PooranLaw Professional Corporation
1500 Don Mills Road, Suite 400, Toronto, ON , M3B 3K4
Melanie brings over 10 years of experience to her family law practice which encompasses all aspects of family law issues, including custody and access, corporate law issues in family law matters relating to shareholders’ remedies, tax and complex support, equalization and business valuation issues. She received her Collaborative Practice certification in 2018. Melanie has a particular interest in disability related issues in family law matters. She has represented children and youth with disabilities in family law matters, in addition to assisting her clients with disabilities and/or their children with disabilities access the appropriate supports, accommodations and professional and other legal services they require to successfully resolve their family law disputes.
Melanie received her law degree from the University of Windsor and also holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. She was called to the bar in Ontario in 2008. Melanie actively volunteers in her community and currently serves as the President of the Toronto Chapter of Autism Ontario, the Vice-President of the Ontario Autism Coalition and is a member of the Special Education Advisory Committee. She also volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario's Education Law Project and is a mentor to law students through the University of Windsor student mentoring program.
An avid runner and varsity athlete, including completing the Chicago and Boston marathons, Melanie has received awards for excellence in combining academic and athletic achievement. She is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.