Anisha Bhardwaj

Associate

Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2020

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Anisha is a critical thinker and strategic advocate. She advises on complex litigation matters, navigating all avenues to resolve disputes. Clients appreciate her compassionate communication, collaborative approach and thorough understanding of their business objectives.

Anisha is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. She has a general commercial litigation practice that includes contractual disputes, professional liability, economic torts and appeals. She represents clients across a number of industries, such as real estate, commercial leasing, construction, employment and municipal. Anisha has appeared before various levels of Ontario courts and administrative tribunals.

Awards & Recognition

  • Student Recognition Award, South Asian Bar Association, 2019
  • Lysaght & Stewart Scholar Award, Windsor Law

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Planning Committee Member, Women Lawyers' Symposium, March 2023
  • Board of Directors, South Asian Bar Association
  • Member-at-Large, Young Lawyers Division, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society

Community Involvement

  • Mock Judge, Windsor Law Transnational Moot Competition, March 2022
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Pro Bono Ontario

Representative Matters

Obtained a Certificate of Pending Litigation in an action involving the breach of an oral agreement: George v. Mathew, 2024 ONSC 745.

Represented a fintech company and several of its directors on a Rule 21 motion to strike claims for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, conversion, breach of the Competition Act and intentional infliction of mental harm in Ramirez v. Ledn Inc. 2023 ONSC 3716.

Obtained default judgment in favour of a leading property management company in a commercial leasing dispute in 175 Bloor Street East Inc. v. Dakin West Inc., 2023 ONSC 5155.

Obtained a certificate of pending litigation in an action involving breach of a letter agreement: Halbouni v. El-Turk, 2022 ONSC 6234.

Represented a municipality on an application for the transfer of land from the Crown to the municipality under the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 S.O. 2015 c. 38.

Obtained an order recognizing and enforcing a judgment of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Ontario under the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act, RSO 1990, c R.5.

Selected Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Building a Book of Business from the Ground Up,” SABA Toronto’s Annual Symposium, March 2024.

Panelist, Legal Panel, Windsor Law Career Fair, March 2024.

Panelist, “Making Mentorship Matter: Can it Break Down Systemic Barriers?” City of Toronto, May 2023.

Panelist, Legal Career Panel, Girls E-Mentorship, May 2021.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "Key Takeaways From 2023 Appellate Decisions," Aird & Berlis LLP Litigation Bulletin, March 1, 2024.

Co-Author, "Depp v. Heard: What if This Lawsuit Had Been Commenced in Ontario?" Aird & Berlis LLP, November 29, 2023.

Co-Author, "Key Takeaways From 2022 Appellate Decisions," Aird & Berlis LLP, March 9, 2023.

Education

  • JD, University of Windsor, 2019
  • BA (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2015