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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 businesses 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.

Get the legal support and counsel you need by contacting us at info@devrylaw.ca

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Three Convenient DSF Locations

When choosing a law firm in Toronto, it is important to find legal professionals who are not only talented and experienced in their field, but who also can ensure that you are not wasting time, money and energy commuting to and from their offices. As part of our commitment to increasing the convenience and affordability of legal counsel, DSF has three convenient law firm locations in Ontario to encompass the entire GTA and surrounding areas:

Toronto office

Toronto

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 416-449-1400.

Whitby office

Barrie

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 705-812-2100.

Barrie Office

Whitby

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 289-638-3171.

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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 legal 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.

95 Barber Greene Road, Suite 100, Toronto, ON, M3C 3E9

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.”

For more information about mediation and mediation services, Click Here.

Meet Our Mediators

DSF is happy to welcome Cindy Leung as an associate lawyer in our litigation, personal injury and insurance groups. She is a graduate of Queen’s University (B.Sc in Life Sciences) and the University of Western Ontario (J.D.). Cindy was called to the Ontario bar in 2017.  Prior to DSF, Cindy practiced with a reputed boutique law firm in Toronto gaining experience acting on numerous complex matters in personal injury and litigation. Her client-centric approach and fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese have made her a respected and trusted advisor to her many clients.

Welcome, Cindy!

Kathrin GardhouseDSF is happy to welcome Kathrin Gardhouse as an articling student. Kathrin completed the Global Profession Master of Laws (GPLLM) at the University of Toronto in 2020. She has previously been trained in German civil law at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster. Kathrin also studied law in Luxembourg for one year and completed two internships in the United States.

Welcome, Kathrin!

 

DSF is happy to welcome Steven Huryn as an articling student. He recently graduated from the Juris Doctor program at the University of Western Ontario and while attending law school he received several academic honours. Prior to studying law, Steven completed his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Environmental Science at the University of Toronto. He enjoys interacting with people and problem solving, which is in large part what motivated him to become a lawyer.

Welcome, Steven!

HR/Employment Webinar July 22nd, 2020

Our HR/Employment Seminar held online on July 22nd had a great attendance.

Amid COVID-19 the following topic was covered:

  • The Re-Opening of the Economy in the COVID-19 Era – Tips and Considerations for Employers
  • Reduction or Elimination of Hours and Deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave – O. Reg. 228/20 under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 – what it means for Employers
  • Enforceability of Termination Clauses and the Latest Blow to Employers – Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc., 2020 ONCA 391

Please click here to view Marty’s slides or you can watch his presentation here.

We are working on preparing more similar topics and to keep you informed about the latest developments regarding COVID-19 and how it relates to Employment Law. Please visit this page on regular basis as we will share the news on our upcoming seminars.

Thank you. Devry Smith Frank LLP

DSF’s immigration lawyer, Maya Krishnaratne, recently hosted a seminar titled “Express Entry Roadmap” where she provided insights to help navigate popular routes to Canadian permanent residence.

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Our HR/Employment Seminar held online on April 1st had a great attendance.

Amid COVID-19 the following topic was covered:

“The New Reality of COVID-19 – Advice and Best Practices for Employers”

Please click here to view Marty’s slides or you can watch his presentation here.

We are working on preparing more similar topics and to keep you informed about latest developments regarding COVID-19 and how it relates to Employment Law. Please visit this page on regular basis as we will share the news on our upcoming seminars.

Thank you. Devry Smith Frank LLP

Announcements/Upcoming Events

Scott Pratt, who articled at Devry Smith Frank LLP in 1997/1998, has been appointed a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice. Scott will be sitting in Windsor Ontario, following an 18 year tenure as a Crown Attorney. In that time, he has worked in eight jurisdictions prosecuting all types of offences in the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice.

Justice Pratt was a founding member of the Justice Community Coalition on Collaboration and participated in several other advisory committees, including the Justice Education Network. Justice Pratt has also volunteered extensively with the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.

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Choosing Devry Smith Frank LLP

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. For more information on what DSF can accomplish for you or your business, contact us at 416-449-1400 for fast, friendly service from our knowledgeable team.

Toronto

95 Barber Greene Road, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3E9

(416) 449-1400

Barrie

85 Bayfield Street, Suite 300
Barrie, Ontario, L4M 3A7

(705) 812-2100

Whitby

209 Dundas Street East, Suite 401
Whitby, Ontario, L1N 7H8

(289) 638-3171