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Family Business Enterprise

Family Enterprise

Family Enterprise Specialists are people who can focus on the unique needs and skills of your family and family-oriented business while helping your family…

Tax Law

Tax Law

Tax Law is in demand. We now have a tax lawyer on our team with 20 years of industry experience to help you minimize the impact of tax. Contact us today.

Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Succession planning touches on many areas of law: corporate commercial, employment agreements, corporate re-organizations, Tax & estate planning, and more.


Residential Real Estate

Residential Real Estate transaction goes smoother with a help of Lawyer when you’re buying or selling your home for this major life milestone.

Buying A House - Residential Real Estate

Buying A House

Buying A House Article Outline Your down payment and other expenses Preparing your finances for a home purchase Getting mortgage pre-approval First-time home buyer…

Selling A House - Residential Real Estate

Selling A House

Residential Real Estate transaction goes smoother with a help of Lawyer when you’re buying or selling your home for this major life milestone.

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Technology Law

Technology and Innovation are key foundations of the modern economy. With Moore’s Law in full swing, the prominence of artificial intelligence and everything being…

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Admissibility Hearing

What is an Admissibility Hearing? An admissibility hearing is held to determine whether or not you are admissible into Canada. In the process, a…

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Request For Reconsideration

When Is A REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION A Good Option? Immigration applications sometimes get refused. Whether for good reason or bad and no matter how much…

Why Immigration?

Every year around this time, my mom reminds me that October is the anniversary of when we arrived in Canada. It was 1986, I…

Immigration Lawyer Toronto


Immigrants are the backbone of Canadian society. Millions have made Canada their home, and each person undertook their own journey and has their own…

real estate lawyer Toronto


Página Web de Bienes Raíces en Español Our Real Estate Team of Lawyers and clerks appreciate that your property transaction deserves focus, attention, detail,…

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Real Estate Page In English Nuestro equipo de derecho inmobiliario entiende que las transacciones de propiedad – especialmente en Toronto – merece una detallada…

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Family & Divorce Lawyer In Toronto And Vaughan Hummingbird Lawyers LLP has a family lawyer in Toronto and Vaughan offices. The team works to…

Mediation Lawyer Toronto


Some disputes are best settled out of court. At Hummingbird LLP, we apply alternative mediation and arbitration techniques where appropriate, to bring about efficient…

Civil Litigation Lawyer Toronto and Vaughan


Civil Litigation Lawyer Pragmatic, timely and cost-effective – because we know that you’ve got better things to do than sit in court! Where disputes prove…

Entertainment Lawyer Toronto Canada


Well-Experienced Entertainment Lawyers Careers in the entertainment industry are as diverse as its employee base. Whether you are in the spotlight or behind the…

Employment lawyer Toronto


Losing your job can be emotionally and financially traumatic. At Hummingbird Lawyers LLP we work with you to ensure that you get the severance…

corporate will lawyer Toronto

Corporate Will

What Is A Corporate Will? A corporate will (also known as secondary will) is a special tool for estate planning with respect to your…

Planning Act Dispute

Planning Act Dispute

What is a Planning Act Dispute? Ontario’s Planning Act is in place to provide municipalities, and its citizens, the opportunity to plan, document and…

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Wrongful Dismissal

What You Need To Know About Wrongful Dismissal What Is Wrongful Dismissal? So, you’ve been let go? However, you were given no prior notice,…

Bill 148

Bill 148

Ontario’s government has enacted a new Bill, as of January 1, 2018, and spanning to January 2019, to overhaul rules in the workplace, create…

Lending and Borrowing

Lending and Borrowing

Lending and borrowing transactions in real estates can be risky without knowing all the details. Contacting legal counsel to help oversee finances can be a…

Title Dispute

Title Dispute

What is a Title Dispute? Title disputes arise when there is a disagreement over who owns a specific property, and the amount of land…

Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud

What is Mortgage Fraud? Mortgage fraud happens when a consumer is fully aware that they are misrepresenting information during the purchase or agreement of…



To put it simply, appellate law is law pertaining to the appeal of a court’s or judicial decision on a legal case. Essentially, it…

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Employment Contract

What exactly is an employment contract? Canadian companies are beginning to use employment contracts for every level of worker in hiring processes. The employment…

Severance Pay

Severance Pay

Severance Pay In Ontario Before you sign… If you have recently retired, or been laid off, then you are entitled to a severance pay…

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Fraudulent Letter Alert!

August 20th, 2017 We have now received several notices that people have been receiving fraudulent letters from someone purporting to be Roy M. Bernhard….


