Firm News

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.

Trusts and Estates Conference

June 17, 2015

Angela and Justin are presenters at the CBA Will, Estate and Trust Fundamentals for Estate Practitioners. This is an intensive 4-day program intended to expand and enhance the practice skills of lawyers in estates and trusts law. You can register for the program or view the full program agenda here.

OBA Award of Excellence

June 3, 2015

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP would like to congratulate Liza Sheard on receiving this year’s OBA Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates law. Ms. Sheard will be presented her award on June 3, 2015, at a dinner reception in Toronto. http://www.oba.org/About-US/Awards/Section-Awards/OBA-Award-of-Excellence-in-Trusts-and-Estates-Law  

Six-Minute Estate Lawyer 2015

March 5, 2015

Justin will be speaking at the Six-Minute Estate Lawyer on May 4, 2015. Justin is a long-time participant in this well-attended event. This year he will be discussing capacity assessments. To view the full schedule of speakers or sign-up, click here.