Rebecca R. Cohen

Rebecca is an attorney in the Immigration Practice Group.  With expertise in family-based and employment-based immigration, and previous experience with labor and employment law, she can provide extensive representation to clients on issues that span a broad range of family and workplace concerns.

Certified by Mediation Works Inc. and the New York Peace Institute, Rebecca’s mediation experience brings a collaborative, solution-focused approach to her law practice, and an ability to listen well and understand her clients’ interests and needs.


Rebecca focuses her immigration practice on family-based green card applications, removing conditions, citizenship and naturalization; transitioning from a student exchange visitor status to employment; and employment-based petitions and visas, including EB-1, H-1B, L-1, O-1, P-1, and P-3, and TN petitions and visas. She also assists clients with dual citizenship matters.

With a lifelong appreciation for the unique talents that foreign nationals contribute to American culture and to our economy, she is passionate about helping her clients successfully navigate the immigration process. Rebecca works to help her clients evaluate their situation, understand their options, and develop a strategy to accomplish their objectives.


A Syracuse native, Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, and her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein, Rebecca served as Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She has also served as Deputy Director of Development for the Reach Out and Read National Center in Boston, and as an attorney at the Ottinger Firm PC in New York City.


“I recently obtained my permanent residence card through my marriage with Stephanie. The idea of preparing the correct documents and having to file all the forms by ourselves, with the risk of making mistakes or missing something, was very daunting. We ended up deciding to work with Rebecca and her team. It turned out to be the best choice we could have made! They were very knowledgeable, always communicated clearly and with empathy, and went the extra mile to make sure our application was impeccable.”

– Davide Z.

“We were very fortunate to have worked with Rebecca on our immigration case. We are a cautious couple who often had many questions about the immigration process. Rebecca promptly and patiently addressed these questions while offering her own advice and perspective, which was highly valuable. Her dedication to our case made us feel confident and secure in acquiring an immigration visa. We highly recommend working with Rebecca and her team and we would work with her again in the future.”

– Cullen and Rikako

“Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable of the law and the processes involved with immigration, and so has provided us with expert advice at every step. We also greatly value Rebecca’s warm, compassionate attitude towards her clients. Rebecca has coached us through all of the steps, ensuring we completed our actions in a timely manner, and prepared us for our meetings with Immigration and Customs. In addition to being highly valued in her field, she is also very efficient, saving time which saves costs. We enthusiastically recommend Rebecca for immigration assistance – she has been an awesome advocate for us!”

-T. and J.

Affiliations and Acknowledgements

  • 2020 Pro Bono Champion Award – Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County
  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA)
  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association.

Community Involvement

  • InterFaith Works – Board Member
  • Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education (2017-present)
    • Vice President (2018-2019)
    • Community Relations Committee
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Jewish Community Center of Syracuse – Past Board Member
  • Medi Teddy Inc. – Past Board Member
  • The Innocence Project – Litigation Assistant


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005
Brown University, Bachelor of Arts, History, 2001


New York

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