What my clients say

"I can’t thank you enough for being with me on this journey. I can tell you that it is a comforting feeling knowing that you and your expertise are in my corner."

"I can’t express how happy I am to have had your help through everything. Your support and hard work made all the difference."

- M.S.

"I thank you for your time, active listening and attention you put in listening my case. You made me feel at ease. I am confident that you will be able to bring forward and conclude my case in a satisfactory manner."

- G.G

"Ira is always professional and polite. He is not only fast to respond to my concerns and questions but he always does in a way that someone like myself, without a law degree understands. Ira is very good at explaining the steps of the process and not over complicating issues."

- A.H.


Ira Marcovitch is an associate lawyer with Nelligan Law and a member of the firm’s Family Law Group.

Ira has been practising family law exclusively for a number of years, and has acted as counsel or co-counsel at conferences, motions, trials and appeals in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. His practice encompasses a wide range of family law issues, including custody and access, child and spousal support, as well as issues relating to property.

Ira is a graduate of Dalhousie University (B.A.) and completed his Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to joining Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Ira practised law at a well-respected firm in Toronto.

During his time at Osgoode Hall, Ira was a caseworker with the Community and Legal Aid Services Program, was the lead guitarist for the school’s Mock Trial Band, and participated in a number of moots. In addition to a semester abroad at Vrije University, Amsterdam, Ira spent his final semester of law school working with the judges of the Ontario Court of Justice, Metro East Courthouse.

Ira is on the Board of Directors of the Tamir Foundation, a local non-profit organization.

In his spare time, Ira is an avid musician, enjoys cooking, travelling and weight training.

  • Bachelor of Arts (with distinction), Dalhousie University (2012)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor (2015)
  • Call to the Ontaro Bar (2016)
Public Organizations
  • Tamir Foundation, Board of Directors

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