Bio
Mr. Wilson, a partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP and co-leader of the firm's Immigration Practice Team, focuses on building long-lasting relationships with clients as a trusted advisor as opposed to simply completing specific transactions and filings.  He represents companies, major league sports teams and individuals in all areas of immigration law, including non-immigrant and immigrant employment-based immigration matters. This includes preparing case-specific strategies to address both short and long-term objectives. Mr. Wilson has extensive experience with challenging H-1B,  NAFTA/USMCA and O-1 extraordinary ability cases.  He is often called upon by other AILA immigration attorneys to help with difficult  NAFTA/USMCA  matters.  Mr. Wilson also handles all green card matters including EB-1, EB-2 and PERM labor certification filings. In addition, he represents individuals and families with family-based immigration filings, as well as waivers for admissibility issues. 

Articles & Publications


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • New York

Education
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A.
  • Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario

Professional Associations
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • American Immigration Law Association – AILA
    • Local CBP Liaison 
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management 
    •  Global Special Expertise Panel (2012-2013, 2020-Present) 
    • CSR Panel (2010-2011)

Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Immigration Law 
    • “Lawyer of the Year” Immigration Law, Buffalo, (2013, 2019 & 2021)
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers®
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Business Lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers

Speaking Engagements
  • “Pardon the Interruption: Advanced Tips and Tricks to Tackle the Absurd Case Issues”, 2021 AILA Midwinter Conference 
  • "Visas, Green Cards & Citizenship: Practice & Policy," The Immigration Lawyers Podcast, September 2020
  • “How Immigration Executive Order and COVID-19 are Affecting Immigration Matters,” SHRM, May 2020 
  • Recent Changes with TNs, AILA Upstate New York Annual Conference, 2017
  • NAFTA Cases at the Port of Entry, AILA Upstate New York Annual Conference, 2016
  • Unique Issues for the Border Practitioner, Immigration Law Update for the Northern Border Practitioner, AILA Upstate New York Annual Conference, 2012
  • Border Issues, 9th Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Conference, 2012
  • Immigration Law: Getting the Inside Track, 7th Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Conference, 2010
  • Immigration Compliance and Avoiding Liability, Employment Law in Upstate New York, AILA Upstate New York Annual Conference, 2009
  • U.S. Immigration Options for Canadians, U.S. and Canadian Immigration Law Perspectives on the North American Free Trade Agreement in the Post 9/11 Era, in AILA Upstate New York Annual Conference, 2008
  • Immigration Compliance, Employee Handbooks: Everything You Need to Know to Keep You Out of Trouble, NYS SHRM Conference, 2008
  • Recent Changes in Immigration Law that Affect HR Decision Making, SHRM’s 38th Annual Staffing Management Conference & Exposition, 2007
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