A photographic portrait of George Reis

George Reis

Managing Partner

Business Immigration Law / Americas Leader, Global Immigration

Office Toronto

George is a business immigration lawyer with more than 20 years of experience assisting clients with immigration and citizenship law matters. He has a special focus on navigating cross-border movement and access for employment, business development and foreign investment purposes.

George joined EY Law as an associate lawyer in 1998. He became a partner in 2005, and a managing partner in 2012.

As managing partner of the immigration practice at EY Law, George leads a team of over 240 US and Canadian immigration professionals in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Together, they provide comprehensive immigration services to clients from coast to coast.

As the Americas leader of EY’s Global Immigration Services practice, George is a member of the executive management team that provides strategic oversight for EY’s global immigration business. He’s responsible for the execution of the global strategy within the Americas area.

George also leads several large client engagements where he coordinates EY’s global immigration services network in as many as 140 different country locations for North American multinational clients.


George holds an LL.B. and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario. He’s a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association (citizenship and immigration section), the Canadian Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Canada chapter) and the International Bar Association.

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