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SHABNAM AKRAMI

Shabnam Akrami

Position: Founder & Managing Partner
Titles: PA, B.A. (HONS.), M.A., LL.B. (UK)

Managing Partner, Senior Immigration Consultant R510490

Shabnam Akrami is the Managing Partner and Founder of Akrami & Associates.

Prior to receiving her Paralegal Diploma with Honours, she completed her Law Degree from the UK at the University of London as well as completed a Post Graduate Diploma.

In addition, she has also graduated from York University, where she received both her Bachelor’s in Criminology and Master’s in Socio-Legal Studies.

She is a Paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and a Consultant with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

Prior to opening her own firm, she gained extensive experience in corporate immigration law, specializing in work permits, temporary resident permits and rehabilitation cases.

She has in-depth and hands-on experience in all Canadian Immigration and Citizenship matters. These matters include the preparation and submission of applications for permanent residence, work permits, NAFTA applications, labour market opinions, temporary resident permits, sponsorships, and business investors.

Shabnam is dedicated to all her clients and committed to the successful completion of all immigration matters in her care.

With Shabnam, there is always a way!

Shabnam Akrami

Founder & Managing Partner

Managing Partner, Senior Immigration Consultant R510490 Shabnam Akrami is the...

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Natalie Nelofar Sahibi

Position: Immigration Lawyer
Titles: BSc. (HONS), J.DBSc. (HONS), J.D

Natalie is one of our dedicated lawyers at the firm. Over the course of her career, she has assisted diverse clientele in a broad range of complex cases. She focuses on complex immigration matters, appeals, judicial review, corporate litigation, and white-collar criminal matters.

Her previous experience in the fraud unit at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, working with the Litigation Law Group, has enabled her passion for the law to develop advocacy skills and represent all clients. Natalie is fluent in Farsi, Arabic, and French.

She graduated from the University of Toronto Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Neuroscience and Biology with Honours. She moved to the US to further her career aspirations within the realm of law.

She is a successful attorney in good standing with the State Bar of California. She has won several awards for her work within the legal field. She graduated top of her law school class. She is a lawyer in good standing with the State Bar of California, specializing in corporate litigation and immigration law.

Natalie Nelofar Sahibi

Immigration Lawyer

Natalie is one of our dedicated lawyers at the firm....

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Laurete Hoxha

Position: Immigration Consultant

Immigration Consultant

Laurete Hoxha is a Regulated Immigration Consultant with Akrami and Associates.

Laurete Hoxha obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Law from “Luigj Gurakuqi” University of Shkoder, Albania, in 2007. After that, she continued her education by receiving her Immigration Consultant with Honours from Humber College, Toronto.

After graduating from the University of Shkoder, Laurete worked as a Legal Counsellor for the City Hall in Albania. Thereafter, as a Legal Assistant for two law firms in Brampton and Thornhill. She has gained extensive knowledge of current legal practices and terminology, as well as experience in providing efficient administrative and secretarial support to lawyers and legal executives.

Laurete is a well-rounded and dedicated professional working exclusively on Canadian immigration matters with our firm. She has provided immigration solutions to corporations and businesses in various industries within the private and public sectors. Laurete is highly knowledgeable in navigating through CIC processes, as well as submitting complex submissions relating to all types of Canadian immigration matters.

Laurete is committed to the department’s abilities to provide effective client communications, as well as execute carefully tailored and accurate immigration solutions which meet both corporate and personal needs. Laurete is determined to ensure efficiency in the delivery of services provided in our fast-paced environment.

Laurete Hoxha

Immigration Consultant

Immigration Consultant Laurete Hoxha is a Regulated Immigration Consultant with...

SEAN AZIM

Sean Azim

Position: SEO, Head of IT

Sean Azim is the Search Engine Optimizer and I.T. expert at Akrami & Associates. He graduated from Seneca College with a Diploma in Computer Programming. Further, he received his General Arts and Science Pre-Business Certification through Trade and Apprenticeship studies at Seneca.

Prior to working with Akrami & Associates, he worked at Viva Soft, which is a business software development company. Sean worked there as a Programmer for two years.

Sean is committed to the expansion of Akrami & Associates through sound marketing and online strategizing. Further, he is always looking for ways to make the online client experience a smooth one.

