Firm News

Justin to Co-Chair the Advocates’ Society Program “Capable or Not? Litigating & Mediating POA Disputes”

August 29, 2019

On September 18, 2019, Justin will be co-chairing the Advocates’ Society program, “Capable or Not? Litigating & Mediating POA Disputes”. If you are looking to find practical tips and strategies in mediating and litigating complex power of attorney disputes, this program may interest you. To read more, click here.

Welcome aboard, Christina!

August 26, 2019

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to welcome Christina Papadopoulos as a student-at-law. Christina studied law at the University of Montreal where she obtained her LLB in civil law and at the University of Ottawa where she obtained her JD in common law with honours. Christina anticipates being called to the bar in June 2020…read more

Justin Named in The Best Lawyers in Canada 10 Years in a Row

August 23, 2019

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Justin de Vries has again been recognized in the 14th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for his work in Trusts and Estates. Justin has been repeatedly named in The Best Lawyers since 2010 based on peer voting.  Congratulations to Justin on his 10th year…read more

National Interest in Testamentary Freedom

June 26, 2019

The June 20, 2019 issue of Law Times features a link to Gillian’s article “Testamentary Freedom – A Fundamental Right?”. The article discusses a recent Nova Scotia case which held that testamentary autonomy is protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If the decision stands, then all Canadians are guaranteed equal right to testamentary…read more

Congratulations, Diane and Gillian!

June 18, 2019

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is proud to announce that Diane Vieira has been elected to the OBA’s Elder Law Section Executive as the Newsletter Editor, and that Gillian Fournie has been elected as a Member at Large to the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive. You can view the list of 2019-2020 section executives…read more

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”.