Reshma Kishnani

Associate

Reshma earned her Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a specialization in international relations and a minor in law from Carleton University in 2004 and graduated with her LL.B. from the University of Windsor in 2010. Reshma was called to the Ontario Bar in June, 2011 and joins Mills & Mills LLP as a Litigation Associate.

Prior to joining Mills & Mills LLP, Reshma was a Litigation Associate at Basman Smith LLP and completed her articles of clerkship at Torkin Manes LLP in Toronto.

As a litigator, Reshma has valuable trial and mediation experience. Reshma has represented a diverse range of clients before various levels of court, including administrative tribunals. Reshma has counselled both employers and employees in contract negotiations, termination conduct, wrongful dismissal matters (including pregnancy and parental leave related terminations), and other employment related matters governed by the Ontario Employment Standards Act, the Canada Labour Code, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Canadian Human Rights Act. Reshma has also represented individuals in estate and trust related matters including guardianship and passing of accounts applications and contested applications involving breaches of fiduciary obligations. In addition, Reshma has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice on complex commercial and contractual dispute matters, including shareholder disputes, oppression remedy applications, and debtor creditor and insolvency proceedings.

At Mills & Mills LLP, Reshma continues to build upon her knowledge and experience in employment law, estates litigation, and commercial and contractual disputes with a view to expanding her practice in these areas.

Also, Reshma brings valuable board experience, as she currently assumes the role as Vice-President on the Board for Metro Toronto Condominium Corporation 854 and has served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto. Reshma continues to be a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the South Asian Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society.

Prior to practicing law, Reshma worked at the United Nations and with Oxfam Great Britain in Asia on global poverty alleviation campaigns, where she gained valuable experience in international advocacy and campaign development. Reshma continues to be committed to a variety of charitable causes and provides mentorship support to young professionals as they integrate into the legal community.

Articles

Bill 148: Are you in compliance with Ontario’s “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act”, 2017
Pre-Retirement Death Benefits available to satisfy a Dependant’s Relief Claim
Getting pre-retirement death benefits when left out of the will
Three months’ interest penalty – is it payable?

Reshma Kishnani contributes to the Mills & Mills LLP Blog.

Year of Call
2011
Education
Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (Hons.), Specialization in International Relations and Minor in Law; Carleton University; 2004
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B); University of Windsor; 2010
Memberships & Affiliations

The Law Society of Ontario
South Asian Bar Association of Toronto

Boards

MTCC 854, Director (2016)
Vice-President (2017-2018)

Former Boards

South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, Director (2011 - 2015), Chair of Mentorship Committee (2014-2016)
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Director (2012 - 2016), Treasurer (2012-2014)

Contact

Phone 416-682-7062
Fax 416-863-3997
Email
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