Jonathan H. Marler
Jonathan Marler is a renowned lawyer and the Managing Partner of Marler Law Firm, located in Oakville, Ontario. He began his academic journey by earning a B.A. in English Literature from Bishop’s University, in Lennoxville, Quebec in 1970. In the same year, he became the John Bassett Memorial Scholar in Law at the University of New Brunswick, where he later earned his law degree.
In 1973, Jonathan was called to the Bar of New Brunswick, and he articled with James Dufferin Harper, Q.C. in the same province. He moved to Toronto, Ontario, where he articled with David G. Humphrey, Q.C., who later became the Honorable Mr. Justice Harper of the Superior Court of Justice. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1975 and has since then been engaged in a litigation practice, representing various clients, both personal and corporate, in many areas of the law.
Jonathan opened the Marler Law Firm in Oakville in 2006, where he and his team offer a wide range of legal services. The firm’s approach is to provide cost-effective solutions for clients while maintaining a respectful approach to those clients and opposing parties and their lawyers.
Jonathan is known for his problem-solving approach to the practice of law, which he shares with his young associates, law students, and high-school co-op students, hoping to help them achieve careers that are as rewarding as his own. He firmly believes in helping clients move forward with their lives, regardless of the legal disputes they face, which requires a practical and common-sense approach. His approach was accurately described by a former student and associate, who now refers to Jonathan as his mentor, as follows:
In the practice of law, I have tried to follow two basic rules. First: solve the problem – do not add to it. My mentor, when I started to practice always referred to himself, not as a lawyer, but as a problem solver. I always follow that mantra and focus on pursuing solutions to the problem I am asked to address. I adopt that approach to all my cases. Although, if a fight is unavoidable, I am quite prepared and willing to engage in one, as my curriculum vitae demonstrates. Second: help people move forward with their lives. Whether someone is buying a home, developing a business, separating from a spouse, administering an estate, resolving an issue with an employee or an employer or caught up in any other kind of conflict, I encourage my client to look to the future and not be stuck in the quicksand of legal disputes. That means moving forward, looking for solutions and not engaging in grudge matches: a reasonable and cost-effective solution requires a practical and common-sense approach.
At Marler Law Firm, the hourly rate for legal support services ranges from $200 to $600 per hour, depending on the experience of the lawyer involve, and the firms offers flat-rate fees and/or contingency-fee agreements for some files.
Jonathan recognizes that the legal system can be complex, frustrating, and sometimes intimidating for clients. As such, Jonathan and his team of associates work diligently to unravel the legal difficulties faced by their clients from their first meeting in a no-obligation, no-fee consultation.
Jonathan H. Marler
M. Danish Shah, H.B.A, LL.B, Q.ARB
Danish Shah is an accomplished Associate Lawyer at Marler Law Firm in Oakville, Ontario, and one of the Founding Partners at Butz & Company in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is highly regarded in the legal community for his keen sense in developing and executing effective legal strategies that best fit his client’s situation.
Danish has a wealth of experience in handling a diverse range of legal matters, including administrative law, criminal law, employment law, family law, and real estate law matters. He firmly believes that his knowledge, experience, and sensibility enable him to handle his cases both expeditiously and successfully. Danish understands that when a case is handled competently from start to finish, the chances of success increase substantially.
Born and raised in a military family that served under British India to serving in the Pakistani Air Force and the Civil Aviation Authority until their move to North America, Danish Shah has lived in Karachi, New York, Mississauga, Canterbury, and Regina. Danish’s diverse background gives him a unique perspective that helps him better understand the complex legal issues faced by his clients.
As a first-generation lawyer, Danish believes that no one is above the law, not even those entrusted to preside over it.
Danish is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Law Society of Ontario, the ADR Institute Saskatchewan, and Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan. His commitment to pro bono work and his community is an essential part of his practice. Danish Shah’s strong work ethic, legal expertise, and commitment to justice make him a highly respected member of the legal community.
M. Danish Shah, H.B.A, LL.B, Q.ARB
Sheridan Smith is a talented Associate at the Marler Law Firm in Oakville, Ontario, who has achieved impressive accomplishments in her young career.
She was called to the Law Society Bar in November 2022 and her primary practice areas are Family Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Litigation. She attended law school at the University of Leicester in the U.K. and graduated in 2020. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Sheridan obtained a Bachelors of Social Work degree from the Metropolitan University in Toronto, Ontario, and is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers.
Sheridan's commitment to helping others extends beyond her career as a lawyer. She is a dedicated member of the social work community and uses her skills to make a positive impact on people's lives. Sheridan is also known for her love of sports and visual art projects.
Her well-rounded interests and experiences make her an engaging and dynamic individual both in and outside of the legal world.
Mitchell A. Kane
With a primary focus on Wills & Estates, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law, Mitchell is a highly skilled legal professional who brings a wealth of expertise to his clients.
Mitchell obtained an Honours LLB from the University of Exeter, a prestigious law school in the UK. Prior to his legal career, he earned an Honours BA in Criminology from Wilfred Laurier University, where he also minored in Law and Society. This diverse academic background has given Mitchell a unique perspective on the law and its role in society.
Born and raised in the small community of Binbrook, Ontario, Mitchell has always been deeply connected to his roots. He still resides in the same town where he grew up, and he takes great pride in serving his local community as a lawyer. Mitchell understands the unique challenges facing small-town residents and businesses, and he works tirelessly to ensure that his clients receive the best possible legal representation.
When he’s not practicing law, Mitchell enjoys playing hockey and baseball, spending quality time with his two dogs, listening to music, and playing video games.
Mitchell’s passion for law, his commitment to his clients, and his deep connection to his community make him an exceptional legal professional. Whether you need help with your will and estate planning, corporate matters, or real estate transactions, Mitchell Kane is the lawyer you can trust to protect your interests and achieve your goals.
Mitchell A. Kane
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