Shameen Woods

Senior Associate, U.S. Immigration, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Shameen is a Senior Manager and Senior U.S. attorney with more than ten years’ experience practicing exclusively in the field of U.S. corporate immigration and nationality law. She provides business-immigration services - including strategic counselling - to large multi-national corporations from a wide variety of industries; among them telecommunications, financial services, transportation and consulting.

Her legal experience includes advising and counselling corporations and their employees on U.S. immigration law and corporate compliance, assisting corporate and individual clients in obtaining admission to the U.S. through various non-immigrant and immigrant visas, advising on written submissions and representing clients before governmental bodies such as Customs and Border Protection, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State and submitting applications for temporary work permits, permanent residence and family-based immigration.

  • LL.M., Temple University

  • LL.B., University of London, England

  • B.A., York University

  • Called to the Michigan State Bar

  • Volunteer, Evergreen Youth Shelter

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  • Member, AILA Canada Chapter Liaison Committee

  • Member, AILA Canada Executive Committee

  • Past Chair, AILA Canada Chapter