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 Toronto welcomes Diana Elia!

Diana Elia

Diana joined DSF Family Law team in March of 2017 as a Law Clerk. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University, and her Law Clerk diploma from Humber College. Diana brings over ten years of administrative legal management experience in both mid-size and large law firms. Welcome Diana!

DSF Toronto welcomes Mark Seymour!

Mark Seymour

Toronto family lawyer Mark Seymour joined DSF in March of 2017. Mark brings a diverse family law experience having practiced law in Ontario, Canada and England & Wales. Mark relocated to Toronto in early 2014, and commenced his Ontario practice at one of the most prestigious family law boutiques in Canada, gaining valuable knowledge and experience into all areas of Ontario family law. Find out more about Mark on this bio page.

DSF welcomes Mark Fox and Dianne Mittica!

Mark Fox and Dianne Mittica

Mark has been a practicing lawyer in Ontario for 40 years. Mark practices in the areas of wills and estates, corporate and commercial matters and real estate law. Dianne has been assisting Mark with all of his legal work for many years.

Find out more about Mark Fox and Dianne Mittica!

DSF Whitby welcomes Sara Mosadeq!

Sara Mosadeq

DSF is glad to welcome Sara to the DSF Whitby team. Sara takes an individual client based approach in her real estate, wills and estates, and family law practice. In doing so, Sara focuses on the needs of her clients as they navigate a new home purchase or sale, engage in estate planning, or as they navigate the difficult process of separation and divorce. Welcome Sara!

DSF Whitby welcomes Jennifer Helmer!

Jennifer Helmer

DSF is glad to welcome Jennifer to the DSF Whitby team. Jennifer has extensive experience as a Paralegal in the Commercial Litigation and Commercial Collections field. Welcome Jennifer!

 

DSF is happy to announce our independent membership with GGI Geneva Group International

 
GGI Geneva Group International
 
We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Geneva Group International (“GGI”) global alliance of independent professional firms. DSF is GGI’s exclusive Greater Toronto based law firm and, with the recent acquisition of several skilled legal professionals from Basman Smith LLP (GGI’s former exclusive Greater Toronto area law firm), we are looking forward to fostering and to building strong connections with other GGi member-firms from around the world.

For more information, visit GGI online.



UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. You can register by downloading this form. Sponsorship information is available here. For more information, visit the official website.

Threshold Conference

Administrative Professionals Day – April 26, 2017

The last full week of April is Administrative Professionals Week and Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) is proud to recognize the important contributions that administrative professionals make each year. This year, Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday April 26th and more details on how staff of DSF will be celebrating this day will be available closer to the date.

History: This day first came to be with Mary Barrett of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and Mr Woodbridge then president of Dictaphone Corporation addressing the national shortage of skilled office workers. Next US Secretary of Commerce, Charles Sawyer announced National Secretaries Week in June, 1952 with Wednesday of that week being National Secretaries Day. Today the week and date have been changed along with the name change of the observance to its current Administrative Professionals Day which is celebrated around the world in most countries. (Source)

Cross Border HR, Employment & Immigration Issues in 2017

Please join us for a Free HR/Employment Webinar organized by the lawyers of Devry Smith Frank LLP and HR Options.

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 pm EST

Format: Online webinar

Topics covered:

  • Employment Law in Canada: Hirings, Firings, and Everything In-Between
  • Employees, Independent Contractors, Consultants: Tax issues affecting employees and employers
  • Cross-Border Movement of Skilled Workers to Canada – An Appealing North American Alternative in the Trump Era
  • Vehicles for doing business in Canada
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    This webinar will provide you with cross-border human resource, employment and immigration tips. You will receive relevant and sufficient information for doing business in Canada. Register here.

    HR/Employment Seminar