Our Team

Pantea Jafari

Pantea Jafari

Lead Counsel
Senior Counsel

As lead counsel, Pantea is a member of the law society of Ontario (LSO) and oversees all cases flowing through Jafari Law. Pantea has experience in all aspects of the immigration law and represents clients in all related matters. Pantea opened Jafari Law in 2012, and has successfully helped hundreds of individuals looking to temporarily and permanently immigrate to Canada.

Pantea obtained an honors BA in Individualized studies with a decided focus on human rights and international law. She obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa.

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 present 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 committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section as well as serving on the board of the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association. She is a previous board member of the Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals, as well as serving for several years on the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s International Law Section. Based on the success of her present practice, she has been invited to speak at various legal and community information seminars throughout Canada and abroad.

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.

Sousan Firoozi

Sousan Firoozi

Farsi Administrator
Farsi Administrator
Sousan is head of the Farsi administration department at Jafari Law. Sousan will be your initial point of contact for your consultation needs and thereafter. She will help walk you through the ins and outs of working with our office to ensure your matter begins on the right path and stays on that path until, with hope, successful completion.

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. Manouchehr Torabi

School Admissions
School Admissions
Dr. Torabi focuses on Jafari Law’s school admission applications and also serves as our in-house Farsi-English translator. He regularly communicates with colleges and universities to find the best program for you in light of your priorities for your educational path. As international students make up a great percentage of immigrants in Canada, understanding each client’s priorities for their future in terms of education, career path and personal circumstances, allows Dr. Torabi to help you pick and gain admission to a program of study that best positions you for the future you desire.

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.

Pinaz Marolia

Pinaz Marolia

Lawyer
Lawyer
What you should know:
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.

Aamar Bashir

Aamar Bashir

Articling Student
Articling Student
Mr. Bashir is a foreign- trained lawyer studying towards his Solicitors/ Barristers Bar Exams to Practice law in Canada. He currently holds a BA / LLB (Hons) degree and has previously worked in various prestigious organizations. He started his career with internships at a top-tier law firm of the region; RIAA Barker Gillette (Pakistan) and with The Government of Pakistan; Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights (Human Rights Wing). At RIAA Barker Gillette, Mr. Bashir was responsible for various assigned tasks ranging from legal research, drafting memos and proofreading contracts on matters of Commercial and Corporate nature.
 
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.
Sina Sotudehnia

Sina Sotudehnia

Head of Network
Head of Network
Sina is the Jafari Law technology support and help desk Representative. He provides technical support for all hardware and/or software related issues for staff and clients at our firm.

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.