Firm News

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

Anna Published in STEP Newsletter

January 3, 2019

Anna Alizadeh’s article on Rivard v Morris (ONCA 2018) and the rule of convenience published in the January 2019 Toronto STEP Newsletter.

Anna Co-Chairing OBA’s Program “On the Pathway to Power: Associates’ Roundtable”

December 13, 2018

On January 10, 2019, Anna will co-chair the Ontario Bar Association’s program, “On the Pathway to Power: Associates’ Roundtable”.  This program will offer an opportunity for junior to mid-level associates to learn the tricks of the trade in building a meaningful legal career.  Click here to register.

Anna and Gillian Spend Day at Pro Bono Ontario

December 5, 2018

On December 4, 2018, Anna Alizadeh and Gillian Fournie spent the day answering calls at Pro Bono Ontario’s hotline. The hotline, which was launched in 2017, provides free legal advice over the phone to those who cannot afford a lawyer. The hotline, in conjunction with Pro Bono Ontario’s other services, is intended to increase access…read more

Justin and Anna Published in Law Times

November 12, 2018

Justin de Vries and Anna Alizadeh comment on the rule of convenience as discussed in the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision of Rivard v Morris.  Their article was published in the October 22, 2018 issue of the Law Times. Read their article here.

Jacob Quoted in Law Times’ Articles

November 9, 2018

In the October 22, 2018 Issue of Law Times, Jacob Kaufman comments on several Trusts & Estates Law issues.  In the article “Clarity needed in estates after divorce”, Jacob is quoted stressing the importance of ensuring certainty in spousal status after a marriage breaks down and analyzing the case of Moore v. Sweet.  Jacob is…read more