Shahrzad Sekhavati is a lawyer at MUNERA. She is licensed to practice law in Ontario.
She joined MUNERA as an associate lawyer after completing her articles at a mid-sized Personal Injury law firm where she had broad exposure to litigation.
Shahrzad received her JD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, and her Honours BA in Law and Society from York University, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honour Roll.
She has a general practice in the areas of litigation, family, real estate, and corporate/commercial law.
Shahrzad has worked on matters before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of justice. Her litigation experience also includes work on matters before tribunals such as the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Social Justice Tribunal.
Prior to joining MUNERA, Shahrzad acquired extensive civil litigation experience through her work on every step of the litigation process, from its inception to its resolution. She drafted various legal documents, successfully negotiated settlements with opposing counsel, and made submissions in court on opposed matters.
During her time at law school, Shahrzad was involved in moot and negotiation competitions and was enrolled in advocacy-intensive stream of courses. She also volunteered as a ProBono student for Canada Without Poverty, a non-profit organization with a mandate to eradicate poverty. During her volunteer time, she had the opportunity to co-author the organization’s submissions for Canada’s 2019 Poverty Profile.
Shahrzad’s previous experience also includes working at a legal aid clinic where she assisted clients with immigration, disability, housing and criminal matters.
Shahrzad is fully bilingual in English and Farsi.