Efficiency, knowledge, experience, and professionalism are what needed from your legal team and this is where Gobin & Leyenson LLP comes in.
Marty Gobin - Barrister & Solicitor - Partner
Marty holds a Bachelor of Laws degree in English and Welsh law from the University of London, and a Master of Laws degree in Canadian Common Law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Additionally, he has a Graduate Diploma in Canon Law from the University of Ottawa and an Immigration Consultant Certificate from Humber College.
From 2010 to 2015, Marty worked as the senior legal researcher for Kelly/Warner, PLLC, where he focused on international civil litigation under the supervision of American attorneys as well as Internet and privacy-related law, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and defamation law.
Subsequently, Marty became a licensed paralegal, and then a lawyer, in Ontario, where he focuses on civil litigation, criminal matters, and administrative law issues before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, and various municipal committees. He is a former member of the Town of Whitby's Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, which made decisions in relation to private properties under the Ontario Heritage Act, and is very familiar with legal conflicts between property owners and municipalities.
Olga Leyenson - Licensed Paralegal - Partner
Olga Leyenson has been providing legal services as a paralegal since 2001, and received her paralegal licence in 2008 after Ontario implemented a regulatory scheme to govern paralegals. Initially, she represented clients in resolving motor vehicle insurance-related claims under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Ms. Leyenson worked for a law firm from 2007 to 2012, acting as a managing partner between 2008 and 2011, focusing on personal injury claims and civil litigation. Additionally, she managed and trained new support staff, and provided litigation support to senior lawyers.
From 2013 until the formation of Gobin & Leyenson LLP in 2017, Ms. Leyenson was the managing director of Pixie Paralegal Services Professional Corporation, which focused on civil litigation before Small Claims Court, including Repair and Storage Liens Act, breach of contract, and tort claims, as well as administrative law with a focus on issues before the Landlord and Tenant Board. She has also presented Continuing Professional Development seminars accredited by The Law Society of Upper Canada at Durham College. Olga is fluent in English and Russian.
Kimberly Holt - Licensed Paralegal - Associate
As a paralegal student, Kimberly first joined the offices of Gobin & Leyenson LLP in February 2018 while completing her paralegal studies with Durham College. Continuing as a legal assistant, Kimberly graduated with honours and obtained her paralegal licence in October 2018. She continued with our firm as a licensed paralegal until August of 2019, at which time she branched out opening her own paralegal firm. Due to a high demand of her paralegal skills and an increased clientele list of Gobin & Leyenson LLP, she rejoined our team in January of 2021 as a paralegal associate. Throughout her years of experience, Kimberly has acquired exceptional legal research and drafting skills, and has independently represented numerous clients before the Landlord and Tenant Board, Small Claims Court and provincial offences court.
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