Heather is a senior counsel in our Immigration Group in Montréal. Her practice focuses exclusively on immigration law, pertaining primarily to U.S. immigration matters including U.S. cross-border travel, non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas, citizenship and naturalization, U.S. waivers, employment based immigration, family based immigration, compliance with immigration laws, and consular processing.
Heather has extensive experience providing counsel to corporations of all sizes with regards to international mobility within in a variety of industry sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, consulting, information technology and energy.
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, she practiced Canadian and U.S. immigration law both independently and at a boutique immigration firm in Montréal where she provided comprehensive immigration services to both individuals and corporations. She also has experience in dispute resolution.
Heather received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montréal, a Juris Doctor with honours from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Laws degree in Banking and Financial Services Law from Boston University.
Heather was called to the Massachusetts Bar in 2001 and to the Québec Bar in 2002.
Heather is a member of the Bar of Montréal's Ethnocultural Diversity Committee and Contests Committee and serves as a mentor lawyer. She is an active member and Past President of the Lord Reading Law Society, and is a member of the Philanthropy Committee of the Habilitas Foundation.
Heather has led legal workshops for high school students on behalf of Educaloi, served as a Board Member of the Akiva School and participated on fundraising committees at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and MADA Food Bank.