Jennifer Gold is a partner of Wood Gold LLP and practices Family Law, Mediation and Wills.
She was called to the bar in 2002. She graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English and Psychology and holds an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. She serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario. She was also appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario. She is a former Board Member of North York Women’s Shelter. Jennifer serves as a mentor to other lawyers.
Jennifer is a mediator who has completed the Certificate in Family Mediation at York University. She practices mediation with a view to help parties improve their relationship and understanding of each other.
Jennifer offers a settlement focused approach to Family Law cases. She is highly experienced in negotiating separation agreements, providing advice in complex Family Law matters, and representing clients in mediation and/or arbitration.
By entering into partnership, Jennifer Gold and Frances Wood, sought to create an alternative to the traditional law firm and thereby achieve work-life balance and a diverse workplace. Their efforts were noted by Carol Goar in her article for the Toronto Star entitled, “Women Create Family-Friendly Law Practice”. Jennifer is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and was quoted in the Toronto Star article, “The biggest law firms employ plenty of women – but there aren’t many at senior levels”.
Jennifer is a 2017 recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrating the advancement of women in the legal profession.
When Jennifer is not practicing law, managing a law firm, and engaging in service to her profession and community, she enjoys spending time with her family including her dog and two cats!