ALEX MINKIN

ASSOCIATE

Alex Minkin
Associate

I am excited about employment law because it is all about people – employers and employees – and about their interactions in one of the central aspects of life: the workplace. While each individual story is unique, often intriguing, and almost always profoundly personal, employment law is designed to ensure that hiring processes, dismissal processes and workplaces as a whole are fair and equitable for everyone.

I obtained my undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in Economics and Political Science, and my Juris Doctor from the Osgoode Hall Law School. I participated in an overseas exchange program, attending one semester at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, with a focus on international and constitutional law.

After being called to the Bar of Ontario in 2013, I practiced at a boutique civil litigation firm in Toronto. There I gained valuable experience in the courtroom.  I have worked on a wide array of cases (employment law, commercial litigation, partnership disputes, construction law and property disputes, among others), representing both the plaintiff side and the defendant side. This opportunity has provided me with a solid understanding of every stage in the litigation process.

I have a record of effective advocacy at all levels of Ontario courts. I have had the privilege of making multiple appearances as lead counsel at the Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, as well as various boards and tribunals. I strive to find creative practical solutions for clients’ legal problems through diligent research, careful drafting, and tenacious advocacy. I pursue my clients’ interests with fervor and dedication, while committed to practicing my profession with the highest degree of integrity.

Besides my law career, my friends and my family, my strongest passion is travel. I have travelled extensively throughout Latin America, as well as in South East Asia and Europe. I enjoy music and sports, and I am an avid chess player.