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Hodgson Russ LLP Announces New Partners

January 4, 2008

Four practice in the firm’s Buffalo office

Hodgson Russ LLP, a full-service firm practicing in all major areas of law, today announced the election of the following attorneys to its partnership, effective January 1, 2008. They are Eileen M. Martin, Lizabeth A. Martin, and Jill L. Yonkers of the firm’s Buffalo office.

Eileen Martin, a member of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group, has over 16 years of experience in immigration law. She assists individuals from around the world with visa issuance, port-of-entry issues, work permits, family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, removal proceedings, immigrant and nonimmigrant waivers, and claims to U.S. citizenship.

Lizabeth Martin is also a member of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group. Her practice is concentrated on U.S. immigration and nationality law, including employment-based immigration matters for foreign investors, consultants, multinational companies, and individuals of extraordinary ability. Prior to working in immigration law, Ms. Martin practiced commercial litigation and served as an examining attorney for the U.S. Trademark Office.

Jill Yonkers is a member of the Municipal Law and Torts, Insurance & Products Liability Practice Groups. As a trial lawyer, Ms. Yonkers concentrates her practice in litigation and litigation avoidance in administrative and judicial forums. She has successfully litigated numerous matters on the trial court and appellate court levels throughout New York State.

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate transactions around the world and in practically every substantive area of law, generally using multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of our clients. We serve publicly traded and privately held businesses, ranging from multinational Fortune 500 companies and mature service and industrial companies to emerging start-ups and small family businesses; governmental entities; nonprofit institutions; and individuals. Hodgson Russ has offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, and Johnstown, New York; Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario.