Harinder S Gahir
Lawyer, Mediator & Arbitrator
Harinder Singh Gahir has been practicing law in Ontario since the year 2000. He is a former Vice-Chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (Ontario) and a former Chair of the Canada Pension/Old Age Security Review Tribunal.
His mediation background has taught him to resolve conflicts collaboratively, and where mediation is not an option, his adjudication and arbitration background has led him to make fair decisions for the stakeholders.
Harinder holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. In 2019, he completed his LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Harinder has successfully represented his clients before several tribunals including the Immigration & Refugee Board, Human Rights Tribunal, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and the Federal Court. His practice areas include Corporate & Commercial law, Commercial and Development Real Estate, Administrative Law, and complicated immigration cases.
Among his many community and professional activities, he has served as a Board member of Peel Law Association, President of Peel Multicultural Council and an Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section, Southern Alberta.
After getting call to the Bar, Harinder realized his law credentials could come in handy in serving his community. Since then, he has helped many by providing quality services and extending a helping hand to those in need. For Harinder, the meaning of success is the number of people he has been able to help during his career.
Harinder has been interviewed by many media outlets, including The Toronto Star, Calgary Herald, and Omni Television. Most interviews focused on his expert comments regarding immigration law changes in Canada and matters related to the South Asian community.
In his free time, Harinder likes to spend quality time with his family. In addition, he is an avid traveler and loves to explore new terrains.
Certifications and Achievements
- M. 2017-2019 Osgoode Professional Development
- The Advanced Certificate in Adjudication, Osgoode Professional Development & SOAR (2017-18)
- Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Osgoode Professional Development (2016)
- Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2015)
- Diploma in Adjudication, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2015)
- Certificate in Family Mediation, York University (2013)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution, York University (2013)
- Certificate in Communication for Professionals, University of Toronto (2011-12)
- Certificate in Negotiation; Osgoode Hall Law School (2012)
- Certificate in Adjudication, Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (2008)
- Chairperson Training (2005), National Roundtable on challenges of Chairing Hearings (2006) and Fair communication Training (2007), Office of Commissioner Review Tribunals
Professional Development Programs Attended
April 19, 2021 18th Real Estate Law Submit
May 19- 20, 2021 Mental Health for Legal Professional Submit
June 22, 2021 Litigating Contract Disputes
Jan 23, 2020 The Annotated Will 2020
July 16, 2020 Commercial Title Insurance- An introductory Review
Oct 19, 2020 17 Real Estate law Submit
Nov 16, 2020 Cultural Competence Skills- Key challenges for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Nov 17, 2020 Red Flags in the Current Real Estate Environment
Dec 04, 2020 Improvisation for Legal Professionals
Dec 07, 2020 Equity Diversity and Accommodation; Human Rights at Work
Jan 15 – Apr 09, 2020 Administration Law: Overview and Current Developments
March 21, 2020 Real Estate/Cyber Risks for Lawyers and Prevention
April 10-11, 2020 16th Real estate law submit 2019
April 29, 2020 Defamation law 2019: current issues+ Emerging trends
April 05-07, 2018 Osgoode – University Program in Administrative Law
April 18-19, 2018 15th Annual Real Estate Law Submit
June 4, 2018 Effective communication in the hearing room
Nov 15-17, 2018 Osgoode – University Program in Dispute Resolution
Jan 09-Mar 27, 2017 Osgoode – University Program in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Feb 15-16, 2017 Successful Advocacy in Tort and Personal Injury Mediations
March 2, 2017 Mastering the Art of Examining Witnesses
April 20-21, 2017 Advance Decision Writing
May 16, 2017 Difficult Conversations
Oct 02, 2017 Effective hearing management
Oct 17-18, 2017 LAT Decision Writing Workshop
Nov 05- 09, 2017 Osgoode – University Program in Transnational Litigation
Dec 04, 2017 Managing Evidentiary Challenges
Dec 05-09, 2021 Osgoode – The Theory and Practice of Dispute Resolution
April 06, 2016 Spot audits and Trust Accounting and Practice Review
April 20-21, 2016 13th Annual Real Estate Law Summit
July 10-16, 2016 37th Annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop
Nov 06-11, 2016 International Commercial Arbitration University Program
Nov 22, 2016 24th Annual Immigration Law Submit
April 22-23, 2015 12th Annual Real Estate Law Submit
Sep 17, 2015 Commercial Mortgage Transactions 2015
Nov 05, 2015 SOAR 2015 Annual Conference
Dec 03, 2015 Fast and Slow Thinking; Strategies and Tools to Enhance Decision Making
April 23-24, 2014 11th Annual Real Estate Law Summit
Sep 25, 2014 SLASTO Professional Development
Jan 08- Nov 07 2013 Mentor/Articling Principal/LPP
Jan 10- June 14, 2013 Program in Administrative Law
Oct 11, 2013 How Do We Know What We Think We Know? Facts In The Legal System
December 05, 2013 What the Defence Needs to Know Part XVI
December 17, 2013 Ethics In Adjudication- Looking into Tribunals and Regulatory Agencies
December 2013 Ethics In Adjudication- The Tribunal From Heaven
April 23- May 3, 2012 The Osgoode Certificate in Negotiation
Jan 27, 2011 Cross- Examination: Strategies For Success (Full Day)
April 01- Sep 12, 2011 Mentor/Coach/Articling Principal
June 09, 2011 What the Defence Needs to Know, Part XI- Three Hours of Ethics
Gordhan Ambwani has his independent law practice in Mississauga. He assists our clients in CPP disability appeals.
His main areas of practice are Disability Law, Civil Litigation and Family Law.
He may be reached at: 905-232-2515
Paljinder S. Mahaar joined Gahir & Associates in December 2021 as an associate lawyer. Before joining Gahir & Associates, Paljinder worked in boutique Personal Injury law firms in Toronto and Mississauga.
Since his call to the Bar in 2010, Paljinder regularly appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, FSCO and License Appeal Tribunal. He passionaltely represents clients before courts and tribunals.
Paljinder S. Mahaar is married and a loving “Daddy” to his two daughters.