Welcome To The Law Offices Of Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF)

Home to over 175 dedicated lawyers and support staff with locations in Toronto, Barrie and Whitby. DSF is proud of its 55 year history of providing excellent client service. Our lawyers in Toronto, Barrie and Whitby have the experience and know-how to navigate a variety of legal issues for our diverse range of clients. DSF excels in handling complex issues across a wide range of legal fields in our Toronto, Whitby and Barrie offices. Among our many areas of practice, we can litigate, complete your corporate transaction or help mediate a dispute. We can help you sell or buy your real estate, prepare your will or to come to Canada. Our team includes lawyers in Toronto, Barrie and Whitby and other legal professionals with the experience and commitment necessary to handle all manner of matters for corporations, individuals and small business with ease and professionalism.

Whether we are faced with an urgent client matter that requires care quickly or we provide ongoing day-to-day legal counsel for business matters, we handle our clients’stress and burden, and work to minimize disruptions to their lives and businesses.

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Our Locations

DSF offers affordable and convenient consultation and representation to individuals and enterprises. Our dedicated team of lawyers at each of our locations in Toronto, Whitby and Barrie work together to offer you comprehensive legal services to handle your case efficiently, cost-effectively, and give you the best chance of success.

Our flagship office, DSF’s Toronto location has served the GTA with pride, integrity and commitment since 1964. We are located in midtown near Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue and we provide convenient complimentary parking.

Contact our Toronto location at

95 Barber Greene Road, Suite 100

Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3E9

Phone: (416) 449-1400

Barrie is the newest of our locations in Ontario, having formed in 2016. We are proud to provide some of the most talented and experienced legal professionals in Barrie. Our team of staff and lawyers in Barrie bring decades of skill and knowledge to the Barrie area.

Contact our Barrie location at

85 Bayfield St. 3rd floor,

Barrie, Ontario L4M 3A7

Phone: (705) 812-2100

A full service law firm in the heart of Whitby. Offering a full range of legal services, our Whitby office is able to accommodate all legal matters from buying and selling a house to family law disputes and more.

Contact our Whitby location at

209 Dundas Street East, Suite 401

Whitby, Ontario, L1N 7H8

Phone: (289) 638-3171

DSF Mediations

Going to trial is stressful. If you find yourself in a dispute that you feel can be settled out of court, DSF’s Mediation Services may be the answer.

Designed to be more cost-effective and more efficient than the court process, mediation is often an ideal way to navigate and resolve legal matters without entering a courtroom or spending funds on a trial. With mediation, you also gain more control over the situation. You and the other party can arrive at a mutually agreed upon outcome, meaning the result is certain and you avoid the risk of a poor outcome imposed by a third party decision maker. There is no strict “winner” or “loser”.

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Full Service Law Firm For All Your Needs

With our extensive team of legal professionals, we are a one-stop-shop for legal matters. Our carefully selected team members have the collective knowledge to expertly handle each of the services that you require.

The legal professionals at DSF know that both our individual and corporate clients require legal assistance for many of life’s milestones and hurdles.


Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) and Woitzik Polsinelli LLP (‘WP Law’) welcomes Zakiya Bhayat who joins us as an associate lawyer in our Family Law group in Toronto. She earned her LL.B at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, graduating with First Class Honours. While in law school, she worked as a student advisor with the university’s Pro Bono Group where she worked on cases relating to immigration, wills and estates, and a variety of family law matters. During her summers she interned at a boutique family law firm in Toronto. Upon returning to Canada, she obtained her LL.M. at Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Bar in 2020.

Prior to joining DSF, Zakiya advocated on behalf of clients at a boutique family law firm in Toronto where she gained extensive litigation experience in divorce and separation, custody/decision-making, parenting time/access, support, property, and child protection proceedings.

As a family lawyer, Zakiya has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and although her practice is taking her to the courtroom often for conferences, motions and trials, she also uses collaborative and alternative processes to reach agreements that are mutually beneficial for all parties involved.

Welcome, Zakiya!

Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) welcomes back our former articling student Steven Huryn who joins us as an associate lawyer in our real estate and corporate departments in June 2021. Prior to studying law, Steven completed his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Environmental Science at the University of Toronto. As a graduate student, Steven worked as a teaching assistant in multiple courses and his research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals.

Steven graduated from the Juris Doctor program at the University of Western Ontario. While attending law school he received several academic honours. He was on the Dean’s Honour List (top 10% of class) and received awards for achieving the highest grade in his Civil Procedure course (out of close to 200 students) and International Tax Law course. Steven also worked as a research assistant in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law and was a member of Western’s Bowman National Tax Moot team for 2020. In 2019, following his second year of law school Steven joined DSF as a summer law student and then returned as an articling student working on many Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate, and Small Claims Court files. He was called to the Bar in 2021.

Welcome, Steven!

Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) welcomes Marcia Smith who joins our Collections and Mortgage Recovery group as an associate lawyer in June 2021. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton University and earned her LL.B. from the University of Wolverhampton (UK) along with a Canadian Accreditation from the University of New Brunswick and Osgoode Hall Law School. Soon after, she was called to the Bar in 2017.

Prior to DSF, Marcia worked for years as a Prosecutor for the City of Toronto at the Ontario Court of Justice and then at the Department of Justice Canada dealing extensively with Civil litigation. Marcia also worked at a boutique law firm where she initiated debt collection and enforcement of court collection orders. She has expertise in many areas of general litigation acting for clients in matters involving contract disputes, commercial leasing and tenancy issues, criminal defence as well as human rights. Her diverse legal practice has allowed her to develop an effective, efficient, and results-based approach to resolving legal issues for her clients.

Marcia has appeared in various courts and tribunals including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, The Landlord and Tenant Board, and Small Claims Court.

Welcome Marcia!

Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) welcomes Sarah Robus who joins our Barrie Family Law group as an associate lawyer in June 2021. She studied at the University of Ottawa where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with Specialization in Criminology and thereafter completed her J.D. at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2019.

Prior to joining DSF, Sarah worked for a boutique firm in Mississauga gaining years of experience in family law. During her time with the firm, she advocated for clients involved in litigation and mediation regarding a wide range of family law issues, including custody and access, child and spousal support, and property division.

Sarah is settlement-focused and understands that negotiating the resolution of a family law matter can be an emotional and challenging experience for her clients. Her honest and approachable manner places clients at ease and contributes to her success in achieving her client’s goals.

Welcome Sarah!

Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) welcomes Timothy Gindi who joins us as an associate lawyer in our Commercial Litigation, Employment law and Personal injury groups. He graduated from the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy with a J.D. from Canada and a J.D. from the United States. Soon after, Timothy was called to the Bar in 2014. While in Law School, Timothy received the book award for Medical Malpractice and was the recipient of the Best Trial Notebook award for the Ernie Goodman Moot.

Prior to DSF, Timothy worked for a boutique firm in Toronto practicing in a number of areas including: Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Property Damage, and Personal Injury. Timothy has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, he has also represented clients before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Social Benefits Tribunal, the License Appeal Tribunal, Ministry of Labour, Labour relations board.

Welcome Timothy!

Through the gathering of unbiased consumer opinions, calculated and vetted by some of North America’s leading market research firms, Consumer Choice Award has awarded Woitzik Polsinelli Lawyers & Mediators LLP as Durham Region’s BEST General Practice Lawyer company.

Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) is pleased to announce that we have merged our Whitby office with Woitzik Polsinelli, LLP (“WP Law”).

For many years, WP Law has been the top real estate law firm in Durham. Its group of talented lawyers and staff provide efficient and cost-effective real estate law services. WP Law has also been proud to provide legal services in the areas of wills and estates and corporate law.

WP Law carries on business from an accessible location at 619 Brock Street, Whitby, which is in very close proximity to our current Whitby office at 209 Dundas Street. We will continue to operate from both locations to better serve our clients.

We plan to build on WP Law’s strong legacy and together with DSF’s already sizeable presence in the area, we intend to combine our practices to create a pre-eminent full-service law firm in Durham which can provide a full range of legal services including: real estate, corporate, commercial litigation, estates litigation, family, wills and estates, personal injury, immigration, insurance, employment and tax planning, among others.

We remain committed to offering ever better legal expertise and legal services to meet the needs, and exceed the expectations, of our growing community and our valued clients in the Durham Region.


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I worked with Elisabeth Colson to set up a fairly complex partnership structure for my business and she did an excellent job for me. She is patient and took the time to understand my business requirement, provided invaluable legal advises along the way, suggested precise legal language to describe the business intention and considered the interest of all stakeholders in the partnership. Overall I’m thrilled with the work she did and would highly recommend her service

I want to express my appreciation for the expertise of Ms. Lynne Frank concerning the mediation she conducted for me on March 18, 2016. Ms. Frank’s professional knowledge and gentle method were outstanding. I have been associated with many people in the legal field during my career and found Ms. Frank to rank among the top as a negotiator and conciliator

If I could offer one piece of advice for those contemplating separation… See John Schuman and Todd Slonim first!. If I would have used their services from the beginning of my separation the outcome would have been very different. I was self represented until the final stages of my court experience, what John, Todd, and the rest of the team did to finalize my long, stressful, upsetting separation was nothing short of miraculous. They are the best in the business.

The executive team at Diproinduca Canada Limited is very pleased with the outstanding services we got from the immigration team at DSF. In particular, Asher Frankel did a wonderful job in securing a work permit for a key executive in our company. He is extremely knowledgeable and was always ready to answer any question we had during the process. We gladly recommend his professional services to others.

My experience with Marty Rabinovitch was wonderful. I was very pleased with the service I received from him. He is very knowledgeable about employment law and took his time to explain the circumstances of my case. I found him to be honest, trustworthy , detailed, attentive, very thorough and hardworking with good and quick results. I would recommend him anytime.

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