Firm News

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

Justin’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements

September 6, 2018

Justin is the featured speaker at the September 11, 2018 meeting of the Hamilton Estate Planning Council.  His topic is “An Update from the Courts, including Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)”. Click here to read more about the event. Justin will also be a guest speaker on September 15, 2018 at the BMO Institute for…read more

Justin Co-Chairing Advocates’ Society Program “Conducting a Dependant Support Trial”

July 30, 2018

On October 29, 2018, Justin will be co-chairing the Advocates’ Society Program, “Conducting a Dependant Support Trial”. This program will offer an opportunity to learn how to prepare for and conduct a dependant support trial. The early bird sale ends on September 21, 2018. Click here to register for the program today!

Congrats to Diane, Gillian and Anna!

June 26, 2018

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP congratulates Diane Vieira on being elected to the Executive of the OBA’s Elder Law Section, Gillian Fournie on being elected to the Executive of the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Law Section, and Anna Alizadeh on being elected to the Executive of the OBA’s Women Lawyers Forum.

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP congratulates Jacob and Anna on their new positions with The Advocates’ Society

June 18, 2018

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Jacob Kaufman and Anna Alizadeh have both been appointed to new positions with The Advocates’ Society.  Jacob has been appointed Secretary of the 2018-2019 Estates Litigation Practice Group and Anna is now a Committee Member of the Young Advocates Standing Committee (YASC).

Diane Featured in Precedent’s Magazine Summer 2018 Issue

June 8, 2018

There are still loyal users of BlackBerry in the legal world – one of them being Diane Vieira, for the right reasons. To read this article on “Five Lawyers who refuse to give up on BlackBerry”, click here.