Client Testimonials

Our clients have this to say about our services:


    Employment Matter (July 2020)

    “I had been with the company for over 25 years. Following my dismissal, I was offered a severance package, but was not sure if it was fair. My friends recommended that I have Nikolay Chsherbinin review it. I am so glad that I listened to them, because it turned out that the severance package was not fair. I hired Mr. Chsherbinin to represent me. A few shrewd practical moves later, Nikolay got me a much better severance! I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Throughout the process, which was stressful, Nikolay kept me informed, educated me about my rights and encouraged me. I am giving Mr. Chsherbinin “5 starts” and recommending him to anyone who needs an experienced employment lawyer.”

    ~ Sonya Mosher (Toronto, ON)

    Employment Matter (July 2020)

    “Nikolay is a fantastic lawyer. I have utilized his services to review contracts when joining a new organization as well as departing from one. His knowledge and efficiency in both case lead to changes in my favour. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a trust worthy advocate.”

    ~ Karri Pasqualini (Toronto, ON)

    Employment Disputes (May 2020)

    “During my 40+ years as a commercial lawyer, catering to owner operated business, I’ve maintained relations with subspecialists in many areas of practice where I will not go. After crossing paths with Nikolay, who was then advising “the other side” in a transaction I was involved with, I decided I wanted to get to know him. I did, and after retaining him on one very sensitive matter, he is now my go to guy for employment law issues.He is practical and sees the forest as well as the trees. Importantly, he is an effective negotiator towards settlement, but is prepared to litigate.”

    ~ Howard Saginur (Toronto, ON)

    Corporate Employment Disputes (May 2020)

    “Chsherbinin Litigation has been very helpful as it pertains to employment law. We have consulted them on numerous occasions and have always been pleased with their level of knowledge, quick response, and actionable recommendations. We’ve had some complex circumstances during instances such as acquisitions, restructuring, and complicated employee work agreements, but they have always provided us with valuable insights and guidance on navigating sensitive matters. Chsherbinin Litigation have been instrumental in helping us understand our legal rights and obligations in order to make informed decisions in difficult circumstances.”

    ~ Rita Simkin (Toronto, ON)

    Civil Litigation (May 2020)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin has sophisticated legal mind. He is best strategic planner in legal field. He is passionate about his job, with best interest of clients being number one priority. He will leave no stone unturned and will fight for you! I would highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal services. They handled my problem quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.”

    ~ Victoria Gold (Toronto, ON)

    Employment Dispute (May 2020)

    “Nikolay is a knowledgeable, professional, and skilled advocate who was responsive to our needs. He was accessible and we enjoyed working with him as a team. We’d recommend Nikolay to anyone with an employment law issue.”

    ~ Amber Long (Toronto, ON)

    Workplace Dispute (May 2020)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin negotiated a severance package on my behalf with my large-scale employer. I found him to be approachable and very knowledgeable. His shrewd negotiation, which bordered on litigation, netted me more $ than I had hoped to recover from my uncooperative employer. If it wasn’t for Mr. Chsherbinin’s efforts and strategy, I would have been left underpaid (…and that after years of hard work). Don’t sign any severance offer until you met with Mr. Chsherbinin. I hope this review of some assistance as you parse through a string of Toronto employment lawyers.”

    ~ Mira Nikolova (Toronto, ON)

    Employment Matters (March 2020)

    “I highly recommend Nikolay Chsherbinin for all your corporate employment needs. Nikolay’s strategic approach, experience and keen intuition combine to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients.”

    ~ Carol Chapman (Mississauga, ON)

    Litigation (January 2020)

    “I was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin by a senior litigator in Toronto. Nikolay is very experienced immigration lawyer with court cases to back up his experience. I really liked how focused and determined he is. Nikolay is personable and easy to work with. I highly recommend Nikolay and his team.”

    ~ Patricia Hill (Toronto, ON)

    Employment (Corporate) (January 2020)

    “I have been dealing with Mr. Chsherbinin on a number of occasions. He is very personable, knowledgeable and creative employment lawyer. I recommend him for both corporate employers and employees.”

