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1390 Clyde Ave, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, K2G 3H9


Office Hours: Mon-Friday (09.00am - 05.30pm.)

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J. Paul Francis | Senior Partner

B.A. (Hons), LL.B.

The son of the late Lloyd and Margery Francis, Paul Francis founded Francis Lawyers in 1974 and continues the practice to this very day. His practice consists of real estate, corporate and commercial law, as well as wills and estate administration.

Paul obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Toronto and his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

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Marie-Luise Francis | Senior Partner

B.A. (Hons), LL.B.

Marie joined Francis Lawyers in 1988, after a successful career as a French and German language Teacher. She currently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner, with a practice focused on family law, real estate, and wills and estates administration.

Marie obtained a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Languages and Literature from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.

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Farhad Mehr | Managing Partner

LL.L., JD.

Farhad Mehr joined Francis Lawyers in 2013. As a litigator, Farhad prides himself on the results he provides to clients. His varied and wide-ranging practice includes civil, construction liens, commercial/franchise, estate, and family litigation.

Farhad graduated from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law with a combined degree in Civil and Common Law. Farhad also completed his Certificate in Arbitration from Penn State Law (The Dickinson School of Law) in conjunction with McGill University.

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Baljinder Kaur Basi

Baljinder Kaur Basi | Associate

LL.B. (Hons).

Prior to her call to the Bar in Canada, Baljinder was a fully qualified solicitor in England, and continues to be a member in good standing with the Law Society of England & Wales.

Baljinder completed her law degree from De Montfort University in Leicester, England, and her Legal Practice Court from the University of Central England Law School.

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Anna Katyk | Associate

B.A. (Hons), J.D.

Anna joined Francis Mehr LLP in 2019. She practices litigation, specifically commercial disputes, real estate litigation, partnership disputes, domestic and international arbitration, landlord and tenant matters, as well as matters under the Libel and Slander Act.

Anna has a Bachelor with Honours degree in Philosophy and in English from York University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, English Common Law Section.

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