Sara maintains a general litigation practice with a focus on corporate commercial litigation, professional negligence, fraud, and administrative disputes.
She regularly represents companies, businesspersons, and regulated professionals. Sara has been lead counsel on professional liability and real property matters proceeding to trial and appeal. Her practice often involves injunctions and extraordinary remedies, including obtaining Mareva orders through urgent motions and applications.
Prior to joining the firm, Sara practiced civil and criminal litigation. She has successfully represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as in mediations and commercial arbitrations.
As an articling student with Crown Law Office – Civil, Sara worked on a variety of litigation matters including class actions, Aboriginal law claims, and judicial review applications. Sara received a dual Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in International Affairs at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs where she graduated on the Dean’s Honor List. During law school, she was a member of the World Trade Organization moot team that reached the semi-finals in Washington D.C. and was awarded for their written submissions. Prior to law school, she completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia. Sara previously worked at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada’s litigation unit and at the Legal Bureau of Global Affairs Canada.
Sara was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2020. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and the Group of Racialized Ontario Women Litigators.
Recent Representative Work
- Beaudin v. Travelers Insurance Company of Canada, 2022 ONCA 806 – counsel to the successful appellant in an appeal concerning the correct statutory interpretation of Ontario’s Off-Road Vehicles Act
- Acted for co-owners of a closely held concrete business on an application for corporate oppression, fraud, misuse of company property, and successfully resisted the appointment of a receiver
- Wayne Safety Inc. v. Diana Gendelman et al., 2023 ONSC 2478 – successful in obtaining extraordinary relief in the form of Anton Piller, Mareva, Norwich relief and multiple certificates of pending litigation to address an ongoing fraud
- Markham Travel Health Clinic et al. v. Tians Medical Services Inc., 2023 ONSC (unreported) – successfully resisted an injunction arising in the context of a contract dispute related to Covid-19 testing
- Brookfield Residential (Ontario) Limited v. Yuskov, 2022 ONSC 2162 (unreported) – brought a motion for summary judgment and secured damages against a purchaser who failed to close on a property transaction
- Maple Equipment & Leasing Inc. v. DS&D Personnel Inc., 2022 ONSC 2097— counsel on appeal to the Divisional Court involving the terms of a shotgun buy/sell agreement
- Successful in obtaining an urgent, ex parte CPL to secure a claim for breach of an assignment agreement for a residential property, involving allegations of fraud
- R. v. Pogachar, 2021 ONSC 5826 – counsel on a complex section 11(b) Charter application seeking stay of proceedings of securities fraud and theft over
- Acted for a commercial landlord in an arbitration and secured the Landlord right to re-enter the property under a commercial lease