About CBV

Cross Border Visas (CBV) is a U.S. Business Immigration Law Firm based in the Greater Toronto Area, and Vancouver, B.C. Canada. We assist clients worldwide with a variety of U.S. immigration issues, including: nonimmigrant work visa applications (H-1B, TN, E-1, E-2, L-1, O-1), employment based permanent residence (PERM, EB-1, NIW), corporate compliance, family based permanent residence (I-130), waivers of inadmissibility (I-192, I-212), citizenship, and formal renunciation of U.S. Citizenship.

Our firm is led by attorneys Mark C. Dey and Douglas A. Cowgill. Mark has over 20 years of experience representing major multinational corporations, start-ups and individuals as a U.S. immigration attorney and is licensed in the State of Michigan, the State of Illinois, and is a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Ontario. Douglas is an experienced U.S. immigration attorney licensed in the State of Washington and a Practitioner of Foreign Law with the Law Society of British Columbia. The firm is also supported by Ronald A. Zisman, a U.S. immigration lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience, who serves in an Of Counsel capacity.

The goal of CBV’s U.S. immigration lawyers is to assist clients of all types in achieving their U.S. immigration goals. We focus exclusively on U.S. immigration law, staying up to date with the most recent changes and processing times for each particular type of application, to ensure that our clients receive the best advice in this area. Whether your goal is to live in the U.S. permanently or to come for a short visit, we will help you every step of the way and keep you informed throughout the process.

About Mark

Mark C. Dey is a partner of Cross Border Visas, U.S. Business Immigration Lawyers and one of Canada’s leading US immigration attorneys having focused exclusively on US immigration law for over two decades.

Throughout his career, Mark has served as US immigration counsel to Fortune 500 companies, as well as to small businesses and individuals in all aspects of business and family immigration. Representative matters include non-immigrant work visas, permanent residence/green card, citizenship matters as well as corporate compliance.

Mark brings large firm expertise in a more client focused setting at Cross Border Visas. His clients have included leading software, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, mining, energy, health care, engineering, professional services, banking, fiber-optic and airline firms as well as many medium and small enterprises, including start-up business, entertainers and athletes.

Mark is admitted to the state bars of Michigan and Illinois, is further admitted to practice before the United States District Court for Eastern Michigan and the United States District Court for Northern Illinois. He has a Foreign Legal Consultant permit granted by the Law Society of Ontario and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Prior to entering into partnership with Douglas, Mark was a founding partner and US team leader for one of Canada’s largest immigration firms, and has practiced US immigration law in the Detroit, Chicago and Toronto areas.

About Doug

Douglas A. Cowgill is a partner of Cross Border Visas, U.S. Business Immigration Lawyers. He is a U.S. licensed attorney and a licensed Practitioner of Foreign Law with the British Columbia Law Society. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Previously, he worked for one of the largest immigration firms in North America, assisting individuals and corporations of all sizes with a vast array of immigration services, including nonimmigrant work visas, green cards, waivers of inadmissibility and US renunciation of citizenship applications.

One of his primary goals is to develop meaningful relationships with his clients so that they feel confident about the attorney handling their case. He represents clients with a wide variety of U.S. immigration applications, including TN visas, E-1 visas, E-2 visas, H-1B visas, L-1 visas, green cards through family sponsorship, green cards through employment, renunciation of US Citizenship and waivers of inadmissibility.

He earned a B.A. degree and a J.D. degree, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.