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Speak to a Lawyer with Avi Charney
59 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
011 – Daniel Reisner – The Most Interesting Legal Career
Daniel Reisner has the most interesting legal career. He is widely-recognized as one of Israel’s leading Public International Law experts. He served as Head of the Israel Defence Force’s International Law Department and advises the Israeli leadership on a wide variety of international-law related issues. From 1994 onwards, Daniel served as a senior member of Israel’s peace delegations with both Jordan and the Palestinians, working in the triple role of negotiator, legal advisor and drafter. In this capacity, he advised Prime Ministers Rabin, Peres, Netanyahu, Barak and Sharon, and participated in all of the negotiation sessions and summits, including those in Amman, Wye River, Camp David and Taba. Daniel now focuses on representing international clients (both private and governmental) in two specialist fields: commercial and regulatory aspects of large-scale Defence and Homeland Security projects; and (more uniquely) a diverse range of public international law issues. Daniel continues to advise senior members of the Israeli government on a variety of issues relating to the Middle East peace process and security issues. Daniel can be reached at: https://herzoglaw.co.il/en/our-team/daniel-reisner/The post 011 – Daniel Reisner – The Most Interesting Legal Career first appeared on Charney Legal.
48 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
010 – Sarah Boulby – A Glimpse into Family Law
Sarah Boulby, founding partner of Boulby Weinberg LLP, has practiced family law since 1993. She was recognized by Best Lawyers as the Toronto Family Lawyer of the Year for 2019. Ranked by Lexpert as one of Toronto’s Leading Practitioners of Family Law and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Sarah also serves as a Director of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Chair of the Family and Estates Committee of the Toronto Lawyers Association. Sarah gives us a glimpse into the journey of a family law lawyer. Sarah’s book recommendation: The Children Act, by Ian McEwan. Enjoy listening! Sarah and Avi, November 2020 The post 010 – Sarah Boulby – A Glimpse into Family Law first appeared on Charney Legal.
68 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
009 – Charles Ticker, Boutique Estates Lawyer and Mediator
Charles Ticker is an estates lawyer with over 40 years of experience who has successfully appeared at all levels of Ontario trial Courts and the Court of Appeal. He has vast estate litigation experience and is able to represent his clients effectively. Charles Ticker is also an experienced and qualified mediator. Fighting with a sibling over your parent’s estate? Before taking another step read his book “Bobby gets Bubkes”. Reading Recommendations by Charles: I Heard you Paint Houses by Charles Brandt Books by Ron Chernow: Alexander HamiltonGrantThe Warburgs Books by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Cat’s CradleBreakfast of ChampionsGod Bless You, Mr. RosewaterSlaughterhouse Five Further Reading Recommendations The Art of Cross- Examination By Francis Wellman ( I think it is free on the web) Alan Dershowitz- The Genesis of Justice Books that I didnt mention but great for negotiation and mediation: Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila HeenThe post 009 – Charles Ticker, Boutique Estates Lawyer and Mediator first appeared on Charney Legal.
