News and Events Archive 2012
Philip Cho Appointed Chairperson of the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation
Nov 14, 2012
KRMC’s Philip Cho has been appointed to the position of Chairperson for the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation. The Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation is a registered charity that has awarded over 550 scholarships to bright and ambitious students, with the support of the Korean Canadian community, individual and corporate benefactors. Congratulations Philip!
LSUC Seminar – Philip Cho Guest Speaker
Oct 24, 2012
Philip Cho spoke at The Six-Minute Debtor-Creditor and Insolvency Lawyer seminar presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada on the topic of the reasonable notice requirement on demand loans. Philip also published a paper for the seminar, one of KRMC’s new associates.
OBA Newsletter Article – Philip Cho
KRMC’s Philip Cho recently published an article in the OBA – Civil Litigation Section Newsletter, Vol. 21, No. 1, titled “Status Hearings Under Rule 48.14” (http://www.oba.org/en/pdf/sec_news_civ_oct12_cho_sta.pdf), with the assistance of then articling student, but now a new KRMC associate.
KRMC Settles Car Accident Claim for $1,770,000.00
KRMC recently achieved a significant settlement for one of its personal injury clients.
On a rainy night, Mr. D’s Honda Civic was struck by a tractor trailer making an improper left turn. Mr. D’s vehicle was crushed and he had to be extricated from the car. He suffered serious injuries including a major head injury that left him permanently impaired. KRMC’s personal injury department not only dealt with complicated insurance and legal issues, we also stayed by the family to help them through this difficult time and made sure that Mr. D. was receiving all the physical and financial assistance he was legally entitled to.
We are pleased to report that the case has now settled. In addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars of treatment received through statutory accident benefits, Mr. D. received a final settlement of both the accident benefit and tort portions of his claim in the amount of $1,770,000.00. KRMC arranged for a structured settlement that will ensure that Mr. D. and his family have their financial needs taken care of now and in the future.
To find out more about KRMC’s personal injury department, and the services that we provide, please contact us or visit: www.krmcpi-law.com/
Presentation to Levitt-Safety Limited: Jules Kronis, Q.C. and Abigail Romberg
Oct 16, 2012
KRMC lawyers Jules Kronis, Q.C. and Abigail Romberg were invited to speak to the employees of Levitt-Safety Limited. Approximately 30 employees were in attendance at the Oakville office and numerous others participated from branches across Canada via webcast. Abigail Romberg presented on the three key documents: Wills, Powers of Attorney for Property, and Powers of Attorney for Health Care. Jules Kronis addressed common issues faced by today’s families and the effects these documents have on different generations.
Pan-Canadian Insolvency Law conference
Oct 11-12, 2012
KRMC’s Mervyn Abramowitz will be chairing a session at the annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency Law conference being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The session will be a panel discussion where judges from different provinces will participate in a question and answer and discussion format regarding current insolvency matters that are of interest to the profession, as well as practice tips for legal and accounting professionals in the insolvency field.
KRMC Sponsors CIBC Run for the Cure
Sept 30, 2012
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. KRMC was a proud sponsor with lawyers participating from each department. The day was a great success in raising awareness and having fun. Thank you to everyone who contributed donations on behalf of KRMC. We look forward to next year!
OBA’s Section Executives – Mervyn Abramowitz
Congratulations to KRMC’s Mervyn Abramowitz who was reappointed for another one year term to each of the Ontario Bar Association’s Civil Litigation and Insolvency section executives. For the Civil Litigation section executive, he is the Public Affairs Liaison, while he serves as a member-at-large on the Insolvency section executive.
2012 Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Award of Excellence Dinner
Sept 27, 2012
KRMC’s Mervyn Abramowitz was a member of the organizing committee for the 2012 Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Award of Excellence Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto. The annual award was presented to well respected practitioner Bryan Finlay Q.C. of the WeirFoulds law firm. The keynote speaker was Justice Thomas Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Sept 25, 2012
Partner of KRMC contributed to the Morning Star’s Sept 25th issue titled, “How Retiring Business Owners Can Zap the Taxman”. Ryval, a Toronto-based freelance writer who specializes in business and investing shared insight from Doug Carroll, vice president of tax and real estate-planning at Invesco Canada, on how estate freezes provide tax deferrals and savings.
