About Us

Our History

Established in 2009, Tenenbaum and Solomon was formed as a continuation of the established practice of Alan Luftspring after his retirement. In January 2019 the law practice of Jack Zwicker was continued at the firm. Jack will continue his practice as a Deputy Judge and mediator.

Led by two tenured lawyers, Samantha Solomon and Sheldon Tenenbaum the firm currently serves clients in real estate, lending, family, small business, franchising, wills, and estates; and civil litigation. Sheldon Tenenbaum provides services to Legal Aid clients in family law matters. In 2019 Tenenbaum and Solomon endured the loss of Maria Kazandji, a long-time student volunteer and later an associate lawyer to a major commercial real estate brokerage. Sarah Backa, a law clerk of exceptional ability is now working at a child protection agency in northern Ontario. Hanan Faroun, a talented real estate clerk, is now employed at a law firm specializing in private mortgages.

The 2020 pandemic saw further changes including the use of a home office in north Toronto and the joining of Andrew Berk, an experienced real estate and commercial solicitor, as counsel. Heather Barker joined us as a legal assistant and Michelle McInnis rejoined us as a real estate clerk. Ashley Purdy, an experienced real estate clerk works with us remotely.

Our Values

We don’t gouge. Fees are based on time spent, insurance risk and results achieved. We try to be part of your solution, not another problem, by reviewing budgets and suggesting ways to reduce costs. We recognize and understand the anxiety around legal fees.
We want to help. Almost a third of each day is spent providing referrals and general information (without charge) to people ranging from mothers on social assistance to commercial real estate lenders.

If You want to meet with us, you can schedule a one hour consult at a cost of $250 + hst that is waived for persons on social assistance or with a valid LAO certificate.
Our referral network includes the in office assistance of an experienced chartered accountant, Edward Friedman and a licenced paralegal, Stephen Ding.

Contact our team today for a no obligation conversation about your matter.

Samantha Solomon, Partner

Samantha was born in 1973 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She moved to Calgary in 1986. After completing her LL.B.(University of Western Australia) in 1999 and LL.M (Osgoode) in 2008 she worked at Fraser Milner Casgrain in Calgary until locating to Toronto in 2002. Called to Alberta (2001) and Ontario (2004) Bars, she has worked for a leading title insurance company and currently practices in the areas of Real Estate, Small Business and Wills and Estates

Sheldon Tenenbaum, Partner

Sheldon was born in 1962 in Toronto, where he has lived since. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto (1984) and a Bachelor of Laws fom Queen’s University (1987). Since his call to the Ontario Bar in 1989 he has worked in a variety of small law firms and businesses. Sheldon continues his practice as a general practitioner at Tenenbaum & Solomon practicing primarily in the areas of Family Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, and Criminal (Mental Health). He accepts Legal Aid Ontario clients.

Andrew Berk, Partner

Client Testimonials

He’s a great person and a great lawyer he helped me when no one else could and he wasn’t asking for money every second sentence like other lawyers out there. He cared about my case and saved my house and my life and I will always be grateful for what he did.

Tom Somerville – Google Review

Great law firm!

Arya A – Google Review

Experienced, and Knowledgeable lawyers.

Fadi Kazandji – Google Review