Avi J. Charney is a Barrister and Solicitor, Notary Public and a Commissioner for taking affidavits in Ontario, as well as an Advocate licensed to practice law in the State of Israel.
Avi’s practice involves all things Estates and Real Estate related.
As a lawyer in both Canada and in Israel, Avi assists clients domiciled in one country with legal issues in the other. Avi has experience preparing legal opinions on Canadian law that are submitted to the courts in Israel as a part of probate applications involving a Canadian law element.
Avi obtained his Bachelors in psychology from York University and maintains a keen interest in psychology, self-help and psychotherapy. Avi uses empathy and his broad knowledge of psychology to assist people understand the legal and non-legal issues they face. With his empathetic approach, Avi works to ensure client’s reach their desired destination without compromising on their legal rights.
Avi studied law at the University of London, England and then completed a Masters of Laws at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. After working at prominent firms in Israel, Avi was admitted to practice law in Ontario and founded an international law office based out of Toronto, Canada.
Avi has a unique background. He served in an elite intelligence unit of the I.D.F. (Israeli Defence Forces) and was discharged in 2010. His first legal job as a law student was as legal-copy editor of the Association of Jewish Lawyers’ Justice Magazine, a compilation of academic articles on international law.
As a believer in access to justice, Avi prides himself on providing legal advice using technology to facilitate meetings and the provision of legal services.
Avi is currently an associate lawyer at a Toronto based boutique law firm.