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  • Jon Montgomery

    Gold Medal Olympian – Skeleton 2012 Vancouver Games, Host of ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

    While Jon always wanted to be a Canadian National Team athlete, he didn’t know which sport it would be in! Keeping his eyes wide open, living outside his comfort zone, trying new things and accepting the challenges that presented themselves enabled him to find his passion and his opportunity to realize his dreams.

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  • Tim and Kris O'Shea

    Corporate Humorists

    T: 303.371.2849

    Tim and Kris O'Shea are not your average motivational speakers.  And their session on handling the ups and downs of the fast-paced constantly changing world promises to be unlike any you've ever seen—and one you're unlikely to forget.

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  • Stephen R. Binder (Moderator)

    National Privately Held Business Leader, Grant Thornton LLP, Canada

    T: 416.607.2752

    Stephen offers his clients 39 years of business advisory experience and pragmatic advice. His practice includes a diverse group of entrepreneurial businesses, professionals and business leaders.

    Stephen also plays an advisory role for many of his clients and has contributed in creating, implementing and executing strategic planning programs, exit and growth strategies, and general business insight. Stephen’s focus is on value, helping his clients unlock their potential for growth and manage their business.

    Areas of expertise include strategic planning private enterprise tax services, financial statement reviews, profit and operational improvement, exit strategies and acquisitions.

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  • Lisa A. Borsook

    Executive Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

    T: 416.947.5003

    Lisa Borsook is currently the executive partner of WeirFoulds LLP, a downtown Toronto law firm, regarded as one of the top 10 law firms in the Province. She was the firm's managing partner from 2007 to 2012, while practicing law full time.

    She is also the current Chairperson of its Commercial Leasing Practice Group and Client Services Committee and a member of the Business Law Practice Group and Women Lawyers Group at the firm.

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  • Andrew Fleming

    Managing Partner, Toronto Office, Norton Rose Fulbright

    T: 416.216.4007

    Andrew Fleming is a Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and is Managing Partner of the Toronto office. He is a member of the Business Law Group of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and its Banking and Financial Products practice team.

    He has extensive experience in business law, including banking, company and securities law, and regulatory requirements relating to financial institutions and products, as well as corporate transactions, financings and mergers & acquisitions.

    In the area of banking law, he has participated in structuring some of the largest corporate credits in Canada and assisted on banking matters related to the ABCP (asset-backed commercial paper) crisis.

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  • Dick Jensen

    Dick has been working in legal industry for over 27 years and has worked for 3 of the seven sister firms. He also served many years as a volunteer for the International Legal Technology Association where his last role was Executive Vice President on the Board of Directors. Many years ago Dick headed up the technology section for TLOMA.


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  • Peter Lamb (Moderator)

    Account Executive, RBRO Solutions

    T: 905-420-3050

    With more than 20 years of progressive experience, the last 15 being in the CIO or head of technology role Peter Lamb is a seasoned professional with proven abilities to leverage technology and process to solve business problems, drive innovation and build highly functional organizations to implement solutions and facilitate day-to-day operation of a reliable and available systems infrastructure.

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  • Lynne Mackay

    Founder, MacKay Byrne Group

    T: 877-611-1171


    Personal image, executive presence, networking, business etiquette, professional and social behaviour programs that enhance human resource credibility and performance


    30 years running one of the most successful image consulting firms in North America 
    Proven track record delivering dynamic consultations, keynotes, workshops and seminars
    Presentations include building your executive presence, creating your personal and professional brand, memorable first impressions, tailoring your image through wardrobe and professional poise as well as building communication and social skills
    Tailored coaching for new hires, middle to upper management and executives
    Author of “First Impressions” and other professional development materials to help clients develop their personal brand 


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  • Andrea Marsland

    Employment Lawyer, Fogler Rubinoff LLP

    T: 416-365-3703

    Andrea's practice focuses on employment law.  As a Partner in the Employment Law Group at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Andrea represents employers in wrongful dismissal actions and provides advice to employers in all facets of employment law including negotiating and drafting employment contracts, severance packages, confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, termination letters, human resource policies and company handbooks. 

    Andrea has significant experience in drafting Bill 168 and AODA policies and providing the required training that relates to those policies.  Andrea also provides advice to employers regarding employment standards, human rights and day-to-day human resource issues.  Andrea frequently attends the workplace to provide training seminars and to conduct investigations.  She has significant experience in injunctive proceedings as they relate to the enforcement of restrictive covenants contained in employment contracts.

    Andrea has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and various administrative tribunals relating to employment, labour and human rights matters.