Parents Refusing Vaccines

Can Parents Refusing Vaccines from their children be criminally liable? With all the recent controversy about vaccinations, I have been asked a very common…

Family Violence

Family Violence

Family violence still happens and there are implications of criminal faw in a family law context. It can impact on the divorce process.

matrimonial home

Matrimonial Home

To Gift or To Loan Money For A Matrimonial Home, that is the Question As is customary among families, parents want the best for…

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Hummingbird has created an extensive real-world network among our clients, partners, suppliers, and our extended strategic family.

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Everyone who is a part of Hummingbird benefits from the latest technology to access essential documents and communicate on important matters.

jagjit bahathal, family lawyer

Jagjit S. Bhathal

Jag is a devoted Family and Divorce Lawyer. He brings more than 15 years of courtroom experience to Hummingbird Lawyers, having appeared in the…

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Andrew M. Fortis

Andrew leads Hummingbird Lawyers Real Estate and Corporate / Commercial practice. Andrew is Hummingbird’s go-to guru for commercial and residential real estate transactions, offering over 15 years experience,…

Roy Bernhard

Roy M. Bernhard

Roy serves as our Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Firm’s long-term strategy with a view…

amy macalpine

Amy M. MacAlpine

Amy leads Hummingbird Lawyers Wills & Estates practice, bringing more than 20 years of experience in Wills and Estates to Hummingbird Lawyers. A Boston native, Amy has…

Ella Aiaseh

Ella Aiaseh

Ella works closely with the Family Law team at Hummingbird Lawyers on a variety of family law cases, with a special focus on cases…

Adina Schild

Adina Schild

Adina began her work at Hummingbird Lawyers as a summer intern in 2013 and completed 10 months as a Student-at-Law with the firm. Adina…

Michael Levine

Michael A. Levine

Known for his expertise in the Entertainment Industry and with over four decades of legal experience, Michael Levine offers his knowledge and services as Of-…

Doug Green

Douglas J. Green

Douglas Green is an Honorary Partner with Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. Doug was called to the bar in Ontario in 1976, a graduate of the University…

Jonathan Barr

Jonathan J. Barr

Jonathan is a civil litigator with over a decade of real courtroom experience. During his 12+ years of practice, Jonathan has conducted trials (including…

Mitchell Singer

Mitchell Singer

Mitchell is an Associate Lawyer in Hummingbird LLP’s new Family Business Enterprise group with a focus on assisting clients with a wide range of…

Jonathan Kiang

Jonathan Kiang

Jonathan is an Associate Lawyer in the Wills & Estates and Corporate / Commercial practice groups at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP.  He is committed to…

Loulia Vinogradova

Ioulia Vinogradova

Ioulia is an Associate Lawyer with the Hummingbird Lawyers Wills & Estates practice group.  Ioulia has a diverse legal background that includes estate, family and civil litigation…

Amiri Dear

Amiri Dear

Amiri Dear is an Associate in the Civil Litigation Division of Hummingbird Lawyers LLP with a special interest in employment and real estate related…

Veronika Rados, Toronto Lawyer

Veronika Rados

Veronika is a Wills & Estates lawyer at Hummingbird Lawyers. Her Estates practice includes Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and more.

Ruth Kalnitsky Roth- Family Lawyer Toronto

Ruth Kalnitsky Roth

Ruth is an Associate Lawyer with Hummingbird Lawyers Family Law group. After completing her Juris Doctorate and being called to the bar in California…

Adam Hummel

Adam Hummel

Adam Hummel is an Associate Lawyer in the Immigration practice, and Wills & Estates practice groups at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP.

Silvana Baella

Silvana Baella

Silvana is an Associate Lawyer in the Real Estate Division of Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. While completing her articles at Hummingbird, Silvana benefitted from wide…

Jaime Dym

Jaime Dym

Jaime Dym is a legal assistant with Hummingbird Lawyers. Jaime will shortly be sworn in as a Paralegal. Working primarily in the area of family…

Katja Ash- Hummingbird HR

Katja Ash

Katja joined Hummingbird Lawyers LLP as Vice President, Human Resources & Operations in 2019. Katja’s primary goal is to foster and further develop the…

nadia scobici

Nadia Scobici

Nadia is a legal assistant with Hummingbird Lawyers. She works closely with Andrew Fortis on corporate matters and with Amy MacAlpine on Wills and…

Julie Williams - Legal Assistant

Julie Williams

Julie Williams has joined the civil litigation practice group with Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. She is a legal assistant working primarily in the civil litigation…