Between them, Stephen and Gerry have over 70 years of experience dealing with complex and challenging family law matters. They have appeared in all level of courts across the country.
In 1990, as an alternative to costly and protracted court proceedings, they started one of the first private dispute resolution services in Canada and, as mediators/arbitrators are highly skilled in this field. Their experience and knowledge can assist you.
They offer these services:
- counsel work and opinions for complex negotiations/litigation, both at trials and appeals
- counsel work and opinions for other family law lawyers
- arbitration, both interim and final
- expert evidence
Stephen and Gerry are able to “tag-team” as needed to ensure prompt, efficient delivery of all these services.
Stephen Grant is an experienced family lawyer. He has appeared in courts across the country as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a mediator/arbitrator and founded Resolutions Inc., a dispute resolution group, in the early 1990s.
Stephen is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was the first President of the Canadian Chapter. Stephen is the Editor of the Advocates’ Journal, the publication of the Advocates’ Society, and has been on the editorial board of the Ontario Reports for over 20 years. He is the co-author of Lawyers’ Professional Liability, soon in its 3rd edition.
Stephen was awarded the Law Society Medal in 2006.
Gerald Sadvari has over 35 years of experience as family law counsel in all courts in Ontario, and has provided expert testimony in numerous cases in the Superior Court of Ontario.
Gerry is a Certified Family Law Arbitrator and has conducted an alternative dispute resolution practise since 1990. Gerry is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and appears in all editions in the Canadian Legal Expert Directory as one of the most recommended family law lawyers in Ontario. Gerry is also recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in family law and family law mediation.
Gerry has published over 150 articles in the area of Family Law in various publications, including articles for The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association’s Family Law Program on topics of support, advocacy, marriage contracts, valuation of property and trusts. He is the co-author of “The Separation Agreement, Annotated” which is the standard form of the separation agreement in the Province.
Gerry received his BA from the University of Toronto and his LLB from Queen’s University. Gerry was called to the Ontario bar in 1978.
Megan Edmiston is an associate practising in all aspects of family law. Before joining the firm, Megan practised civil litigation at a Bay Street boutique and summered and articled with a prominent full-service Toronto firm.
Megan obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and International Development from McGill University in 2006 and her J.D. from Queen’s University in 2010. During law school Megan attended the University of Cape Town on exchange and received a Certificate in Public International Law from the Bader International Study Center in England. While at Queen’s she participated in a clinical placement with the Frontenac Children’s Aid Society and volunteered with the Pro Bono Students Canada’s Family Law Project.
Megan was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association’s Family Law and Young Lawyer sections.
Christina is a Law Clerk with 12 years of experience in Family Law.
In 1998, Christina obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from York University in Sociology/Law and Society. In 2000, she graduated with honours from Seneca College where she earned a Diploma in the Legal Assistant Program. She completed the Family Law Fellowship Course through the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario in 2009.