Founder of SLG Canada, Ellena Steiner maintains its corporate & commercial practice. In Canada and internationally, she has been involved in a variety of public M&A transactions, banking and finance, corporate organizations & restructuring projects. In addition, she continues advise private clients and corporations in international business, immigration, real estate, wills & estates, and commercial litigation matters.
Outside of SLG, Ms. Steiner's 30-years of experience include nearly a decade at the then-Prominent Canadian Law Firm of Goodman & Carr, in-house counsel to an International Financing Company (MDMT Group), and having served as Associate Editor for the Banking and Finance Law Review.
Ms. Steiner completed her LL.B. at Osgoode Hall Law School, in Toronto. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada; the Canadian Bar Association; the Ontario Bar Association; Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA, Toronto Chapter).
She is also a former director of the JRCC, and member of Canada-Russia Economic Forum.
A native English speaker, she speaks Russian fluently, and is comfortable conversing in Hebrew, Ukrainian, and Spanish.
Maryana has over 18 years of experience handling civil litigation matters. She acts for individuals and corporations in residential real estate, mortgage and estate transactions.
Maryana has a quick, streamlined and pain-free system of assisting clients with their personal and business estate planning needs. She assists clients with the administration of estates for estate trustees.
Vitaly Timokhov is a Canadian lawyer practicing taxation in Toronto, Canada. Vitaly is admitted to practice law in Ontario, Alberta, and New York State.
A recipient of Newton Rowell Scholarship awarded by the Lieutenant-General of Ontario, Vitaly studied law at Queen’s University Faculty of Law, from which he graduated in 1999 as a published tax author and a recipient of Canada’s National Tax Award. After articling with a leading Canadian law firm in Toronto, Vitaly continued to study taxation as a Gerald Wallace Scholar at New York University School of Law’s renowned LL.M. Program in Taxation. During that time, he was appointed to serve as an Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.
Vitaly is an author of one of the leading treatises on international taxation published in Canada and the U.S. by Carswell Reuters (see Book and Publications below).
Vitaly has also taught taxation as an adjunct professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto) and Queen’s Faculty of Law (Kingston).
Olha maintains a general practice in both litigation and transactional matters, specifically private corporate-commercial, estates administration, and real estate. As a dual Canada/USA JD of the Universities of Windsor and the Detroit-Mercy, Olha has been exposed to the intricacies of navigating cross-border matters for several years. To better do so, she obtained a General Civil Mediation Certificate approved by State Court Administrative Office in Michigan, and has performed numerous contract mediations including employment disputes.
Throughout law school Olha worked in pro-bono and legal aid clinics both in Canada and U.S., learning skills necessary for cross-border practice.
Olha obtained her Honours B.A. majoring in Economics and Political Science from York University, Toronto.
Olha is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Sr. Legal Clerk
Kateryna Tervinska works as a law clerk at our firm. Mainly she assists Ellena Steiner in corporate and commercial field. She provides prompt help with drafting necessary legal documents, corresponding with clients, managing incoming mail and emails, and schedule management.
Kateryna has graduated from a four year program with Bachelor degree in Foreign Linguistics (Translation Ukrainian/English), obtained in Zaporizhzhya National University in Ukraine. While studying, she worked as a translator’s assistant at the Safo Agency. She dealt with agreements, business plans, certificates and corporate documents.
When Kateryna came to Canada she decided to pursue a new career in a legal field. She graduated with Honours from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, having completed a two and a half year program. She did field placement at the Law Offices of Ellena Steiner during 2013.
Kateryna has joined the Law Offices of Ellena Steiner after graduation and now she complements our highly professional team. Her legal knowledge and enthusiasm serve our clients perfectly.
Ms. Tervinska is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian and has a working knowledge of French.
Vera Koroleva manages our Toronto office. She is responsible for the PC Law bookkeeping and administrative office support at our firm. Her experience includes providing clients with qualified guidelines, accompanying, and following-up on the wide variety of clients’ issues related to the communication with the governmental Canadian authorities, private organizations and companies.
Tatiana Fedorova is a certified immigration consultant in our office. She is responsible for the support of the immigration law practice.
She has experience in all Canadian Immigration and Citizenship matters. These matters include the preparation and submission of applications for permanent residence, work and study permits, labour market opinions, temporary resident permits, sponsorships, and others. Leveraging her interpersonal and communication skills, Tatiana effectively connects with our clients to deliver personalized solutions that meet their needs.
Prior to joining our firm, Mrs. Fedorova earned her degree in Foreign languages (German, English) in Russia. After that, she continued her study and received her law degree from the Economics Academy in Russia.
Upon her immigration to Canada in 2014, Mrs. Fedorova graduated with Honours from Academy of Learning College, having completed an Immigration consultant program in 2016.
Since joining SLG, Tatiana has successfully processed files for clients from Eastern Europe, South America and Eurasia.
Isha Rathi is a legal intern at Steiner Law Group LLP. She is a part of the corporate team and works on matters alongside the senior partner. She recently graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University with an LLM specializing in International Business Laws. Isha also holds an integrated B.A. LL.B Hons. degree from National Law University, Delhi, India.
Prior to joining us, Isha was an in-house counsel at KEC International Limited/RPG Group, where she worked on numerous transactions of complex nature, including international commercial arbitrations, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, along with general corporate and commercial matters.
In 2020, Garland received his Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, with a specialization in Corporate and Estate Planning. Prior to attending law school, Garland worked as a Jr. Movie Producer on Television Movies for networks such as Hallmark, Lifetime, and UPTV. Through these experiences, Garland was introduced to contract law through talent and distribution agreements, and elements of secured financing and equity investments by raising production financing. Garland started his articles at Steiner Law Group LLP in the summer of 2020, assisting their principals in matters relating to areas of real estate law, corporate law, and estate planning.