Eileen M. Martin
Partner

Offices:

Buffalo Office — 716.853.5100 x347
emartin@lippes.com
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Bio:

Ms. Martin, the firm’s Immigration Practice Team Leader, has over 20 years of experience in immigration law assisting clients from around the world with various matters including work permits, employment-based immigration, port-of-entry issues, visa issuance, family-based immigration, immigrant and nonimmigrant waivers, and assessment of U.S. citizenship.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Martin was employed with the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service where she performed adjudications in the Buffalo District Office and inspections at the Niagara Falls and Toronto ports of entry.  She also served as a visa officer with the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo. Additionally, Ms. Martin has completed the Immigration Officer Basic Training Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Center. 

Education

Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
Matthias Concannon Program Study of Law, London, England
Siena College, B.A.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Ontario Bar Association
  •  American Immigration Lawyers Association
 

Honors & Awards

  • Dean Konop Award for Legal Aid
  • Bar Association of Erie County’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pro Bono Award for Immigration Law, 2011, 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • “Expanding Your Business into the United States, Cross-Border Strategies One Year in the New Administration," Haltech at Techplace, Burlington, February 28, 2018
  • “U.S. Immigration Considerations," AmCham Canada, Peel-Halton-Niagara Chapter. Burlington, December 6, 2017
  • "Overcoming inadmissibility in the U.S. and in Canada," Northern Border U.S./Canada Immigration Law Conference, Upstate New York chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Ellicottville, October 20, 2017
  • “Expanding Your Business into the U.S. in the New Administration,” Neurose Business Seminars, Markham, June 29, 2017
  • “Expanding Your Business into the U.S. in the Trump Era,” Neurose Business Seminars, Mississauga, May 25, 2017
  • “Business Development in Canada,” Small Business Festival, Tonawanda, May 2, 2017
  • “NAFTA Road Show 2017,” Global Chamber, Buffalo: January 18, 2017, Rochester: January 19, 2017, Syracuse: January 19, 2017
  • “Getting a US Work Permit” presented to the University of Waterloo, November 23, 2016
  • “Renouncing American Citizenship,” Torkin Manes Business Law Seminar, November 17, 2016
  • “Foreign Account Tax Compliance, Giving Up U.S. Citizenship Tax & Estate Planning Issues For Canadian Ownership of U.S. Real Estate and Investments,” Neurose Business Seminars, Burlington: March 2016, Oakville: May 2016, Ottawa: June 2016, Toronto: June 2016, Markham: September 2016, Brampton: November 2016
  • “US/Canada Cross-Border Issues,” The Law Society of Upper Canada Estate and Trusts Summit, October 8, 2015
  • “IRS Reporting and Enforcement Affecting Canadians – Avoiding or Negotiating the Maze,” Ontario Bar Association/CPA Ontario, Toronto, January 2, 2015
  •  “Cross-Border Strategies for Canadians and Dual Citizens In an Era of Enhanced Reporting and Enforcement,” Neurose Business Seminars, Toronto, September 18, 2014

Publications                                           

  • “Export IQ: Moving Across the Border: Ensuring Smooth Entry to the US for Key Employees,” Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, March 9, 2016
  • “IRS Reporting and Enforcement Affecting Canadians: Avoiding or Negotiation the Maze,” Ontario Bar Association, November 2, 2015
  • Co-Author, “Caution Urged for Green Card Holders Leaving U.S.,” Lawyers Weekly, May 23, 2014
  • Author, “Don’t Overstay Your Welcome in the U.S. – Unlawful ‘Presence Rule’ Now Applies to Canadians,” Lawyers Weekly, May 17, 2013
  • Author, “DREAMers Amid Immigration Reform,” Buffalo Law Journal, October 29, 2012
  • Author, “Options for Foreign Students in the United States,” Crossing the Line, January 2012
  • Author, “Minimizing Travel Restrictions for Criminal Clients,” Lawyers Weekly, October 22, 2010
  • Co-author, “Border Crossings Trip Up Travellers with Latent Tax Liabilities,” Lawyers Weekly, March 19, 2010
  • Author, “Transmission of American Citizenship,” Citizenship and Immigration, February 2008

  

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