Maria Naimark



Tel: +1 437 225 5831


Bar Admissions:
Ontario, 2021
New York, 2018

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration
  • Class Action Defence
    • Advertising & Consumer Claims
    • Appellate Litigation
    • Commercial Disputes
    • Defamation Claims
    • Directors & Officers Liability
    • Leasing, Development & Management Disputes
    • Professional Negligence
    • Public Interest & Constitutional Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insolvency, Distressed Company & Creditor Disputes
  • Investigations & Regulatory Defence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Shareholder, Partnership & Securities Disputes

Maria has experience advising clients across a range of civil disputes, with a particular focus on commercial matters. She prides herself on creative and effective solutions to all facets of a client's issues.

Maria Naimark is an established civil litigator. Prior to joining Tyr, Maria practiced as a corporate litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.

In addition to the corporate commercial focus of her practice, Maria's diverse experience includes a legal internship at the United Nations, the representation of incarcerated people at disciplinary and appellate hearings while in law school, and participation in the editing of Law of Asylum in the United States. Throughout her career, she has also maintained an active pro bono practice, with a focus on LGBTQ+ asylum claims, gender-based violence, and community housing.

Maria clerked for the Ontario Court of Appeal from 2018-2019. She graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude in 2017. She speaks fluent Russian and Spanish, and is conversant in French and Hebrew.

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Baffinland Iron Mines LP and Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation v. Tower-EBC G.P./s.e.n.c. Bank of Nova Scotia Delayed Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Abscess Diageo GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. Entertainment Company Ignite International Brands (Canada) Ltd. v. Noya Cannabis Inc. Pregnancy Complication Professional Defamation Torstar Volkswagen Group of America Wrongful Death - Post-Operative Care
Community Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association, Civil Section Executive Committee member-at-large
  • Canadian Bar Association, Women Lawyers Forum Section Executive Committee member-at-large
  • Volunteer with Blind Roadrunners
Professional Affiliations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Lawyers' Association
  • Harvard University, JD (Cum Laude), 2017
  • McGill University, BA (Honours, With Highest Distinction), 2013