Meagley, James G.

  Buffalo, New York, USA
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James G. Meagley concentrates his practice on legal services related to cross-border business transactions.  He has over 30 years of experience with U.S. Immigration and customs matters, including assisting businesses with the employment of foreign national workers and the commercial importation of products.


St. Lawrence University (B.S., Chemistry, cum laude)
University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude)


New York State


Principal Area(s) of Practice:

Immigration, Customs, Import/Export Trade


Prior to joining Jaeckle Fleischmann, Mr. Meagley served as Partner at Hodgson Russ LLP, where he was a senior attorney working on immigration matters involving temporary and permanent work permits, employment eligibility and e-Verify programs.  His customs experience included resolving import trade issues relative to duty rate classification, valuation of goods, eligibility for NAFTA/free trade programs and export trade and licensing matters.

Mr. Meagley began his legal career at Phillips Lytle LLP, where he had the sole responsibility for business-related immigration and international import/export trade matters.  His practice also included general corporate legal matters including business formation, mergers & acquisitions and corporate agreements, with emphasis on Canadian Companies expanding business activity into the United States. 

Memberships & Awards:

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 1985 - Present
  • Past-Director, Buffalo World Trade Association (BWTA)
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America