MELO CARRASQUERO LLP
Passion. Experience. Diligence.
At Melo Carrasquero LLP, we strive to deliver a level of legal service like non-other. We are passionate about the legal system and helping clients achieve their legal goals.
Meet your legal team
Lawyers and Notary Public
Paola was born in Colombia and immigrated with her family to Canada when she was nine years old. After graduating from High School, Paola pursued her post-secondary studies at Carleton University, where she studied Criminology and Social Justice, with a concentration in Law and minor in Sociology.
Before attending law school, Paola worked as a law clerk and office administrator at a Boutique Immigration Law from 2008 to 2010. It was through her work there that she decided to pursue a career in law. Paola received her LL.B from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.
After completing her studies, she returned to Canada and continued to work at the same boutique firm while preparing her requirements with the National Committee of Accreditation to be licensed to practice law in Canada.
After concluding her articles at the same boutique firm, Paola briefly worked at an Engineering firm in the legal department and then went to work at The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples Legal Clinic before deciding to open Melo Law. After two years of operating her own firm, she decided to co-found Melo Carrasquero LLP.
In her career, Paola has represented clients from different backgrounds and different legal needs. Aside from assisting clients with their immigration needs, she also supports companies with their business affairs needs.
Paola is very passionate about social justice issues and community service. She has for over 4 years been volunteering at the Women's Centre in Oakville giving Pro Bono advice on immigration matters, among other pro-bono initiatives that she participates in her community.
Paola also teaches Family Class Immigration at Queens University Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law.
Paola is a member of the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association, the Canadian and Ontario Bar Association, Refugee Lawyers’ Association and other business organizations.
Paola is fluent in English and Spanish and conversant in French. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is passionate about horses and travelling.
Gloria is a Canadian and Venezuelan lawyer. She graduated in Caracas, Venezuela where she studied a Law Degree. In 2010, she emigrated to Canada with her husband and 3 children. She then began her journey to accredit her studies in order to practice as a lawyer in Canada. In 2017 she began her master’s program at the Osgoode law school at the University of York and obtained in 2018 the title of Master’s in Law (LLM). Gloria was called to the bar in 2019.
Gloria was a university professor where she taught Real Estate law and worked for many years in her country of Venezuela as a Private Lawyer. She also served as Chief Attorney of one of the most important Land Registries in Caracas associated with the Ministry of Justice.
Gloria has participated as a speaker in different events, where she has been invited to discuss the problems and challenges faced by workers and other members of the Hispanic community. She has also taught numerous sessions of Legal Professional Education, trying to educate workers in relation to their labor and immigration rights in Ontario and Canada.
Gloria has participated as a presenter on radio and television programs, where she has been invited to participate and speak on immigration issues, Employment Law, and Labour rights.
Gloria is very passionate about social justice and community problems. She speaks Spanish and English. And in her spare time, she likes to travel and enjoy her family's company.
Gloria is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Association and the Women's Law Association.
Meet Evelin, our legal and administrative assistant at Melo Carrasquero LLP.
Evelin is an integral part of our team, and her diverse range of skills and experiences make her an invaluable resource for our clients.
With a strong background in Library Science, Archeology, Documentation and Information Sciences, and a Bachelor's degree in Archival Sciences, Evelin brings extensive expertise in administrative functions. Her competence, thoroughness, critical thinking, multidisciplinary and creativity have proven to be invaluable assets to our firm. Evelin graduated from the Central University of Venezuela in 2012.
Evelin has nearly a decade of diverse experience, spanning administrative functions, including Human Resources and Information Management, as well as the legal field, and also has honed her skills and gained valuable expertise in customer service in Canada...
Saul is an internationally trained lawyer. He has been in the legal field for more than 35 years. Saul immigrated to Canada with his family in 2010, joined Melo Carrasquero LLP in 2022, and has been working in the accounting department and as a legal assistant since then.
Outside of his work Saul is a culinary enthusiast and artist.
We are a Canadian law firm located in the city of Toronto that offers legal services in the areas of Canadian Immigration law, Corporate Law, Wills and Estates and Notary Services.
The firm was co-founded by Paola Melo and Gloria Carrasquero.
- We offer our services in English and Spanish.
- We represent clients in Canada and abroad.
- We bring experience and professionalism to each case and we personalize our services to meet the individual needs of our clients.
Our commitment goes beyond legal representation, our intention is that our clients can achieve their legal goals, whether it is visiting, working or immigrating to Canada; assisting with the formation of a company or preparing a will.
We strive to make the experience throughout the legal process as comfortable as possible for our clients through personal and continuous communication.