An Experienced and Caring Team
It’s important to know the people that you will be working with. Together, our team members have worked on more than 15,000 cases so you can be sure that you are working with knowledgeable and experienced professionals. Each associate embodies our “people-first” philosophy to make sure that our clients are taken care of, especially in urgent situations.
Shabnam Akrami, PA, B.A. (HONS.), M.A., LL.B. (UK)Managing Partner
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 in Criminology and Masters in Socio-Legal Studies.
She is a Paralegal in good standing with Law Society of Upper Canada and 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 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 the immigration matters in her care.
With Shabnam, there is always a way!
Constance Mensah Abebreseh Canadian Immigration LawyerImmigration Lawyer
Constance Mensah Abebresehi is an Immigration Lawyer at Akrami & Associates.
Constance Mensah Abebreseh is an immigration lawyer at Akrami & Associates. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at York University before attending Osgoode Hall Law School where she earned her law degree. After law school, Ms. Mensah Abebreseh articled with a boutique immigration law firm in downtown Toronto assisting clients on complex immigration law matters.
Ms Abebreseh is passionate about immigration law and has experience helping clients on all matters of immigration law, including family class sponsorships, humanitarian and compassionate grounds applications, inadmissibility issues, PR card renewal applications, study and work permits and economic class categories.
Outside of law practice, Ms Abebreseh enjoys volunteering within her community. She's collaborated with numerous agencies such as METRAC, where she developed public legal education presentations on the criminal justice system and the rights of survivors of domestic violence. She has also been involved in initiatives that helped to curb youth violence within at-risk neighbourhoods.
Ms Abebreseh was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2018 and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association and Christian Legal Fellowship
U.S. Immigration Attorney
Mr. Rosamilia entered the legal field after a career in consumer finance and banking with H.S.B.C Bank and Bank of America, where he served both individual customers and institutions seeking mortgages and other financing with care and dedication. As a loan officer, he acquired customer service skills helping clients navigate difficult and complex transactions and his skill and knowledge of regulatory aspects of financial service led him to enter the legal profession.
Thomas graduated from Syracuse University in New York, where he participated in International Moot Law coursework and became interested in human rights law and worked with a non for profit law firm protecting the rights of disabled persons under both New York and U.S. Federal law.
He also worked for a couple of personal injury plaintiff attorney law firms. Mr. Rosamilia attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and then a Master’s Degree in Arts Management and intends to concentrate in helping artists, performers and writers come to the U.S. to perform and work under non immigrant visa programs.
He is admitted to both the courts of New York State and to the United States Federal Court for the Western District of New York. His passions are the performing arts, his garden, his family and helping people as an attorney.
Rufus Williams, B.A., LL.B, J.D.US Immigration Lawyer
Rufus believes that customer service is of the utmost importance, hence, why he joined a law firm with a stout reputation for leaving a lasting impression on its clients. Rufus employs passion, dedication, thoroughness, attention to detail, and prompt service into his daily work as an attorney at Akrami & Associates.
Rufus graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor in Sociology, Philosophy and Criminology. He then went to law school internationally at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School where his primary areas of focus were international and immigration law. He is now admitted to the New York State Bar.
Prior to working at Akrami & Associates, Rufus practiced in the field of Real Property and represented both banks and indigent homeowners in reaching mutually agreeable goals. Subsequent to that, he worked at a personal injury firm and represented hundreds of injured workers in litigating their claims.
Rufus's passions are family, sports, and practicing law.
Sheba Yusufzai, BALegal Assistant
Sheba recently completed her post-secondary degree in Political Science with Honors from York University. Sheba has been working in the immigration field for more than 5 years. Apart from working at Akrami and Associates, Sheba has worked extensively with convention refugees from all over the world at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Most recently Sheba has been a part of assisting Syrian refugees resettle all over Canada.
Apart from her professional life, Sheba dedicates her spare time to her community by volunteering with her local MPP in Toronto. In the past Sheba has been a member of book drives, clothing drives and student organizations at York University.
Sheba looks forward to continuing her academic aspiration in the Canadian legal field. Currently Sheba provides services in all areas of immigration practice. She can provide services in successful completion of cases such as Criminal Rehabilitation, Temporary Resident Permit, Temporary Visitor Visa, Family Class Sponsorships, Express Entry, Study Permits, Work Permits and all other immigration related cases.
Sheba looks forward to assisting you with all your immigration matters.
Bahar received her Post Secondary Diploma with Honours from Humber College. Bahar has been working in the immigration field for approximately 2 years and is known for her attention to detail and client needs.
