “Law on State Notary Duties Amended,” CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, March 2006
  • “New Law Creates Independent Arbitration Tribunals” and “Procedure for Auctioning Mineral Exploration Licenses Adopted,” (co-author), CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, August 2004
  • “Interim Mortgage Registration Procedure Approved,” “Introduction of Electronic Signatures Postponed,” “Non-Financial Institutions Must Register to Provide Certain Financial Services,” (co-author) and “Draft Law of Ukraine Would Introduce VAT Accounts and Lower VAT Rate to 15%,” (co-author), CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, June 2004
  • “Introduction of Electronic Signatures Postponed,” CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, June 2004
  • “Non-Financial Institutions Must Register to Provide Certain Financial Services,” CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, (co-author), June 2004
  • “Laws on Electronic Documents and Signatures Take Effect” and “Land Appraisal Law Signed,” (co-author), CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, February 2004
  • “Laws on Electronic Documents and Signatures Take Effect,” CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, (co-author), February 2004
  • “Land Appraisal Law Signed,” CIS and Central Europe Legal NewsWire, (co-author), February 2004


I was recently denied approval to travel for some important upcoming meetings in the United States on the Visa Waiver program and thus needed a skilled attorney that fully understood Immigration Law to assist me with overcoming the denial and obtaining a business visa to the United States.  Anna Putintseva and her team assisted me with preparing a strong visa application and were able to expedite the interview by working around the clock, which resulted in the successful approval of a 10-year visa for travel to the US again. I am thankful to Anna for all her help; she and her team did a magnificent job, and, as a result, I was able to attend the important meetings in the United States. I strongly recommend Anna Putintseva to anyone who is looking for an immigration attorney.

– PAE, Professor – Ontario, Canada


  • Ukrainian
  • Russian


  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyer’s Association


University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, Master of Laws, June 2005
International Institute of Linguistics and Law, Kyiv, Ukraine, J.D. Private International Law, referent – translator (English), cum laude, June 2001
International Institute of Linguistics and Law, Kyiv, Ukraine, B.A. International Relations, cum laude, June 2000


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