Firm News

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

Anna’s Two Cents on Building a Meaningful Legal Career

November 8, 2018

Anna Alizadeh, along with her colleagues at the Ontario Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Forum, share their thoughts and tips on building a meaningful legal career.  Check out their article, published in PrecedentJD Magazine’s November 2018 Issue, here.

Diane to Mentor Young Women in Law

September 21, 2018

On September 26, 2018, Diane Vieira joins prominent, well-established women professionals from the Toronto legal community to mentor young women lawyers at Young Women in Law’s annual Speed Mentoring event.

Capital News: Justin Mediates in Ottawa

September 13, 2018

Justin is an experienced litigator and mediator who understands the issues and knows the law. Justin mediates throughout southern Ontario and most recently has expanded his mediation practice to Ottawa. As a mediator, Justin has the energy, knowledge and drive to help settle complex and seemingly intractable litigation fairly and quickly. With reasonable rates and…read more