She has assisted in the successful completion of cases ranging from permanent to temporary matters and will find a way to get 'it' done. Prior to working with Akrami & Associates, Bahar also gained valuable work experience with an Architectural firm as the Office Manager.
Bahar looks forward to meeting you!
Jasmine Mahey, Legal AssistantImmigration Legal Assistant
Jasmine completed her post-secondary degree and graduate degree in Computer Applications from Punjab University in India. She has been working in the immigration field for more than 5 years and has acquired an extensive degree of knowledge and expertise as a result.
Apart from working at Akrami and Associates, Jasmine has worked as an Immigration Legal Assistant at another law firm in Brampton, Ontario. Currently, Jasmine provides a wide-range of immigration services and has provided services in successful completion of legal cases. Jasmine also specializes in legal cases such as Express Entry and Spousal Sponsorship. However, she also works on all kinds of immigration matters, including Study Permits, Work Permits, Temporary Resident Visas, and all other immigration related cases. She is extremely observant and focused when it comes to her passion for immigration. In the near future, Jasmine's main goal is to begin the process of becoming an Immigration Consultant and further excel in her career.
Jasmine looks forward to helping you out in your Immigration matter successfully and would do every effort to make this experience as easy and quick as possible.
Jupinder KaurImmigration Legal Assistant
Jupinder completed her post-secondary degree in Business Administration and in addition has also completed a Master's Degree in Business Administration both from Guru Nanak Dev University in 2013. She has successfully continued her educational studies by completing a diploma in Project Management from Humber College and is currently studying in the Immigration Consultant program also at Humber College. Jupinder has been working in the immigration field for more than 3 years.
Apart from working at Akrami and Associates, Jupinder has worked as an Immigration Legal Assistant at another law firm in Brampton, Ontario. Once Jupinder completes her Immigration Consultant diploma from Humber College, she aspires to pursue and successfully complete her Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) License. Currently, Jupinder provides a wide-range of immigration services and has provided services in successful completion of legal cases. Jupinder works on legal cases such as Express Entry, Study Permits, Work Permits, Temporary Resident Visas, PNPs, Family Class Sponsorship and all other immigration related cases.
Jupinder looks forward to assisting you with all your immigration needs!
Kyla Parkhill, Paralegal
Kyla Parkhill has recently completed the Paralegal Education program at Humber College and is writing her licensing exam this August.
Before she decided that she wanted to pursue a career as a Paralegal, Kyla worked in Home Care as a Personal Support Worker. After several years and a lot of research Kyla knew that she wanted to change her profession and became very interested in law.
It only seemed natural for Kyla to become a Paralegal, and after a lot of dedication and hard work she has finished the program with Honors and looks forward to continuing education in the future. Her immediate plans are to take the Paralegal Licensing Exam and then begin the process of becoming an Immigration Consultant. Throughout the schooling process Kyla learned that she had a passion for Immigration and has continued to put a lot of effort into learning as much as she can.
Kyla provides a full complement of professional services and support in all areas of the immigration practice. This includes preparing and submitting family class sponsorships, Permanent Resident Applications, work and study permit applications, Express Entry and much much more.
Kyla looks forward to assisting you with your immigration needs as well!
Sherry Teo Paralegal
Sherry received her Paralegal Diploma from Humber College. She is an experienced Immigration Assistant working primarily on Canadian immigration matters. Sherry has managed and prepared a variety of immigration applications for our clients. She has done extensive research in the Immigration Field. She has assisted with many different Immigration applications such as: Citizenship, Spousal Sponsorship, Express Entry, Permanent Resident Applications, Work Permits and much much more.
Sherry has gained firsthand knowledge on the assembly of various visa applications, and is an excellent addition to the Akrami & Associates Team!
Isaac Bonful, Legal Assistant
Isaac received his Diploma in Paralegal education from Humber College, and is currently working on attaining his Bachelor’s degree in the same. He is responsible for researching relevant immigration topics for the firm, curating part of the firm’s social media content, and a host of other duties that are building a solid foundation for our clients.
Isaac provides a full complement of professional services and support in all areas of the immigration practice. This includes preparing and submitting family class sponsorships, work permit applications, study permit applications, Economic Class immigration (Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, Express Entry), citizenship applications and other visa applications.
Isaac looks forward to assisting you with all your Immigration needs as well!
George A.Office Pet
George is the office pet. He has received no formal education however is an extremely fast learner. Prior to joining Akrami & Associates, he was busy lounging around and watching for the mail man to come by.
He enjoys long walks in the park and playing fetch. When George is not sleeping or playing with other Associates, he can be found curled up on the couch.
George looks forward to greeting you with a smile and freely accepts any petting you may offer. Wof Wof
Sean Azim, SEOSEO, 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.