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CRTC Issues First Notice of Violation under Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law

March 18th, 2015

by Cameron Mitchell 2015/03/18 Print this Page Further to an earlier post, just eight months after Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) came into...Read More

Court of Appeal Clarifies the Role and Responsibilities of Expert Witnesses in Ontario

March 6th, 2015

by Art Linton 2015/03/06 Print this Page A controversial decision in Moore v. Getahun 2014 ONSC 237 (“Moore”) left Ontario lawyers and...Read More

Liquidated Damages: A Primer

January 8th, 2015

By Greg Murdoch 2015/01/08 Print this Article Many property owners insist on a liquidated damages clause in their construction or renovation contracts...Read More

Ontario to Permit Mid-Rise Wood Frame Buildings up to 6 Storeys as of January 1, 2015

December 2nd, 2014

By David Sunday 2014/12/02 Print this Article Through amendments to the Building Code introduced by Ontario Regulation 191/14, Ontario will increase the permissible height...Read More

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SorbaraLaw

At SorbaraLaw, our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time and at the least possible cost for every client and for every legal matter with which we are entrusted.

SorbaraLaw is one of the largest and most respected full service regional law firms in Ontario.  Our diverse team of skilled lawyers allows us to be responsive to our clients’ constantly changing needs.  As a regional law firm, we have a cost structure that allows excellent legal services to be priced competitively.

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.

NEWS & EVENTS

  • March 30, 2015 - SorbaraLaw is a key sponsor of Canada’s national celebration of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta. Magna Carta is the foundation of our democracy and of our system of Justice. Lawyer Art Linton represented SorbaraLaw and Magna Carta Canada in Ottawa recently at the 2015 Governance Workshop of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Acting in the public interest, members of the Federation license and regulate more than 100,000 legal professionals in Canada.
  • March 27, 2015 - This week, SorbaraLaw lawyer Greg Murdoch was  successful in an application to enforce a settlement agreement, despite one of the parties’ refusal to  settle, and claims that the aforementioned party’s lawyer had no authority to settle on their behalf.   The agreement involved the sale of shares in a company.  The Court analyzed whether the refusing parties lawyer had authority to settle the matter and concluded he did.    A lawyer can bind their client, even if the client has not given instructions to settle on specific terms,  as long as there is authority to negotiate a settlement.   The Court also looked at the fairness of the agreement,  since the Court has discretion to make such a determination when a party asks to have a settlement enforced.  The Court agreed with Greg  that the refusing parties lawyer had authority to bind his client and that the agreement was fair.  Congratulations Greg.
  • March 2, 2015 – SorbaraLaw is pleased to announce that Elikem Deley joined the firm effective February 17, 2015. Ms. Deley is a lawyer in the Estates Group, specializing in the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney, as well as estate administration and estate litigation.
  • December 18, 2014 - SorbaraLaw lawyer Cynthia Davis, who has provided legal services to clients in the construction industry since 2008, received a Certificate in Construction Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. The Certificate covers all areas of Construction law, from the commencement of the bidding and tendering process to resolving complex disputes that arise during and after the construction process.
  • December 2, 2014 - SorbaraLaw’s Susan Liu has recently completed a multi-million dollar commercial real estate purchase on behalf of a large Chinese land developer. The property, a fully leased commercial rental property combined with 11 acres of development land, is ideally situated in North Waterloo close to King Street and the coming ION LRT.
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