About Our Firm

KariKari & Associates

About Us

Karikari & Associates has been making the American dream of peace, family unification, and economic opportunity a reality for over twenty years. We are a black-owned and immigrant-owned law firm that provides comprehensive legal advisory services and representation to clients on matters of family immigration, asylum, deportation, business immigration, business formation, real estate transactions, and much more.


Our services are carefully tailored to meet the unique needs and circumstances of each client. Moreover, service is rendered with compassion and empathy because the diverse associates of the firm have personally gone through the immigration, business formation, and real estate investment processes themselves.  


Additionally, Karikari & Associates is prepared to meet your global needs. Our firm covers cases from all over the world, including numerous cases from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Our international staff speaks multiple languages including English, Twi, Ga, Mandarin, Fuzhou, Spanish, French, Mandingo, Burbur, Malentu, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu. Other languages can be accommodated upon request.


Moreover, Karikari & Associates is a modern law office that provides both in-person and virtual meetings to accommodate the busy schedules of our clients.  


Call us at 212-227-6333 or email karikarilaw@gmail.com to set up a free phone consultation today. 

Our Attorneys

Gerald Kari  |   Owner/Lead Attorney

Gerald Karikari is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 

Mr. Karikari emigrated from Ghana, West Africa, as a young child. As such, the plight of immigrants is something Mr. Karikari is deeply concerned

about.  In addition, Mr. Karikari is passionate about community affairs. 

Mr. Karikari is also a Property Manager and Director of various real estate businesses such as Woods and Ruff Global LLC, outfitting him with an extensive depth of knowledge in all things real estate



He serves on numerous executive boards such as the Rosedale Jets Football

Association, Success Consultancy Group, and Merrick Academy Charter School.


Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 2001 from St. John's University School of Law, New York, NY

Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. John’s University The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, New York, NY

Yiru Wang   |   Law Clerk

Fluent in Mandarin and English. Yiru prepares and file motions, and follow the decisions of motions with the Court. She also prepares all immigration law-related documents, such as drafting correspondence to USCIS and filing immigration forms for the client. Her role on the team also entails collecting and analyzing case laws and precedents and summarizing reports to help lawyers prepare for immigration court trials, USCIS interviews or other hearing.


Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in 2015 from Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA. 

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China. 

Certificate of the program in legal research skills

Mengdi Wang   |   Law Clerk

Mengdi is from PR China, she is fluent in Mandarin and English. Mengdi is skilled at immigration petition applications and various legal documents - drafting to submit to court and USCIS, including but not limited to hearing evidence packages, motions, responses to USCIS RFE notice, memos and briefs for Appeal.


Mengdi Wang graduated from University of California, Davis, School of Law with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in 2016.

Also received Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Beijing Forestry University in 2015, and went to Hong Kong for Financial Exchange Program in 2014.


Member of International Graduate Association and UC Davis Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association.