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Jun 22, 2018

Green and Spiegel’s Jonathan Grode Named Distinguished Leader by The Legal Intelligencer

The oldest daily law journal in the United States, The Legal Intelligencer, has named Green and Spiegel LLC’s U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode as a 2018 Distinguished Leader. He will be honored at a ceremony before the Pennsylvania legal community at Philadelphia’s famed Crystal Tea Room on June 27, 2018.

Each year, The Legal Intelligencer selects Pennsylvania law firm leaders that have “achieved impressive results in the past year and demonstrated clear leadership skills that helped them achieve those results.” Across the entire Commonwealth, Grode was only one of five law firm leaders selected.

“We are extremely proud of Jonathan,” said Managing Partner Evan Green. “When the firm was looking to expand to the United States six years ago, we knew our firm could make a positive difference, but we had no idea how successful the United States practice would become.  We couldn’t be happier with the way things have turned out with Jonathan at the helm.”

Grode has practiced immigration law since 2009, although he boasts nearly twenty years of professional experience in the field. Notable victories in his legal career include securing U.S. residency for the Assali family, who were stranded outside the United States following the institution of the Travel Ban in January 2017, as well as his work in getting the U.S. State Department to expand the J-1 Visa designation to on-campus accelerators through the InAGrad Program.

“Jonathan’s direction and leadership is truly outstanding,” said Marc Kaplan, Business Director at Green and Spiegel. “When we first opened our U.S. office in Providence, the two of us were working out of a single small office. In less than six years, we have expanded to twelve attorneys across three offices. He’s made the right hires and found the right clients for sustained success. We look forward to continuing to provide the strongest services to our international clientele under his guidance.”

Green agrees, noting that the Firm’s reputation has always been among the strongest in Canada, but has quickly risen to become a go-to for clients of all sizes, including Fortune-listed corporations, EB-5 immigrant investors, families seeking reunification, and vulnerable populations in need of humanitarian relief.

Green and Spiegel was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1962. Although practicing U.S. immigration law since the 1990s, its first U.S. office opened in 2012. Practicing exclusively immigration and nationality law, the firm has offices in Philadelphia, Providence, Rhode Island, and Vail, Colorado.

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