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September 23, 2016
Cheryl Goldhart Featured in Law Times
Cheryl Goldhart was recently featured in Law Times, discussing the changing modes of communication and the role social media has to play in divorce cases as of late. Read the full article below.
August 11, 2016
Cheryl selected in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
Cheryl Goldhart was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in the field of Family Law. This marks the 10th year Cheryl has been included on the Best Lawyers® list since she was first included in 2008.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.
Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
June 9, 2016
Cheryl receives OBA Award of Excellence
On May 30, 2016, Cheryl Goldhart received the prestigious 2016 OBA Award for Excellence in Family Law in Memory of James G. McLeod.
Each year, the Award is given to a lawyer who has demonstrated: (a) exemplary teaching of family law and practice; (b) advancing the practice of alternative dispute resolution; (c) developing family law; and (d) leadership in the family law bar.
The event had one of the highest attendances since the Award’s inception, indicating how well respected Cheryl is in the family law bar.
Cheryl is honoured to have received the Award. She is thankful to all those who wrote letters of support in favour of her nomination, and to the many judges, lawyers and friends who attended the event to celebrate her achievements.
Pictured from left to right: Farley Cohen (Award Sponsor), Cheryl Goldhart, Sharon Shore (Chair of the OBA, Family Law Section), Ed Upenieks (President of the OBA)
May 30, 2016
A warm welcome to Eric Sadvari
Eric has practiced exclusively in the area of the family law since his call to the bar. He is experienced in all forms of advocacy including litigation/arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. He also prepares separation agreements, cohabitation agreements, and marriage contracts.
Eric has appeared at all levels of Court in the province, including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
He takes pride in providing his clients with efficient, professional representation.
We are all excited about the new possibilities Eric Sadvari has brought to Goldhart & Associates and look forward to collaborating with him to provide our clients even better legal services.
May 5, 2016
Cheryl Goldhart awarded the 2016 OBA Award for Excellence
Cheryl Goldhart has been awarded the prestigious 2016 OBA Award for Excellence in Family Law in Memory of James G. McLeod. Each year, one well deserving family law lawyer in Ontario is honoured with this Award for demonstrating: (a) exemplary teaching of family law and practice; (b) advancing the practice of alternative dispute resolution; (c) developing family law; and (d) leadership in the family law bar.
The Award for Excellence in Family Law will be presented to Cheryl Goldhart by the Ontario Bar Association, Family Law Section at its annual dinner on May 30, 2016 at the Granite Club.
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April 1, 2016
A warm welcome to our latest member of the team: Samantha Chousky.
Samantha joined Goldhart & Associates in January, 2016, where she is continuing the practice that she built up over the past 17 years with Tom Bastedo, Q.C.
Samantha practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has extensive experience dealing with all issues arising from separation, including complex financial issues and difficult parenting matters. She also regularly employs alternative methods of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
In her litigation practice, Samantha has appeared before all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
We, at Goldhart & Associates are glad to have her on our team. Samantha's experience, skill and expertise as a family lawyer will continue to be an asset for our ever-growing roster of satisfied clients.
February 29, 2016
Annie co-chairs the 2016 OBA Institute - Family Law Program
Annie Noa Kenet recently co-chaired the 2016 OBA Institute Family Law Program. The institute is the largest gathering of lawyers in Ontario for continuing legal education, with the family law program drawing a record 170 participants this year. The program consisted of 19 speakers including 6 judges and 2 discussion panels.
This is the second time that Annie has co-chaired the program, a role she assumes through her ongoing work on the OBA Family Law Executive.
October 7, 2015
Cheryl Goldhart co-chaired "Conduct of the Family
Cheryl Goldhart recently co-chaired the program, “Conduct of the Family Law Motion”. The program was a joint program of The Advocates' Society and The Law Society of Upper Canada designed to teach participants about effective advocacy at motions. The program consisted of esteemed speakers followed by an interactive teaching seminar.
Goldhart & Associates’ strives to increase our own knowledge base and to teach/share our experiences with others. Cheryl Goldhart excels in this endeavor. She frequently lectures about family law at various continuing legal education programs and sits on various boards advancing family law issues.
August 14, 2015
Named Top Lawyer
We would like to proudly announce that Cheryl Goldhart has been named Top Lawyer by Global Directory of Who's Who. The Global Directory of Who's Who is an annual, hard covered publication which recognizes Executives and Professionals for their accomplishments and contributions to the global marketplace. This prestigious designation is awarded to a select few, marking their achievement in professions such as law, medicine, dentistry, architecture, education etc.
February 23, 2015
a New Associate.
Goldhart & Associates would like to welcome our new associate, Maneesha Mehra. Maneesha has joined firm in February 2015 after practicing at several boutique family law firms in Toronto. She was called to the bar in 2006 after articling with a full-service law firm. She has experience in civil litigation, but has been practising family law exclusively since January 2008.
Maneesha focuses on practical solutions to complex problems. Her practice involves all aspects of family law and she routinely provides clients with advice regarding custody and access, support, property division, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, divorce and inter-jurisdictional family law issues. In addition, Maneesha has experience with appellate work both at the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal.
Maneesha recently appeared at the Court of Appeal in regards to an inter-jurisdictional dispute that raised interconnected issues of women’s autonomy, abortion rights, mobility and judicial deference among jurisdictions. The matter was litigated vigorously up to Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada with success in preserving the client’s right to mobility and personal autonomy.
Maneesha has advocated on behalf of her clients at the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal of Ontario and at mediations and arbitrations.
We are glad to have an accomplished associate such as her on our team and look forward to working with her to help our clients achieve just resolutions.