As we begin another school year, Laura Gurr speaks to litigators Tamara Ramsey, Mark Flisfeder and Matt Huys about the challenges of maintaining a litigation practice as a parent - particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic - as well as tips and tricks for being productive while staying sane. We hope you find this candid conversation useful whether you are a litigator who is parenting or not.
Laura Gurr is a partner with Cohen Highley LLP and is a member of its management team. Laura is part of the multi-residential housing group and her practice focuses on condominium law, acting for condominium corporations, property managers, and developers in a broad range of litigation, operational and governance matters. Laura’s practices also includes expropriations law, planning and zoning, property tax, and regulatory compliance issues. Laura is mom and step-mom to four children, ages 7 to 14. https://cohenhighley.com/our-team/gurr-laura/
Tamara Ramsey is a partner in Dale & Lessmann’s Litigation/Dispute Resolution Group. Tamara is a litigator with a diverse litigation practice, who focuses on corporate and commercial disputes, including trade-mark protection, contractual issues, shareholder disputes, estate disputes, complex torts, and termination of employment and consulting relationships. Tamara is mom to an 11-year-old son and stepmom to a 22-year-old stepdaughter. https://www.dalelessmann.com/bio/tamara-ramsey
Mark Flisfeder is counsel in our Litigation Group in Toronto. His practice is dedicated to health law and the representation of physicians. Marc has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal, as well as before administrative bodies and tribunals. Mark's daughter is eight years old. https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/people/marc-flisfeder
Matt Huys is a partner with Osler LLP in Calgary, and a member of Osler's National Litigation Department and its energy (oil and gas), environmental, construction, and securities litigation teams. Matthew practices complex, high-stakes corporate litigation, with an emphasis on energy, construction, and securities disputes. Matt became a parent during the pandemic, and his son is now one. https://www.osler.com/en/team/matthew-huys