    ~ L. Sidlofsky (Toronto, ON)

    Employment Dispute (January 2020)

    “A senior employment lawyer referred me to Mr. Chsherbinin for his expertise in employment and immigration matters. My wrongful dismissal involved both. Mr. Chsherbinin’s nuanced knowledge of the workings of the immigration law and its impact on my employment-related entitlements persuaded my multi-billion employer to significantly enhanced my severance package. If you are looking for a lawyer who really fights for your rights, then go and see Mr. Chsherbinin. I recommend him highly.”

    ~ Dikea Katakis (Toronto, ON)

    Prevention of Deportation (December 2019)

    “During our meeting, Mr. Chsherbinin told us that we have 2% chance to succeed in our difficult deportation case (…a devastatingly honest estimate). Four days before his deportation, Mr. Chsherbinin managed to get my husband released from the immigration detention. Just – 2 days – before his deportation, Mr. Chsherbinin persuaded the Federal Court to cancel my husband’s removal. This was a very intense week for our family. Mr. Chsherbinin’s procedural strategy was bold and had no room for error. He executed it flawlessly. Nikolay’s dedication to our success was incredible (he literally did not sleep while working on our Federal Court case). He never hesitated and, importantly, kept us informed every step of the way. Mr. Chsherbinin is a very positive, decisive and incredibly creative lawyer. If your immigration case is complex, do yourself a favour, go see Mr. Chsherbinin first. His professional services are not cheap, but his procedural knowledge, advocacy skill, tenacity and supportive personality, would make all the difference in your case. Our family highly recommends Mr. Chsherbinin to yours”

    ~ Nino Kopaliani (Toronto, ON)

    Construction Dispute (December 2019)

    “We found ourselves in a position where we were being taken advantage of by contractors. Work was not complete, and we were being pressured to pay for even more work to remedy the issue. Mr. Chsherbinin’s litigation strategy helped us fend off this pressure, and got them to reverse their position. We recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly and without reservations to anyone who might make use of his legal services.”

    ~ Sean Bryson (Toronto, ON)

    Immigration Litigation (December 2019)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin is a very positive, decisive and incredibly creative lawyer!”

    ~ Milla Motrich (Toronto, ON)

    Immigration Litigation (November 2019)

    “Just as we were sinking into despair at the seemingly impossible situation without a favourable resolution, we met Nikolay, who turned out to be a beacon of hope for our family. His professionalism, subject matter expertise, calm and empathetic demeanour offered us both emotional support as well as a belief in a positive outcome of events. Although he was careful through the course of our engagement, not to get our hopes too high, there was this unmistakable confidence in him of a man who knows his stuff. We came out of this with the expected outcome and for this my family and I shall be eternally grateful. I have no hesitation or reservations in wholeheartedly recommending Mr. Chsherbinin.”

    ~ Ali Hajiyev (Toronto, ON)

    Immigration Dispute (November 2019)

    “Having lost all hope of remaining in Canada with my partner, I was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin for an immigration advice. Nikolay solved all my immigration problems in a few short months. I became permanent resident of Canada last week. I agree with other reviewers that you should never give up go and see Mr. Chsherbinin first. Nikolay will restore your spirit, will come up with creative legal ideas and would support you all the way. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly.”

    ~ Vaismam Oliveira (Toronto, ON)

    Immigration (October 2019)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin and his team skillfully represented me in my immigration case, which was successfully resolved without delay. Mr. Chsherbinin was also responsible for successfully getting my study permit approved in 2005. Having successfully navigated my immigration cases in the past and the present, I highly encourage you to contact Mr. Chsherbinin and his team if you are having immigration problems. His timely advice and expertise in dealing with immigration matters resulted in the approval of my immigration case.”

