Will Tao, Barrister & Solicitor
Will Tao is an Associate at Larlee Rosenberg and provides legal services in all areas of Canadian immigration law. Will believes in a client-focused approach, one that allows the companies and individuals he works with to present their case to Canadian immigration authorities with the needed balance of honesty, simplicity, and creativity. Will has successfully assisted the Firm’s lawyers on several challenging, high profile cases involving employers and individuals alike.
Prior to joining Larlee Rosenberg, Will completed his articles at the firm under partner, Ryan Rosenberg. Prior to that Will completed his summer articles with Heenan Blaikie in Vancouver, focusing on corporate-commercial law and investor immigration. Will has also completed numerous legal internships, including with Sanofi in Shanghai, Haworth and Lexon Law Firm in Chongqing, and as a student caseworker in Immigration with Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre.
Will studied International Relations and History at UBC (with a focus on migration history) before attending the University of Ottawa for law school. At the University of Ottawa, Will co-founded the University of Ottawa Business Law Clinic, Canada’s first bilingual, bijural pro-bono business law clinic. In his final year of law school, Will spent a semester abroad in Chongqing and achieved Dean’s Honour List in his final year.
Will is proficient in Mandarin and enjoys sharing his experiences as a second-generation Chinese-Canadian. In his spare time, Will enjoys mentoring young lawyers and students and writing and blogging about immigration related issues.