Green and Spiegel, LLP is expanding its practice to the United States, opening two new offices in the United States, one in Providence, Rhode Island and one in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The expansion into to the U.S. market is in response to the increasing need for Green and Spiegel’s Canadian and U.S. clients to receive seamless and integrated immigration advice from Canada and from the United States.
Jonathan A. Grode, formerly of Goldblum, Hess, LLC based in Philadelphia, has been appointed U.S. Practice Director (United States Offices) for Green and Spiegel. The focus of Jonathan’s practice will continue to be U.S. Immigration, Nationality, and Consular Law from within the United States. Jonathan completed his undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he graduated magna cum laude (1999). In 2008, Jonathan graduated first in his class from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2009. Jonathan has worked continuously in the U.S. business immigration law field since completing his undergraduate studies and has amassed considerable experience obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas for new company start-ups, professional workers and researchers. In addition, Jonathan has significant experience dealing with the Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security enforcement actions as well as with EB-5 regional centers. Jonathan teaches both Business Immigration Law and Advising Global Corporations as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Jonathan is Co-Chair of ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Immigration Committee and Co-Chair of the New Members Division of AILA’s Philadelphia Chapter. He has published extensively and is a regular presenter at national and international ABA conferences as well as at local AILA seminars and meetings.
Jonathan will work closely with Tim Golden, the U.S. Practice Director (Canadian Office). Tim is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada to practice U.S. immigration in the Province of Ontario. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami. He has been practicing as an Attorney of Law through admission with the Massachusetts Bar since 2006. He has worked in the field of immigration for more than ten years and has developed experience in both business and family-based U.S. immigration matters. Tim has been with the Green and Spiegel Toronto office for more than 5 years and has acquired a high level of specialization in coordinating cross border immigration issues. Tim is a member of the ABA and AILA.
With the longest border and the closest relationship of any two countries in the world, Canada and the Unites States are inextricably tied with approximately $1.6 billion of bilateral trade daily and about 300,000 people cross between the two countries every day. Green and Spiegel will continue to provide the best possible legal advice to its clients now from both sides of the Canada/U.S. border.