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David Sklar & Associates Inc. – Licensed Debt Professionals™

Administrators, Financial Counsellors & Trustees in Bankruptcy

Serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1997, the caring professionals at David Sklar & Associates have empowered thousands of people in financial crisis to regain control of their finances, financial problems and move on to better lives.


OUR TEAM

DAVID SKLAR, CPA, CIRP, LIT - PRESIDENT

David Sklar, CPA, CA, CIRP – President. Immigrating to Canada from South Africa in 1979 gave David a true appreciation of what starting over is all about. By 1981 he had earned his Canadian Chartered Accountant designation (he had previously earned a similar designation in South Africa) and later began working in the Insolvency Field where he discovered his personal satisfaction in helping people through financially troubling times and onto a better life.

In 1997, David formed David Sklar & Associates Inc. a caring, professional firm that helps people deal with their financial problems and insolvency issues through a wide range of exceptional services. Over the years, David Sklar & Associates has grown to include six Greater Toronto Area Locations and is one of the largest filers of Consumer Proposals and Bankruptcies in the GTA.

All of David’s Associates and Employees follow the credo “Treat people with respect and understanding and always go the extra mile to make a positive difference in someone’s life.” In the frightening and chaotic world of financial insolvency – David Sklar & Associates alleviates their clients’ current financial fears and provides hope for the future through positive and effective counselling.

David is currently a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He is also a Licensed Credit Counsellor, has earned the CIRP designation (Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional) and is a general member of the Ontario Association of Restructuring Professionals.

OUR LICENSED INSOLVENCY TRUSTEES

MARVA M. BROOKS, CIRP – TRUSTEE.

Active in Insolvencies since 1985, Marva earned her Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional license in 1992. Her wide range of personal and professional experiences enables her to understand and relate to people from all walks of life. Marva puts her clients at ease – and back in control of their financial lives. She uses her vast experience in both Consumer and Corporate Trustee issues to bring about the best possible outcome for her clients. A true optimist at heart, Marva empowers her clients to see that their glass is half-full and not half-empty.

KAROL MICHROWSKI, C.G.A, CIRP – TRUSTEE

Karol has been a licensed Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional since 2002. His rich and varied life experiences have taught him to have a true empathy for others. Using his keen affinity for numbers and his knowledge and experience as a trustee, Karol is able to clarify complex financial situations and help people make the best use of the insolvency laws. Fluent in both English and Polish, his caring, helpful nature shines through. According to Karol, “It pleases me no end when I see someone’s life turn around right in front of my eyes”.

MARK MORGAN, CIRP – TRUSTEE

In 2006, Mark – a successful Chartered Accountant, earned his Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional license. Active in Insolvencies since 2001, he uses his knowledge, experience and empathy to help people and businesses find the right solutions to their financial problems. Mark delights in helping clients, “realize that they can and will rid themselves of the financial chaos that has held them down for so long”. He encourages his clients to learn from past mistakes and then use that knowledge to build a better tomorrow.

OUR OFFICE MANAGERS

SHIRLEY SKLAR, OFFICE MANAGER

With years of experience as a Certified Insolvency Counsellor, and life experiences that have made her empathetic to people experiencing debt problems – Shirley helps her clients understand that everyone makes mistakes – but the secret to success is to learn from our mistakes and move on. Shirley helps people to help themselves – to take responsibility for their life choices and to know that with the right attitude and good work ethics – anything is possible.

DEBBIE WALLACE, SENIOR ESTATE MANAGER

A Certified Insolvency Counsellor and Administrator since 1994, Debbie works extensively in Bankruptcy discharges and Division I Proposals. Specializing in complex insolvency issues, she frequently attends Superior Court for discharge hearings and helps her clients to successfully find their way through the Bankruptcy and Proposal processes. Debbie’s knowledge, experience and positive outlook – are a source of strength and reassurance for her clients.

DIANNA WILTON, MANAGER PROPOSAL DEPARTMENT

With extensive experience in the financial industry, specializing in Division I and Consumer Proposals, Dianna is committed to finding the best solutions for her clients’ needs. By applying her strong problem solving skills and naturally optimistic nature, she has helped hundreds of people to move on to brighter futures. In fact, helping her clients to overcome their financial obstacles and regain the prospect of future credit and security – is how Dianna measures her own success.

