ABOUT Be-Nazeer Damji


Assistant: Sue Koch
Phone: 416-645-8000 ext 2239
Law Clerks
David Whidden
Phone: 416-645-8000 ext 2330


Be-Nazeer (Beni) is a partner at Reisler Franklin LLP. She is co-chair of the Estate Litigation Group.

Her practice focuses on insurance defence litigation as well as estate and trust litigation matters, including motor vehicle first and third party claims, bad faith litigation, occupier’s liability, wills, estates and trust litigation. Beni represents beneficiaries, trustees, executors and power of attorney individuals.

She has successful trial and arbitration experience.

Be-Nazeer also acts as a secretary (clerk) to the tribunal in arbitration proceedings involving shareholder disputes, commercial lease disputes (including ground lease renewal), estate litigation, insurance coverage disputes and general commercial disputes. She has worked with the Honourable Coulter A. Osborne, amongst other respected arbitrators.


  • Basson v. Royal and Sun Alliance Company of Canada, FSCO A13-005199
  • Ambachew v Royal & Sunalliance, 2015 ONSC 4202 (CanLII)


  • Called to the Bar, 2009
  • L.L.B., Osgoode Hall, 2008
  • Exchange Program, Aix-Marseille Université 2007
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French Literature, University of Toronto, 2004
  • Beni is fluent in French and Hindi.

Honours & Awards


Professional Development

  • International Association of Defence Counsel Trial Academy, 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Defence Lawyer
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Community Involvement

  • Team Lead: Mentoring Program Women’s Portfolio, The Aga Khan Council for Canada
  • Director: Only Now Exists (Not For Profit Organization)