Shayna A. Beeksma’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, estate litigation and professional liability. She advocates for her clients’ interests in contractual breaches, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, debtor/creditor actions, challenges (and defences) to the validity of wills, the removal of estate trustees, and in the defence of lawyers in negligence actions.

Regularly appearing before all levels of court in Ontario, Shayna is an effective advocate. She summered and articled at a prominent Bay Street law firm in Toronto prior to being called to the Ontario Bar in 2012. She then practised with a boutique commercial and estate litigation firm in Burlington until she joined ESB Lawyers in 2016.

Shayna received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology and Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Shayna is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club, the Halton County Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Christian Legal Fellowship, and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.

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What uncommon value delivered by a culture of service means to me:

It means earning the trust of our clients by being dependable, practical, and responsive. Providing high-quality advocacy, in a cost-sensitive manner, is essential. However, one must also: be an engaged listener and advisor; empathetically guide clients through the stressful litigation process; and craft effective and creative litigation strategies that address the unique needs and wants of our clients. This is what delivering uncommon value by a culture of service means to me.

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