Municipal Bonusing: “Obvious undue advantage” remains the threshold, but still little judicial guidance on how municipalities should draw the line

November 20th, 2014

By David Sunday 2014/11/20 Print this Article Section 106 of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001 is a much worried about “anti-bonusing” provision of broad application. It...Read More

An Employer’s Duty to Prospective Employees and Job Applicants

November 17th, 2014

Print this article Human rights legislation prevents employers from discriminating against employees based on national or ethnic origin, race, ancestry, or...Read More

Student Internship Can be a Win-Win for Employers and Students if Done Right

November 17th, 2014

Print this article It is often said that there is no substitute for experience. Student internship programs allow students to gain...Read More

U.S. Estate Tax: Don’t Just Throw Your Vacation Home into a Trust

November 17th, 2014

Print this article Too little attention is paid to cross-border tax traps. Even when advice is sought, the response is often...Read More

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Our clients are individuals, businesses, institutions, and governmental bodies, located across Ontario and around the world.  When our clients require legal expertise anywhere in the province, SorbaraLaw is there for them.  Excellent service is perhaps most tested when great distances and several time zones separate clients and lawyers.  Our firm’s reach extends beyond Canada as SorbaraLaw is regularly called upon to assist with the Canadian interests of clients in foreign jurisdictions including The United States, Eastern and Western Europe, China and Australia.

SorbaraLaw is not simply good, but among the very best.  Our firm was recently short-listed by Canadian Law Magazine as one of the top ten full service regional law firms in Ontario.  Candidates for that honour are selected by their peers for their excellent client service and legal knowledge, as well as for the quality of their client base, and the importance of the legal matters on which they are retained.


  • Unusual Remembrance Day:  Many of us believe there is value in understanding the past, including 1st World War history, but I don’t know if everyone follows the Upper Canada Law Society as the lawyers at SorbaraLaw do.  History and law came together beautifully last Monday night as the Law Society held an invitation only Call to the Bar for Law Students who went off to the “Great War” and did not come home.The ceremony was held in the rotunda at Toronto’s Osgoode Hall followed by a reception in the Great Library and then dinner in Convocation Hall.  It was a beautifully executed event.  Sorbara lawyer Art Linton represented SorbaraLaw at this event both as a lawyer and a veteran (1st Battalion Black Watch 1966-70).PICTURES: 

    STORY:   There is more material regarding the larger project on Art’s Linkedin page, click here 

  • SorbaraLaw is a proud sponsor of Magna Carta Canada, a Canadian charity celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the 1215 Charter that is the basis of our democracy and of our system of justice.  A national tour of this ancient document in 2015 will bring the history of rule of law and human rights to within reach of 90% of Canadians.
  • On July 31, 2014, SorbaraLaw partner Justin Heimpel delivered an important presentation entitled “Human Rights in Ontario, An Overview” at the Immigration Services Guelph-Wellington’s Community Roots. Those in attendance learned about important aspects of Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
  • Jennifer Black was appointed the Vice-President of the Collaborative Family Law Association of Waterloo-Wellington on June 24, 2014. That same day, Jennifer and fellow collaborative family law lawyer Lynn Dramniztki hosted the Collaborative Family Law Association of Waterloo-Wellington’s Seminar and Social at SorbaraLaw’s Waterloo office on Union Street.
  • On June 10, 2014, Lisa Toner, of our Estates Group, was elected to the Ontario Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive, where she will continue to contribute to the Trusts and Estates bar with her experience and knowledge.
  • On June 6, 2014, Justin Heimpel of our Litigation Group, gave a presentation on the topic of Human Rights Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Cases. The presentation was part of the Six Minute Employment Lawyer, an annual seminar that is attended by employment law practitioners from across the province.