Sergio R. Karas, B.A., J.D. is a Canadian Barrister and Solicitor and a Certified Specialist in Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Law by the Law Society of Ontario. Mr. Karas represents individuals and multinational corporations to achieve their immigration objectives and implement successful relocation strategies.
Mr. Karas is an honors graduate in Political Science from York University and obtained his Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. He speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian, Portuguese and German. He is Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Citizenship and Immigration Section, Past Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Immigration and Nationality Committee, and Past Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Canada Committee, Section of International Law. He has been invited on numerous occasions to address other lawyers and human resources managers at major international professional gatherings. He is listed in Who is Who in Corporate Immigration Law and Best Lawyers as a leading immigration legal practitioner. He is also the recipient of Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Platinum Award for several consecutive years.
Mr. Karas contributes to the press providing current information about Canada's immigration law and policies. His articles are published in national and international journals. He is a regular guest on local, national and international radio and television programs. Mr. Karas is the Editor of the Global Business Immigration Handbook published by Thomson Reuters and contributing writer on immigration issues to Canadian HR Reporter and Canadian Employment Law Today.
Mr. Karas has been instrumental in effecting changes to Canadian immigration visa policies through his involvement in US-Canada relations and border security issues. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) in Toronto for ten years.
Mr. Karas' law firm, Karas Immigration Law Professional Corporation, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is dedicated to the successful settlement of qualified immigrants including professionals, self-employed, entrepreneurs, and investors, and to assisting corporations to implement successful migration strategies for managerial, executive and technical personnel.