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  • Ivaylo Nikolov

    Director, Information Technology, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

    T: 416-367-8923

    Ivaylo (Ivo) Nikolov is the Director of Information Technology in the Toronto office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. As a member of the firm's technology committee, Ivo has a shared responsibility for all strategic IT initiatives and mandates as well as day-to-day operations and IT service delivery to the firm's professionals and clients. He has more than 20 years of experience as a technology professional, most of it at Davies.

    Ivo has served as the head of the Technology Special Interest Group of the Toronto Law Office Management Association (TLOMA) and as a member of the Conference Committee and the Risk Management Peer Group Steering Committee of the International Law Technology Association (ILTA).

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  • Lee Samis

    Managing Partner, Samis + Company

    T: 416.365.0000

    LEE SAMIS, principal of Samis + Company, Barristers and Solicitors, graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1978.

    His practice encompasses insurance related matters including defence of insureds, representation of numerous insurers, representation of insurance trade organizations and insurance regulators.

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  • Michael S. Slan

    Partner, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

    T: 416.941.8857

    Michael Slan conducts a transactional practice with an emphasis on venture capital, mezzanine lending and the implementation of growth strategies for entrepreneurs. In recent years, Michael has focused his practice in the development of green energy projects. His practice includes acquisitions, refinancing and restructuring, and inter-generational succession. He acts as corporate counsel to both public and closely held companies. Michael is a director of the international Lawyers Network (ILN), an association of over 90 law firms worldwide and is a member of Fogler Rubinoff's Executive Committee.

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  • Roger Thorpe

    President, ThorpeBenefits

    T: 416.966.9229

    Roger believes that energy and effort are the differentiators in life and business. In addition to a love for employee benefits, he has a passion for the study of health and high performance. His ultimate test is whether he can put in a ten hour day and still have energy left over. He is still and will forever be – “in training“.

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  • Brian Thwaits

    Brain Trainer

    T: 416.345.1559

    Brian Thwaits’ entertaining presentation demonstrates how learning to use your brain better will significantly enhance the way you think, learn and communicate.

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  • Millie Waicus

    Manager, Information Technology, Bereskin & Parr LLP

    Millie is the Manager of Information Technology for Bereskin & Parr.  She joined Bereskin & Parr in 1991 as assistant to the Director of Administration and Finance when the firm had about 80 people.  Today she manages a team of IT specialists that support the firm’s four offices and over 250 users.  She is responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the firm’s technology including innovation and implementation of all computer systems, servers, network devices, firewalls, telecommunications, voicemail, video conferencing, office automation equipment, software, peripherals, offsite storage, and co-location facilities.

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  • Ben Weinberger

    Chief Strategy Officer, Phoenix Business Solutions

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Countdown to

2015 Annual TLOMA Conference

2015 TLOMA Conference - A Red Carpet Event

Simply Exceptional

The 2015 Conference Committee welcomes you to the 27th Annual TLOMA Conference at the beautiful Blue Mountain Village. Like other years, this conference promises to be “Simply Exceptional”.

The 2015 Conference Committee has been working hard at bringing you quality speakers, topical educational sessions, a trade show like no other and many networking events – all with the support of our Sponsors. Be sure to visit them at the Trade Show, and join them afterwards at the Business Partner/Delegate Dinner. This year, it will be truly a “Red Carpet Event” – Who are you wearing?

Return from the conference empowered and energized with the momentum and desire to bring value, manage change, embrace accountability, lead more effectively, develop long-lasting relationships, …and enjoy life more along the way! All of which will help you and your organization grow, profit, succeed and be Simply Exceptional!

Nancy Lio
TLOMA Conference Chair 2015

Why Attend the 2015 Conference!

  • Peer-Driven Programming

  • Quality Educational Sessions

  • Value

  • Return on Investment

  • High-Energy Keynotes

  • Experienced Speakers

  • Diverse Formats

  • Multiple Networking Opportunities

  • Business Partner Trade Show

  • Attendance Justification Toolkit

Platinum Sponsors

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Bus Transportation

Mar 09, 2015

With limited seating and a fun itinerary, you will WANT to register early and reserve a seat on the bus to and from Blue Mountain Village.  Games, snacks, contests, and your very favourite TLOMA colleagues will make this bus trip a memorable event. Departure The Coach Canada bus departs from Scotia Plaza, King Street entrance, promptly at 2...

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Volunteers Wanted

Mar 08, 2015

TLOMA's 27th Annual Conference Committee is currently recruiting VOLUNTEERS. Please click here to find out more.

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Blue Mountain Resort: Things to Do

Mar 06, 2015

The 2015 Conference Committee has prepared an agenda filled with dinners and evening activities that will nourish and entertain you. For those of you who wish to continue the networking aspect of the Conference or use the amenities offered by Blue Mountain, please visit: http://www.bluemountainlodges.ca/things-to-do  and  http://www.b...

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