Gary has a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences with distinction from the University of Lethbridge and a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University . He is an active member of the Bar of Alberta and an inactive member of the Bar of British Columbia. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is an AILA mentor.
He is a member of the immigration law, business law, real estate, wills and estates, and aboriginal law subsections of the Canadian Bar Association.
Gary has practiced American and Canadian immigration law for 30 years. The firm has also obtained visas in various other countries including Australia and Ireland. His Canadian immigration practice includes all areas except refugee law. His American practice focuses on business, investment, family and admissibility issues. Included in the admissibility practice are the processing of record suspensions (pardons) in Canada and immigrant and non-immigrant waivers of inadmissibility in the United States.
A native of Chandigarh India Shubhankar graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2013 majoring in Indian Common law from Kurukshetra University Haryana India. As soon as Shubhankar was called to the bar in September 2013, he joined a Chandigarh law firm ARTLO (A.R.Takkar Law Offices) India as an Associate Lawyer where he gained experience in litigation. In early 2014, Shubhankar began to appear before Punjab & Haryana High Court and litigated in real estate, family and constitutional matters.
He started practicing independently in September 2016 and represented corporate real estate companies including DPL Homes, Citi Tech Townships, DLF India, Spelndor Landbase. He gained expertise in challenging validity of the actions of governments which were against the Constitution of India by representing the affected individual parties.
During his career from September 2013 to May 2022, he had an outstanding record of handling criminal matters as well, he appeared for people who were in custody pending trials for many years and got them out of judicial custody on bail. He appeared in various anticipatory bail matters where people were accused of serious charges. See the link of various important judgments passed by Punjab & Haryana High Court in plentiful matters where Shubhankar Baweja appeared.
Shubhankar moved to Calgary in June 2022 having already enrolled himself as an NCA student in September 2021 and passed his NCA requirements in October 2022. He possesses Certificate of Qualification from The Federation of Law Societies of Canada and has been approved by the Law Society of Alberta as a Student-at-Law.
He joined Hansen and Company in July 2022 and worked as a paralegal until January 17 2023 when he began his articles. He will focus his practice in Canadian & US Immigration Law, Real Estate Law and Litigation in complex Family and civil matters. He speaks Punjabi, Hindi and English.