Firm News

Welcome aboard, Ronald!

January 10, 2018

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to welcome Ronald Neal as a student-at-law. Ronald studied law at Osgoode Hall and participated in the LPP program at Ryerson University. Ronald anticipates being called to the bar in June 2018 after completing his work placement with the firm. Ronald brings with him strong research, writing, and advocacy skills…read more

Justin to Co-Chair and Diane to Present at Upcoming LSO Program

January 8, 2018

Justin will co-chair the upcoming January 15, 2018 program, “Estate Accounting 2018”. Diane will be presenting on digital assets in a passing of accounts application. The program will discuss various estate accounting issues and questions. To sign up for the program or for more information, please click here.

Diane Receives Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law

November 30, 2017

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP congratulates Diane Vieira for receiving the Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Diane is looking forward to continuing to advocate elder law issues.

Justin and Rebecca Published in Law Times

November 8, 2017

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.

Jacob Quoted in Law Times

October 27, 2017

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 to Speak at the LSUC’s 20th Annual Estates & Trusts Summit

October 3, 2017

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 to chair Advocates’ Society Program

September 12, 2017

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

Welcome Rebecca!

September 6, 2017

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 to Present to Scotia Wealth Management in Burlington

August 29, 2017

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”.

Justin Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada

August 24, 2017

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!