Lawyers - Toronto Law Firm - Himelfarb Proszanski https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:34:04 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb info@himprolaw.com (Himprolaw) Meghan E. Greenfield https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/meghan-e-greenfield https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/meghan-e-greenfield Meghan Greenfield LawyerMeghan’s practice focuses primarily on wills and estates law and corporate and commercial law. She is proficient in drafting wills and estate documents, as well as experienced in administering simple as well as complex estates. Meghan has experience with various corporate and commercial matters, including closing asset and share purchase transactions, incorporating, organizing, and restructuring companies, as well as preparing and negotiating shareholder agreements and commercial leases.

Her clients benefit from the personal approach that she takes with her wills and estate practice. Meghan earned her Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from Queen’s University. After graduating from Queen’s University, Meghan earned her Juris Doctor degree from Bond University in Australia.

Meghan was called to the New South Wales Bar Association in 2010 and she practiced in Sydney Australia for 3 years with a practice focused primarily on commercial leasing.

Meghan was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014 and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association. In her spare time Meghan enjoys running, swimming, travelling and most of all, spending time with her young family.

Meghan E. Greenfield
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Silene Malhao https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/silene-malhao https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/silene-malhao Silene Malhao - Personal Injury and Insurance LawyerSilene Malhao obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Toronto in 2004. She obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011. She was admitted to the Ontario bar in 2012 after completing her articles at a Toronto-based full-service law firm.

Prior to joining Himelfarb Proszanski LLP, Silene practiced at a well-respected litigation firm in Toronto.

Silene works primarily in the area of personal injury and insurance litigation.

She is fluent in Portuguese and a member of the Portuguese-Canadian Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association.

Silene Malhao
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Daniel J Holland https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/daniel-j-holland https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/daniel-j-holland Daniel J HollandDaniel J. Holland (1987) obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor in 1987. From 1987 through 2000, he practiced with the firm of Fellowes, McNeil, in Toronto.

Daniel’s practice consists of a variety of cases in the civil litigation field, with an emphasis on insurance related claims. Since joining the firm of Benson Percival Brown in October, 2000, Daniel has continued his personal injury and insurance practice.

Daniel is a member of Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, Defence Research Institute and Advocates Society. Daniel also acts as trial counsel for several other firms.

Daniel J Holland
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1-877-820-1210 ext 337

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Mark Lathem https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/mark-lathem https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/mark-lathem Mark Lathem LawyerMark Lathem, has over 20 years of practical experience in the areas of Real Estate, Estates, and Corporate Commercial Law. Mr. Lathem’s family was well established in the Land Development industry as professionals when he began his legal career with a firm that specialized in municipal, real estate development and technical real estate and zoning issues. His involvement in the family business gave him a practical understanding of land development. He went on to work at a firm whose area of practice was primarily estates and real estate where he gained practical experience in complex estate administration and probate issues. In 1999 Mr. Lathem established his own practice in Richmond Hill focusing on Real Estate, Estates, Estates and Corporate Commercial Law.

Mr. Lathem’s Richmond Hill office became one of the larger Real Estate Offices in Southern York Region in the mid-2000s, owing to his attention to detail, ability to guide clients and deal with complex real estate related problems. During this same period he also gained considerable experience in dealing with more complex probate issues, such as the probate of lost wills. He has accepted several Court appointments as Estate Trustee and Court Appointed Escrow agent for complex estate matters.

Mr. Lathem merged his existing practice with Himelfarb Proszanski, after a decade long relationship. Mr. Lathem’s clientele is made up of a significant number of New Canadians who are investing in Real Estate in Canada. He has always geared his practice towards the unique needs of the investor immigrant community and in particular ensuring that they understand and take best advantage of the taxation rules.

Mr. Lathem has been an active participant in supporting various community and charitable causes all of which are too numerous to mention. The two in which he has been most active are the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill and Saint John Ambulance York Region Branch, both of which he has a member for over 20 and 15 years respectively. He has served as President of the Rotary Club and long time Secretary on both Boards, where his legal counsel has often been sought.

Mr. Lathem graduated from the University of British Columbia where he earned his LLB (later converted to JD) in 1992 and was called to the Bar in 1994.

Mark Lathem
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1-877-820-1210 ext 335

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Lisa Rossi https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/lisa-rossi https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/lisa-rossi Lisa Rossi - LawyerLisa’s practice focuses primarily on real estate law and corporate and commercial law. She is proficient in residential and commercial real estate transactions and has experience closing sales, purchases, and refinances. Lisa also has experience with various corporate and commercial matters, including closing asset and share purchase transactions, incorporating, organizing, and restructuring companies, as well as preparing and negotiating shareholder agreements, employment agreements, and leases.

