J.D. (Brooklyn Law School, 1998), Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award (highest grade in Food & Drug Law course)
B.S. (Accounting & History – Duquesne University, 1995)
Music Diploma (Manhattan School of Music, 1991) – String Performance
Admitted to the Ontario Bar (Law Society of Upper Canada)
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Kalman Magyar has over two decades of international experience as a lawyer. He has been called to the bar in Ontario as a Barrister & Solicitor (by the Law Society of Upper Canada), and over the course of his career has had the privilege of being admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, and several United States federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Kalman has taught Canadian Business Law courses at Seneca College, where he has served as a part-time Professor for the School of Accounting and Financial Services. He previously was an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, where he taught Civil Litigation courses for the University’s Paralegal Studies Program.
A graduate of Brooklyn Law School in 1998 (where he won the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest grade in Food & Drug Law course) and Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University (with honours) in 1995, Kalman was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1998 to 1999, and engaged in private practice for two prominent New Jersey/New York-based law firms from 1999 to 2007; firms which represented business based locally as well as global Fortune 500 companies. He subsequently became Assistant General Counsel for Iovate Health Sciences in the Toronto area, where he worked for several years before re-entering into private practice in 2011.
Kalman is now the Managing Partner of Magyar, Bogle & O’Hara LLP, with a practice that combines working on a wide range of legal issues for entities of all sizes – from global companies to small start-ups – and litigating a variety of cases throughout the United States and Canada, particularly in the area of intellectual property law and complex commercial actions.
The son of Hungarian-born parents, Kalman speaks Hungarian fluently and provides legal services to Hungarian-born businesspeople in their mother tongue.
Kalman is also an accomplished Hungarian folk musician and actively involved in his local Hungarian-Canadian community. He is an avid tennis player and soccer fan, competes in the Inter-County Tennis Association of Toronto, and holds season tickets for his beloved Toronto FC. He lives in the west end of Toronto with his wife and three children.
Teaching and Lecturing Experience
Adjunct Professor, Seneca College (Toronto), School of Accounting and Financial Services, teaching Canadian Business Law Courses at the School of Accounting and Financial Services
Adjunct Professor of Civil Litigation, Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, N.J.), teaching Civil Litigation for the University’s ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program
Guest Lecturer, New School University, Department of Fashion Design (New York City), speaking engagements focusing on ethical and legal topics in the global marketplace
Professional and Community Involvement
Former Vice President of Football, Board of Directors, Toronto High Park Football Club (volunteer role)
Former Vice President, Swansea Tennis Club (Toronto)
Former President, International Law Organizations Section of New Jersey State Bar Association