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Andrew M. Wilson's Profile

Andrew M. Wilson is a Partner and Immigration Practice Group Co-Leader with Lippes Mathias LLP. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Immigration Law, the International Who’s Who for Corporate Immigration Law, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers—Upstate. He has been named Buffalo Immigration Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in 2013, 2018 and 2021. He currently serves as an AILA Local CBP Liaison and has also been active in SHRM as a Panel Member on its Global Special Expertise Panel and Corporate Social Responsibility Special Expertise Panel. Rather than taking a transactional approach, Andrew focuses on building long-lasting relationships with clients as a trusted advisor. He represents companies, major league sports teams and individuals in all areas of immigration law.


  • Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Employment-based
  • Visas
  • Family-based Visas
  • Green Cards
  • Reentry Permits
  • AC21
  • H,L,F,J Visas
  • Adjustment of Status
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Labor Certification
  • Expedited Processing
  • Waivers
  • NAFTA Applications
  • Global Transfers

  • Panel Member of SHRM Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Special Expertise Panel (Previous)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 1999 to present
  • Panel Member of SHRM's Global Special Expertise Panel (Current)

  • New York Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers' 2013 Buffalo Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America for Immigration Law
  • The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • International Who's Who for Corporate Immigration Law

  • AILA Attorney: "Andrew: Thanks again for the expert help on this. You always come through. That was very big for them. "
  • HR Manager: "Andrew, We are so very relieved and pleased to hear the good news. A big thank you to you and all in your office who worked on this case. We know it was a challenge and we appreciate your expertise and professionalism. Thank you again. "
  • Individual Client: "Andrew you have given a great deal of credibility to the profession you work in. I have nothing but praise for your services. "
  • Corporate Client: "Andrew Thank you very much for your hard work. Your level of professionalism and relentless efforts are unparalleled. I hired two immigration lawyers prior to joining ________ to work on my Green Card and none of them was successful in three years to accomplish what you did in one. Thanks again I genuinely appreciate you high commitment and dedication to serving your clients. "
  • Individual Client: "Dear Mr. Wilson: Thanks for all of your help. Your assistant, Andrew Shapiro-Zysk, should also be commended for doing a great job of answering my questions. Even if I called at 6pm, he was there to help. No other immigration law firm would answer calls after 4:30pm. I will always refer you to my friends and family from here on out. "