Areas of Practice

What We Do

SLG was founded as a multi-disciplinary boutique. Today, it is a growing practice providing comprehensive legal advice in several related areas of law. These include: corporate and commercial, real estate, trusts and estates, litigation, family and immigration laws practices. SLG’s philosophy has always been that a document of legal prevention is worth a banker’s box of legal cure.

We provide peace of mind to financial institutions, industry leaders, real estate builders and developers,  Canadian and foreign trusts and private clients with family office needs.

Family businesses and continuity.

SLG was built on excellence in the law, and grew because of our response time and quality of service.  A multi-lingual office that can act quickly and decisively in foreign matters is just one such example.” – Ellena Steiner, Founding Partner, SLG LLP

Asset-based lending involves underwriting and securing debt financing on a borrower’s assets, as opposed to credit-worthiness.

Underwriting an asset-based loan involves understanding how expeditiously a lender can seize and liquidate said assets at fair market value. So long the security underlying an asset-based financing transaction is sound, lenders are often comfortable looking beyond cash flows and debt-service coverage ratios. Among other things, first priority security and comprehensive due-diligence are imperative in these kinds of transactions.

There is no one asset-based lending transaction. Technically, these transactions range in complexity from a domestic lending institution underwriting a borrower’s fixed assets to international syndicates underwriting operating assets. Steiner Law Group has been retained by both borrowers and lenders in structuring and negotiating transactions, undertaking due diligence, taking and perfecting security interests in personal and real property, and drafting documents as well as legal opinions for asset-based lending transactions.

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Maryana Lerner Kline, LL.B.

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

Vitaliy Timokhov, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Kateryna Tervinska, Sr. Law Clerk

Expertise:

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

All businesses require commercial agreements, whether for the proper management of the legal entity itself, being various forms of corporations, partnerships or joint ventures, initially during the start up period or later during a subsequent financing,  merger, sale or acquisition. Recording properly the terms of any business relationship is no less important than choosing a right partner, product or service.  Such transactions inevitably lead to legal advice with respect to issues such as non-disclosure, employment, privacy, tax, real estate, intellectual property or strategic planning.

Similarly, all businesses require an on-going legal support for maintaining legal compliance, whether through simple preparation of Annual Minutes, or sophisticated governmental filings with appropriate regulatory agencies.

Most businesses at some point will require private equity, venture capital investments, mezzanine and other leveraged debt financing, and liquidity-exit transactions, such as a sale to a strategic buyer.  We have vast experience in working with foreign and domestic banks, financial institutions, and private financial organizations, in providing legal support for secured lending and project financings.

Our lawyers are dedicated to provide our clients with a maximum value while minimizing their business risks.

Areas:

  • Corporate start up
  • Corporate Governance
  • Tax efficient Structuring
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Partnership and Joint Venture arrangements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Exit Strategies
  • Family Businesses and continuity

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Olha Moroz, B.A., J.D., J.D. (USA)

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

Vitaliy Timokhov, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Kateryna Tervinska, Sr. Law Clerk

All businesses require commercial agreements, whether for the proper management of the legal entity itself, being various forms of corporations, partnerships or joint ventures, initially during the start up period or later during a subsequent financing,  merger, sale or acquisition. Recording properly the terms of any business relationship is no less important than choosing a right partner, product or service.  Such transactions inevitably lead to legal advice with respect to issues such as non-disclosure, employment, privacy, tax, real estate, intellectual property or strategic planning.

Similarly, all businesses require an on-going legal support for maintaining legal compliance, whether through simple preparation of Annual Minutes, or sophisticated governmental filings with appropriate regulatory agencies.

Most businesses at some point will require private equity, venture capital investments, mezzanine and other leveraged debt financing, and liquidity-exit transactions, such as a sale to a strategic buyer.  We have vast experience in working with foreign and domestic banks, financial institutions, and private financial organizations, in providing legal support for secured lending and project financings.

Our lawyers are dedicated to provide our clients with a maximum value while minimizing their business risks.

Areas:

  • Corporate start up
  • Corporate Governance
  • Tax efficient Structuring
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Partnership and Joint Venture arrangements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Exit Strategies
  • Family Businesses and continuity

Area Specialists:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Vitaliy Timokhov, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Kateryna Tervinska, Sr. Law Clerk

Our Tax law practice area and its advisors represent individuals and corporations from across Canada and abroad in all areas of Canadian, European and U.S. tax law, including: corporate and business income taxation, international taxation, transfer pricing, individual tax and wealth planning, commodity taxes (GST/HST), and SALT (U.S. state and local taxes). Our tax advisors have successfully assisted our clients with resolving tax audits, objections, and appeals.

