“We Have an Entire Team Working On Your Case!”

Get to know our immigration attorneys and immigration team who will be helping with your Canadian and/or USA immigration Visa applications. We understand how important it is to you to achieve your immigration goals and we will do everything we can possible to help your immigration applications get approval. Our entire team has years and years of experience with Canadian and US immigration Visa applications.

Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Our Immigration Law Team
Michael H. Niren
Managing Partner and founder of Niren and Associates

Michael handles all Canadian immigration matters out of our Toronto office.

Michael H. Niren has dedicated his law practice exclusively to the area of Immigration and Citizenship Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association.

He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. For instance, he has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. He also has given lectures on immigration topics overseas. Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

Michael Niren’s practice philosophy is to provide highly personalized immigration service in an efficient and cost effective manner. Full legal representation is provided from the first stages of the immigration process throughout to your arrival in Canada. Whether you are an individual or family coming to Canada or a corporation seeking to recruit a foreign worker, Michael Niren will assess and satisfy your immigration needs.

asher frankel Our Immigration Law Team

Asher Frankel, B.A., M.S., J.D
Barrister & Solicitor, Attorney at Law

Asher Frankel has practised immigration law in both Canada and the United States for over 25 years.

Asher has lectured extensively in Canada and the US on various aspects of immigration law, including comparative immigration law, at the LSUC, CBA, AILA annual conferences, AILA regional conferences, and local state bar immigration law conferences. He was also a guest lecturer on US immigration law at Seneca College’s Immigration Practitioners’ Program.

Asher has published numerous articles on Canadian, US and comparative immigration law in prestigious immigration law publications such as Interpreter Releases and AILA’sImmigration Law Today. He also wrote a chapter in and co-edited AILA’s Immigration Practices and Procedures Under the North American Free Trade Agreement. In addition, he wrote a chapter on Canadian immigration law for the Matthew Bender treatise, Immigration Law and Procedure.

Asher practises in all areas related to Canadian and US business immigration law, with emphasis on the 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. In addition, he assists foreign nationals in the U.S. with consular processing of visa applications at U.S. posts in Canada.

Asher holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science from Yeshiva University in New York City and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.


Fadi Minawi1 Our Immigration Law TeamFadi Minawi, B.A. (HONS.), J.D.

US Counsel to the Firm, Attorney at Law

Fadi N. Minawi received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from the University of Toledo, College of Law and his Honours Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) Degree from the University of Toronto in Political Science and Philosophy. He was a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team and is a recepient of the Reinberger Honors in Prosecution award.
Fadi primarily practices in US Immigration Law. He assists with matters relating to business immigration (including: relocation, expansion, investments, and work visas), litigation, admissibility issues, customs forfeitures and other cross-border issues. Fadi is also a criminal defense attorney and can assist with criminal matters in the US.
Bar admissions: New YorkLicensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant, Law Society of Upper Canada
Professional memberships: New York State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York State Defenders Association, and the Bar Association of Erie County.
As an FLC and a New York licensed attorney, Fadi practices at both our Toronto and Buffalo offices.


Tiziana Aiello Our Immigration Law Team

Tiziana Aiello, LL.L., LL.B.
Associate Lawyer

Tiziana graduated from the National Program at the University of Ottawa where she received both her Common Law and Civil Law degrees. She became a member of the Barreau du Quebec in 1998 and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2002. Tiziana has been an associate at Niren & Associates since 2003. Prior to joining our firm, she was employed as In-House Counsel at an entertainment company in Montreal.

Tiziana represents clients in all Canadian immigration and citizenship matters. She also appears before all three Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board, where she represents clients in refugee hearings, sponsorship appeals, and detention reviews. Tiziana also assists with various NAFTA applications, including work visas, sponsorships and cross-border issues.

Tiziana is fluent in English, French and Italian. She is also a member of the Association Quebecoise des Avocats et Avocates en Droit de l’Immigration, Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association.


Carly.Ross 21 Our Immigration Law TeamCarly Ross, B.A. (HONS), J.D.
U.S. Immigration Lawyer

Carly Ross is a licensed member of the California Bar. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from California Western School of Law where she received a creative writing entrance scholarship. She graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with an Honours Bachelor of Arts specializing in Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies.  Carly works in our US Immigration Department and assists with all US Business Applications including H-1B, TN and E Visa applications.