    ~ Sukhpal Bhupal (London, ON)

    Humanitarian & Compassionate – Appeal (September 2019)

    “Many lawyers told me that a refusal of my Humanitarian & Compassionate application is un-appealable and that I should not waste money on appeal. Then, I met Mr. Chsherbinin. He encouraged me not to give up; launched an appeal in the Federal Court; came up with creative legal arguments and WON! Less than 1.5 months after the court released its decision, the Canadian government approved my application and I am now a permanent resident of Canada. I observed Mr. Chsherbinin in the Federal Court during his oral arguments and was very impressed with the manner in which he laid out arguments for a judge and responded to tough questions from the judge. I agree with many reviewers (below) who said that you need to go and see Nikolay before you give up. I recommend Nikolay highly for his positive personality, trustworthiness, determination and advocacy skills. As an old adage goes: “you get what you paid for.” Don’t make the mistake I made by hiring an inexpensive lawyer. Instead, go and see Mr. Chsherbinin first.”

    ~ Galina Taghiyeva (Toronto, ON)

    Employment Litigation (June 2019)

    “At the time I lost my C-level employment, my ex-employer accused me of a number of wrongdoings, a calculated move to deny me a large severance. When severance negotiations stalled, I switched to Mr. Chsherbinin from another employment lawyer. Mr. Chsherbinin’s decisive procedural steps not only recovered significant severance for me, got my legal fees repaid, but also fend off vexatious claims against me. Mr. Chsherbinin is a positive and pragmatic strategist. If you, like I, lost your executive employment, go see Nikolay first. I recommend him highly for his professional skills and personality.”

    ~ Drew, K (Toronto, ON)

    Just Cause Dismissal (Employment, June 2019)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin represented me in a wrongful dismissal dispute where my ex-employer countersued me for negligence and legal fees. Nikolay took my case all the way to trial. Days before trial, my ex-employer caved. It abandoned its lawsuit and settled. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly for his resoluteness and professional skills.”

    ~ Olha, P (Toronto, ON)

    Workplace ESA Issues (Employment, November 2018)

    “Our clinic benefited from Mr. Chsherbinin’s savvy legal advice that saved us money. We highly recommend Mr. Chsherbinin and his team for their personable, dedicated and timely service.”

    ~ Downsview Clinic (Toronto, ON)

    Appeal: Employee or Independent Contractor (Employment, October 2018)

    “Our company retained Mr. Chsherbinin to represent us on an appeal before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Mr. Chsherbinin’s persuasive advocacy, litigation skills, perseverance and diligence resulted in a victory. We highly recommend Mr. Chsherbinin for all your employment-related needs.”

    Ghost Counsel (Employment, October 2018)

    “I hired Mr. Chsherbinin to act as my ‘ghost counsel’ in order to resolve my employment-related dispute. Thanks to Nikolay’s shrewd negotiation tactics, all of which occurred behind the scene, my opponent had no choice but to settle a dispute at a significantly reduced amount. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly for his supportive personality and a no-nonsense style.”

    ~ Sergiy, S (Toronto, ON)

    Complex Immigration Case (October 2018)

    “It took 27 years for me to become permanent resident of Canada. Number of lawyers told me that my case is hopeless. Mr. Chsherbinin restored my hope, encouraged me to fight on and managed to secure a permanent resident status for me. If you are ever told that you case is hopeless or difficult, don’t give up and go see Mr. Chsherbinin. I recommend Nikolay highly for his extensive knowledge of immigration law and litigation experience. Excellent work!”

    ~ Vladimir, K (Toronto, ON)

    Workplace Dispute (Employment, October 2018)

    “Our company was referred to and retained Mr. Chsherbinin with a view to fend off a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. Mr. Chsherbinin’s carefully calibrated litigation strategy made the problem go away and saved us money. We highly recommend Mr. Chsherbinin.”

    ~ Kanset Services Inc. (Toronto, ON)

    Provincial Nominee (Immigration, September 2018)

    “Our immigration case greatly benefited from Mr. Chsherbinin’s specialized guidance, extensive knowledge of immigration procedure and resourcefulness. We encourage you to contact Mr. Chsherbinin if you have complex immigration issues. Our family recommends him highly!”

    ~ Kim family (South Korea)

    Wrongful Dismissal (Just Cause, September 2018)

    “When Canada’s largest bank dismissed me for just cause, I was referred to and retained Mr. Chsherbinin as my litigation counsel. Nikolay’s litigation strategy, its calculated execution and perseverance forced the bank to relent on its uncompromising stance and to pay a significant severance to me. Nikolay is relentless. I recommend him highly for his litigation skills, positive personality and determination.”

