Firm News

Justin to Speak at LSO’s 24th Estates and Trusts Summit

October 8, 2021

Justin will be speaking at the Law Society of Ontario’s 24th Estates and Trusts Summit (Day One) on October 20, 2021. This annual two-day program covers the most important developments in estate law. Day one of the program addresses the latest and greatest on estates, trusts and capacity/elder law litigation. Justin’s talk is titled, “Litigating…read more

Diane Interviewed for Canadian Lawyer Article on Estate Lawyers

October 5, 2021

Diane Vieira was interviewed for the Canadian Lawyer article, Why you need an estate lawyer. The article features both estate litigators and estate planners discussing estate law and how estate lawyers can assist in resolving disputes.

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada

August 27, 2021

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Justin de Vries, Gillian Fournie, Jacob Kaufman and Diane Vieira have been recognized in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for their work in Trusts and Estates. Justin was also recognized in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Thank you to our peers for their…read more

Congrats Tyler!

June 24, 2021

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP congratulates Tyler Lin on his call to the Ontario Bar.  We are excited to announce that Tyler will continue his career with our firm as an associate. All of us at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP look forward to continuing to work with Tyler.

Justin to Speak at The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2021 Program

May 3, 2021

On May 13, 2021, Justin will be speaking on Hotchpot Clauses at the Law Society of Ontario’s The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer Program.  See the LSO’s website for further information and registration details.

Welcome Karen!

April 28, 2021

Karen Watters has joined de VRIES LITIGATION LLP! Karen is a senior estates practitioner with over a decade of litigation experience. We are excited to have her join our team.

de VRIES LITIGATION named in Top 10 Wills, Trusts & Estates Firms

March 2, 2021

We are pleased to announce that de VRIES LITIGATION LLP has again been recognized as one of the Top 10 Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Firms in Canada for 2021-22 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in its March 2021 issue.  We thank all our colleagues and clients for their continued support and vote of confidence.  At de VRIES LITIGATION…read more

TAS Event Chaired by Jacob Kaufman: “Mingling with Mediators”

February 26, 2021

On March 4, 2021, Jacob will be chairing The Advocates’ Society’s “Mingling with Mediators” event. To read more about this program, click here.

Jacob Presenting on COVID-19’s Impact on the Profession

February 8, 2021

On February 25, 2021, Jacob will be presenting on ‘COVID-19 and its Effect on Practices’ at the Hamilton Law Association’s 19th Annual Estates & Trusts Seminar. To read more about this program, click here.

Evolving Law of Personality Rights

January 6, 2021

Tyler Lin, student-at-law, has written an article on the evolving area of personality rights: “Bot v. Bot v. Bot: Personality Rights and New Frontiers in Estate Litigation.” Tyler’s fascinating article, detailing in part the fights celebrity estates may face as technology allows the deceased celebrity to be “resurrected,” has been published on the Trust and…read more