To view the article, please visit the link below:
BMO Event – Abigail Romberg Guest Speaker
Sept 4, 2012
KRMC’s Abigail Romberg was a guest speaker at the BMO Bank of Montreal event, “How to Cure Your Estate Planning Headaches” on Wednesday, September 4, 2012. The seminar focused on ideas to reduce tax and reduce the stress caused by an unplanned or outdated Estate Plan. Abigail was joined by BMO’s Investment Advisor and Financial Planner, Robert Tick and Personal Trust Vice President, David Tremblett in leading the educational seminar.
KRMC’s Philip Cho – IAKL Conference Panelist
Sept 13-16, 2012
Philip Cho was a panelist discussing Comparative Shareholder Remedies at the Annual International Association of Korean Lawyers Conference in Los Angeles, CA. He was on a panel with lawyers from the U.S., Korea, and Germany.
Canadian Bar Association – KRMC Treasurer
Sept 1, 2012
Congratulations to KRMC’s Mervyn Abramowitz who has been appointed treasurer for the Canadian Bar Association National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section. The appointment is for a two year term.
KRMC Sponsors “2nd Annual Vital York Golf Classic”
August 23, 2012
KRMC was a proud sponsor of the “2nd Annual Vital York Golf Classic” in support of the Vital York Advancement Fund. Two of KRMC’s partners, Mitch Schachter and Mark Lieberman participated in the charitable golf tournament. All proceeds went to help Vital York continue with its mission to connect caring corporations and individuals within York Region communities.
KRMC’s Articling Students
We are pleased to announce that Anuja Thakar, Richard Li, Adam Lefler, Alexander Shaw, Ziba Heydarian, Ashley Frydrych and Noelle Dykman have joined the firm as articling students for the 2012-2013 term. Welcome aboard!
KRMC Attends Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto Gala
On June 14, 2012, a number of lawyers from KRMC attended the “42 nd Annual Big Night Out Gala” in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. KRMC was a table sponsor at the event, which was held at the Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place. The Gala, presented by ScotiaLife Financial, was also attended by numerous business and community leaders including Brian Burke (General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs), Bill Blair (Chief of the Toronto Police Services) and Rick Waugh (President & CEO of The Bank of Nova Scotia). The Gala was a huge fundraising success and honoured the 9 Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the year.
KRMC is proud to offer support to this worthy organization. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and how you can make a difference in your community, please visit their website at: www.bbbst.com
Three New Associates to Join KRMC
June 18, 2012
KRMC is pleased to announce that three of its 2011-2012 articling students have returned to the firm as associates upon their call to the bar.
Martin Popov will be practicing Civil Litigation as part of our Plaintiff Personal Injury team.
Law Slam 2012
June 3, 2012
The head of KRMC’s personal injury department, Mitch Schachter and his doubles partner Jason Katz were the winners of the First Annual Law Slam Tennis Tournament. Congratulations Mitch! The tournament was a charitable event and successfully raised over $12, 000 for Pro Bono Law Ontario.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient – Jules Kronis
May 22, 2012
KRMC is proud to announce that its founding partner, Jules Kronis, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Jules has received this honour in recognition of his many significant contributions to the community.
KRMC’s Summer Students
We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Miller, Isida Ranxi and Sajjad Jaffer have joined the firm as summer students for the 2012 Summer Term. Welcome aboard!
KRMC Represented at the 2012 Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation’s Gala
April 7, 2012
KRMC’s Philip Cho presented the Hyeil Noh Music Scholarship to the 2012 recipient at the 2012 Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation’s Gala dinner which took place on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Event on the Park in Toronto. The Gala attracted over 200 guests including former Liberal MP, Martha Hall Findlay, and featured a key-note speech from renowned molecular virologist and professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, Dr. Chil-Yong Kang. Philip sits on the board of directors for the Foundation and was a member of the Gala Committee. Also representing KRMC at the Gala was Catherine Latulippe.
Commercial List Users’ Committee Appointment: Mervyn Abramowitz
Mervyn Abramowitz, a partner at KRMC, has been appointed to the Commercial List Users’ Committee (CLUC) as the representative of the Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation section executive. The appointment is for a three year term.
KRMC Sponsors the Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre Gala
March 17, 2012
KRMC was one of the sponsors of the 14 th annual Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre Gala. Sponsoring the event has become an annual tradition that KRMC is proud of. A number of lawyers from our firm attended this year’s “Las Vegas” themed gala, to offer their support for this worthy cause. The centre provides assistance and education to children, youth and adults with type 1 diabetes in Durham Region. For more information about the centre, please visit www.charleshbest.com.