Our Team

Mitchell Goldberg, B.A., LL.B.

Mitchell Goldberg, B.A., LL.B.
Tel: +1 514-844-7528
Fax: +1 514-807-4302
adjointe@mitchellgoldberg.ca

Mitchell Goldberg, B.A., LL.B.

Mitchell Goldberg, B.A. (Carleton University) 1981; LL.B. (University of Quebec in Montreal [UQAM]) 1987, was admitted to the Quebec Bar Association as a lawyer in 1989. He began his Montreal based refugee and immigration law practice after volunteering for a human rights organization in Guatemala.

Mitchell’s law practice focuses on immigration and refugee litigation, including family sponsorship appeals, residency obligation appeals and admissibility appeals. He regularly represents clients before all four divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board, as well as the Federal Court. He also represents clients in their refugee claims and applications for family class sponsorship and permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Mitchell speaks English, French, and Spanish.

Mitchell regularly lectures on refugee law to lawyers, NGOs, and students. He has also appeared before parliamentary committees reviewing refugee, immigration and citizenship bills on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association, the Quebec Bar Association, the Canadian Council for Refugees, and the Jewish Refugee Action Network.

Mitchell is the Past President of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. He is also a member of the Immigration Committee of the Quebec Bar Association, the Federal Court’s Immigration Bench- Bar Liaison Committee, and he is an executive member of the Jewish Refugee Action Network.


David Berger, B.A., B.C.L.

David Berger, B.A., B.C.L.
Tel: +1 514-284-1157
Fax: +1 514-221-3299
david.berger@cilaw.ca

David Berger, B.A., B.C.L.

David Berger, B.A. (Toronto) 1971; B.C.L. (McGill) 1975, was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1986.

David relies on a unique experience in elective office, diplomacy, business, and law in advising and representing his clients.

From 1979 to 1994, David served as a Member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the constituencies of Laurier and St-Henri-Westmount.

From 1995 to 1999, David served as Canadian ambassador to the State of Israel, representative to the Palestinian Authority and High Commissioner to Cyprus.

Earlier in his career, from 1975 to 1979, David was executive vice-president of the Montreal Alouette Football Club, Inc. In 1978-1979, he served as President of the Canadian Football League.

David assists people in applications for temporary and permanent residence, including work and study permits and visitor visas, skilled worker applications, business immigration, family sponsorships and humanitarian and compassionate applications.

He represents clients in refugee claims, appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division, and judicial review applications to the Federal Court of Canada and the Quebec Superior Court.

David speaks English, French and Spanish.

David is a member of AQAADI (L’Association Québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration), the Canadian Bar Association (Immigration Section), the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the Jewish Refugee Action Network, and an associate member of the Canadian Council for Refugees.

David is a director of several not for profit organizations including the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO), the Jerusalem Foundation of Canada, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Canada), and the Trevor Williams Kids Foundation.


Stephen De Four-Wyre, B.Mus., B.C.L., LL.B., M.A.

Stephen De Four-Wyre
B.Mus., B.C.L., LL.B., M.A.

Tel: +1 514-284-1157
Fax: +1 514-221-3299
stephen.defour-wyre@cilaw.ca

Stephen De Four-Wyre, B.Mus., B.C.L., LL.B., M.A.

Stephen De Four-Wyre, B.Mus. (McGill) 2010; B.C.L., LL.B. (McGill) 2014; M.A. (McGill) 2017, was admitted to the Law Society of Ontario in 2016 and the Barreau du Québec (c.l.a.) in 2017. He joined Goldberg Berger in September 2017. He practices immigration, citizenship, and refugee law.

Stephen is a director of several not-for-profit organizations, including Action LGBTQ with Immigrants and Refugees (AGIR) and Saint Columba House. He also holds the position of Legal Consultant to the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR).

Stephen teaches law at Concordia University and is a frequent guest lecturer on the subject at Dawson College.

Stephen is a member of AQAADI (Association Québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration), the Canadian Bar Association (Immigration Section), and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL).

Stephen speaks English and French.


Sarah Dennene, LL.B., LL.M.

Sarah Dennene, LL.B., LL.M.
Tel: +1 438-788-0880
Fax: +1 438-788-0880
sarah.dennene@cilaw.ca

Sarah Dennene, LL.B., LL.M.

Sarah Dennene is a member of the Barreau du Québec (2012) and the Law Society of New Brunswick. Sarah brings to her clients experience and knowledge in the field of immigration law, refugee law and other areas of law, including children’s rights. Sarah provides her clients with services that are accessible and personalized for them to effectively assert their rights.

Convinced that we need to work towards greater access to justice, Sarah is involved in the legal community and beyond. She sits on various committees of the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a director of the New Brunswick Refugee Clinic, where she has served as a supervising lawyer and successfully argued several cases.

Sarah, who holds a Master’s degree in international law, has served as a law clerk for Justice Michel M. J. Shore of the Federal Court of Canada. For almost five years, Sarah was the director of Research, Education and Outreach at the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate in New Brunswick. In that role, she was responsible for several large-scale projects and acted as an advisor in the field of children’s rights.

A recognized speaker and lecturer, Sarah is regularly invited to speak on human rights issues nationally and internationally.

Sarah is fluent in French and English


Mary-Lou Roberts Docherty, Legal Assistant

Mary-Lou Roberts Docherty
Legal Assistant
Tel: +1 514-844-7528
Fax: +1 514-807-4302
adjointe@mitchellgoldberg.ca

Mary-Lou Roberts Docherty, Legal Assistant

 

Mary-Lou Roberts Docherty has a B.A. in Applied Social Science from Concordia University in Montreal (1995). She is the daughter of Dutch immigrants who came to Canada in 1953.

She began working in the field of refugees in 1989, first as a volunteer and later in 1995 as a front line worker in a shelter for women and children asylum seekers. She was the private refugee sponsorship coordinator at Action Réfugiés Montréal from 2009 to 2013 (part-time).

She has been working for Mitchell Goldberg since 2008.


Rita Hamel, Legal Assistant

Rita Hamel
Legal Assistant
Tel: +1 514-284-1157
Fax: +1 514-221-3299
rita.hamel@cilaw.ca

Rita Hamel, Legal Assistant

 

Rita has a B.A. in Modern Languages (Italian and German) from McGill University (1990).

She worked for nine years as Assistant to the Legal Officer in the Montreal office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) before becoming David Berger’s legal assistant in 2012.

She speaks English and French, as well as some basic Spanish and Italian.