I was very impressed with Hershel and his team’s professionalism and humility. My objective was to not be drawn into a legal matter between two other parties that both wanted me as a witness. Hershel expertly prepared me for a deposition. With his counseling, the objective was achieved. During the deposition, I was confident that I had the best lawyer and team at the table. I wholeheartedly recommend Hershel and his team.
August 15, 2021
Hershel Sahian is an excellent lawyer. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a litigator. He took the initiative with my lawsuit. I never had to remind him, run after him or worry that he wasn’t paying attention to my case. He treated my case diligently and aggressively. There is no question that he will not allow his clients to be pushed around. I was very pleased with how quickly my lawsuit was resolved and the outcome exceeded my expectations. If you want a lawyer you can trust to fight for you, Hershel is the man who will get the job done.
July 1, 2021
Hershel was a pleasure to work with and a broad range of large losses. He valued digging into technical issues to help better understand forensic evidence and its implications. A definite asset for efficient Engineering problem solving.
I have known Hershel for more than 10 years and over this time have provided accounting assistance on several insurance claims with successful results. He is very organized and provided me with the information I required in a timely manner. His availability and prompt responses to any questions or concerns I would have throughout the course of my review greatly assisted in my analysis. He has very good communication skills and can effectively explain complex matters. I would highly recommend Hershel.”
August 8, 2019
Hershel and I have worked together for nearly 10 years. He is extremely knowledgeable and will never shy away from a challenge. He has a great ability to read situations and anticipate what may come next. You can always count on Hershel to give you his honest legal opinion on a matter. Time over time his honesty and willingness to succeed for his client has benefited my interests and actions. I would recommend Hershel to anyone seeking legal counsel!
July 16, 2019
I have known Hershel since approximately 2003, when he joined his previous firm and was a client of his until 2011. Hershel is a dedicated, hard-working and honest lawyer. He is respectful of his clients’ views, but is not afraid to provide them with the unvarnished truth when required. He is a good listener and a passionate and committed advocate for his clients. With Hershel Sahian as your counsel, his experience and knowledge will ensure your interests will be well represented.
July 15, 2019
As a young lawyer, Hershel was a mentor to me for seven years. From strategizing to examining witnesses, Hershel is a skilled civil litigator to watch and learn from. Hershel has represented clients in many complex cases, including professional liability, construction deficiency and product liability matters. His fearless advocacy and precision will serve him well as he transitions his practice to estate litigation. Hershel should be recognized for all of the traits which make him an outstanding litigator.
July 15, 2019
I have had the pleasure of working with Hershel for four years. During this time, we worked on several files together ranging from simple enforcement proceedings to complex, multi-party construction claims and complicated accountant negligence claims. I found him to be a highly effective and efficient litigator. He is able to quickly assess a file and determine the strengths and weaknesses of his client’s case and formulate a winning strategy. Much to the chagrin of everyone (including opposing counsel), he is consistently able to foreshadow the next steps of the litigation and plan accordingly. His in-depth knowledge of the law combined with his excellent advocacy skills makes him a formidable opponent inside and outside of the courtroom. Regardless of the nature of the claim or its’ dollar value, he aggressively pursues his client’s interests to achieve the best possible outcomes.
June 12, 2019
Hershel you were invaluable to me more than once in the last few years. Both situations were unique in nature but created the same crushing anxiety for me. Having you in my corner offered me great relief. Your calm and expertise put me at ease instantly. It was crucial for me to work with someone who was responsive and proactive with a strategy to manage the situation and bring it to a close as quickly and as painlessly as possible. You were amazing from start to finish – always supportive and patient. In both cases you brought about a successful outcome in a relatively short period of time. You made sure I stayed realistic and focused on ‘the big picture’, allowing me to have closure quickly and to move on!
July 12, 2019
I had the pleasure of dealing with Hershel in a civil litigation matter that was somewhat convoluted and factually complicated. Throughout the litigation I found Hershel to be completely thorough, friendly, hard-working and quite professional at all times. Hershel was extremely diligent and pursued the defence with expertise and strength of a pit bull. He had extreme patience in dealing with the counsel for the Plaintiff who was continually missing deadlines and on many occasions Hershel brought Applications to the Court to force compliance with the Rules of Practise. The case was finally dismissed and we were awarded our costs in the proceeding. I was completely satisfied with Hershel and I would highly recommend him in any and all civil litigation matters.
July 10, 2019
Thank you for your help. …I did review [your paperwork] and found it to be very good, thank you. I enjoyed working with you and your team. Your responsiveness, honest approach and skills were appreciated. Thanks again.
