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SERVING AURORA,

TORONTO & THE GTA

SERVING AURORA,

TORONTO & THE GTA

Your Family Law Lawyer & Mediator, M.B.A. Educated

Maxine M. Kerr is an Aurora-based lawyer and mediator with an extensive Bay Street background. She has an M.B.A. degree, and has worked in the area of corporate restructuring. Maxine brings her business acumen to the resolution of family law issues.

 

Before relocating her practice to Aurora in York Region, Maxine was a partner at Toronto law firms, Smith Lyons LLP and Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (as it then was when the two firms merged). There, she gained substantial, quality experience in the areas of family law, civil litigation, and restructuring and insolvency law.

 

Maxine now focuses her practice solely on family law. She has an expertise in matters involving complex financial issues and high net worth or income concerns. She understands and has particular skill in matters where family and privately owned businesses are in question.

 

Maxine draws on her accomplished legal experience and business knowledge in resolving your issues. Her attention to detail, strong knowledge of the law, and assertiveness achieve results.

 

Maxine listens to what matters to you. Her assured manner will put you at ease. She will understand your financial circumstances and interests, and work with you to put an effective plan in place.

 

Maxine lives in King Township with her husband, John.
Education

 

2001

M.B.A., University of Toronto

 

1990

LL.B., University of Toronto

 

1987

Bilingual Political Science B.A., Glendon College campus of York University, with first-class standing

Memberships

 

· Law Society of Ontario
· Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Ontario (AFCC-O) – Member of the Board and Secretary, Co-chair of 2020 Annual Conference
· Canadian Bar Association, and Ontario Bar Association
· The Advocates Society – Member at Large of the Family Law Practice Group
· The York Region Law Association

Your Family Law Lawyer & Mediator, M.B.A. Educated

Maxine M. Kerr is an Aurora-based lawyer and mediator with an extensive Bay Street background. She has an M.B.A. degree, and has worked in the area of corporate restructuring. Maxine brings her business acumen to the resolution of family law issues.

 

Before relocating her practice to Aurora in York Region, Maxine was a partner at Toronto law firms, Smith Lyons LLP and Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (as it then was when the two firms merged). There, she gained substantial, quality experience in the areas of family law, civil litigation, and restructuring and insolvency law.

 

Maxine now focuses her practice solely on family law. She has an expertise in matters involving complex financial issues and high net worth or income concerns. She understands and has particular skill in matters where family and privately owned businesses are in question.

 

Maxine draws on her accomplished legal experience and business knowledge in resolving your issues. Her attention to detail, strong knowledge of the law, and assertiveness achieve results.

 

Maxine listens to what matters to you. Her assured manner will put you at ease. She will understand your financial circumstances and interests, and work with you to put an effective plan in place.

 

Maxine lives in King Township with her husband, John.
Education

 

2001

M.B.A., University of Toronto

 

1990

LL.B., University of Toronto

 

1987

Bilingual Political Science B.A., Glendon College campus of York University, with first-class standing

Memberships

 

· Law Society of Ontario
· Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Ontario (AFCC-O) – Member of the Board and Secretary, Co-chair of 2020 Annual Conference
· Canadian Bar Association, and Ontario Bar Association
· The Advocates Society – Member at Large of the Family Law Practice Group
· The York Region Law Association

Olga Faleuko, Law Clerk to Maxine M. Kerr

Olga Faleuko has worked with Maxine M. Kerr since 2012. Olga is responsible for the preliminary completion of client financial statements, Net Family Property Statements, and the related disclosure briefs. She also assists with all areas of file management, client relations, and preparation for court and alternative dispute resolution processes.
Education

 

2012

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Governance,

Ryerson University

 

2009

Law Clerk Certificate, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario

Olga Faleuko, Law Clerk to Maxine M. Kerr

Olga Faleuko has worked with Maxine M. Kerr since 2012. Olga is responsible for the preliminary completion of client financial statements, Net Family Property Statements, and the related disclosure briefs. She also assists with all areas of file management, client relations, and preparation for court and alternative dispute resolution processes.
Education

 

2012

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Governance,

Ryerson University

 

2009

Law Clerk Certificate, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario

Empathy. Experience. Excellence.

Customized

 

Resolutions

Maxine M. Kerr provides family law services, including the resolution of property, spousal support, matrimonial home, custody and access and child support disputes. She also advises on the negotiation of marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements.

 

Maxine prioritizes keeping your business and wealth intact and insulating children from parental conflict. She liaises with other professional advisors, such as accountants, business lawyers and mental health professionals, to bring about an integrated resolution of your issues.

