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Stéphane Duval is a partner and leader of the Immigration Law Practice at McCarthy Tétrault. He provides individuals, Canadian companies, and multinational corporations with a wide range of legal advice, in particular regarding strategic international mobility issues, in connection with corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, or to fill labour shortages. Stéphane assists his clients throughout the entire process of obtaining visas, work permits, permanent residency, and labour market opinions, as well as in the event of inadmissibility for security or health reasons. Stéphane serves as outgoing President of the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section, and as outgoing President of the Québec Division. Stéphane is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Globe and Chambers Canada for Immigration.
Christopher McHardy is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour and Employment Group. He advises clients on a broad range of issues relating to immigration law. Christopher assists organizations and individuals with immigration matters and applications, particularly business visits, temporary resident permits, work permits, Provincial Nominee Program applications and permanent resident applications.
Julie Resetarits is a senior counsel with a practice, focusing exclusively on immigration law. Julie has gained over 20 years of experience in the field of professional mobility, work permits and global immigration. She advises primarily SMEs and multinational companies, based in Canada and internationally. Julie is also a strategic adviser to enterprises on all matters pertaining to immigration during mergers and acquisitions or any other major transaction. She also counsels individuals and their families through various stages of their establishment in Canada, either on a temporary or a permanent basis.
Starting her career as a customs officer, before completing her law studies, Mélanie Houle has a wide-range of experiences in various aspects of immigration law, particularly international mobility of workers and business people. She provides individuals, Canadian companies, and multinational corporations with a wide range of legal advice, in particular regarding strategic international mobility issues related to corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and solving labour shortages. Melanie assists clients through the process of obtaining visas, work permits, permanent residency and labour market impact assessments, as well as in the event of inadmissibility.
Amy Dupuis- Sène’s specialization is with the international mobility of workers and business people, nationally and abroad. She offers comprehensive immigration services to individuals, and Canadian and multinational companies, including Canadian and foreign work permit matters. Additionally, Amy acquired litigation experience while working with the immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
Heather Michelin is a counsel in our Immigration Group in Montreal. Her practice focuses exclusively on immigration law, pertaining primarily to U.S. immigration matters including U.S. cross-border travel, non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas, citizenship and naturalization, U.S. waivers, employment based immigration, family based immigration, compliance with immigration laws, and consular processing.
Julie Flambert is an immigration paraprofessional in the Labour and Employment Law Group in Montréal. Julie assists clients in the drafting and filing of temporary and permanent immigration to Canada applications, as well as citizenship applications. She also ensures file tracking with government authorities. Julie meets regularly with clients to assess their candidacy for immigration to Canada, especially in Québec. Using her litigation experience, she assists our lawyers in the preparation of cases before the Immigration Appeal Division and the Federal Court.
Dominike Courteau is a paralegal in immigration law. She has extensive experience with assisting clients with preparing and filing applications for admission to Canada (work permit, study permit, visitor visa).
Laura Courvoisier Daoust
Laura Courvoisier Daoust is a paralegal in the Immigration Group in Montréal. Laura specializes in permanent immigration to Canada and assists clients in the drafting and filing of applications for permanent residency and sponsorship. She assesses the chances of them being accepted and proposes the best way for them to successfully settle in Québec. She also ensures file tracking with government authorities. Before joining the firm, Laura worked for several years in France in the legal industry. Her experience in France and Canada led her to regularly advise French nationals wanting to move to Quebec. She has a law degree from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas in 2017.
Rovshan Hajiyev is a seasoned paraprofessional with over 20 years of experience in Canada and the United States. He assists clients with a wide range of Canadian immigration matters, including business immigration, express entry programs, temporary foreign workers, labour market impact assessments, Provincial Nominee Programs, students and visitors, family sponsorships, among others. Prior to his time with McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour and Employment Group, Rovshan spent 10 years as a manager of the Immigration Law Group, in Ottawa. In addition to English, he is also fluent in Russian and Azeri languages and has working knowledge of Turkish.
Lesley Ann Wright
Lesley Ann Wright possesses 20 years of experience in immigration law. As a senior paralegal, she assists our clients with admission into Canada (work permits, study permits, visitor’s visas, permanent residency, Canadian citizenship).
Julia Hervish is a US immigration paralegal at McCarthy Tétrault, assisting clients with both temporary and permanent relocation matters. She specializes in O, L and TN applications. Working in the field of immigration law since 2011, Julia has extensive experience in both US and Canadian immigration. Julia’s academic background in creative writing and foreign languages supports her interest in legal drafting, in particular, employer support letters and attorney briefs.
Ioulia Piteeva is a paralegal in immigration law. She has extensive experience with assisting clients in all matters related to temporary and permanent residence applications towards admission to Canada. In the addition to French and English, she is also fluent in Russian.
Shefali Tanna is a paralegal with the Immigration Law Group of McCarthy Tetrault based in Toronto. She graduated from City, University of London, UK in 2015, completed her Masters in Law at Georgetown University Law Center in 2017 and was called to the New York Bar in 2018. Shefali started her legal career in Washington D.C. and brings private practice and pro bono experience in US immigration law. She focuses on US temporary work permits, intra-company transfers, and visitor visa applications. She also assists clients through the process of obtaining Canadian visas and work permits.
Yuri Hiromitsu is a paralegal in the immigration department at McCarthy Tétrault in Montreal. Her specialty is permanent relocation, and she assists clients primarily with permanent residency and citizenship applications.
Following the completion of a Master of Laws degree at McGill University, Yuri worked for several years in the field of immigration law. During this time, she gained a strong knowledge of various Canadian permanent residency programs, such as Federal Skilled Worker, Québec Skilled Worker and Québec investors program. In addition, Yuri is a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Yuri also possesses extensive knowledge of corporate business law, having worked in this field prior to relocating to Canada.