Firm News

National Interest in Testamentary Freedom

June 26, 2019

The June 20, 2019 issue of Law Times features a link to Gillian’s article “Testamentary Freedom – A Fundamental Right?”. The article discusses a recent Nova Scotia case which held that testamentary autonomy is protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If the decision stands, then all Canadians are guaranteed equal right to testamentary…read more

Congratulations, Diane and Gillian!

June 18, 2019

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is proud to announce that Diane Vieira has been elected to the OBA’s Elder Law Section Executive as the Newsletter Editor, and that Gillian Fournie has been elected as a Member at Large to the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive. You can view the list of 2019-2020 section executives…read more

Anna Publishes Article in Carleton University’s Newsletter

May 2, 2019

Anna Alizadeh publishes article about Ontario’s intestacy laws in Carleton University’s newsletter, Giving Insight.  Giving Insight is a newsletter dedicated to future philanthropy.  In the newsletter, inspirational donor stories and valuable information on ways to give are shared with the general public. You can visit their website here. Click here to read Anna’s article!

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP to Sponsor the Summer Kick-Off Reception for Estate Litigators

May 1, 2019

On June 27, 2019, the Advocates’ Society will host a networking evening for the estate litigators. de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is a sponsor of this summer kick-off event. To learn more about this event. Click here.

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP to Sponsor OBA Award of Excellence

May 1, 2019

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to be one of the long-standing sponsors of the OBA Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates Law.  We would like to congratulate Albert H. Oosterhoff on receiving the award this year. To learn more about the event, click here.

Jacob Kaufman speaking at EPOCH

April 18, 2019

On April 18, 2019, Jacob will be speaking to the Estate Planners’ Council of Halton (EPCOH), and will be providing the group with a legal analysis of recent estate and trust cases.

Justin’s Next Speaking Engagements

April 2, 2019

On May 9, 2019, Justin will be providing a legal update and caselaw commentary to the GTA trust group at TD Canada Trust. And, on May 22, 2019, he will be speaking at the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP) on “Choosing the Right Fiduciary”.

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP to Sponsor 9th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala

February 14, 2019

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is a proud sponsor of Young Women in Law’s 9th Annual Charity Gala.  Young Women in Law is a not for profit organization for women lawyers in their early stages of practice. Anna Alizadeh of our office is a board member of this organization. The Gala will take place on Wednesday, March 27,…read more

Jacob to Speak at The Advocates’ Society

February 6, 2019

On February 7, 2019, Jacob will be presenting as a speaker at The Advocates’ Society’s Top Cases in Estates Litigation. He will discuss the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp. and the Divisional Court’s decision in Milne Estate. 

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP Named One of Top 10 Wills, Trusts & Estates Boutique Law Firms in Canada

January 23, 2019

We are proud to announce that de VRIES LITIGATION LLP has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Firms in Canada for 2019-20 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in its January 2019 issue. We thank all our colleagues and clients for their support and vote of confidence.  At de VRIES…read more