Daniel Z. Naymark
Daniel has experience in a broad range of commercial and civil disputes and regulatory matters, including contract and shareholder disputes, securities matters, insolvency, administrative law, employment law and general civil litigation. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario.
In 2015, Daniel started Naymark Law after practicing for over five years at Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP, a Bay Street litigation boutique frequently ranked among Canada’s top litigation practices. Prior to that, Daniel clerked for the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and practiced at a large, full-service Bay Street firm.
Having worked with the best of the bench and the bar, Daniel realized a long-time personal ambition by establishing his own practice. In doing so, he follows an entrepreneurial path charted by many of the country’s great advocates.
Daniel approaches the practice of law as a time-honoured profession, requiring of its members the ideals of integrity, service, skill and community engagement. He is the immediate past Chair of the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee, a division of The Advocates’ Society, a not-for-profit professional association for trial and appellate lawyers with over 5,500 members. He is duty counsel at the Law Society Tribunal, and volunteers regularly through Pro Bono Law Ontario, providing free advice and short-term representation through offices at Toronto courthouses. He also serves as a mentor for law students at the University of Toronto and acts as pro bono counsel to prominent advocacy groups in matters of public interest.
Daniel holds a J.D. (2008) from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, where he served on the student government body and volunteered at the student-run Legal Aid clinic, and a B.A. (2004) in economics and philosophy from Huron College at Western University, where he was honoured for his contributions to the student community.
Ronak M. Shah
Ronak is Naymark Law’s first associate. He joined the firm in 2016. His practice focuses on a wide range of civil and commercial litigation and regulatory matters.
Before joining Naymark Law, Ronak articled and worked as an associate at the prominent national firm Heenan Blaikie LLP – until that firm’s dramatic 2014 implosion. From then until his move to Naymark Law, Ronak practiced at Aitken Klee LLP, a leading intellectual property and civil litigation boutique.
Ronak shares Naymark Law’s ethos of engagement with the legal community and entrepreneurialism. He has served on the Ontario Bar Association’s Health and Administrative Law Executives, co-chaired “Give a Night”, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS initiatives, and volunteered for Law Help Ontario’s Civil Litigation Project. He was a finalist in the Cambridge University Entrepreneur’s Business Creation Competition. He is an active member of The Advocates’ Society and the South Asian Bar Association.
Ronak holds a J.D. (2012) from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013. While at law school, he served as a research assistant to various professors, was an associate editor for the Osgoode Hall Review of Law and Policy, and got really good grades.
Law is Ronak’s third career. Before studying law, he picked up a B.Sc. (Hons.) (2005) in Microbiology from the University of Guelph and a M.Phil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge (2006). He then worked at a leading global health think-tank, advising various African governments on ways to commercialize local health technology.
If you think Ronak looks familiar but with less hair, that is probably because of his first career, as a Mumbai-based child actor. You likely recognize him from G.I. Joe Commercial 1989.