Meet Our Team

IN ALLISTON

Specializing in Family Law, Wills and Estates Law Shank Law was established in Alliston in 2008 and currently provides services in Family Law and Wills and Estates.

 

Shank Law believes in contributing to the community in which we live, work, and play. We are staunch supporters of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Matthew’s House, My Sister’s Place, the Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation, and the Rotary Club, among others.

“BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD”

ALLISTON & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – 2014

Roxanne C. Shank

Hons B.A., M.A., J.D.

Barrister, Solicitor, and Notary

I have extensive litigation experience, and have practiced in both family law and civil law at several full-service boutique firms in Toronto, Midland and Alcona. I see my role as a responsibility and a privilege. It really is a great blessing to be a part of the New Tec community, which embodies the best of small town and country. I have considerable experience assisting couples in achieving family law settlements via court proceedings, as well as by way of negotiated agreements.

 

I have appeared in the Barrie, Orangeville, Newmarket, Collingwood, Midland and Brampton courts. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto and have an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Brock University. I have completed Levels I and II of the Collaborative Law Training Program and am a member of Collaborative Practice, Simcoe County, and the Ontario Association for Family Mediators.

 

I am a member in good legal standing with the Law Society of Ontario; a panelled member with Legal Aid of Ontario; and a member of the Simcoe County Family Law Lawyers’ Association (SCFFLA), and the Simcoe County Lawyer’s Association (SCLA).

 

Within the local community, I am a member of the Rotary Club, and the Alliston Business Improvement Association (ABIA). I am part of the Alliston Quilting Corners Guild and the York Region Quilt Guild, and work with my friends in producing and donating quilts to women’s shelters, homeless shelters, veterans and other charities.

I have extensive litigation experience, and have practiced in both family law and civil law at several full-service boutique firms in Toronto, Midland and Alcona. I see my role as a responsibility and a privilege. It really is a great blessing to be a part of the New Tec community, which embodies the best of small town and country. I have considerable experience assisting couples in achieving family law settlements via court proceedings, as well as by way of negotiated agreements.

 

I have appeared in the Barrie, Orangeville, Newmarket, Collingwood, Midland and Brampton courts. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto and have an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Brock University. I have completed Levels I and II of the Collaborative Law Training Program and am a member of Collaborative Practice, Simcoe County, and the Ontario Association for Family Mediators.

 

I am a member in good legal standing with the Law Society of Ontario; a panelled member with Legal Aid of Ontario; and a member of the Simcoe County Family Law Lawyers’ Association (SCFFLA), and the Simcoe County Lawyer’s Association (SCLA).

 

Within the local community, I am a member of the Rotary Club, and the Alliston Business Improvement Association (ABIA). I am part of the Alliston Quilting Corners Guild and the York Region Quilt Guild, and work with my friends in producing and donating quilts to women’s shelters, homeless shelters, veterans and other charities.

Surekha Bhargavan

B.Com., LL.B., LL.M.

Barrister, Solicitor, and Notary

Shank Law Professional Corporation Is Pleased To Announce That Surekha Bhargavan Has Joined Our Team As Associate Lawyer

 

Shank Law Professional Corporation is pleased to announce that Surekha Bhargavan has joined our Alliston office as Associate Lawyer. Surekha spent the first part of her law career as a litigator in New Delhi practicing family law, employment law, personal injury law, civil litigation, residential tenancy claims and corporate law. Surekha has litigated in all levels of courts in Delhi including the Supreme Court of India, The High Court of Delhi, Districts Courts of Delhi and administrative boards like the Labour Commissioner’s office, Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Landlord-Tenant Tribunals etc. She also worked briefly with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (India) as Legal Consultant in prosecuting corporate frauds.

 

She is well-versed in oral and written advocacy. She is meticulous and resilient and adept at tactfully presenting a succinct narrative of the client’s legal issues. She conducts extensive legal research, prepares persuasive arguments supported by law and adopts a very resolution-oriented approach. She explores all ADR options thoroughly to save time and money for the client.

 

Surekha obtained her LL.B degree at the prestigious Delhi University and was enrolled as a lawyer with the Bar Council of Delhi in 2004. She practised law in Delhi for over 12 years before moving to Canada with her family in 2017. She was licensed with the Law Society of Ontario in 2020. She practices family law, wills & estate law, immigration law and Consent & Capacity Board work. She is fluent in Hindi and Malayalam and can understand Tamil, Punjabi, and Urdu very well.

 

Surekha is a voracious reader and in her leisure time she loves to read, go hiking with her husband and she enjoys playing Uno with her kids.

Shank Law Professional Corporation Is Pleased To Announce That Surekha Bhargavan Has Joined Our Team As Associate Lawyer

 

Shank Law Professional Corporation is pleased to announce that Surekha Bhargavan has joined our Alliston office as Associate Lawyer. Surekha spent the first part of her law career as a litigator in New Delhi practicing family law, employment law, personal injury law, civil litigation, residential tenancy claims and corporate law. Surekha has litigated in all levels of courts in Delhi including the Supreme Court of India, The High Court of Delhi, Districts Courts of Delhi and administrative boards like the Labour Commissioner’s office, Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Landlord-Tenant Tribunals etc. She also worked briefly with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (India) as Legal Consultant in prosecuting corporate frauds.

 

She is well-versed in oral and written advocacy. She is meticulous and resilient and adept at tactfully presenting a succinct narrative of the client’s legal issues. She conducts extensive legal research, prepares persuasive arguments supported by law and adopts a very resolution-oriented approach. She explores all ADR options thoroughly to save time and money for the client.

 

Surekha obtained her LL.B degree at the prestigious Delhi University and was enrolled as a lawyer with the Bar Council of Delhi in 2004. She practised law in Delhi for over 12 years before moving to Canada with her family in 2017. She was licensed with the Law Society of Ontario in 2020. She practices family law, wills & estate law, immigration law and Consent & Capacity Board work. She is fluent in Hindi and Malayalam and can understand Tamil, Punjabi, and Urdu very well.

 

Surekha is a voracious reader and in her leisure time she loves to read, go hiking with her husband and she enjoys playing Uno with her kids.

Lynn Young

Office Manager, Senior Law Clerk

I joined the ranks of Shank Law in February 2014. I previously held positions at a major financial institution and with a large logistics company. I perform several key roles at the firm, including Office Manager and Senior Law Clerk, and front-line Client Manager. I have many years of office experience and demonstrate exceptional client relationship and management skills. My strengths include a strong work ethic, great dedication and a willingness to help other members of the team.

 

I am passionate about helping families facing difficult times in their lives. I am kind hearted, and have a way of making clients feel comfortable and at ease. Clients regularly comment on my energetic, friendly nature.

 

I am very family oriented. I enjoy good old fashioned time with the family. I am also an active member at TNT Martial Arts in Alliston.

I joined the ranks of Shank Law in February 2014. I previously held positions at a major financial institution and with a large logistics company. I perform several key roles at the firm, including Office Manager and Senior Law Clerk, and front-line Client Manager. I have many years of office experience and demonstrate exceptional client relationship and management skills. My strengths include a strong work ethic, great dedication and a willingness to help other members of the team.

 

I am passionate about helping families facing difficult times in their lives. I am kind hearted, and have a way of making clients feel comfortable and at ease. Clients regularly comment on my energetic, friendly nature.

 

I am very family oriented. I enjoy good old fashioned time with the family. I am also an active member at TNT Martial Arts in Alliston.

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