    ~ Scott, T (Brampton, ON)

    Overseas Family Sponsorship (Immigration, August 2018)

    “After much frustration with Canada Immigration, I hired Mr. Chsherbinin to assist me with my parents’ overseas sponsorship, which has been outstanding for 5 years. Thanks to Mr. Chsherbinin’s proactive steps and experience, my parents’ application was approved very quickly. Our family highly recommends Mr. Chsherbinin to yours.”

    ~ Livia, R (Toronto, ON)

    Just Cause Dismissal (Employment, September 2017)

    “When a fashion house and luxury retail company terminated my 17-year employment for cause, I retained Mr. Chsherbinin to ‘fight’ my dismissal. Not only did Mr. Chsherbinin secure for me significant severance package, he also persuaded my ex-employer to withdraw its just cause allegation. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly for his foresight, strategic acumen, emotional support and excellent advocacy skills.”

    ~ Nick, V (Toronto, ON)

    Citizenship Appeal (Immigration, August 2017)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin successfully resisted the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration’s attack on my approved citizenship application. Having accompanied Mr. Chsherbinin in the Federal Court, I was impressed with his oral advocacy, rapport with the Court and tenacity. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly for his litigation, oral and writing skills.”

    ~ Rabbiya (Brampton, ON)

    Prevention of Deportation (Immigration, July 2017 )

    “When Canada Border Services Agency directed me to report for a removal from Canada, I retained Mr. Chsherbinin to stop my deportation. Nikolay’s creative thinking and calculated litigation strategies persuaded the Federal Court to defer my removal. Subsequently, Nikolay secured me an immigration status via H&C, which also allowed my family to join me in Canada. Nikolay is persuasive, positive and highly experienced lawyer. I recommend him highly, especially to those whose cases are complicated and time sensitive.”

    ~ Oleksandr, L (North York, ON)

    Federal Court Litigation (H&C Refusal, June 2017)

    “Our family was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin by another lawyer at a very critical time in our Federal Court’s litigation. Mr. Chsherbinin’s practical steps recalibrated our litigation strategy and his oral advocacy persuaded the court to rule in our favour. Our family’s immigration case was subsequently approved. We are happy to recommend Mr. Chsherbinin to you. He is a very reliable, experienced and knowledgeable lawyer, who does not afraid to litigate.”

    ~ Stella, A (Toronto, ON)

    Prevention of Deportation (Immigration, April 2017)

    “While on the verge of deportation to South Korea, I was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin. His practical steps – under very tight deadlines – resulted in the deferral of my removal and subsequent approval of my permanent residence application. Mr. Chsherbinin’s involvement was instrumental to the success of my case. I recommend him highly.”

    ~ Geumhee C. (Vancouver, BC)

    Release from (Prolonged) Detention (Immigration, March 2017)

    “During my 5-month immigration detention a number of lawyers tried to secure my release, without success. In March 2017, I was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin who, in just one shot, persuaded the Immigration Division to release me. Wow! Mr. Chsherbinin’s preparation and oral presentation were both excellent and persuasive. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly for all your immigration problems.”

    ~ Young, H. (Toronto, ON)

    Wrongful Dismissal (Employment, February 2017)

    “When my (large) employer terminated my 26-year employment for just cause, I retained Mr. Chsherbinin to represent me. Nikolay’s litigation strategy, determination and dedication to my case led to successful outcome. Nikolay is personable, knowledgeable and devoted employer lawyer. I recommend him highly!”

    ~ Celia, T. (Mississauga, ON)

    Ontario Provincial Nominee (Immigration, January 2017)

    “When processing of my permanent residence application under an Ontario Provincial Nominee program has been significantly delayed, I switched to Mr. Chsherbinin from another representative. As a result of Mr. Chsherbinin’s diligence and skills, my application was rapidly approved. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin highly for his immigration law expertise, personality and practicality.”

