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    Marlenne Doss received her LLB from Queen’s University in 2004 and was called to the bar in 2005. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and brings a breadth of experience to her practice.

    Having previously practiced in a firm specializing in immigration law in Toronto, she gained ample experience in the field, moving on later to act as an instructor of paralegal and law clerk courses. She has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and various tribunals including the Immigration and Refugee Board.

    Moving to a prominent firm specializing in intellectual property law, Marlenne gained exposure to a broad range of corporate, trade-mark, patent, tribunal and Federal Court of Appeal work. She leveraged her previous experiences and founded her own practice in 2008, specializing in the areas of immigration, real estate, wills and estates and corporate law ever since.

    Marlenne brings her wide ranging skills to Aion Law Partners LLP as a founding partner, priding herself on providing the service and experience of a large firm without losing the personal touch, client care and compassion of a small firm.

    Marlenne is also actively involved in providing seminars on various legal topics to her community and to various businesses. Outside of the legal world, Marlenne enjoys travelling, cooking, the theatre, cultural activities and time with her family.

    Languages Spoken: English, Arabic

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    Emma received her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009 and was called to the bar in 2010. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Women’s Law Association and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association.

    While having focused her practice on real estate for over ten years, Emma loves the interplay of estate planning and corporate law as well. She currently focuses her practice in these areas. Believing in educating her clients and the community alike, she frequently provides lectures and seminars to various agencies and organizations on issues related to the firm’s focal areas of business. She is also bilingual and fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

    As a founding partner of Aion Law Partners LLP, Emma is deeply committed to empowering her clients by setting the highest of standards as well as providing them with personal and comprehensive legal services. Working with both large and small clients, uncompromising dedication and commitment are at the core of her practice. From the purchase of property to various investments and business ventures, and ultimately planning a legacy, she takes pride in being part of her clients’ journey through success.

    While appreciating the complexities that come with the practice of law, Emma loves to be lighthearted. She believes working with a lawyer should be a great experience and her personable approach is her trademark.

    Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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    Kamilah Joseph is a Law Clerk at Aion Law Partners LLP, and also serves as our Client Ambassador. Kamilah has experience working in various law firms for the last thirteen years with a primary focus on real estate. She has the ability to work effectively with staff and is an incredible asset to the firm. Her responsibilities include drafting documents, title searching, working with clients to successfully complete transactions. She is known for her commitment and professionalism in the field. She also has a Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies Boards and Tribunals from York University. She is always looking for new challenges.
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    Norman MacDonald is a tenacious litigator with over twenty-five years of litigation and dispute resolution experience in a wide array of civil and criminal matters. He has zealously represented clients before all courts in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal of Bermuda, in international arbitrations and mediations, and before various boards and administrative tribunals. Judges have described his litigation style as “skillful and persuasive”, “take no prisoners”, and a “very skillful cross-examiner”.

    He has wide international experience, having worked in Finland, the Netherlands England, and Bermuda as an in-house counsel for the BBC Worldwide, Ericsson, and the Government of Bermuda.

    He served as the acting Solicitor-General of Bermuda and Senior Crown Counsel where he successfully represented the Government of Bermuda on a number of high-profile and complex cases.

    Prior to that, he was in private practice in Toronto where he had a successful practice in tax litigation/dispute resolution, employment law, and commercial litigation. As part of his tax resolution practice, he also developed expertise in advising private clients in offshore trusts, international business corporations, business/investment immigration in tax haven jurisdictions, and other asset protection vehicles.

    He was also a professor of Employment Law, Human Rights, Canadian Business Law, and International Business Law at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and George Brown College, both in Toronto.

    He is an LL.M. graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds a Juris Doctorate from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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    A former Bay Street lawyer, Shubham is an experienced corporate commercial lawyer with a keen interest in helping startups as well as small to mid-size businesses. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in the top 3% of his class. He has worked at some of the top-tier law firms in downtown Toronto. The long hours and complex nature of legal practice on Bay Street drilled into him robust professionalism, diligence, creativity and a strong work ethic.

    He is dedicated to serving our clients in a manner that is fair, reasonable, respectful and transparent. Shubham sees professionalism and empathy not at odds with each other but as a pair of complementary skills that makes a lawyer not just a great legal professional but also a great legal service provider.

    On the rare occasions when he is not immersed in his busy legal practice, he enjoys exploring the world and learning languages. A fun fact about Shubham: he can speak 9 languages. Shubham looks forward to connecting with you.

