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Student Committee

Jamie Firsten
 
Jamie Firsten
Toronto
Jamie Firsten

Jamie Firsten, Toronto Office

Jamie Firsten is a member of the Business Law Group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law. He is also involved in private equity, venture financing, and merger and acquisition transactions involving both public and private companies.

Jonathan Freeman
 
Jonathan Freeman
Toronto
Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan Freeman, Toronto Office

Jonathan Freeman is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate law including financings, acquisitions, dispositions, property development, public/private infrastructure projects and commercial leasing.

Deborah Glatter
 
Deborah Glatter
Toronto
Deborah Glatter

Deborah Glatter, Toronto Office

Deborah Glatter joined Cassels Brock in 1999 and is the Director of Practice Excellence – Advancement and Career Development. Her mandate is to ensure that our associates receive the training, feedback, quality and variety of work necessary to advance their career, bearing in mind each associate’s individual career development goals.

Jennifer Hansen
 
Jennifer Hansen
Vancouver
Jennifer Hansen

Jennifer Hansen, Vancouver Office

Jennifer Hansen is an associate in the Securities Group working out of both the Toronto and Vancouver offices. Jennifer represents both issuers and investment dealers in various transactions, including public offerings, private placements and mergers and acquisitions.

Stefanie Holland
 
Stefanie Holland
Toronto
Stefanie Holland

Stefanie Holland, Toronto Office

Stefanie Holland is an associate practising in our Litigation Group. She was a summer and articling student at Cassels Brock prior to joining the firm as an associate. Stefanie has significant experience in numerous areas of law including product liability, franchise litigation, contract disputes, copyright and trademark infringement and  injunctions.

Shaun Khullar
 
Shaun Khullar
Toronto
Shaun Khullar

Shaun Khullar, Toronto Office

Shaun Khullar is an associate in the Securities Group. He practises corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Shaun has experience acting on behalf of acquiring and target companies in connection with asset purchase transactions and public and private share purchase transactions.

Shannon Leo
 
Shannon Leo
Toronto
Shannon Leo

Shannon Leo, Toronto Office

University of Toronto , Queen's University , University of Guelph

Shannon Leo is the Director of Practice Excellence - Associate and Student Programs, at Cassels Brock. In this role, she has the pleasure of recruiting, training and reviewing the performance of associates and students. Shannon is involved with coaching associates and students on performance, practice management and risk management and identifying and developing training and development opportunities for them.

Matthew Nied
 
Matthew Nied
Vancouver
Matthew Nied

Matthew Nied, Vancouver Office

University of Victoria

Matthew Nied is an associate in the Vancouver office practising in insolvency and commercial litigation.

Matthew's insolvency practice focuses on commercial restructuring, receiverships and bankruptcy proceedings, while his commercial litigation practice focuses on shareholder and securities litigation, corporate arrangements, contractual disputes and tort claims. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Provincial Court of British Columbia.

Matthew practised at another national firm prior to joining Cassels Brock and clerked for several judges of the Supreme Court of British Columbia prior to commencing practice.

Matthew regularly publishes articles identifying legal developments and their practical implications for industry stakeholders.

Patience Omokhodion
 
Patience Omokhodion
Toronto
Patience Omokhodion

Patience Omokhodion, Toronto Office

Patience Omokhodion is a member of our Financial Services Group. Before joining Cassels Brock, Patience spent five years practising law at Clifford Chance LLP in London, England.

Carla Potter
 
Carla Potter
Toronto
Carla Potter

Carla Potter, Toronto Office

Carla Potter is an associate in our Financial Services Group. Her practice focuses on corporate financing matters, representing both lenders and borrowers involved in domestic and cross-border lending transactions and corporate reorganizations.

Derek Ronde
 
Derek Ronde
Toronto
Derek Ronde

Derek Ronde, Toronto Office

Derek Ronde is a partner in our Litigation Group, and has a wide-ranging corporate-commercial litigation practice. He has significant experience in a multitude of areas including class proceedings, franchise litigation, product liability, securities litigation, employment litigation, contract disputes, regulatory investigations and injunctions.

Jennifer Wasylyk
 
Jennifer Wasylyk
Toronto
Jennifer Wasylyk

Jennifer Wasylyk, Toronto Office

Jennifer Wasylyk is an associate in the Financial Services Group. Her practice focuses on corporate finance matters, representing both borrowers and lenders in a variety of secured and unsecured lending transactions. In addition, Jennifer’s experience includes general corporate and reorganization matters.
 

