GLOBAL EMPLOYEE
MOBILITY

Business Immigration

BCF is one of a select few law firms offering specialized legal services in global business immigration. We support both SMBs and multinationals from all business sectors at each and every step of the process, from case analysis to eligibility determination to complete immigration and visa services, including overall immigration and policy guidance, implementation of strategic options and planning, preparation of all petitions and applications and all the necessary support for both employees and employers. We approach every file keeping in mind both our clients’ business realities and the human beings involved.

DUE DILIGENCE IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

BCF offers turnkey consulting services whenever clients are contemplating changes to their corporate structure, whether by creating subsidiaries or through mergers, acquisitions or reverse takeovers.

Whenever a transaction involves a business whose workforce includes foreign nationals, a proper due diligence is vital. Omitting this step may cause employees to lose their immigration status following the transaction and may also result in serious violations of applicable laws and regulations, potentially exposing employers to various civil and penal sanctions. In addition to maintaining valid work permits, employers must be made aware of other compliance issues including the retention of specific official documents, anti-discrimination provisions, document fraud or misuse and successor liability for predecessor non-compliance. They must also be prepared for a formal audit.

Our team stresses the importance of diligently controlling employee’s immigrant and non-immigrant status. In many transactions, a business’s workforce is a valuable and coveted asset. Conducting a thorough review by our team will confirm whether or not the target’s staff will be eligible to work after the transaction and will determine all obligations that the successor’s status entails.

COMPLETE IMMIGRATION OUTSOURCING

Using our expertise, we take charge of all personnel mobility and relocation processes, leaving our clients to excel in their main fields of expertise, free of immigration concerns. Our outsourcing services give you access to constant updates on changes to laws and regulations, as well as to international assistance 24/7. We develop and implement strategies to ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations and we offer an integrated policy management service. We also develop customized online access portals that provide our clients with all relevant information including automated case tracking and reporting. Our outsourcing services also include briefings and on-site client training as required.

GLOBAL IMMIGRATION AND VISA SERVICES

Immigration or emigration is often the answer to a lack of available personnel. At BCF, we assist our clients to secure their employees’ right to work in other countries by obtaining temporary or permanent status abroad for them. We prepare and file appropriate petitions and applications for all work permits, visas and permanent residence matters, supported when required by a network of global correspondents. Being part of our clients’ global immigration strategies, we are able to minimize the costs and delays normally associated with opening files and forwarding documents.

Elsa Agostinho

514 397-5583

Veronica Amaya

514 397-6715

Maria Berardinelli

Paralegal, Business immigration

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Maria Berardinelli

514 397-5557

John C. Carroll

Immigration Consultant

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John C. Carroll

514 397-5556

Carolina Correa

Paralegal, Business immigration

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Carolina Correa

Isabelle Ducharme

Senior Director – Global Employee Mobility

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Isabelle Ducharme

514 787-2874

Samantha Frontado Valencia

514 397-6879

Francine Gantman

Paralegal, Business Immigration

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Francine Gantman

514 787-3205

Julia Hervish

514 787-2783

Carole Holden

Paralegal, Business Immigration

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Carole Holden

514 397-5585

Amandine Kagabo

Senior paralegal / Case manager

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Amandine Kagabo

514 397-6958

Christina  Karadimos

514 397-5584

Sophia Khanzadian

514 397-6722

Alexandra Louise Klein

Articling Student

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Alexandra Louise Klein

514 787-2870

Catherine  Landry

514 787-6782

Sophie  LeBlanc

514 397-6699 #3920

Annie-Pierre Legault Audet

514 397-2602

Tommy Léger

514 397-6699 #3441

Julie Lessard

Partner, Lawyer

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Julie Lessard

514 397-2260

Valérie Marcas

514 397-5558

Priscilla Monette

514 397-5569

Carmelina Paci

Paralegal, Business Immigration

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Carmelina Paci

514 397-6738

Ioulia Piteeva

514 397-6895

Olga Prygoda

Senior paralegal / Case manager, Business Immigration

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Olga Prygoda

514 397-5578

Rochelle Rainford

Paralegal, Business Immigration

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Rochelle Rainford

514 397-2632

Josée Rouillier

514 787-2782

Tanieka Samuel-Hull

514 397-6934

Robert Steinman

514 397-5573

Elizabeth Walker

514 787-3685

Helena Wang

514 787-3936

Sylvie Waterinckx

514 787-3949