Our Lawyers

Martin Z. Black


Mr. Black (Marty) has practised law in Ottawa for more than 38 years, with a focus and experienced perspective on:

  • residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, sales and financings
  • incorporations, shareholder agreements and buying and selling of businesses
  • land development, including subdivision and condominium registrations
  • joint ventures, partnerships and syndications
  • commercial leasing and enforcement of leases
  • wills, estates and estate litigation
  • mortgage enforcement matters
  • corporate and financial restructuring
  • bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial litigation
  • construction liens and other collections

Mr. Black served for four years as the Head of the Law Society of Ontario’s Insolvency (Creditor / Debtor Rights) Section of the Bar Admissions Course.  He has also lectured at the Bar Admissions Course for many years and at various Continuing Legal Education Programs sponsored by the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association, Carleton County Law Association, Ottawa Real Estate Board, Canadian Institute and Ottawa-Carleton Home Builders' Association on the topics of condominiums, real estate, bankruptcy, insolvency, creditor / debtor law and personal property security law.

Mr. Black has been actively involved in various charitable and non-profit organizations, as a volunteer, board member and/or pro bono legal counsel, including various health, educational and arts organizations.

You can reach the law office of Martin Black at or, and at 613-722-0015, ext. 231

Paul O. D'Angelo


Paul's track record spans a broad range of sectors and legal issues.  Since his call to the Bar in 1997, Paul has advised a wide array of clients on commercial and civil matters, including:

  • commercial and banking law
  • bankruptcy & insolvency
  • debt collection
  • commercial litigation 
  • contract & corporate law
  • complex agreement drafting & negotiation
  • residential and commercial leasing
  • real estate litigation
  • workplace investigations
  • shareholder remedies
  • arbitration & mediation
  • insurance law
  • privacy law
  • wills and estate litigation

In his role as corporate counsel, Paul has demonstrated sound business judgment and development of strategic solutions.  As a commercial litigator who doesn't back down on his cases, Paul has successfully tried a multitude of cases at all court levels, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, and applications to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Whether it be on matters involving major financial institutional clients, or individuals on high-stakes/high pressure litigation, Paul offers his clients effective and workable solutions.  He has also augmented his practice with ongoing education in business development, written advocacy and intensive workshops.    

Paul’s involvement as counsel and volunteer for  not-for-profit organizations, occasional lecturer for the Law Society of Upper Canada's Continuing Education program, and public speaker on various legal topics - are all contributions that he completes with pride.  

Your can reach the law office of Paul D'Angelo at, and at 613-722-0015, ext. 230