Lisa earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree with a specialization in finance from Wilfrid Laurier University. She also passed the Canadian Securities Course with the Canadian Securities Institute.

After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University, Lisa earned her Juris Doctor degree from Bond University in Australia. During her time at Bond University, Lisa participated in extracurricular moots, client interviews and negotiations.

Lisa was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015 and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.

Lisa Rossi
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Lisa Holland https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/lisa-holland https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/lisa-holland Lisa HollandLisa Holland joined Himelfarb Prozanski in July 2016. She has worked exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation at firms representing injured and disabled clients since she was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. She works closely with Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin speaking paralegals in representing injured persons from these communities.

Her background in the medical field and extensive work in hospitals provides her with a unique insight into the challenges of injured litigants.

Lisa received a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Allied Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy from Boston’s Northeastern University.

Following graduation, she worked in the critical care units in both Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Lisa earned her Law Degree from the New England School of Law in 1987 and after being called to the Massachusetts Bar, she worked in the insurance defense field.

After moving to Canada in 1989, Lisa received her Canadian law degree from the University of Ottawa. She has worked exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation, mediations, arbitrations and disability claims. She has a wide range of experience in insurance related litigation.

Lisa Holland
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1-877-820-1210 ext 342

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Alex Kluchuk https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/alex-kluchuk https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/alex-kluchuk Alex KluchukAlex is a litigator practicing exclusively in the area of the plaintiff personal injury law since his Call to the Ontario Bar in 2010. His cases include motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, accident benefits, slip and fall accidents, product liability, assaults, sexual assaults, dog bites, pharmaceutical errors, and medical negligence cases.

Some of the cases that Alex worked on has been reported and commented on in the media and legal community. In 2013 he participated as a speaker at the Advanced Litigation Program organized by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.

Alex regularly represents seriously injured clients in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Financial Services Commission of Ontario. His solid litigation skill set is built on the deep knowledge of the personal injury law, strong ethics and zealous advocacy.

Alex is a graduate of the Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Alex is also fluent in Russian.

Reported Cases:

Simmons v. Jayawaedene, 2015 ONSC 5964 (Master Pope); appeared as counsel at the motion hearing and subsequent appeal; the decision has been published at the OTLA Weekly Newsletter and OTLA Update.

Piljak Estate v. Abraham, 2014 ONSC 2893 CanLII (Master Dash); completed legal research, prepared argument and factum; this decision, concerning human tissue samples, has been commented on in the media and legal community.

Himelfarb Proszanski LLP v. Obradovich, 2009 ONSC 48835 CanLII (Master Hawkins); appeared as counsel.

Alex Kluchuk
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Tom Arndt https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/tom-arndt https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/tom-arndt Tom Arndt - Lawyer

Prominent Assignments

Practice is focused on the full range of commercial litigation including complex cases.

Acts in law suits at all levels of court in Ontario and Canada as well as in Mediation and Arbitration.

Gained extensive corporate/commercial and securities law experience as corporate counsel to a multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporation.

Lead counsel in successful enterprise risk litigation between that corporation and the Province of Ontario.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Class Action

Education

University of Guelph, B.Sc. (Hons), 1992


  • cum laude

University of Windsor Law School. J.D., 1998

Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2000

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member of the Advocates Society
  • Member of Class Action Practice Group executive team of The Advocates Society
  • Member of the Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Acts as Duty Counsel for Law Society of Upper Canada Discipline Tribunal Hearings
  • University of Toronto Upper Year Moot Supervisor and Judge
  • Institute for Civility and Professionalism - 2009 Principles of Professionalism Committee member which committee produced the Principles of Professionalism for Advocates
  • Past Chair of the Young Advocates' Committee of the Board of Directors of The Advocates' Society
  • Past Committee Member of the Ontario Bar Association Business Law Securities Sub-committee
  • Program Chair - The Advocates' Society Junior Counsel Series: ReAct like a Pro!

Community Involvement

  • Pro-Bono Law Ontario - Law Help Pilot Project
  • Pro-Bono Law Ontario - Child Advocacy Project
  • Past Director of the Sir William Campbell House Foundation
  • Past Director of the Willowdale Community Legal Services
  • Membership of Devils Glen Ski Club

Publications/Presentations

  • The Intersection of Summary Judgments and Class Actions: When, Where and Why, The Commons Institute, Advanced Sessions on Class Actions January 2016
  • Zealous Advocate or Zealot?, The Commons Institute, February 2015
  • The Supreme Court of Canada seeks to Rein-in Court Costs - A New Approach for Summary Judgment Motions in Ontario. February 2014
  • Low-Hanging Fruit: Cross-Border Consumer Copycat Class Actions, American Bar Association (June 2013)
  • Frequent contributor to Dickinson Wright Litigation Client Alerts
  • Class Action Law in Ontario - Supreme Court Of Canada Upholds Restrictive Interpretation of Limitation Period For Secondary Market Misrepresentation Claims, August 2012
  • Class Action Law in Ontario Canada - A New Playbook 20 Years in the Making, March 2012
  • The Full Appreciation Test Unveiled - Summary Judgment Motions Expanded in Ontario, December 2011
  • Fast Justice Again? Summary Judgment Motions in Ontario, December 2011
  • A Lawyer's Duty to Opposing Counsel, drafted for The Advocates' Society Institute for Civility & Professionalism, Winter 2009