    ~ Jaechul O. (North York, ON)

    Gold Medalist, Taekwondo

    Korean National Championships (2001 & 2002), Seoul, Korea

    Wrongful Dismissal (Employment, January 2017)

    “Having been wrongfully dismissed after 26 years of employment, I was referred to and retained Mr. Chsherbinin. Nikolay took my case all the way and never flinched, despite formidable opposition. His pragmatism, nuanced knowledge of employment law and litigation procedure, produced favourable results. I recommend Nikolay highly for all your employment-related needs.”

    ~ Pina T. (Woodbridge, ON)

    Deportation (Immigration, December 2016)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin skillfully represented our family before the Federal Court and stopped the deportation. I recommend Mr. Chsherbinin for his persistence, litigation skills and extensive immigration law knowledge.”

    ~ Kyuyoung K.(North York, ON)

    Gold Medalist, Taekwondo

    Ontario and Toronto Championships 1998-2003

    Employment Dispute (Negotiation, October 2016)

    “A well-regarded lawyer referred Mr. Chsherbinin to us. Nikolay’s calculated strategy allowed us to avoid litigation and, importantly, save relationship with our partner. We recommend Nikolay highly for his strategic thinking, skillful negotiation and drafting.”

    ~ Espresso Canada Inc. (Toronto, ON)

    In-Canada Spouse Sponsorship (Immigration, October 2016)

    “One of Canada’s most respected lawyers recommended Mr. Chsherbinin to me. Nikolay’s advanced knowledge of the immigration procedure, professionalism and caring attitude eliminated all the stress that immigration to Canada entails. Under Nikolay’s supervision, I secured my permanent resident status within 12 months. I recommend Nikolay highly!”

    ~ Pamela A. (Toronto, ON)

    Revocation of Status (Immigration, October 2016)

    “Having entered Canada legally, the government refused to grant me permanent status due to the alleged misrepresentation. Having struggled with other lawyers, I finally was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin, who did not hesitate to escalate my case to the Federal Court and ultimately persuaded the immigration authorities that they were wrong. Nikolay’s resolute stance for his clients’ rights, tenacity and supportive personality are greatly appreciated. I recommend Nikolay without hesitation!”

    ~ Joao Marcelo M. (Saskatoon, SK)

    Workplace Advice (Employment, September 2016)

    “We continue to benefit from Mr. Chsherbinin’s effective employment advice and practical insights, which help our company to achieve its workplace objectives at reduced costs. We recommend Nikolay highly for his expertise in workplace disputes, accessibility and personality.”

    ~ Elixir Marketing Inc.

    Wrongful Dismissal (Negotiation, August 2016)

    “Having lost my 18-year employment with a Fortune 500 company, I was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin for advice. Nikolay’s shrewdness, writing skills and determination resulted in significant enhancement of my severance package. I recommend him highly for his sound judgment, expertise in employment law and integrity.”

    ~ Jeff N. (Brampton, ON)

    Business Dispute (Negotiation, August 2016)

    “To eliminate an emerging disagreement with competition, we were referred to Mr. Chsherbinin. Nikolay’s tenacity, sharp wit, integrity and honest guidance propelled our dispute to its successfully resolution. We recommend Nikolay highly for all your negotiation needs.”

    Prevention of Deportation (Litigation, July 2016)

    “Faced with seemingly unavoidable deportation to South Korea, I retained Mr. Chsherbinin to “fight” it in the Federal Court. Just three days before the scheduled deportation, Nikolay stopped it. Three months later, in July 2016, I became a permanent resident of Canada. Yay! I recommend Nikolay highly for his immigration litigation skills, incredible work ethic, integrity and dedication to my difficult case.”

    ~ Seongmi H. (North York, On)

    Wrongful Dismissal (Litigation, June 2016)

    “I switched to Mr. Chsherbinin from another Toronto employment law firm. My former employer (a fortune 500 company) consistently refused to increase its “low-ball” severance offer. Mr. Chsherbinin’s swift and calculated litigation strategy forced it to re-consider its stand and led to a sizable increase in severance. I recommend Nikolay highly for his supportive personality, knowledge and persistence.”

