is experienced in handling high-volume cases and negotiating agreements with senior foreign immigration officials at ports-of-entry, visa offices and pre-approval units to streamline the immigration process.He
has conducted numerous conferences and seminars on business immigration in Canada and the U.S.
broad base of knowledge and experience with Canadian immigration includes understanding the Business Visitor category and the narrow definition of business meetings, securing pre-approvals for work permits within 48 to 72 hours and dealing with the Regional Foreign Worker Unit.He
counsels clients regarding the flexibility of the Canadian immigration system, Canada as an alternative to the H-1B cap in the U.S., NAFTA work permits, the consequences of past criminality and waiver of inadmissibility to Canada, permanent residency, the country's advantageous and innovative point systems and other Canadian citizenship and residency requirements.Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ben Hamou was an associate with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in that firm's Atlanta office.He
B.C.L (with distinction) and his LL.B. (with distinction) from McGill University and his B.B.A. (with great distinction) from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal.He
is licensed to practice law in Canada.