Sharon is a litigator at Ross Nasseri. Sharon practices in all areas of litigation with an emphasis on solicitor negligence, real property litigation and construction litigation. Sharon works with large corporations, small businesses and individuals. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Divisional Court, Estates List, and Ontario Superior Court. She has also appeared at the Human Rights Tribunal.
Sharon’s litigation experience includes:
- Arguing a novel area relating to the standing of a bankruptcy trustee (the Bankruptcy Act) to commence an application for equalization under the Family Law Act (Rusinek & Associates Inc. v Arachchilage, 2020 ONSC 1090, 150 O.R. (3d) and 2021 ONCA 112)
- Successfully representing the defendant at trial in a case involving a dispute about real property, an alleged partnership, purchase money resulting trust, constructive trust and unjust enrichment (Hornstein v Kats, 2020 ONSC 870, var’d 2021 ONCA 293)
- Successfully representing the defendant in a motion involving a dispute about real property, the common law rule against perpetuities and the Perpetuities Act (2019 ONSC 5290)
- Successfully representing an applicant tenant in a case involving a lease agreement dispute (Little Shoe Palace v Pelmark Developments, 2017 ONSC 5268)
- Successfully representing the plaintiff landlord to recover damages for a tenant’s breach of lease (County Court v Turtle Jack’s, 2017 ONSC 3004)
- Successfully representing a general contractor at a motion involving the delivery up for cancellation of a lien bond posted for a contractor and opposition by the contractor’s subcontractor (Aqua Mechanical v Grascan Construction, 2017 ONSC 1028)
In May 2018, Sharon joined the Faculty of Law at Bond University in Queensland, Australia as a Senior Semester Fellow, teaching Foundations of Canadian Law.
Prior to joining Ross Nasseri, Sharon completed her articles by clerking at the Ontario Superior Court – East Region, where she observed and assisted judges in all aspects of civil litigation and family law.
Sharon received her JD from the University of Ottawa and participated in an exchange to the University of Kent. While in law school, she participated in the Wilson Moot constitutional law mooting competition and was an active member of the Environmental Law Students Association. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University.
Sharon was called to the bar in 2015. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, Young Women in Law, and the Toronto Lawyers Association.