Our Team of Immigration Lawyers

Our team is comprised of exceptional immigration lawyers with experience in handing complex immigration cases for Canada and the U.S.
 
The composition of our team is very unique. We do not employ any legal admins or paralegals who assist with legal work.  Our clients work directly with a lawyer through the entire process, which is not offered by most law firms.

Sonia Matkowsky Immigration Lawyer
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Email: sonia@matkowsky.ca

Sonia Akilov Matkowsky

B.A (Hons.), J.D.

Partner & Immigration Lawyer  Canadian & U.S. licensed

Sonia has extensive experience litigating complex immigration cases at the  Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) and the Federal Court. She also assists corporate clients to obtain work permits for foreign workers.

Sonia graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and gained immigration experience at Green & Spiegel and KPMG law before co-founding Matkowsky Immigration Law.

Natalie Domazet Immigration Lawyer
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Natalie Domazet

B.A (Hons.), LL.B

Senior Immigration Lawyer &

Litigator

Natalie practices in all areas of immigration and refugee law, specializing in litigation at the Federal Court and IRB. Her extensive experience includes representation in admissibility hearings, family sponsorship appeals, removal order appeals, detention reviews, residency obligations appeals, refugee hearings and refugee appeals, along with judicial review and stay of removal matters.

 

Natalie gained invaluable experience working for CBSA for over a decade at Pearson International Airport, the Enforcement Division and acting as a Minister's Counsel representing the government in IRB hearings.

Amanda Mitchell U.S. Immigration Lawyer
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Amanda Mitchell

L.L.B

Senior U.S. and Canadian
Immigration Lawyer

Amanda has extensive knowledge and experience handling various U.S. and Canadian immigration matters, including employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, family-based immigration, citizenship and naturalization, and U.S. inadmissibility issues. She has determined immigration strategies and provided legal guidance to multinational corporations, small businesses and individuals operating across many different industries.

Prior to practicing immigration law, Amanda worked as a defense litigator in New York representing commercial companies, real estate management companies, municipal entities, and major insurance carriers.

Sam Zimmerman Immigration Lawyer
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Sam Zimmerman

B.A (Hons.), J.D.

Immigration Lawyer

Sam practices in all areas of immigration law. His work includes drafting arguments for complex immigration cases and helping clients with previous visa refusals, Judicial Review at the Federal Court, responses to procedural fairness letters, inadmissibility issues, appeals, and CBSA deferral requests. Sam gained valuable experience working for a well reputed immigration law firm, Mamann, Sandaluk, Kingwell, before joining our firm.  Sam graduated from Western University Law School after completing a Masters degree and an Undergraduate degree from Queens Univeristy.

Maria Alexiou Immigration Lawyer
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Maria Alexiou

B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

Immigration Lawyer

Maria practices in all areas of refugee and immigration law. She is dedicated to supporting clients and helping them navigate the legal system with dignity and respect. Maria is a critical thinker, keen listener and committed advocate.

Maria earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto, graduating with High Distinction. Maria then obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

John Matkowsky
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John Matkowsky

RCIC, MFin, BCOM

Founding Partner &
Immigration Consultant

John is the founding partner and he practices in all areas of immigration law, particularly focusing on more complex immigration cases.
 
Earlier in his career he worked in the financial markets as a Chartered Investment Manager and trader for large Canadian Banks and Private Family Trusts. John transitioned from helping individuals and families manage their investments to helping them immigrate to Canada under investor and business immigration programs.  Today, John practices in all areas of immigration law, helping clients make Canada home.

Gina You Immigration Lawyer
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Gina You

B.Sc (Hons.), J.D.

Immigration Lawyer - Team Lead

Gina is the Team Lead at our firm and helps manage the firm's associate lawyers. She represents clients in matters dealing with immigration appeals, CBSA removal orders, criminal, medical and misrepresentation inadmissibility, family sponsorships, economic immigration, study permits, and LMIAs & work permits.

Gina graduated from Windsor Law School and gained indispensable previous immigration law experience prior to joining our firm.

Natalie Sahibi Immigration Lawyer
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Natalie Sahibi, Esq

B.Sc. (Hons.), J.D.

Canadian and U.S. licensed

Immigration Lawyer

Natalie practices U.S. and Canadian Immigration and has licensure for both countries. She specializes in helping clients with study permits, family-based sponsorship, permanent residence, visitor visas, and work permits, for both Canada and the U.S..

Natalie's area of expertise is helping  clients with previous visa refusals, and individuals with more complex cases, across these application types.

Kriti Gupta Immigration Lawyer
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Kriti Gupta

B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

Immigration Lawyer

Kriti obtained her Canadian and American Dual Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy. Kriti also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University.
 

Kriti has experience in a wide variety of immigration matters including study permits, work permits, temporary and permanent residence applications, spousal sponsorship, citizenship and refugee matters.

Prior to joining Matkowsky Immigration Law, Kriti gained extensive experience at a boutique immigration law firm in Toronto. Kriti also had the opportunity to work at a legal clinic, helping clients with their immigration law matters.

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