Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Offices of Devry Smith Frank LLP

Since 1964, Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) has been a trusted advisor and advocate for corporations, individuals, and small businesses. The enduring relationships we have developed with our clients form the solid foundation on which the firm has been built — and they are clearly illustrated through our clients’ many testimonials!

Our law firm is comprised of over 175 dedicated legal and support staff to better service your needs. We are driven by delivering value to our clients in all that we do.

DSF provides approachable, professional, and affordable client-tailored service. As a team, we work to efficiently offer you the expertise and resources you need to achieve the best possible legal results.

We offer an outstanding environment in which to work, practise law, learn, and grow. Our success is due, in large part, to the many talented people who are attracted to and stay at our firm for a long, long time. To see more about who we are, visit our Facebook page:

We have three office locations to serve your legal needs. With locations in Toronto, Barrie and Whitby, we are now even closer to our clients and are ready to advise them on all their legal needs. Please visit our Contact Us page for detailed information on all our locations.

For information or assistance in any legal matter, please contact any one of our experienced lawyers directly.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DSF Barrie welcomes George Messih!

Justin Dominic

We are happy to announce that George Messih has joined our Real Estate group in Barrie.

Prior to joining DSF, George worked at a boutique law firm in Toronto, and his practice focused on commercial and residential real estate, business acquisitions, and estate planning and administration. With a client-centred approach and the ability to anticipate issues before they arise, George is a reference point to clients who rely on him for timely advice and the smooth carriage of their files.

George obtained his Bachelor`s degree in economics from McMaster University. He later travelled to the UK to study law at the University of South Wales, where he received his LL.B. During this time, he volunteered at the student legal aid clinic where he worked closely with lawyers from leading UK law firms in assisting members of the community with contract, tenancy, and various advisory matters

Welcome, George!

DSF Toronto welcomes Justin Dominic!

Justin Dominic

We are happy to announce that Justin Dominic has joined DSF as a Digital Marketing Assistant in Toronto.

Justin has received his Bachelor’s in English Literature from Loyola College in 2015 and continued his studies in order to receive his Post Grad in Marketing Management from Sheridan College in 2016 and his Post Grad in Journalism from Humber College in 2017.

He has worked in the field of digital marketing developing his experience in digital marketing, e-commerce, influencer marketing, social media, client services, data analysis, and reporting.

Welcome, Justin!

Bencher Election 2019

Robert Adourian

We are pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Adourian has been elected a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario for a four-year term. The Law Society of Ontario is the body responsible for regulating of lawyers and paralegals in Ontario.

Bob received the second highest number of votes of all candidates in the bencher election. Bob attributes this success in large part to the nature of his practice – he deals with hundreds of lawyers every year. Although this is true, we would attribute Bob’s success to the reputation he has built up over more than 35 years in practice. He is well known for his fairness, courtesy, honesty, and professionalism. Everyone who deals with Bob recognizes him as an example for the profession – his election as a bencher will be a huge benefit that for the Law Society and for the Ontario public.

Bob practices in the areas of real estate, wills and estate planning and estate administration. He has served as a mentor to many law students and young lawyers over the more than 35 years of his legal career.

Bob campaigned on a number of issues – access to justice was paramount. Bob feels strongly that the Law Society must invest in programmes and creative initiatives to facilitate access to justice for members of the public.

Bob also campaigned against the mandatory “Statement of Principles” imposed by the Law Society on members of the bar. Many members opposed the Statement of Principles on the basis that it amounts to “compelled speech”. Although Bob is fully supportive of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession this initiative was seen by many to be divisive and ineffective.

Bob looks forward to providing a voice for solicitors at Convocation – the “Board of Governors” of the Law Society. Bob is very conscious of the demands placed upon real estate practitioners, particularly those who are sole practitioners or members of small firms. Please join us in congratulating Bob on his election.

Congratulations Bob!

DSF Toronto welcomes Jessica Ritchie!

