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 joined Mills & Mills LLP as a Litigation Associate in 2017.
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 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.
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.
Recent Court Decisions
Kates Estate, 2020 – Decision following a Superior Court of Ontario trial. Successfully defended a will challenge on behalf of a group of 20 charities who were beneficiaries of the Estate, rebutting allegations of lack of capacity and undue influence.
Wong v. Li, 2020 – Superior Court of Justice trial. Successfully defended action alleging breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy and fraud. Action dismissed with costs in favour of our client.
- 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?
- Laying the groundwork for admission of expert evidence
- Deciding when duties of power of attorney start
- COVID-19: A Roadmap for Employer Preparedness
- Employers’ need to know obligations in face of pandemic
- Employers must be mindful of wrongful dismissal during COVID-19
- To be or not to be appointed as estate trustee
- The family cottage: Preserve it or sell it
- Ad hoc fiduciary duties and equitable fraud
- The importance of keeping good notes
Year of Call
BPAPM (Hons.), Specialization in International Relations and Minor in Law, Carleton University, 2004
LL.B, University of Windsor, 2010
The Law Society of Ontario
South Asian Bar Association of Toronto
MTCC 854, Director (2016)
MTCC 854, Vice-President (2017-2018, 2020)
MTCC 854, President (2019, 2021)
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)