Lenkinski Law, 94 Scollard St, Toronto
Esther L. Lenkinski, Lawyer

ESTHER L. LENKINSKI

elenkinski@lenkinskilaw.com Direct: 416-324-1204

PRACTICE

Esther L. Lenkinski has been practicing family law and estates litigation exclusively for more than 30 years. She has successfully advocated at all levels of court, in mediations and arbitrations. She also acts as mediator and arbitrator for family law disputes and offers assistance in the negotiation of marriage contracts and separation agreements.

She is a Certified Specialist in family law and has been named a 'Lawyer's Lawyer' by the Canadian Lawyer. She frequently appears as a panelist and lecturer at various legal education programs in family law. She has acted as Lead Counsel in many important family law cases, including most recently the Court of Appeal's decision in Dovigi v. Razi and the important rulings in Tierney-Hynes v. HynesSarafinchin v. Sarafinchin, and Sirdevan v. Sirdevan.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Ontario, 1975

EDUCATION

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 1975

University of Toronto, Hon. B.A., 1970

Harvard Mediation Program, 1998

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Esther is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates Society. She was the former Head of the Advocates’ Society family law section and is an active member and Past President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

OTHER INVOLVEMENT

President of International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2012

Presenter, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Family Law presentation, 2011

Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Operation Update”, 2010

Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “What’s So Hard about Spousal Support”, 2010

Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Conduct of the Family Law Trial”, 2009

Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Remedies for Unfair Tactics in Family Law”, 2008

Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Constructive and Resulting Trust”, 2007

Presenter, CLE Family Law Summit, 2007

Presenter, Law Society of Upper Canada, “Child Support and Shared Custody”, 2004

Presenter, Law Society of Upper Canada, “Factoring in the Older Child, the III child, The Child Who Can’t Withdraw”, 2001

Presenter, The Canadian Institute, “Tactics and Strategy on Examinations and Motions in Matrimonial Cases”, 2002

Presenter, The Law Society of Upper Canada, “Dealing With Family Law Issues in the Context of Incapacity”, 2002

Reviewer of Articles for Canadian Journal of Family Law

Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Operation Update 2001”

Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, “New Trends and Protective Strategies in Family Law Constructive Trust Cases”, 2001

Occasional Lecturer, Queens Law School, Trial Advocacy, 2001

Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, “New Trends in Child Support or How I Learned to Ignore the Tables and Love the Law”, 2001

Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, “Bulls, Bears and Family Law”, 2000

Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, The Six-Minute Family Lawyer, “Double-Dipping and Pensions”, 2000

Member, Executive of the Family Law Section, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, 1999-2000

Member of International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1999

Editor, Canadian Current Law, 1974 to 1978

Editor, Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, 1978

PUBLICATIONS

34 Days, Two Experts and an Overnight: a Critique of M v F, 2013 ONSC 6089 and M. v. F., 2015 ONCA 277

Shawn Richard and Esther Lenkinski. 5th Annual Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Child and Spousal Support, October 5, 2015.

The Availability of Trust Income for Child Support
Esther Lenkinski and Alexandra Carr, Money and Family Law, July 2015

Ontario Family Law Practice2002 to present
David M. Steinberg, Craig Perkins, Esther L. Lenkinski and Andrew James. LexisNexis Canada Inc.

The Value of Date of Marriage Debt: Zavarella v. Zavarella, 2013 ONCA 720
Shawn Richard and Esther Lenkinski. 3rd Annual Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Property and Equalization, April 14, 2014

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Family (2014 Reissue) 
Esther Lenkinski and Alexandra Carr, LexisNexis Canada

Canada Q&A, Practical Law Family Multi-jurisdictional Guide (in association with European Lawyer)
Esther Lenkinski and Alexandra Carr

Legal Bullying: Abusive Litigation within Family Law Proceedings
Esther Lenkinski, Barbara Orser and Alana Schwartz, (2004) 22 C.F.L.Q. 337

Child Support - Factoring In the Older Child, the III Child and the Child Who Can’t Withdraw, 2004

Operation Update 2003, published by Ontario Bar Association, 2003

Preservation Orders and Mareva Injunctions 2002, Co-author published by Ontario Bar Association, 2002

Family and Estate Law Issues for the Power of Attorney 2002, Co-author published by The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2002

For The Record: Leading Family Law Decisions for 2001 published by the Ontario Bar Association, 2001

New Trends In Child Support Or How I Learned To Ignore The Tables And Love the Law, published by Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 2001

Pensions, The Six-Minute Lawyer, published by Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 2000

Arbitration in Estates, published by the Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 1995

The Arbitration Process in Family Law, published by The Advocates Society, 1994

Circumventing the Family Law Act, 1993

Guarantees, published by Insight Seminars, 1988

Pitfalls in The Family Law Act after One Year, published by Insight, 1987

Practical Guide to the Family Law Act, 1986, Carswell

The Equalizer, The Family Law Act, published by Insight, 1985

Lenkinski Law, 94 Scollard St, Toronto

94 Scollard Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1G2
Tel: 416-924-1970 - Fax: 416-924-2356