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The Law & Business Clinic provides free legal services in a variety of business law matters to entrepreneurs and small businesses that cannot afford to retain a lawyer. If you are a current Toronto Metropolitan University student, Chang School learner or affiliated with one of the university's learning zones (such as the DMZ), and plan to start up a business or have started a small business, you may be eligible for this program. Clients outside of Toronto Metropolitan University may be eligible subject to assessment.

Legal services will be provided to selected applicants on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year (September to April) by a team of qualified lawyers from various Bay St. law firms, who will work in tandem with Law and Business students. To facilitate an engaging and participatory learning experience, students will draft client work products and conduct legal research under the direction and supervision of qualified lawyers.

Pnina Alon-Shenker
Associate Professor

Pnina Alon-Shenker

Pnina Alon-Shenker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law & Business and the founding Academic Director of the Law & Business Clinic.

She served as law clerk to the Honourable Justice Dalia Dorner of the Supreme Court of Israel in 2002-2003 and was called to the Israeli Bar in 2003. She earned her LL.B. from Haifa University, LL.M. from the Hebrew University and University of Toronto, and S.J.D from University of Toronto.

She joined Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly Ryerson University) as a sessional instructor in 2009 and became an Assistant Professor in 2010. Her research interests centre on labour and employment law with an emphasis on workplace discrimination and diversity, the aging workforce, and forms of employee representation and voice.

Dr. Alon-Shenker received the Dean’s Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award in 2014 for her recent scholarly achievements. In 2016 she received the Provost's Experiential Award in recognition of her work at the Law & Business Clinic. 

Omar Ha-Redeye

Omar Ha-Redeye

Omar Ha-Redeye is a lawyer who works in the public service. He holds a JD from Western Law,  an LLM from Osgoode Hall, and teaches part-time at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). He has received numerous awards for his academic and professional accomplishments.

Omar has over a decade of experience in private practice, with a strong litigation background that includes administrative tribunals and courts at all levels in Canada. He was regularly consulted by the media, with hundreds of interviews over the years. His experience spans areas such as labour and employment law, human rights and constitutional law, corporate commercial matters, health law, technology law, and risk management.

Omar has also worked in executive and in-house roles for several organizations and institutions, and is a Certified In-House Counsel (CIC.C).

Legal services may include:

  • Information on and assistance with organizing the business (e.g. incorporating)
  • Drafting and review of shareholders, partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Drafting and review of forms of release, non-disclosure, non-competition and employment agreements
  • IP issues such as protecting your business name, trade-marks and copyright
  • Drafting and review of consumer or supplier contracts
  • Registration and licensing matters
  • Basic tax issues
  • Regulatory compliance

Please note that:

  • The Clinic does not provide any litigation services.
  • All student work is directed, reviewed and approved by qualified lawyers.
  • The services are provided free of charge. However, the client is responsible for any associated costs (e.g. registration or licensing fees).
  • Since the Clinic facilitates a learning opportunity for Law & Business students, our services may be interrupted - especially between semesters and during examination periods.

Need other legal help?

Check out our partner clinic, the Summary Advice Legal Clinic. The Summary Advice Legal Clinic offers free-of-charge, one-on-one appointments with lawyers to discuss your legal issue.

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