Sara Cohen, founder of Fertility Law Canada and a partner at the firm D2Law, focuses on fertility law.
She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Near and Middle Eastern civilizations and anthropology from the University of Toronto in 2002 and participated in an overseas program at the University of Haifa in 2002/2003. Ms. Cohen earned her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2006 before being called to the Ontario Bar in 2007.
Based in Toronto, with clients throughout Canada and worldwide, Ms. Cohen acts on behalf of intended parents, surrogate mothers, egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors, and other people involved with reproductive technologies.
Ms. Cohen has appeared before Ontario courts to obtain declarations of parentage and non-parentage on behalf of intended parents and provides advice to domestic and international fertility clinics, hospitals, cryobanks, and businesses in the fertility industry.
She teaches reproductive law at Osgoode Hall Law School, is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Attorneys, and is the only Canadian representative on the executive council of the American Bar Association’s family law section, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee.
Ms. Cohen is the legal co-chair of the ethics and law group of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society and the legal representative on the ethics committee of the Canadian fertility clinic, TRIO Fertility.
In addition, Ms. Cohen was the co-chair of the first and second national conferences on fertility law in Canada and has been published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, Lawyers Weekly, and Creating Families.
She has been invited to speak and lecture at Osgoode Hall Law School, Suffolk University Law School, McGill University Law School, McMaster University, the University of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, and on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association, Osgoode Professional Development, the Law Society of Ontario, the American Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.