June 25, 2018
We welcome Jessica Spina to our Commercial Real Estate department. 
June 8, 2018
Ron Kanter completed an Advanced Mediation Workshop at Harvard University focussing on the resolution of complex disputes involving land use, environmental and regulatory issues. 
May 31, 2018
Ron Kanter was named to the Durham Compliance Audit Committee.  He may be asked to review  municipal or school board contraventions following the election scheduled for October 22, 2018. 

September 5, 2017
Christopher West and Keishia Fernandopulle have returned  to MSM as associate lawyers; both previously summered and articled with our firm.  Keishia has joined the Corporate Commercial department, and Christopher the Litigation department.  Congratulations to both!
August 2017
Marni Whitaker has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for your work in Trusts and Estates. Click here to view listing.

July 17, 2017

Andrea Figueiredo has returned to MSM after completing her articling term with the firm.   She has joined the real estate department.

July 4, 2017
We welcome Edyta Matukas to MSM!  She joins the Commercial Real Estate department.

May 17, 2017

Please click here to read the article published in The Globe & Mail on May 17th –“ Anarchy in the sky: The condo dream becomes a nightmare”, in which Shawn Pulver is quoted.

May 15, 2017

Click here to view Shawn Pulver on CBC Toronto News in a segment called: “Not on Board” discussing the issues of proxy voting rights, as well as the challenges of serving on condominium boards.  The story can be viewed at the 41 minute mark of the broadcast.

May 11, 2017

MSM Partnership with BMO re: Military Families

Macdonald Sager Manis LLP is proud to partner with the Bank of Montreal, the official bank of the Canadian Defence Community, in offering discounted rates to all members of Canada’s defence community and their families. Whether you’re starting your career, moving from one posting to the next or making the transition to civilian life, MSM and BMO are here to help you every step of the way. For more information on BMO’s Canadian Defence Community Banking program, please click here.

May 11, 2017

Please click here to view the presentation by Jordan Cohen & Alison Duffy to be delivered at REALTOR® QUEST, Canada's largest REALTOR® Trade Show and Conference on May 11, 2017. Jordan and Alison will speak on understanding and navigating potential issues in commercial real estate, aiming to help commercial realtors across Ontario do more business.

January 1, 2017

The firm offers congratulations to Matthew Zuk on becoming a Partner of Macdonald Sager Manis LLP, on January 1, 2017!

December 19, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Michael Carey has joined our Commercial Lending Department. 

August 2, 2016

Alison Duffy and Jackie Bartlett have returned  to MSM as associate lawyers; both previously summered and articled with our firm.  Alison has joined the Corporate Commercial department, and Jackie the Litigation department.  Congratulations to both!

August 2, 2016

We are pleased to welcome back; Keishia Fernandopulle and Christopher West; after summering with our firm last year; both have returned to MSM to complete their articling terms.   

March 24, 2016

Please click here to read Christine Jonathan’s article, Employment Law – Doing Business in Canada - Focus on Ontario.

March 23, 2016

Steven Sager attended the King Street West branch of BMO - Bank of Montreal to discuss: Current Issues in Commercial Lending. Please click here to view his presentation.


February 23, 2016  

Steven Sager was selected as the moderator for the Legus International Network of Law Firms: Partners Roundtable series, addressing the topic, IT: In-House or Outsource. 

February 23, 2016

Ron Kanter, working with MASS LBP Inc., won a request for proposals to provide Municipal Governance Advice to Peel Region, including the selection of the Regional Chair and representation of Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon on Peel Council.  

February 5, 2016

Ron Kanter spoke on Land Use Mediation to the Municipal & Planning Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association Winter Institute.  A copy of his presentation is attached here.  


November  20-22, 2015
Macdonald Sager Manis LLP hosted the Mackrell International, Americas Regional Conference held in Toronto from November 20-22, 2015.

September 12, 2015

David Gray will attend - How to Franchise your Business: Take the Path to Franchising - International Centre, Mississauga, 9:30am-11am. 


July 7, 2015

Congratulations to both Marni Whitaker and David Kornhauser who are featured in the 2015 Canadian Lexpert Directory.  Please click the below links to read more about Marni & David.

