Usman A. Bhatti
Associate. Call to the Ohio Bar: 2003, Call to the Bar: 2005
Usman fast tracked through high school, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 2000, studying Economics and Computer Science, graduating with honours (completing a 4 year degree in 3 years). Usman continued his education at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he obtained a Juris Doctor in 2003 with a Concentration in Business Law and was the youngest student in his graduating class. Usman graduated as a Dean's Scholar and was on the Dean's List throughout law school.
Usman is one of the few lawyers in our firm whose skills have allowed him to successfully practice in areas ranging from transactional work to litigation. Usman's advice and representation is sought by governments, companies and wealthy individuals with unusually challenging and complicated problems, as well as smaller companies and individuals looking for guidance on less complicated matters. Usman has built a reputation and is known for his skilful and creative representation, negotiating abilities and foresight – especially in respect of transactions and disputes with no obvious solution. Usman has been featured in the media for cases he has worked on and is also a regular speaker at seminars educating on various areas of the law. Additionally, Usman represents some of the largest real estate brokerages and is a regular speaker where he has educated realtors on all aspects of a real estate closing, tax implications, investment strategies and the fundamentals of the transaction.
Usman brings a unique approach to his practice, where his litigation clients benefit with his knowledge and work in the areas of transactional work resulting from his understanding the intricacies of a transaction, but also his transactional clients benefit as a result of his first-hand understanding on how courts will interpret, view and enforce various transactions. To this end, Usman and his team provide full-service representation to his clients.
Usman has successfully appeared at all levels of the Court, including the Tax Court of Canada and various Tribunals and Administrative Boards obtaining favourable results for his clients.
A one-time fashion consultant and stylist, Usman admits he still enjoys the fashion industry, and is big on health and fitness and playing sports.
Usman provides service to his clients in the following areas of the law:
- Corporate Law
- Commercial Law
- Real Estate/Property Law
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Employment/Entertainment Law
- Wills and Estates.
Usman is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, The Advocates' Society, Peel Law Association. Usman also sits on the board of directors of several non-profit corporations.
Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.
For further assistance, please contact Usman directly at email@example.com or at Ext. 402.
Alternately, his legal assistant, Fozia Bhatti can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Ext. 349.