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Hope-Selkin Law is a full service law firm, specializing in Employment Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Wills & Estates, and Litigation. Superior client service is what sets our boutique firm apart from the competition, as Hope-Selkin Law regards its clients’ needs as paramount. Our Client-Service Philosophy is backed by our vow to respond to an existing client’s telephone call within 24 hours. We are a law firm that genuinely cares about our clients and truly values their business. Hope-Selkin Law is founded on “client focused and results driven legal representation.” We listen to your concerns and needs and tailor our representation to your unique matter. We care about you, the client, and integrity is at the core of our firm’s values.
At Hope-Selkin Law, our experience and training enable us to provide the full range of legal services expected of a larger firm without the overhead and extraneous expenses. This lean and well managed structure is therefore passed on to the client in the form of lower base rates and value-based alternative pricing, where appropriate.
At Hope-Selkin Law we pride ourselves on listening to our clients’ individual needs, because without truly listening, it is impossible for any firm to meet, let alone exceed the client’s expectations. Our mantra is to listen first, assess the complexity of the matter, and provide realistic solutions to our client’s legal or business problem. We work together with the client taking into account their budget, individual circumstances, business strategy and cultural considerations to craft a comprehensive array of options for resolution.
Our clients’ satisfaction defines our success, therefore communication is key. To ensure satisfaction, we focus our efforts on providing timely, accurate and practical legal counsel. We provide sound solutions to our clients’ legal problems in a personalized, responsive, and cost-effective manner.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE
During Ms. Hope-Selkin’s litigation career, she has represented individuals and corporate clients alike, at Superior Court, private arbitrations, and mediations. Ms. Hope-Selkin is a well rounded attorney, whose wide array of experience in commercial and personal injury litigation provides her a unique ability in real estate, wills & estates and employment/business law to proactively represent her clients’ interest in such a way to avoid protracted litigation wherever possible.
Ms. Hope-Selkin graduated from York University in 1999 with a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy. She commenced her legal studies at the University of Windsor School of Law and graduated in 2004. Shortly thereafter, Natalie worked in the United States at Safeco Insurance Company in San Diego, California where she worked on Personal Injury, Trademark Infringement, and Construction Defect litigation matters. She completed the Canadian component of her articling placement at a full service boutique law firm, where she gained a wide array of experience in Real Estate, Wills & Estates and Personal Injury matters.
Following her articles, Ms. Hope-Selkin commenced her legal career at a Bay Street law firm as an Insurance Defence and Commercial Litigator, representing various corporate entities. She defended some of the top Canadian Insurance Corporations in Insurance Defence/Personal Injury Litigation (such as motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, fire loss, occupier’s liability, etc.), Accident Benefits Law, and Property Damage Claims. She later transitioned to In-House Legal Counsel for a leading National Insurance Corporation, where she assessed the legality of lawsuits brought against her insured clients and provided legal counsel to her client, the insurer corporation. Ms. Hope-Selkin managed the litigation process from beginning to end, while vigorously advocating for her clients.
Ms. Hope-Selkin utilizes her expertise in litigation to effectively represent countless clients in Real Estate Purchase, Sale and Refinance Transactions. She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients to proactively manage potential issues that may arise in real estate transactions. When representing a borrower client on a private mortgage deal, Ms. Hope-Selkin safeguards the rights of her clients to protect against shark lenders and to prevent her clients from being exploited by unscrupulous private lenders. Natalie will review your Agreement of Purchase and Sale, Status Certificate, Builder Agreement or Private Lender Commitment prior to your closing to ensure you, the client, are well informed of the implications of the same on your investment.
Ms. Hope-Selkin has also honed her litigation acumen to counsel individuals and corporate clients alike in employment law matters relating to wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and human rights disputes. Natalie will meet with you free of charge to assess the legality of your claim against your employer and will agree to take your case on a contingency basis if you are deemed to have a strong case. She has successfully gone up against fortune 500 companies to vindicate the rights of her clients and is therefore uniquely positioned to advocate for corporations requiring representation in similar matters.
Hope-Selkin Law is founded by a professional and astute attorney who also happens to be a individual of faith. Natalie genuinely cares about her clients and will work tirelessly to protect your interests. Rest assured, you will not be regarded as just a case. Natalie will passionately and aggressively represent and/or defend your interests and will do so with the utmost integrity. Our primary focus is “client centred” legal representation.