Andrew M. Wilson


Buffalo — 716.853.5100 x1345
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Mr. Wilson, a partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP and co-leader of the firm's Immigration Practice Team, represents companies 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 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. Mr. Wilson’s approach focuses on building relationships with clients as opposed to simply completing transactions.

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

Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Professional Associations

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • American Immigration Law Association – AILA
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, (2010-2020)
    • 2019 Immigration Law , “Lawyer of the Year” Immigration Law, Buffalo
  • 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

  • Recent Changes with TNs, Upstate New York Annual Conference, 2017
  • NAFTA Cases at the Port of Entry, Upstate New York Annual Conference, 2016
  • Unique Issues for the Border Practitioner, Immigration Law Update for the Northern Border Practitioner, 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, 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, 2008
  • Immigration Compliance, Employee Handbooks: Everything You Need to Know to Keep You Out of Trouble, 2008
  • Recent Changes in Immigration Law that Affect HR Decision Making, SHRM’s 38th Annual Staffing Management Conference & Exposition, 2007



  • Inside the Minds: Employing International Workers, 2011 Ed, Aspatore Books, A Thomas Reuters Business (2011)
  • TNs for Non-Degreed Professionals- Part of the NAFTA Family, AILA’s Immigration Practice & Procedure Under The North American Free Trade Agreement, 3rd Addition (2006)
  • Living in America: A Canadian’s Guide to Understanding U.S. Immigration Law, CCH Canadian Limited’s Cross-Border Relocation Law (2003)
  • TNs for Computer Professionals Under NAFTA, Immigration Practice & Procedures Under The North American Free Trade Agreement, 2nd Edition  (2001)

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