Our Team

Liran Kandin

CEO & Executive Director

Liran was called to the New York bar in 2013 and to the Ontario bar in 2014. Before leaving private practise, Liran practised corporate law in New York City.  Liran later returned to his hometown to pursue a master of laws degree on a full scholarship from the Centre for International Governance at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. He completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in the prestigious co-op program at the University of Toronto and a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Manchester.

Today Liran is a public international speaker. Aside from teaching for LexPD, Liran also speaks to University students across the globe. He is passionate about teaching and has personally worked with over 2000 internationally trained lawyers from 58 different countries. Hundreds of his former students are practicing today in: family, criminal, immigration, civil litigation, corporate, tax, real estate, and personal injury law to name a few.

Inna Tsinman

Instructor - Family Law

Inna Tsinman received her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2012.  Since then, she has practiced in one of the most prestigious family law firms in Canada and now operates her own family law practice in Toronto.

Inna has teaching experience during her graduate studies and regularly conducts mandatory information sessions on family law for the Ministry of Attorney General.  Inna is fluent in Russian, Hebrew and conversant in French.

Alexander Pletsch

Instructor - Ontario Solicitor Exam

Alexander is a practicing lawyer, specializing in real-estate property tax. He graduated with his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sussex and from York University-Glendon Campus with a Bilingual Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Alexander also has experience in mediation and in matters relating to land transfer tax, property tax & assessment and lease reviews.
 

Alexander has experience preparing Ontario bar students writing their licensing exams.  For the past two years, he assisted and directed a team of licensing candidates to prepare the Ontario bar indices for LexPD.  He is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Property Tax Association.  

Thabang Pebane

Instructor - Ontario Barrister & Solicitor Exam - CPD New Lawyer Series 

Thabang Pebane is the principal lawyer at TMD Law, an Ontario law firm with practice areas in commercial, personal injury, and criminal law. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Toronto and with a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice from the University of Cardiff.

Thabang is originally from South Africa and has a passion for access to justice initiatives here in Ontario. He has dedicated a significant amount of time to helping self-represented clients navigate both legal and procedural issues. Thabang also has practical experience in small and big law firms in both Ontario and the UK.

Anat Sara

Director

Anat Sara has over 15 years experience of management experience.  In addition to corporate experience, Anat has a diploma in culinary arts and a diploma in early childhood education.

Caryn Janit

Office Administrator

Emmanuel Birnbaum

Web Design & Artistic Director

Born and raised in Paris, France, Emmanuel has over ten years of marketing experience.  He is the founder of a number of start-ups and currently runs École Française de Piano in Paris.

Tiffany Sillanpää

Director of Community Outreach

Tiffany is a UK and US-trained lawyer-in-progress. She completed the NCA exams in 2019 and is currently articling in Toronto and pursuing the Ontario Bar. Most recently, she has passed the New York Bar exam and is in the process of being admitted to the New York State Bar. Originally born and raised in Canada, Tiffany moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 where she worked in corporate risk and studied at The City Law School (City, University of London). In 2019, she moved back to North America to pursue her LL.M at the New York University School of Law in New York City.

In addition to being the Director of Community Outreach at Lex PD, Tiffany also manages her own blog called “The Transition”. Her writing aims to provide helpful information about the Canadian qualification process to UK Law Students wishing to qualify in Canada and Canadians considering legal studies in the UK or the USA. Through all of her work, Tiffany maintains the idea that studying and working abroad are phenomenal ways to broaden one’s perspectives and cultivate both personal and professional growth. She hopes her writing and perspective can help students make informed and strategic decisions regarding the next steps in their legal careers.

In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys travel, art, and photography. You can follow Tiffany on Twitter @TiffAtLaw.

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