Articling Students 2016-2017

Jonathan Chandler
Class of 2016-2017
Dalhousie University
Jonathan Chandler
Vancouver
Jonathan Chandler

Jonathan Chandler, Vancouver Office

Dalhousie University

Jonathan is proud of the fact that, during his time as a forest firefighter, he never once got burned. He hopes this streak continues at Cassels Brock as he helps clients extinguish legal fires. Working at the Vancouver office, Jonathan laments that his streak of working in wet socks may continue too…

Marco Ciarlariello
Class of 2016-2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Marco Ciarlariello
Toronto
Marco Ciarlariello

Marco Ciarlariello, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Marco competed at the national level in Motocross for many years. He hopes to experience the same adrenaline rush in helping to close deals this summer as he trades the racetrack for the rat race.

Danielle DiPardo
Class of 2016-2017
Dalhousie University
Danielle DiPardo
Toronto
Danielle DiPardo

Danielle DiPardo, Toronto Office

Dalhousie University

As a summer student, Danielle was forced to face her worst fears at Cassels Brock: heights and being trapped in an elevator. Instead of approving her request to move her to a lower floor, she has been moved from 18 to 19. She will continue to use aversion therapy to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer.

Michael Garbuz
Class of 2016-2017
University of Toronto
Michael Garbuz
Toronto
Michael Garbuz

Michael Garbuz, Toronto Office

University of Toronto

As a former athletic trainer, Michael is planning to go the distance during his time at Cassels Brock. You may catch him taking the stairs two at a time.

Rowan Groenewald
Class of 2016-2017
University of Windsor
Rowan Groenewald
Toronto
Rowan Groenewald

Rowan Groenewald, Toronto Office

University of Windsor

Growing up, Rowan dreamt of becoming a professional athlete. After spending most of his career on the bench, he is thrilled to be part of a profession where sitting on the bench is held in such high esteem.

Stephanie Kerzner
Class of 2016-2017
Dalhousie University
Stephanie Kerzner
Toronto
Stephanie Kerzner

Stephanie Kerzner, Toronto Office

Dalhousie University

After trying her hand at a variety of hobbies, it dawned on Stephanie that she had a passion for the arts. Unfortunately, having failed to successfully draw a stick figure in middle school, she opted for her back-up plan: pursuing a career in the most honourable, reputable and prestigious field in which one can work – urban design and land use planning. She failed at that too. She is now becoming a land use lawyer.

 
Sam Massie
Class of 2016-2017
University of Western Ontario
Sam Massie
Toronto
Sam Massie

Sam Massie, Toronto Office

University of Western Ontario

While Sam has always dreamed of playing professional hockey, he is excited to be working in a related field – Corporate Law. He looks forward to a successful career at Cassels Brock that lasts at least until the scouts start paying attention to his men’s league hockey games.

Amanda Metallo
Class of 2016-2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Amanda Metallo
Toronto
Amanda Metallo

Amanda Metallo, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Through her role as a residence don, Amanda mastered the art of roommate conflict dispute negotiations. She is now looking forward to using her negotiation skills in the legal arena.

Sophie Moher
Class of 2016-2017
Queen's University
Sophie Moher
Toronto
Sophie Moher

Sophie Moher, Toronto Office

Queen's University

Sophie is a huge fan of author Malcolm Gladwell. She is hoping to become a legal expert by applying the “10,000 hour rule.” While the 10,000 hours may seem daunting, she’s glad to be spending them at Cassels Brock.

Aimee O'Donnell
Class of 2016-2017
University of British Columbia
Aimee O'Donnell
Vancouver
Aimee O'Donnell

Aimee O'Donnell, Vancouver Office

University of British Columbia

At age seven, Aimee became the head of her neighbourhood dirt bike gang. Aimee is now shifting gears and trading the security of her prospects for securities and prospectuses.

Chad Podolsky
Class of 2016-2017
University of Toronto
Chad Podolsky
Toronto
Chad Podolsky

Chad Podolsky, Toronto Office

University of Toronto

Chad is known around the office to boast about his two nephews, showing pictures to random passersby in the hallways. He is excited to be a member of the Cassels Brock family and he’s glad that his new family members can walk, talk and occasionally provide strong mentoring opportunities.

Amanda Scolieri
Class of 2016-2017
University of Windsor
Amanda Scolieri
Toronto
Amanda Scolieri

Amanda Scolieri, Toronto Office

University of Windsor

Amanda hopes to use her culinary experience to win her colleagues over. Stop by her office for recipe advice or a mid-day treat.

Michael Weizel
Class of 2016-2017
Queen's University
Michael Weizel
Toronto
Michael Weizel

Michael Weizel, Toronto Office

Queen's University

Michael has dreamed of being a contestant on “Chopped.” He figures that if he can deal with the stress of making an entrée with four mystery ingredients in a basket in 45 minutes, he should be just fine in the legal world.

Patricia Wood
Class of 2016-2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Patricia Wood
Toronto
Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Patricia is a coffee-aficionado. She enjoys talking about and drinking coffee at all hours of the day and is excited to put this passion to good use at Cassels.