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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

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Immigration

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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.


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Immigration: 100%
    17 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Wilson is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from him every day. A superb attorney.

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    Christopher Leroi Mediation Attorney
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  • John J. Carney

    I endorse this lawyer.Andrew Wilson is a talented and dedicated immigration lawyer in Buffalo. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who really cares about his clients.

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    John Carney Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP

300 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14202

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Buffalo Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year"Best Lawyers2013
The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration LawyersWho's Who Legal2010
The International Who's Who of Business LawyersWho's Who Legal2010
International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration LawyersWho's Who Legal2008
Best Lawyers for immigration lawBest LawyersN/A
New York Super Lawyers—Upstate ListNew York Super LawyersN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Panel Member on SHRM's Global Special Expertise PanelSociety of Human Resource Management (SHRM)2011 - 2011
Panel Member on SHRM's CSR Special Expertise PanelSociety for Human Resource Management (SHRM)2010 - 2011
PartnerSerotte Reich Wilson, LLP1998 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Society for Human Resource ManagementN/A2002 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
I-140 Issues After Labor Certification ExpirationI-140 and I-485s Approved-Green Cards Issued

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Aspatore Books, A Thomson Reuters BusinessInside 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 EditionTNs for Non-Degreed Professionals-Part of the NAFTA Family2006
CCH Canadian Limited's Cross-Border Relocation LawLiving in America: A Canadian's Guide to Understanding U.S. Immigration Law2003
Immigration Practice & Procedure Under The North American Free Trade Agreement , 2nd EditionTNs for Computer Professionals Under NAFTA2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJuris Doctorate (JD)1998
University of New HampshirePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Ridley College in St. CatharinesN/AN/A1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Immigration Law Update for the Northern Border PractitionerUnique Issues for the Border Practitioner2012
9th Annual AILA New England Immigration Law ConferenceBorder Issues2012
7th Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Conference"Immigration Law: Getting the Inside Track"2010
Employment Law Update in New YorkImmigration Compliance and Avoiding Liability2009
U.S. and Canadian Immigration Law Perspectives on the North American Free Trade Agreement in the Post 9/11 EraU.S. Immigration Options for Canadians2008
Employee Handbooks: Everything You Need to Know to Keep You Out of TroubleImmigration Compliance2008
SHRM's 38th Annual Staffing Management Conference & ExpositionRecent Changes in Immigration Law that Affect HR Decision Making2007