• Shaena Rowland
    U.S. Attorney
  • Tel:
    416-607-1109
  • Fax:
    416-363-8760
  • E-Mail: srowland@ggilaw.com

PROFILE

 

Shaena concentrates her practice on all aspects of United States business immigration law. She provides and oversees the provision of immigration services to corporate clients with respect to all types of U.S. non-immigrant, permanent residency and naturalization matters. Shaena also has counselled clients involved in corporate I-9 audits and other government-issued audits, partnering with outside counsel and human resources to develop, implement, and maintain successful, compliant U.S. immigration programs to meet business needs. She has advised Fortune 500 companies as well as entrepreneurial start-up companies, individuals, and small to mid-size privately owned companies.

 

Shaena has been a speaker at immigration seminars and has assisted in publishing material on I-9 compliance. She has provided immigration counsel to corporate clients in various industries, including accounting, consulting, engineering, fashion, communications, information technology, global specialty chemicals, and materials manufacturing and professional services sectors. In addition, Shaena has provided pro bono services representing children who may qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Shaena worked with these children from case initiation through their hearings in Dependency Court and Immigration Court, with the ultimate goal of obtaining their U.S. Permanent Residency.

ADMISSIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Admitted to the Florida State Bar Association
  • Admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Law Society of Upper Canada

 

EDUCATION

 

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., Bard College at Simon's Rock

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

  • Co-author: Bettridge, Scott E. and Rowland, Shaena M., "Form I-9 Audit Best Practices Checklist" Practical Law Company 6-506-6573 (2012)
  • Speaker: "Business Immigration Reform" Managing Tomorrow's Workforce Today – right people > right place > right time > right price.  October 14, 2010 (Atlanta, GA)
  • Speaker: "Business Immigration Compliance" Re-Set and Move the Organization Forward in 2010 – The Critical Global Leadership Role of HR.  February 24-25, 2010 (Miami, FL)