Private Client Litigation Services
Commercial and Employment Litigation Services
We assist business owners, property owners, shareholders and partners with their business and property related disputes. Every case is different, and every client has a different objective and path for how they want to get there. As a result we know that one size does not fit all. Whether your case calls for an aggressive litigation strategy because of time sensitive issues or an early settlement discussion, we will provide you sound counsel to ensure your goals are met in a cost efficient manner.
Family Law Litigation Services
Whether a breakdown in your marriage or your common-law relationship, we are experienced in navigating troubled waters. We are adept at handling complex family law issues involving division of property and assets (including when there are attempts to conceal them), access to children and shared parenting. We also understand that not everyone has a celebrity divorce and often a cost-effective closing of a chapter is all that is needed. We are equally at ease in litigation but also at mediation, an increasingly common but effective method for achieving practical outcomes where amicable ones may not be easily attainable. We can also assist with the preparation and negotiation of domestic contracts, otherwise known as “prenups.”
Wills & Estates
It’s okay to admit that you are concerned about the financial affairs of your parents and the effects that siblings or subsequent spouses have or may have on the decisions they make about how their estate will be divided when that day comes. We are currently living in an unprecedented intergenerational transfer of wealth. You may be surprised to learn that a Will is not always the final word. We are current with the trends in elder abuse, guardianship and all aspects of estate litigation. We can assist with the administration of estates and regularly work with the executor or executrix of an estate to promote an efficient and cost-effective disposition of the estate and passing of accounts when necessary. We also represent those shut out of an inheritance to help them obtain adequate provision from the estate for their needs. We also offer preventative measures for these types of disputes and appreciate the opportunity to prepare wills and estate plans from the simple to the complex.
Samis+Reeves is a leading litigation firm serving Canada’s property and casualty insurers, institutions that self-insure property and casualty risks and private clients in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters such as real estate, family, estate and corporate issues.