Milena was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2011. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Law Association and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Milena obtained her common law degree, a Doctor of Laws (J.D.), from the Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to that, she earned her civil law degree (L.LL.) from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec.
Even as a child, Milena was a passionate puzzle solver. Today she loves nothing more than to find creative ways of resolving complex legal issues that her clients bring to her law firm, Cardinal Law. Cardinal Law specializes in three main areas: real estate, corporate (including farms) and legacy planning.
Milena and her team strive to approach the law differently. Paperless, efficient, available, approachable, tech-savvy, creative, human, this firm prides itself on shaking up the legal world and its traditions.
As a private real estate investor herself, Milena is well versed in real estate, from its legal to its business aspects. She has combined these joint interests to venture into the intricate world of private lending.
Milena is known for the care she provides to her clients and her focus on surpassing their expectations.
When she finds a spare moment to herself, Milena loves to spend time with her children, host dinner parties and play board games.
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Michelle started with Cardinal Law in early 2014 as a receptionist and shortly after she promoted to Office Manager.
Michelle works incredibly hard each and every day to keep our office thriving. She is responsible for all of our day-to-day operations such as book-keeping, scheduling, infrastructure projects, accounting and making sure our team is taken care of. Michelle loves helping people and is able to nurture this passion by helping our clients plan for their futures through her role as the Wills and Estates Planning Law Clerk.
In her spare time Michelle also gives back to our community by sitting on the board of directors for the Ghost Walk for Charity in Cornwall.
Michelle has been living in Cornwall and the surrounding area for the past 25 years and she is fluently bilingual
Senior Executive Assistant
June joined the team at Cardinal Law as our Receptionist in early 2015. Her role at Cardinal Law is diverse. June maintains the schedules for everyone at Cardinal Law, organizes conferences, prepares files, handles the phones, and is a key contributor to many of the projects undertaken at the firm.
June is compassionate, friendly and genuinely interested in creating and nurturing relationships with our clients.
Before coming on board at Cardinal Law, June gained over 30 years of experience in office administration.
In addition to being fluently bilingual, June was born and raised in the Cornwall area.
Corporate and Business Law Clerk
Legal Innovation & Chief Privacy Officer
Kayla joined the team in 2018 and quickly took on many roles. She is not only our Corporate and Business Law Clerk but is also our Legal Innovations Officer and Chief Privacy Officer.
Kayla is exceptionally well suited to assist our corporate clients as she has a college diploma in business, 8 years of experience in finance and 16 years experience in client based customer care.
On top of all that, Kayla is our in house "techie". She is dedicated to keeping us ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative technology and is always looking for new ways to better serve our clients in the digital age.
Kayla is friendly, knowledgeable, approachable and dedicated to her clients. She grew up in Long Sault and has lived in the area her entire life.
Real Estate Law Clerk
Tammy joined the team in the Summer of 2020, bringing with her valuable knowledge and expertise about the mortgage process from her previous career in the financial industry. This experience has helped her settle into her new role as our Real Estate Law Clerk with ease.
Tammy is dedicated to her clients and goes above and beyond each day to provide them with a seamless experience and ensure they are informed and satisfied throughout their transaction.
Tammy grew up in Valleyfield, Quebec and has been living in Cornwall for the past 23 years she is fluent in both English and French.
Real Estate Administrative Clerk
Grace is the newest member of the Cardinal Law team, fresh out of college with a business diploma and eager to learn and gain some experience, which we will give her in spades.
Grace enjoys working herself out of a job by completing tasks quickly and efficiently, while always maintaining her calm, happy demeanor. She is definitely a busy bee and everyone loves to add to her to do list, which she always conquers, despite having only been with us for a short period of time.
Grace grew up in Carleton Place but relocated to be closer to her boyfriend, Andy. She loves spending time with her puppy, Millie and go for boat rides with Andy.
Grace wanted to be a lawyer growing up but moved away from that plan to pursue business. Her mom finds it ironic that she is now working at a law firm, bridging the gap between both interests.
We look forward to seeing her grow and build with us!