Chair and Founding Partner
Guberman Garson Segal
Joel Guberman is Chair and Founding Partner of Guberman Garson Segal LLP, a Toronto-based law firm that practices exclusively in the area of immigration law, primarily for the corporate, business and legal sectors. In August, 2014, the firm joined with an independent, global, immigration law firm, allied with Deloitte in Canada.
Joel has been practicing in the field of immigration law for over thirty years. He has been named in “International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers” (the official research partner of the International Bar Association) “the leading lawyer in Canada for corporate immigration matters” and is included in its list of “most highly regarded individuals” internationally.
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.
Joel is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Immigration Law. He is a Past-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Immigration and Citizenship Section, a Past-Chair of the Canada Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association – of which he was a founding member. He is also listed in the “Lexpert Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada” and the “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals” and Best Lawyer in Canada.
Joel lectures and participates in numerous seminars, panels and symposiums on both Canadian and U.S. immigration law. He has been a panelist, lecturer and moderator on immigration law topics for numerous organizations including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association and many others.
Joel is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and received his LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Ontario Bar.