Maanit Zemel has over 13 years of experience in Internet law and commercial litigation, with particular expertise in Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), online defamation (cyberlibel) and reputation management. Maanit has successfully represented clients before all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Maanit’s advocacy experience and expertise earned her a position as a part-time member of the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board, where she acts in a quasi-judicial function, adjudicating disputes between residential landlords and tenants. In addition, Maanit teaches business law at the University of Toronto and at Ryerson University. Maanit is admitted to practice law in the Province of Ontario and in New York State.
Regularly consults and advises on CASL compliance for businesses, not-for-profit organizations and charities
Drafts CASL compliance policies for businesses, not-for-profit organizations and charities
Following are examples of some of Maanit's successes in court:
Obtained civil disclosure orders (Norwich Orders) resulting in identifying and prosecuting anonymous defendants in multiple online defamation cases (unreported)
Advocated on behalf of a victim of cyber-bullying for the criminal conviction and sentencing of her cyber-bully. This resulted in one of the first cases where a cyber-bully was sentenced to jail time in Canada. Click here to read the reasons for the 6 month jail sentence
Successfully obtained Norwich Orders and worldwide Mareva Injunctions in case involving multi-million dollar fraud (unreported)
Following are examples of some of Maanit's reported adjudicative decisions: