Slips and Falls on Municipal Property: Beware of Losing Your Rights!

June 18th, 2014

Print this article A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has resulted in a woman injured in a...Read More

Recovering No-Fault Clean Up Costs Post Kawartha Lakes

May 9th, 2014

Municipal, Land Use and Development - Lynn Dramnitzki Recovering No-Fault Clean Up Costs Post Kawartha Lakes A recent decision of the Ontario Court...Read More

Taxing Virtual Money: The Bitcoin and the CRA

May 5th, 2014

Tax Law – Patrick Westaway New business remains subject to the old taxes. Believing otherwise is wishful thinking. The latest tax...Read More

Avoiding GST on the Importation of Software

May 5th, 2014

Tax Law - Patrick Westaway A non-resident who sells software into Canada may be required to levy Canada’s Goods and Services...Read More

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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 short-listed by Canadian Law Magazine as one of the 2013 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.


  • 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.
  • On May 8, 2014, a number of SorbaraLaw senior lawyers including Greg Murdoch, Mark Schumacher, Lisa Toner, Cynthia Davis and Steve Kenney participated in an extremely well-received panel on the importance of communication in the practice of law. The program was approved by the Law Society of Upper Canada as providing professional education in the legal profession.
  • On May 8, 2014, Lisa Toner, of our Estates Group, gave a presentation to clients of Richard Daugherty of Ogilvie Daugherty Financial Services, on the importance of having Wills and a proper Estate plan in place.
  • SorbaraLaw recently hosted a Continuing Professional Development course on Mediation Strategies. Jennifer Black from our Family Law practice, who is trained as a mediator, spoke about the role of a mediator in successful sessions, and lawyers Cynthia Davis and Steve Kenney from our Litigation Group, spoke about mediation preparedness and strategies for successful mediations. For more information about the session, contact any one of the speakers.
  • SorbaraLaw lawyer David Sunday was designated as a Certified Specialist in Municipal Law: Land Use Planning and Development by the Law Society of Upper Canada effective April 4, 2014.