Firm News

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

Justin Co-Chairing LSO’s Annual Program “Estate Accounting 2019”

January 15, 2019

Complex accounting issues or challenging legal questions often crop up in the review of estate or trust accounts. On January 16, 2019, Justin is co-chairing “Estate Accounting 2019”, an annual program put on by the Law Society of Ontario that attracts a wide and varied audience.  Topics include: When can a trustee claim and justify…read more

Gillian Fournie – Partner at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP

January 14, 2019

Justin de Vries and Diane Vieira are pleased to announce that Gillian Fournie is now a partner of the firm. Gillian has been with de VRIES LITIGATION LLP since 2011, starting as a summer student. Gillian then articled with the firm and was called to the bar in 2013. Gillian is a skilled advocate, an excellent…read more