 

Maxine carefully reviews choices of process with you. They include negotiation, mediation, arbitration or mediation/arbitration, and court. The path taken is tailored to your circumstances, objectives and budget.

Customized

 

Resolutions

Maxine M. Kerr provides family law services, including the resolution of property, spousal support, matrimonial home, custody and access and child support disputes. She also advises on the negotiation of marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements.

 

Maxine prioritizes keeping your business and wealth intact and insulating children from parental conflict. She liaises with other professional advisors, such as accountants, business lawyers and mental health professionals, to bring about an integrated resolution of your issues.

 

Maxine carefully reviews choices of process with you. They include negotiation, mediation, arbitration or mediation/arbitration, and court. The path taken is tailored to your circumstances, objectives and budget.

Resolving Family Conflict
With Dignity

Family Law Mediation

Maxine is available to act as a mediator to resolve family law disputes.

 

Maxine will ensure a fair process. Maxine’s strong knowledge of the law and business background uniquely position her to facilitate practical and effective solutions. Maxine thinks about the big picture and the detail. She knows your agreement must have buy-in by all parties to it, and be workable.

 

Maxine will encourage your active participation in the mediation process, and respectfully listen to what you want and what you don’t want by way of outcome. She will assist in identifying and overcoming the obstacles to settlement, as efficiently and cost-effectively as reasonably possible.

 

Maxine knows you want and will help you to attain closure—without a commute downtown.

Family Law Mediation

Maxine is available to act as a mediator to resolve family law disputes.

 

Maxine will ensure a fair process. Maxine’s strong knowledge of the law and business background uniquely position her to facilitate practical and effective solutions. Maxine thinks about the big picture and the detail. She knows your agreement must have buy-in by all parties to it, and be workable.

 

Maxine will encourage your active participation in the mediation process, and respectfully listen to what you want and what you don’t want by way of outcome. She will assist in identifying and overcoming the obstacles to settlement, as efficiently and cost-effectively as reasonably possible.

 

Maxine knows you want and will help you to attain closure—without a commute downtown.

Detailed. Knowledgeable.
Results Driven.

Parking

There is ample, free parking in a lot beside the office and on the street.

Disclaimer

This website contains general information only, and does not provide legal advice. If you would like legal advice from Maxine M. Kerr, please contact us. We would be pleased to arrange for a consultation. You should not give us unsolicited or confidential information. We will not review such information unless and until you are accepted as a client. Your information will not be treated as confidential, nor will it be protected by lawyer-client privilege. Please note that we are not your lawyer unless and until you have met with us and a retainer agreement is signed. Please note that we charge for consultations.

 

This website is owned and operated by Maxine M. Kerr. All information and images contained in this website are proprietary to Maxine M. Kerr, and are protected by copyright and trade-mark law.

 

Photography by David Batten (digitalfreedom.ca).

EDUCATION

2001:
M.B.A., University of Toronto

 

1990:
LL.B., University of Toronto

 

1987:
Bilingual Political Science B.A., Glendon College campus of York University, with first-class standing

MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Ontario (AFCC-O) – Member of the Board and Secretary

 

Canadian Bar Association, and Ontario Bar Association

 

Law Society of Ontario

 

The Advocates Society – Member at Large of the Family Law Practice Group

 

The York Region Law Association

SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2020:
The Osgoode Certificate in Family Skills and Practice
–Financial Statements (January 16, 2020)
–Consensual Resolution, including negotiation, mediation, other ADR (February 6, 2020)
–When Your Matter Doesn’t Settle (March 5, 2020)

 

Family Law Refresher, presented by the Law Society of Ontario, on the topic of What you need to know about Negotiation and Drafting Agreements (February 21, 2020)

 

2019:
Family Law Refresher, presented by the Law Society of Ontario, on the topic of What you need to know about Negotiation and Drafting Agreements (February 22, 2019)

 

The Osgoode Certificate in Family Skills and Practice
– Initial Client Contact (December 4, 2019)

 

2018:
Family Law Refresher, presented by the Law Society of Ontario, on the topic of What you need to know about Negotiation and Drafting Agreements (February 23, 2018)

 

Conduct of the Family Law Trial, jointly presented by The Advocates Society and the Law Society of Ontario, on the topic of Opening Trial Statements (October 12 (presenter) and 13 (instructor), 2018)

 

The Six-Minute Family Law Lawyer, presented by the Law Society of Ontario, on the topic of Child Support for Adult Children (November 29, 2018)