WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that several of our lawyers have been elected to the OBA’s Law Section executives for the 2023-2024 term.
Philip Cho, Partner, has been elected to the Insolvency Law Section as a Member-at-Large. He primarily practises in the area of insolvency and bankruptcy, with a complementary practice in security enforcement and litigation. Philip is well versed in assisting clients with matters concerning creditor rights, mortgage and personal property security enforcement, whether through direct litigation, power of sale, foreclosure or other types of enforcement proceedings.
Michael Ding, Associate, has been elected to the Taxation Law Section as a Member-at-Large. Michael’s practice revolves around advising on various tax and dispute resolution issues. Prior to joining WeirFoulds, Michael practised as Counsel with the Department of Justice where he appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Kelsey Ivory, Associate, has been elected as both the CPD Liaison of the Administrative Law Section and a Member-at-Large of the Health Law Section. Kelsey is a litigator focused on regulatory, administrative and public law. She has appeared before a number of tribunals and various levels of Court, and has experience advising on issues related to complaints and discipline, as well as appeals and judicial reviews.
Vipal Jain, Associate, has been elected to the Privacy and Access to Information Law Section as the Public Affairs Liaison. Vipal’s practice focuses on privacy and technology matters, enabling her to help organizations with matters relating to data governance, cybersecurity and business transactions.
Brian Kuchar, Partner, has been elected to the Construction and Infrastructure Law Section as a Member-at-Large. With a diverse litigation practice that includes commercial and civil matters, Brian works with a variety of clients on matters involving construction liens, deficiency claims, commercial leasing, and employment law.
Hayley Peglar, Partner, has been elected to the Trusts and Estates Law Section as a Member-at-Large. Hayley advises clients on a diverse range of civil and commercial litigation matters, with a focus on estate, trusts, and capacity litigation. Hayley advocates for individual and institutional clients in court proceedings and contested litigation, including variation of trust matters, dependant relief applications, guardianship applications, will challenge proceedings, and commercial disputes.
Emma Romano, Associate, has been elected as the Chair of the Entertainment, Media and Communication Law Section. Emma’s practice includes media and defamation, professional liability, and aviation law, as well as commercial and general civil litigation. She also practises in the areas of IT and IP law, with a focus on high-tech and Internet-based companies.
As members of the OBA Law Sections, our lawyers will play an important role in shaping the future of their practice areas, in addition to executing specific projects as assigned by the Chair, organizing specialized programming on current issues, advocating for streamlined procedures, and producing informative articles that keep section members up to date.
We wish each of them a great year with their respective Law Sections and executive teams.