Our History

Green and Spiegel LLP was founded by Mendel Green who was called to the Ontario Bar in 1962. Mendel was one of the first lawyers in Canada to specialize in immigration law and has played a central role in the evolution of the Canadian immigration system. Mendel has been the legal representative in many landmark cases, including the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Singh v. The Minister of Employment and Immigration, which is arguably the most important legal decision in Canadian immigration history and continues to be referenced in many legal decisions and papers to the present day.

Our Mission:
Integrity and Service. Upholding the integrity of the Canadian legal system, while providing the best service to our clients.”

With the addition of two sons, a daughter and daughter-in-law to the practice, Mendel Green built a family business that has evolved into one of Canada’s most successful immigration law firms. Early on, David Nakelsky joined Mendel’s firm, bringing with him a significant real estate practice.



The Green and Spiegel LLP team consists of six partners and thirteen associate lawyers. All of our Canadian lawyers are members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada (the Ontario Bar), the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). In addition, we have one U.S. licensed attorney on staff who is a member in good standing with the Massachusetts Bar and one U.S. licensed attorney who is a member in good standing with the Pennsylvania Bar. All of our lawyers who practice in the area of U.S. Immigration law are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

The immigration lawyers at Green and Spiegel LLP take a great deal of pride in helping Canadian businesses succeed by addressing their human resource needs and in helping families relocate to Canada. The real estate lawyers provide careful and efficient professional service to all of their clients, whether the purchaser or seller of a residential property, or the developer of a large condominium or commercial real estate project.

Providing efficient service with the utmost integrity, Green and Spiegel LLP reflects the diversity of the clients they serve and can provide services in approximately 30 languages.