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
Lyudmila (Lucy) Sivak
Lucy’s practice covers a range of corporate and commercial matters, including corporate structuring and reorganization, corporate governance, general corporate matters and securities issues. Her experience includes drafting various commercial agreements, including asset purchase, share purchase, shareholder, and partnership agreements. Lucy is also heavily involved in Fintech structuring and advisory, including cryptocurrency holdings, exchanges and mining operations.
Lucy strives to understand our clients’ needs and objectives, and believes that effective communication is essential in delivering legal services and building trust.
While in law school, Lucy was a senior case worker at the Osgoode Business Clinic, where she assisted small businesses owners with their legal needs. She also had a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution, and was able to mediate a number of small claims disputes.
Lucy is fluent in English and Russian.
In her spare time, Lucy likes travelling, playing the piano, listening to symphony orchestras, and playing chess and cooperative board games.
Lucy holds a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Art Expertise from Saint-Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences.