Our TeamA Toronto law company with a specialized legal team across the region

Barrister & SolicitorRyan J. Atkinson, J.D., L.L.B

Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Science with distinction, and honours in Genetics, at the University of Western Ontario. He then completed his Bachelor of Law and Juris Doctorate at the University of Western Ontario.  During his studies, he participated in the ABA Legal Negotiation Competition and won first place Canada-wide two (2) years in a row.  Ryan was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.

Ryan brings creative problem solving and tenacious representation to all his clients’ matters.  From entrepreneurial start-ups to established companies, he understands business challenges on all levels and treats his clients as partners with the joint goal of overcoming obstacles, seizing opportunities and sustaining success. Ryan has developed extensive experience in the Superior Court of Justice and has successfully appeared in complex commercial matters throughout Southern Ontario.

Ryan supports positive youth development through boxing programs.  His pro bono work and charitable affiliations include the Victory Charity Ball, which is a boxing fundraiser that fosters opportunities for youth in Toronto who have experienced abuse, neglect and abandonment; the B.A.D.G.E. program that aims to bring kids off the streets by offering free classes and building community connections through boxing; and his sponsoring of Canadian National Champion boxer Joshua Frazer in his future successes and development as one of Canada’s most exciting young boxers.  

Ryan is a three (3) time Boxing Champion of the Brawl on Bay Street; and brings that same toughness, commitment and resolve to benefit clients in his legal practice every single day.


Associate LawyerJessica Davidson

Jessica Davidson graduated with her L.L.B from the University of Kent in July 2014. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in June 2018.  She is passionate about working in real estate and corporate law, and has extensive transactional experience that spans a broad range all the way from residential home sales to complex multi-national commercial transactions.  In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

Junior AssociateAvi J. Freedland

Avi is a creative problem solver and strong advocate. He graduated from Western Law where he was actively involved in its community and advocacy groups.

Before joining Atkinson Law, Avi worked for a large full-service law firm in London, Ontario where he gained exposure to a broad range of legal topics. He has represented clients at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. He was called to the Bar in 2021.

Avi enjoys brewing beer, cider, and mead. He is an avid back country camper of Ontario and beyond. Avi also enjoys playing the guitar, piano, and searching for good live music.

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Associate LawyerSaurabh Singhal

Saurabh Singhal practises in the area of business law, civil litigation and real estate law. He has strong legal acumen and believes in bringing best results for clients in the most cost effective manner.

Saurabh began his legal career in New Delhi, India, where he worked with the Additional Advocate General’s office in the Supreme Court of India and represented state of Punjab in various civil, municipal, corporate and criminal matters. Saurabh brings his international experience of appearing before courts, briefing and assisting senior lawyers in most complex matters to Atkinson Law Professional Corporation. Prior to joining Atkinson Law Professional Corporation, Saurabh worked with a busy litigation firm in Mississauga, where he gained significant exposure of court procedures in Ontario, assisted lawyers in trial preparation and learnt to develop robust litigation strategies.

Saurabh received his B.A. LL.B. (Hons) from GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India, in 2010 and received Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in April, 2019. He then cleared his licensing exams held by the Law Society of Ontario in June, 2019.

Saurabh is active in the South Asian community in the Greater Toronto Area and regularly helps foreign-trained lawyers with the accreditation process and transitioning into the practice of law in Ontario.  He is fluent in Hindi, conversant in Urdu and Punjabi, and well-equipped to understand the needs of clients from diverse backgrounds to drive cost-effective solutions.   In his spare time, Saurabh enjoys yoga, variety of music, movies and reading.

Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Bar Council of Delhi, India
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Junior AssociateKatrina Paray

Katrina Paray, originally from the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a graduate of the University of Kent with a LLB in Law and Spanish. Upon migrating to Canada, she went on to take the National Accreditation Examinations (NCA’s) and the Ontario Bar Examinations and was subsequently called to the Ontario bar in August 2021. Katrina conducted matters before the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago and she brings commercial and transactional legal experience. Prior to joining the firm, she gained valuable experience working in a boutique civil litigation and employment law firm in downtown Toronto.  A persuasive and determined individual with strong negotiation skills who strives to produce professional results in an organized and timely manner. Innovation is one of her top qualities that has driven her career as she believes that to innovate is to create a path forward. A Muay Thai boxer, avid gym goer and yoga enthusiast who loves the outdoors and hiking with her dog, Apollo on a regular.

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Chief Legal OfficerKate Stavropoltseva

Global citizen, having lived, worked and studied in four countries and speaking six languages: Danish, Polish, Russian, Japanese and French.

I hold a Master’s degree in International Economic Relations from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and a Master‘s degree in European Business and Law from the Aarhus University in Denmark. I also hold a Law Clerk Diploma from the Canadian Business College.

I am a strategic thinker with 16 years of experience in e-commerce, digital marketing, data analysis and public relations. I am a straightforward team leader with drive, high personal integrity and a strong commitment towards results. I am a risk-taker, motivator, and relationship builder.

For the past twenty years, I have been working on human rights projects with various NGOs against fraud and discrimination, helping victims of war and managing fundraising campaigns for children in Sierra Leone, Togo and Burkina Faso.

As a member of Toastmaster’s Club, I enjoy learning the power of humour in impromptu speaking. I also practice figure skating, rollerblading, and diving.

Senior Law ClerkJennifer Lalonde

Jennifer is a senior law clerk with over 20 years experience in the legal field.  She began working with Atkinson Law in 2013.  She graduated from Algonquin College in 1998 with an Office Administration-Legal diploma.  With hard work and dedication, she is currently the recipient of the 2017 E-Legal Business Law Clerk of the Year.  She is currently a member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.  Aside from working in law, she is an outdoors lover!

Atkinson Law Summer Student

Student-at-LawGurarjun Toor

Gurarjun Toor is completing his L.L.B.(hons.) from the Queen’s University of Belfast and is expected to graduate in May 2021. With the help of his prior education from Western University Engineering and Fanshawe Entrepreneurship, Gurarjun hopes to soon become a proficient Corporate Lawyer. Aside from of his studies, Gurarjun enjoys supporting Toronto sports teams.

Wellness GuruCarolina Carvalho

Certified Yoga Instructor

Carolina started practicing yoga while in University back in 2000 and has been teaching since 2006. Her studies have taken her around the world and were deeply enriched by experiencing yoga therapy in a clinical setting in Madurai, South India.

Since moving to Canada in 2003, she developed a solid clientele of private one-on-one lessons and large corporations. She is part of the teaching staff at Equinox Yorkville, Roots Yoga, 889 Yonge and runs international retreats.

Carolina manages the wellness program at Atkinson Law, designed to support clients and staff in achieving balance in their lives. We offer yoga & mindfulness coaching, as well as a monthly wellness open house.


WHAT WE DOToronto’s most trusted lawyer

The personal attention of a Toronto lawyer together with a dedicated team of legal professionals is an important aspect of ensuring successful business and real estate transactions and strategy. Atkinson Law strives to assist individuals and businesses to protect their rights and secure their future success.
We provide a range of business law services designed to help business owners and entrepreneurs
We understand real estate and how to make these types of transactions run smoothly.
We have a history of aiding with various types of cases, from foreclosure and power of sale to mortgage and loan enforcement.
Atkinson Law will invest our personal time and attention to ensure a winning strategy with cost effective results.