Children

  • Child Support
  • Custody/Access
  • Parenting Plans
  • Decision Making
  • Living Arrangements
  • Higher Education

Contracts + Agreements

  • Domestic
  • Cohabitation / Prenups
  • Marriage
  • Separation
  • Paternity
  • Revisions

Property + Business

  • Family Enterprises
  • Property Division
  • Property Sharing
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Valuations
  • Equalization

Spouses + Partners

  • Spousal Support
  • Partners
  • Common Law Relationships
  • Post Separation Changes
  • Divorce + Grey Divorce
  • Remarriage

About Lorisa Stein MA, JD


Lorisa focuses her practice on helping her professional and business family clients negotiate private domestic contracts out of court whether cohabiting, marrying, or separating.

For her business family clients, Lorisa addresses the risks at each stage of a client’s personal journey and the potential future impact on their complex businesses matters should a breakdown of the domestic relationship occur. She offers entrepreneurs the collaborative dispute resolution process where each spouse’s voice is heard, sensitive matters are discussed, and information is shared to cooperatively develop a mutually beneficial result for the family.

Lorisa combines her extensive knowledge and skills as a senior lawyer, policy advisor, work place investigator, and cross-cultural conflict management experience to develop durable legal resolutions that are right for each family. With a solid understanding of each family’s unique circumstances and how those interests may intersect with the viability of business, she calmly guides with a firm hand to efficiently and constructively assist on many levels.

Clients Say:


"I now understand the value of having a family law lawyer develop the separation agreement. It is comprehensive, practical, and tailored to my family and our business. We can continue to work together while our personal lives remain private."

"Your kindness conveying a tough but necessary message was much appreciated. I will keep in touch as situations arise for which I need your expertise."

"Thank you for your incredible wisdom. It’s like you understand my world and the advice I need to not only survive, but also thrive."

"You asked me excellent questions to help me think about my own future needs."

"You not only understand the pressures I face, you were able to beautifully simplify my needs once we separate."

"You provided an excellent and accurate digest of how we could collaborate to develop a custom family contract. The experience was tough at times and the result was worth it."

"You more than met my expectations resolving all matters collaboratively. You spoke to me with respect and without judgment. Most importantly, you believed in me."

"Your careful explanations of the law gave me strength. I understand my legal rights and obligations to my family. I am thankful that I turned to you for help."

"In our confidential sessions, you helped me gain the perspective for where I have been and opened my eyes to possibilities which may lie ahead. Thank you."

"Your legal advice and steady hand were invaluable to me. I felt safe in this divorce minefield with you. Your strategic guidance, quick response time, and reasonable cost was the recipe for my success."

"My business continues to thrive through our separation. Keeping the business thriving and my family properly supported after separation was brilliant!"

"The collaborative process kept us honest with each other. Our child arrangement was designed for us and works for our family. The kids are safe and the smiles are back on their faces. Thank you Lorisa."

"You’re a strong advocate. You listened to what I and my children needed. You achieved it for us in an efficient and cost effective manner."

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Lorisa Stein is willing to travel to accommodate scheduled negotiations. Her home office is in the GTA.

Using the TTC? From the Osgoode Station, exit from the southeast corner and it’s a short walk to York and Adelaide Streets. My office is on the northeast corner, 150 York St, Suite 800.

Driving? We are south one block from Toronto City Hall. There is parking under my building. You can enter the parking from Adelaide Street just east of University Avenue or off York Street, just north of Adelaide Street.

Arriving from the GO train? Get off at Union Station and come north up York Street to Adelaide Street. My office is on the northeast corner, 150 York St, Suite 800. It’s about a 12 minute walk or short taxi ride.