Class Action Lawsuit Illustrates the Importance of Care …

September 9th, 2013

After two years of law school and three months of working at Devry Smith Frank LLP, the one lesson I’ve learned and always keep at the forefront of my mind is to be careful when choosing my words. Law school, and much of what I’ve done at Devry Smith Frank LLP demands that attention is […]

G20 Endorses Closing International Tax Loopholes

September 5th, 2013

This blog is written by our law summer student, Ira Marcovitch. This blog is a follow-up to Apple, Starbucks: Multinational Legal Tax Avoidance in US, EU Exposes Tax Law Loopholes, published on June 18, 2013. Now that the proverbial dust has settled on the furor Apple caused last month when it came to light that […]

American Class Action Suit Filed against the Happy Birt …

September 4th, 2013

This blog is written by our law summer student, Ira Marcovitch. It may very well be the most popular and recognizable song in the English language, or any language for that matter. For the past 120 years, it has heralded the coming and passing of another year for infants and octogenarians alike. However, it is […]

New DSF Tags – 1

March 9th, 2013

Internal: In efforts to organize, we will be adding more tags to provide a useful way to group related posts together as well as to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Because Tags also make it easier for people to find related content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. These […]

For Toronto Law Firms, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

January 16th, 2013

“Ahhh, this porridge is just right” – Goldilocks Choosing the right size law firm for your articles is similar to Goldilocks’ adventures at the three bears’ house. Just imagine the hot and cold bowls of porridge as big and small law firms. I use the Goldilocks analogy because I believe it captures the single most […]

Forced to Retire Involuntarily

January 14th, 2013

IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO BECOME YOUNG – PICASSO In a recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision, a lawyer attempted to challenge his law firm’s mandatory retirement practices before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.  Mr. McCormick was a partner at Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP (“Fasken”), a limited liability partnership.  The Fasken partnership […]


December 11th, 2012

Recently, I had my first contested motion.   I’ll save you the suspense, I got my butt kicked.  But, as with everything else I’ve done at DSF, there was much to be learned from this experience. The non-exhaustive list of takeaways, in no particular order, is as follows: 1.  The drive to Cobourg Superior Court is […]

Articling takes you places

November 16th, 2012

Here is a recount of an exceptional day at DSF that took me to 6 places and some 450km all in one day: 1)      Newmarket: Criminal Court Appearance 2)      Bracebridge: Commercial Real Estate Closing 3)      Barrie: Law Office 4)      Don Mills: DSF Office 5)      Liberty Village: Franchise Purchase Closing 6)      Etobicoke: Home Sweet Home   […]

First Court Appearance

November 16th, 2012

As promised I will share with you my first court appearance.  As a summer student at the firm I observed a few court appearances with associates at the firm, however, I did not get a chance to appear before the court on my own.  So you can imagine that my first day of articles I […]

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