Robert Israel Blanshay
Robert was called to the Ontario Bar in February 1992 and has focused his practice exclusively on immigration law, including extensive litigation before the Federal Court of Canada for over 25 years.
Robert is the Firm’s Senior and Managing Lawyer. He is well-known for handling complex files with an innovative and creative approach. He has worked with clients from virtually every nationality and community, embedding the client’s culture and perspective into the file and services.
Robert brings a “solution-focused” plan to all files with a view to ultimate, and quick, resolution and success.
In January 2006 Robert was recognized by his peers, certified as a Specialist in Immigration – Refugee – Citizenship Law by The Law Society of Upper Canada. Robert has a large and diverse practice which involves individual clients, corporate clients, as well as NGOs.
Robert has been a Member of the Immigration Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, and currently is the Vice Chair of the OBA Immigration Section Executive for 2016-2017.
Robert has appeared extensively in the media on immigration related issues, appearing in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, CBC, CTV and OMNI. He has been a speaker and moderator at numerous OBA programs, as well as a moderator / speaker at the 2014 and 2015 Annual Canadian Bar Association Immigration Conference.
Our aim and focus is to listen, carefully, to our clients, and then navigate them nimbly to ultimate success.
Robert Israel Blanshay October 2015