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Ron is the Principal lawyer at LeClair and Associates, specializing exclusively in management side Labour and Employment Law. Ron assists various private and public sector clients with the full range of workplace legal issues. He is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer on many labour and employment law topics.
Whether it involves a unionized or non-unionized working environment, Ron works with employers to successfully manage the various workplace issues they are confronted with. Through providing strategic advice, ensuring compliance with constantly evolving workplace laws and representing employers at mediation, arbitration, tribunal hearings, administrative proceedings or in court, Ron’s primary objective is to ensure that the employer’s overarching organizational goals are met. Ron’s approach is to support the employer’s strategic objectives by addressing legal issues – and maximizing available legal options – as part of the larger goal of achieving organizational vibrancy and success.
Nic is a dual qualified lawyer, who enjoyed a successful partnership at one of South Africa’s largest law firms, before continuing his legal career in Canada.
With a decade of devoted focus to the management side of labour and employment law, Nic provides pragmatic and cost-effective counsel to Executives and HR Professionals across a variety of sectors – including in the automotive, chemical, construction, education, healthcare, manufacturing, municipal, steel, retail, tech and transport industries.
Nic continues to successfully advocate contentious litigation disputes across both unionised and non-unionised environments, and considers every client's business an extension of our own.
Outside of work, Nic can be found with his family or cycling around the city.
Ritesh has dedicated his working career to exploring how technology could be used to co-create public safety and trust between our communities and public institutions. He started an eight-year career within policing which involved two police agencies within Canada along with several international assignments. He co-led the creation of the Cyber-Crimes unit and the Research and Innovation portfolio focusing on digital transformation. Ritesh then transitioned to the Private sector where he worked with different Fortune 500 Tech companies on global projects related to Cyber Security, Investigations and Next-Generation IoT applications for Smart Cities projects.
In 2018, Ritesh was selected by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government for their Emerging Leaders Executive Program. In 2017, he completed an MBA with distinction from the University of Edinburgh with an exchange at Peking University in Beijing, China. He also holds a BBA from the University of Toronto. Ritesh is also currently in the process of completing his J.D.
Ritesh has had the privilege of working and presenting around the world including the World Internet Conference in China, the training academy for the Jamaican Constabulary Force, Intersec in Dubai, the Major City Chiefs/FBI National Executive Institute Conference, NATO sponsored Cyber-Security Conference in North Macedonia and several other events in the Middle East, North America and Europe.
Ritesh has written several articles for the Financial Times, the Economist and several other publications. He also frequently appears in mainstream media as a subject matter expert on tech and cyber related stories.
Terra Leibold is the Office Manager for LeClair & Associates. Her career in the legal industry started in 2002 as a paralegal, but her natural business and marketing sense has equipped her to oversee the general management of the firm, which includes office management, human resources, technology and information systems, and accounting. She finds motivation in providing the firm with the tools and resources it requires to be successful.
In her spare time she enjoys camping with her husband and children, spending time with friends and family, running, hiking, biking, and volunteering in her community.
Natalya Volkova is a Legal Assistant at LeClair & Associates. She provides legal and administrative support to our team, including drafting and preparing legal documents for use in courts and administrative tribunal proceedings, communications and strategic file management.
She has always been interested in the legal profession. She started to study law in her home country and after moving to Canada continued to pursue her legal career. After obtaining her Ontario Law Clerk Diploma, she enrolled in a Paralegal Program with a view to practicing as a licensed paralegal in the Labour and Employment law field.
In her spare time, Natalya enjoys playing squash and learning to play piano.
Lucas is a student-at-law who started working at LeClair and Associates during the summer of 2019. He is passionate about the multifaceted landscape of management and the legal elements intrinsic to navigating it. An avid and accomplished hockey player, Lucas now enjoys playing recreationally. His other interests include reading novels, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.