Yasamin Fahd attended the Graduate Entry program at the University of Sussex Law School…
Yasamin Fahd attended the Graduate Entry program at the University of Sussex Law School, where she earned a Bachelor of Law with honours. Prior to attending Law school in England, she received a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Sociology and Women Studies at York University.
While in law school, Yasamin was dedicated member of the pro bono legal clinic in her law school, where the program provided her with an opportunity to help disadvantaged members of society by providing them with free legal advice.
Her community work continues to be an important aspect of her life. She volunteers at Matthew House Toronto, where she assists in guiding Refugee claimants with the hearing process.
Prior to joining Affinity Law, Yalda was an associate at a Toronto Personal Injury firm…
Prior to joining Affinity Law, Yalda was an associate at a Toronto Personal Injury firm where she devoted her legal experience exclusively to the area of personal injury law with a focus on victims who have sustained serious injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls. She also handled Long-Term Disability and CPP Disability claims.
Prior to this, Yalda worked and articled at one of the largest insurance companies in Canada, where she gained extensive litigation experience in both Accident Benefits and Tort claims.
Yalda currently focuses her practice on personal injury/insurance litigation, real estate and corporate/commercial litigation.
Yalda has successfully appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court and Financial Service Commission of Ontario.
Omar Saab obtained his law degree from the University of Law in London, England after rece…
Omar Saab obtained his law degree from the University of Law in London, England after receiving an Honours Bachelor Degree in history from York University. After been introduced to the team in 2013 as a summer student, Omar was called to the Ontario bar in 2018.
Omar is fluent in English and Arabic and is passionate about helping others. He is actively engaged in the community and taking part in many volunteer events in connection with cancer research and the Sick Kids Foundation.
Omar currently focuses his practice on corporate commercial law, real estate, Sharia compliant financing and conventional/ private mortgages. Omar also has knowledge in assisting clients in recovering settlements in both accident benefits and civil litigation matters.
Omar is a licenced coach in Fair Play which he translates to the youth soccer team he occasionally assists and likes to make it known that he is an avid fan of Liverpool Football Club. Away from the office Omar enjoys spending time with his family and taking charge of the BBQ on summer days.
Sagar completed his LL.B. (Hons.) from Mumbai University in 2016 where he was an avid member…
Sagar completed his LL.B. (Hons.) from Mumbai University in 2016 where he was an avid member of the Moot Court Society. He is a member of the Bar Council of India and has practiced at one of the top corporate law firms in Mumbai before moving back to his hometown of Toronto, Canada.
In 2017, Sagar completed his N.C.A. requirements and began articling at Affinity Law Professional Corporation. After his call to the Law Society of Ontario in June 2019, Sagar returned to Affinity as an Associate. His practice focuses on Personal Injury/ Insurance Litigation, Corporate/Civil Litigation, Employment Law and performing real estate transactions. Sagar has appeared in front of various levels of courts and administrative tribunals including the Superior Court of Ontario, Small Claims Court and the Licence Appeal Tribunal.
Sagar is very enthusiastic about protecting the rights of his clients and ensuring that they receive the best legal assistance possible. He helps his clients understand the legal system so they can make informed and confident decisions. He ensures his clients receive reasoned recommendations on the best course of action at every step.
Sagar is fluent in Hindi, Gujurati and conversational in Punjabi. In his spare time, Sagar enjoys travelling, playing sports and is a devoted supporter of the Toronto Raptors.
Joshua is an Associate at Affinity Law. He has worked in the legal field for over 10 years…
Shahzad’s prior experience includes working for one of the largest insurance companies in …
Shahzad’s prior experience includes working for one of the largest insurance companies in Canada. Defending insurance companies has furnished him with significant understanding into policies and procedures used by insurers to evaluate and fight claims. He now utilizes his extensive experience and knowledge obtained from working in the insurance industry to help his clients receive the fair compensation they deserve as a result of their injuries. Shahzad is committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients during their legal dispute.
Shahzad specializes in personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accidents and slip/trip and fall accidents. Further his areas of practice also include employment litigation, property and liability claims, contract disputes, corporate and commercial litigation and real estate litigation.
Throughout his practice, he made successful appearances before various levels of courts and administrative tribunals including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario and before the Financial Service Commission of Ontario.
Shahzad is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
Outside of his legal practice, he enjoys travelling around the world to experience the culture diversity and enjoys playing and watching basketball.
Haider Bahadur is one of the Partners at Affinity Law. Mr. Bahadur earned his Juris Doctor…
Haider Bahadur is one of the Partners at Affinity Law. Mr. Bahadur earned his Juris Doctor from Bond University in Queensland Australia, and his B.A. in Public Policy from Ryerson University.