July 2, 2019
Hershel Sahian joined Wager Sidlofsky LLP earlier in 2019. I have known Hershel professionally and personally for over 15 years. He is a very patient listener and knowledgeable counsel. If you have legal issues with insurers in Canada or USA or just need some legal advice, give him a call first. I can only recommend Hershel to anyone. His vast legal experience will be on your side from day one you contact him.”
July 2, 2019
I have known Hershel since his days as an articling student and watched him progress to associate and then partner at his former firm. He has always impressed me as a hard worker, with a strong legal mind; he is someone who is willing to fearlessly advocate for his client. Now that he has joined Wagner Sidlofsky, I would willingly retain him personally and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
July 2, 2019
My former law partner, Hershel Sahian, is a bright, determined, dogged, aggressive and persuasive litigator and can be relied on to effectively advance a client’s interests.
June 28, 2019
Hershel and I worked together on several cases. I found him highly effective and results driven, while being very enjoyable to work with. His advice was consistently well considered and valuable. Just as importantly, at the negotiation stage his strategy and execution lead to very satisfactory outcomes. I would not hesitate to use Hershel again.
June 27, 2019
I have had the pleasure of working with Hershel throughout his career at Hughes Amys until I retired in 2017. Hershel was always pragmatic, thorough and reasonable with his approach to issues. Hershel, has an easy manner, is an excellent communicator, gets to the heart of the problem usually finding win win solutions. I would highly recommend such an able litigator with his amiable approach to anyone looking to find a solution to there legal dilemma.
June 27, 2019
It has been a pleasure dealing with Mr. Sahian over the past several years. His professionalism and knowledge in navigating through key legal issues has consistently led to great results over the many cases he has handled. Mr. Sahian is very detail oriented and is persistent in ensuring his clients are provided with top notch representation.
June 26, 2019
Hershel is a talented litigation lawyer who I have had the privilege of working with on a number of litigation matters. His judgment in identifying key issues and proactively managing his files has lead to great success for his clients in these matters.
April 3, 2019
Hired Based on Style and Experience
Without quite knowing what I was doing, I had been in Canada for four years. I lived these four years of immigrant life like a fish in the water, feeling its warmth or chill that only I can tell. Carelessness caused me to be cheated out of all my money. With no other recourse left to me, I had to resort to litigation.
There are thousands of lawyers in North America, and I met with three of them. Through someone’s introduction, I came to the renowned Mr. Charles Wagner’s office. After our initial meeting that lasted almost two hours, I immediately decided to hire him as my lawyer based on his style and experience.
After nearly a year, and close to thirty thousand dollars worth of lawyer’s fees, I got the outcome that he had expected I was awarded major compensation. Only when I received my bill for fees owed did I realize that my fees had in fact been reduced by $10,000. People say that lawyers are crooks, but I was lucky enough to find a lawyer like him. With his reputation, he could very well have used the time that he spent on me to handle a more major case.
In Canada where I have no one to depend on, the feeling of being helped is so precious. Nobody likes the hassle of being involved in litigation; but at least when it happens, knowing where you can turn to for help is nevertheless a fortunate thing.
I thank this barrister from the bottom of my heart, and it is my honour to refer him to anyone I know who requires help.
Cost Efficient and Effective
275 Madison Ave
6 th floor
212 828 30 11 t
November 9, 2005
Dear Charles Wagner,
We would like to thank you for you assistance in the resolution of several sensitive litigious matters.
Your out of the box approach and resolve proved cost efficient and effective in our avoiding expensive litigation. I would not hesitate to make use of your services again if needed.
David Zaikin, Chairman and CEO
Very Good, Thorough and Knowledgeable
Dear Charles Wagner,
I wanted to take the time to say thank you for a job well done. I have been in business for over 40 years and dealt with many lawyers. I found you and your associates to be very good, thorough and knowledgeable. Your experience combined with your willingness to listen and understanding of family dynamics helped. Now that things are resolved I appreciated your counsel about how to approach our family dispute and the priority of not destroying family relationships. It’s been my good fortune to have dealt with some excellent lawyers over the years and I include you in that group.
Thanks a lot Charles.
Tough, No-nonsense Approach
Dear Charles Wagner,
I wish to thank you for your recent assistance on a matter that had been on going for several years.
As you know our previous counsel had issued several letters to another business in an effort to cause them to stop certain practices that were having a negative impact on our operations and brand reputation. After each letter was issued, the conduct would stop, only to start up again several months later. With the most recent incident, we knew a simple lawyer’s letter would not be sufficient to convince these individuals to permanently cease these damaging practices. The advice of existing counsel at the time was simply not providing us with a quick and permanent resolution of this matter.
After talking to you about this issue I was confident the tough, no-nonsense approach you recommended would bring a permanent resolution. I was not disappointed. Not only has the other business permanently stopped the offending practices; you were also successful in recovering costs and obtaining a judgment against them.
