Brian Ludmer

Brian Ludmer
Sole Practioner

Brian Ludmer operates the Toronto firm LudmerLaw, focusing on business and family law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1982 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1985, both from the University of Toronto, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. 

In his family law practice, Mr. Ludmer focuses on high-conflict divorce matters, denial of access and custody/access disputes, parental alienation cases, property and income issues, forensic income determination, and business valuation disputes.

In his business practice, Mr. Ludmer works with small- to medium-sized businesses on such matters as mergers and acquisitions, corporate/commercial agreements, securities law, internal control and compliance, certification and corporate governance matters, and bank, private equity and other financing.

Mr. Ludmer also handles employment law issues, including downsizings and restructurings, senior employee contracts, and the implementation of equity compensation plans for multinational workforces.

Mr. Ludmer is an advisory board member to the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization and the International Support Network for Alienated Families, as well as a co-founder of Lawyers for Shared Parenting.

He has been the keynote speaker at numerous events across North America, and has co-authored the book The High Conflict Custody Battle

Brian Ludmer In The News
Parental alienation cases fraught with ethical danger

Parents and their advisors must negotiate a multitude of ethical issues on their way to success in parental alienation cases, Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer tells ... Read more

Divorce Act revamp ignores value of equal shared parenting: Ludmer

Proposed changes to Canada’s Divorce Act fall short by failing to make equal shared parenting (ESP) the starting position in custody disputes, Toronto family lawyer  ... Read more

Children subject of custody litigation, not parties to divorce

Appointing counsel to represent a child in a family law dispute can make an already contentious situation worse, Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer tells ... Read more

Motion for financial disclosure: fishing expedition or balanced request?

Financial disclosure requests can become a battleground in hard-fought litigation, Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer  tells . Ludmer, ... Read more

How to wield family law's 'big stick': the motion for contempt

Parents whose children are being withheld from them must first lay a solid foundation of evidence before using the “big stick” of ... Read more

U.K.'s fresh approach to parental alienation shows promise

Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer tells he’s cautiously optimistic that the U.K. will improve its approach to parental alienation following ... Read more

Momentum gathering behind equal shared parenting law

A combination of positive social science research and sympathetic public opinion has set the scene for a fresh attempt to make equal shared parenting (ESP) the default position in ... Read more

Appeal court confirms special place of family law creditors in bankruptcies

An appeal court decision reinforces the special place of family law debts in a bankruptcy, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . In the case , Ludmer, principal ... Read more

Group puts parental alienation on the map

An international meeting on parental alienation shows the issue is gaining global attention, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . The Parental Alienation Study ... Read more

Expunging unrealistic support orders a possibility

Judges have a rarely used power to expunge support arrears in extreme circumstances, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . Ludmer, principal of  LudmerLaw , says ... Read more

Father involvement good for children: Ludmer

Men’s studies need to go mainstream before fathers can improve their parenting rights, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . Ludmer, principal of  ... Read more

Ludmer to discuss 'How Healthy Fathers Make Healthy Families' at event

On June 14, Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer will host a presentation as part of a series of events offered by the Canadian Centre for Men and Families to unite ... Read more

Vital to spot difference between alienation, enmeshment

In some separated families, a parent who is experiencing bonding difficulties with the children will allege that the other parent is attempting to alienate the kids from them ... Read more

Specialized expertise needed to disprove false accusations

False accusations of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse are a common occurrence in contested matrimonial cases, and refuting these allegations is a challenge for those ... Read more

Rediscovering a loving parent after alienation: what therapy works?

A growing body of academic research supports the need to offer specialized programs for families torn apart by parental alienation, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . ... Read more

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