Butkowsky Immigration Law Review

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An Immigration and Refugee Lawyer

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Larry Butkowsky is a Canadian barrister and solicitor that specializes in Canadian immigration and refugee law. Larry Butkowsky has a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. He founded Butkowsky Immigration Law in 1992 and has been practicing law since.

Larry and his team are more than capable of assisting you with any of your immigration needs. Larry is also advocates for clients in immigration litigation, appeals, judicial reviews, hearings and deportation proceedings. Mr. Butkowsky has more than two decades of experience and he has earned the respect of the Toronto legal community.larry butkowsky


The Website and Social Media

The website for Butkowsky Immigration Law is easy to use and provides you with all the necessary information. One thing that we didn’t like is that it feels a bit cluttered and sometimes there is too much writing. There is a one paragraph that is provided on every page and it felt a bit like over-kill. The website for Butkowsky Immigration Law was created in September 2010.

Even though Larry specialises in immigration and refugee law, there is still information about the different visa options for you to read through. There is also a blog for you to read but the last post was from the 8th of July. The articles are interesting and relevant so it would be nice to see more regular postings. There are also quite a few testimonials that are provided for you to read through, which is always beneficial.

There are links to the social media pages from the Butkowsky Immigration Law website but they are right at the top of the page and can be easily missed. The Facebook page has 559 likes and was created in 2013. There are regular posts to the page about things that are happening in Canada, which provide insight to people considering to immigrate to Canada. There isn’t much traffic through the page from what we can see. There is also a Google + page,  it has the same articles as the Facebook page.

We found a video on YouTube of Larry Butkowsky and we are unsure why he never put it on his website as people like to watch videos when going through a website. The website doesn’t have a terms and conditions, a privacy policy or a refund policy. This is always reason to be concerned.



Butkowsky Immigration Law’s website is easy to use and provides you with the information that you need about immigration, although it can sometimes be a bit vague. One thing that we found very troubling is that when we did a lawyer search, we could not find Larry Butkowsky anywhere as a lawyer. We looked on the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Law List and Toronto Lawyers.ca. This is very concerning.

The law firm has quite a poor social media presence, we feel like there is a Facebook page just to tick a box even though the articles are relevant. On Butkowsky Immigration Law’s LinkedIn page it indicates that Larry speaks French too, why isn’t there an option for the website to be viewed in French?

The biggest concern that we have with Butkowsky Immigration Law is that the lawyer, Larry Butkowsky, couldn’t be found on any lawyer search. The testimonials do put us at ease.

If you have dealt with Butkowsky Immigration Law pleas leave a comment in our comments section below. We would love to get feedback from previous clients.

The Review

6 Score


The Good

  • There are client testimonials

The Bad

  • There is no terms an conditions, privacy policy or refund policy
  • Larry Butkowsky couldn't be found as a lawyer


  • Company Identity 50%
  • Legitimacy 70%
  • Features 60%
  • Service Feedback 70%
  • Published Content 50%
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Discussion about this review

  1. I am just writing to clarify some of the information contained in your review. I am Larry Butkowsky and came across this review a few days back. In the review you cite the fact that my name could not be verified on the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Law List and Toronto Lawyers.ca. There is a good reason for this. Larry is a short form for Lawrence and this is my legal official name. It is Lawrence Butkowsky which is registered with the Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body for lawyers in Ontario. I am also found in the same way on the Canadian Law List, however, I am not registered with Torontolawyers.ca which is an unofficial legal directory. I hope this clarifies things for you.

    Larry Butkowsky

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