Legal Specialization Employment Law
Primary Locations Toronto and Ottawa
Professional Introduction Ryan Alkenbrack, a proficient employment lawyer in Ontario, serves as an Associate in the Labour and Employment practice group at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP. Operating out of both the Toronto and Ottawa offices, Ryan offers his legal acumen to a diverse clientele across the province.
Wide-Ranging Legal Expertise Ryan's legal practice encompasses a comprehensive range of workplace-related matters. He skillfully assists both employees and employers with various aspects of employment law, including but not limited to:
Handling terminations, both for cause and without cause
Litigating wrongful dismissal cases
Addressing constructive dismissals specific to Ontario
Conducting severance pay negotiations
Managing temporary layoffs
Resolving workplace harassment and discrimination issues
Dealing with human rights concerns
Reviewing and drafting employment contracts
Solid Litigation Background Prior to his current role at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, Ryan honed his litigation skills at a smaller firm, where he spent over five years successfully representing clients in a broad spectrum of litigation matters. This experience has endowed him with a well-rounded perspective and a pragmatic approach to legal challenges.
Courtroom and Tribunal Appearances Ryan is not just confined to advisory roles; he is an experienced litigator. He has represented clients effectively before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and various provincial tribunals, showcasing his advocacy skills and legal knowledge.
Personal Passions Beyond his legal career, Ryan is an enthusiast of the outdoors and physical activities. He enjoys cycling, which speaks to his endurance and determination. Golfing is another of his pursuits, reflecting his strategic thinking and precision. Additionally, Ryan's love for travel highlights his appreciation for diverse experiences and cultures.