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Olha Moroz, B.A., J.D., J.D. (USA)

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

Vitaliy Timokhov, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Kateryna Tervinska, Sr. Law Clerk

Our Tax law practice area and its advisors represent individuals and corporations from across Canada and abroad in all areas of Canadian, European and U.S. tax law, including: corporate and business income taxation, international taxation, transfer pricing, individual tax and wealth planning, commodity taxes (GST/HST), and SALT (U.S. state and local taxes). Our tax advisors have successfully assisted our clients with resolving tax audits, objections, and appeals.

Whether it is our client’s personal wealth or ownership and transmission of a family business, we assist with tax driven and practical strategies on how to best Preserve the Assets and how to ensure a unique solution to each of our client’s particular needs, related to transition of assets from one generation to the next.

Our services include drafting wills, powers of attorney for property and living wills, trust set up and management, family business succession planning, advising on residency and cross-border property issues, and advising on minimizing various income and estate administration taxes.

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Olha Moroz, B.A., J.D., J.D. (USA)

Vitaliy Timokhov, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Elle West, Paralegal

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Olha Moroz, B.A., J.D., J.D. (USA)

Elle West, Paralegal

Our multi-national and multi-lingual team of professionals serves our clients’ needs, starting from assisting with choosing a person appropriate educational programme and institution; representing clients and guiding them through the  immigration into Canada process; assisting our clients with initial settlement services; acting for multi-national corporations in re-locating employees from and into Canada.

Our services include: assisting with temporary resident and student visas; obtaining work permits for temporary workers; obtaining LMO and AEO from Service Canada; applying for permanent residency; applying for citizenship in Canada; applying for a Certificat d’acceptation (certificate of acceptance) and Québec Selection Certificate for applicants who wish to immigrate to the province of Québec; assisting with issues of inadmissibility to enter Canada; and similar matters within the scope of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

When required, we work directly with our colleagues who are the leading authorities on the Human Rights and related issues in Canada and internationally.

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Tatiana Fedorova, ICCRC

We offer our clients direct assistance with registering trade-marks, trade (business) names, and negotiating and drafting licensing agreements. Our practice restricted to trade names and trade marks; other matters are outsourced.

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Ontario’s Small Claims Court is a branch of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that deals with civil disputes of a total monetary value not more than CAD $25,000 (excluding interest and court fees) per dispute.

A major advantage of Small Claims Court is that it relies on simplified rules and procedures, which can allow for more cost-effective recoveries of money or personal property below the current threshold of $25,000. While larger claims may technically go to Small Claims Court, doing so would result in foregoing an award above the threshold as well as the right to pursue such a claim in another court.

Steiner Law Group has represented clients in Small Claims Court for matters including but not limited to breaches of contract, unpaid accounts, loans, and rents, and other damages not exceeding $25,000. Where non-Small Claims Court litigation expertise is required, we will typically refer clients to specialized firms or litigators.

Expertise:

Olha Moroz, B.A., J.D., J.D. (USA)

Elle West, Paralegal

All businesses require commercial agreements, whether for the proper management of the legal entity itself, being various forms of corporations, partnerships or joint ventures, initially during the start up period or later during a subsequent financing,  merger, sale or acquisition. Recording properly the terms of any business relationship is no less important than choosing a right partner, product or service.  Such transactions inevitably lead to legal advice with respect to issues such as non-disclosure, employment, privacy, tax, real estate, intellectual property or strategic planning.

Similarly, all businesses require an on-going legal support for maintaining legal compliance, whether through simple preparation of Annual Minutes, or sophisticated governmental filings with appropriate regulatory agencies.

Most businesses at some point will require private equity, venture capital investments, mezzanine and other leveraged debt financing, and liquidity-exit transactions, such as a sale to a strategic buyer.  We have vast experience in working with foreign and domestic banks, financial institutions, and private financial organizations, in providing legal support for secured lending and project financings.

Our lawyers are dedicated to provide our clients with a maximum value while minimizing their business risks.

Areas:

  • Corporate start up
  • Corporate Governance
  • Tax efficient Structuring
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Partnership and Joint Venture arrangements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Exit Strategies
  • Family Businesses and continuity

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Vitaliy Timokhov, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Kateryna Tervinska, Sr. Law Clerk

Real estate law requires considerable experience and expertise, often in wide ranging areas of practice such as corporate, contract law, estates, municipal law, taxation, and property management, to name a few. Our Real Estate department deals on regular basis with the matters related to residential, as well as commercial properties.