Representative Cases

  • Rosenberg v 206 Bloor Street West Limited, 2016 ONSC 1111
  • Rosenberg v 206 Bloor Street West Limited, 2016 ONSC 6
  • 206 Bloor Street West Limited. v St. James Investments Limited, 2015 ONSC 7827
  • Orr v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 1056, 2014 ONCA 855
  • 2233782 Ontario Inc. v. Portwell Developments Inc.. 2013 ONSC 1104
  • 2233782 Ontario Inc. v. Portwell Developments Inc., 2013 ONSC 281
  • Geofre Management Limited v. Ki Kit Li, 2012 ONSC 5777  Burk Steel v. Steelcon Group. 2011 ONSC 6636
  • York Region Condominium Corporation No. 890 v. 1185010 Ontario Inc. and O'Canada Inc. c.o.b. as Food Jungle Docket M39992 M39952 C53269 released May 27. 2011 (Ont. C.A.)
  • York Region Condominium Corporation No. 890 v. 1185010 Ontario Inc. and O'Canada Inc. cob. as Food Jungle Docket 07-CV-328065PD1 and 07-CV-328068PD2 released January 12, 2011 (Ont. S.C.J.)
  • Buttcon Energy Inc. v. Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, 2009 CanLII 58590 (ON SC)
  • Buttcon Energy Inc. v. Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, 2009 CanLII 47330 (ON SC)
  • Dynamex Canada Franchise Holdings Inc. v. P&D Investments Ltd. (Knight Courier Service PD!). 2009 CanLII 39775 (ON SC)
  • Dynamex Canada Franchise Holdings Inc. v. P&D Investments Ltd. (Knight Courier Service P01), 2009 CanLII 25133 (ON SC)
  • Blue Star Trailer Rentals Inc. v. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited, 2008 CanLII 63493 (SCC)
  • Blue Star Trailer Rentals Inc. v. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited. 2008 ONCA 561 (CanLII)
  • Blue Star Trailer Rentals Inc. v. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited, 2008 CanLII 3422 (ON SC)
  • 407 ETR Concession Limited v. Min, 2007 CanLII 9233 (ON SC)
  • 407 ETR Concession Company v. Ontario (Registrar of Motor Vehicles), 2005 CanLII 49963 (ON SCDC)
  • 407 ETR Concession Co. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation), 2005 CanLII 21673 (ON CA)
  • 407 ETR Concession Co. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation), 2005 CanLII 13785 (ON SC)
  • Ontario v. 407 ETR Concession Company ltd.. 2005 CanLII 362 (ON SC)
  • 407 ETR Concession Co. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation), 2004 CanLII 35031 (ON SC)
  • 407 ETR Concession Co. Ltd. v. Ontario (Minister of Transportation), 2004 CanLII 10753 (ON SC)
  • Prendiville v. 407 International Inc. 2002 CarswellOnt 2174 (S.C.J.)

Tom also played a role in the 1986-1990 hepatitis C Canadian class action that obtained one of Canada's largest class action settlements, valued at over 61.5 billion, and acted as litigation counsel on various HIV hemophiliac cases.

Languages

  • German

Tom Arndt
tom@himprolaw.com
1-877-820-1210 ext 252

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Peter Proszanski https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/peter-proszanski https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/peter-proszanski Peter Proszanski Lawyer TorontoPeter Proszanski, with over 20 years of practical experience,is head of the Real Estate/Corporate Commercial departments of the firm. Mr. Proszanski has a diverse institutional and entrepreneurial client base. His extensive knowledge and understanding of numerous areas of the law reflect his ability to identify and resolve difficult issues creatively and effectively. Mr. Proszanski’s past experience in real property matters includes representing lenders on all aspects of financing transactions, from perfecting security, advising clients regarding provisions of commitment letters, representing borrowers and lenders on major construction loans, to providing advice to risk departments of Schedule II Chartered Banks on their loan documentation and title insurance policy options. Mr. Proszanski has represented clients on countless purchases and sales of commercial properties, as well as participating in development related transactions. Mr. Proszanski also represents a title insurance company has provided advice to several clients who have been victims of title fraud, including highly sophisticated frauds which have the effect of changing control of property ownership without tampering with title.