LINDA FRANSKY, C.P.M., TAX DEPARTMENT MANAGER

With a business administration diploma and over 40 years of accounting and tax experience, Linda has spent the last five years specializing in preparing bankruptcy personal income tax returns for our clients. Her keen insight and understanding helps many of our clients erase their Canada Revenue Agency debts and move forward with the fresh start that bankruptcy can provide. For Linda, “Taking pride in helping others; that’s what life is all about.

RICHARD SKLAR, CIRP, MARKETING MANAGER

As a Chartered Insolvency Restructuring Professional and Certified Insolvency Counsellor, with years of experience and a proven ability to help his clients get the fresh financial start they need, Richard has taken on the additional task of helping those Toronto Area residents who are in need of debt management support, find their solutions at David Sklar & Associates. Richard knows that debt resolution is not the end – it is a new beginning – a fresh start for a brighter financial life.

JASON (JAY) SKLAR, SALES MANAGER, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

Being a Certified Insolvency Counsellor and a Certified Insolvency Administrator – Jay offers his clients the power of his knowledge, his years of experience and his genuine concern for his clients and the life challenges they are facing. He helps his clients feel hopeful again, teaches them how to manage their finances, and provides them with the tools that enable them to move on with confidence.

Location: Head Office (Toronto East)

OUR ESTATE ADMINISTRATORS

RHODA LEWIS, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

Rhoda joined David Sklar & Associates in 1999 and quickly discovered her passion for helping people learn to deal with financial stress. After achieving her Certified Insolvency Counsellor designation in 2000, Rhoda began using her strong inter-personal and financial skills to help her clients. By the end of their Initial meeting, Rhoda’s clients are relieved to know that they can once again be responsible for their own financial stability and they are eager to move forward.

Location: Mississauga Office

CORI NARON, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

As a Certified Insolvency Counsellor, an Immigrant to Canada, and someone who has successfully built her own life on her own terms – Cori applies her knowledge, natural empathy, and strong listening skills to the benefit of her clients. Active in a number of community organizations, she believes in people – and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Cori shows her clients that getting their finances in order is the first step towards a better life.

Location: Midtown Toronto Office

VERONICA HORTA, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

As a Certified Insolvency Counsellor and a Certified Insolvency Administrator – who is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English – Veronica uses her knowledge, cultural background, and life experiences to help people take back control of their finances. Since 2001, she has shown her clients that Consumer Proposals and Bankruptcies can be the beginning of financial stability. For Veronica, helping others to realize their full potential – is a joy.

Location: Brampton Office

TRINA POWELL, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

Trina, a Certified Insolvency Counselor, with years of experience, provides her clients with knowledgeable support and honest opinions. She has an exceptional understanding of family dynamics, and helps people from all backgrounds – to get out of debt and learn the skills to build a brighter financial future. Fluent in French and English, Trina’s passion is to help people dealing with financial challenges – find peace of mind.

Location: Pickering Office

ASHLEY CARTER, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

As a proven and successful Estate Administrator, Ashley is able to combine her love of the law and her deep concern for the well-being of others. Recognizing the power of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to help people who are in financial crisis regain control of their lives, Ashley is pleased to be a part of the process that gives others a ‘fresh start’. The relief that she sees in her clients, is one of her greatest rewards.

Location: Toronto West Office

JACKIE STANLEY, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

With over 20 years in the financial industry, Jackie provides not only knowledge and experience, she has a sincere concern for her clients. Clear and straight-forward, she is able to offer her clients real solutions that will enable them to build a brighter financial future for themselves and their families. According to Jackie, “There is no better satisfaction than knowing you have helped another person realize their goals”.

Location: Head Office (Toronto East)

COLLEEN GREER, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

Active in the insolvency field since 2000, Colleen is both a Certified Insolvency Counsellor and a Certified Insolvency Administrator. Her extensive experience, insight and empathy, enables her to help new clients as they take their first steps towards financial recovery. She treats everyone with courtesy, honesty and gentle good humour. Colleen delights in empowering her clients to see that there is a real solution to their financial problems.


We Can Help

If your debt problems seem insurmountable – we can help. At David Sklar & Associates, our Licensed Debt ProfessionalsTM have the experience and knowledge to help you get out of debt. During your consultation, we will help you understand what your current financial situation is, how best to fix it, and how to move on to a better life. With six offices in the Greater Toronto Area – we are here to help.

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