CLG is a unique immigration law firm. As a Strategic Legal Partner of CKR Law LLP, a global law firm based in New York City with satellite offices around the world, our Canadian Law Group is able to handle any immigration inquiry you may have. They are physically available to meet clients on both sides of the border. This is particularly useful to corporate clients who send employees back and forth of the border regularly. Those clients benefit from a one-stop shop law firm, which saves them legal fees and streamlines the advisory process.
CLG lawyers are all licenced members of at least one Canadian provincial bar. Many of them are also admitted as lawyers, or as foreign legal consultants, in the U.S.A. They can provide unique cross-border advice in difficult legal areas such as criminality in the USA, as it impacts a person’s right to enter Canada (inadmissibility to Canada).
Equipped with the most up to date technology, CLG lawyers and staff see no boundaries to serving clients internationally. Consultations are offered by phone, SKYPE and e-mail. Lawyers can be reached on their cell phones. We take pride in providing a rapid response to all our callers. We work hard to enlist your trust, and to develop a long term relationship with you as our client.
Secondment: Interim Executive Director for Irwin Cotler at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights in Montreal, Canada
Member in good standing of the bar of Ontario since 1995
Licenced by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Foreign Legal Consultant since 2006
Education: McGill University (LLB, BCL)
Clerkship at the Quebec Court of Appeal
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Practice Areas: Immigration, International Child Abductions, Family Law
Attorney Véronique Malka practiced family law and human rights advocacy for over a decade in Ontario before moving to the U.S. in 2003. She now divides her time between her offices in New York, New Jersey and Québec, devoting her talents to Canadian immigration, with a focus on corporate immigration for Canada/U.S. clients. In addition, she assists clients with individual Canadian immigration needs such as naturalization and citizenship, passport renewals, temporary work and study permits and other cross-border issues such as the child abductions under the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Attorney Malka shares her knowledge and experience on TV and radio in Canada and the U.S.A., presents regularly on legal panels and at conferences, and has been published several times in both French and English.
Véronique is known for her keen legal instincts and quick understanding of people’s needs. She thinks outside the box, which has led her to this unique position of being a Canadian lawyer with a practice outside of Canada
Canadian and U.S. attorney
Admitted to bar in 2007 in Quebec
Education: McGill University (BCL, LLB), University of Hawaii (MA), University of Florida (BA).
Languages: English, French, Japanese
Practice Areas: Civil litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
Daniel Romano is CLG’s office liaison in Montreal, Canada. After successfully completing the New York Bar Exam in 1995, Me Daniel Romano was drawn into the entrepreneurial world where he developed a solid background in business and political interests as well as in social activism. He co-founded thriving companies such as h2O Adventures, Teambuilding Montreal, C.A.G.E. Canada, and Spa Mana. His diverse projects have taken him from Japan to Germany, across the U.S, and from Israel to the Philippines. Daniel is a dedicated lawyer who represents his clients with passionate energy.
Dan’s areas of practice are Family law, Personal Injury, and Commercial Litigation. As a long-time member of the American Association for Justice, his firm has a well-established practice of cooperating with U.S.-based attorneys in cases involving cross-border litigation.
Canadian Law Group c/o Kalman Samuels, Q.C. (Office liaison)
Almas Bibi is an Articling Lawyer for the Canadian Law Group. She grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and lived in Ottawa, Canada, before making the move to New York. She joined the Canadian Law Group at the Firm, after completing her J.D. at the University of Ottawa, in Canada. Almas works in the areas of cross-border trade and immigration as well as International Human Rights. She understands the intricacies of cross-border movement through her own experiences and uses her personal knowledge, as well as her intimate understanding of Canadian Law, to support the Canadian Law Group. She has previously worked with the Department of Justice Canada, and with Human Rights organizations such as the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, and the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program.
Nicole Cvercko is an Articling Student (Ontario, Canada) at CKR Law. Nicole is originally from Toronto, Canada and joined the Canadian Law Group after graduating cum laude from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Nicole works in the areas of cross-border trade and immigration as well as International Human Rights. Nicole has worked on humanitarian initiatives around the world including resettling the Rohingya for the UNHCR in Malaysia and reporting to the Minister of Health in Ukraine, through her work at Patriot Defence a non-governmental organization. She was very involved in the Ottawa community during law school. Nicole interned at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with the Economic Law division where she reviewed permit applications for individuals and organizations sanctioned by Federal regulations and developed country specific expertise for Ukraine, Russia and North Korea. She also acted as research fellow for the renowned Refugee Hub providing support in high-level domestic and international refugee advocacy initiatives. Her world travels have animated her understanding of cross border movement while she can provide services in English, French and Slovak.
Noemie is a legal intern for the Canadian Law Group. Born in France and raised in Montreal, Canada, Noemie is currently majoring in Political Science, minoring in Community Change Studies at the City College of New York, and is a scholar for the Skadden, Arps. Honors Program in Legal Studies at CCNY, as well as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. She transferred to CCNY after receiving her Associates degree with honors from Bergen Community College. At Bergen, she participated in the Model United Nations and was the Middle States Regional president for Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two Year Colleges. She is hoping to begin law school in fall of 2018, with the goal of pursuing a career in International Human Rights Law.
Olivia is a legal intern with the Canadian Law Group. She handles the public relations, social media and technology division of the firm. As a dual citizen of Canada and the USA, Olivia knows first hand about relocation and movement across the US-Canada border. Olivia handled her own immigration and naturalization application in the USA at a young age and developed a keen interest in international matters.
Ella is an Administrative Assistant and Office Helper at the Canadian Law Group. She keeps the client database up to date and helps with our bookkeeping as well. She keeps us all on our toes!!