    ~ Igor Y. (Etobicoke, ON)

    Wrongful Dismissal (Litigation, December 2015)

    “My wrongful dismissal (just cause) case was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin by a reputable Toronto law firm. His knowledge of employment law, strategic thinking and tenacity resolved my case in my favour. Mr. Chsherbinin’s supportive personality, persuasive writing and commitment to his clients’ success are qualities that set him apart from other lawyers that I dealt with in the past. I recommend him highly and will be happy to respond to inquiries about Nikolay.”

    ~ Eileen H. (Aurora, ON)

    Pension Dispute (Litigation, November 2015)

    “When a major Canadian corporation refused to pay the full amount of my pension, I was referred to Mr. Chsherbinin for advice. He came up with creative legal arguments and vigorously pursued my case to its ultimate success. Faced with formidable opposition, Mr. Chsherbinin did not flinch. I recommend Nikolay highly for his knowledge and perseverance.”

    ~ William Q. (Toronto, ON)

    Misuse of Confidential Information and Breach of Non-compete Agreement (Employment Litigation, July 2015)

    “We were referred to Mr. Chsherbinin by a highly regarded lawyer. On July 3, 2015 Mr. Chsherbinin successfully resisted our competitor’s aggressive motion, in which it sought to prevent us form allegedly “misusing” its confidential information and to allow it to inspect our computers. Mr. Chsherbinin’s litigation strategy and unshakable legal stance led to our competitor’s defeat. We benefited from Mr. Chsherbinin’s tenacity, written and oral advocacy and unwavering commitment to success. We recommend him highly for his legal and interpersonal skills.”

    ~ Sparx Logistics Canada Limited

    Humanitarian & Compassionate (Litigation, January 2015)

    “In January 2015 Mr. Chsherbinin skillfully represented our family before the Federal Court of Canada, where he persuaded the judge to overturn refusal of our Humanitarian & Compassionate application. Mr. Chsherbinin is committed to his clients’ success. His tenacity and ability to think “outside the box” to find the nub that could positively affect the course of litigation is rare and appreciated. We recommend him highly!”

    ~ Trus Family (North York, ON)

    Employment and Human Rights (Litigation, December 2014)

    “Our company followed Nikolay from his previous firm due to his tenacity and obvious expertise in employment law. Through Nikolay’s sage advice, we have become a better employer while reducing our overall legal costs.”

    ~ Mills Motors Buick GMC

    Civil Litigation (December 2014)

    “At a critical time in a complex litigation process, we switched to Chsherbinin Litigation from another prominent firm. Mr. Chsherbinin’s strategic advice, tenacity and perseverance produced desirable outcomes. We recommend him highly!”

    ~ HS & Partners LLP

    Wrongful Dismissal (Litigation, May 2013)

    “My employment dispute benefited from Mr. Chsherbinin’s straightforward legal advice, its accurate execution and his supportive personality. I highly recommend Nikolay.”

    ~ Anna, F (Thornhill, ON)

    Citizenship Refusal (Litigation, April 2013)

    “I retained Mr. Chsherbinin to appeal the denial of my citizenship. He skillfully persuaded the Federal Court to overturn the denial. His knowledge of immigration law and advocacy skills are to be applauded. I highly recommend Nikolay for immigration appeals.”

    ~ Korolove, Ayelet (North York, ON)

    Wrongful Dismissal (Litigation, August 2013)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin’s savvy negotiation strategies secured me a larger severance package. Nikolay is knowledgeable and his methods are effective. I recommend him with confidence.”

    ~ Jeiran, K (Concord, ON)

    Prevention of Deportation (Litigation, May 2013)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin successfully argued our immigration deportation case at the Federal Court. I recommend him highly for his professionalism and tenacity.”

    ~ Valeriya, V (North York, ON)

    Permanent Resident Status (Immigration, April 2013)

    “Mr. Chsherbinin assisted me in securing my permanent residency in Canada, with little to no hassle. Nikolay is extremely knowledgeable and diligent, making the overall immigration process efficient and stress free. I recommend him without hesitation.”

    ~ Christine, P (Toronto, ON)