Meet Our Team
Shira’s practice is focused in corporate-commercial and tax law including corporate reorganizations, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing, secured lending and transactional law. Specializing in tax law, Shira provides her clients with advanced tax planning to minimize tax obligations, primarily for small business owners.
Shira graduated from York University achieving the highest academic accolade of Summa Cum Laude in 2012. She graduated from Western Law in 2015, with a specialization in business law. After several years of experience in one of the largest firms in central Ontario, Shira opened her own law practice in 2018.
Shira is licensed to practice by the Law Society of Ontario. She is also a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation, Women’s Law Association of Ontario, and the Toronto Jewish Law Society. Shira also sits on the board of various not-for-profit organizations.
Shira is an avid dog lover and animal rights advocate, who donates a portion of the firm’s profits towards various domestic and international animal welfare initiatives.
Felix is an associate lawyer at Kalfa Law.
Felix’s practice is focused exclusively on corporate-commercial law, including the purchase and sale of businesses, secured lending transactions, commercial leasing and commercial contracts.
Prior to Kalfa Law, Felix practiced at a boutique, corporate-commercial firm with a focus on purchase and sale transactions for healthcare professionals and commercial lending transactions.
Felix graduated from Western Law in 2016. While studying law, Felix volunteered for the Family Law Project through Pro Bono Students Canada and at a legal clinic in St. Thomas, Ontario.
Felix is a lawyer licensed to practice law by the Law Society of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
Felix is a passionate Raptors fan, but also enjoys cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. In his spare time, Felix likes to stay active and spend time with his dog.
Ghazal Hamedani is an associate lawyer at Kalfa Law.
Ghazal’s practice is focused on corporate-commercial law, including business formations, corporate reorganizations, shareholder agreements, commercial contracts, the purchase and sale of businesses, as well as secured and unsecured lending transactions.
Prior to joining Kalfa Law, Ghazal worked at a fast-paced office in Toronto advising a wide variety of clients in mergers and acquisitions, private lending transactions and commercial real estate.
After graduating from University of Toronto with distinction, Ghazal completed her law studies with honours at Cardiff Law in 2017.
Ghazal is a lawyer licenced to practice law by the Law Society of Ontario. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Ontario.
In her spare time, Ghazal enjoys snowboarding, catching up on her favorite Russian literature, and volunteering with various environmental foundations that focus on climate change and sustainable development.
Christopher is an associate lawyer at Kalfa Law.
Christopher’s practice is primarily focused on corporate-commercial law, including business formations, corporate reorganizations, shareholder agreements, commercial contracts, the purchase and sale of businesses, as well as secured lending transactions.
Prior to joining Kalfa Law, Christopher articled at a top regional law firm in Toronto where he focused on gaining experience in the firm’s corporate-commercial group. Fluent in French, Christopher also spent time working at the Ministry of Francophone Affairs as a junior policy analyst.
Christopher graduated from Queen’s Law School in 2019. Christopher also completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University where he majored in Political Science and graduated as a member of the Dean’s Honour List.
Christopher is a lawyer licensed to practice law by the Law Society of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
Anna is a senior corporate-commercial law clerk and office manager at Kalfa Law, who provides critical operational support for our corporate and commercial divisions.
Anna graduated from Seneca College with a Legal Assistance diploma and High Honours Law Clerk Diploma.
After hours you can find Anna playing sports, attending a comedy show, or hiking around our beautiful city.
Baber is a tax law clerk and JD candidate at Kalfa Law.
Baber works in our tax department assisting our tax lawyers in preparing Voluntary Disclosure Applications, Taxpayer Relief Applications, and with Appeals, Audits and Objections within the CRA.
Baber’s passion for tax law was sparked by an advanced tax law professor at the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, where he received his Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) degree. He subsequently worked for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for several years.
After working in the federal public service for a number of years, Baber decided to pursue a career in law and is currently working towards completing his law degree at Western University, while working for Kalfa Law.
Baber loves reading as much as he loves to travel. In his downtime, he likes to spend time with family and friends, trying his hardest to beat them at board games.
Vanessa is a receptionist and office administrator at Kalfa Law.
Vanessa is dedicated to ensuring daily operations run smoothly at Kalfa Law. She assists both our corporate-commercial and tax departments in financial administration and other administrative matters. Vanessa also manages Kalfa Law’s social media and outreach campaigns.
Vanesa graduated with honours from the Humber College Public Relations Advanced Diploma program.
In her spare time, Vanessa is a foodie, who enjoys experiencing different restaurants and recreating recipes at home. She also enjoys adventure and travel to foreign locales across the world.
Vida is a corporate-commercial law clerk and J.D. Candidate with Kalfa Law.
Vida has an Honour Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto and graduated from University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in 2018.
Prior to joining our firm, Vida previously worked as a legal advisor for a mid-size corporation and completed her articles at a criminal litigation firm. She gained valuable experience in both corporate/commercial transactions and dispute resolution.
In her spare time, Vida enjoys reading, oil painting and watching reality television shows
Andrea Lauzon is a Commercial and Real Estate Law Clerk at Kalfa Law.
Andrea graduated with high honors from Centennial College Law Clerk program.
She has been clerking for five years in various areas of law including corporate and real estate. Andrea is primarily responsible for assisting in the firm’s corporate-commercial department, specifically within transactional law.
In her spare time, she enjoys visiting family, playing the piano, cooking, and board games.