• David L.P. Garson
    National Managing Partner
  • Tel:
    416-775-7131
  • Fax:
    416-363-8760
  • E-Mail:
    dgarson@ggilaw.com

PROFILE

 

David is the National Managing Partner of the firm. He has been practising immigration law for 25 years, and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Immigration Law. According to the "International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers," the official research partner of the International Bar Association, David Garson is rated as one of the top 10 highly regarded individuals in immigration law in Canada.

 

David advises clients on immigration issues related to conducting business across international borders. His client roster includes senior executives and individuals, as well as institutions and large multinational organizations. He acts for major IT companies involved in semiconductor design innovation, Enterprise Content Management, software development and IT finance solutions.

 

David has practised in the field of immigration law since 1988 and is a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Immigration and Citizenship Section. He is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a past Chair of the Canada Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a past Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee
of the Young Lawyers Division – Canadian Bar Association. He is a past Co-Programme Coordinator for the immigration section of the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario.

ADMISSIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Called to the Ontario Bar (1990)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Certified Specialist, Law Society of Upper Canada (Since 2000)
  • Also called to the State Bar of Massachusetts

EDUCATION

LL.B., University of Windsor, 1988

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Guest Speaker: A Global Perspective -The Future of Immigration Law Practice, June 2017

  • Guest Speaker: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Global Immigration Forum, June 2016

  • Moderator: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Business Visa – Global Perspective Seminar, February 2016
  • Guest Speaker: Canada/U.S. Border Annual Immigration  Conference, Buffalo, New York, 2014
  • Program Chair and Moderator: OAB Professional Development, "Understanding the New International Mobility Program and other LMIA-Exempt Categories"
  • Moderator: "Immigration policies as a reflection of economic and labor needs in global markets", American Immigration Lawyers Association, Global Immigration Forum, Boston, June 2014
  • Speaker: "Global Transfers, Skilled Workers, Highly Skilled, Employer Compliance", 6th Biennial IBA Global Conference, London, November 2013
  • Speaker: "Temporary Foreign Worker Processing (Temporary Resident Visas, Work Permits, Student Visas)", Immigration Law Summit, Toronto, November 2013
  • Speaker: "Hot Topics – Changing Visa Regimes in Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and Others", American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Immigration Forum, San Francisco, June 2013
  • "Ask the Experts Canada Immigration", The Ontario Bar Association Immigration Section, 2012
  • 20th Annual Immigration Law Summit, The Law Society of Upper Canada, November 2012
  • Co-editor: "A Practical Guide to Provincial Nominee Programs in Canadian Immigration Law", Carswell Publishing, 2011
  • Speaker/Author: "Canada Immigration", International Bar Association Conference, London, 2011
  • Speaker/Author: "Canada Immigration", International Bar Association Conference, Vancouver, 2011
  • "Ask the Experts Canada Immigration", The Ontario Bar Association Immigration Section, 2010
  • Interviewed and quoted in the various media outlets on numerous occasions concerning immigration-related matters