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    Kelly Hawkes

    Kelly Hawkes has hands-on previous tenures managing properties including residential and apartment buildings, organizing and overseeing all on site facility services and trades. She has dealt with all relative tenant services including Landlord and Tenant Board actions and Small Claims Court matters throughout Ontario. Kelly has a solid reputation for excellence in her field of work in both the real estate and creditor collections sectors.

    Kelly graduated (Valedictorian) as a paralegal earning the highest mark achieved. With a license to practice as a paralegal, Kelly went on to work with Collection Agencies, Law Firms, Management Companies, Investment Property Owners and to successfully building a National Legal Support Services department.

    Kelly finds time to teach evening classes to investment property owners on understanding their rights as Landlords and how to effectively protect themselves from liability and can be heard on a number of podcasts and public speaking events, assisting Landlords and individuals with best practices and strategies for legal recovery.

    Kelly also is a devoted mother of two incredible daughters and sister to four siblings. Down time is rare but special and devoted to family. Kelly enjoys travelling, hiking and sunny beaches.


    Irene Hanna

    Irene Hanna is a Certified Mediator, focused on family mediation. Irene completed her training and obtained her mediation certificate from Harvard University. She is passionate about mediation and conducts mediation sessions with a view to assisting parties to reach amicable out-of-court settlements by way of alternative dispute resolution. In her mediation sessions, Irene works to facilitate open communication and mutual understanding between parties with patience and empathy. Her ultimate goal is to help clients achieve a sense of security, stability, and peace of mind during the process.

    She places importance on family relationships with a view to establish the proper framework for these relationships to continue successfully. Irene has a demonstrated commitment to her clients.

    Irene was called to the bar in 2017. Her areas of practice are Wills and Estates, Real Estate and Family Law. She previously worked in a mid- sized firm in the GTA practicing in Family Law and Wills and Estates.

    Irene is committed to supporting her clients by actively listening to their concerns and providing them with the necessary information. She works diligently to develop customized solutions, strategies, and options to meet their specific needs. Irene is a compassionate lawyer who prioritizes her clients' well-being.

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    Immigration Consultant

    Jessica Meza

    I'm a member of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants, licence # R415607. I have been licensed within the profession since October 2011. I worked as a legal assistant for 2 years for an immigration and family lawyer. I attained my Legal Assistant Diploma from Herzing College in 2005, and then obtained my Immigration Consultant Diploma from York College of Industry and Technology in 2006.
    My passion began when I dealt with my own unique immigration matter. I self-represented my ex-spouse's immigration matter, appealed a negative decision to the Immigration Appeal Division and successfully won the appeal.
    I also taught the Immigration Consultant instructor course at CDI College for 3 years.
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    Daniela started her journey as a young entrepreneur alongside her family in 2015 and has been an eager member of the workforce ever since. Since owning her family business, she has learned the ins and outs of what it takes to be an entrepreneur today, which equipped her with the skills needed to successfully run an office and to understand the needs of people from all walks of life. Customer service is her forte and she brings a wealth of experience to Aion Law Partners LLP, and an enthusiasm felt by clients and the team alike.

    Having such a multi-faceted experience in running a business, Daniela is able to create long lasting relationships and help ensure clients feel they have a trusted source to rely on. As a receptionist with Aion Law Partners, her strengths are appreciated everyday with everyone she interacts with, and her positive energy is contagious.

    After work and on weekends, Daniela enjoys spending time with her family and being the mother to her two beautiful children, who more than keep her on her toes!

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    Alyssa joined Aion Law in June 2021 to begin her career in the legal field after completing the Paralegal program at Humber College. She hopes to attend law school in the future, but currently enjoys her role in the administrative and clerical side of the legal profession. She is taking her extensive background in customer service to help cultivate genuine and lasting relationships with our clients. She is diligent and very detail-oriented, enabling her to work in tandem with the rest of the team to ensure accuracy and efficacy when working on our client files.

    Outside of the office, she is a mom to three active children – if she is not at the dance studio with her daughter, you can be sure to find her at the baseball diamond with her boys.

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    Ingrid is the Office Manager at Aion Law Partners LLP. After earning her diploma in Office Administration- Executive Administrative Assistant from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in 2005, she entered the workforce and worked in similar capacities in industries from medical to financial. She finally found her place when she joined the field of law in 2013.
    Ingrid enjoys her role with the firm and always provides assistance when and where she can. She thrives in this environment, where she continuously has the opportunity to learn.

    Outside of the office, Ingrid enjoys all kinds of activities, but her favourite past-time is spending time with her family, whether it’s playing board games or simply watching a movie. She also enjoys baking, cooking and grilling (all seasons), and unwinding with a good book and a cup of coffee on a rainy day.

    Languages Spoken: English, Spanish