Firm News

Justin to chair Advocates’ Society Program

September 12, 2017

Justin will be chairing the Advocates’ Society program, Will Challenge Advocacy for Estate Litigators, on September 28, 2017. The program will discuss how to prepare for and execute effective examinations of drafting solicitors and treating physicians. You can join the program in person or by live webcast. To sign up for the program or for…read more

Welcome Rebecca!

September 6, 2017

We are happy to announce that Rebecca Studin has joined our team at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. Rebecca was called to the bar in 2009 and practiced estates and commercial litigation at a full-service international law firm in Toronto prior to joining our team. She is a well-respected estates and commercial litigator who has experience…read more

Justin to Present to Scotia Wealth Management in Burlington

August 29, 2017

Justin has been invited to speak to the Scotia Wealth Management in Burlington on September 22, 2017. He will be presenting on the topic “Top Ten Reasons Estates End Up in Court”.

Justin Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada

August 24, 2017

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Justin de Vries has been recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada  in the area of Trusts and Estates. Congratulations Justin!

Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry

April 13, 2017

As featured in Ontario Reports issued March 17, 2017, the entire team at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP sponsored and volunteered with Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry on December 7, 2016. The Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program has provided hot, healthy community meals to Toronto residents in need since 1998.

Diane to speak at OBA Estate Litigation Primer

April 6, 2017

On April 25, 2017, Diane Vieira will be speaking at the OBA’s “Estate Litigation: A Primer.” Dianewill be speaking on the topic of passing of accounts, including: What is the difference between an informal accounting and the proper court format? Preparing your application How to proceed with an unopposed passing Objecting to accounts What to…read more

Justin to speak at RBC National Wealth Management Services Conference

March 13, 2017

Justin is scheduled to speak at this year’s RBC National Wealth Management Services Conference on March 30, 2017.  Justin’s topic “Death and Money: A Toxic Mix” will address a variety of issues, which often end up embroiling estates.  He will share war stories from the courtroom and discuss the top ten reasons estates end up…read more

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP, a proud sponsor of Young Women in Law’s Charity Gala

March 2, 2017

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is a proud sponsor of Young Women in Law’s 7th Annual Charity Gala. The Gala will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the Omni King Edward Hotel. All funds raised will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, an organization spearheading efforts to exonerate wrongfully convicted youth…read more

Justin to speak at the Estate Planning Council of Hamilton meeting

January 20, 2017

Justin has been invited to speak on the topic “Money and Death – A Toxic Mix and Top Ten Reasons Estates End Up in Litigation” at the meeting of the Estate Planners’ Council in Hamilton on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The Estate Planning Council of Hamilton (EPCH) is a not-for-profit organization of accredited professionals from interrelated…read more

Justin to Speak at The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017

January 16, 2017

On May 8, 2017, Justin will be a speaker at The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017, covering the topic of “Advising Clients Who Act as Attorney for Property or Personal Care.” The conference speakers will provide a comprehensive summary and analysis of legislative developments, recent case law, and best practices in trust and estates law. To register and read…read more