I was fortunate to have been born in Vancouver, British Columbia. I have lived, however, in numerous other cities, including Victoria, Toronto, Montreal, Minnesota, Tianjin, Guang Zhou, Beijing, and Budapest. I’ve also had the opportunity to travel to dozens of countries in 6 continents. I am lucky in that so far I have not had any difficulty pursuing opportunities around the globe.
During my travels, however, it quickly became apparent to me that not everyone can say that. As I heard the stories of people whose hopes had been shattered by the seemingly impenetrable border that is Canada’s immigration system, including a relationship of my own, I began to grow frustrated by the rules and regulations that limit peoples’ mobility.
That frustration has turned into a career. After graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2009, and articling a national law firm in Vancouver, I now work at Larlee Rosenberg, a firm devoted exclusively to addressing the most complicated immigration cases.
We practice in all areas of immigration law, including work permit applications, provincial nominations, skilled worker applications, spousal sponsorships, applications on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, investor applications, residency and sponsorship appeals, the establishment of immigration trusts, and judicial review applications at Federal Court.
I am generally in the office on Mondays – Fridays, as well as most weekends. I check my e-mail throughout the day, and give existing clients my personal cell-phone.
Professional Memberships and Activities
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member of the Executive (Secretary), and Chair of the BC PNP Subsection, Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC)
- Regular contributor in Canadian Immigrant Magazine
- Author, Sponsorship Bars and Conditional Permanent Residency: Coming Soon to the Spousal Sponsorship Program?, UNB Law Journal, VOL. LXII, 2011.
- Author, Unilateral Disclaimer of Collective Agreements; Exploring the Constitutional Implications, (Banking & Finance Law Review, September 2009)
- Author (with Kendall Andersen), Canada: Creativity in Restructuring (Creditflux, April 2009)
- J.D., University of Toronto, 2009
- B.A., University of British Columbia, 2006
Place and Year of Call
- British Columbia, 2010