Teodora is an associate in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, which she joined after summering and articling with the firm. She is developing a broad civil and commercial litigation practice. She assists on a range of matters, including debtor and creditor disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency issues, and negligence claims. Teodora appreciates the importance of understanding each client’s individual needs, and provides customized services to ensure that each client’s goals are accomplished effectively and efficiently.
Teodora completed her JD at the University of Western Ontario, where she was the Student Coordinator for the Dispute Resolution Centre and Vice-President of Student Affairs for the Student Legal Society. Prior to entering law school, Teodora earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour from McMaster University. Teodora is fluent in Serbo-Croatian and proficient in French. When she is not practicing law, her interests include reading Dan Brown novels, watching crime dramas, and organizing wine and cheese tastings for her friends.
OCTOBER 02 2020
A Primer on CRA’s Collection Powers and its Effect on Secured and Unsecured Creditors
The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has several collection powers under the Income Tax Act(“ITA”) and the Excise Tax Act (“ETA”) to ensure the remittance of taxes. When taxes are not remitted, the CRA has an arsenal of collection tools including the deemed trust, garnishment, and certification of tax debts with the Federal Court to obtain a judgment. These remedies have different impacts on secured creditors and unsecured (judgment) creditors. They are also treated differently in a bankruptcy situation, with some of the remedies maintaining Crown priority and others losing priority status. It is important to understand the distinctions between the collection mechanisms and how they operate under the ITA and the ETA in order to advise secured and unsecured creditors or lenders working with individuals who have a tax debt. This article examines each of the collection mechanisms and attempts to clarify the distinctions between them.
DECEMBER 12 2019
Amendments to Canadian Insolvency Statutes: BIA and CCAA
The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) ("BIA") and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) ("CCAA") comprise the statutory framework for individual and corporate insolvencies, restructuring, and bankruptcies in Canada. On November 1, 2019, the BIA and CCAA (the "Acts") were both amended to achieve better accountability and transparency in insolvency proceedings...
- Western University, J.D. 2019 (With Distinction)
- McMaster University, Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, 2016 (Summa Cum Laude)
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History