Ms. Martin, a partner with Lippes Mathias and the firm’s Immigration Practice Team Co-Leader, has over 25 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. 

Articles & Publications

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

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

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
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2022,2024

  • Villa Maria College Board of Trustees 

Speaking Engagements
  • "Considerations When Crossing the Border & How to Obtain Work Authorization," Greater Toronto Area Accountants & Finance Network, June 11, 2024  
  • St. Mary's High School, Global Citizenship Academy, Presenter, September 2023 
  • "Cross Border Sales Post-Pandemic," World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, March 23, 2021
  • "User Response Panel," World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, February 2, 2021
  • "U.S. Immigration Challenges During COVID," World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, Episode 20, September 9, 2020 
  • “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
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