Firm News

Justin to speak at RBC National Wealth Management Services Conference

March 13, 2017

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

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP, a proud sponsor of Young Women in Law’s Charity Gala

March 2, 2017

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is a proud sponsor of Young Women in Law’s 7th Annual Charity Gala. The Gala will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the Omni King Edward Hotel. All funds raised will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, an organization spearheading efforts to exonerate wrongfully convicted youth…read more

Justin to speak at the Estate Planning Council of Hamilton meeting

January 20, 2017

Justin has been invited to speak on the topic “Money and Death – A Toxic Mix and Top Ten Reasons Estates End Up in Litigation” at the meeting of the Estate Planners’ Council in Hamilton on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The Estate Planning Council of Hamilton (EPCH) is a not-for-profit organization of accredited professionals from interrelated…read more

Justin to Speak at The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017

January 16, 2017

On May 8, 2017, Justin will be a speaker at The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017, covering the topic of “Advising Clients Who Act as Attorney for Property or Personal Care.” The conference speakers will provide a comprehensive summary and analysis of legislative developments, recent case law, and best practices in trust and estates law. To register and read…read more

STEP into 2017 with a Review of Estates Law

November 17, 2016

To ring in the new year, Justin will be speaking at STEP Toronto’s event “Case Law & Property of Trust Issues.” Justin will be joined by three other experienced trusts and estates practitioners to discuss where the law of estates and trusts stands as we enter 2017. The event takes place January 18, 2017. For more…read more

Justin Quoted in Law Times

November 16, 2016

In the October 24, 2016 issue of Law Times, Justin de Vries was quoted for an article on the law of undue influence. Justin voiced his support for a law similar to that in B.C. which presumes undue influence in certain situations. To read the full article, click here.

CBA Fundamentals for Estate Practitioners

October 25, 2016

The CBA’s five-day intensive program “Fundamentals for Estate Practitioners” occurs this year from October 26-30. The program consists of lectures and workshops led by senior estate practitioners from across the country. Justin will be leading one of the workshops on offer Saturday, October 29, “Construction and Interpretation of Wills.”

September 27, 2016

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Justin will be delivering a presentation to the Estate Planners Council of Halton (EPCOH). Justin will be reviewing influential cases from 2016 as part of his presentation, “Court Update: What Estate Cases made a Difference in 2016 and Why You Should Care.” Those interested in EPCOH or the November 8 meeting can find…read more

RBC Study Group – Death and Taxes

September 22, 2016

Justin has been asked to speak at RBC for their October 27th RBC Study Group on “Death and Taxes – A Toxic Mix/The Top 10 Reasons Estates End Up in Court.” Drawing on his wealth of experience in the area, Justin will discuss common situations he sees leading which land an estate in litigation.

Welcome Aboard!

May 10, 2016

Joanna Lindenberg is joining de VRIES LITIGATION LLP.  Joanna is an experienced estate, trust and capacity litigator.  She is bright, tenacious and hardworking.  Joanna will be starting in September at the end of her maternity leave.  de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is very pleased and excited to welcome Joanna to our team. Diane Vieira will also…read more