In the October 23, 2017 issue of Law Times, Justin de Vries and Rebecca Studin discussed the recent decision in Seepa v. Seepa and the minimal evidentiary standard required to obtain an order for directions in a will challenge. Read the full article here.
On October 23, 2017, Jacob Kaufman was quoted in the Law Times article, “Indian Act ‘paternalistic’ on will-making”. Jacob discusses estate issues impacting Indigenous Canadians subject to the Indian Act. To read the full article, click here.
Justin will be speaking at the two day 20th Annual Estates & Trusts Summit, to be held in Toronto on October 16-17, 2017. On Day One of the Summit, Justin will be the moderator on the topic, “How to Win an Undue Influence Case”. On Day Two of the summit, Justin will present on the…read more
Justin will be chairing the Advocates’ Society program, Will Challenge Advocacy for Estate Litigators, on September 28, 2017. The program will discuss how to prepare for and execute effective examinations of drafting solicitors and treating physicians. You can join the program in person or by live webcast. To sign up for the program or for…read more
We are happy to announce that Rebecca Studin has joined our team at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. Rebecca was called to the bar in 2009 and practiced estates and commercial litigation at a full-service international law firm in Toronto prior to joining our team. She is a well-respected estates and commercial litigator who has experience…read more
Justin has been invited to speak to the Scotia Wealth Management in Burlington on September 22, 2017. He will be presenting on the topic “Top Ten Reasons Estates End Up in Court”.
de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Justin de Vries has been recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Trusts and Estates. Congratulations Justin!
As featured in Ontario Reports issued March 17, 2017, the entire team at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP sponsored and volunteered with Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry on December 7, 2016. The Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program has provided hot, healthy community meals to Toronto residents in need since 1998.
On April 25, 2017, Diane Vieira will be speaking at the OBA’s “Estate Litigation: A Primer.” Dianewill be speaking on the topic of passing of accounts, including: What is the difference between an informal accounting and the proper court format? Preparing your application How to proceed with an unopposed passing Objecting to accounts What to…read more
Justin is scheduled to speak at this year’s RBC National Wealth Management Services Conference on March 30, 2017. Justin’s topic “Death and Money: A Toxic Mix” will address a variety of issues, which often end up embroiling estates. He will share war stories from the courtroom and discuss the top ten reasons estates end up…read more