Pilkington Immigration in Ottawa, ON
Gilbert Pilkington, B.S., M.S., J.D., Lawyer
Gilbert was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and served as chief of the Health Services Management Division from 1998-2005. After his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Masters of Science in Health Systems at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia, Gilbert completed his Juris Doctor of Law at the University of Tulsa in 2007 and was called to the Bar in Oklahoma. Gilbert is engaged in family law and serves as the U.S.-based agent for immigration visa applications. Gilbert is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
A. Joseph Maloney, B.Sc, M.B.A., J.D., Lawyer
Mr. Maloney was born in Toronto, Ontario and completed his Juris Doctor of Law and Masters in Business Administration at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma in 2009 where he was awarded the Ronald Brochstein Prize for Excellence in Sports Law.
Following an athletics career that saw him compete for Canada internationally in track and field and set two Canadian relay records, Mr. Maloney coached for six years at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.
Mr. Maloney works on immigration for athletes and coaches and his immigration practice also includes waivers, work permits, permanent residency and citizenship applications, both in the United States and Canada.
He has been called to the Bar in the United States (Oklahoma) and is a foreign legal consultant (Ontario, New Brunswick, Alberta, Saskatchewan). He is also called to the Bar in Canada (Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia). He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Sports Lawyers Association, and serves as the Chairman of the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame. He has published a biography of "John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History" with the University of Arkansas Press in 2013.
Yosheel B. Bangaroo, L.L.B.
Yosheel is a bi-jural lawyer originally qualified at the old Inns of Court in London, UK. He read law in the south-east of England in Canterbury with a European exchange program in Bordeaux, France where he was awarded an LL.B in English and French Law.
After his articling in bay street at major Canadian chartered bank, he got licensed in Ontario. He also articled and worked in offshore magic circle law firm in the exotic French-speaking jurisdiction of l’île Maurice where he was born and raised.
He has been nominated by the Government of Ontario under the French skilled foreign worker stream express route in late 2017 to come to immigrate and settle in Canada.
He presently works on immigration files relating to permanent residency, federal court and IRB/IAD appeals, working holiday, visitor, spousal sponsorship, non-LMIA work permits, refugee and asylum, as well as provincial nominee.
Yosheel has been called to the bar in England & Wales, Mauritius island and Canada (Ontario).
He is in the process to gain practising status as a Solicitor in the UK.
Margaret Wilson, B.S. J.D, Lawyer
Margaret was born and raised in the United States and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Oral Roberts University as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa. She was called to the State Bar of Florida and is a licensed Foreign Legal Consultant in the province of Ontario.
Punam Kumar, J.D, LL.M, Licensed Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
Punam received her Juris Doctor and Masters in Law from the United States and was called to the California bar before moving to Canada and becoming an immigration consultant. She handles Canadian immigration matters for business and families. She is a foreign legal consultant that is also authorized to handle US immigration matters for businesses.
Helen Fiallos, B.A., Licensed Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
Helen received her Bachelor of Arts from York University and later became an immigration consultant with nearly twenty years of experience in Canadian immigration handling business and family applications. She oversees the economic immigration, business visas and all temporary resident visas and works in the Vaughan office.
Aderinmola Utake, LL.B, Licensed Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
Aderinmola received her Bachelors of Laws and was called to the bar in Nigeria before immigrating to Canada and becoming an immigration consultant in Canada where she handles Canadian immigration matters for business and families.
Sherrie Tiessen, Licensed Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
Sherrie has worked at the Kitchener Waterloo Multi-Cultural Center and Phipps Immigration for several years before joining Pilkington. She handles Canadian immigration files for families and individuals.
Mark Armanious, LL.B., J.D.
Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Sunderland as well as a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Liberty University in Virginia. Mark’s J.D. is accompanied with a Certificate of Concentration in International Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is a licensed Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Ontario.
Mark’s experience watching his parents settle in Canada made him recognize a need for advocacy when maneuvering through immigration laws and is motivated to help people get to the United States. Mark’s experience contributes to his practice and helps him work with clients from different backgrounds.
John Lasseigne, J.D., B.A. M.Div
John graduated from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana with a Juris Doctor of Law before being called to the State Bar of Texas. He has practised immigration law for over a decade. He is handling files related to family green cards and non-immigrant and immigrant waivers.
Jun Hernandez, LL.B., Licensed Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
Jun received his Bachelor of Law in the Philippines before immigrating to Canada, where he became an immigration consultant and teaches a course in immigration law at Anderson College.
Elizabeta Wegryzn, Senior Legal Clerk
Elizabeta immigrated to Canada in 1984 from Poland where she held a Master’s Degree in Law and practised law. She assists with United States citizenship and fiance applications.
Adriana Cuchi, Legal Clerk
Adriana practised law in Brazil before immigrating to Canada. She assists with family-based immigration to Canada in the Guelph office.
Melanie Fiallos, Legal Clerk
Melanie assists with non-immigrant waivers to the United States, as well as economic immigration, business visas and all temporary resident visas to Canada in the Vaughan office.
Grace Friesen, Legal Clerk
Grace assists with family-based immigration to the United States, as well as family-based and refugee immigration to Canada out of both the Guelph and Kitchener offices.
Aalam Gill, Legal Clerk
Aalam assists with family-based and humanitarian immigration and citizenship to Canada in the Burlington office.
Natalia Japor, Legal Clerk
Natalia practised law in Brazil before immigrating to Canada. She assists with economic immigration, business visas and all temporary resident visas to Canada in the Toronto office.
Ishaan Jethi, Legal Clerk
Ishaan assists with business work permits as well as non-immigrant and immigrant waivers to the United States in the Guelph office.
Song-ie Kim, Legal Clerk
Song-ie Kim immigrated to Canada from South Korea. She assists with family-based immigration as well as rehabilitation and record suspension applications to Canada in the Kitchener office.
Jim Parcels, Office Administration
Jim manages client intake, translation and external correspondence for all offices and has a business background in information technology and sports management.