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Guberman Garson LLP

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Abidjan, Aguascalientes, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Asunción and 113 more

The firm

GGS is an independent immigration law firm allied with Deloitte LLP in Canada. Our practice is a highly reputable, experienced and client-focused law firm practising exclusively in the area of immigration law. Founded in 1991 by David Garson and Joel Guberman, the firm has increased in size to provide its ever-growing clientele a specific niche expertise in immigration law. Over the past 25 years, clients have continued to return to us for expert immigration advice. GGS is unique in its ability to provide services and expertise in all areas of immigration law as part of the Deloitte global network of immigration practices. We provide knowledgeable and efficient immigration legal services, primarily to corporate clients. Our lawyers have extensive experience in Canadian and U.S. immigration matters.

Areas of practice

Immigration law solutions: With free trade opening borders, the exchange of goods, services, technology and personnel has become increasingly complex. Companies and individuals must comply with stringent government immigration rules before passage is granted. As a firm practising exclusively in the field of immigration law, we help corporations and individuals meet the immigration requirements and gain the advantages of international immigration.

We understand the nuances of immigration law, as it is our exclusive area of practice. Acting on behalf of a wide range of clients including multinational corporations, skilled or professional individuals, temporary workers, students and individuals in sports and the arts, we respond to the differing needs of companies and individuals with a broad spectrum of backgrounds.

Canadian immigration: We provide services in the following areas of Canadian immigration law:

Temporary entry: Temporary resident visas (business and tourism); Work permits; Labour Market Impact Assessments; Confirmation exempt categories; North American Free Trade Agreement; Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement; Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement; Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement; Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement; General Agreement on Trade in Services; Study permits; Temporary resident permits/ rehabilitation; In-home caregivers.

Permanent residence: Express Entry (Federal Skilled Workers; Canada Experience Class; Federal Skilled Trades Program); Self-employed persons; Start Up Business Class; Family Class Sponsorships; Humanitarian and compassionate cases; Provincial nominees (including various entrepreneur and investor programs); Quebec immigration (skilled workers, entrepreneurs, investors); Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program; Citizenship applications.

Litigation and other areas: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada; Immigration Division; Federal Court of Canada; Permanent residence cards; Residency obligation issues; Travel documents; Relinquishment of permanent residence; U.S. immigration.

U.S. immigration: We provide services in the following areas of U.S. immigration law:

Temporary visas: B visas for business persons and tourists; E visas for investors and traders; F visas for students; H visas for professionals; I visas for international media; J visas for exchange visitors; K visas for fianc?es; L visas for intra-company transferees; Visas for individuals of extraordinary ability; P visas for athletes and entertainment groups; R visas for religious workers; TN for Canadian and Mexican professionals; Expedited removal waivers; Criminal waivers.

Permanent residence: Priority worker applications for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding educators and researchers, and multi-national executives and managers; Individuals of exceptional ability including those whose employment would be in the national interest; Professionals and skilled workers; Investors contributing more than $1 million who employ 10 or more persons in the United States; Family sponsorships; Advance parole applications

  • Number of lawyers: 1,600
  • at this office: 60
  • in this country: 65
  • Number of lawyers: 1,600
  • at this office: 60
  • in this country: 65
  • Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Tagalog
  • Farsi
  • Bosnian
  • Serbian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese (Northern)

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