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Daniel S. Melamed

Tel: 416 777 5416  Fax: 1 888 587 9136
Email: dmelamed@torkinmanes.com

Daniel is a partner in our Family Law Group. Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Family Law Specialist, he is also fully qualified as a family law mediator and arbitrator.

As a mediator and arbitrator, Daniel has assisted clients and family law lawyers to resolve matters in a sensible, efficient and private manner. In family law matters of property, spousal and child support, Daniel has been involved in the determination of income, the valuation of multinational, privately held corporations, stock options and senior executive pensions. In addition, he has provided counsel regarding the forensic investigation of hidden offshore assets. His practice includes complex custody and access issues involving jurisdictional disputes, and blended and extended families, including grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Daniel is Preferred Counsel to The Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company, the insurance provider for lawyers in the Province of Ontario, where he is retained as counsel to defend family lawyers where negligence is claimed.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Family Law (2017)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Family Law (2016 — present)
  • The Family Law Implications of Estate Planning Strategies: The Net Family Property Freeze, Alter Ego Trusts and Joint Partner Trusts

    Presented to the LSUC CPD Program: Family Law and the Elderly Client

  • Annual Family Law Update for Estates Lawyers

    12th – 16th  Annual Estates Summit, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, November 2009-2013

  • Property and Support Regimes Across Canada: An Overview
  • Domestic Contracts

    Ontario Bar Association Institute for Family Law

  • Putting It All Together: Applying Your Knowledge to Real World Fact Situations

    Pension and Benefit Entitlements Upon Marriage Breakdown: The Legal Guide, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • An Update on Review and Variation Clauses

    Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Child and Spousal Support, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Overview of E-Discovery Principles

    Co-chair and presenter, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Family Law E-Discovery: Disclosure Obligations, Questioning and Social Media

  • Adult Children Update: Will We Ever Be Rid Of Them?

    Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Child and Spousal Support, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • The Top Ten Mistakes in Family Law

    Ontario Bar Association - Trusts and Estates Program

  • The Top Ten Mistakes in Family Law

    Ontario Bar Association - Family Law Boot Camp: Kicking It Up a Notch

More Speaking & Writing
  • Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • City of Toronto - Casa Loma review committee (community member)
  • Humanitas Development Committee
  • Wychwood Barns “Rink Warrior”
  • Community outdoor rink maker

Services

Best Lawyers Award Badge Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Credentials

  • Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Family Law
  • Harvard Trained Mediator
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988

Education

  • LL.B., University of Toronto Law School, 1986
  • B.A., Political Science and Economic History, University of Toronto, 1983