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Benjamin S. Green B.A. (HONS), J.D.

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Benjamin S. Green is an associate at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto. Benjamin assists clients in all areas of Canadian immigration, including both corporate and personal immigration matters. Benjamin has experience working with corporate employee transfers, federal skilled worker applications, applications under NAFTA-exempt status, work permits, and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Benjamin is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. During law school, Benjamin was active with the Osgoode Hall Mooting Society, winning awards for both written and oral advocacy. He also served as an Associate Editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. In addition, he was awarded the Stringer LLP Essay Prize. Before law school, he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies from Western University, graduating with Distinction. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Highest Academic Standing in the Faculty.

Prior to joining Green and Spiegel, Benjamin worked in the Legal Department of a Fortune 500 company and for the Players’ Association of a Major Professional Sports League. 

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2017
  • B.A (Hons), Western University, 2014

Blogs

Apr 11, 2019

Israeli E-2 Visas Confirmed for May 1, 2019

The Israeli E-2 visa will soon become a reality. As reported by our office in late March, the long-awaited treaty investor agreement between the United States and Israel was expected to become effective in just few short weeks. As an update, the U.S. Embassy has now confirmed that Israeli E-2 visa applications will be accepted as of Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Learn more in this blog!

Apr 11, 2019

Israeli E-2 Visas Confirmed for May 1, 2019

The Israeli E-2 visa will soon become a reality. As reported by our office in late March, the long-awaited treaty investor agreement between the United States and Israel was expected to become effective in just few short weeks. As an update, the U.S. Embassy has now confirmed that Israeli E-2 visa applications will be accepted as of Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Learn more in this blog!

Apr 02, 2019

2018: A Record Year for Grenada Citizenship by Investment

Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Programme allows individuals and their families to obtain citizenship or permanent residence for the island country through making investments in the local economy. Investors dismayed by longer wait times or onerous financial commitments in other countries have increasingly looked to Grenada as a viable option for them and their families. Learn more in this blog.

Apr 02, 2019

Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme Opens New Tourism Pricing Reduction

Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Programme makes it possible for those who invest in Grenada’s economy or real estate development to gain citizenship, and the associated benefits that come with it such as a relatively powerful passport and the potential E-2 visa availability. Now, the ability for certain investors to realize this potential opportunity will be less expensive. Learn more in this blog.

Feb 22, 2019

Green and Spiegel Takes Dubai!

On February 10th and 11th, Green and Spiegel EB-5 Section Head Matthew Galati and Associate Benjamin Green attended the UGlobal Immigration Expo in Dubai. Read about the full event recap here.

Jan 15, 2019

Vietnam Officially Added to CPTPP, and Potential Benefits to Investors Follow

The Government of Canada has officially updated program delivery instructions for business visitors and investors holding Vietnamese passports, given that the Comprehensive and Progress Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) for Vietnam entered into force on January 14, 2019. Read the full blog to learn more.

Jan 11, 2019

Employment-Based I-485s: Ability to Use the Earlier Date for Filing Charts May Come to a Close

Back in September, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) was allowing applicants to file their I-485 applications for adjustment of status in both the employment-based and the family-based categories according to the earlier-in-time Filing Date Charts. Put another way, USCIS has been accepting Form I-485 filings for all prospective qualifying immigrants before a visa number is technically available. Green and Spiegel has been filing our clients’ files in light of this change for months, however, it appears that this will shortly come to an end. Learn more here.

Dec 06, 2018

Congress Passes EB-5 Regional Center Extension to Dec. 21; Measure Heads to President’s Desk

Early Thursday, both houses of Congress passed a short-term spending bill that would extend the EB-5 regional center program and other immigration programs requiring reauthorization to December 21, 2018. The House and Senate passed the legislation by voice vote after cancelling roll call votes this week, affected by the State funeral and National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. The bill is now being sent to President Trump for his signature.

Oct 02, 2018

EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Through December 7, 2018

If you or your family were interested in filing an EB-5 petition and feared Congressional changes to the program, rest assured that the opportunity...

Sep 18, 2018

Good News for Vietnam EB-5 / EB-1 Worldwide: USCIS Will Allow for Early Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applications in October

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that for the month of October 2018, applicants may file their I-485 applications f...

Sep 17, 2018

PEI Government Eliminating Entrepreneur Provincial Nominee Program

The Prince Edward Island (“PEI”) provincial government will no longer accept applications from immigrants looking to set up a business ...

Aug 13, 2018

Lawsuit Filed to Relieve EB-5 Quota of Derivatives

On July 25, 2018, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Feng Wang, et al. v Michael R. Pompeo) that fundamen...