Jessica Ritchie

We are happy to announce that Jessica Ritchie has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as a law clerk in our Toronto family law department.

Jessica brings with her 30 years of administrative and clerical experience along with over 20 years of experience working as a law clerk.

Welcome, Jessica!

DSF Toronto welcomes Samira Soueidan!

Samira Soueidan

We are happy to announce that Samira Soueidan has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as a law clerk in our Toronto family law department.

Samira brings with her 35 years of experience in the area of family law which has provided her with experience and understanding of the Family Law Rules and the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure.

Samira works closely with clients and assists them in the preparation of their financial statements, gathering their requisite financial disclosure, preparing net family property statements and seeing their file through to a divorce, where applicable. She assists the lawyers with the preparation of court documents, mediation briefs and preparing for arbitration and trials.

Welcome, Samira!

DSF Toronto welcomes Elias Rabinovitch!

Elias Rabinovitch

We are happy to announce that Elias Rabinovitch has joined DSF as a summer law student in Toronto.

Elias is entering his final year of the J.D. program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Elias graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

While at Osgoode, Elias has been actively involved in the academic, student and broader public community. In his first year at Osgoode, Elias was awarded the Ivan Cleveland Rand Prize for obtaining the highest academic standing in the course State & Citizen (Constitutional & Public Law).

Welcome, Elias!

DSF Toronto welcomes Steven Huryn!

Steven Huryn

We are happy to announce that Steven Huryn has joined DSF as a summer law student in Toronto.

Steven Huryn is a J.D. student at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to studying law, he completed his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Environmental Science at the University of Toronto. 

As a graduate student, Steven worked as a teaching assistant in multiple courses and this year, in addition to his classes, he held a research assistant position with the Faculty of Law. 

Steven also has two years of experience working in the real estate sector. He enjoys interacting with people and problem solving, which is in large part what motivated him to enter the legal profession. 

Welcome, Steven!

DSF Toronto welcomes Simona Mannone!

Michelle Delaney

We are happy to announce that Simona Mannone has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as a collection clerk in our Commercial Collections and Mortgage Recovery Department.

Simona brings with her 2 years of collections experience which lead to her working with lawyers and other members in an organised banking recovery group.

Welcome, Simona!

DSF Whitby welcomes Arash Keyvani !

Arash Keyvani

We are happy to announce that Arash Keyvani has joined our family law group in Whitby.

Arash obtained his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Dean’s Honour Roll. His honours thesis explored the interaction between psychology and law. Arash received his Juris Doctor from the University British Columbia and was called to the Bar in 2018.

Prior to joining Devry Smith Frank LLP , Arash gained extensive experience articling and later practicing as an associate at a boutique family law firm, where he regularly appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

Welcome, Arash!

DSF Toronto welcomes Hana Ishii!

Hana Ishii

We are happy to announce that Hana Ishii has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as an administrator/assistant for the family and corporate departments.

Hana received her law clerk diploma in April 2018 and brings with her previous legal experience working as a legal assistant in Japan.

Welcome, Hana!

DSF Toronto welcomes Syed Nizami !

Syed Nizami

We are happy to announce that Syed Nizami has joined our Immigration group in Toronto.

Prior to joining Devry Smith Frank LLP as an associate, Syed articled in our Toronto office in 2018.

He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2013 and received his law degree from Thompson Rivers University in 2017.

Welcome, Syed!

DSF Toronto welcomes Michelle Delaney !

Michelle Delaney

We are happy to announce that Michelle Delaney has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as a mid-level corporate clerk

Michelle brings with her experience in all aspects of corporate law. Michelle received her accelerated law clerk diploma from Seneca in 2016.

Welcome, Michelle!

DSF Toronto welcomes Guytri Goberdhan!

Guytri Goberdhan

We are happy to announce that Guytri Goberdhan has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as a litigation assistant.

She brings with her previous experience working as a legal assistant in a collections department.

Welcome, Guytri!

DSF Toronto welcomes Denitta Antony !

