Pantea JafariLead Counsel
H.J. (Yehuda) LevinsonSenior Counsel
Sina SotudehniaHead of Network
Sousan FirooziFarsi Administrator
Dr. Manouchehr TorabiSchool Admissions
As lead counsel, Pantea oversees all cases flowing through Jafari Law. Since opening Jafari Law in 2012, Pantea has successfully helped hundreds of individuals and families looking to immigrate to Canada temporarily and permanently and to maintain their status once obtained.
Pantea obtained an honors BA in Individualized studies with a decided focus on human rights and international law from York University. She obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa with a specialization in International Law.
As a first generation Canadian, Pantea is readily able to appreciate the experiences of those aspiring for a future in Canada, and those struggling to maintain the status they have acquired. Her ability to connect with the experiences of her clients not only enables her to better tell their stories and explain their circumstances, but to also advocate for result-oriented solutions in the at-times inflexible system of immigration rules and regulations.
Pantea has always been active in various legal and community organizations over the years, which volunteerism she has maintained since opening her practice. Presently, she serves on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s Anti-Racism Committee. She is a previous board member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and International Law Section, the Canadian Muslim Lawyer’s Association, the Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals, to name a few. She has also appeared before various Parliamentary Committees at the House and Senate level on
behalf of some of these organizations.
Prior to her legal practice, Pantea owned and operated a mid-sized corporation, worked for a foreign government drafting national child-welfare policies, and interned at an international law firm in Madrid, Spain.
H.J. (Yehuda) Levinson
Jafari Law is pleased to announce that H.J. (Yehuda) Levinson is now associated with the firm as Senior Counsel. For more than thirty-five years, Yehuda Levinson has become well known for his willingness to resolve the most difficult cases and his personal concern for clients. We are excited to have him join our team through the Halifax office.
I, Myself Immigrated to Canada.
What you didn’t know:
I enjoy travelling.
Pinaz Marolia is a Lawyer, in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Ms. Marolia’s prior work experience includes being employed at a mid-sized firm providing immigration services to corporations and individuals. In her position, Ms. Marolia successfully worked on numerous temporary and permanent residence applications, and also represented individuals at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD). Ms. Marolia completed her Articles within the Immigration Division of a professional services firm, specializing in corporate immigration.
Ms. Marolia is a graduate of the University of Toronto (HBA), and University of Leicester (LLB), and a member of the Canadian Bar Association. Ms. Marolia enjoys reading, spinning, yoga and travelling during her spare time.
Mr. Bashir facilitated and assisted the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Law, Pakistan in formulating and data consolidation of the periodic review for Human Rights Committee of UN (The United Nations) for the ratified conventions by Pakistan. Additionally he also assisted and participated in various Federal Human Rights Policy Frame work meetings, consequently gaining a tremendous amount of exposure in Research and Human Rights.
During the course of his education he was extensively involved in various national mooting competitions securing many awards as well as a position for Chief Coordinator; BU Law Moot Society for two consecutive years. Many moot prepositions involved extensive presenting, oratory, organizing and drafting skills on legal and human rights issues, which eventually increased, and enhanced his knowledge and abilities on many subjects. His speaking abilities have been utilized at many forums such as coaching freshmen for mooting competitions, debating events, motivational guest lecturers etc.
Mr. Bashir also writes research articles and acts as an International editor in Canada for a Legal Magazine holding a few publications to his name. He was introduced to Canadian Immigration law when he joined an immigration consultancy firm as an Immigration Case Analyst. He continued with the firm for over a year before he joined Jafari Law for his articles of clerkship. He is currently employed at Jafari Law and aims to be called to the bar by 2019.
Head of Network
Sina was born in Iran where he always blended continuing education in IT related fields with being an instructor of same. He has more than 30 years or work history in the IT development, training and support industry, with more than 20,000 hours of training on Windows, MS-Excel, TCP/IP networking and Internet platforms. Some highlights from his 30 year career include: working at the computer department of the Trade Ministry in 1985 as a pioneer in the IT field when technology and basic computer functions were beyond the grasp of many; being an AutoCAD instructor to various manufacturers and in various cities throughout Iran; being the Windows course designer and instruction for IBM Iran, or Dadeh Pardazi as it is presently known; to being the supervisor of non-symmetric internet service provider installer team.
Upon immigrating to Canada in 2002 with his wife and 2 daughters, Sina has taken up a second career alongside his IT skills – that of a licensed insurance agent. Sina obtained his Life License Qualification in 2006, allowing him to provide information and advice on the insurance needs of our clients. Given Canadian immigration is slowly moving towards online applications as opposed to paper based, having the right technology, software and training is vital to the practice. While tending to all our team and our client’s technological needs, Sina ensures we have everything we need to move efficiently through the ever-changing immigration and digital world.
Sousan graduated from the University of Mysore in Iran, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science – Physics. Her passion for physics led her to teach physics for multiple pre-universities in Esfahan, Iran for 25+ years.
During the Iran and Iraq war, she decided to immigrate to Canada for a better life. Having first-hand experience with the difficulties and struggles one goes through in their efforts to immigrate to and settle in Canada allows Sousan to offer the peace of mind that only the finest customer care will provide.
Dr. Manouchehr Torabi
Dr. Torabi was born in Abadan, Iran. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Urmia University in Iran. He then obtained his Master of Science in Irrigation & Drainage from Shiraz University in Iran. To finish off his educational journey, he obtained his PhD in Subsurface Drip Irrigation from Central Queensland University, in Rockhampton, Australia. Throughout his PhD studies, he conducted research experiments in the field of irrigation and drainage and collaborated with international scientists in joint research projects.
With over 20 years of experience in translation, research and studies, Dr. Torabi will work with you towards finding the perfect school and program for your specific needs. With personal experience in all levels of formal education, Dr. Torabi knows the importance of being able to effectively communicate your passion for your chosen program of study in order to secure admission to desired programs, and works with you to effectively do so.