Bio and Lecturer

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Born and raised mostly in Toronto, I have a bit of a non traditional background. 

Before graduating Osgoode Hall Law School in 1980 (with a BA in Sociology), I was a tenured teacher in the GTA Afternoon School system. I also held my real estate license in the early 1980’s.

My legal career started with a boutique firm in downtown Toronto. Over the years I have been an associate, an employer and a full partner. I currently am enjoying the challenges and rewards of a sole practitioner, which I have been doing from the same office in Thornhill for nearly 18 years’ time, and five years prior in an office up the street.  

I strongly believe in the obligation of a lawyer to give back to the community.


I have been invited and have spoken as a lecturer and organized seminars at local high schools, the Bar Admission Course, Seneca College, Humber College, York University, TDSB, York Region School Board, and public and privately held organizations such as the Yellow Brick House, JF&CS, the Bernard Betel Centre, and some of the top companies in North America.

I have been honoured with various awards; please see my ‘Community Recognitions’ page for some details.

My clients have included persons from all walks of life and all social and economic backgrounds. I have helped persons with modest means and I have assisted persons with high net worths. I have been hired by: lawyers and other members of the legal profession, accountants, bookkeepers, doctors, dentists, money managers, entrepreneurs, politicians, stay at home parents, retired persons and others.

Oh, I also adore tie dye and Hawaiian apparel and often sport the look at all times of year.

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