Karen Kotansky (not practicing)
is one of those people who is so organized that you might wonder if she
has a secret twin getting things done while she
At Gelman and Associates, Karen
is responsible for all the day to day operations of the firm.
Before she joined Gelman and Associates, she worked at Lawpro, which is the Law Society of Upper Canada's professional liability company.
While there, she acted as Secretary of the Board, answering legal questions about the insurance program, and she helped launch the Customer Service Department.
Eventually, she became manager of the department, recruiting and training all of the staff members and overseeing the operations of the entire department which handled more than 100,000 calls and queries every year.
Sounds exhausting, doesn't it?
But nothing stops Karen
At the same time that she held her demanding job at Lawpro, she worked with the Treasurer and Benchers of the Law Society to help make confidential decisions about the future of Ontario Lawyers.
even helped draft the current Professional Liability policy that the 25,000+ lawyers in Ontario must adhere to.
isn't a very interesting person, we beg to differ.
Besides staying dedicated to her clients at Gelman, she is raising three children and is the General Manager of her son's hockey team.
What better person for this job, which involves keeping both the kids and parents happy while organizing the games, ice rinks, and tournaments? (We're convinced that Karen must have studied juggling at some point.) Besides those obligations, Karen is vice-president of the Hatikvah Chapter of Hadassh-WIZO, an organization that raises funds for women and children in need.
Karen graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992 and called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994.
Prior to that, she
majored in psychology.
does not practice law at the firm, she
has a keen understanding of the dynamics of these cases, and the clients, which assist her
in handling all the intense situation at the firm She
has a keen understanding of the dynamics of these cases and is a "get the job done" kind of lawyer.