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MICHAEL'S TEAM


Michael and Team

Tanille Jordan, Law Clerk
tjordan@mpllp.com

 

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

Partner


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

Notable Cases & Publications

  • Mentioned in publications:
  • Recent Cases 
    • Ahmadi v. Heydari, 2018 ONSC 2682 (S.C.J)
    • Tsiriotakis v. Rizzo, 2018 ONSC 1544 (S.C.J)
    • Agboola v. Unoh, 2017 ONSC 3572 (S.C.J)
    • Barber v. Magee, 2017 ONCA 558 (O.N.C.A)
    • Berman v. Berman, 2017 ONCA 905 (O.N.C.A)
    • Botting Harrison v. Harrison, 2017 ONSC 7790 (S.C.J)
    • Hosein v. Dhamoon, 2017 ONSC 2482 (S.C.J)
    • Ignjatov v. Di Lauro, 2017 ONSC 3288 (S.C.J)
    • McClintock v. Karam, 2017 ONSC 6633 (S.C.J)
    • Unger v. Unger, 2017 ONCA 270 (O.N.C.A)
    • Balev v. Baggott, 2016 ONSC 841 (S.C.J)
    • Balev v. Baggott, 2016 ONSC 55 (S.C.J)
    • Barber v. Magee, 2016 CarswellOnt 8923 (O.N.C.A)
    • Goetschel v. Goetschel, 2016 ONSC 400 (S.C.J)
    • Goetschel v. Goetschel, 2016 ONSC 4088 (S.C J)
    • Korn v. Korn, 2016 ONSC 241 (S.C.J)
    • Ma v. Chao, 2016 ONSC 585 (S.C.J)
    • McClintock v. Karam, 2016 ONSC 6986 (S.C.J)
    • Petit v. Petit, 2016 ONSC 1566 (S.C.J)
    • Petit v. Petit, 2016 ONSC 849 (S.C.J)
    • Shishkin v. Shishkin, 2016 ONSC 3771 (S.C.J)
    • Sine v. Bannister, 2016 ONSC 7750 (S.C.J)
    • Usmani v. Hassan, 2016 ONSC 6453 (S.C.J)
    • Barber v. Magee, 2015 ONSC 8054 (S.C.J)
    • McClintock v. Karam, 2015 ONSC 1024 (S.C.J)
    • Nowacki v. Nowacki, 2015 CarswellOnt 10462 (O.N.C.A)
    • Tadayon v. Mohtashami, 2015 ONCA 777 (O.N.C.A)
    • Howard v. Martin, 2014 ONCA 309 (O.N.C.A)
    • Ignjatov v. Di Lauro, 2014 ONSC 7362 (S.C.J)
    • Ignjatov v. Di Lauro, 2014 ONSC 4228 (S.C.J)
    • McSkimming v. Schmuck, 2014 CarswellOnt 8435 (S.C.J)
    • Nowacki v. Nowacki, 2015 ONSC 973 (S.C.J)
    • Balsmeier v. Balsmeier, 2014 ONSC 5305 (S.C.J)
    • Hastings v. Deakin, 2014 ONCJ 618 (O.C.J)
    • Stetco v. Stetco, 2014 ONCA 370 (O.N.C.A)
    • Valettas v. Chrissanthakopoulos, 2014 ONSC 5962 (S.C.J)
    • Barber v. Magee, 2013 ONCJ 552 (O.C.J)
    • Ciarlariello v. Iuele-Ciarlariello, 2013 ONSC 1455 (S.C.J)
    • Freeman v. Freeman, 2013 ONSC 5756 (S.C.J)
    • Freeman v. Freeman, 2013 ONSC 4934 (S.C.J)
    • Loeb v. Loeb, 2013 ONSC 1730 (S.C.J)
    • Quazi v. Bhuiyan, 2013 ONSC 5442 (S.C.J)
    • Quazi v. Bhuiyan, 2013 ONSC 1738 (S.C.J)
    • Service v. Service, 2013 ONSC 2002 (S.C. J)
    • Valettas v. Chrissanthakopoulos, 2013 ONSC 4936 (S.C.J)
    • Valettas v. Chrissanthakopoulos, 2013 ONSC 6517 (S.C.J)
    • Ciarlariello v. Iuele-Ciarlariello, 2012 ONSC 6636 (S.C.J)
    • Younis v. Bar, 2012 ONSC 1945 (S.C.J)
    • Younis v. Bar, 2012 CarswellOnt 7151 (S.C.J)
    • Cole v. Cole, 2011 ONSC 4794 (S.C.J)
    • Gagne v. Gagne, 2011 ONCA 188 (O.N.C.A)
    • Ketelaars v. Ketelaars, 2011 ONCA 349 (O.N.C.A)
    • Peters v. Smith, 2011 ONSC 4255 (S.C.J)
    • Service v. Service, 2011 ONSC 6911 (S.C.J)
    • Service v. Service, 2011 ONSC 4900 (S.C.J)
    • Abib v. Abib, 2010 ONCA 827 (O.N.C.A)
    • Abib v. Abib, 2010 ONSC 5869 (S.C.J)
    • Azougarh v. Maliakkal, 2010 ONCJ 610 (O.C.J)
    • Covriga v. Covriga, 2010 ONSC 3030 (S.C.J)
    • May-Iannizzi v. Iannizzi, 2010 ONCA 519 (O.N.C.A)
    • McLean v. Danicic, 2010 ONCA 22 (O.N.C.A)
    • Pustai v. Pustai, 2010 ONCA 251 (O.N.C.A)
    • Yelavich v. Yelavich, 2010 CarswellOnt 5460 (S.C.J)
    • Yelavich v. Yelavich, 2010 ONSC 3357 (S.C.J)
    • Bessner v. Cairns, 2009 CarswellOnt 7213 (S.C.J)
    • Covriga v. Covriga, 2009 CarswellOnt 4718 (S.C.J)
    • Covriga v. Covriga, 2009 CarswellOnt 4709 (S.C.J)
    • McLean v. Danicic, 2009 CarswellOnt 3289 (S.C.J)
    • Pavon v. Flores, 2009 CarswellOnt 1297 (S.C.J)
    • Jessop v. Wright, 2008 ONCA 673 (O.N.C.A)
    • Potyrala v. Potyrala, 2008 CarswellOnt 32 (S.C.J)
    • Potyrala v. Potyrala, 2008 CarswellOnt 6087 (S.C.J)
    • Foran v. Foran, 2007 CarswellOnt 2091 (S.C.J)
    • Potyrala v. Potyrala, 2007 CarswellOnt 6589 (S.C.J)

Other Publications

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