Firm News

STEP into 2017 with a Review of Estates Law

November 17, 2016

To ring in the new year, Justin will be speaking at STEP Toronto’s event “Case Law & Property of Trust Issues.” Justin will be joined by three other experienced trusts and estates practitioners to discuss where the law of estates and trusts stands as we enter 2017. The event takes place January 18, 2017. For more…read more

Justin Quoted in Law Times

November 16, 2016

In the October 24, 2016 issue of Law Times, Justin de Vries was quoted for an article on the law of undue influence. Justin voiced his support for a law similar to that in B.C. which presumes undue influence in certain situations. To read the full article, click here.

CBA Fundamentals for Estate Practitioners

October 25, 2016

The CBA’s five-day intensive program “Fundamentals for Estate Practitioners” occurs this year from October 26-30. The program consists of lectures and workshops led by senior estate practitioners from across the country. Justin will be leading one of the workshops on offer Saturday, October 29, “Construction and Interpretation of Wills.”

September 27, 2016

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Justin will be delivering a presentation to the Estate Planners Council of Halton (EPCOH). Justin will be reviewing influential cases from 2016 as part of his presentation, “Court Update: What Estate Cases made a Difference in 2016 and Why You Should Care.” Those interested in EPCOH or the November 8 meeting can find…read more

RBC Study Group – Death and Taxes

September 22, 2016

Justin has been asked to speak at RBC for their October 27th RBC Study Group on “Death and Taxes – A Toxic Mix/The Top 10 Reasons Estates End Up in Court.” Drawing on his wealth of experience in the area, Justin will discuss common situations he sees leading which land an estate in litigation.

Welcome Aboard!

May 10, 2016

Joanna Lindenberg is joining de VRIES LITIGATION LLP.  Joanna is an experienced estate, trust and capacity litigator.  She is bright, tenacious and hardworking.  Joanna will be starting in September at the end of her maternity leave.  de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is very pleased and excited to welcome Joanna to our team. Diane Vieira will also…read more

Diane to Speak at The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2016

April 28, 2016

Diane Vieira will be presenting at The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2016 on May 3, 2016. Every year the conference attracts top speakers practicing estates law who present on a wide variety of topics relating to estate planning and estate litigation. Diane will be speaking on Avoiding Liability When Acting as Attorney for Property or Personal Care. To register…read more

Ottawa Speaking Engagement

April 12, 2016

Justin will be travelling to Ottawa to participate in the MD Private Trust Conference taking place on May 11 and 12, 2016. Approximately 50 trust and estate professionals from across Canada gather for MD Private Trust’s annual educational conference. Justin will be a guest presenter on “Difficult Beneficiaries and Trustees: How to Avoid Litigation in Estate Administrations.” You can learn more…read more

Managing, Mediating and Litigating Estate Disputes

March 9, 2016

On March 30, 2016, Justin will be a speaker at Osgoode Professional Development’s seminar “Managing, Mediating and Litigating Estate Disputes.” Among other issues, the program will focus on helping lawyers determine the types of estate disputes suitable to an informal settlement, those that require formal mediation, or whether the dispute will proceed to court. Special emphasis will be given to wills challenges and contested passings…read more

Justin as Guest Lecturer at Osgoode Law School

March 1, 2016

On March 31, 2016, Justin will be a guest lecturer at Osgoode law school.  He has been invited to speak to the students taking an estates law class about estate litigation.