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  • Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant, Ontario, Canada

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

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.

Lance started the firm’s Immigration Practice more than 35 years ago. Since then, the Immigration Practice has grown in size and stature, and has been awarded a prestigious National Tier 1 ranking by Best Lawyer’s/U.S. News and World Report.

Lance has represented a wide variety of immigration clients, including multinational companies in connection with temporary employment of professionals, periodic entry of business visitors, and permanent employment of foreign workers; Canadian professionals seeking to work in the United States under the immigration provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement; foreign corporations of all sizes expanding or relocating to the United States; and foreign entrepreneurs and investors.


  • 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


Presentations & Events

Professional Associations

  • 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