Brian Koh Barrister & Solicitor, Team Leader
Brian completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University, where he also completed a semester of studies abroad at the ITESM in Mexico City. Brian obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2012, and was called to the bar in 2013.
Brian has broad experience in successfully representing clients in various immigration and refugee matters. He has represented numerous clients with their refugee claims, while also representing clients in obtaining permanent residence through Express Entry, study permits, visitor visas, temporary resident permits, permanent residence through family sponsorship, and Canadian citizenship. He has represented clients in humanitarian and compassionate applications, detention review hearings and pre-removal risk assessment applications, while also assisting clients obtain labour market impact assessments and work permits. Given his experience, Brian is able to assist clients in navigating both economic and humanitarian options for Canadian immigration and develop the right strategy for his clients.
Outside of his work, Brian is a volunteer lawyer at the 519 Legal Clinic, and teaches Citizenship Law at Humber College. He also delivers presentations on immigration law in Korean and Spanish at community centers for newcomers.
Brian was born in South Korea and has lived in India, Calgary, Montreal, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Vancouver, and now lives in Toronto. As a true global citizen, he fully understands the legal needs of the global migrating population. Brian is also fluent English, Korean, and Spanish.
Great law firm with great staff. My lawyer Rania did a great job for my Canadian work permit and my daughters study permit. You are great in your work. And my Para Legal officer Alicea, you are just amazing. They did not rest until my job was promptly and properly done. Always there to answer my calls, reply my emails promptly. She tried her best and the results were amazing. I recommend visa place if you need the best immigration job. Many thanks to Rania and Alicea.
Great firm on top of their game. Worked with us til the end to ensure my parents visa was approved and guided us along the way in a professional manor. Natalie is awesome. Majority of our communications were via email, but the responses were immediate. I would greatly recommend this firm. Thank you for all your hard work and help. My family and I do really appreciate it.
I am grateful for the legal services that I got from Sanaa and Alicea of Visa Place. I was impressed by their client centered approach. Their professionalism involved their hearts and heads to work on my case. I cannot compare the time they spent on it with the money I paid. All they wanted was a fine final document. I also liked their prompt communication. They are really passionate about what they do.
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