We are the Financial Loss Advisory Group (FLAG) of MBC Law Professional Corporation, a litigation boutique law firm. Based in Ottawa, we have helped clients across the country seek recovery. We know this area and your legal rights. We know how to investigate these cases. We know how to explain your rights to you in language you can understand. We know how to best present your complaints to regulators and defend your rights in court.
If you or your client requires timely and effective legal advice from professionals who are already on your side, contact one of us: Harold Geller, John Hollander, or Margot Leduc Pomerleau or toll-free at 1-888-460-4474, ext. 247. Christine Arcari is also a litigation lawyers taking on clients within the group. The FLAG’s administration and clerical work is handled by our team of MBA Law clerks who are often the point of contact with clients.
Harold is a well-known financial industry commentator, a continuing education provider for various insurers, investment and mutual fund dealers, and financial industry licensing organizations.
Harold is proud to have been reappointed as one of 7 members of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Advisory Panel. This panel represents investors to the Ontario Securities Commission and routinely submits thoughtful comments to the Canadian Securities Administrators (the Canadian consortium of securities commissions), IIROC, MFDA, FSCO, Minsters of Finance, Expert Panels (such as the Expert Panel on Financial Planning and the Expert Panel on FSCO).
John has pursued financial loss claims since the Bre-X scandal of the 1990's. He has been an active civil litigator since 1978, representing clients at all levels of the civil courts.
In 2005, John was selected as one of the members of the newly formed Investor Advisory Committee established by the Ontario Securities Commission. During his two-year term he helped identify and address issues affecting investors.
John is responsible for the mentoring and advocacy training programs at MBC. He also includes young lawyers from other firms in his innovative Advocacy Club.
Margot L. Pomerleau
Margot practices in the area of civil litigation, focusing on commercial, real property, construction and financial loss related issues. Fluently bilingual, Margot represents both francophone and anglophone clients and argues matters before the courts in both official languages.
A Partner with MBC Law, Margot has served since 2014 as the Financial Loss Advisory Group manager where she advocates for clients claiming financial losses in financial adviser negligence cases across the country
A proud member of the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates Society, the Advocacy Club, AJEFO and the County of Carleton Law Association, Margot also delights in supporting a variety of Eastern Ontario and capital area community groups and events including educating lawyers and individuals through advocacy programs and at the University of Ottawa.