Can Hansen & Company be Trusted?
Hansen & Company is an immigration law firm that deals with both Canadian and American immigration. The founder, Gary Hansen has a Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Letherbridge and a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University. Gary Hansen has been practicing Canadian and American immigration law since 1989.
This law firm deals with international immigration, litigation and personal injury cases. The Canadian office deals with all areas of Canadian law except refugee law and the American office deals with business law, family law and admissibility issues.
Gary Hansen claims to be a member of the Bar of British Columbia, the Bar of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). When we searched for Gary Hansen on these websites but we came up empty handed.
These are not the only issues that we found with the website.
As we mentioned earlier, Hansen & Company claim that they do not deal with Canadian Refugee law but when we were going through the website we saw under the Immigrating to Canada page that there was a link for Refugee law with information about the processes involved. We found this quite strange as we found the information on Gary Hansen’s attorney profile.
One of the main things that we noticed about the Hansen & Company website is that it has not been maintained and when going through the website, it became quite clear that things had been left for quite a while.
There is a Blog page and an Immigration News page that can be found in the footer of the website, but the blog post was from the 8th of November 2013. The last news article that was posted was also from the 8th of November 2013. If Hansen & Company is unable to stay up-to-date with what is happening in Canada with regards to immigration and change of policies, then how can you be sure that they will take a serious interest in your immigration process?
Under the Information drop down there is a section for careers, there are no careers to look at. You also have the option to sign up to their monthly newsletter, what they are going to send you we have no idea.
The social media presence for Hansen & Company is exceptionally bad. There are social media links at the top of the website’s pages but they might as well not be. The link for the Twitter account is actually a Tumblr symbol.
The Facebook page for Hansen & Company is a personal Facebook account for Gary Hansen that you need to send a friend request to. From what we can see, the last post is from the 26th of January 2014. The Facebook account was created in 2010. The Twitter account was created in 2012, has 16 followers and the last post is from the 18th of July 2012. There is also a LinkedIn account but it has the same information as the website and no connections.
Hansen & Company may as well not have social media links from their website because it does not help their company identity.
The overall image of Hansen & Company is not good. Gary Hansen does not check out as a lawyer on the various bar associations and they seem to be a little confused with what areas of law they practice.
There are testimonials that are available on the website and that does make us feel a little better but there are no dates on the testimonials.
We would advise you to proceed with caution when dealing with Hansen & Company as they have not bothered to maintain their website or their social media accounts.
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You can visit their website here: www.hansen-company.com
- There are testimonials
- We couldn't find Gary Hansen on the various lawyers associations
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