Naushad Ahmed, BA(hons), LLb is the principal lawyer at the Equity Law Group. After completing his degree in economics and politics from the University of London, Naushad went on to study law at York Law School in England, and was qualified as a lawyer in the United Kingdom in October 1994. Naushad led a highly distinguished practice with leading London law firms, gaining substantial experience in all major areas of law, and representing a diverse range of clients. Following this successful career in London, England, spanning 16 years, Naushad moved to British Columbia where he qualified and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2010. His vast experience includes real estate, business transactions, ICBC claims & litigation and most other areas of general practice.
Giovanni Mata is an associate lawyer at the Equity Law Group and was called to the Bar in 2016. Prior to joining the firm as an Articling student, he headed his immigration consulting office as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with specialization in immigration litigation and appeals, inadmissibility proceedings, business immigration, LMIA applications, work permit for NAFTA professionals, temporary and permanent residency applications. Giovanni is also a lawyer in the Philippines and still a member of good standing of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Before coming to Canada in 2012, he was into private law practice for over ten (10) years, specializing in litigation, appeals, immigration and business law in the Philippines. He is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®). Giovanni’s practice covers immigration and refugee law, personal injury/ICBC claims, family law, and litigation.
Ramez Alam is a lawyer at the Equity Law Group. Ramez obtained his J.D. from Thompson Rivers University in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of British Columbia in 2012. Prior to joining the firm as an articling student, he worked with both a leading family law practice in the downtown Vancouver area and a commercial real estate firm. Ramez has represented clients at both the provincial and supreme court level, in mediations, and in case conferences. Additionally, he has helped with the acquisition and sales of major downtown Vancouver properties. Ramez was involved in the law school community in several ways. He was a director of the South Asian Law Students’ Association, was enrolled in the TRU Environmental Law Club, and was an active member of a variety of intramural teams.
Munir Riasat is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Munir immigrated to Canada in 1980, and learned, first-hand, the challenges and difficulties individuals face when moving to a new country. He persevered though, and went on to a successful career in international business and human resource consulting.
In 1998 with his personal experience of immigrating in mind, Mr. Riasat decided to make helping other immigrants his life work and started to work as immigration consultant. He practices in all areas of immigration, including appearing before the Immigration Appeal Division, Refugee Protection Division and Immigration Division.
Today, Munir is one of the most respected immigration consultants in B.C. He was formerly an instructor for the Immigration Diploma Program at Ashton College, and co-authored the on-line Immigration Diploma Program curriculum program for the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC). Moreover, he served as National Director of Education for the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC). As a result of his expertise, Munir has been asked to make presentations at immigration conferences throughout the country and is often quoted in local and national media.
In addition to our full time team, we have a vast array of professionals on board on an “as- needed” and “on-call” basis. This provides our client with the ability to hire and retain qualified people of the highest caliber and expertise in any given field.