Meet The Ackah Business Immigration Law Team2018-01-17
Oana, Ginette, Evelyn, Heather, Grace, Jodee, Miriam
Ackah Business Immigration Law is a boutique corporate immigration law firm based in Calgary, Alberta with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. We work with clients all over the world. Our team is here to help your business and its people cross borders seamlessly.
Recruiting and relocating international workers to Canada and the US takes time and planning. Our corporate immigration lawyers will work closely with your business and human resources team to offer expert guidance throughout the entire process.
Ackah Law provides expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.
Meet the Ackah Law Team
Evelyn L. Ackah, Founder/Managing Lawyer
Whether business is done south of the border, across the pond or around the world, Evelyn Ackah employs her expertise to help clients achieve their desired business objectives. She develops and implements immigration strategies, provides advice on immigration matters related to employee mobility or relocation, and assists with global investment opportunities. Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it involves people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial lawyer, Evelyn soon discovered she craved the rewards of having more direct contact with clients. Business immigration law allows her to work with corporations and the people who make them successful. The highly specialized nature of business immigration law drives Evelyn to remain at the forefront of legal and policy developments to ensure her clients are fully compliant with the latest regulatory and policy changes, and that they understand the nuances and impacts of these changes to their business and their people.
Carllene M. Placide, Contract US Attorney
Ms. Placide is a graduate of Cornell University and Seattle University School of Law. She has extensive experience handling all employment-based immigration matters, which includes B, E, H. J, L, O, P, TN and R non-immigration status and visas, employment-based immigration status with an expertise in EB-1 and EB-2 National Interest Waiver status, labor certification and post-residency petitions. Ms. Placide has litigated in state and federal courts and agencies on a wide range of employment issues. She also counsels corporate clients regarding employment immigration matters, measures to avoid litigation, EEO investigation and preparation of responses to EEO charges, new business venture employment practices, development and implementation of company policies and handbooks. In addition to English, Ms. Placide is fluent in both French and Spanish.
Ginette Mangena, Immigration Consultant
With over 8 years of experience as an immigration paralegal and a regulated immigration consultant, Ginette Mangena is passionate about helping people navigate Canadian immigration regulations. Her areas of expertise are Business Immigration, Work Permits, Express Entry, AINP, Spousal Sponsorship, Citizenship and Temporary Resident Visa applications. Ginette received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Society from the University of Calgary, a Business Management diploma and an Immigration Consultant Certificate from Humber College.
Grace Akpan, Articling Student
Grace obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She subsequently obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria and a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the National University of Singapore.
Heather Barber, Articling Student
Heather obtained her LL.B (Honours with Distinction) from the University of Leicester, England in 2016. Upon returning to Canada, Heather completed a Masters of Law Common Law degree from the University of British Columbia in order to complete the requirements set out by the National Committee of Accreditation. Prior to her law degree, Heather obtained a B.A. in History from the University of Calgary.
Oana Cassetta, Paralegal
Oana’s passion for helping people brought her to the field of immigration law. She thrives in positions that allow her to be of assistance and to build relationships with her clients.
Jodee Fraser, Legal Assistant
While earning her Legal Assistant diploma at Robertson College, Jodee had developed a special interest in Immigration Law. She brings her passion and extended experience in customer service to her current position as a Legal Assistant where she plays an important role in putting the client first at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Jodee takes great satisfaction in assisting lawyers with file management and proving professional and outstanding service to clients.
Laurie Nadeau, Client Intake Specialist
Laurie brings years of experience in the legal industry specializing in sales and consulting. Over the years Laurie has owned several of her own businesses. Laurie loves helping others and figuring out solutions to their problems.
Alex Berenyi, Web Consultant
Alex studied design and photography at Ryerson. He spent most of his time and money on bicycles, which led to a new career as a successful bicycle retailer. Later, he re-entered the world of design and spent most of his time and money on wonderful new digital tools. This led to another successful career: helping agencies and clients make the transition to digital.
Catherine Russell, Digital Marketing Consultant
Catherine received her Bachelor Degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and her MBA from Western Connecticut University. After starting her career in nonprofit management, Catherine became marketing manager for a software company working with clients and prospects in North America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Eight years living in Europe resulted in Catherine speaking un peau de francais and ein bisschen Deutsch… but only a little.
Do you have questions about moving to Canada? We Can Help
Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and international immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.
We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.
Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law
Calgary: (403) 452‑9515 Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512 Toronto: (416) 643‑7177
North America: 1 (800) 932-1190