Meet Prenup Lawyer Jeffrey Behrendt, B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Jeffrey Behrendt is a highly sought after lawyer with expertise in family law, particularly prenuptial agreements. He is the founder of Behrendt Professional Corporation, the Ottawa law firm behind popular website and resource, Prenup.ca.
Jeffrey attended the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario on both a Descartes Scholarship and a Canada Scholarship. In 1993, he graduated on the Dean’s Honour’s List with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. In 1996, he graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in Toronto. While in law school, Jeffrey was an Associate Editor of the University of Toronto Law Review. Jeffrey continued his education in England, graduating with Merit in 1998 with a Master of Laws Degree from King’s College London. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 2000.
Jeffrey has a wide range of experience. He has inside knowledge of how courts work from doing two judicial clerkships, one at the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has worked at law firms in London, England, in Toronto, and in Ottawa.
Jeffrey has advocated for his clients in the Superior Court of Justice and on appeals at the Divisional Court. He is experienced in negotiating and litigating the contested issues of support, child custody and access, and division of property, as well as drafting the essential documents involved in family law, such as prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and separation agreements.
Jeffrey is the author of the best selling book “Prenup Essentials” as well as several other family law books. His expertise and ability to explain complex legal concepts in easy-to-understand language has been recognized in media circles, with Jeffrey being quoted in the Toronto Star, The Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine, and Xtra, being interviewed several times on TV, by both CJOH and the New RO, and being interviewed on radio by CJOB and by Peter Warren on CKNW. He has published numerous articles in Law Now Magazine. He has given talks on family law at various locations. He teaches law to paralegal students at Herzing College.
When he is not working, Jeffrey loves bicycling and cooking with his son, and teaching him how to negotiate.
If you would like to protect your legal rights, your children, and your assets, contact Jeffrey today.