59 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
008 – Albert Oosterhoff, A Voice of Reason, Professor Emeritus and Firm Counsel;
Albert Oosterhoff is a Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law at Western University and has taught at the University of Windsor and Western University in the areas of Wills, Trusts, and Property Law. He taught Trusts for a number of years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. He also held positions as Associate and Acting Dean at Western. Professor Oosterhoff has been in private practice and has written numerous articles, comments and books in the areas of Wills, Estates, Trusts, and Property Law. An author of many publications, including Oosterhoff on Trusts: Text, Commentary and Materials (8th edition), Oosterhoff on Wills and Succession (now in its 7th edition), he served as an Associate Editor of the Dominion Law Reports, the Canadian Criminal Cases and the Ontario Reports for many years. He has also served as Editor in Chief of the Estates, Trusts and Pension Journal. Professor Oosterhoff is widely respected for his extensive knowledge in this practice area. ** This episode qualifies for one (1) Substantive CPD hour by the Law Society of Ontario. The Professor’s book recommendations include: * Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing (2018), a beautifully written novel about an abused young woman who lived in the North Carolina lowlands. She was shunned and maltreated by the town folk, but overcame great adversity. * Kim Michele Richardson, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, a moving story about people with blue skin and pack horse librarians in the mountains of eastern Kentucky during the 1930s and 1940s. * Ariel Lawhon, Code Name Hélène, about a real-life heroine working with the Maquisards in occupied France * Madeline Miller, Circe. Circe was a daughter of Helios, the sun god. She was a witch and a troublemaker. The book describes her interaction with mythical people such as the Minotaur, Daedalus, Icarus, Odysseus, etc. * Kate Quinn, The Alice Network, 2017, about female spies during WW I and II, It is a novel, but is bases on historical figures. Other authors: * Anthony Burgess – all of his books. A great stylist. * Anthony Powell: A Dance to the Music of Time, a novel about manners in the 1930s. Also a great stylist * JRR Tolkien Medieval mysteries – Ellis Peters, the Brother Cadfael mysteries and also mysteries by many other authors A few modern mysteries: Sarah Caudwell, a British Barrister who died early, wrote four delightful legal mysteries involving several young barristers practicing in Lincoln’s Inn: *The Shortest Way to Hades *The Sibyl in Her Grave *The Sirens Sang of Murder *Thus Was Adonis Murdered Some Biographies: * Hilary Mantel, the Wolf Hall Trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, who served as Henry VIII’s chief minister, until he too was beheaded. * Eric Metaxas, Amazing Grace about William Wilberforce and the campaign to abolish slavery. [[cf. the hymn Amazing Grace by the former slaver, John Newton]] and * (Dietrich) Bonhoeffer, the German Lutheran theologian who was implicated in the plot to kill Hitler and was executed a few days before the end of the war.The post 008 – Albert Oosterhoff, A Voice of Reason, Professor Emeritus and Firm Counsel; first appeared on Charney Legal.
45 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
007 – Marc Isaacs – Canada’s leading Admiralty, Maritime, Transportation and Insurance lawyer.
Over the last 24 years, Marc has had a varied litigation practice, with a special emphasis on insurance and transportation related cases. Portrait of Marc Isaacs Marc has been involved in a number of precedent setting maritime law cases including cases defining the scope of Canada’s Admiralty jurisdiction, the effect of forum selection clauses in bills of lading under Canada’s Marine Liability Act, the interpretation of “freight pre-paid” on shipping documents, maritime liens and limitation of liability. Marc has responded to client’s legal emergencies for the arrest or release of ships, the freeing of detained cargo and similar injunctions. Outside the courtroom, Marc’s experience includes being involved in the immediate on-scene response to ship casualties including crew injuries, oil spills, dock strikings and ship-board fires. Since 2009, Marc has been included in the peer reviewed publication Best Lawyers in Canada for maritime law. In addition, Marc has been named in the International Who’s Who of Maritime and Shipping Lawyers among many others, and Canadian Lawyer Magazine has named Isaacs & Co. one of Canada’s top Maritime law boutique firms. In 2017 Marc became the President of the Canadian Maritime Law Association. Marc is also a Past President of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association and a Past President of the Marine Club. In addition Marc is an active speaker and participant in the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters and a member of the Advocates’ Society. Marc is also an Adjunct Professor of Admiralty Law at the University of Toronto Law School. Some of Marc’s book recommendations include: To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, by Arthur HermanFreakonomics, by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven LevittOutliers, by Malcolm GladwellThe Last Day, The last Hour: The Currie Libel Trial, By Hon. Robert SharpeThree Day Road, By Joseph BoydenAll the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr Contact Marc at www.iolaw.ca This episode qualifies for 45 minutes of Substantive CPD hours by the Law Society of Ontario.The post 007 – Marc Isaacs – Canada’s leading Admiralty, Maritime, Transportation and Insurance lawyer. first appeared on Charney Legal.
38 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
006 Joseph Groia – A Legend on Bay Street, Part II
Joseph Groia In this fascinating Part II episode, Joe Groia, a legend on Bay Street, goes into detail about the case of incivility against him. It started in 2010 with: Law Society of Upper Canada v. Joseph Peter Paul Groia, 2010 ONLSHP 78 Law Society of Upper Canada v. Joseph Peter Paul Groia, 2012 ONLSHP 94 Law Society of Upper Canada v. Joseph Peter Paul Groia, 2013 ONLSHP 59 Law Society of Upper Canada v. Joseph Peter Paul Groia, 2013 ONLSAP 41 Joseph Groia v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2015 ONSC 686 Groia v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2016 ONCA 471 And Ultimately the Supreme Court case, where Joe gets acquitted: Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27,  1 SCR 772 Joe’s story can teach us all about resilience, moral aptitude and professional conviction. Please reference part one for Joe’s extensive list of book recommendations! The post 006 Joseph Groia – A Legend on Bay Street, Part II first appeared on Charney Legal.
47 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
005 Joseph Groia – A Legend on Bay Street, Part 1
Joseph Groia, is a Canadian lawyer specializing in securities litigation. He has been ranked as one of Canada’s 500 Leading Lawyers (Lexpert) since 2000 and is consistently rated as one of Canada’s top securities litigators by the same and other publications. He received his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981. At the beginning of his career, he worked for the Ontario Securities Commission where he served as Associate General Counsel and then Director of Enforcement. In 1990, he joined the Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie as a litigation partner and stayed there until he founded Groia & Company in 2000. Mr. Groia is perhaps best known for his successful defence of John Felderhof in an almost decade-long trial resulting from the Bre-X Minerals scandal, the largest mining fraud in Canadian history. Part one (1) covers Joe’s professional background and in Part two (II) we discuss the Felderhof case and the case of incivility again Joe in Groia v The Law Society of Upper Canada. Joe shares his wisdom and anecdotes in this wide-ranging podcast episode, as well as his book recommendations. You are welcome: – Final VerdictAdela Rogers St. JohnsCriminal Law– Letters to a Young LawyerAlan DershowitzThe Legal Profession– Grit (The Power of Passion and Perseverance)Angela DuckworthPsychology / Motivation– Fools Gold (The Making of a Global Market Fraud)Brian HutchinsonSecurities Law / Market Fraud– A LifeClaire L’Heureux Dube (Constance Backhouse)Quebec Civil Law– American IconoclastClarence DarrowBiography– The Story of My LifeClarence DarrowCorporate law, labour law, criminal law,civil liberties, judicial system– The Injustice System (A murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong)Clive Stafford SmithCriminal Procedure– At The BarDavid MargolickThe Legal Profession– Just Lawyers (Seven Portraits)David Ricardo WilliamsThe Legal Profession– The Last Trials of Clarence DarrowDonald McRaeCriminal Law– One Man’s FreedomEdward Bennett WilliamsCivil Liberties– The Art of Cross-ExaminationFrancis L. WellmanTrial / Civil Procedure– Searching For Justice (An Autobiography)Fred KaufmanCriminal Law– John J. Robinette Peerless Mentor: An AppreciationGeorge D. FinlaysonTrial / Criminal Procedure– Clarence Darrow For The DefenceIrving StoneJustice, equality, freedom, human dignity– Big TroubleJ. Anthony LukasTrial– Tangled WebsJames B. StewartProfessional Responsibility and Legal Ethics– Clarence DarrowJohn A. FarrellBiography– A Civil ActionJonathan HarrCivil Procedure / Environmental Law– My Life in CourtLouis NizerCriminal Law / Civil Law– Reflections Without MirrorsLouis NizerMemoir, Psychology, Philosophy– Bringing Law to Life (Bora Laskin)Philip GiradHuman Rights / Labour Law– Lawyers Gone Bad (Money, Sex, and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession)Philip SlaytonThe Legal Profession– The Last TrialScott TurowInsider Trading, Fraud, Murder– Brian Dickson: A Judge’s JourneySharpe and RoachBiography / Canadian Judiciary System– The Art of WarSun-tzuTreatise, Biography, Military art– Fundamentals of Trial TechniquesThomas A. MauetTrial– Canadian Maverick (The Life and Times of Ivan C. Rand)William KaplanCivil Liberties / Labour Law– Go East Young ManWilliam O. DouglasAutobiographyBook Recommendations from A Legend on Bay Street The post 005 Joseph Groia – A Legend on Bay Street, Part 1 first appeared on Charney Legal.
54 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
004 Stan Fisher – Leading Arbitrator, Distinguished Litigator. Experience Personified.
Stan G. Fisher was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1961. As counsel, Stan represented domestic and international clients, governments, and government agencies across five decades in all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada, and in numerous large-scale arbitrations and mediations. Over the past eight years Stan has acted as a neutral, regularly appointed as mediator, sole arbitrator, and to three-person panels as chair or party nominee on a broad range of complex commercial matters, including: corporate contractual issues; construction and real estate disputes; shipping and marine matters; shareholder claims; and mortgage remedies. Stan begun his legal career in 1961 as a Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario and Court of Appeal for Ontario. He was then a leading litigator at McMillan LLP from 1962 – 1995 before joining Hennan Blakie LLP until its demise in 2012. Stan is presently a leading Arbitrator and Mediator at Arbitration Place. As one of the most experienced practitioners out there, said without reservation, Stan shares his legal stories from his years of experience. Stan’s book recommendations include: Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, by Michael B. Oren House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia, by Craig Unger.The post 004 Stan Fisher – Leading Arbitrator, Distinguished Litigator. Experience Personified. first appeared on Charney Legal.
70 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
003 – Natalie Vukovich, Leading Canadian Commercial Real Estate Lawyer
Natalie Vukovich discusses her personal journey of how she built a successful career as a leading Canadian commercial leasing lawyer. She is the named partner of the best rated commercial real estate firm Daoust Vukovich LLP, and shares words of wisdom on how to succeed as a lawyer today. Natalie is the epitome of a leading lawyer in Canada, with strong values, work ethic, drive and commitment to succeed. She was called to the Ontario bar in 1985. Natalie can be found at https://www.dv-law.com/ Natalie’s Book Recommendations: 1. The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck 2. Paris to the Moon, by Adam Gopnik 3. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown This episode qualifies for one (1) hour of Substantive CPD hours by the Law Society of Ontario. Please download, listen, rate, review and Enjoy!The post 003 – Natalie Vukovich, Leading Canadian Commercial Real Estate Lawyer first appeared on Charney Legal.
53 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
002 Donald Carr – Legal Innovator and Estates Lawyer Par Excellence
EPISODE SUMMARY Donald Carr is a highly-regarded legal practitioner, with expansive experience dating back to 1951. After practicing litigation, commercial leasing and public and private corporate law, Donald focused his practice on estates and trusts and charities law. He has been advising on estate and succession planning, estate and trust administration and general business matters for many years and provides specialized expertise and counsel to individuals and charitable organizations. He was a founder and senior partner of Goodman and Carr LLP as well as the firm’s Chair for its first 25 years. In 2006, Donald was appointed to the Order of Ontario which is reserved for Ontarians from all fields of endeavour, whose excellence has left a lasting legacy in the province. He received the province’s highest honour for his exceptional work in serving as counsel to a wide range of charities and not-for-profit organizations and for contributing to access to justice through his pro bono legal work. Donald has played significant roles in a multitude of community organizations, both locally and across Canada, and has served on the boards of directors of several well-known commercial ventures. Estates lawyer par excellence, Donald is currently Counsel at Aird & Berlis. Experience most lawyers can only dream of, on this episode we find out how Donald started out and how he grew his practice and his law firm. The post 002 Donald Carr – Legal Innovator and Estates Lawyer Par Excellence first appeared on Charney Legal.
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