Although this matter was not of immediately significant monetary value, it was important to us, the conduct of our business and the protection of our good name and reputation. Thanks to you, the issue has been permanently resolved without long and drawn out litigation.
Canroof Corporation Inc.
Reliable, Fast, Friendly and Professional
Dear Charles Wagner,
Shannon and I would like to take a moment and thank you for your services.
From the first moment we spoke with Katherine and she passed our call straight to you personally, even though you were in a meeting. We were impressed with you and your staffs’ instant and swift responses to our case and complicated needs.
From the beginning of the whole process to the end of the settlement, you and your staff maintained reliable, fast, friendly and professional service.
We appreciate your patience and the extra time you took to explain all the legal documents and to make sure that we understood how the process worked, as we had never been in this situation before.
Thank you Charles, and your staff, again for making us feel safe and protected with your law firm. We wish you great success in the future!
Shannon and Keith
Left No Stone Unturned
Dear Charles Wagner,
I am writing on behalf of not only myself, but my brother Stefano as well.
We had originally come to you regarding our complex property issue that was wearing us down , both mentally and physically, not to mention financially! Once we had discussed the situation with you (which, up to that point and time, had taken almost 4 years with no results to show for it), you immediately proceeded with our case.
Within a few weeks, not only had you gathered valuable information that we were not aware of, you left no stone unturned. Any and every possible avenue was considered in your desire to help us with our case. You explained to us each and every scenario that could arise in the future, thereby giving us your recommended course of action that best suited us and our situation.
There is a famous idiom which states how people have raised the bar to another level. This is how we view your dedication to our property issue: You ARE the standard by which all law firms are to be measured by!
Your commitment to help us succeed, while also finding ways to save us money, tells us that you truly are a class act! Words cannot describe how you have helped us. Your law firm was a breath of fresh air in a world full of dust.
We will definitely be recommending you to everyone who requires your services.
With heartfelt thanks,
29 November 2007
Dear Charles Wagner:
Charles, you have done an outstanding job in assisting me to receive a fair settlement from my parent’s estate.
Certainly it has seemed like a long, grueling battle since 2005. Charles, you have remained tenacious and advocated on my behalf without fear or without backing down in the face of difficult and stubborn adversity. Your excellent knowledge of the law and your great compassion give you the tools to go the distance in the most convoluted and difficult of cases. Charles, you empowered me to follow through in one of the most emotionally charged times of my life. Without your representation, most certainly I would have been cheated of my inherited birth right.
As this case winds up, words cannot express my deepest gratitude to you Charles for having done a superlative job. Charles, you are both a fine lawyer and a great humanitarian.
Again, thank you.
Unbelievable Mediation Skills
1 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W6
Dear Charles Wagner:
My Wife and I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the services you provided in representing our interests.
When we first approached you, we were quite unsettled about the process, but your sensitivity to our concerns immediately put us at ease. From the very on start you thoroughly explained the legal procedure, precedents and possible outcomes, gave us several different options to choose from you guided us through each phase of preparing our case and made certain that we were always aware of what avenues were available. You were always accessible when we contacted to you and were extremely diligent in protecting our interests.
You possess a rare combination of qualities: intelligence, unbelievable skills, and efforts a great sensitivity to your clients and their needs, a thorough understanding of the law, and a dedication to the best possible outcome for your client and for the situation presented, as a whole. Our appreciation for your unbelievable skills and efforts in the mediation is enormous. Our side was simply always was much better prepared. You took the time to understand and assess all elements of the case. Mr. Wagner you knew precisely how to handle opposing counsel and ask the right questions and requests to put to them, and the right way to present our case to them.
Our matter lasted for about a year. It was a very tense time for us. My Wife and I often spoke of what you did for us, and what it meant to us. Mr. Wagner you earned our deepest respect admiration as an extremely knowledgeable competent, honest attorney, and a great humanitarian. No one cares more about the personal welfare of their clients than Charles B. Wagner. Not only are you an attorney of outstanding legal mind, but one who is considerate of the personal concerns of the client.
With best wishes for your future, we remain gratefully yours,
Eva and Ivan Korda
Professionalism Matched By Personal Caring Attitude
Dear Mr. Wagner
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the services you provided in representing my interests. Yours sense of justice and integrity were clearly displayed when you agreed to take my case when others backed away out of fear of repercussions that might affect their ambitious from the influential parties we challenged. Yet you stood firm and resolute in insuring that my claims be heard.
Your professionalism was matched only by the personal caring attitude with which you communicated with me. You never spoke down to me with long-winded legal terminology but from the very on start thoroughly explained the legal procedure, precedents and possible outcomes. You guided me through each phase of preparing my case and made certain that I was always aware of what avenues were available. You were always patient and attentive while discussing which alternative would be the most sensible for my situation and you always considered my interests rather than you own. Whereas my case had the possibility of setting a new precedent it would have been only after considerable cost, stress and anguish.
