Top Canadian immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah has left specialised HR firm Spectrum HR Law LLP – which she co-founded – to launch Ackah Business Immigration Law on 1 December.
The move was prompted by Ackah’s decision to “focus exclusively” on business immigration law and on “establishing trusting relationships with corporate clients, their key personnel and accompanying family members” as well as “maintaining positive relationships with consular immigration officials around the world”.
The new Alberta-based firm will concentrate on Canadian and US business immigration law with a specific focus on the guidance and development of human resource strategies and policies. Specific areas include business visitor entry and travel preparation, Canadian permanent residence applications, business and provincial nominee categories, study permit applications for attending Canadian and US academic institutions and applications to address criminal or medical inadmissibility.
In over 11 years of practice, Ackah has provided immigration advice to large financial institutions, international corporations and global recruitment organisations, among others. Most of her previous clients have moved with her.
Ackah is currently the only lawyer in the firm with two support staff but she says there are “definitely plans to grow over time.”
Prior to specialising in business immigration law, Ackah practised corporate and commercial law for three years then moved on to a successful career working with some of Canada’s top national law firms as a partner and as head of the business immigration department.
Ackah is listed in the corporate immigration section of Who’s Who Legal: Canada.