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Technology Law

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…

Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Professionals

Legal Services For Healthcare Professionals When it comes to legal matters, whether you are an experienced healthcare professional or just about to start your…

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WILLS & ESTATES

Are you looking to have a will prepared? It’s important that a wills and estates lawyer reviews all the details with you to avoid…

REAL ESTATE

Our Real Estate Law Team understands that property transaction – especially in Toronto – deserve attention to detail, forethought, and speed. From agreement of…

FAMILY LAW & DIVORCE

Hummingbird LLP’s family law team works to resolve all types of family-related legal matters in a fair, respectful, and punctual fashion. Regarded as an…

CIVIL LITIGATION

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

Entertainment Lawyer Toronto

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Careers in the entertainment industry are as diverse as its employee base. Whether you are in the spotlight or behind the scenes, Toronto entertainment…

EMPLOYMENT

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

Corporate Will

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…

wrongful dismissal

Wrongful Dismissal

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

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 Investigate

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…

operating cost dispute

Operating Cost Dispute

What Is An Operating Cost Dispute? Starting a business can be a lengthy and sometimes stressful process. There are many costs and charges that…

Lease Disputes - civil litigation

Lease Disputes

What are Lease Disputes? After a gruelling process of trying to get your business off the ground, you’ve finally made some progress. Securing your…

employment contract

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…

CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL

Constructive Dismissal

What Is Constructive Dismissal? Your workplace should be a space that you enjoy. It shouldn’t feel like a chore going to work, nor should…

rent issues

Rent Issues

How rent issues arise? Before any rental unit is secured and a lease is signed, rent should be negotiated between the tenant and landlord….

Severance Package

Severance package, things to know before signing: If you have recently retired, or been laid off, then you are entitled to a severance package…

attention mail fraud

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….

I've been fired

Help I’ve been fired!

Getting fired can happen to any of us.  Some of the most recognizable and successful businessmen and women have been fired from their jobs…

Cohabitation - Mr. Maybe

Buying a House with Mr. Maybe

Living together (cohabitation) is not always an antecedent to marriage. But buying a house with Mr. Maybe differs from sharing a basement apartment with…

residential tenancies act

Residential Tenancies Act 2006

From its purpose, applications, exemptions, and more. The Residential Tenancies Act is the most important Act for landlords and tenants to understand to know…

Concept Of Danger And Risk

Thinking of Self-Representing?

Thinking of self-representing? Better think again. Potential Pitfalls of the Self-Represented Litigant There are a number of potential pitfalls people face when bringing claims…

The Hidden Condo Clause

The Hidden Condo Clause

The pursuit of finding a rental unit is a treacherous feat, driven by a desire to find a great location with adequate living space…

Property Easements

Property Easements

Written By Anita Guyadin, J.D. Candidate 2015, updated in 2018 by Hummingbird’s Real Estate Lawyer, Andrew Fortis. Why Are You On My Land? Property Easements…

hummingbird network

Network

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

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Cloud

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

Jagjit S. Bhathal

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

andrew fortis

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 17 years of experience in Wills and Estates to Hummingbird Lawyers. A Boston native,…

Brian Greenspan, employment lawyer

Brian Greenspan

Brian Greenspan spearheads the Legal Counsel as a Service (LCaaS) Program and acts as an ambassador and point of contact for Hummingbird Law. Through…

Ankur Narula

Ankur is an Associate Lawyer in the Corporate/Commercial , Real Estate and Entertainment divisions at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law…

Michael E.B. Taing

Michael is an Associate Lawyer in the Corporate/Commercial and Real Estate practices at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. Michael’s practice focuses on advising health professionals including…

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…

Yuce Baykara- Litigation Lawyer

Yuce Baykara

Yuce Baykara is an award-winning litigator and former advisor with the Ontario Government. Yuce has joined the Civil Litigation Practice Group with Hummingbird Lawyers…

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…

Daniel Wulffhart

Daniel is an Associate Lawyer in the Corporate/Commercial and Entertainment divisions of Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. While completing his articles at Hummingbird, Daniel benefited from wide exposure to…

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…

Harjot Gill

Harjot Gill

Harjot is a Student-at-Law with the firm and will be rotating through different practice areas at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP throughout his articling term. While conducting…

Silvana Baella

Silvana Baella

Silvana is a Student-at- Law with the firm and will be rotating through different practice areas at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP throughout her articling term. While conducting…

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…

ariela cohen

Ariela Cohen

Ariela Cohen supports Hummingbird’s business development initiatives. Ariela ensures that new clients coming into Hummingbird know about the services and value that are available…

Nadia Scobici

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

Christine Fraschini

Christine Fraschini is a Law Clerk with Hummingbird Lawyers working primarily in the real estate area of law. She is actively involved in the…

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…