Sean Azim

SEO, Head of IT

Sean Azim is the Search Engine Optimizer and I.T. expert...

Syed Khaja Mohiuddin

Syed Khaja Mohiuddin

Position: Immigration Consultant
Titles: B.Com., MBA (Australia), RCIC

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant R522392

Syed Khaja Mohiuddin is an accomplished Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant renowned for his extensive experience in the field, spanning over 6 years. As a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC), Syed demonstrates unwavering professionalism and commitment to our clients.

Educationally, Syed holds an MBA degree in business administration from Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Additionally, he earned his RCIC certification with honors from Humber College, Toronto, Canada, showcasing his dedication to mastering his craft.

Since 2017, Syed has diligently provided immigration consulting services, assisting clients with various immigration programs, liaising with immigration and government agencies on their behalf, and skillfully representing them throughout the immigration and citizenship application process.

Before establishing his expertise in immigration consulting, Syed gained valuable experience as an Assistant Returning Officer for Federal Elections with Elections Canada and as a Technical Solutions Analyst for Bell Mobility, a division of Bell Canada.

Beyond immigration consulting, Syed has excelled in business-to-business and business-to-client consulting roles, notably serving as Regional Development Director for WSI Internet Consulting, Canada.

Syed’s professional journey began as a Computer Programmer & Analyst, and he solidified his prowess by completing a Diploma in Computer Studies from Aptech Computers, accredited to the National Computing Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom.

As an integral member of our firm’s team of dependable and enthusiastic lawyers and immigration consultants, He takes immense pride in helping our clients achieve their goals of immigrating to Canada and pursuing their Canadian dream, always striving for excellence in his work.

Syed Khaja Mohiuddin

Immigration Consultant

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant R522392 Syed Khaja Mohiuddin is an...

James Feliks Morrison

Position: Immigration Lawyer

Education: I hold an impressive academic background, having earned a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from the prestigious University of Toronto. Prior to that, I completed a specialist degree in Political Science at the same institution. This comprehensive educational journey has equipped me with a diverse skill set that combines legal expertise, business acumen, and a deep understanding of political dynamicsProfessional Experience: Before joining Akrami and Associates, I had the privilege of working in-house for Toronto Metropolitan University, where I played a pivotal role in guiding the institution’s board, faculty, and staff on matters related to policies, laws, governance, and risk management. In this capacity, I provided invaluable counsel to ensure the university’s operations adhered to legal and regulatory standards, safeguarding its esteemed reputation. My proactive approach to mitigating risks and fostering a culture of compliance was highly regarded by the university’s leadership.

Legal Expertise: As a licensed lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, I possess the credentials and ethical standing necessary to navigate the complex legal landscape with integrity and professionalism. My expertise spans a wide range of legal disciplines, including business law, contract negotiation, corporate governance, intellectual property, and higher education regulations.
Business Acumen: Complementing my legal knowledge, my Master of Business Administration empowers me with a strategic and business-oriented mindset. I understand the intricacies of corporate decision-making, financial management, and operational optimization. This acumen enables me to not only identify legal issues but also align legal strategies with broader organizational goals to drive sustainable growth and success.

Political Science Background: Having specialized in Political Science during my undergraduate studies, I have developed a deep appreciation for the intricacies of political systems, policymaking, and international relations. This background allows me to perceive legal matters through a broader societal lens, recognizing the impact of legal decisions on various stakeholders and communities.
Collaborative and Client-Focused Approach: Throughout my career, I have fostered a collaborative approach, valuing open communication and teamwork. My ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, including clients, colleagues, and regulatory bodies, has proven essential in achieving positive outcomes and building strong professional relationships.

Future Aspirations: Looking ahead, I am passionate about leveraging my legal expertise, business knowledge, and political acumen to continue making a meaningful impact in the legal profession. I am open to exploring opportunities that align with my values and provide a platform to contribute to the betterment of society, whether through private practice, academia, or public service.
With my unique combination of qualifications and experiences, I am confident in my ability to excel in any legal environment and uphold the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.

James Feliks Morrison

Immigration Lawyer

Education: I hold an impressive academic background, having earned a...

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