Firm News

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.

Justin speaking at STEP Canada

March 3, 2015

Justin will be a co-presenter at the STEP conference “The Transfer of Wealth Including the Family Cottage.” Justin’s presentation will focus on litigation surrounding the family cottage. The conference takes place April 15, 2015 from 3-5 pm. You can visit the STEP Canada website here.

Justin to Present in February 2015

November 26, 2014

Justin will be speaking at the OBA seminar “No Bones About It: Critical Issues and Essential Updates in Trusts and Estates Law” on February 4, 2015. Justin’s topic is “Emerging Issues in Capacity.” Sarah Mason-Case of the Law Commission of Ontario will be presenting with him. For more details on the program, or to sign…read more

Estates & Trusts Summit Presentation

November 4, 2014

Justin W. de Vries presented at day one of the 2014 Estates & Trusts Summit held in Toronto November 3, 2014. His topic was fraudulent breaches of trust and recovering stolen trust property. You can read his full paper, “Knowing Receipt of Fraudulent Funds & Knowing Assistance in Breach of Trust,” here.

Angela and Justin Co-Author Passing of Accounts Chapter

October 1, 2014

Angela Casey and Justin de Vries have authored a chapter in the 2013-2014 edition of Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario. Their chapter provides an overview and analysis of the latest cases and issues relating to a passing of accounts. The book, now in its fifth edition, has become a trusted reference…read more