 Marni Whitaker
David N. Kornhauser

June 15, 2015

Lauren Sigal will be attending the CAIRP Insolvency & Restructuring Forum, in Toronto.  Lauren will present during the Consumer Technical Update section, where professionals from the local community present developments in Case Law.

June 6, 2015

Lauren Sigal, David Gray, and Ron Kanter will all speak at the Annual OFA Conference, at the Lakeview Golf Club.  The following topics will be discussed; Small Claims Court, Franchising in Our Industry, and Dealing with Municipalities .


May 27, 2015

Howard Manis will speak at the OBA Conference Centre at the seminar forBankruptcy 101:  A Primer for Sole Practitioners and Small Firms. 

Please click here to see his presentation for this event.

March, 2015

Dismissal for Delay and the Contextual Analysis: To Dismiss or Not To Dismiss, by Lauren Sigal and Randy Bassi

February 1, 2015

Macdonald Sager Manis, LLP celebrates 20 years of providing quality legal advice. The Partners wish to pass along their appreciation to their clients for their ongoing support of the firm, as well, to thank fellow lawyers & staff members in helping the firm reach this milestone.
January 30,  2015
Ron Kanter is featured in the article “Orphaned Laneways”, from the January 2015 issue of Novae Res Urbis. Read article here
January 23, 2015
In the decision of CIBC Mortgages Inc. v. Computershare Trust Co. of Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided a priority dispute between three innocent mortgagees, all of whom were the victims of a fraud committed by the mortgagors. In reaching its decision, the Court not only interpreted the relevant sections of the Land Titles Act relating to fraudulent instruments, but also relied upon the decision of Lawrence v. Maple Trust Co. et al. and the theory of deferred indefeasibility. Consequently, the decision will undoubtedly have a significant impact in the area of real estate law as it relates to mortgage fraud and the responsibilities of mortgagees to be cognizant of red flags when lending money to mortgagors. 
Christine Jonathan acted for the successful lender, Computershare Trust Co. of Canada, please click on the below link;

CIBC Mortgages Inc. v. Computershare Trust Co. of Canada, 2015 ONSC 543 (CanLII), http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2015/2015onsc543/2015onsc543.pdf

Mortgage Fraud Article

December 1, 2014
MSM welcomes Associate lawyers; Elizabeth Agbi to our Commercial Real Estate department; and Debora Miller-Lichtenstein to our Litigation Department.
September 22, 2014
Ron Kanter at the Canadian Club on September 22nd with Don Cherry. See photo here.
September 12th, 2014
Please click here to read the September 12th National Post article with Ron Kanter.
June 2014
Christine Jonathan spoke at Eastern Launderers and Dry Cleaners Association and Ontario Fabricare Association regarding employment issues on June 7, 2014
April, 2014
The Pulver Report. Volume 2, Issue 2. 5 Techniques to Being Efficient With Your Time
March 27, 2014
Matt Zuk will be presenting a seminar to graduating students of Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in London, Ontario.                                     
February, 2014
The Pulver Report, Volume 2, Issue 1. Please read new issue here: Pulver Report
January, 2014
Ron Kanter’s Municipal Law Update - Trees & the Law
January 1, 2014
Marni M. K. Whitaker joined the firm as a Partner with a focus on Wills & Estate matters.
The firm also welcomed, Jeffrey K. Spiegelman,as a Partner with a focus on Bankruptcy & Insolvency matters.
January, 2014

Mortgage Enforcement by Second Mortgagees - Beware of the Covenants Given to the First Mortgagee - by Ali Baniasadi. Read Ali's article published by the Toronto Law Journal here: http://goo.gl/aHq21b

January 6, 2014
"Don't Be Late for an Important Date" - by Shawn Pulver. Read Shawn's article published on CM Condominium Manager Magazine here: http://acmo.org/cmmag/R_W13.pdf
December 16, 2013
Ali Baniasadi and Matthew Zuk presented a seminar to the U.K. Trade & Investment Board about non-residents doing business in Canada. 
November 28, 2013
The Pulver Report - Volume 1, Issue 2. Please read new issue here
November 8, 2013
Removing Rob Ford - Municipal law expert Ron Kanter discusses legal options to temporarily or permanently force Toronto Mayor Rob Ford out.
October, 2013
The Pulver Report, by Shawn Pulver: Pulver Report
June 20-22, 2013
Macdonald Sager Manis LLP hosted the Legus International Network of Law Firms Annual Meeting held in Toronto from June 20-22, 2013.
June 3, 2013

Shawn Pulver has joined our firm as a litigation partner, with a focus on commercial and real estate matters.