We help our clients set up their goals, as well as identify and (if and where necessary) mitigate potential risks related to both residential and commercial real estate matters. We represent investors, owners, developers, condominium developers, contractors, landlords and tenants with respect to the multiple real estate issues.

Our Real Estate department responds to the clients in a timely and cost-efficient manner, addressing the full range of residential and commercial real estate issues, including: acquisitions, sales, construction and permanent financings, leasing, condominium development and unit sales. OurReal Estate department closely works with accounting and tax considerations in mind, which considerations are frequently central to commercial real estate transactions.

Expertise:

Maryana Lerner Klein, LL.B

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

All businesses require commercial agreements, whether for the proper management of the legal entity itself, being various forms of corporations, partnerships or joint ventures, initially during the start up period or later during a subsequent financing,  merger, sale or acquisition. Recording properly the terms of any business relationship is no less important than choosing a right partner, product or service.  Such transactions inevitably lead to legal advice with respect to issues such as non-disclosure, employment, privacy, tax, real estate, intellectual property or strategic planning.

Similarly, all businesses require an on-going legal support for maintaining legal compliance, whether through simple preparation of Annual Minutes, or sophisticated governmental filings with appropriate regulatory agencies.

Most businesses at some point will require private equity, venture capital investments, mezzanine and other leveraged debt financing, and liquidity-exit transactions, such as a sale to a strategic buyer.  We have vast experience in working with foreign and domestic banks, financial institutions, and private financial organizations, in providing legal support for secured lending and project financings.

Our lawyers are dedicated to provide our clients with a maximum value while minimizing their business risks.

Areas:

  • Corporate start up
  • Corporate Governance
  • Tax efficient Structuring
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Partnership and Joint Venture arrangements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Exit Strategies
  • Family Businesses and continuity

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

Vitaliy Timokhov, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Real estate law requires considerable experience and expertise, often in wide ranging areas of practice such as corporate, contract law, estates, municipal law, taxation, and property management, to name a few. Our Real Estate department deals on regular basis with the matters related to residential, as well as commercial properties.

We help our clients set up their goals, as well as identify and (if and where necessary) mitigate potential risks related to both residential and commercial real estate matters. We represent investors, owners, developers, condominium developers, contractors, landlords and tenants with respect to the multiple real estate issues.

Our Real Estate department responds to the clients in a timely and cost-efficient manner, addressing the full range of residential and commercial real estate issues, including: acquisitions, sales, construction and permanent financings, leasing, condominium development and unit sales. OurReal Estate department closely works with accounting and tax considerations in mind, which considerations are frequently central to commercial real estate transactions.

Expertise:

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

Real estate law requires considerable experience and expertise, often in wide ranging areas of practice such as corporate, contract law, estates, municipal law, taxation, and property management, to name a few. Our Real Estate department deals on regular basis with the matters related to residential, as well as commercial properties.

We help our clients set up their goals, as well as identify and (if and where necessary) mitigate potential risks related to both residential and commercial real estate matters. We represent investors, owners, developers, condominium developers, contractors, landlords and tenants with respect to the multiple real estate issues.

Our Real Estate department responds to the clients in a timely and cost-efficient manner, addressing the full range of residential and commercial real estate issues, including: acquisitions, sales, construction and permanent financings, leasing, condominium development and unit sales. OurReal Estate department closely works with accounting and tax considerations in mind, which considerations are frequently central to commercial real estate transactions.

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

Real estate law requires considerable experience and expertise, often in wide ranging areas of practice such as corporate, contract law, estates, municipal law, taxation, and property management, to name a few. Our Real Estate department deals on regular basis with the matters related to residential, as well as commercial properties.

We help our clients set up their goals, as well as identify and (if and where necessary) mitigate potential risks related to both residential and commercial real estate matters. We represent investors, owners, developers, condominium developers, contractors, landlords and tenants with respect to the multiple real estate issues.

Our Real Estate department responds to the clients in a timely and cost-efficient manner, addressing the full range of residential and commercial real estate issues, including: acquisitions, sales, construction and permanent financings, leasing, condominium development and unit sales. OurReal Estate department closely works with accounting and tax considerations in mind, which considerations are frequently central to commercial real estate transactions.

Expertise:

Maryana Lerner Klein, LL.B.

Tais Davis, B.A., LL.B.

Where our clients require strategic use of outside suppliers to perform their business activities, we assist with IT/Outsourcing agreements in order to achieve desired cost reduction.

Expertise:

Ellena Steiner, B.A., LL.B.

Kateryna Tervinska, Sr. Law Clerk