SN Law Office comprises the unique background and experiences of its principal lawyer to provide comprehensive range of legal services to its clients. We offer our clients a high standard of professionalism. Our client-focused approach enables us to deliver creative, yet practical, solutions to our clients’ legal challenges. We advise on legal issues, risks and we also consult and guide our clients on the issues and concerns that they are dealing with and prepare them for what they will encounter. We combine this client-focused approach with practical results based on execution that is geared to assists our clients on their path to successful outcomes.
We pride ourselves on giving clients flexible and reasonable fee structure.
Soni Nayak is an established and experienced lawyer. Prior to starting her own practice, Soni practiced law internationally for over 5 years. Upon completion of her articling in Toronto she moved to Fort McMurray where she practiced for over two years. She later moved to Edmonton to practice at a large full-service firm before branching out and founding SN Law Office.
Soni is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of Alberta. In 2002 she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from Government Law College, Mumbai, India and was admitted to the Bar Council of India (Maharashtra and Goa) in the same year. Two years later, she was awarded a scholarship from the College of Law and International Bar Association for her Diploma in Competition Law and Mergers & Acquisitions. After immigrating to Canada in 2007, Soni was admitted to the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto where she obtained a Certificate of Equivalency. She also has a Bachelor of Legal Science (B.LS.) degree.
Soni brings a broad array of expertise in the areas of Corporate Commercial Law and Family Law. In Corporate Law, her accomplishments include the following:
- Advise foreign companies seeking to invest and set up operations in India as structured Joint Ventures
- Carry out the legal due diligence, complete the process of documentation and statutory compliance for acquisition of companies
- Advise companies about listing Global Depository Receipts in Luxemburg
- Assist and advise companies in their distributorship and other commercial contracts
- Advise companies about the sale of equity to a foreign investor in respect of take over regulations
- Advise companies in regards to IPO issues and insider trading
- Advise and provide information to clients on various aspects of Corporate and Commercial Law, in particular on issues pertaining to share capital, voluntary winding up of companies, and mergers and acquisitions
In addition, Soni was an invited speaker at a conference held by the Italian Trade Commission in India and the Chinese Consulate in India regarding foreign direct investment in India. Her major clients have been pharmaceutical companies, FMCG companies and media and entertainment companies. She is currently a member of both the Indo-China Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Chamber of Commerce.
In Family Law, Soni has handled matters involving custody, support, domestic abuse, child welfare, grandparent’s rights and Emergency Protection Orders. She has assisted clients in the adoption process and has negotiated the resolution of both divorce and division of matrimonial property matters.
Soni has also been active in her community. She has had the responsibilities as the Registration Coordinator for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, CIBC Run for the Cure in 2010; as the Community Relations Officer for the Fort McMurray Gujarati Cultural Society. She has helped in raising funds for the Lawyers Collective HIV-AIDS Unit, Mumbai — a NGO committed to protect and promote the rights of people affected by HIV/AIDS through legal reform and legal-aid.
Soni understands that domestic legal issues can be stressful and time-consuming. Her clients value her attention to detail and her ability to manage difficult situations.
Soni also has experience drafting court documents for immigration appeals in Federal Court and has represented clients at the Immigration Appeal Division.