Dawn Finnegan

Caravel Law

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Caravel Law does business differently. There is no mahogany-panelled boardroom, an army of receptionists, or an oil painting of the founders hanging on the wall. For over 10 years, Caravel Law, formerly Cognition, has attracted the best lawyers and staff by providing them with a more satisfying way of doing business.

Caravel’s lawyers have many years of experience working in large corporations and corporate law firms. We specialize in assisting private and public corporations with all legal needs that effect their businesses.
The approach is simple - invest the time to get to know the company, so the business can be matched with the right legal counsel from the diverse team.

When you hire outside counsel it’s important to work with a firm that understands the needs of the business now and can foresee any possible issues in the future. At Caravel Law, we pride ourselves on providing outside counsel that feels like in-house expertise. It’s trusted advice from experienced lawyers at a cost that is a fraction of most law firms.

Services include: Employment, Immigration, IP, IT, Business Law including Business Organization and Reorganization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Finance, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Real Estate, Shareholder Agreements, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Franchise agreements.

905-452-7400 ext. 30



Pavel Malysheuski

Corporate Commercial Lawyer, Lockyer + Hein LLP

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Pavel Malysheuski is a corporate/commercial lawyer at Lockyer + Hein LLP, a full service law firm. He provides counsel to clients in a wide variety of industries in all aspects of business law, focusing on business organization and reorganization, private share and asset acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and finance, commercial contracts, and franchise law. Pavel also assists clients with business succession and estates planning.

After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School, Pavel started his career with a national law firm on Bay Street. He also practiced as enforcement counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission, and eventually returned to private practice. In addition to his practice, Pavel teaches the theory and practice of negotiation in the Lawyer as Negotiator Program at the Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to obtaining his common law degree in Canada, Pavel obtained his civil law degree and Masters in International Law in Belarus where he practiced business law. He also holds a Masters degree in Science (Nuclear Physics and Electronics).

Pavel is resident in Durham. In his spare time, Pavel is an avid motorcyclist and also enjoys camping, fishing, and skiing with his daughter and friends.

Services: Business Law including Business Organization and Reorganization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Finance, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Real Estate, Shareholder Agreements, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Electronic Commerce, Franchise

(289) 677-0108




Jade Calver


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With over ten years of experience in the immigration field, Calver & Associates offer a wide array of immigration services, their firm can assist you with the follow matters: work permits, study permits, Permanent Residency, Criminality issues, visa refusals, business immigration, and provincial immigration matters. All of our clients are managed by Jade personally to ensure that every client is happy with the outcome of their immigration case.

Calver & Associates specialize in Canadian Immigration Law, having assisted hundreds of clients in the Durham region with their Canadian Immigration applications. With an understanding of the difficulties of integration and settlement in a new country - Calver and Associates pride themselves in going the extra mile to help clients not only with their Immigration applications, but to ensure a smooth transition into their new life in Canada.




Denise Branton

Branton Law, Barrister & Solicitor, Owner

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Denise has been working in the legal services field for 20 years. Denise worked as a full-time law clerk in Toronto while attending university part-time. Denise obtained her law degree from Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006. Denise practiced in Toronto for 5 years prior to moving her law practice to Durham Region. When Denise decided to establish her own practice, there was no question that it would be located in the community in which she lived. She is passionate about Durham Region and enjoys actively participating in, and influencing the growth of Durham Region’s personal and business communities. Denise’s approach to client service is “grounded and practical” with a commitment to open communication.

At Branton Law, we’re good at providing the necessary details that protect you and your business: the pitfalls that may lay in a lease agreement, how to deal with employee issues, or how to manage the due diligence process involved in your business purchase.

We can also help you handle the complexities of buying or selling a business or bringing on additional shareholders. We’re here to take care of those details so you can take care of your business. These are just some of the services we can provide to the owners and operators of today’s small and mid-sized businesses.

Services: Business Sales and Purchases (Asset and Share Transactions), Contracts, Leases, Commercial Real Estate transactions, Franchise Agreements, Shareholder Agreements




Tony Orsi


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Tony Orsi is a patent agent and partner with the Intellectual Property law firm of Bereskin & Parr. Tony has a background in electrical and biomedical engineering as well as business and focuses on helping individuals, startups, companies, colleges and universities obtain patents for their inventions in a wide variety of areas including medical devices, electrical and computer technology, software, mechanical and clean-tech. Tony also mentors startups on understanding Intellectual Property rights and devising an IP strategy to help them achieve their business goals.