Mr. Proszanski served as in-house counsel for Coca-Cola Beverages for over 4 years. While at Coca-Cola Beverages, Mr. Proszanski provided legal services at an operational level and was responsible for franchise licensing, management, leasing matters and company acquisitions, and managing outside counsel. His experience at Coca-Cola Beverages has made Mr. Proszanski cognizant of the fact that in-house counsel must constantly ensure that suppliers of legal services deliver such services on a cost effective basis.

Mr. Proszanski and the firm have encouraged its members to apply the skills learned in law to the benefit of the communities within which we live. Mr. Proszanski is actively involved in community endeavours and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Good Shepherd Ministries, an organization providing shelter and food to the homeless in the City of Toronto. Under Mr. Proszanski’s guidance, the firm has provided pro bono legal advice to many charitable institutions, such as the Myelin Project, the HOBY (a youth leadership organization), the Canadian Muslim Association, Canadian Friends of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation Inc., the Church of the Street Connection Inc. and other charitable organizations. Mr. Proszanski has served as a member of the Consent and Capacity Review Tribunal, an administrative tribunal. He is Chairman of the Centurions Cricket Club, the recent Ontario senior cricket champions. Mr. Proszanski has been a member of the Board of Directors of several publicly traded companies.

Mr. Proszanski graduated from the University of Windsor where he concurrently earned his LL.B. and MBA. Mr. Proszanski was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. Mr. Proszanski earned his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Western Ontario.

Peter Proszanski
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David Himelfarb https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/david-himelfarb https://www.himprolaw.com/lawyers/david-himelfarb David Himelfarb - Personal Injury and Disability LawyerMr. Himelfarb is head of the Litigation practice at the firm. He has extensive experience in civil litigation and has appeared before all levels of Courts and tribunals in the Province, including the Ontario Court of Appeal as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He is acknowledged as an effective advocate and negotiator. Many of his cases have been reported and are utilized as precedents in the legal community.

His reputation and proven track record are supported by a long list of multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Himelfarb received his LLB from the University of Windsor in 1987 and was called to the Bar in 1989. He is a member of the Advocates Society, Toronto Lawyer’s Association, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

David Himelfarb
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1-877-820-1210 ext 226


Reported Cases - Where David Himelfarb was Counsel
Mr. Himelfarb has been involved as counsel in numerous matters and many of his cases have been reported. Some of them are set out below:

Saharkhiz v. Underwriters, Members of Lloyd's London, (2000), 49 O.R. (3d) 255 (Ont. C.A.) and (1999), 46 O.R. (3d) 154 (Ont. S.C.J.), affirmed
The Court of Appeal upheld the motion judge confirming that our client, a taxi driver, who was terribly beaten while arguing over the fare, suffered catastrophic injuries in an "accident" as defined by the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.

941807 Ontario Ltd. v. Lennox Drum Ltd., 2003 CanLII 31888 (ON SC) and 180 OAC 95 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
Punitive damages awarded to our client arising out of bad faith in the execution of a commercial transaction. The Divisional Court upheld the trial judge's decision in favour of our client.

Salvador v. Mather, 41 O.R. (3d) 289, 37 C.P.C. (5th) 214 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
The Divisional Court granted our client the authority to set aside an order that she consented to dismissing her action that was obtained while she was represented by another lawyer. Mr. Himelfarb argued successfully that the client could not have legally understood that she had a valid cause of action at the time her previous lawyer agreed to abandon the case. Accordingly, the client was permitted to set aside the dismissal order and proceed with her case for compensation.

Subramanian v. Shetler, 2002, 61 O.R. (3d) 136 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
The Divisional Court refused the appeal of the Defendants who were ordered to enter defences in Ontario and enure to the jurisdiction of the Ontario Courts, when they were American and the accident occurred in America. The court in Ontario was convinced that the balance of convenience favoured our client's jurisdiction.

Whiting v. Menu Foods Operating Limited Partnership, 2007 CanLII 43903 (ON SC)
In this class action case, Mr. Himelfarb's legal team was granted class counsel status, permitting and authorizing them to proceed and eventually settle this well known class action involving tainted pet foods.

New Generation Drywall Inc. v. Ontario (Minister of Finance), [2004] O.J. No. 465 (S.C.J.)
Our client was successful at trial in a taxation case that had precedent ramifications for the drywall and acoustic ceiling tile industry in Ontario. The court adopted Mr. Himelfarb's argument that residential drywall workers were not employees for the purpose of deducting and withholding Employers' Health Tax.

Decision No. 410/10, 2010 ONWSIAT 631, (Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal)
In this decision, Mr. Himelfarb won his client loss of earning benefits retroactive to 1991, for a sum of approximately $700,000.00.

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