I am an experienced litigation lawyer who has enforced and defended clients' rights before various courts and tribunals including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Trademarks Opposition Board. Throughout my career I have represented a wide spectrum of clients ranging from individuals to small and medium-sized businesses to large multi-national corporations. I have experience representing domestic and foreign clients across a broad range of industries and technologies.
I have particular expertise in the area of intellectual property law (trademarks, copyright, patents, confidential information). I am a registered trademark agent with extensive knowledge and experience in contentious and non-contentious trademark matters. Throughout my career, I have handled trademark filings for both domestic and foreign clients covering Canada, the United States and many other countries throughout the world.I have a growing and flourishing immigration practice covering economic immigrants (through express entry), provincial nominee programs, family sponsorship, international students, study and work permits, immigration appeals, and citizenship.
I have practiced in some of the leading law firms in Canada (Toronto and Ottawa) as well as at a leading British international law firm in the Middle East (Dubai, UAE).
I have a Bachelor of Science (biology specialist) degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. I was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2000.