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  • ESB Lawyers Welcomes Brent Murphy

    June 27, 2018
    After articling at ESB, and being called to the bar on June 26, 2018, Brent Murphy has joined the firm as a member of the Litigation Practice Group.  Brent is a graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
  • Kylie Weber joins ESB Lawyers

    June 25, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Kylie Weber has joined the Litigation Practice Group at ESB Lawyers.  After completing her Juris Doctor with distinction at Western University and articling with a reputable firm in London, Kylie was called to the Bar on June 20, 2018.   As a member of our Litigation Practice Group Kylie […]
  • Andrea Hill Re-elected to OBA Trusts & Estates Law Executive

    June 25, 2018
    Andrea M. Hill has once again been re-elected as a Member-at-Large of the Ontario Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive for 2018-2019.  This is Andrea’s third term on the Executive. The Trusts & Estates Law Section works with Ontario Superior Court Administration staff and the Estate Sub-Committee of the OBA’s Civil Rules Committee […]
  • Mark Giavedoni New VP of the Hamilton Law Association

    June 1, 2018
    Congratulations to Mark Giavedoni!  At the Annual General Meeting of the Hamilton Law Association, held at the Hamilton Club on Thursday, May 31st, Mark was appointed Vice-President of the Association.
  • HLA Construction Act Roundtable features ESB Construction Lawyers

    April 27, 2018
    On May 15th the Hamilton Law Association presented a Construction Act Roundtable session at the John Sopinka Courthouse, which highlighted the significant changes contained in the new Construction Act, and the construction law lawyers at ESB took part in the presentation. Asif Lasani and Jordan Diacur spoke about The Need for Speed:  Interim Adjudication of Construction […]
  • ESB Lawyers take part in HLA Annual Commercial Litigation Seminar

    February 9, 2018
    Two lawyers from ESB Lawyers were part of the 13th Annual Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Law Seminar, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel Hamilton on February 21st.  Michael Bordin‘s presentation was entitled What’s New from the Supreme Court and John Kranjc took part in the panel discussion on Effective Strategies for Arguing Costs.
  • Sandra Stephenson Hamilton Women of Distinction Nominee

    January 22, 2018
    Congratulations to Sandra Stephenson who received nominations for the YWCA Hamilton 2018 Women of Distinction Awards in two categories – Community Leadership and Lifetime Achievement. The Women of Distinction Awards recognize the achievement of women in Hamilton.
  • HLA Advocacy Skills Workshop Features Michael Bordin

    January 15, 2018
    Michael Bordin was part of the Fifth Annual HLA Advocacy Skills Workshop, which took place at the Hamilton Courthouse on February 1st.  Michael spoke to those attending about the Top Trial Mistakes and also took part in a panel discussion called the Advocates Almanac.
  • It’s a Girl for Karen Watters

    November 29, 2017
    Congratulations to Karen Watters and her husband Jon on the birth of their daughter Sophie on Wednesday, November 22nd.  This is the first child for Karen and Jon.
  • Sandra Stephenson on Cable 14’s Vital Signs

    November 7, 2017
    Sandra Stephenson was a guest on the Cable 14 tv show Vital Signs, which is hosted by the Hamilton Community Foundation with the objective of exploring and engaging citizens in multiple aspects of the City’s quality of life.  Sandra participated in a discussion about philanthropy in Hamilton.
  • Mark Giavedoni Featured at the HLA Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar

    November 2, 2017
    Mark Giavedoni planned and participated in the Hamilton Law Association’s Emerging Issues in Real Estate seminar held at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.  Mark provided those attending the half day event with an Overview of Changes to Land Transfer Tax and New Non-Resident Speculation Tax.  He also moderated a panel consisting of fellow lawyers and representatives […]
  • Asif Lasani Appointed to OBA Audit Committee

    October 17, 2017
    Asif Lasani has been appointed to the audit committee of the Ontario Bar Association.  The Ontario Bar Association is an advocate for members of the legal profession with a mandate to promote fair justice systems, facilitate effective law reform and uphold equality in the legal profession.  Asif’s new role is in addition to his role […]
  • Asif Lasani joins Theatre Aquarius Board

    October 17, 2017
    Asif Lasani has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Theatre Aquarius.  Theatre Aquarius is a recognized leader in Canadian theatre.  It’s mission is to create outstanding, accessible live theatre that entertains, challenges and educates.
  • Mark Giavedoni Presenter at CCI Level 200 Directors Course

    October 14, 2017
    On October 14, Mark Giavedoni presented two seminar topics at the first day of the two part Level 200 Directors Course to be held by the Canadian Condominium Institute (Golden Horseshoe Chapter) in Burlington.  Mark spoke about Condominium Lien Rights and Alterations to Condominium Common Elements.  The seminar also included comment on the recent amendments […]
  • ESB Estate Practice Group Facilitates HLA Workshop

    October 13, 2017
    Members of the ESB Estate Practice Group will be assisting with facilitation of the discussion at the Hamilton Law Association Estates & Trusts Workshop to be held on October 26th.  Participants in the workshop will be looking at a given fact scenario from both the litigator’s and solicitor’s perspective.  John Kranjc participated in the planning […]
  • Sacha Babic Speaks at HLA Corporate Commercial Seminar

    October 12, 2017
    Sacha Babic spoke on the topic of “Drafting Shareholder Agreements” at the Hamilton Law Association’s Corporate Commercial Law Seminar.  This half day program was held at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.  David Howell was a member of the planning committee for this event.
  • Jordan Diacur speaks at OBA Program on Estate and Trust Documents

    October 5, 2017
    During the morning of October 5th  Jordan Diacur was one of the presenters at the OBA Trusts and Estates Law Section program on Preventing, Correcting and Navigating Errors in Estate and Trust Documents, which took place at the Twenty Toronto Street Conference Centre in Toronto. The program explored what to do if there is an […]
  • Andrea Hill speaks on Ethical Issues In Probate Matters

    September 29, 2017
    Andrea Hill was one of the speakers at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2017 program.  The speakers provided those attending with practical advice and precedents to help navigate the probate and administration processes as efficiently as possible. Andrea’s presentation addressed Ethical Issues in Probate Matters.
  • Charlie Sherman President of HSC Alumni Association

    September 27, 2017
    Charlie Sherman is now President of the Hillfield Strathallan College Alumni Association.   The Alumni Association is dedicated to bringing the experience and success of HSC Alumni into the College to help achieve its goals of excellence, while honouring its traditions.
  • Sandra Stephenson welcomes Grandson

    September 5, 2017
    Congratulations to Sandra Stephenson on the birth of her first grandchild.  Grandson Emmett was born on August 31st.  Emmett and his parents live in BC.
  • Asif Lasani Hosts Commercial Litigation Group Dinner

    September 5, 2017
    Asif Lasani will be hosting the next Commercial Litigation Group Dinner to be held at Nique Restaurant on James Street North on October 5th.  The dinner is a chance for those lawyers practicing corporate and commercial litigation in the Hamilton area to enjoy an evening with old friends and make new ones.  Michael Bordin is […]
  • Three ESB Lawyers included in 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada

    August 23, 2017
    Congratulations to Michael Bordin, John F. Evans and Sandra Stephenson on their inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Michael was recognized for his excellence in the areas of: Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law* *Michael was also recognized as the 2018 Hamilton Legal Malpractice Law Lawyer of […]
  • Karen Watters speaks to Waterloo Region Estate Practitioners

