Martine S. W. Garland
Address: 77 King Street West, Suite 3000, P.O. Box 95, TD Centre North Tower, Toronto, ON M5K 1G8
Lawyer Firm: Fogler Rubinoff LLP
First Year of Call
Areas of Practice
Martine is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, with a focus on commercial litigation.
Martine acts for a broad range of clients, including individuals and corporations, both big and small. She recognizes that every client needs advice and a legal strategy that best suits their needs, with consideration of the financial costs of litigation. She has acted in a variety of matters, including cases involving real estate and property disputes, shareholder disputes, oppression remedy proceedings, Mareva and other injunctive proceedings, negligence claims, contractual disputes and estate litigation.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Martine devoted an extensive amount of her life to training for and playing hockey at the highest level. She was a Division I All-American at the University of New Hampshire, and also played for the Team Canada Under 22 women’s hockey team program for several years. Martine worked her way up from being at the bottom of the Under 22 program’s rankings (and not making the team her first year), to becoming part of the Team Canada Senior National team. Martine achieved a lifelong dream of playing for the Senior National Team at the Four Nations Tournament in Sweden in front of her family.
Martine brings to the court room the same work ethic, intensity and intelligence that she did to the arena. While she is a fierce advocate, she also recognizes that not all problems require litigation and early resolution is often the best result for clients. Where litigation is necessary, Martine will take a practical and strategic approach in order to advance her clients’ interests.
When she is not litigating, Martine and her wife, Suzanne, try to keep up with their two wonderful and exhausting children, Jack and Shea. She also tries to find time to stay active, either golfing and trying to keep her drives on the fairway, or playing hockey.
Martine is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and understands the importance of making the firm a more diverse and inclusive place to work.
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