At my practice you have a name,
not just a number!

My client list is smaller to give you
individual care.

I have been winning cases for my clients since 1992.

OUR PHILOSOPHY:

“We take our role as lawyers and litigators very seriously and we want to be a positive force in the lives of our clients.”

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NELLA MACCHIA, LL.B.

BARRISTER & SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC

Nella Macchia is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. She received her LL.B.,  in 1985. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in Economics and Political Science.

Upon her call to the Bar in 1987, she gained invaluable experience in personal injury and family law litigation. She  is always making a positive difference for her clients. Subsequently, Nella joined a firm specializing in corporate and commercial, real estate and estate law.

By combining her passion for personal injury and family law litigation with her corporate/commercial, real estate and estate law experience, Nella launched her private practice in 1992.

Nella is fluent in Italian and is registered with the Italian Consulate in Toronto.

Nella Macchia, Barrister & Solicitor & Notary Public, provides a wide range of legal services that are client focused and results driven!

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

In cases involving domestic violence and abuse, when we are confronted with these highly charged and traumatic cases, not only do we bring our highly advanced legal research, drafting and negotiating skills to play, but we also take pride in providing understanding, care and compassion to our role. Many clients who have suffered domestic abuse and violence that is both physical, emotional, sexual or financial, they can count on our team of professionals to guide them every step of the way, knowing that our clients will go on to rebuild their lives and this horrible time will pass into a distant memory. Interestingly, we have taken on cases that other experienced Counsel have refused.

In the early 1990’s when my client ran out of unemployment benefits, while the father and ex-spouse refused to pay any child or spousal support, we took her case without a retainer because justice demanded it. We fought for arrears of child support in excess of $100,000.00, and an increase in child support since the payor/father lived a life of luxury and opulence. After a full hearing in the Superior Court of Justice in Guelph, my client and her daughter finally received the justice they truly deserved. Notwithstanding the Court Order in her favour, we continued our involvement to ensure that the payor in fact complied with his legal obligations. When he failed to make his child support payments, we brought a Motion for Contempt and had him jailed on two separate occasions. We lobbied the Department of Justice to embrace other measures such as license suspensions, passport suspensions, garnishment of tax refunds and benefits from non-compliant parents which eventually became law in Ontario and Canada.

As a Family Law litigator since 1992, my office takes great pride in assisting our Clients with their critical legal needs and rights while delivering caring professional and world class service. Our sensitivity to our Clients’ needs coupled with our extensive knowledge of the Law is our competitive advantage in delivering ‘on time’ cost effective results while surpassing our Clients’ expectations. We listen attentively to our client needs and wishes and we diligently and relentlessly pursue them to meet the customized situation of every Client.

Nella Macchia and her team of dedicated professionals work collaboratively to analyze difficult and complex cases, they provide a strategic roadmap to resolve the litigation and provide honest advice at every stage.

In Estate litigation, we strive to correct the wrongs perpetrated by some unscrupulous siblings.

In one case where we acted for the disabled beneficiary, the executor/sibling abused the Power of Attorney for property granted by their mother by misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars from the mother’s bank accounts prior to her death for the defendant’s own benefit and thereby leaving the estate without any cash. The executor then tried to throw the our disabled client out of the family home, the only home he had ever known. After commencing a court application, the case was settled with the defendant abandoning her share of the estate in favour of her disabled brother, to avoid jail time for misappropriation of funds.

Our involvement in these types of cases demonstrates that we take our role as lawyers and litigators very seriously and we want to be a positive force in the lives of our clients and especially in the lives of their children who are completely innocent and caught up in the crossfire of conflict.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

REAL ESTATE LAW

Purchases, sales, mortgages and refinancing for residential, commercial and industrial properties.

FAMILY LAW

Divorce, separation, child support, spousal support, property division, custody & access.

LITIGATION

Personal injury, wrongful dismissal, disability claims, injunctions, mediation, and more.

ESTATE LAW

Wills and Powers of Attorney, estate administration, litigation, settlements.

CRIMINAL LAW

Assault, weapons, drug charges and Young Offender matters.

CORPORATE LAW

Incorporation, organization, share purchases/sales,
information technology, and more

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Professional!
    

"I am truly grateful to Nella for her professionalism in drawing up my marriage contract. Her diligence and attention to detail are unmatched. We were successful in achieving all our goals in a timely manner and it was a result of her hard work and persistence. She was always available to take my calls and provide guidance on any revisions I required for my marriage contract. I would definitely work with her again and would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart for making the process simplistic and painless."
Daniel, 2019
Topnotch!
    

"I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the guidance and counsel Nella Macchia has provided to myself and my clients over the last 20 years.  I met Mrs. Macchia back in 2000 and since then she has consistently looked after personal matters, closed successfully many of my clients’ real estate purchases, and has provided legal counsel regarding family law matters.  Mrs. Macchia is not only very knowledgeable, she is approachable, and is prompt in responding.  She genuinely takes the time to listen and provide timely legal advice.  I will continue to refer Nella Macchia with full confidence that my clients will be receive topnotch legal advice and achieve successful results."
Maria Guadagnolo, 2019
Outstanding team!
    

"I have known Nella Macchia for years and have heard about her professionalism and high standards, that is why I went to her at my time of need. Her courtesy, knowledge, empathy and honesty have become very important to me in the last few years as she represented me in a very complex litigation dealing with multiple lawsuits.  I was always kept informed of all the options that were available to me. She was able to settle and resolve each one of those lawsuits.  I have also used her for my Wills and Estate advice. I highly recommend her and her staff: they are outstanding. I am so grateful to have them on my team and for the amazing results achieved."  
T. S., 2019
Spectacular!
    

"Nella and team have been spectacular at keeping us both aware and informed with our legal matters.  They have facilitated both our investment and personal home purchases as if they were their own."
David DeMurtas, 2019

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