I believe that family law is an ever-changing landscape and we must think innovatively to help our clients navigate it.


Associate Lawyer


  • University of Toronto
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
  • B.A. (Hons.)
  • J.D.
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Halton County Law Association
Volunteer Experience
  • Ontario Justice Education Network
  • Pro Bono Students Canada

Languages Spoken

  • Bangla

Specializing in History and Political Science, Nazifa graduated from the University of Toronto with continued standing on the Dean’s List. She was awarded a scholarship based on academic achievement upon entrance into Osgoode Hall Law School where she completed her reading of law.

In her time at law school, Nazifa worked on the Pro Bono Students Canada Family Law Project assisting clients with applications for support, custody, and access among other matters. She participated in a Child Protection Externship and the Osgoode Feminist Advocacy Clinic. She also served as an executive member of the Osgoode Peer Support Centre, carrying out events and initiatives aimed at improving student success and well-being.

Before her Call to the Ontario Bar, Nazifa articled at the Family Responsibility Office (“FRO”). Once called to the Bar, she continued at FRO as Crown Counsel, gaining important expertise and insights into the law of support enforcement. She has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

An avid reader, Nazifa is often found curled up with a fiction novel and her cat, Snowy, in her spare time.

At SD&A, Nazifa brings a penchant for negotiation and litigation, and a continued commitment to help family law clients approach difficult times with strength, knowledge and confidence.

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really appreciate all the hard work

Stephen and his team helped my parents settle their divorce ammicably after 20 years of separation! I am glad I didn’t have to mediate or take sides – really appreciate all the hard work that was put into my family’s situation and that we can all put it behind us.

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What a difference an experienced lawyer does make. With Stephen, It was a legal experience, but it was also therapeutic in some ways because he seemed to know exactly what I was going through and his confidence gave me confidence through the process. Can’t thank him enough. It’s great to move on.

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