Margarita Dvorkina

Associate

If there’s one thing that Margarita can’t resist, it’s a seemingly impossible challenge. Just what you’d expect from someone whose signature catchphrase happens to be “That’s exciting!”. When she moved to Canada as a teenager, our resident ball of energy didn’t speak a word of English but set out to prove it’s possible to earn a dual law degree (JD) in both Canada and the US simultaneously, while still competing in tennis at a provincial level, earning recognition as an artist, and becoming proficient in a slew of languages (including dog and cat). Maybe she isn’t a mere mortal. We aren’t quite sure. What we can say for certain is how incredibly smart, passionate, and valuable Margarita is to us and her clients. Apart from serious credentials in complex cross-border litigation and multi-jurisdictional disputes, she brings an impressive ability to break down tricky legal concepts along with some pretty sweet legal research skills. When not showcasing a real talent to think on her feet, those same feet can be found planted on a surfboard in Costa Rica, exploring vineyards in France, or stepping up to help animal shelters across the globe.

Expertise

  • Commercial litigation matters
  • Cross-border litigation matters
  • Injunctions
  • Appellate litigation
  • Jurisdiction disputes

Representative Cases

  • Tsui v. Zhuoqi, 2022 ONCA 464 (CanLII) – responding to appeal of trial decision
  • Web Objective Inc. v. Stramacchia, 2022 ONSC 727 (CanLII) – trial decision involving issues of loan collection and personal guarantee
  • 1162268 Ontario Limited v. Uddin, 2022 ONSC 822 (CanLII) – injunction and award of costs on substantial indemnity basis

Education

  • B.A. (Criminology, With Honours), Toronto Metropolitan University (2016)
  • J.D., University of Windsor (2019)
  • J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (2019)
  • Call to Bar: 2020 (Ontario)

CONTACT INFO

ASSISTANT
Jitesh Wadhawan
416.364.6211 Ext. 279


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