Teodora is an associate in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, which she joined after summering and articling with the firm. She is developing a broad civil and commercial litigation practice. She assists on a range of matters, including debtor and creditor disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency issues, and negligence claims. Teodora appreciates the importance of understanding each client’s individual needs, and provides customized services to ensure that each client’s goals are accomplished effectively and efficiently.
Teodora completed her JD at the University of Western Ontario, where she was the Student Coordinator for the Dispute Resolution Centre and Vice-President of Student Affairs for the Student Legal Society. Prior to entering law school, Teodora earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour from McMaster University. Teodora is fluent in Serbo-Croatian and proficient in French. When she is not practicing law, her interests include reading Dan Brown novels, watching crime dramas, and organizing wine and cheese tastings for her friends.
MARCH 03 2022
Best lawyers, Best Writers: How to be Both
MARCH 02 2022
Best Lawyers, Best Writers: How to be Both - Part 2
NOVEMBER 18 2021
Does the Duty of Good Faith Create an Obligation to Agree to Extensions of a Closing Date?
Since 2014, the Supreme Court has released a trilogy of cases finding and expanding on the duty of good faith in contractual performance. Parties to an agreement of purchase and sale are under a duty to act in good faith and have an obligation to take all reasonable steps to complete the contract. The majority of real estate contracts have clauses providing that time is of the essence. This article considers whether the duty of good faith changes parties' obligations on closing of a real estate transaction. When faced with a request to extend the closing date, is the counterparty obliged by the duty of good faith to agree? Is time still of the essence?
AUGUST 30 2021
Banking and Finance Law Review, Issue 36.3
This issue of the Banking and Finance Law Review, published by Thomson Reuters, analyzes legal developments in letters of credit, monetary transitions, demand guarantees, solicitors’ liens, bankruptcy and insolvency, cross-border banking, bank supervision, and the globalized governance of finance.
MARCH 23 2021
Gavel game: Small but real differences between Canadian, U.S. legal systems
FEBRUARY 01 2021
A New (and Needed) Cyber-Tort Emerges: Harassment in Internet Communications Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670
Recently, Justice David Corbett of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice made a significant contribution to the evolution of cyber-remedies by recognizing the tort of harassment in internet communications in Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670. The 65-page decision is remarkable in many ways, so much so that the story is the subject of a lengthy New York Times article. The focus of this article is the litigation significance of this landmark decision.
This article was published in the February 2021 Issue of the Toronto Law Journal.
OCTOBER 02 2020
A Primer on CRA’s Collection Powers and its Effect on Secured and Unsecured Creditors
The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has several collection powers under the Income Tax Act(“ITA”) and the Excise Tax Act (“ETA”) to ensure the remittance of taxes. When taxes are not remitted, the CRA has an arsenal of collection tools including the deemed trust, garnishment, and certification of tax debts with the Federal Court to obtain a judgment. These remedies have different impacts on secured creditors and unsecured (judgment) creditors. They are also treated differently in a bankruptcy situation, with some of the remedies maintaining Crown priority and others losing priority status. It is important to understand the distinctions between the collection mechanisms and how they operate under the ITA and the ETA in order to advise secured and unsecured creditors or lenders working with individuals who have a tax debt. This article examines each of the collection mechanisms and attempts to clarify the distinctions between them.
MARCH 02 2020
Getting Psychedelic in Canada: Legalities of Psychedelic Therapies
This bulletin provides an introduction into psychedelics and their potential therapeutic applications and describes the legal process through which companies can become involved in this developing field, classified by many as a “psychedelic renaissance.”
DECEMBER 12 2019
Amendments to Canadian Insolvency Statutes: BIA and CCAA
The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) ("BIA") and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) ("CCAA") comprise the statutory framework for individual and corporate insolvencies, restructuring, and bankruptcies in Canada. On November 1, 2019, the BIA and CCAA (the "Acts") were both amended to achieve better accountability and transparency in insolvency proceedings...
- Western University, J.D. 2019 (With Distinction)
- McMaster University, Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, 2016 (Summa Cum Laude)
- Advocates’ Society
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- Turnaround Management Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History