June 1, 2013

Matthew Zuk will be speaking at the Courtyard Marriot in St. Jacob’s to the Eastern Canadian Laundry and Drycleaners Association (ECLDA) on the topics of buying and selling a business in Ontario and succession planning for family businesses.

March 18, 2013

MSM is supporting the transportation campaign. Go to Twitter to see Steven Sager’s comments. 


March 15, 2013

Steven Sager will be speaking in Markham today about Commercial Lending.

March 1, 2013

Steven Sager will be speaking in Barrie today about Commercial Lending.

February 27, 2013

Ron Kanter discussed the legal aspects of Managing Soil to the ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference this week.


January 28, 2013

Ron Kanter was asked by CBC Radio’s Metro Morning on Friday to comment on the Rob Ford decision.


January 21, 2013

MSM was once again named one of Toronto’s Top 20 Development Law Firms in Novae Res Urbis – Toronto Edition.


January 9, 2013

Ron Kanter was recently interviewed by CTV news on the Rob Ford case. To view the video please click here: CTV News

January 8, 2013

David Gray will be presenting to The Ismaili Business & Professional Association on January 12, 2013 at the Metro Convention Centre.

December 18, 2012

MSM is acting for SBLR in its merger with Richters Montreal.

December 10, 2012

Lauren Kenley was asked by City TV to comment on the recent Human Rights complaint.

November 22, 2012

Matt Rosenberg has joined the Macdonald Sager Manis Team.

October 28, 2012

Ivor M. Hughes has joined the Macdonald Sager Manis Team.

October 16
, 2012

David Gray will be hosting the Macdonald Sager Manis booth at the Small Business Forum sponsored by The City of Toronto.

September 29-30, 2012

David Gray presented his Commercial and Franchise Law Update at the Franchise Tradeshow sponsored by The Business Exchange.  Macdonald Sager Manis LLP had a booth at the show as well.

September 8-9, 2012

David Gray presented Nut and Bolts of Franchise Law at the Franchise and Business Opportunities Tradeshow sponsored by The National Event Management.

September 6, 2012

David Gray presented Best Practices in Purchasing a Business to commercial real estate brokers at The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board.

September, 2012

Ron Kanter’s Municipal Law Update - Restricting houses with Flat Roofs


September, 2012

David Gray recently made several presentations at the National Event Managment Franchise and Business Opportunities Trade-show. The event was held on September 8-9 at the International Centre in Toronto. Macdonald Sager Manis acts as the official legal advisor to the Toronto Trade-show.

September, 2012

Lauren Kenley has returned to our firm as an Associate in our Litigation group.  Lauren was recently called to the bar.  She previously both summered and articled with our firm.

June, 2012

Ron Kanter’s Municipal Law Update - Fee hikes for Minor Variances


August, 2012

Sanaz Golestani has joined us as an articling student as of August.  She previously interned with our firm in December 2010.

May, 2012

Click here to read an article from the May 2012 Business Bulletin, “Financing Options For Your Small Business” written by David Gray.

MSM LLP is pleased to announce that it now has a dedicated group of lawyers for group/class actions in a franchise context. For further information click here.

April, 2012

MSM LLP has filed a class action on behalf of franchisees of Pillar to Post Inc., a home inspection company. For further details click here.

January, 2012

Click here to read “How to Understand the 2012 Canadian Housing Market: Part 1”, featuring Steven Sager

January, 2012

Please click the following link to view Novae Res Urbis Toronto Edition where MSM was again named one of Toronto’s Top 20 Development Law firms. (Page 10)

June, 2011

Ron Kanter’s Municipal Law Update - Converting Employment Lands, and other Development Challenges

February, 2010

Ron Kanter’s Municipal Law Update - Lobbying City Hall