Firm News

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.

Justin to Speak at STEP Canada National Conference

February 4, 2016

Justin has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on the role and duties of an estate trustee during litigation at STEP Canada’s National conference on June 9, 2016.

Justin in the News

December 16, 2015

Justin’s presentation on “The Power to Choose: Physician-Assisted Death” was reported in the Oakville Beaver.  Peter Watson’s article, “Pending physician-assisted death legislation may change estate planning” also provides an overview of estate planning. You can read the full article, which appeared in the Dec. 10, 2015 edition of the paper, here.

Lawyers Feed the Hungry

December 4, 2015

On November 4, 2015, the entire team at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP volunteered with Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry where we helped serve over 360 meals.

Jacob Kaufman Guest on Legal Talk Show

December 1, 2015

On November 17, 2015, Jacob Kaufman was a guest on “Heirs + Omissions,” a Cable 14 Hamilton legal talk show.  Jacob and host Adam Capelli discussed a wide breadth of estate litigation matters.  Subscribers of Rogers or Cogeco can view the video here.    

Justin Speaking at Peter Watson Investment

November 3, 2015

Justin will be the featured speaker at Peter Watson Investments’ Lunch, Learn & Enjoy series on December 1, 2015 in Oakville.  Justin’s topic is: “How We Die: Physician Assisted Death and What the Future Holds.”

In the News

September 9, 2015

Justin recently appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal on a will challenge.  Read the Sun article which discusses the appeal and Justin’s submissions here.

Cottage Succession Planning

June 24, 2015

Cottage succession and planning is always a hot topic. Today, Justin will presenting on this issue for CIBC advisors.