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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Expands Immigration Practice

Firm announces hiring of attorneys

Eileen M. Martin and Elizabeth M. Klarin

BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP today announced that the firm has significantly expanded its immigration practice with the recent hiring of seasoned immigration lawyers Eileen M. Martin as partner and Elizabeth M. Klarin as counsel.

“We are continually focused on expanding our legal services to anticipate and meet our clients’ needs, and immigration has become a strategic imperative for many cross-border businesses,” said Kevin J. Cross, managing partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman. “As a firm that supports our clients holistically, the addition of Eileen and Beth allows us to offer even closer support for our clients’ cross-border projects and business needs.”

“Immigration compliance has rarely if ever been more important than it is today,” added Cross. “Eileen and Beth will be a valuable resource for our domestic and international clients navigating the evolving and complex U.S. immigration law landscape.”

Ms. Martin brings more than 20 years of experience in immigration law to her new role as the firm’s immigration practice team leader. Her experience includes working for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, as well as leading roles as an immigration attorney with other top law firms on the U.S.-Canada border. Ms. Martin has assisted clients from around the world with various matters, including work permits, employment and family-based immigration, assessment of U.S. citizenship, immigrant and nonimmigrant waivers, port-of-entry issues and visa issuance. She has completed the Immigration Officer Basic Training Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School; the Matthias Concannon Program in International Law in London, England; and Siena College. Ms. Martin is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Ms. Klarin has more than 15 years of experience in immigration, including several years working with one of the world’s leading immigration law firms. She assists clients with the full spectrum of U.S. immigration matters, including visas and immigrant permissions for extraordinary ability, specialty occupation, intracompany transferee, business visitor and NAFTA-eligible individuals, and as well as family and employment-based permanent residence applicants. She represents clients from around the globe across virtually every industry, as well as individuals seeking strategic immigration options and solutions. Ms. Klarin is a graduate of University at Buffalo School of Law and Saint Lawrence University, and is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP: For over 50 years, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP has served the legal needs of a wide range of clients regionally, nationally and internationally. With offices in Buffalo; Albany; New York City; and Burlington, Ontario, nearly 70 attorneys provide counsel to businesses, corporations and individuals in more than 20 practice areas.  For more information, visit www.lippes.com.