Crys Masterson, BA, JD – Managing Partner
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

Professional Profile

After receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Waterloo, Crys began her legal education at the University of Oklahoma, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Indian Law Review. Upon receiving her Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma in 2011 and returning home to Ontario, she attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and received her Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee of Accreditation in 2012. Crys was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2013. Crys’s primary areas of practice are real estate law and wills & estates.

Extracurriculars

Crys teaches group fitness classes at GoodLife but takes pride in her “mom bod” (yeah, it’s a thing), which she maintains with a regimented diet of red wine and late-night snacking. She enjoys spending time with her spouse and three young children, attending any concert that comes to town, watching all variations of the Bachelor franchise, cheering for the Raptors (even when they’re losing), and refusing to wear pants without an elastic waist (because self-care).

Honours & Awards

Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award: Best Lawyer (Gold)
Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award: Best Real Estate Lawyer (Platinum)
Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award: Best Law Firm (Platinum)
Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award: Best Real Estate Law Firm (Platinum)
National Order of Scribes (2011 inductee)
Academic Achievement Award: Wills & Trusts
Academic Achievement Award: Advanced Trusts
Academic Achievement Award: Real Estate Transactions
Law Review Award: Outstanding Article
Dean’s Honour Roll

Publications

Wind-Energy Ventures in Indian Country: Fashioning a Functional Paradigm, 34 Am. Indian L. Rev. 317 (2009-2010)

Contact

crys@mastersonlaw.ca


Karen Morimoto, BA, JD – Partner
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

Professional Profile

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Politics, from Queen’s University and a Law Clerk diploma from Fleming College. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall in 2010. While at Osgoode, Karen received specialized training in dispute mediation and served as executive assistant to the Osgoode Innocence Project. Karen was called to the Bar in 2011. Karen practices civil litigation, corporate law, wills & estates, and real estate law.

Extracurriculars

Karen used to have real hobbies, such as practicing Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, running, yoga, and visual arts. After becoming a mother and a lawyer, Karen’s hobbies have become more indoorsy and nocturnal, such as online shopping in the middle of the night while eating skittles and drinking beer (which she insists taste good together) and attempting to break all world records for human chattiness.

Honours & Awards

Governor General’s Academic Medal

Contact

karen@mastersonlaw.ca


Nikki Lewis, BA, JD – Associate Lawyer
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

Professional Profile

Nikki attended the University of Ottawa, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, followed by her Juris Doctor. Nikki began her legal career in Ottawa, practicing criminal law and child protection matters. After returning home to Burlington, Nikki joined Masterson Law in 2022 to practice civil litigation, wills & estates, and real estate law.

Extracurriculars

Nikki spends her free time hanging out with her three pet rats and pursuing her driver’s license. Thankfully, she still looks 17, so onlookers are understanding when she struggles to judge the speed and distance of moving vehicles.

Contact

nikki@mastersonlaw.ca


Rebecca Murray, BA, JD
Articling Student

Professional Profile

After dropping out of high school to perform in a heavy metal band, Rebecca attended McMaster University to study philosophy. Once she came to terms with the fact that her chosen major yielded no viable career options, Rebecca thereafter attended Osgoode Hall to complete her law degree.

Extracurriculars

Rebecca spends her free time riding bikes, fixing bikes, swooning over bikes, and teaching others how to bike. She likes bikes. She also likes her dog, Ron, as well as vegetables.

Contact

rebecca@mastersonlaw.ca


Wenjun “Esther” Ruan, BA, JD
Articling Student

Professional Profile

Born in Beijing, China, Esther studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on national scholarships. Thereafter, Esther attended Duke University in North Carolina, after which she worked as a Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture. As a mature student, Esther returned to Osgoode Hall to pursue her Juris Doctor, graduating in 2022.

Extracurriculars

Esther lives for her dog, Yuki, who is a tiny little nugget of a bichon with better birthday parties than most children. Unlike Rebecca, Esther is primarily carnivorous and has a deep-seated fear of vegetables.

