David Frenkel has been practicing exclusively family law since 2008. David has volunteered with various organizations including the Jewish Family and Child Services, the Ontario Mandatory Information Program and women’s shelters and centres throughout the Greater Toronto Area. David has also published in the Canadian Family Law Quarterly, the Ontario Bar Association magazine Matrimonial Affairs, Law Times, The Lawyer’s Weekly and the Globe and Mail among others. David’s speaking engagements include the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), the Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MPAC), the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the Law Society of Ontario Annual Family Law Summit, Jewish Family and Child Services, and Boost (Child & Youth Advocacy Centre).
Awards & Recognition
Published articles in About Face: Essays on Addiction, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies, Paperback 2019
Excerpts from Lawyer’s Daily article referenced in the House of Commons Debates on Bill C-78, 2018.
M. Holder-Franklin Award for Excellence in Science Research
LL.B, University of Windsor
B.Sc (Honours), University of Windsor
Called to the Ontario Bar
Psychological Testing Guidelines in Canadian Family Law, 15th Annual Family Law Summit, Law Society of Ontario, 2021
The Importance of Psychological Testing in Canadian Family Law, Canadian Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 39, Iss. 2, (June 2020)
A Checklist and Guide to Joint Family Ventures for Common Law Spouses, 10th Annual Family Law Summit, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2016
Joint Family Venture: A Synthesis of the Post-Kerr Case Law, Canadian Family Law Quarterly, 34 C.L.F.Q. 35, 2014
David has been practising exclusively in the area of family law and child protection since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2014. David joins Frenkel Tobin having previously spent time at a boutique family law firm where he gained experience in all aspects of family law.
Prior to his career in law, David worked in the financial industry as a mutual fund compliance officer. This experience provided him with a thorough understanding of financial instruments. David represents clients at all levels of court in Ontario and before the Child and Family Services Review Board. Although David is a strong and confident litigator, he strives to resolve his clients’ issues through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.
David has experience:
representing parents involved in child protection proceedings
representing parties in family proceedings
negotiating domestic contracts of all kinds
representing parties in adoption proceedings
David is a member of various professional organizations including:
Carly Mellon is a recent graduate from Conestoga College’s paralegal program. Carly first completed her undergrad from the University of Guelph majoring in Criminal Justice and Public Policy, with a minor in Sociology. During her paralegal course at Conestoga College she completed an internship at a Provincial Offences firm in Guelph. Carly wrote informative and educational blog posts for the firm’s website as well as assisted in trial preparation for various cases. She received her paralegal license with the Law Society of Ontario in March 2020. Carly has always had a passion for family law and a great interest in working in this area of the legal field.
Paralegal Program, Conestoga College
BA, University of Guelph
Parenting plans and the holidays: A true Christmas miracle, The Lawyer’s Daily, Nov 12, 2021
Family law and gymnastics: Unexpected similarities, The Lawyer’s Daily, Sep 30, 2021
Kaitlyn Zarcone-Beam graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2020 and was called to the bar in June 2021. Prior to law school Kaitlyn graduated from McMaster University and obtained her undergraduate degree with honours in Linguistics and Italian Studies.
While in law school Kaitlyn immersed herself in the area of family law. She worked in the Family Law Division at Osgoode’s Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP), where she successfully represented clients dealing with various family law issues. She also worked as the Ontario Family Law Project (FLP) Coordinator at Pro Bono Students Canada. In this position she managed the cross-provincial project, which provided summary, in-court legal drafting services for family law litigants. After law school, Kaitlyn articled at a boutique insurance defence firm in downtown Toronto. There, she gained extensive litigation experience by successfully arguing on behalf of her clients at the Superior Court of Justice.
Since being called to the bar Kaitlyn has exclusively practiced in the area of family law. Kaitlyn is a strong advocate for her clients both inside and outside of court. Kaitlyn’s practice is compassionate and resolution focused.
When not in the office, Kaitlyn enjoys cooking, exploring local food in the city, and spending time with her toy poodle, Mango.
Called to the Ontario Bar
JD, York University Osgoode Hall Law School
BA (Honours), McMaster University
As a first-year lawyer during the pandemic, I needed to reflect to reconnect, Canadian Lawyer, Nov 22, 2021
Deniz received her law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and will be called in 2022.
During law school, she worked as a student caseworker in the family law division at Downtown Legal Services providing free legal assistance to low-income clients. Deniz also volunteered with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic as a court support worker and was senior editor of the Indigenous Law Journal.
Along with her passion for family law, she is interested in social justice issues and bettering her community.
Deniz is excited to start her articling position at Frenkel Tobin in August 2022.
Charlotte has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law and child protection for almost 30 years. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989. She is widely recognized as a leader in the area of child protection. Her areas of practice encompass all issues arising from cohabitation and marriage, with particular expertise in legal issues related to children. Charlotte has represented children, parents, extended family and community members, Children’s Aid Societies, women’s shelters, youth organizations and government ministries at all levels of the Ontario courts.
She has conducted training, authored materials and made presentations on various legal topics to a wide array of audiences, including judges, lawyers, law students, police officers, children’s mental health professionals, and teachers, among others.
Charlotte has published and lectured extensively on family law topics and has been a regular contributor to the National Judicial Institute and Family Law programs. Charlotte is, and has been, an active participant on many committees and pilot projects aimed at reforming and improving the family law system.