Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Toronto Law Offices of Devry Smith Frank

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!

We have grown in recent years into a professional team of 55 lawyers, 6 licensed paralegals, 34 law clerks and 17 highly skilled and dedicated administrative staff — offering a broad range of legal services to our individual, business, and institutional clients. We also have an international reach through our membership in the Alliott Group, a worldwide alliance of independent accounting, law, and consulting firms.

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:

Our offices are located near the intersection of Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue in northeast Toronto, and are accessible by car or public transit. We also have additional offices servicing: Durham Region at 209 Dundas Street East, Suite 401, Whitby, ON L1N 7H8 and Thornhill at 1137 Centre Street, Suite 301, Thornhill L4J 3M6. Please visit our Contact Us page for detailed information on all our locations.

For information or assistance in any legal matter, please contact our Toronto law office; or you can contact any one of our experienced lawyers directly.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DSF Welcomes Marlene Bottner!

We would like to welcome Marlene Bottner to DSF! Marlene Bottner joined the Commercial Real Estate department of Devry Smith Frank LLP in 2016. She is an experienced and dedicated law clerk who specializes in real estate conveyancing and residential and commercial mortgage financing. Marlene has been in the commercial real estate industry for many years and has the ability to establish and manage lasting relationships with a diverse group of internal and external clients at all levels. Welcome Marlene!

Justin Chan’s Criminal Defence office

Justin Chan’s Criminal Defence office is now located at 95 Barber Greene Road, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario. Justin Chan is Criminal Defence lawyer graduated from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Laws. He is running his criminal law practice from our location and his contact info is: phone – 416-847-3730 | fax: 416-981-3134 | e-mail: justin@jcrimdefence.ca. If you, a friend, or family member is arrested and held pending bail, please contact Justin Chan’s office.

DSF Welcomes Leisa Heath!

We would like to welcome Leisa Heath who joins us as legal assistant/clerk within our Family law and Real Estate law groups. Prior to joining DSF, Leisa worked as an Executive Assistant to the President of Lifetime Developments LTD. She also brings several years of experience working as Legal Assistant for Timothy Deeth. Welcome aboard Leisa!

DSF Welcomes Kendall Longley!

We are pleased to introduce Kendall Longley who has recently joined our company as IT System and Application Specialist within our administration group. Prior to joining DSF, Kendall worked within the legal industry for over 16 years as IT support. He is a detailed-oriented professional with excellent customer service skills and passion for Information Technology. We are confident that Kendall will be a great addition to our admin team and we would like to extend our warmest welcome!

DSF Welcomes Jonathan Daines!

Jonathan joins the administration department at Devry Smith Frank LLP as our IT Support. He enjoys solving issues, planning and integrating new technologies as well as developing new skills so he can take on bigger challenges. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Jonathan!

DSF Welcomes Frank Shostack and Pat Bedford!

We are happy to announce that after more than 46 years of practice, Frank Shostack has decided to move his practice to work with the corporate, tax and estate planning teams at Devry Smith Frank LLP. Through his commitment to quality, and his dedication to clients, Frank has established many long-standing client relationships and solidified his reputation as a practical legal and business adviser. He practises in the areas of: business and corporate law, tax law and estate planning and trusts, advising clients on matters pertaining to corporate finance, corporate tax planning, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, corporate governance, licensing and other contract negotiations. His move to DSF will ensure that his clients will continue to receive his dedication and attention, but with the support of a 55+ lawyer full service law firm whose members include a team of senior and junior corporate, tax and business lawyers.
Pat Bedford, Frank’s law clerk, who has worked with him since 1976, joins Frank in the move to DSF and we would like to provide them both with a warm welcome!

DSF Welcomes Konrad Grzymski!

Konrad has joined Devry Smith Frank LLP as a Tax/Corporate law clerk. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy (double major and graduated with Honours) from the University of Toronto and his Paralegal Diploma from Sheridan College. Welcome to DSF Konrad!

DSF Welcomes Maria Vasserman!

We would like to extend our warmest welcome to Maria V. as she joins our small but growing admin team at DSF. Maria will assume responsibilities of Junior Marketing Coordinator.
Maria brings a college degree in Business Administration- marketing and experience in design, web, photography, research and e-marketing skills. She also has great experience working with customer relations databases (CRM), organizing events, customer service and coordination of marketing projects. Welcome Maria!


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Paramedic Ride – September 16 – 19, 2016

DSF is proud to announce that we are the Provincial Platinum Sponsor for the Ontario Paramedic Ride.

Many precious lives have been saved by Paramedics. But some of the Paramedics lost their lives in the line-of-duty. To commemorate those who sacrificed their lives, Paramedic Ride fundraising initiative has been created. We hope you can join us on this year’s Paramedic bicycle ride accompanied by over 100 cyclists and emergency vehicles from all across Ontario. The Ride will conquer the 525 km distance between Toronto and Ottawa in 4 days between September 16 and 19, 2016.

Register today for 1 or 4 days’ ride.

Mediation Open House – September 22, 2016

The 2016 Mediation Open House will be held at Canoe in Toronto.
Canoe is located on the 54th Floor of the TD Bank Tower, 66 Wellington Street West, just west of Bay Street on the north side.
If you would like to join us and meet our mediators please RSVP to mediation.openhouse@devrylaw.ca.

HR/Employment Seminar – October 13, 2016

Due to popular demand, we are hosting another HR/Employment seminar at Intercontinental Hotel in Yorkville, downtown Toronto from 7:30 am until 10 am. More detailed information will follow closer to the date. If you wish to book your spot and for more information, please feel free to contact Joanna Esposito.

Fourth Annual NRVMS/DSF Threshold Conference – April 19, 2017

We are continuing our annual Threshold Conference series in partnership with New Realm Vocational & Management Services Inc.. This year’s conference is on Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluations from a Threshold Perspective and is taking place on April 19, 2017 at the National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M5H 2R1. The sponsorship and registration info is coming soon. For more information, visit the official website.