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.
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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:
Full Service Law Firm In Toronto 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 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.
Devry Smith Frank LLP is providing legal services for our business and individual clients:
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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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.
DSF 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.
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.
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
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.
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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”
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
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.
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.