Meet Our Authors

Many legal professionals have contributed to the By Lawyers’ publications, all helping to ensure the content is accurate and practical, and updated regularly to reflect changes in legislation, practice and procedure. Our subscribers can be confident that they have ready access to the latest and most practical commentary on the law and that they are working with the latest precedents and forms.

Meet some of our contributors.

Alexandra Carr

Alexandra Carr is a partner at Lenkinski, Hooper & Carr LLP, in Toronto, Ontario in Canada, Alex has a broad practice in all areas of family law, including high-conflict parenting issues and complex financial matters. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers with experience in jurisdictional issues and Hague convention cases. She is a strategic litigator, who has successfully represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario. Wherever possible, she strives to resolve family conflicts out of court through negotiation and alternative methods of dispute resolution.

Alex contributed to the Family Law publications.

Nancy Sarmento Barkhordari

Nancy received her Juris Doctor (J.D) from Osgoode Hall Law and works as an associate lawyer at Gosai Law. She has a special interest in crown liability and is involved in interesting and notable cases involving class action litigation and solicitor’s negligence. See Johnson v. Ontario, 2021 ONCA 443, Johnson v. Ontario 2021 ONCA 650, and Reddock v. Canada (Attorney General), 2021 ONSC 6013. Nancy is the sitting CPD Liaison for the OBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division, is part of the OBA’s Class Action Group and Civil Litigation Group and sits on the interventions committee at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Nancy contributed to the Litigation publications.

NnaEmeka Anozie

Emeka holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa, where he undertook intensive research in international economic law. He is licensed to practice law in Ontario and Nigeria. He is experienced in risk management, corporate law, legal analysis, and legal drafting.

Emeka contributed to the Corporate, Wills and Estates publications.

Zakir Khalid Ahmed Mir

Zakir is a corporate attorney with experience in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). His specialty is contract law, corporate law and structure, legal documentation, Civil Law, and Immigration. He currently works with clients in Canada and the US and has offices in Toronto, Canada and Manama, Bahrain.

Zakir contributed to the Business Law publications.

Udani Perera

Udani is the Principal Lawyer and Founder of Perera Legal Group (“PLG”). Udani is licenced to practice law in Alberta and Ontario. Udani holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the Faculty of Law of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Society from York University in Toronto, Ontario. Udani practices in the areas of litigation with a focus immigration and family law matters.

Udani contributed to the Family Law publications.

David Byon

David maintains a busy real estate and property law practice. Based in Ontario David works with clients to navigate the potential pitfalls that can be found in real estate law. He regularly acts for first-home buyers, moms and dads, investors and developers.

David contributed to the Sale And Purchase Of Real Estate publication.

Guy Dawson


A general practice lawyer for 50 years, Guy is also widely experienced in business and the co-founder of By Lawyers Global Publishing. As the original author of many By Lawyers publications, Guy is a widely read legal author in Australia and the United Kingdom and he maintains an active oversight of all By Lawyers publications. Guy’s extensive legal and commercial experience is reflected in the practical, client-oriented focus that is the hallmark of By Lawyers.

Guy has read, written and collaborated on every Canadian publication.

Danni Larney


Danni developed her management and communications skills in merchant banking and journalism before co-founding By Lawyers Global Publishing. Apart from being a ground-breaking online publisher, she is also a talented legal author. Danni holds a Master of Business Administration as well as her conveyancing licence, and she is a third-year law student. She has also managed a busy legal practice - an experience that drives her desire to make the practice of law more enjoyable.

Danni has worked closely with Canadian authors on publications in Family Law, Wills, Powers and Estates, Business, and Practice Management.

Kate Eason


Kate has extensive experience as a property lawyer. Kate is passionate about delivering industry leading content for law firms. Publications she has contributed to include Conveyancing, Mortgages, Leases, Wills, and Estates.

Paul Maher


Paul’s experience working in small law firms helps him to bring a practical focus to his role at By Lawyers. Paul is focused on the needs of the profession. The publications Paul has contributed to include Family Law, Sale and Purchase of Business, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Estates.

Doug Dawson


Before joining the By Lawyers team Doug practiced as a litigation, commercial, and property lawyer. Client focussed and practical, Doug has contributed to several publications including Companies, Trusts, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Civil Litigation.

Sigrid Neumueller


Sigrid is a highly experienced practitioner, particularly in the areas of dispute resolution, financial regulation, banking, and insurance. With a strong focus on communication and plain language drafting, Sigrid ensures that publications are accessible to everyone in a firm.

The publications Sigrid has contributed to include Conveyancing, Leasing, Mortgage, and Civil Litigation.