ESB LAWYERS

In 2013 Trusted Corporate Counsel in Hamilton joined the Trusted Litigation Counsel at this firm.  We are pleased to now be able to provide a wide range of legal services to solve our clients’ problems.

We support people, businesses and public institutions with quality advice on a wide scope of issues.  Our lawyers consult, negotiate and deliver prompt and effective results for our clients on a myriad of business matters including mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and lending arrangements.

Wills, trusts and estates from straightforward to complex are expertly drafted, created and administered.  Disputes are handled with wise counsel and strong advocacy. 

Our team of expert litigators knows that settling disputes for clients in a timely and effective manner is as important as proactively and strategically preparing for and conducting a trial.  We combine strong communication, negotiation and mediation skills, and trial experience with sound judgment to advocate on behalf of our clients.

Our lawyers are recognized by their peers through all the rating services as leaders in the areas of civil litigation, professional negligence, estate litigation, wills and estates and business law.

 

 

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  • March 13, 2014
    We are very pleased to announce that Sandra Stephenson has been awarded the Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Law Society Medal is given to outstanding lawyers in Ontario in recognition of their exceptional service, leadership and dedication to the legal profession. The award ceremony will take place on May 21st.

  • February 26, 2014
    On February 26, 2014, Michael Bordin will co-chair the Hamilton Law Association’s 9th Annual Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar.

  • February 19, 2014
    Paul Sweeny co-chaired a Canadian Bar Association webinar on the Supreme Court’s summary judgment decision on February 19, 2014.

  • February 13, 2014
    On February 13, 2014, Liza Sheard and Sandra Stephenson co-chaired the Hamilton Law Association’s 11th Annual Estates and Trusts Seminar at the Sheraton Hotel. Liza also spoke on a panel about lawyers as witnesses in Will challenges and as defendants in solicitor’s negligence actions.

  • February 4, 2014
    Andrea Hill moderated the Hamilton Law Association’s Roundtable on “Avoiding Communication Errors" on February 4, 2014. She will be speaking about: estate litigation issues to the Estate Planners Council of Hamilton on February 11th; conflicts of interest at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s program on “Conflicts of Interest in Your Civil Litigation Practice” on February 24th; and client management issues at the Hamilton Law Association’s Commercial Litigation Seminar on February 26th.

  • February 1, 2014
    On February 1, the Hamilton Black History Committee kicked off Black History Month 2014 by hosting the 18th annual Rev. John C. Holland awards. This year marked the installation of the first Nelson Mandela Award. This award, sponsored by ESB Lawyers LLP and presented by Mark R. Giavedoni, was given to Michael Abraham for outstanding community commitment and involvement. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!

  • January 1, 2014
    We are pleased to announce that David W. Howell has joined ESB Lawyers. David is a well-known and highly-regarded lawyer in the areas of business law, estate planning and taxation. David provides legal services and advice to owners and managers of private businesses. David is currently the President of the Hamilton Law Association. He has practised law in Hamilton and in Toronto since 1985.

  • 2013
    John Evans, Liza Sheard, Paul Sweeny and Michael Bordin have been selected by their peers across Ontario for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® in the area of Legal Malpractice Law.

  • 2013
    John Evans, Paul Sweeny and Michael Bordin have been selected by their peers across Ontario for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation.

  • 2013
    Paul R. Sweeny received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

  • 2013
    Liza Sheard has been selected by her peers across Ontario for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® in the practices of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Trusts and Estates.

  • 2013
    John Evans has been selected by his peers across Ontario for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® in the practices of Personal Injury Litigation and Trusts and Estates.

  • 2013
    Best Lawyers® has also designated Liza Sheard as Lawyer of the Year 2013 for the Hamilton region in the practice of Trusts & Estates.

  • 2013
    Best Lawyers® has also designated John Evans as Lawyer of the Year 2013 for the Hamilton region in the practice of Personal Injury Litigation.

  • 2013
    Best Lawyers® has also designated Michael Bordin as Lawyer of the Year 2013 for the Hamilton region in the practice of Corporate & Commercial Litigation.

  • November 20, 2013
    The United Way Sopinka Luncheon was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel in Hamilton. Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis agreed to speak. This was a golden opportunity to meet a recent appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada who can be expected to have a hand in shaping justice in Canada for a good many years.

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