Lance J. Madden

Retired Partner

Lance started the firm’s Immigration Practice more than 35 years ago. 

He represented a wide variety of immigration clients, including multinational companies and foreign entrepreneurs and investors.


University of Rochester and State University of New York at Fredonia, B.A.

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.


  • New York
  • Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant, Ontario, Canada


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007- 2009, 2011 - 2017
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Immigration Law) 2005 - 2022
  • Best Lawyers Buffalo Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Former note and comment editor, Syracuse Law Review
  • Former secretary, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada

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  • Former secretary, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada
  • Past chair, Cross-Border Business Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Past secretary and vice-chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Upstate New York Chapter
  • Past chair, Immigration Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County
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