I cannot sufficiently thank you for your services and for going that extra mile to insure my peace of mind throughout a very unsettling period, that with your assistance I have been able to put behind me.
With best wishes for your future I remain gratefully yours,
Honest, Decent and Fair
Being an executor of a will, especially a much loved mother’s will, in a large family, with very diverse opinions and divisions, is a trying job. As with many families, as hard as you try disputes arise. Charles Wagner was recommended to me and my sister, my co-executor, by friends. Charles Wagner is a good listener and able to understand and sort through complex issues in short order. Of all the various lawyers, accountants and assorted other folks we dealt with during an emotional and vulnerable time, Charles Wagner and his staff were by far the most honest, decent and fair. I would recommend Charles to anyone in need.
No-nonsense, Professional and Confident Attitude
I wanted to say thank you to you and your team of lawyers. Before I met you I was told that I was disinherited and that there was no chance to fight the injustice. It was demoralizing.
When I decided to fight for my rights one of the smartest things I did was to contact you. From the moment I met you I decided you would be my lawyer. Your no-nonsense, professional and confident attitude made me feel I was in the right and only in your hands would I be protected. You never misled me and never made any promises you couldn’t keep. I just knew that if this wrong could be righted, it would be done through your firm. You did not disappoint me.
You are a good man. I learned from watching your work practices that I can put into my own work and business.
It’s not just that you helped me get my fair share of an inheritance. I cannot explain how important it was to me not to feel taken advantage of. With you help I have closed a sad chapter in our family history. I no longer feel cheated and believe I am wiser and better off from the experience.
Professionalism and Clarity
Thank you Mr Charles Wagner for your advice, professionalism and more importantly clarity. It is very hard to come by such frank honesty these days that it was a pleasure listen to your comprehensive advice. I would recommend this lawyer firm and Mr Charles himself in a heartbeat. Thank you once again.
Comfort and Assurance
Charles B. Wagner,
1 Queen Street East,
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2W6
I am sure you are aware that when a layman approaches the majority of legal matters, particularly lawsuits, it is done with a lot of trepidation. This was most definitely so in my situation.
With the glowing recommendation I had to you, your expertise in the practice of the law was a given.
When I had the opportunity to meet you, I was very quickly aware that I was in excellent hands. You conveyed to me the comfort and assurance that you did understand my problems and that I could relax, knowing you had my best interests at heart.
I have had no reason to change or review this decision. And so it is with gratitude I write this letter.
Cunning Legal Strategy
I wanted to thank you again for your help and effort in handling my recent litigation, and moreover, for achieving results beyond what I anticipated to be my best case scenario.
Beyond the financial gains attributed to the successful action, I am also quite please to be walking away from the litigation with the personal satisfaction of winning against the opposing side in what may have otherwise been an unpleasant situation. This double edged success can only be attributed to having chosen experienced counsel with ability to conceive and implement cunning legal strategy combined with general business savvy, and overall, demonstrate strong and tactical negotiation skills. Again I thank for your help in successfully managing on my behalf what may have otherwise a long and stressful affair.
Tremendous Assistance and Support
May 28, 2008
Mr. Charles Wagner, LL.B.
One Queen Street East, Ste. 1900
Toronto, ON M5C 2W6
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation on the Board of Governors in the past and I am most grateful that each board member in their own way has been of tremendous assistance and support to help ensure that B’nai Brith Canada remains the vibrant organization that it has become.
Our mandate of service in the areas of combating antisemitism, fighting for human rights for all Canadians, providing housing for those less fortunate as well as our community volunteer service program, continues to be foremost in Canada and we are certainly the leading country with the B’nai Brith world providing this multitude of services.
Our success is because you have been there when we needed you. As the demands for a stronger B’nai Brith grow and as our community needs an even more vigilant B’nai Brith Canada, I have taken the liberty of re-nominating you to the Board of Governors for the forthcoming term. I am hopeful that you will accept re-nomination as I have discussed it with both our National Executive and our Nominating Committee who have full and most enthusiastically endorsed my recommendations.
I look forward to hearing back from you so I can report to your colleagues that you will once again take your seat at the table.
Sensitive To Our Concerns
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding legal services you recently provided to us. As a results of your efforts, we have just received our settlement cheque.
When we first approached you, we were quite distraught about the process of entering into litigation, but your sensitivity to our concerns immediately put us at ease. Your approach to our situation was at all times both creative and pragmatic. You were always accessible when we contacted to you and were extremely diligent in protecting our interests.
We will be recommending you enthusiastically to any of our friends and colleagues who find themselves in need of your legal services.
Once again, thank you.
Ian Alter and Sarah Eisen