Firm News

OBA Award of Excellence

June 3, 2015

de VRIES LITIGATION LLP would like to congratulate Liza Sheard on receiving this year’s OBA Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates law. Ms. Sheard will be presented her award on June 3, 2015, at a dinner reception in Toronto.  

Six-Minute Estate Lawyer 2015

March 5, 2015

Justin will be speaking at the Six-Minute Estate Lawyer on May 4, 2015. Justin is a long-time participant in this well-attended event. This year he will be discussing capacity assessments. To view the full schedule of speakers or sign-up, click here.

Justin speaking at STEP Canada

March 3, 2015

Justin will be a co-presenter at the STEP conference “The Transfer of Wealth Including the Family Cottage.” Justin’s presentation will focus on litigation surrounding the family cottage. The conference takes place April 15, 2015 from 3-5 pm. You can visit the STEP Canada website here.

Justin to Present in February 2015

November 26, 2014

Justin will be speaking at the OBA seminar “No Bones About It: Critical Issues and Essential Updates in Trusts and Estates Law” on February 4, 2015. Justin’s topic is “Emerging Issues in Capacity.” Sarah Mason-Case of the Law Commission of Ontario will be presenting with him. For more details on the program, or to sign…read more

Estates & Trusts Summit Presentation

November 4, 2014

Justin W. de Vries presented at day one of the 2014 Estates & Trusts Summit held in Toronto November 3, 2014. His topic was fraudulent breaches of trust and recovering stolen trust property. You can read his full paper, “Knowing Receipt of Fraudulent Funds & Knowing Assistance in Breach of Trust,” here.

Angela and Justin Co-Author Passing of Accounts Chapter

October 1, 2014

Angela Casey and Justin de Vries have authored a chapter in the 2013-2014 edition of Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario. Their chapter provides an overview and analysis of the latest cases and issues relating to a passing of accounts. The book, now in its fifth edition, has become a trusted reference…read more

Justin de Vries to Present at Estates and Trusts Summit

September 12, 2014

Justin de Vries will be presenting at this year’s Estates and Trusts Summit.  The annual event is taking place on Monday, November 3, 2014.  Justin will be speaking about fraud and the receipt of fraudulent funds in the context of estates and trusts.

Justin de Vries to Present at Osgoode Hall

August 8, 2014

On September 24, 2014, Justin de Vries will be a speaker at Osgoode Hall’s Continuing Legal Education program “Managing, Mediating and Litigating Estate Disputes.”  Justin will be presenting a segment entitled “Pleadings and Motions In Superior Court: From Documentation to Argument.” Justin was a well-received speaker at the Estate Disputes program in 2013 and is…read more

Justin to Talk at the CBA’s Inaugural National Webinar

March 4, 2014

Justin will be participating in the inaugural cross-country webconference presented by the CBA’s National Wills, Estates and Trusts Section.  Justin will be speaking in the second of three sessions, taking place on May 6.  Speakers during that session will discuss recent developments in the area of wills, estates and trusts in Yukon, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland,…read more

Justin to Present at 4th Annual Business Law Summit

March 4, 2014

Justin will be speaking at the LSUC’s 4th Annual Business Law Summit.  He will discuss best practices for dealing with business assets after the death of a business owner. The topics addressed at this year’s summit range from the impact of 3D printing on business, to real estate lease agreements, to franchise disputes.  The summit…read more