Canada: Corporate Immigration 2017

We recognise 58 practitioners for their leading expertise in immigration matters including the hiring and dismissal of foreign workers, admissibility issues and logistical issues for SMEs and multinational corporations.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jacqueline Bart BartLAW Canadian Immigration Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto
2. Avi Gomberg Gomberg Dalfen, Montreal
3. Barbara Jo Caruso Corporate Immigration Law Firm, Toronto
4. Gordon Maynard Maynard Kischer Stojicevic, Vancouver
5. Joel Guberman Guberman Garson Immigration Lawyers, Toronto

Immigration boutique GREEN AND SPIEGEL stands out as one of the leading firms in the field with six listings.
Ravi Jain is a specialist in immigration law and has been practising for over 16 years. He receives high praise as “an excellent and extremely bright practitioner”.
Evan Green is one of Canada’s most well-respected immigration lawyers and boasts particular expertise in US and Canadian border issues.
Stephen Green comes highly recommended as one of the foremost experts in federal immigration law and is very well known within the market.

EY LAW also performs well this year and sees six practitioners listed for their expertise in the space.
Jonathan Leebosh offers a depth of knowledge on business immigration and cross-border NAFTA issues where he is “a staple in the industry – very knowledgeable and a senior figure in the field”.
Andrea Baldwin is one of Nova Scotia’s most accomplished immigration lawyers and is noted as a top-notch name in business immigration in Canada.
Roxanne Israel advises on global immigration management and policy development and is considered among peers to be an extremely effective practitioner.

We highlight four lawyers at Quebec outfit GOMBERG DALFEN this year.
Founding partner Avi Gomberg possesses over 20 years’ experience in corporate immigration law and is particularly recognised as “an expert in medical inadmissibility” matters.
Seth Dalfen is highly recommended for his expertise in the field and is praised as “fantastic” by peers.

Immigration specialists GUBERMAN GARSON achieves four nominations in this chapter.
Joel Guberman stands out as one of the leading practitioners in the country. He is one of Canada’s most eminent immigration lawyers in matters relating to international borders and executive-level cases.
David Garson is recognised as a major name in the field and is a big hitter in the corporate space where he acts for major IT companies.

At CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM two lawyers are listed.
Barbara Jo Caruso receives high praise as “one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the field with a reputation in her industry that is beyond reproach”. She is one of the country’s most distinguished immigration lawyers.

Jean-Philippe Brunet is highly recommended for his vast industry experience and dynamic practice. One peer says, “He is doing great work, I would highly recommend him.”

Two lawyers achieve nominations at KPMG LAW.
Howard Greenberg is recognised as “one of the pioneers in the field in Canada” and with over 30 years of experience in considered a leading light within the community.
Suzanne de Lint receives plaudits for her impressive skills in global immigration management and networking where she has become a key authority in the market.

MAYNARD KISCHER STOJICEVIC also achieves two listings for its corporate immigration offering in this edition.
Gordon Maynard is a leading figure in Vancouver and is highly respected for his work in admission and enforcement processes where he is “the number one lawyer in Canada” and “a go-to practitioner”.
Aleksandar Stojicevic is widely recognised in the market as “an excellent litigation lawyer” and “a leader” in immigration law.

Canadian business law firm MCCARTHY TÉTRAULT sees two lawyers listed.
Stéphane Duval advises both national and multinational corporations on immigration matters and is recognised as a top strategist and a highly knowledgeable practitioner.
Naseem Malik receives high praise for his much-sought-after counsel and has a depth of expertise in matters concerning Canadian citizenship and immigration.

Boutique MCCREA IMMIGRATION LAW sees two lawyers recognised.
Name partner Dennis McCrea is recommended for the leading counsel he consistently provides to clients and is noted as a prominent figure in the space.
Deanna Okun-Nachoff is one of Canada’s most distinguished experts on matters of admissibility and is a national leader in the field.

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT sees two of its immigration experts listed.
The “excellent” Chantal Arsenault has over 20 years of expertise in immigration and professional mobility matters and is frequently sought by SMEs for her advice across a range of industries.
Yusra Siddiquee is one of the foremost experts in business immigration in the Canadian market with a depth of knowledge relating to the employment and termination of foreign workers.

Two lawyers are listed at REKAI in Toronto.
Peter Rekai receives plaudits from peers for his fantastic work representing some of Canada’s largest employers in complex immigration matters.
Eleanor Somerleigh is recognised for her solutions-oriented approach and her strong expertise in US and Canada border matters.

BARTLAW CANADIAN IMMIGRATION BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS founding partner Jacqueline Bart receives praise for her “very strong practice” and her leading expertise in the field of immigration law.

BELLISSIMO LAW GROUP’s founding partner Mario Bellissimo is highly respected for his position at the top of Canadian immigration litigation and is regarded as “a specialist in medical inadmissibility”.

Michael Greene QC at SHERRITT GREENE is the “pre-eminent” immigration lawyer in Calgary with over 30 years’ experience. He is praised as a “highly astute and bright” lawyer.

Henry Chang of BLANEY MCMURTRY is a longstanding expert on international trade and business, known for his deep understanding of both Canadian and cross-border issues.

BEREZOWSKI BUSINESS IMMIGRATION LAW founding partner Nan Berezowski is a well-known practitioner in the IT, aviation and financial space where she frequently advises small business, larger companies and law firms on immigration matters.

Kenneth Zaifman of ZAIFMAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS comes highly recommended as one of Manitoba’s leading immigration lawyers. He is “very well known in the market” and “a great guy to work with”.

STRINGAM’s Mark Holthe is recognised as “one of the leading corporate practitioners” in the field of immigration and is frequently instructed for his top-notch advice.

CAPELLE KANE IMMIGRATION LAWYERS founding partner Betsy Kane is known for her outstanding work with both employers and international employees where she offers first-rate and effective strategic advice.

Heather Segal of SEGAL IMMIGRATION LAW provides leading counsel on Canadian corporate immigration and border immigration matters. She is highly respected as a major player in the market.

BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS’ Brian Dingle is esteemed for his expertise in immigration and citizenship matters and is active both in the public and private sectors for employers and employees.

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