David possesses more than seventeen years of blue-chip Canadian and U.S. immigration experience including stints in major metropolitan centers in Toronto and Silicon Valley. David has represented leading companies in many industries including health care, high tech, bio/pharmaceutical, scientific instruments, graphic arts, special effects, consulting, and financial services. He prides himself on his long-term client relationships based on trust, excellent service, and a partnering approach.
David is a frequent commentator on immigration matters through public speaking engagements to HR groups (such as SHRM, BAPRM, WINGs, LRHMA), expat groups, corporate clients, and interested employer groups who need direction on immigration compliance. He has also contributed to legislative initiatives by assisting SHRM and AILA, and individually for corporate clients. He has testified multiple times at the Nebraska Judiciary Committee on various immigration issues including proposed restrictive immigration legislation and the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA in United States v. Windsor, 113 S. Ct. (2013). He is also active on a state-wide immigration coalition lobbying for immigration reform, and he is involved in counselling many Angel and VC backed startups on immigration issues.
David was born in Canada and moved to the U.S. in late 2000, where he held a TN, H-1, and then Permanent Residence before becoming a U.S. Citizen in 2008. He’s experienced the immigration bureaucracy first hand and lived to tell about it…
David is an avid runner and loves nature and travel. He enjoys raising his three children Parker, Penelope, and Thatcher with his wife Jenni. His son Thatcher has encountered a number of developmental delays and this has spurred David’s passion for creating more accessibility for kids with disabilities.
University of Windsor, School of Law
University of Toronto, Erindale Campus with specialist in Philosophy, minor in Politics and Economics
Nebraska State Bar Association
California State Bar Association
Law Society of Upper Canada
American Immigration Lawyers Association – Iowa/Nebraska and NorCal Chapters
American Bar Association