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Tanille Jordan, Law Clerk


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


Michael Stangarone is a Family Law lawyer and passionate advocate for justice and fairness for families and Family Law litigants.

  • Joined MacDonald & Partners LLP as an associate in 2005 and became a partner in 2011
  • Practice includes all areas of family law including complex property and support matters, inter-jurisdictional support and custody/access issues, international abduction (Hague Convention) cases, mobility issues, appeals, and custody and access disputes
  • Strong and leading litigator and advocate at all levels of Court in Ontario with many reported decisions
  • Specific expertise in the area of international child abduction involving Hague and non-Hague Convention countries, with many reported decisions in this area including but not limited to Balev v. Baggott, Usmani v. Hassan, and Daji v. AlNaser
  • Effective, strong and reasonable negotiator, invoking alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, (mediation and mediation/arbitration) to reach successful resolution of complex Family Law matters

Passionate Advocate

  • Appears at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Author of numerous articles for legal education programs and various publications
  • Presented on the issue of International Child Abduction under the Hague Convention
  • Contributing author to books written by MacDonald & Partners LLP including Handling A Family Law Matter and Family Law Arbitration in Canada

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