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, professional negligence 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. In 2018, Daniel is a recipient of a Precedent Setter Award (2018) for leadership and excellence in the first 10 years of practice.
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.
Terrence maintains a broad civil, commercial and regulatory litigation practice. He has acted for clients in a range of matters, from simple contract disputes to large-scale commercial litigation, as well as cases involving professional liability, class actions, securities, and regulatory disputes. He has worked with a variety of clients, from individuals to small and large companies to government organizations. Terrence has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario.
Terrence joined Naymark Law in 2018 after serving an appointment as Senior Policy Advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development. Before that, Terrence worked as an associate at a prominent Bay Street litigation boutique, clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and practiced at a large, full-service Bay Street firm.
Terrence shares Naymark Law’s commitment to community engagement. He has been an active member of The Advocates’ Society and the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. He has also volunteered with non-profit groups, such as the Ontario Justice Education Network and Lawyers Feed the Hungry,
Terrence graduated as gold medallist from the University of Windsor’s Canadian and American Dual-Degree program (2012), with two law degrees in Canadian and US law. He is called to both the Ontario (2013) and New York (2016) bars. He also has an M.A. in Religious Studies (2008) and a B.Sc in Biology (2006) from Queen’s University.