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Ontario hockey player facing two charges for sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Thursday March 28, 2013.

An 18-year-old Ontario hockey player for the Windsor Spitfires is facing two charges related to incidents that occurred in local bar washrooms. One sexual assault charge is in connection with an incident that occurred at a nightclub with other players during a St. Patrick's Day and end-of-season party. The second sexual assault charge comes from an incident that allegedly occurred three weeks prior to the first count. This second incident is also...
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2 Ontarians arrested on drug charges in Stayner

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Thursday March 28, 2013.

The Ontario Provincial Police recently executed a search warrant at a property in Stayner. The search warrant led to two Clearview Township residents now facing drug possession charges. The two individuals are also facing stolen property charges. The search warrant was executed at a home on Sunnidale Street at approximately 10 a.m. Ontario Provincial Police found and seized morphine tablets, fentanyl patches and drug-related items. The individuals who have been charged with...
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Toronto police reportedly seize weapons and guns during sweep

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

Toronto's Emergency Task Force recently responded to reports of gun violence at Toronto Community Housing Corporation properties by conducting sweeps at these properties. One of the sweeps occurred at an apartment building on Bay Mills Boulevard in Scarborough, in which officers wore full riot gear outfits and brought assault rifles and battering rams with them. While police actions would indicate that this was a serious or dangerous crime, such as homicide,...
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Toronto father and son arrested for sale of synthetic marijuana

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

Hamilton Police searched two Toronto properties in Yorkville related to the sale of synthetic marijuana. Police reportedly found approximately 200 grams of marijuana and 45 grams of cannabis resin, and they arrested a 53-year-old man from Toronto and his 28-year-old son. The father owns a company that manufactures the synthetic drug while his son is CEO of the business. The father was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking...
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Police find drugs, cash during Essex traffic stop

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday March 15, 2013.

After Ontario Provincial Police stopped a vehicle in Essex that they believed was suspicious on Feb. 24, they called the drug enforcement unit. The routine traffic stop, which occurred by Wilson Avenue, resulted in a bust of more than $3,000 in drugs. The drugs that were confiscated include cocaine and LSD, and police also confiscated an unspecified amount of cash. A 32-year-old man from Amherstburg is facing drug charges related to the...
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Police find drugs, cash during Essex traffic stop

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday March 15, 2013.

After Ontario Provincial Police stopped a vehicle in Essex that they believed was suspicious on Feb. 24, they called the drug enforcement unit. The routine traffic stop, which occurred by Wilson Avenue, resulted in a bust of more than $3,000 in drugs. The drugs that were confiscated include cocaine and LSD, and police also confiscated an unspecified amount of cash. A 32-year-old man from Amherstburg is facing drug charges related to the...
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Toronto police search for suspect in sexual assault case

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Tuesday March 12, 2013.

A Toronto cab driver is suspected of committing a sexual assault after a woman got in his cab early in the morning on March 3. According to police, the sexual assault occurred after the woman boarded the cab in the area by Peter Street and Adelaide Street West in Toronto. The woman claimed that she was leaving a night club in the area at about 3 a.m. when the cab driver drove...
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Toronto residents face multiple drug charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday March 08, 2013.

Peel Regional Police have arrested two Toronto residents after the department's crime gang unit apprehended a man suspected of selling drugs near Dixie Road and Dundas Street East in Mississauga. The initial arrest led police to the Toronto residents, who are now facing drug charges after a raid of their home turned up drugs. The 29- and 20-year-old suspects were arrested at a home in the Queensway area. Police seized drugs at...
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Toronto residents charged with stunt driving, related offences

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Friday March 08, 2013.

Police recently arrested three people within a period of 24 hours in Toronto on allegations of "stunt driving," a term that means driving at a speed of 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit. These drivers face a variety of driving and traffic offences, but one of the men also faces a charge of impaired driving. The string of arrests began on the morning of Feb. 24, when a...
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Toronto sees rise in weapon use, violent crimes among teens

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Friday March 01, 2013.

Gun-related crime in Toronto has taken a new twist, according to a city police commander. Firearms are being shared or rented for use in multiple violent crimes. Police reported that the increase in the seizure of guns from individuals under the age of 20 reflects a trend of weapon use in crimes committed by and against young people. There have been numerous seizures in the Rexdale neighbourhood of Toronto, which could...
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CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger