Michael Serotte, Phillips Lytle Immigration Counsel

Michael Serotte

Immigration Counsel
Buffalo; Canada
(716) 504-5717
(519) 570-4800
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Mr. Serotte’s 20 years of U.S. immigration expertise has resulted in strong relationships with cross border U.S./Canadian clients. These clients range from Fortune 1000 companies to entrepreneurs, investors and professionals. He focuses on developing creative solutions for corporations and individuals that face challenging immigration matters. Mr. Serotte advises on obtaining temporary U.S. work permits and Green Cards for clients, as well as family based immigration. With Phillips Lytle being positioned at the U.S./Canadian border in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Serotte has also developed extensive knowledge in cross border matters, including the immigration consequences of criminal arrests and convictions, as well as drug and alcohol abuse.

Mr. Serotte’s prior experience in the field of accounting and finance affords him valuable insights with respect to business and investment immigration strategies.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Ontario, Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNYBusiness First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2013


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1985
  • University of Miami, B.B.A., 1981

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Waterloo Law Association