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Season 3 Episode 7: What do Real Estate Lawyers do?
Joseph Berljawsky's practice and experience has been primarily focused on real estate and specifically commercial and private lending. Prior to joining Diamond and Diamond, Joseph was the managing partner of a leading GTA real estate firm and represents several schedule A banks as an approved lawyer for their commercial lending department as well as some of the largest private lenders, MICs and mutual fund trusts in Ontario.
Combining law with his social work background and training, Joseph also has unique expertise in the areas of commercial dispute resolution and negotiation.
Joseph holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work as well as bachelors degrees in both Common and Civil Law from McGill University.
Season 3 Episode 6: What do Business lawyers do?
Ryan Hunter is a partner at Chitiz Pathak LLP and is in their business law group. His practice focuses on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital financings in various industries. Ryan’s practice also includes advising public and private company clients on ongoing securities and corporate law requirements.Prior to joining Chitiz Pathak LLP, Ryan worked as an associate in both the Calgary and Toronto offices of a national law firm.Ryan received his BA (Hons.) from the University of Guelph in 1996, his LLB from Queens University in 2000 and has subsequently completed the Canadian Securities Course. Ryan was called to the Alberta Bar in 2002 and the Ontario Bar in 2004.
Season 3 Episode 5: What do Employment Lawyers do?
On this episode of Law Girl, Jasmine Daya sits down with Janine Liberatore, Partner at Hunter Liberatore Law.Tenacious, concise, driven, decisive, dedicated, organized, and strategic are some of the words used by Janine's clients when asked to describe her. She loves what she does, every day. Janine became an employment lawyer because she loves advocacy and relationships. Practicing labour and employment law for almost 15 years Janine feels most at home unravelling complex labour relations issues, making legal submissions to a court or tribunal, participating in mediation, or training management or future legal experts on employment concepts or alternate dispute resolution.
Season 3 Episode 4: What do Lawyers in the area of Estates, Capacity and Elder Law do?
On this episode of Law Girl, Jasmine Daya sits down with Nimali Gamage. Nimali's practice at Goddard Gamage includes both litigation and solicitor’s work and has a special focus on guardianship, power of attorney issues, elder law, estate planning, estate litigation and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) issues. She has extensive experience assisting families with disabled loved ones with their estate planning, litigation regarding mental capacity issues, and guardianship and ODSP advice. She also has significant experience representing persons whose capacity is being questioned by others, whether they are involved in litigation, doing their own estate planning, or need advice about ODSP legal issues.
Season 3 Episode 3: What Do Family Lawyers Do?
On this episode of Law Girl, Jasmine Daya sits down with Carolyn Chambers who is a Family Lawyer at Gelman Associates. Carolyn graduated from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2003 with a B.Comm. in Marketing. Then, she got her LL.L. (Civil Law) in 2007 and her LL.B. (Common Law) in 2008 from the National Program at the University of Ottawa. She also graduated from Osgoode Hall, York University in 2012 with an LL.M. in Family Law. She goes the “extra mile” by analyzing the financial data to strengthen her clients’ cases with the goal of assisting her clients in not only reaching financial settlements but in reaching financial settlements that consider both the short-term and long-term financial impact.
Season 3 Episode 2: What Do Criminal Defence Attorneys Do?
In this episode, Jasmine Daya sits down with Jonathan Rosenthal who is a Toronto-based criminal defence attorney. His practice focuses on white-collar matters and regulatory offences. He has appeared at every level of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with his LLB in 1987. He is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode, where he is both Co-Director of the Trial Advocacy Program and the Intensive Program In Criminal Law. He is also a Team Leader of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW), an annual course offered to practicing lawyers by Osgoode Professional Development.