Mills & Mills LLP is a full-service firm that includes practitioners and experts in many areas of law, one of which is Family Law. Our Family Law team comprises of passionate and diligent professionals, that are committed to client satisfaction, affordable legal services, and timely resolutions in people’s family law matters. If you are seeking a personable and supportive team to be on your side through your family law matter, our Family Law team at Mills & Mills LLP will likely be a great fit for you! Get to know us a little bit better, below.
Alexandra Forsyth-Sells (Family Law Associate)
Alexandra Forsyth-Sells is a senior associate lawyer at Mills & Mills LLP in the Family Law Group.
Alexandra has experience in all aspects of family law, including separation and divorce, property division, parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and separation agreements.
Alexandra is a skilled oral advocate and has represented clients in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and the Family Court Branch of the Superior Court of Justice.
In addition, Alexandra also recognizes the benefits of resolving family matters outside of the Court process through the family dispute resolution services such as negotiation and mediation. Overall, Alexandra excels at presenting her clients’ positions in the most compelling manner to ensure her clients are protected and understood whether inside or outside of the Court room.
Alexandra attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. While in law school, she completed an exchange at the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris, France in partnership with Cornell University Law School. She completed both her undergraduate degree (first class standing) in Political Science and Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in Political Science at Brock University. She also completed a post-graduate certificate in Multi-Platform Journalism at Seneca College where she received comprehensive training in television, radio, and digital journalism and also completed the Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice from Osgoode Hall.
Outside of the office, Alexandra welcomes life’s simple pleasures – downtime with family and friends, “occasionally” binge-watching Gilmore Girls for the 100th time and keeping up with the latest news from Hollywood.
Alexandra possesses oral fluency and intermediate written proficiency in French and is able to assist clients in both official languages.
Sadia Chowdhury (Family Law Associate)
Sadia Chowdhury joined the Mills and Mills LLP team after practicing family law in Halton and Peel Region for several years. After receiving her undergraduate degree from York University (summa cum laude), Sadia received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.
Sadia started her legal career working at the Halton Region courthouse, assisting clients in criminal law and family law litigation matters, and thereafter, began working exclusively in family law. Sadia is well- versed in all areas of family law, whether it be drafting marriage contracts (often known as “prenuptial agreements”), cohabitation and separation agreements, and is particularly adept in litigation matters and oral advocacy in Court. While Sadia enjoys all areas of family law practice, she particularly enjoys assisting parties with child-related issues and concerns, such as drafting parenting plans, or resolving parenting disputes, and strives to ensure children are least impacted and most prioritized in her family law files. Sadia strives to provide cost-efficient, child-focused and creative solutions for her clients. Clients enjoy her laid back and practical approach, and sense of humour (so they say).
Outside of “lawyering”, Sadia enjoys concerts, food festivals, travel (most recently Iceland and the Canadian Rockies) and baking (which is her primary method of stress relief)! Sadia is a constant learner and has completed her first phase of “Executive Coaching” training. She also enjoys participating in the legal community at large and has been a panelist for professional development seminars for the Ontario Bar Association and Halton County Law Association.
Allie Cuperfain (Family Law Associate)
Allie Cuperfain practices family and fertility law, as well as health and guardianship law. Having articled at Mills & Mills, Allie now assists clients with their family law needs and supports clients in all aspects of the assisted human reproduction process including sperm donation, egg donation and surrogacy. In addition to her Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law – Common Law, Allie received an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto with High Distinction and a Master of Professional Communication from Ryerson University (now known as Toronto Metropolitan University).
During law school, Allie worked as a research assistant on projects that focused on organ donations, surrogacy law and fertility clinic regulations. She also assisted with researching and editing the third edition of Families and the Law: Cases and Commentary by Mary Jane Mossman et al. For her major law school paper, Allie explored issues of parentage in surrogacy law, comparing Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Israel and Talmudic legal interpretations on the topic. Additionally, Allie received a Technoship – a research position in the area of consumer protection for cellphone users. Allie also worked as a writing leader in the Faculty’s Legal Writing Academy during her second and third years of study. Given her interests in health law and regulatory issues, Allie did an internship at The Ottawa Hospital in the General Counsel’s Office. She also worked in the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), General Counsel’s Office in the summer before her third year of law school. Prior to attending law school, Allie worked in the field of communications for small businesses, not for profits and the OSC.
Clare Alcorn (Legal Assistant/Law Clerk)
Clare Alcorn is a legal assistant/law clerk at Mills & Mills LLP. She graduated from University of Guelph with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. From there, she attended Seneca College where she received a diploma in the Law Clerk Accelerated Program. Clare started her career in the legal field in Corporate Law, and from, feeling that it was not the best fit for her interests and skills, she pivoted to Family Law. Since working in family law, Clare has loved every minute ever since, as there is never a dull moment! Every file is so different, and she enjoys the learning and challenges each file brings.
Vicky Roy (Legal Assistant/Law Clerk)
Vicky Roy is a legal assistant/clerk in the Family & Litigation department at Mills & Mills LLP. She graduated from York University (Glendon College) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her sense of justice, integrity, and fairness led her path to the Social Services field. In her role as a Community Advocate and Resource Navigator for 23 years, she has extensive experience helping vulnerable individuals such as victims of domestic violence. Deciding to pursue her passion in law, she completed the Paralegal & Law Clerk Program and also obtained a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Seneca College. Vicky is very organized, self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and has a natural empathetic nature and loves to help clients with all aspects of family law. Vicky is fluent in both official languages (French/English). Vicky is also appointed by The Ministry of Attorney General as a Commissioner for taking Affidavits.
To book a consultation with the Family Law Team at Mills & Mills LLP to see how we can help you on your family law matter, contact us online or by telephone at (416) 863-0125. We look forward to meeting you!