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Dentons Europe LLP

Dentons Europe LLP

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Since: 02.06.2016

Markgrafenstraße 33, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Dentons brings new US immigration services to Canada

07.09.2017 Share

Vancouver—Dentons is delighted to welcome US immigration lawyer Ellen Kief as Counsel. As a law firm in Canada offering advice and support on US immigration issues, Dentons is uniquely positioned to help clients expand their businesses to the US. 

Based in Vancouver, Ellen’s practice focuses on US business immigration for corporate clients and organizations in Canada, the US and worldwide. For more than 11 years, Ellen was an immigration practitioner in Boston, where her practice involved US cross-border travel, business visas, investor visas, family visas, permanent residence and citizenship. 

“Ellen’s vast and unique experience in US immigration law is a perfect complement to the impressive Canadian immigration practice we have already established,” said John Sandrelli, Managing Partner of Dentons’ Vancouver office. “Ellen’s particular skill set is directly aligned with our clients’ needs, and will enable our team to expand the breadth and depth of services we provide on US immigration support to our corporate clients across Canada.” 

Ellen is a national speaker and educator on US immigration law. As an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) she serves as Chair for New England congressional meetings in Washington DC, US Canada Immigration Liaison, Vancouver US Consulate and CBP Liaison, and served on the Global Migration Committee. She also serves on the Board of American Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver and as Vice President on the Executive Board of New England US-Canada Business Council. Previously, she served as Chair of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Immigration Section and on the BBA Education Law Practice Committee. 

Ellen is a dual US/Canadian national. She has been admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, US District Court of Massachusetts, US Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, and Practitioner of Foreign Law of BC. Ellen also holds certifications in mediation and conflict resolution.