    May 17, 2017
    Karen Watters was at the Kitchener Courthouse where she spoke to members of EPOWR (Estate Practitioners of Waterloo Region), a Practice Group of the Waterloo Region Law Association.   Karen’s presentation was on Contested Passings of Accounts.  
  • ESB Lawyers and John F. Evans Recommended by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    May 12, 2017
    Once again, Lexpert has named John F. Evans, Q.C., LSM as Consistently Recommended in both its Corporate Commercial Litigation and Professional Liability categories.  He is named as Repeatedly Recommended in the Litigation – Directors’ and Officers’ Liability category.  In each case,  John is the only Hamilton lawyer to receive this ranking. The Lexpert Directory also […]
  • It’s a Boy for Scott Beattie

    May 6, 2017
    Congratulations to Scott Beattie and his wife Lisa on the birth of their son Angus “Gus” Ryan Beattie (7 lbs, 12 oz) at 1:39 a.m. this morning.  Gus is a little brother for Declan, Rowan and Olive.
  • Adam Huff speaks at Annual Joint Insurance Seminar

    May 2, 2017
    Adam Huff was one of the speakers at the 31st Annual Joint Insurance Seminar held at the Hamilton Convention Center.  Adam’s presentation focused on Avoiding Error and Omission Negligence Claims Early in Practice. Adam articulated on the most common errors resulting in insurance claims (time management errors, communication errors and inadequacy of discovery facts), risk […]
  • ESB Lawyers Sponsors Grand Opening of the Hamilton Community Food Centre

    April 21, 2017
    ESB Lawyers LLP is pleased to be the sponsor for the Grand Opening of Hamilton’s Community Food Centre, located at 310 Limeridge Road West on Hamilton Mountain.  The Centre will provide access to fresh healthy food, programs to build skills and empower community members to live healthier lives. This is the eighth Community Food Centre […]
  • Andrea Hill moderates lunchtime roundtable on Advancing into Partnership

    March 21, 2017
    Andrea Hill, a partner at ESB Lawyers LLP, moderated a lunch time roundtable discussion on advancing into partnership.  The program shared information on how associates can advance their careers through career plans, profile-building and mentoring.  The program was presented by the Hamilton Law Association, in association with The Law Society of Upper Canada, at the […]
  • Sacha Babic elected to Board of Directors for HHSF

    March 6, 2017
    Sacha Babic has been elected as a Director of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.   Sacha is also a member of the HHSF’s Governance Committee. The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation raises funds and manages donor gifts to support the needs of Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital, McMaster University Medical […]
  • ESB Lawyers sponsors Nelson Mandela Award at John Holland Awards

    March 1, 2017
    The 2017 John Holland Awards were presented on Saturday, February 25th at Liuna Station in Hamilton.  As they have every year since its inception, John F. Evans and ESB Lawyers LLP sponsored the Nelson Mandela Youth Award.  The criteria for the Mandela Award includes leadership and commitment to issues of social justice. At the dinner, […]
  • ESB Lawyers featured at HLA Commercial Litigation Seminar

    February 22, 2017
    ESB Lawyers was prominently featured at the Hamilton Law Association’s 12th Annual Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar held at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.  Asif Lasani was the host for this morning program and Michael Bordin and Shayna Beeksma  provided those attending with insights on nuisance claims.  Topics covered included what constitutes a nuisance and […]
  • Andrea Hill talks about Powers of Attorney and Guardianship Matters

    February 9, 2017
    Andrea Hill was one of the speakers who took part in a presentation on Powers of Attorney during the Hamilton Law Association’s 15th Annual Estates & Trusts Seminar held at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.  Topics included: solicitor and litigator perspectives, removal of a POA, guardianship applications, capacity assessment and the Public Guardian and Trustee perspective.
  • John Evans Chairs N2N Capital Campaign for Community Food Centre

    January 25, 2017
    At the urging of Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Terry Cooke, President of the Hamilton Community Foundation, John Evans accepted the challenge to chair Neighbour to Neighbour’s (N2N) Capital Campaign to build Hamilton’s first Community Food Centre. The new Community Food Centre will be located at the old Fortino’s store at 310 Limeridge Road West, east […]


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