Joining Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) in 2014 was very much a homecoming for Tim.
Following his call to the bar in 1975, Tim practised with (what was then) McClintock, Devry & Pierce for 11 years before leaving to start his own firm.
Throughout his career, Tim’s practice was focused mainly on Family, Real Estate and Wills and Estates Law and he has vast experience in all three of these areas of law. He has appeared as counsel in family law matters in all levels of courts throughout Ontario.
Tim particularly enjoys meeting and dealing with clients on a one-on-one basis and always welcomes the opportunity to get to know new clients and help them with their problems, whether it be navigating through a difficult separation or divorce, assisting with the administration of an estate, advising clients on Estate Planning issues and preparing their Wills, or witnessing the excitement of clients in their purchase of a new home.
As a resident of Don Mills for 40 years, Tim has also been very active in the Don Mills Civitan Club, a community and social service club which, among its numerous projects, operates the hockey programme at the Don Mills Civitan arena for over 500 participants a year ranging in age from seven to 18.
In the past, Tim has been a panel member of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (formerly the Official Guardian’s Office), has sat as a Dispute Resolution Officer (a pilot project in the Scarborough Family Court), and has provided volunteer services at the Agincourt Community Services Association. He has been a member of the Consent and Capacity panel of lawyers each of whom must be specifically designated and approved to appear before the Consent and Capacity Board.
Tim graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1973, and after articling with (what was then) McClintock, Devry & Pierce, joined the firm upon his call to the bar in 1975 and practiced with them until 1986 when he opened his own law firm.
He is happily married to his wife, raised four children and has two grandchildren. In December, 2013, Tim received his black belt in Karate.
Family Law Seminar January 20, 2015 - Video Archive
Therapists, social workers, mediators, non-family law lawyers, marriage counselors, accountants, financial planners, doctors or anyone who might have questions regarding any family law related issues. We will be presenting basic family law and common family law “misconceptions” for helping professionals to understand how things might work out for their clients.
Difficult spousal support issues post “Guidelines”;
Keeping your scary spouse away with a restraining order;
Why going to Family Mediation without consulting a lawyer is like playing dodge ball blindfolded;
Immigration consequences of relationship breakdown;
Bad ideas in custody cases – “outside the box” strategies that people use;
Equalization of “What?” – property division on marriage breakdown;
Equalization of net family properties and common law couples;
Weird and archaic solutions to bad financial separations (trust claims);
How to keep yourself from getting played – the benefits of a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement