MARISA LAU, BCOM, J.D.
Marisa is a business, real estate and estates lawyer with a focus on estate structuring, real estate and corporate reorganizations.
Marisa’s experience encompasses a broad range of estates and commercial issues, including asset and share sale transactions, securitization, estate administration, asset protection and corporate structuring and reorganization. She also regularly advises clients on estates, trust and real estate structuring, and frequently engages in contract negotiation and contract drafting for her clients. Marisa’s experience allows her to identify problems in commercial and real estate transactions before they occur making her a valuable advisor to any real estate or commercial investor.
In the community Marisa has actively promoted access to legal services by designing and conducting conflict resolution workshops, conflict-coaching and mediation at the Small Claims Court in low-income areas of Toronto. Marisa has also volunteered her time with the Pro Bono Canada Family Law project.
Marisa is conversant in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and is active in the Chinese community.
In her spare time, Marisa likes to try new activities, travel, snowboard and perform music.
Marisa obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and prior to that, a Bachelor of Commerce degree (B.Com.) from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in Transportation and Logistics.
Bryan Kravetz, BA, J.D.
Bryan’s practice has a dual focus of business and family law. In addition to being able to provide valuable foresight into estates issues that come up in business, his unique experience allows him to identify and preempt family issues that may affect our business and corporate clients.
Bryan articled at a prominent civil litigation firm and subsequently took up residence as advisor to the CEO of a multi-national advocacy organization, addressing both business and constitutional issues. In that role he was also instrumental in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. Immediately prior to joining Grinhaus Law Firm, Bryan was practicing in the areas of Real Estate, Estates, and Family Law at a boutique practice. His experience there drove him to focus on Family Law, having recognized the unique interplay between real estate, estates and corporate matters in the midst of family disputes.
Bryan is fluent in English and conversant in Hebrew.
In his spare time, Bryan loves to water ski, play basketball and is on a competitive level ultimate Frisbee team.
Bryan obtained his J.D. from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and prior to that, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario.
Janice P. Warren
Immigration Counsel, Practicing in Association
Janice Warren (yourpassporttoamerica.com) has been practicing Immigration Law in Toronto for over 20 years. Her extensive experience has allowed her to focus on helping people migrate to Canada and emigrate to other countries, most notably the United States.
Ms. Warren frequently engages the community by providing lectures to a variety of organizations and guilds on matters relating to immigration to Canada and emigration to the United States and other countries. She regularly advises small- and mid-sized business owners, as well as multinational corporations, as well as artists and entertainers representing a broad cross section of the arts. She frequently consults with a variety of entrepreneurial groups who are interested in the issues that face Canadians who want to move to the United States.
Ms. Warren has been counsel to a non-profit housing organization for 15 years and has served on the board of the Ontario Crafts Council for 10 years.
Ms. Warren has previously been the owner of a gourmet food retail/wholesale/catering business and was a published food critic for 15 years. She is also a collector of contemporary art glass and belongs to two global organizations.
Phone: (416) 323-7767
Fern Karsh, BA, J.D.
Securities and Regulatory Compliance Counsel, Practicing in Association
Fern is a lawyer and compliance consultant with a securities law and General Counsel practice focused on blockchain and frontier asset management.
Fern provides counsel with respect to initial coin offerings, investment funds, promoters and brands, exchanges and Blockchain as a service businesses. With a background as a General Counsel in wealth management Fern is experienced with managing broad business legal needs and has niche expertise in securities laws and regulatory compliance, including with respect to such securities industry registrants as investment fund managers, portfolio managers and exempt market dealers. She is experienced with counseling businesses ranging from billion dollar companies to early stage start-ups and brings a practical and big picture legal and regulatory risk perspective.
Fern began her career at a large Bay Street full service firm prior to her engagement as General Counsel of a leading national $2 billion RESP company, followed by a Toronto mutual fund, hedge fund manager.
She is passionate about innovation, public policy and social impact. She has wide ranging interests and is actively engaged in and connected to the community, including the technology community. In addition to her background in business, economics and law, she has a background in the performing arts, community volunteering experience including Junior Achievement’s Entrepreneurship Program, and experience counseling and serving as a director and Corporate Secretary on boards of directors of charities and not-for-profits. She currently serves as a Vice-Commodore of the Island Yacht Club and as a judge and mentor for several local and international start-up funding competitions.
Litigation Counsel, Practicing in Association
Over the past 35 years, John Freeman (email@example.com) has appeared in Courts at all levels in Ontario, on behalf of clients seeking resolution of their employment, estate, family law and general commercial disputes. He regularly conducts seminars on estate planning, for various financial institutions.
John is married with two children. For nine years, he sat on the Board of Directors of West Park Healthcare Center, a long term and chronic care facility in Toronto, where for the last two years of his tenure John was the Board Chair. Currently John is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the West Park Healthcare Center Foundation.
Following his graduation from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, John attended and received an LLB degree from the University of Toronto Law School. John also obtained an LLM degree in Constitutional Law, from the Osgoode Hall Law School, at York University in Toronto.
Phone: (416) 969-1808