Contact

esther@mastersonlaw.ca


Jeanine Garlow
Office Manager

Staff Profile

Jeanine holds a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, as well as a Human Resources Post Diploma from Humber College. Jeanine often speaks in the third person, spends her free time crocheting and doing glamour shots with her dog, and loves paperwork more than any reasonable human should.

Contact

jeanine@mastersonlaw.ca


Sarah Teves
Office Administrator

Staff Profile

Sarah loves classic cars and kissing her dog on the mouth. She greets visitors as they arrive, proudly displaying her plant Cevin (pronounced Kevin) at the Masterson Law reception desk. Although Cevin is a succulent, Sarah insists Cevin identifies as a cactus.

Contact

saraht@mastersonlaw.ca


Janice Otterstein
Law Clerk

Staff Profile

With decades of experience as an estates, corporate, and litigation clerk, Janice joins Masterson Law to do anything but real estate. Janice is a GILF who loves tequila, travelling, and being told what to do by her grandchildren.

Contact

janice@mastersonlaw.ca


Linda De Canhas
Law Clerk

Staff Profile

With over forty years’ experience as a real estate law clerk, Linda joined Masterson Law in 2021. Linda drinks several litres of coffee each day, is fluent in Portuguese, loves DIY home projects, and eats from the children’s menu at restaurants (her husband still cuts the crusts off her sandwiches for lunch).

Contact

linda@mastersonlaw.ca


Gina Kostopoulos
Law Clerk

Staff Profile

Gina grew up in a real estate brokerage and became a real estate law clerk before she was eligible to vote. A mother of triplets, Gina works long hours at the office to escape life as her teenagers’ full-time chef and maid. She enjoys speaking loudly, swearing at technology, being averse to change, and reminding everyone she’s Greek.

Contact

gina@mastersonlaw.ca


Lisa Campbell
Law Clerk

Staff Profile

With over thirty years’ experience as a real estate law clerk, Lisa joined Masterson Law in 2022. Lisa enjoys travelling, being an empty nester, and looking deceptively and annoyingly young for her age.

Contact

lisa@mastersonlaw.ca


Josslyn Zettle
Law Clerk

Staff Profile

Josslyn attended the Legal Assistant/Paralegal course at Humber College. After a decade of practice in civil litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury, and construction liens, Josslyn joined Masterson Law in 2022 to practice litigation, real estate, and estates. When she’s not listening to Bachelor podcasts, Josslyn enjoys dressing above the office dress code (which, to be fair, is not difficult) and visiting new grocery stores.

Contact

josslyn@mastersonlaw.ca


Hayleigh Masterson
Intake Clerk

Staff Profile

Hayleigh likes horses more than people and believes in nepotism.

Contact

intake@mastersonlaw.ca


Sarah Camm
Conveyancer

Staff Profile

Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and her Masters of Library and Information Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. Known as the firm’s title search guru, Sarah is brought in as the “big guns” when complex title issues arise. Sarah works remotely in the middle of nowhere and enjoys reading, knitting, embroidery, long walks on the beach – oops, wrong profile.

Contact

sarahc@mastersonlaw.ca


Geoffrey Sookram
Bookkeeper

Staff Profile

With the vast majority of his career as a bookkeeper for lawyers, Geoffrey brings a wealth of experience to Masterson Law. Although many people assume we only hired Geoffrey to prove that we don’t hate men, Geoffrey also bribed us with donuts and helps lift heavy things around the office.

Contact

geoffrey@mastersonlaw.ca


Cindy Dedeyne
Bookkeeper

Staff Profile

After spending many years in real estate administration, Cindy joined Masterson Law as a bookkeeper. With her husband enjoying his retirement, Cindy elected to continue working, both as an escape mechanism and to fulfill a lifelong dream of being a sugar mama.

Contact

cindy@mastersonlaw.ca