About Andy Semotiuk
Andy J. Semotiuk is an EB-5 immigration attorney who practices with Pace Law Firm, located in Toronto, Canada. He is admitted to practice in New York, California, Alberta, and Ontario, British Columbia. He has experience with Canadian and U.S. immigration law and has more than 30 years of legal experience. He has assisted more than 15,000 clients with their legal problems throughout his career. Attorney Semotiuk has also traveled across the world to speak on immigration topics in locations such as the former Soviet Union, London, Hong Kong, India and Fiji.
Attorney Semotiuk graduated from the University of British Columbia’s joint commerce and law program in 1972. In 1974, he took the Ontario Bar exam after articling for a year. He then relocated to New York after practicing law in Toronto for a year and served as a correspondent for the United Nations between 1975 and 1977. During this time, he also took and passed the New York State Bar examination, thereby being admitted to the New York bar in 1977. Attorney Semotiuk then practiced with a New York law firm as well as with a law firm based in Toronto. Throughout this time, he traveled regularly between Toronto and New York and focused on cross-border immigration.
Attorney Semotiuk returned to his hometown of Edmonton after marrying in 1979, where he served as a senior intergovernmental officer for the Department of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Alberta Government. He then returned to private practice with Oshry and Company and then founded Semotiuk and Associates in 1981. He merged his firm with two others, becoming the founding partner of a firm with more than a dozen attorneys. While serving as this firm’s board of partners chairman, attorney Semotiuk worked on issues including U.S. and Canadian immigration issues, served on the Canadian Human Rights Commission Tribunal Panel, and assisted more than 300 Fijian refugees who escaped the Fijian Coup.
Attorney Semotiuk founded his own immigration law firm again in 1989 and ran it until he joined Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP in Los Angeles in 1999. While he continues his association with Manning and Kass, attorney Semotiuk now manages U.S. and Canadian immigration cases for Pace Law Firm in Toronto, Canada.