JIWA LAW OFFICE
805 Middlefield Rd.
Scarborough, ON M1V 4Z6
Tel: 416 494-2484
Toll Free: 1 866 293-1793
JIWA HAS 17 YEARS EXPERIENCE in many areas of law and can help you. His philosophy is that fighting in courts is very expensive and as such it is essential that a proper analysis is undertaken of the strengths and weaknesses of your case before embarking in litigation. If you fight a case, either in suing someone or defending a case, and lose the case, not only you would incur your own substantial legal costs, but you would also be ordered to pay significant costs to the winning party. The consequences of fighting cases without a proper in depth review of the merits of the case can have devastating consequences to the client.
North of Finch St. and South of Steeles Ave.
HOURS: Mon to Fri 9:30 to 5:30
Evening/weekend appointments by appointment only.
In certain types of cases, we can give you a free consultation. Consultation lasts about 30 minutes but is intended for a general discussion and in a free consultation we cannot give you legal opinion of your case, strengths or weakness of your case, or issues relating to limitations issue.
In order to give a proper opinion on your case, it takes time to uncover and understand all facts and documentary evidence necessary before a sound decision can be made. It is preferable to invest time and efforts before it is too late which could be very costly in the long run.
To minimize legals costs, before you seek a consultation, prepare a detailed written summary of all of your facts, arrange documents properly, prepare a list of questions for your lawyer to answer so that time with lawyer is better spent in discussing your legals issues rather than trying to identify and understand your facts. Jiwa recommends that as soon as you have problems, start writing notes of events as they are happening as people often forget what happened.
WE ARE EXPERIENCED TO FIND SOLUTIONS FOR YOU.
ALNAZ I. JIWA obtained his law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1995, and was called to bar (became a lawyer) in 1997. During 17 years of practising law, he has helped many clients in suing and/or defending in the Superior Court of Ontario, Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, and also appealed or defended appeals in the Divisional Court as well as Ontario Court of Appeal. He has also represented clients in the Federal Court Trial Division up to the Federal Court of Appeal. He has also represented clients in British Columbia Courts in their trial division all the way to the B.C Court of Appeal.
Jiwa is experienced in many different kinds of cases from Criminal charges, seeking the return of children apprehended by CAS, suing for breach of franchise law or breach of fiduciary duties or breach of contract or defending actions brought by others against his clients, and to arguing cases in various appeal courts.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PROPERLY identify your grounds of legal issues, properly determine the strength or weakness of your case, determine the quality of your documentary evidence or quality of your witnesses to determine your likelihood of success or failure. It is very important to properly analyze your case upfront and to take appropriate steps, to avoid devastating results at the end. If your case is very weak, it is better that you find out earlier than after incurring significant legal costs with the added risk of paying opponent's legal costs as well.
There are many cases of real success Jiwa has obtained for his clients. For example a client was fired by her employer after working there for 26 years on grounds that she offered to service the employer's client under the table for her own benefit. The client was devastated. In that state she signed a release in exchange for just over $3,000.00 in compensation. Although the release was signed releasing the employer of all damages suffered by her, Jiwa sued the employer and managed to recover $135,000.00 in damages for the client..
Jiwa also takes steps to minimize your legal costs by asking you to do as much work as you can yourself, such as preparing index of documentary brief, etc.
If you have any simple or serious legal problems, let Jiwa with his experience help you in your case.
CIVIL LITIGATION: bring an action to recover monies owed to you; for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty; breach of trust; oppression remedies (corporations); damages for various torts; defending against claims brought against you; etc.
Cases in Superior Courts under ordinary (unlimited) stream; Simplified Procedures (limit to $100,000.00) stream, Small Claims Court (limit $25,000.00). Can conduct trials, motions, motion for summary judgment, etc.
FAMILY LAW: custody and access; child or spousal support; equalization of net family property; unequal division of net family property; cohabitation or separation agreements; variation applications; children apprehended by Children's Aid Society; etc.
Cases handled in Superior Court of Justice (includes property and divorce claims), Ontario Court of Justice (no property or divorce issues).
CRIMINAL LAW: simple assaults to serious assaults such as assault with weapon, etc.; fraud under; fraud over; theft; sexual assaults; impaired driving; etc.
Cases handled under summary, indictable or hybrid offences. A summary conviction offences are the least serious kind of charges, and the trial is held in Ontario Court of Justice before a Judge only, while indictable offences are much more serious and in most charges (excluding murder, etc.) the accused can choose to have a trial before a jury and a judge.
WRONGFUL DISMISSAL: damages for wrongful or constructive dismissal;
FEDERAL COURT MATTERS: such as tax reassessments; copyright violations; etc.
APPEALS: to Divisional Court; Ontario or Federal Courts of Appeal; etc.
Appeals are quite complicated. First question to ask is if leave to appeal is required or whether the appeal can proceed as of right. The next (often very difficult question) is which court to appeal to, which could be a Judge of the Superior Court, or before three judges of the Divisional Court, or before three judges (sometimes five judges) of the Ontario Court of Appeal. For the vast majority cases, this is the highest courtm but cases can be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, either with leave or as of right. Our attempt is to do the best at the first insistence to avoid appeals.
CORPORATE & BUSINESS LAW: new corporations; purchase of business; shareholder agreements; shareholders or partnership disputes; etc.
We do most business transactions such as buying, selling, or incorporating as well as reviewing leases, or drafting shareholder/partnership agreements. Jiwa has brought action in court arguing cases of director's breaches, shareholder disputes, misrepresentation disputes, etc.
REAL ESTATE LAW: purchase and sale closings; refinancing; disputes relating to real property; etc.
Resale or new home purchase closings, refinancing, commercial buildings, etc.
WILLS & ESTATE: prepare wills, powers of attorney for property or health; wills disputes; estate matters; etc
This is very tricky. Many people ask for preparing simple Wills. However, drafting Wills is a very complicated process, and simple Wills are not very efficient way of protecting your hard earned assets. The first question would be to seek ways to reduce probate fees, such as by making multiple Wills. If the beneficiaries are minors, who will take care of the children's inheritance, and when the inheritance should be distributed, when they turn 18, or over a period of time. If you have any handicapped children or other dependants, you would have to consider arranging for their care. If you have business you need to make arrangements for managing it. What if one of your children is in debt, or cannot manage money well, would you want to distribute the inheritance to them or place them in trust to avoid their creditors to garnishee it and/or to make sure the spendthrift child cannot waste the inheritance. These are some of the issues to consider when making your Will.
Our suggestion is for clients to seek a consultation (about 1 or 2 hours) to review your circumstances, and then decide what kind of Will would be appropriate in your circumstances.
TIP: many people loan monies to their friends, siblings, children etc. Jiwa strongly recommends that such loans be properly documented and where possible a lien or mortgage be placed. This is not to protect you from your friend's or relative's intent to repay, but if that person does run into problems (such as divorce, debts, other creditor's legal action, etc.) the written agreement or lien or mortgage, if registered, would protect you, failing which other creditors would benefit as opposed to you.
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