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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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  • December 4, 2014 Paul Sweeny presented a paper on motions for summary judgment at the Hamilton Law Association’s 14th Annual Advocacy Conference entitled Reading the Roadmap: Hryniak v Mauldin and the Judicial Treatment of Summary Judgment Motions

  • November 20, 2014 The 13th Annual Sopinka United Way Luncheon was held at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel. Those in attendance enjoyed hearing from Justice Michael J. Moldaver of the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Kendra Coats received the John Evans Award of Community Distinction. Next year’s luncheon will take place on November 20, 2015. The featured speaker will be Justice Richard Wagner from the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • November 6, 2014 Mark R. Giavedoni spoke at the Hamilton Law Association Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar on the topic of Post-Closing Issues: Things You Would Rather Forget About But Should Not

  • October 23, 2014 Mark R. Giavedoni spoke at the Hamilton Law Association Corporate Commercial Law Seminar on the topic of Insurance Clauses in Commercial Leases

  • October 9, 2014 David Howell spoke on the topic of Professional Corporations to the “Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Seminar” of the Hamilton Law Association

  • September 29, 2014 ESB Lawyers accepted Taylor Leibow’s challenge and participated in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. Scott Beattie, Michael Bordin, David Howell, Sandra Stephenson and Karen C. Watters got wet and chilly for the cause before the crowd gathered in downtown Hamilton’s Gore Park. Click here for a picture..

  • September 24, 2014 Liza Sheard presented a paper on "Mediating the Estate Dispute: the Process, the Pitfalls, the Opportunities" at the Osgoode Hall Managing, Mediating and Litigating Estate Disputes Program

  • September 23, 2014 Liza Sheard presented a paper on "Estate Trustees: Renunciation and Passing Over" at the Law Society of Upper Canada Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2014

  • September 18, 2014 Liza Sheard participated in a Panel Discussion on "Estate Dispute Resolution" at the Waterloo Region Law Association for the Estate Practitioners of Waterloo Region (EPOWR)

  • August 20, 2014 Liza Sheard presented a talk at The Evers Financial Group 2nd Annual Exclusive Client Event at Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre on "How to Avoid Estate Litigation"

  • August 2014 ESB Lawyers was pleased to have Michael Bordin (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law), John Evans (Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Law), Liza Sheard (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Malpractice Law, Trusts and Estates), Sandra Stephenson (Trusts and Estates) and Paul Sweeny (Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law) included in the 2015 Best Lawyers® Directory.

  • August 2014 Best Lawyers® Directory designates John Evans as 2015 Lawyer of the Year (Hamilton) Legal Malpractice Law

  • July 16, 2014 ESB Lawyers LLP is proud to announce that three of our lawyers have been ranked as leading practitioners in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 John F. Evans, Q.C. Consistently recommended: Litigation - Corporate Commercial; Professional Liability Repeatedly recommended: Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability; Litigation - Product Liability

  • July 16, 2014 ESB Lawyers LLP is proud to announce that three of our lawyers have been ranked as leading practitioners in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 Paul Sweeny Consistently recommended: Litigation - Corporate Commercial; Professional Liability Repeatedly recommended: Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability; Litigation - Product Liability

  • July 16, 2014 ESB Lawyers LLP is proud to announce that three of our lawyers have been ranked as leading practitioners in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 Liza Sheard Most frequently recommended: Estate Litigation

  • June 25, 2014 The ESB Journal is now a Blog. The biggest change is that our Journal is now a blog. Visitors to www.esbjournalonline.com can read current and past issues of the Journal. All of the articles will be searchable so that you can find the issues that interest you most.

  • June 25, 2014 Updates via social media. Those of you on social media can follow us on Twitter (@ESBLawyers) and our LinkedIn page, where we will announce updates to the Journal and link to current blog posts.

  • April 10, 2014 On April 10th, Liza Sheard spoke on “Personalities in Practice” at the Hamilton Law Association’s Family Law Seminar

  • April 8, 2014 Happy Anniversary! On April 8, 2013, our firm became known as ESB Lawyers LLP and we moved into our beautiful new offices at 1 King Street West. We have experienced great changes and growth over the past year with the addition of new lawyers, Asif Lasani, Aleksandar (Sacha) Babic, Mark R. Giavedoni, F. Charles Sherman, Karen C. Watters, Adam Huff and David Howell. ESB Lawyers LLP’s team can service all of our clients’ business, property, trusts, estates, public and education law, litigation and dispute resolution needs!

  • 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.

   
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