Professional Disciplines

Quality Representation For Professional Discipline And Regulation

Individuals in regulated occupations invest significant resources into qualifying and practising their profession. Society rightly holds them to a high standard of conduct. Any allegation of misconduct could lead to significant reputational damage and lifelong consequences.

Neuberger & Partners LLP exists to advocate for professionals who seek high-calibre representation in the face of disciplinary investigations. Drawing upon years of experience and proven strategies*, our legal team assists clients in assembling a solid, impactful defence before self-regulating bodies.

Navigating Clients Through Regulatory Investigations

As a premium law firm, Neuberger & Partners LLP provides professionals with access to sophisticated legal service in a boutique firm setting. Our lawyers work continually to develop comprehensive and creative approaches to managing the risks associated with professional disciplinary action.

Our firm has represented clients in disciplinary hearings throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. As lawyers, we have built a solid reputation with courts, tribunals and licensing agencies across the province. We have close familiarity with a broad spectrum of self-governing bodies, their processes and regulatory frameworks. We leverage this knowledge and experience to move our clients effectively and efficiently toward the most optimal outcome possible.

Insightful Guidance In A Range Of Disciplines And Charges

Our lawyers have acted on behalf of such professionals as:

  • Lawyers and paralegals
  • Doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other medical practitioners
  • Insurance brokers, accountants and advisors in the financial sector
  • Teachers, real estate brokers, engineers and other regulated professionals

Charges vary, but our lawyers can represent clients who face either criminal charges before the justice system, disciplinary investigations by regulatory bodies or civil suits in professional liability claims.

One reason underlying our record of success is our legal team’s dedication to continually expanding our knowledge base. By keeping abreast of developments in both law and other sectors such as finance and psychology, our lawyers are able to use multidimensional insights in engineering an effective defence for our clients.

Strategic Advocacy To Manage Risk For Professionals

After helping hundreds of clients, our lawyers are cognizant of and sensitive to the complexities of disciplinary cases. We understand the demands of working in professional environments. Individuals can easily and unintentionally fall prey to mounting pressures and find themselves facing potentially career-ending allegations of misconduct.

Our role is to help clients fight strategically for what they have at stake. Part of our success in crafting an effective defence is in working collaboratively. Our lawyers take a team approach to analyzing the facts and devising possible defence tactics. We also frequently draw on a network of complementary advisors as forensic psychiatrists, forensic accountants and technology experts.

Our founder, Joseph Neuberger, along with John Navarrete have extensive experience in defending Professional Discipline matters. We are assisted by Mariya Protsenko, who has worked on numerous complex criminal and professional discipline cases.

Discuss Your Professional Discipline Case With Our Lawyers

When facing regulatory investigations, seeking legal advice is a critical first step. Even if you believe yourself innocent of the allegations, gaining the benefit of a solicitor-client relationship can protect you from providing potentially self-incriminating evidence.

Putting your case on the best track toward a successful resolution starts with a legal consultation. Email us or call 416-364-3111 to arrange a meeting today.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

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