David J. Wilks2019-05-24T18:35:21+00:00

David Wilks is Senior Counsel with Miller Mayer LLP in Ithaca, New York. A graduate of Cornell Law School, Mr. Wilks represents a wide variety of business and individual immigration clients, from hospital chains and universities to investors and entrepreneurs. His articles have appeared in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, ILW.com, National Law Review, and in various publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Mr. Wilks has presented at numerous immigration conferences and appeared on webinars, podcasts, and radio shows. Mr. Wilks is the incoming national Chair of AILA’s Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee, having served previously as the committee’s Vice Chair. He is also the 2019 recipient AILA’s Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award for “outstanding contributions made as a young lawyer in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law.”

Mr. Wilks is licensed in New York State, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, NAFSA, the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, the U.S. Alliance for International Entrepreneurs, and the Tompkins County Bar Association.

Recognition:

  • Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2019)
  • Mark T. Kenmore Mentor of the Year Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Upstate New York Chapter (2018)
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers (Multiple Years)
  • William E. McKnight Volunteer Service Award, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (2012)

Selected Speaking Engagements:

  • AILA Annual Conference (Multiple)
  • AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference (Multiple)
  • U.S. Alliance for International Entrepreneurs Webinars (Multiple)
  • International Student Career Services Roundtable (2019)
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference (2018)
  • American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration Annual Conference (2018)
  • Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference (2016)
  • Annual Northern Border Immigration Fall Conference (Multiple)
  • Jefferson County IDA Cross-Border Conference (2013)

AREAS OF FOCUS

Read our EB-5 Immigration Overview, or learn more about:

EB-5 for Investors
EB-5 for Regional Centers
EB-5 for Developers

Read our Corporate Immigration Overview, or learn more about:

Universities
Hospitals
Hi-Tech
Startups

Read our Family and Individual Immigration Overview, or learn more about:

Entrepreneurs and High Skilled Individuals
Extraordinary Ability Visas
Foreign Business Owners and Employees
Medical Professionals
Students
Outstanding Professors and Researchers
Marriage-Related Visas
Naturalization and Citizenship
Sponsoring Parents and Children
Sponsoring Brothers and Sisters

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