Firm News

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

Learn how to conduct an estates motion!

December 7, 2020

Justin will be co-chairing the Advocates’ Society’s program: “Forks Out: Conduct of the Estates Motion” on January 20, 2021. The first half of the program involves leading practitioners and judges of the estates bar and bench discussing the strategies you need to succeed at an estates motion. The second half of the program is an…read more

Welcome Tyler!

November 20, 2020

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to welcome Tyler Lin as a student-at-law. Tyler obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School after completing an undergraduate degree (honours) in philosophy from York University.  During his time at Osgoode, Tyler gained a variety of experience including securities litigation with the Investor Protection Clinic, human rights…read more

Jacob is a Partner!

November 2, 2020

The partners of de VRIES LITIGATION LLP are pleased to announce that Jacob Kaufman is now a partner of the firm. Jacob has been with de VRIES LITIGATION LLP since 2015, after previously working at a large international law firm. Jacob is a tireless advocate for his clients and currently serves as the chair of…read more

Best Lawyers in Canada

September 1, 2020

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Justin de Vries, Gillian Fournie, and Diane Vieira have been recognized in the 15th 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. Congratulations!

Congratulations, Diane and Gillian!

June 17, 2020

Diane will be reprising her role as the newsletter editor of the OBA’s Elder Law Section Executive. Gillian has also been re-elected as a Member at Large of the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive. Thank you to everyone who cast their vote in support!

Voting in OBA Elections Now Open!

June 4, 2020

Every year, the OBA sections hold an election for their executive. Voting is now open to all members of the OBA sections: Diane Vieira and Gillian Fournie are running for membership of the Elder Law and Estates and Trust sections, respectively. We would appreciate your vote!

COVID-19 Court Updates

April 3, 2020

The Ontario Superior Court has posted several Notices to the Profession which may be accessed here.