Mr. Bahadur has a diverse practice including personal injury/insurance litigation, corporate/commercial litigation, employment law, and performing real estate transactions. Haider’s prior experience working for an insurance company and a national bank prior to his legal education has given him a unique insight, which ensures that he is well-equipped to handle a variety of issues while also navigating the often-complex legal system.
Mr. Bahadur worked for many years with an acclaimed insurance company as a claims adjuster. The experience Mr. Bahadur has gained in working with the Insurance company is one of the unique assets that he possesses when advocating for his clients. Mr. Bahadur has developed a strong knowledge base and a variety of skills sets which has enabled him to be successful in handling injury claims and recovering compensation from the insurance companies for his clients.
Mr. Bahadur has appeared in the Superior Court of Ontario, Financial Service Commission of Ontario and more recently, the License Appeal Tribunal. As it pertains to Mr. Bahadur’s personal injury practice, he specializes in the handling of car accident claims, motorcycle crashes, slip and fall, traumatic brain injuries, long term disability claims and other acts of general negligence resulting in personal injury. Given Mr. Bahadur’s dedication of advocacy for his clients and strong commitment for success, he has been able to recover over millions of dollars in compensation from the insurance companies over the years.
Haider’s commitment to client services often guarantees that client expectations are exceeded.
Bar Call – 2015
- Bond university, Quuensland, Australia – Juris Doctor
- Ryerson University – B.A. Public Policy
Affiliations – Canadian Bar Association
Areas of Practice – Personal Injury, Motor vehicle accident claims, Long term disability claims, Real estate closings, Corporate/Commercial transactions, Civil litigation, Employment law
After graduating from Trinity College, University of Toronto, Kalim proceeded to the joint…
After graduating from Trinity College, University of Toronto, Kalim proceeded to the joint Canadian and American LL.B./J.D. program at Windsor and Detroit, graduating in 1999. He was called to the bar under the auspices of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2000. During his academic years he earned a Certificate in Mediaton from the leading organisation in ADR, Stitt Feld Handy. Furthermore he completed an International Law Program at Kings College London (UK) where he was exposed to International Commercial Transactions, Maritime Law and Islamic Legal Theory.
After articling, he started his legal career as in-house Counsel for a software company in Toronto before joining the Government of Ontario as a Mediator. Mr. Khan then joined Mr. Chehab, with whom he went on to form Chehab & Khan, the predecessor of Affinity Lawyers.The firm’s focus has primarily been on corporate/commercial matters and insurance litigation. Mr.Khan played a foundational role in the establishment of Islamic finance in Toronto, working over $100 million with various lenders. He also has legal experience with commercial transactions in China, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Over the years he has proven to be an excellent advisor and negotiator for his clients as well as mentor for his colleagues. His personality and diverse International experience lends itself to becoming the strategic advantage you need on your management team.
Mr. Chehab is the managing partner of Affinity Law. He specializes in Corporate-Commercial…
Mr. Chehab is the managing partner of Affinity Law. He specializes in Corporate-Commercial law with clientele ranging from small business entrepreneurs to public companies.
Mr. Chehab obtained his bachelors degree (B.A.) in Economics from the University of Toronto in 1984. In 1987, Mr. Chehab obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Upon being called to the Bar (Law Society of Upper Canada), he began his legal career in 1989 and established his own law firm in 1993 and continues to operate same until the present time along with his associates.
Mr. Chehab’s main area of practice is corporate/commercial law with a focus on raising of capital for public and private companies, shariah compliant financing, corporate acquisitions and structuring asset/share purchase & sale transactions, shareholder agreements, franchising, secured lending, joint venture agreements and distribution/agency agreements.
Mr. Chehab has a solid background in corporate/commercial affairs, both from a legal and business perspective. He has ample experience in management and corporate governance as well as raising capital through private placements. During the period 2005-2011, he was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ECU Silver Mining Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) engaged in gold, silver, zinc and lead mining in Mexico, having a market capitalization of $600 Million. As well, he is also currently a Director of Golden Tag Resources Inc. (symbol: GOG) another publicly traded company (TSX Venture Exchange) involved in gold mining projects in Canada and Mexico. Mr. Chehab previously served as a Director of GOG during the period 2005 to 2010 and was a member of its Audit Committee.
In addition to operating his law practice, Mr. Chehab co-founded and is currently President and CEO of AYA Financial Inc., a company that specializes in shariah compliant product structuring including commercial & residential real estate financing as well as equipment and infrastructure financing.