Year of Call 1983 Education University of Toronto
Yeshiva University
New York Law School
Location Toronto

Featured Areas of Practice Immigration Law Areas of Practice Immigration Law
Associations Canadian Bar Association - Citizenship & Immigration Law Section
American Immigration Lawyers Association
The Florida Bar - International Law Section

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Asher Frankel is an experienced Toronto Immigration Law lawyer with Devry Smith Frank LLP. He joined the Immigration Law team at Devry Smith Frank LLP in early 2014, bringing over 25 years of experience in immigration law for both Canada and the U.S.

Asher practices in all areas related to Canadian and U.S. business immigration law, with emphasis on cross-border temporary movement of employees under NAFTA, as well as immigration provisions of universal application. He has substantial experience assisting with employee mobility of multinational companies with worldwide operations in numerous industrial sectors. He also represents individuals in various types of applications for permanent residence and assists foreign nationals in the U.S. with consular processing of visa applications at U.S. posts in Canada.

Asher is a past executive member of the Canadian Bar Association Citizenship and Immigration Law Section; past chair of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Canada chapter; past member of AILA’s Customs Border Protection liaison committee; and past AILA Canada Chapter Liaison to the Department of State. He has published numerous articles on Canadian, the U.S. and comparative immigration law in prestigious immigration law publications, such as Interpreter Releases and AILA’s Immigration Law Today. He wrote a chapter in and co-edited AILA’s Immigration Practices and Procedures Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, and he authored the chapter on Canadian immigration law for the Matthew Bender treatise, Immigration Law and Procedure.

Asher holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, an M.Sc. from Yeshiva University in New York City and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School. He is admitted to practice in the province of Ontario and the state of Florida as one of the leading Toronto Immigration Lawyers in the area.