Guberman & Appleby | Immigration Lawyers

About Our Leading Immigration Lawyers

Guberman // Appleby Immigration Lawyers are equipped to handle all varieties of Canadian and US immigration matters. Learn more about our immigration lawyers below.

Canadian Immigration Lawyer - Joel Guberman

Joel S. Guberman, B.A., LL.B.

Joel has been practicing US and Canadian immigration law for over 40 years. He advises his clients on immigration issues concerning conducting business across borders. Joel’s clients include senior executives and individuals, as well as institutions and large multinational organizations. He advises on various matters including North American free trade, treaty investors and treaty traders, and other issues related to worldwide skilled worker immigration.

Licensed to practise law in Ontario, Canada and Massachusetts, USA, Joel has been at the forefront of Canada/US cross border issues since prior to the inception of NAFTA. He has a particular expertise in US immigration matters for businesses and individuals. Joel was a founding member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Canada Chapter and is a past Chair of that organization, as well as the Ontario Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Law section. Joel lectures and participates in numerous seminars, panels and symposiums on both Canadian and U.S. immigration law.

Education:  Osgoode Hall Law School

                      University of Manitoba


License:       Law Society of Ontario

                     Attorney at Law, Massachusetts


Phone         416-304-9551

The E-visa. Specifically, the E-1.  This is a great tool for Canadian companies (and numerous other countries) and individuals who are buying and selling goods and services into the US and looking to expand without the need  for investment, infrastructure or US employees.

Value in hiring Guberman // Appleby Immigration Lawyers

We have decades of Canadian and US immigration law experience. We have been continuously recognized by our peers as leading experts in the field. We are responsive and passionate about what we do and every case is a new challenge and a new opportunity.

Immigration Lawyer Toronto

Lainie Michelle Appleby, B.A., J.D.

Lainie Michelle practices exclusively in the area of immigration law and has worked only in immigration law throughout the course of her entire legal career. She advises her clients on all matters relating to Canadian immigration law and U.S. consular and port of entry matters. Lainie Michelle provides creative and thoughtful solutions to complex immigration matters. Her clients appreciate her sensitivity, humour and responsiveness.  She is a past chair of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Ontario Bar Association and has been noted by Who’s Who Legal as an expert in Corporate Immigration Law.

Lainie Michelle is a frequent speaker and panelist at immigration law conferences in Canada and the US. She is an author of papers on immigration topics and quoted media source in Canada and internationally

Education:     Osgoode Hall Law School

                        University of Western Ontario

License:     Law Society of Ontario


Phone       416-304-9550

Work permit files that require creative solutions. It could be a CEO that a Canadian company requires on an urgent basis or a production company looking to hire foreign hosts or judges for a Canadian competition series.

Value in hiring Guberman // Appleby Immigration Lawyers? 

Immigration lawyers deal with immigration issues and problems day in and day out. Immigration lawyers have extensive knowledge and familiarity with ever changing processes, laws, regulations and guidelines. We are required to hold and maintain professional licenses and a formal legal education.

Our Team

Our lawyers are supported by a team of highly knowledgeable and technologically savvy clerks with international experience and the ability to serve clients in multiple languages.  Guberman // Appleby Immigration Lawyers recognizes that every immigration situation requires a unique approach. We have the patience, the passion and persistence to solve challenging legal problems by applying our knowledge to achieve positive outcomes, whether it is cross border or international immigration.