Services: Intellectual Property, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks




Pauline Bosman

Fluxgold Izsak Jaeger LLP

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As a seasoned litigator, Pauline knows that success in litigation depends not only on the merits of a case but on the management of the litigation process. She has represented clients from individuals to large multinationals. With her client-centric approach, Pauline takes the time to understand her clients’ needs and goals and looks for strategic, practical and cost-effective solutions. Responsive and knowledgeable, Pauline ensures that her clients have what they need to make informed choices every step of the way whether in bringing or in defending an action. She knows that each step has to make both legal and business sense. Rational and straight forward, Pauline has successfully argued cases in a variety of commercial contexts, at both trial and appellant levels in Ontario and Federal Courts, most notably in the areas of intellectual property law, construction law and contract law.

Pauline earned her law degree from the University of Toronto in 1992 and was called to the bar in 1994. She practiced commercial litigation primarily in the areas of construction law, condominium law, mortgage enforcement and contract claims for six years with a full service firm in downtown Toronto before concentrating on intellectual property litigation. Pauline completed her Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2004 and practiced for nine years as senior litigator with one of Canada’s preeminent intellectual property boutiques. She founded Bosman Law in 2009.

Services: Intellectual Property, Corporate/Commercial Litigation, Trademarks

(905) 922-7098



Eva Chen Ph.D


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Eva received her Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University in 2007, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.

Prior to law school, Eva explored a science career at the University of Toronto, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Science with high distinction before embarking on her Ph.D. studies under the tutelage of a world-class cancer researcher at the University of Toronto. Since her graduation from law school, Eva has practiced in many areas of business law: business agreement drafting and negotiation, commercial and residential tenancy, all aspects of employment law, complex commercial litigation, debt collection, residential to commercial real estate transactions, and wills and estate planning. Eva’s career in law was solidified not only by her strong interest in law matters but also by her passion for helping others meander the sometimes complex legal arena.

Eva strongly believes in giving back to the community. During her studies in law school, Eva volunteered at the Legal Aid Clinic, Family Law Information Centre at the Unified Family Court in Kingston (Ontario), and for other non-profit organizations through Pro Bono Canada. Currently, Eva is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Durham Region Law Association, and Rotary Club of York, and is a Director of the Taiwan Entrepreneurs Society Taipei/Toronto (TESTT).

"Business Law & Corporate Law:
Contract drafting, review and negotiation; incorporation and business set up; shareholder/partnership agreements; merger & acquisition; franchise agreement drafting and review; licensing agreements; corporate reorganization/estate freeze; commercial lease drafting, review and negotiation; employment law matters.

Commercial Litigation:
Debt Collection; contractual dispute; shareholder/partnership dispute; Real estate/Mortgage Litigation; Commercial Lease Disputes; Employment Law Litigation

Real Estate:
Residential/Commercial real estate purchase and sale; residential/commercial mortgage/financing; construction financing"




Leon Efraim

Thomas Eraim LLP, Barristers & Solicitors

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Leon is a business minded lawyer with over 15 years of experience. Leon is known as a problem solver who provides common sense advice on a cost effective basis. With a particular emphasis on corporate finance and corporate commercial law, Leon has worked with companies of various sizes at all stages of their business development. Leon advises public and private issuers in all sectors including real estate, technology, professional services, manufacturing, marketing and resources.

Leon’s clients include: investment firms, an angel investment organization, a federally and provincially funded investment fund, a large real estate brokerage and several property management firms. Leon is particularly active in working with start-up technology companies in the information technology, health sciences/medical technology, cleantech, and high tech manufacturing industries.




Christian S. Nikiforuk


Experienced Business lawyer who specializes in providing business and legal advice to fast paced and growing technology companies. Ten years’ experience as General Counsel (in house) lawyer with two internet related technology companies experiencing exponential growth and over 15 years’ experience as a corporate commercial lawyer. From how to setup the start up to how to finance it, and what to do to expand to the United and States and the world, and all the licensing, employment and intellectual properties issue in-between.

Traditional a la carte legal services (incorporations, shareholder agreements, purchase and sale of businesses, financings), but also a very cost effective monthly retainer model where I become a part-time General Counsel for your technology company and a part of your growing business team and company. This model permits proactive and strategic business and legal advice as opposed to just reactive legal advice.

Founding member and continuing board member of the Whitby Spark Angels - Hiker, mountain biker, climber, adventurer, environmentalist, reader, musician.