Mr. Wilson is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Immigration Law, The International Who’s Who for Corporate Immigration Law and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. Mr. Wilson was recently named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Buffalo Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year". Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year". Mr. Wilson was also selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers—Upstate list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who have shown excellence in practice. Only 5% of the attorneys in New York each year are named to the Super Lawyers list. In addition, Mr. Wilson is a frequent speaker on various immigration issues at AILA and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conferences, and he serves as an Immigration Board Guide on Martindale-Hubbell’s lawyers.com web site.
Mr. Wilson currently serves as a Panel Member on the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Global Special Expertise Panel. SHRM Special Expertise panels provide expert advice on matters of professional significance to the SHRM Board, volunteers, members and staff. Mr. Wilson previously served on SHRM’s Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability Special Expertise Panel.
Mr. Wilson has authored articles for American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and other publications. He authored “TN’s for Computer Professionals Under NAFTA” for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s Immigration Practice Procedure Under The North American Free Trade Agreement , 2nd Edition and “TN’s for Non-Degreed Professionals-Part of the NAFTA Family” for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s Immigration Practice Procedure Under The North American Free Trade Agreement , 3rd Edition. In addition, Mr. Wilson authored “Living in America: A Canadian’s Guide to Understanding U.S. Immigration Law” for CCH Canadian Limited’s Cross-Border Relocation Law. He has also authored articles for Computerworld and International HR Journal.
Most recently, Mr. Wilson authored a chapter entitled “Recent Changes in Employment-Based U.S. Immigration Law-Current Challenges Facing U.S. Employers Who Sponsor Foreign National Employees” for the Aspatore Books, A Thomson Reuters Business 2011 Edition of Inside the Minds: Employing International Workers.
Mr. Wilson graduated from Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ontario, received his B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire and his J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1999
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Buffalo Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year"||Best Lawyers||2013|
|The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers||Who's Who Legal||2010|
|The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers||Who's Who Legal||2010|
|International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers||Who's Who Legal||2008|
|Best Lawyers for immigration law||Best Lawyers||N/A|
|New York Super Lawyers—Upstate List||New York Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Panel Member on SHRM's Global Special Expertise Panel||Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)||2011 - 2011|
|Panel Member on SHRM's CSR Special Expertise Panel||Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)||2010 - 2011|
|Partner||Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP||1998 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Society for Human Resource Management||N/A||2002 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Aspatore Books, A Thomson Reuters Business||Inside the Minds: Employing International Workers, 2011 ed.||2011|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)'s Immigration Practice & Procedure Under The North American Free Trade Agreement , 3rd Edition||TNs for Non-Degreed Professionals-Part of the NAFTA Family||2006|
|CCH Canadian Limited's Cross-Border Relocation Law||Living in America: A Canadian's Guide to Understanding U.S. Immigration Law||2003|
|Immigration Practice & Procedure Under The North American Free Trade Agreement , 2nd Edition||TNs for Computer Professionals Under NAFTA||2001|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate (JD)||1998|
|University of New Hampshire||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Ridley College in St. Catharines||N/A||N/A||1990|
|Immigration Law Update for the Northern Border Practitioner||Unique Issues for the Border Practitioner||2012|
|9th Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Conference||Border Issues||2012|
|7th Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Conference||"Immigration Law: Getting the Inside Track"||2010|
|Employment Law Update in New York||Immigration Compliance and Avoiding Liability||2009|
|U.S. and Canadian Immigration Law Perspectives on the North American Free Trade Agreement in the Post 9/11 Era||U.S. Immigration Options for Canadians||2008|
|Employee Handbooks: Everything You Need to Know to Keep You Out of Trouble||Immigration Compliance||2008|
|SHRM's 38th Annual Staffing Management Conference & Exposition||Recent Changes in Immigration Law that Affect HR Decision Making||2007|