Cynthia Woods is a Toronto lawyer practicing in the west end. Since starting her practice in 1994, she has been offering legal services primarily in the areas of wills and estates, real estate and small business law. She offers services relating to sales, purchase and mortgage refinancing of residential property as well as commercial transactions including leasing. As a lawyer working with small and medium business clients, Cynthia also provides advice on incorporation, on going corporate maintenance, shareholder and other business agreements, as well as purchases and sales of assets or shares.
Cynthia has trained in Civil Collaborative Law which can be applied in disputes in the estates and small business areas and is a member of Collaborative Practice Toronto and the Global Collaborative Law Council. Her office is uniquely situated in Chestnut Collaborative Solutions with other collaborative professionals including lawyers, financial specialists and social workers.
A focus of Cynthia's legal work has always included providing legal services to clients with disabilities including both organizations and individuals. She is a member of ARCH Disability Law Centre and has provided pro bono legal services to referred organizations through the Volunteer Lawyers Association. Ms. Woods currently consults with businesses on compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, as a partner in Woods and Jennings AODA Consulting.
Cynthia's first career as a professional musician, both teaching and performing across Canada and the United States, has remained an important part of her life as she continues to play the double bass and teach as time permits. She has been on the board of directors for a number of arts organizations—currently for both the Inter-Provincial Music Camp and the High Park Choirs of Toronto.