Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Eileen M. Martin

Eileen M. Martin


p: 716-566-1421

f: 716-566-4063

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Toronto Office

120 Adelaide Street West
Suite 2500
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1

p: 416-366-4060
f: 416-366-3060

Eileen Martin is the Chair of the firm's Immigration Practice Area and she has been concentrating her practice on immigration law for over 20 years. She is a licensed foreign legal consultant and assists individuals from around the world with various immigration matters, including visa issuance, port-of-entry issues, work permits, family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, immigrant and nonimmigrant waivers, and assessment of U.S. citizenship.

Eileen has experience working at the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, where she performed adjudications in the Buffalo District Office and inspections at the Niagara Falls and Toronto ports of entry. Eileen also served as a visa officer with the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo. Prior to joining the firm, Eileen was a partner at Hodgson Russ.

Eileen received her law degree from Notre Dame Law School. She also studied at the Matthias Concannon Study of Law Program in London, England. Eileen is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Erie County. Eileen also completed the Immigration Officer Basic Training Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Practice Areas


  • Siena College, B.A.
  • Notre Dame Law School (and Matthias Concannon Program Study of Law, London, England)

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Ontario Bar Association, Business Law Section, International Subcommittee, Chair
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Speaking & Publications

  • "Building Bridges or Building Walls? Crossing the Canada-U.S. Border in the Era of Trudeau and Trump," Ontario Bar Association, June 8, 2017
  • "Enhanced Cross-Border Strategies For Canadian Businesses," Neurose Business Seminars, Mississauga, May 2017
  • "As Trump looks to change course, local supporters defend NAFTA," interview,  WBFO, January 20, 2017
  • "NAFTA Road Show 2017," Global Chamber, Buffalo, January 18, 2017, Rochester, January 19, 2017, Syracuse January 19, 2017
  • "Getting a US Work Permit," presented to the University of Waterloo, November 23, 2016 
  • "Renouncing American Citizenship," Torkin Manes Business Law Seminar, November 17, 2016
  • "Foreign Account Tax Compliance, Giving Up U.S. Citizenship Tax & Estate Planning Issues For Canadians Ownership Of U.S. Real Estate And Investments," Neurose Business Seminars, Burlington, March 2016, Oakville, May 2016, Ottawa, June 2016, Toronto June 2016, Markham, September 2016, Brampton, November 2016
  • "Export IQ: Moving Across the Border- Ensuring Smooth Entry to the US for Key Employees," Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, March 9, 2016
  • "IRS Reporting and Enforcement Affecting Canadians: Avoiding or Negotiating the Maze," Ontario Bar Association, November 2, 2015
  • "US/Canada Cross-Border Issues," The Law Society of Upper Canada Estate and Trusts Summit,  October 8, 2015
  • Co-author, "Caution Urged for Green Card Holders Leaving U.S.," Lawyers Weekly, May 23, 2014
  • Author, "Don't Overstay Your Welcome in the U.S. - Unlawful 'Presence Rule' Now Applies to Canadians," Lawyers Weekly, May 17, 2013
  • Author, "DREAMers Amid Immigration Reform," Buffalo Law Journal, October 29, 2012
  • Author, "Options for Foreign Students in the United States," Crossing the Line, January 2012
  • Author, "Minimizing Travel Restrictions for Criminal Clients," Lawyers Weekly, October 22, 2010
  • Co-author, "Border Crossings Trip Up Travellers With Latent Tax Liabilities," Lawyers Weekly, March 19, 2010
  • Author, "Transmission of American Citizenship," Citizenship and Immigration, February 2008


  • Recipient of Dean Konop Award for Legal Aid
  • Recipient of Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Pro Bono Award for Immigration Law, 2011, 2004

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Hodgson Russ, Partner
  • Kavinoky Cook, Associate
  • U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo, Visa Officer