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.

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: Barrie at 85 Bayfield Street, 3rd floor, Barrie, ON L4M 3A7, 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.



DSF welcomes Josie Roussel!

We are happy to welcome our new law clerk Josie who is joining our family law team. Josie is bringing 10 years of family law experience. As a law clerk, Josie was in charge of providing administrative support, docketing time, preparing NFP statements, financial statements, briefs and conference scheduling in various law firms. Welcome Josie!

DSF welcomes Eliza Lam!

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

DSF welcomes Alexandra Forsyth-Sells!

Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) is proud to announce that Alexandra Forsyth-Sells is joining our Family Law group. In her practice as a lawyer in Family Law, Alexandra has experience with division of property, child and spousal support, child custody and access, and separation agreements along with domestic contracts. She has also successfully represented clients before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. Welcome Alexandra!

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.

DSF Welcomes our Articling Students!

We would like to welcome Nikolas Grunow-Harsta, Jeffrey Spiegel and Victoria Yang to DSF! Our articling students are eager to assist our lawyers and gain even more experience in the legal field.

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!



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.

Durham Region Business Summit – October 19, 2016

We are happy to be a Speaker Sponsor for this event. The Durham Region Business Summit 2016 is a one day conference positioned to inform and inspire.
There will also be an interactive panel of local business leaders and entrepreneurs, powerful working sessions with breakthrough content, and a trade show featuring more than 30 exhibits.
Join us at Ajax Convention Centre (550 Beck Crescent) at 8 AM. Visit the event’s website and our Facebook event for more information.

CAWEE – 40th Anniversary Gala – October 26, 2016

We are glad to be a Reception Sponsor for this wonderful event. Join us at The Forth (629 Danforth Avenue) at 6 PM as we celebrate 40th Anniversary with Canadian Association of Women Executive and Entrepreneurs. Visit the event’s website and our Facebook event for more information.

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.