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!

We have grown in recent years into a professional team of over 60 lawyers, 6 licensed paralegals, 39 law clerks and 30 highly skilled and dedicated administrative staff — offering a broad range of legal services to our individual, business, and institutional clients.

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.



DSF welcomes Marie Joy Villarin!

Marie Joy Villarin Accounting Clerk

DSF welcomes an addition to the accounting team. Marie Joy brings a combined experience, knowledge and educational training in both accounting and legal fields. She has a Bachelor degree in the Science of Accountancy from the Philippines and an Honours Diploma in Paralegal studies from Trios College in Toronto, Canada. Her interest in legal accounting drives her to serve in accounting functions of legal offices. Welcome Marie Joy!

DSF welcomes Maria Serpa-Gauvin!

Mary Ann Simpson Law Clerk

Maria has handled all types of searches, files and closings for purchases, sales and mortgages for residential properties and commercial properties. Regardless of the price, $50,000.00 to $20,000,000.00, she treats all of her clients equally and they are all VIP’s to her. Welcome Maria!

DSF welcomes Mary Ann Simpson!

Mary Ann Simpson Law Clerk

Mary Ann has had a long and rewarding career in the legal field and has experience working as a Law Clerk in the areas of Wills and Estates, Corporate and Real Estate. Mary Ann is very happy to be returning to DSF where she worked as a Law Clerk with the Wills and Estates Group from 2002 to 2012. Welcome back Mary Ann!

DSF welcomes Daniel Frank!

Daniel Frank Articling Student

Prior to joining DSF, Daniel worked at another full-service law firm in Toronto. While a student, Daniel worked as a research assistant, investigating the use of tax havens for the financing of global terrorism. Welcome Daniel!

DSF Whitby welcomes Holly Simpson!

Holly Simpson Law Clerk

Holly has 4 years of professional experience working as the sole Law Clerk in a busy single-lawyer firm handling the day-to-day running of the law office and working in the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estate Administration among others. She currently works in our Real Estate group in Whitby.

DSF Whitby welcomes Ankur Narula!

Ankur Narula

Ankur’s practice focuses on corporate law, real estate, and commercial litigation. DSF is proud to add Ankur’s expertise to the Whitby office. Welcome Ankur!


DSF welcomes three new lawyers!

Lorne Shapiro, Lloyd Ament and Dan Rothberg

We are happy to welcome Lorne Shapiro, Lloyd Ament and Dan Rothberg to the DSF team. Lorne acts for clients in the purchase, sale, financing and leasing of commercial real estate, condominium development, the purchase and sale of businesses and the preparation of shareholder, joint venture and partnership agreements. Dan represents small and large and private and public companies in corporate finance and securities, M&A, and general corporate and commercial law matters. Lloyd has been practicing immigration and corporate/commercial law for more than 35 years and has been designated by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law. Welcome Lorne, Lloyd and Dan!

DSF Whitby welcomes Eliza Lam!

Ankur Narula

Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) welcomes our new corporate law clerk Eliza Lam. Eliza has experience in assisting lawyers with respect to corporate/commercial and franchise matters. Welcome Eliza!


DSF Barrie location to open in September!

Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) is proud to announce the opening of our Barrie office at 85 Bayfield Street in September. DSF is also pleased to welcome Barrie lawyers, Eric Taves and Michael Reed to the firm. Eric and Michael will be joining DSF lawyer, David White in our new Barrie office. We look forward to providing our legal services in the Barrie and Simcoe communities.



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.