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2018-2019 Articling Students

Mark Coghlan
Direct Line: 416 847 6922
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Queen's University, B.Comm (Honours), 2015
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2018 

Mark earned a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours First Class) from Queen’s University. During his time in law school, Mark worked in the Notre Dame Athletics Business Office and was a research assistant for the Notre Dame Law School. He completed externships in the Notre Dame Office of General Counsel and Notre Dame Athletics Compliance Department. Mark also served as solicitations editor for the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation and treasurer for the Notre Dame Sports, Communication, and Entertainment Law Forum. His note, "Why the NHL’s Current Expansion Criteria Will Continue to Deny Canadian Cities NHL Franchises", was published in the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. Mark won the Notre Dame Baseball Arbitration Competition. He was selected to represent the law school in national competitions as a member of the Notre Dame Baseball Arbitration Team and the Notre Dame Transactional Law Team. Outside of law, Mark’s interests include playing sports, travelling, and supporting Notre Dame’s sports teams.

2019-2020 Articling Students

Sarim Ali
Direct Line: 416 361 4760
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University of Toronto, B.A. (Distinction), 2015
Western University, J.D., 2019

Sarim earned a Juris Doctor from Western University’s Faculty of Law. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. While in law school, Sarim was actively involved with the Business Law Speakers Committee. Beyond the classroom, Sarim assisted with establishing a mentorship program for the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association. Prior to law school, Sarim worked in a marketing agency in a sales and business development role. Outside of law, Sarim is continuing to pursue his interest in finance and investment management, having completed the Canadian Securities Course, Investment Funds in Canada, and Islamic Finance Qualification courses. Sarim’s other interests include travelling and supporting Toronto’s professional sports teams.

Phil Lamothe
Direct Line: 416 361 4768
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University of Ottawa, B.Comm (Honours), 2015
University of Ottawa, J.D./M.B.A., 2018

Phil earned a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and an MBA from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. During his time at law school, Phil served as President of the MBA Student Association and worked as a teaching assistant (Equity Valuation, Portfolio Management and Managerial Accounting). He also received the MBA Leadership Award while completing his MBA. Prior to and during law school, Phil co-founded and operated a property management company focusing on residential rental properties for various types of clients. Outside of law, Phil’s interests include playing sports, travelling and spending time at the cottage.

Colin Romano
Direct Line: 416 847 6909
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Concordia University, B.A. (Distinction), 2015
University of Toronto, J.D., 2019 

Colin earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (with distinction) from Concordia University. While at the University of Toronto, Colin volunteered with Downtown Legal Services’ Tenant Duty Counsel Assistance Program, where he helped with client outreach and intake at Toronto’s Landlord Tenant Board, and was a working group member at the David Asper Centre, where he helped draft a submission to the Department of Justice on the retention and use of personal information in national security matters. Colin held editorial positions with both the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and the Journal of Law and Equality as well as working as a Research Assistant for several professors during his time at school. He was awarded the Blake, Cassels & Graydon Taxation Prize for taking the highest place in taxation law and recently presented a paper on the applicability of Canada’s taxation regime to streaming services at the University of British Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Student Conference. Outside of law, Colin’s interests include playing and watching sports, travelling, and reading and watching classic books and movies.

Natalie Tershakowec
Direct Line: 416 361 4785
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Queen's University, B.Comm (Honours), 2016
University of Ottawa, J.D., 2019

Natalie earned a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Prior to law school, she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) from Queen’s University. During her time in law school, Natalie co-created and organized the Ottawa Law Classic, raising approximately $25,000 in two years for Do It For Daron, an Ottawa youth mental health charity. She also sat on the Faculty’s English Program Assembly as a student representative and was an active member of the University of Ottawa’s Ukrainian Students’ Club. During her final year at law school, Natalie spent a semester studying abroad at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Outside of law, Natalie’s interests include watching and playing sports, painting and cooking.

Sarah Wahba
Direct Line: 416 847 6923
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Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. (High Distinction), 2016
Western University, J.D. (Distinction), 2019

Sarah earned a Juris Doctor (with distinction) from the Faculty of Law at Western University, where she was a recipient of the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize. Prior to law school, she studied Psychology and obtained a general Bachelor of Arts degree (with high distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she was the recipient of the Alumni Bronze Medal. Prior to law school, she was a research assistant to a professor in the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, assisting in the administration of cognitive neuroscience and collective cognition experiments. During law school, she served as a co-chair of the Orientation Committee, as well as the executive graphic designer for both the Yearbook Committee and the Gender and the Law Association. She participated in various advocacy competitions throughout law school and was one of four students representing Western Law in the province-wide Winkler Class Action Moot. Outside of law, Sarah’s interests include the visual arts, playing soccer, and travelling.

2019 Summer Students

Katie Drury
Direct Line: 416 298 7028
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Humber College, B.A.A., 2017
University of Windsor, J.D., 2020 (expected)

Sinem Ersoy
Direct Line: 416 663 0855
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York University, B.B.A. (Distinction), 2017
University of Toronto, J.D., 2020 (expected)

Julian Lupo
Direct Line: 416 588 0250
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University of Western, B.A. (Honours), 2013
University of Waterloo, M.S., 2016
University of Western, J.D., 2020 (expected) 

Nickolas Robelek
Direct Line: 416 623 8285
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Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. (Distinction), 2015
University of Ottawa, J.D., 2020 (expected)

Brendan Wu
Direct Line: 416 225 8388
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York University, B.B.A. (Distinction), 2017
University of Ottawa, J.D., 2020 (expected)