OUR TEAM

MacDonald & Partners LLP has a wide array of experience to offer clients seeking to settle their family difficulties efficiently and definitively.


Our partners, Gary Joseph, William Abbott, Georgina Carson, Geoffrey Wells, Michael Stangarone and Kristy Maurina, bring a wealth of experience and skills to the practice. Many have practiced for decades, and bring unique backgrounds and fields of expertise.

Gary Joseph, certified specialist in Family Law leads our family law practice as partner and chair of MacDonald & Partners LLP.

Our lawyers are skilled and dedicated practitioners of alternative dispute resolution, but we are also tenacious litigators. Our decisions have been widely reported in legal publications, and we have appeared at every level of court, including Appeals Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Partners and Associates are  devoted to legal education. We have published several books used by other lawyers, taught at bar admission courses, participated in numerous educational and professional development organizations and events. Our lawyers also publish articles intended to educate the general public in matters of family law, and they have appeared on CBC Radio, Canada AM and other media to speak on these issues.

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PARTNERS


Gary Joseph

LL.B., LL.M., C.S.

Gary Joseph is client focused at all times. His many years of experience allow him to handle complex family law matters with efficiency and grace.

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William Abbott

B.A., LL.B.

Whether it is through, negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation, Will Abbott is committed to obtaining the results you deserve in an efficient and cost effective manner.

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Georgina Carson

B.A. (Hons), LL.B

Georgina’s solutions-based approach helps clients resolve custody, support, property and tax issues through cooperative negotiation, collaborative law, alternative dispute resolution, and at all levels of court in Ontario.

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Geoffrey Wells

M.A., LL.B.

Geoffrey's approach to family law is to provide common sense solutions to difficult problems, particularly family law matters involving business valuation and income determination. With extensive legal experience representing businesses, families and individuals, Geoffrey understands you are looking for a strong advocate with the right approach.

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Michael Stangarone

B.A., (Hons), LL.B.

Michael works tirelessly for his clients, helping them through their most vulnerable times by being a strong advocate in Court, and effective negotiator in mediations and arbitrations. He has a proven track record of achieving the best possible results for clients in a cost effective manner.

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Kristy Maurina

B.A. (Hons), LL.B.

Kristy is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for her clients, whether through the family court process or alternatives to litigation, and helping them through an often very difficult time in their lives in a client-focussed and cost-effective manner.

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ASSOCIATES


Elissa H. Gamus

Elissa H. Gamus
B.A., LL.B., L.L.M.

Kenneth Younie

Kenneth Younie
B.COMM., LL.B.

Stephen Kirby

Stephen Kirby
B.A. (Hons), J.D.

Aaron M. Mastervick

Aaron M. Mastervick
B.A (Hons), LL.B.,

Amit Samuel Dror

Amit Samuel Dror
B.A. (Hons), LL.B.

Deby Ko

Deby Ko
I.B.B.A. (Hons), J.D.

Serena Lein

Serena Lein
B.A. (Hons), J.D.

Ryan Kniznik

Ryan Kniznik
B.Comm., J.D.

Ann Wilton

Ann Wilton
B.A., M.A. (OXON), LL.B.
Research Analyst

Meghann Melito

Meghann Melito
B.A., J.D

Stephanie Timerman

Stephanie Timerman
B.A., J.D.