Jessica is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. After a few years of living abroad, she decided to settle in New York to be near family. She is a lover of anything foreign and when she’s not working she’s both studying to obtain a fluency in the German language and spending time with her husband and two children.

Jessica Barbaros


Theresa Gibbons has over 20 years of experience in U.S. Immigration Law and related corporate matters.  A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, her practice focuses particularly on Canada-U.S. immigration matters.  In addition to NAFTA related work visas, she provides expert advice on border issues for Canadian individuals and corporations.

Prior to law school, Ms. Gibbons worked as a teacher for ten years, which included six years as a faculty lecturer at McGill University and Concordia University.

Ms. Gibbons represents international managers, professionals, business visitors, snowbirds, and investors for both temporary visas and permanent residence.  She also works with entertainment professionals and support staff for major shows and tours. Her consultations involve a thorough discussion of all options, including dependents, residency, taxation and long-term consequences.  Whenever possible, the advantages of Canadian citizenship under the NAFTA are utilized to develop creative strategies.

Ms. Gibbons takes pride in providing personalized immigration advice to all clients and in her responsiveness to client communications.

B.A.    Providence College
M.A.    Brown University
LL.B.   McGill University Faculty of Law

Professional Affiliations
New York Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association​

Bar Admissions
New York
Northern District of New York 


1 Hemphill Place., Suite 202

Malta, NY 12020


Theresa Gibbons


Michael Wilk



Since 2010, Michael has specialized in business immigration law and compliance matters, especially in complex and writing-intensive cases. His experience in immigration involves nonimmigrant and immigrant solutions for the business, research, technology, education, and entertainment communities, among others. He communicates directly with clients, including HR managers, high-level executives, and employees to ensure comprehension of each step of the immigration process and to collaboratively produce the best immigration strategy for each individual matter.

Michael also provides pro bono legal representation to asylum seekers and other low-income clients. In 2016, Michael was a recipient of the Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award from the Jack and Lovell Olender Foundation for his pro bono clinical work in immigration and tax law in Washington, DC. In 2020, Michael was the recipient of the Peter J. Murrett III Pro Bono Award, the highest award of the Upstate NY Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

B.A., State University of New York at Albany
M.A., State University of New York at Albany (in progress)
J.D., University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
New York

Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Board President, Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus ("RISSE")