de VRIES LITIGATION LLP
By living up to its motto — Advice, Advocacy, Resolution — de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is consistently named one of the top wills, trusts and estates boutique law firms in Canada.
“Our calling card is that we’re litigators first,” said Justin de Vries, the principal of de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. “We are litigators who litigate estates, trusts and capacity issues, as opposed to estates or trusts lawyers who are litigators. We know our way around a courtroom.” The firm also advises on complex estate administrations and its clients range from large financial institutions to individual trustees, executors and beneficiaries. Justin de Vries is also a busy mediator helping settle often intractable estate disputes.
Due to the firm’s expertise, de VRIES LITIGATION LLP lawyers are often in court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, and they routinely attend examinations and mediations. They are regularly appointed by the court as estate trustees, guardians and section 3 counsel under the Substitute Decisions Act.
“We bring a professional approach and get people to focus on resolving the immediate issues and not litigating the longer-term issues,” Justin de Vries said of working in what can sometimes be emotionally charged situations. “Compromise is a term we use a lot in the estates world, and we try to get our clients to focus on the future, not the past.”
BUSINESS CONTACT DETAILS:
Address: 6 Adelaide Street East, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1H6
Phone number: (416) 640-2754