Reisman Law Offices - 14 Belmont St., Toronto, Ontario - 416-944-1747

Hatty Reisman, LLB, JD, ICD.D

Hatty Reisman, founder and senior lawyer at Reisman Law Offices is a seasoned corporate lawyer with business and operations experience.  Prior to establishing this firm, Hatty spent 20 years in the trenches getting to know her clients' business.  She was a founding partner of the Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie and went on to serve as General Counsel of two leading Canadian entertainment public companies - Atlantis Communications and Nelvana Limited.

Hatty offers legal and business expertise specializing in the cultural industries sector including advising on all aspects of the film and television industry, interim financing, corporate transactions and day to day corporate matters, intellectual property, employment and immigration issues arising in these and other industries, small claims court matters, as well as on issues faced by technology startups, and on music, publishing and new media matters.

Hatty is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, is recognized by Lexpert as a leading entertainment lawyer, and by Cambridge's World Wide Who's Who.  A sampling of her articles and presentations can be found on the Articles and Presentations tab.

Hatty also has a wealth of board experience with both public and private companies and is a graduate of Rotman's Directors Education Program in association with the Institute of Corporate Directors.  She has also been selected for the Women on Board program and for the Diversity Top 50 program, 2014.  Hatty served as the Corporate Secretary to Atlantis Communications Limited and Nelvana Limited.  In addition she has served on the boards of YTV, Life Network, Home and Garden Television, the Documentary Channel, Enwave, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and SPRINT.  She as also served on the Boards of numerous high profile not for profit organizations including The National Gallery of Canada Foundation, Kids Help Phone, Canadian Women in Communications & Technology, and Factory Theatre, just to name a few

Hatty has mentored countless young lawyers in the industry and has a great eye for selecting and nurturing the best and the brightest as they start their careers in this exciting industry.



Canadian Women in Communications & Technology 

Women in Film & Television, Toronto 

Ontario Bar Association The Law Society of Upper Canada 

Institute of Corporate Directors


Rotman Directors Education Program and Institute of Corporate Dierctors, ICD.D, 2013

AABTEP, Alliance Atlantis Broadcast and Television Executive Program

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, JD.

Bar Admission Course, 1984

University College, UOT, Political Science and Economics, 2 years

Awards and Scholarships:

Selection for Women on Board Mentoring Program

Scholarship - Rotman's Directors Education Program

Selection for Diversity 50 - Top 50 Directors