Practice Highlights

George is a partner with Thomson, Rogers, and his practice is devoted to litigation with an emphasis on matrimonial litigation and matters involving commercial disputes.

George has co-authored a number of articles for use in continuing legal education seminars and is a regular contributor speaker at continuing legal education seminars having spoken at seminars conducted by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the National Judicial Institute, Osgoode Professional Development and the Advocates’ Society. George is the co-chair of the “Complex Issues” series of conferences held by Osgoode Professional Development related to complex issues in Family Law.

George has the honour of having been selected by his peers to be published in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2016 as a leading practitioner in the field of family law, been selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in Canada” listing in the field of Family Law and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

 Practice Areas

  • Matrimonial Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • General Litigation

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (2000)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • 2016 LEXPERT Ranked Lawyer
  • 2017 Listed in Best Lawyers Canada
  • The Ontario Bar Association
  • The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The International Academy of Family Lawyers

Additional Information

*George Karahotzitis Law Professional Corporation

 

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    • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

      August 10, 2016

      Published annually by Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in Canada is one of the country’s most highly regarded legal directories. Inclusion is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey and a thorough authentication process. We are proud to announce that the following 14 lawyers from Thomson, Rogers were selected for inclusion in 11th Edition of The Best … Continued
    • Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

      August 24, 2015

      Published annually by Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in Canada is one of the country’s most highly regarded legal directories. Inclusion is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey and a thorough authentication process. We are proud to announce that the following 14 lawyers from Thomson, Rogers were selected for inclusion in the 10th Edition of The … Continued
    • 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory Rankings

      We are proud to have 14 of our lawyers selected as leading practitioners in their field.

      Each year Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory sends out a survey to all lawyers across the country asking who they would recommend as leaders in their respective field. Thomson, Rogers is proud to announce that 14 of our lawyers have been selected as Leading Practitioners for 2015. Congratulations to: Roger T. Beaman – Repeatedly Recommended in Property Development … Continued
    • Imputing Income: An art or a science?

      Law Society of Upper Canada | Advanced Issues in Spousal Support | September 30, 2016

      “Imputed income matters. The reason why income had to be imputed matters.”1 The imputation of income is a determination of fact, not a guess or a provisional amount while waiting for better disclosure or further review.2 While the goal of the Child Support Guidelines is to maximize objectivity, predictability and consistency, Section 19(1) is one of … Continued
    • Issues of Privilege in Evidence for Family Proceedings

      Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Evidence in Family Proceedings | Osgoode Professional Development | May 9, 2016

      As our Court of Appeal stated in National Post v. Canada, “privilege” is an exception to the fundamental proposition that everyone has a general duty to give evidence relevant to a matter before the Courts. A privilege is recognized only where required by an overriding societal interest.[1] Claims of privilege are concerned with different types … Continued
    • Family Law Pleadings

      10th Annual Family Law Summit | April 12, 2016

      Proper pleadings are essential in all litigation, including family law litigation. Pleadings define the matters in issue and the scope of disclosure and questioning under the Family Law Rules.  The pleading is one of the most important documents that will be prepared yet the art of a carefully and properly drafted pleading is becoming a … Continued
    • Conversation Between Judge and Counsel

      Osgoode Professional Development | March 4. 2015

    • The Comprehensive Guide to Handling a Family Law Case

      Osgoode Professional Development program | October 2, 2014

    • Family Law Toolkit

      The Law Society of Upper Canada | September 9, 2014

    • 3rd Annual Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Property and Equalization

      Chair of Program | April 14, 2014

    • 3rd Annual Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Child and Spousal Support

      The Law Society of Upper Canada | Chair of Program | October 7, 2013

    • 2nd Annual Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Property and Equalization

      The Law Society of Upper Canada | Chair of Program | June 5, 2013

    • Conduct of the Family Law Motion

      The Advocates' Society | April 3, 2013

    • Property Issues in Family Law

      The Law Society of Upper Canada | March 20, 2013

      Many claim that Kerr v. Baranow invented a new claim and established the “joint family venture” as a way of proving unjust enrichment. There is nothing new about the notion of a joint family venture in which both parties contribute to their overall accumulation of wealth. View PDF of presentation.
    • Effective Strategies and Best Practices (Demonstrations: Effective Examination and Cross-Examination of a Pension Actuary)

      Experts in Family Law Proceedings | December 11, 2012

    • Property Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law

      Co-Contributor of a Chapter in the Publication | June 06, 2012

    • Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Child and Spousal Support

      The Law Society of Upper Canada | Co-Chair of Program | September 26, 2011

    • Spousal Support: Variation, Retroactive Claims and Income Fluctuations

      Osgoode Professional Development program "Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Child and Spousal Support" | September 26, 2011

      This paper addresses three issues related to spousal support. First, various arguments that may be advanced on an application to vary the terms of an agreement related to spousal support that have been incorporated into a court order, where the agreement and court order contain a threshold for a variation of those terms other than … Continued
    • New Lawyer Practice Series Family Law

      The Law Society of Upper Canada | September 21, 2011

    • Family Law Motions

      The Advocates’ Society | April 11, 2011

    • New Lawyer Practice Series Family Law

      The Law Society of Upper Canada | February 16, 2011

    • Family Law Boot Camp: Kicking it up a Notch

      OBA Institute 2011 | February 3-5, 2011

    • “Family Law: The Year in Review. Spousal Support – the Status of Spousal Support: Miglin v Tierney-Hynes”

      Family Law from Beginning to End | January 01, 2006