At Fogelman Law, we understand that your family law matter is the most important thing in your life.
We are known for our strategic yet practical, result-oriented approach to family law problems, and for tailoring our approach to fit each client’s preferences. Our goal is to find the best resolution for you in your situation.
We advise clients on all aspects of family law. While our preference is to negotiate a resolution out of court, when the case demands it, we are experienced and well respected litigators at all levels of court in Ontario.
We have vast experience with complex financial and or parenting disputes. We are also skillful and meticulous drafters of marriage and cohabitation agreements.
“We respect your time and your needs.”
Herschel Fogelman, founder and principal of Fogelman Law, is a highly respected family law advocate, mediator, arbitrator, and educator.
Herschel has been a Best Lawyer in Canada for Family Law since this ranking began, and is now recognized in the new category of Family Mediation. Herschel is Lexpert-listed, and has also been recognized for legal excellence by international legal research agency Chambers and Partners.
In addition to his sought-after advocacy, mediation, and arbitration services, Herschel pioneered Customized Case Management™, which enables clients and counsel to choose and direct a process and timetable that’s right for their needs.
Herschel’s perspective and experience has been refined over thousands of family law cases, first at a mid-sized Toronto firm, and then at Fogelman Law.
Herschel’s career-long focus on family law has yielded many firsts, including an early pursuit of mediation as an effective and efficient alternative to a day in court.
Herschel is one of Ontario’s most sought-after and respected family law mediators and arbitrators, and is called on to mediate and arbitrate the most challenging family law matters.
He is known for developing creative yet practical solutions to family law problems, and is in frequent demand as a lecturer and educator on effective mediation and arbitration for family law problems.
Having successfully mediated thousands of family law cases, Herschel knows how to foster an environment where resolution is possible.
As an advocate, Herschel appreciates that where a negotiated settlement isn’t possible, litigation may be inevitable, and he is an experienced litigator before all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal.
“Resolution is our goal.”
James Porter is an associate at Fogelman Law, and has practiced family law exclusively since his call to the Ontario bar in 2016.
James graduated from the University of King’s College in 2010 with a degree in Political Science and History. He obtained his law degree from Queen’s University in 2015.
While studying at Queen’s Law, James served as a Caseworker at the Queen’s Business Law Clinic, and earned a certificate in International Business Law. He completed the Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice in 2020.
James has experience representing clients from all walks of life. He began his career representing legal aid clients in one of the GTA’s most underserved communities. When James relocated to Toronto a few years later, he joined a leading family law boutique which specializes in representing high-net-worth clients.
James is a passionate and effective advocate. He is a strong litigator who appears frequently before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. James also appreciates the value of negotiation and mediation, and aims to settle cases out of court where possible.
When not at work, James is an avid chess player, runner, and Toronto Raptors fan.
“We’ll help you focus on what’s important.”
Lauren Daneman is an associate at Fogelman Law. Prior to her call, Lauren articled with a leading full-service law firm in Ottawa. Lauren was called to the Ontario bar in 2017, and relocated her practice to Toronto shortly thereafter.
Lauren previously practised family law in a mid-size, full-service Toronto law firm. This experience gave Lauren a valuable perspective on the many legal issues that impact family law matters, including real estate, corporate law, and tax and estates.
Lauren completed the Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice, among other professional development programs.
Lauren has experience representing clients in complex custody, access, property, and inter-jurisdictional matters. Lauren also advises clients on pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and assists with wills and estate planning after separation.
Lauren is experienced with alternative dispute resolution as an efficient and cost-effective alternative to litigation. When litigation is required or preferred, Lauren has experience in all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Justice, The Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Outside her legal life, Lauren has a passion for good food, travel, and classic literature.