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KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

Tax Loopholes: Devious Dealings or Dumb Drafting?

October 7th, 2016

By Patrick Westaway - 2016/10/06 Original published on LinkedIn This week’s announcement that Ottawa is closing a loophole which allows non-residents of...Read More

Minimizing the Costs of Separation/Divorce: The Collaborative Process

October 5th, 2016

By Jennifer Black - 2016/10/04 Print This Article When it comes to a separation, there are different types of costs to consider....Read More

A Victory in Child Protection Law

October 5th, 2016

By Jessica Chyc, student, and James Peluch - 2016/10/04 Print This Article In an almost fairytale-like ending to a four year battle...Read More

Testamentary Freedom vs. Public Policy

October 5th, 2016

By Elikem Deley - 2016/10/04 Print This Article A recent wave of Canadian case law has shone some light on testamentary freedom,...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

  • October 14, 2016 – Lisa Toner, SorbaraLaw partner and head of our Wills, Estates and Trusts group, and Grace Sun, of the firm’s Family Law group, have recently earned Certificates in Elder Law from Osgoode Professional Development (a division of Osgoode Hall Law School). The Certificate in Elder Law programme is an intensive, examined course on the effects of the aging process on capacity and the unique ways in which the elderly are affected by our legal system. Lisa will continue to provide Elder Law services in the context of estate planning (Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts, including in blended families) and estate administration, as well as assisting older clients or their families with issues involving incapacity. Grace, with her depth of experience in Family Law, will continue to assist older clients with issues surrounding marriage breakdown later in life, as well as preparing for marriages and relationships later in life through marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements.
  • June 9, 2016 – The lawyers and staff of SorbaraLaw extend their sincere congratulations to Fred Kirvan, Q.C. on his retirement after serving the Kitchener-Waterloo community as a lawyer for more than 50 years. After a long and distinguished career, Fred has decided to retire from the practice of law, effective the end of June, 2016.  Fred has been part of the SorbaraLaw team since 2009, when he joined the firm as counsel. Fred’s knowledge, experience, and skills have been an invaluable addition to the firm, and he will be missed by his friends and colleagues both here and throughout Waterloo Region’s legal profession.
  • April 6, 2016 – SorbaraLaw is pleased to announce that Irena Kramer joined the firm effective March 28, 2016. Ms. Kramer is a lawyer in our Corporate and Commercial Law Group, practicing primarily corporate law. She will be assisting clients with all aspects of their corporate matters, including incorporations, mergers and acquisitions, changes of control, corporate financing, structured transactions, and dissolutions.
  • October 1, 2015 - SorbaraLaw is pleased to announce that Lisa Toner has been admitted to the partnership.  Lisa will continue to lead the firm’s Wills, Estates and Trusts Group, focused on providing the best possible advice and representation in all matters relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and estate and capacity litigation.  In addition to providing leadership within the firm as a partner, Lisa will continue to be a leader within the legal community as a member of the Executive of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
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