Denitta Antony

We are happy to announce that Denitta Antony has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as a commercial real estate/lending clerk.

Denitta received her law clerk diploma in 2015 from Centennial College and since then has worked in both residential and commercial real estate law.

Welcome, Denitta!

DSF Whitby welcomes Lina Santana !

Lina Santana

We are happy to announce that Lina Santana has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as a family law clerk in Whitby.

Lina earned her law clerk diploma from Durham College and has worked in the area of family law for over 9 years.

Welcome, Lina!

DSF Toronto welcomes Estee Mizrahi!

Estee Mizrahi

We are happy to announce that Estee Mizrahi has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as an administrator/assistant for the family and corporate departments.

Estee has a Bachelor of English Literature from York University. Estee previously worked as an administrative assistant for a PI firm

Welcome, Estee!

DSF Barrie welcomes Masha Nassereddine !

Masha Nassereddine

We are happy to announce that Masha Nassereddine joins Devry Smith Frank LLP Barrie as a Law Clerk in our Real Estate department.

She brings with her previous experience in the area of Condominium Law.

Welcome, Masha!

DSF Toronto welcomes Nicholas Reinkeluers!

Nicholas Reinkeluers

We are happy to announce that Nicholas Reinkeluers has joined DSF Toronto as a Commercial Litigation Lawyer.

Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (B.A. and J.D.). He was called to the bar in 2013.

Prior to joining Devry Smith Frank LLP in 2019, Nicholas practiced at a leading litigation firm in downtown Toronto. He has been involved in a broad range of commercial litigation matters and has represented clients in proceedings before the Ontario Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Court of Appeal, and various administrative tribunals.

Welcome, Nicholas!

DSF Toronto welcomes Louis Gasbarre!

Louis Gasbarre

We are happy to announce that Louis Gasbarre has joined DSF Toronto as a Commercial/Residential Real Estate Lawyer.

Louis graduated from the University of Leicester Law School and obtained his Masters of Law with a concentration in Business Law at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Before joining DSF, Louis practiced as an Associate with a boutique firm in Vaughan with emphasis on real estate law. His practice encompasses a wide variety of real property related matters with a focus on the purchase and sale of new homes, condominiums, re-sales, commercial real estate, private financing, institutional mortgages, and leasing.

Welcome, Louis!

DSF Whitby welcomes Amanda Hoy!

Amanda Hoy

We are happy to announce that Amanda Hoy has joined our corporate and real estate law groups in Whitby.

Amanda completed her law degree at Michigan State University College of Law in 2015, where she was a member of the Canadian Legal Association, an organization, which provides support and mentoring services for incoming and current Canadian students attending MSU Law. After obtaining her law degree, Amanda moved back to Ontario where she articled with a law firm in Oshawa, prior to her call to the bar in September of 2017.

Welcome, Amanda!

DSF Whitby welcomes Andreina Minicozzi!

Andreina Minicozzi

We are happy to announce that Andreina Minicozzi has joined our family law group in Whitby.

Andreina is an experienced Family Law Lawyer with a shining track record. She graduated summa cum laude at York University with a major in political science. She later completed her law degree at the University of Ottawa and a Masters’ degree from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) with an M.A. and J.D. designation in 2013.

Welcome, Andreina!

DSF Toronto welcomes Mason Morningstar!

Mason Morningstar
We are happy to announce that Mason Morningstar has joined our family law group in Toronto.

Mason graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2017, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018. During his time at Osgoode, Mason volunteered with the Family Law Project, where he assisted hundreds of low-income clients draft court materials and navigate the litigation process.

Welcome, Mason!

DSF Toronto welcomes Marly Peikes!

Marly Peikes
We are happy to announce that Marly Peikes has joined our Wills & Estates, Commercial Lending, and Corporate Law groups in Toronto.

Prior to joining Devry Smith Frank LLP as a lawyer, Marly articled with the firm as an articling student. During which she gained experience in a wide range of business law and estate planning matters.

Welcome, Marly!


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS