Firm News

Justin and Rebecca published in Law Times

November 8, 2017

In the October 23, 2017 issue of Law Times, Justin de Vries and Rebecca Studin discussed the recent decision in Seepa v. Seepa and the minimal evidentiary standard required to obtain an order for directions in a will challenge. Read the full article here.

Jacob Quoted in Law Times

October 27, 2017

On October 23, 2017, Jacob Kaufman was quoted in the Law Times article, “Indian Act ‘paternalistic’ on will-making”. Jacob discusses estate issues impacting Indigenous Canadians subject to the Indian Act. To read the full article, click here.  

Justin to Speak at the LSUC’s 20th Annual Estates & Trusts Summit

October 3, 2017

Justin will be speaking at the two day 20th Annual Estates & Trusts Summit, to be held in Toronto on October 16-17, 2017. On Day One of the Summit, Justin will be the moderator on the topic, “How to Win an Undue Influence Case”. On Day Two of the summit, Justin will present on the…read more

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