University of New Brunswick (J.D.)
York University (B.A. Political Science and Economics)
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Ontario Expropriation Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
The Osgoode Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing
As an associate at Baker & Company, I am part of a highly skilled and knowledgeable team of lawyers providing comprehensive legal services in the areas of corporate, commercial, real estate, expropriation, employment, and contract law. My track record is one of providing well-reasoned, solutions-oriented legal advice tailored to the unique individual needs of each client.
I have always had a passion and deep respect for entrepreneurship. Having been a business-minded individual from an early age, I ran a successful home services sole-proprietorship to pay for my undergraduate education. Knowing first-hand what it takes to develop and grow a business allows me to connect and resonate with the clients of our firm, many of whom are owner-operators of highly successful private companies that they have built from the ground up.
Prior to joining Baker & Company, I worked as in-house counsel with two major universities in the Greater Toronto Area. In both instances, while providing legal support to multi-departmental institutional clients with complex legal, operational, and business needs, I developed a deep appreciation for the lawyer’s role as a trusted advisor. Good legal representation requires more than simply telling the client what the law is. The key to providing effective legal advice is having a good understanding of how it fits within the broader business context and individual goals of each client. Our boutique law firm environment affords me the opportunity to forge strong relationships while getting to know each client and learning about their business and the industry in which they operate. This, in turn, allows me to provide effective tailored solutions to legal challenges that fit within the overarching objectives of each client.
While many of our clients operate in complex legal environments, they do not want to be burdened with the need to understand the nuances and intricacies of the law. With that in mind, I take pride in being able to cut through the “legalese” and effectively communicate complex legal ideas in plain language and easy to understand terms. Clients of Baker & Company can take great comfort in knowing that their lawyer will pour over the minutiae of the law and provide only the information that is required to effectively resolve the issues at hand.
The diversity and complexity of the work at Baker & Company, drives me to stay up to date on the latest developments in the law and indulges my passion for continuous learning. I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to develop my practice in a collegial environment, supported by highly knowledgeable lawyers with decades of experience and specialized knowledge. Each day is a new challenge, which keeps me excited, driven, and engaged.