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Wise Law Office – Toronto Litigation Lawyers

Dedicated, caring professionals. Proven results since 1986.

Welcome to Wise Law, a full-service Toronto law firm with our main offices in midtown Toronto and additional meeting offices in Mississauga.

Since 1986, our lawyers have consistently achieved significant results in employment law, estate litigation, family law, commercial litigation, and other civil litigation matters – both in and out of court. We also assist our clients with their estate planning requirements and in drafting Last Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Wise Law office is a client-centred, results-oriented law firm with a long history of technological leadership and innovation aimed at enhancing our services and creating cost-saving efficiencies.

We provide effective, diligent and assertive representation, always delivered with a human touch. We are a cohesive, diverse group of skillful, knowledgeable and caring professionals. We work closely with our clients, and keep them informed, every step of the way.

We pride ourselves on our prompt communications. Beyond that, we listen.

Working with Wise Law in the COVID-19 Era

How can you work with a lawyer while facing continued COVID-19 lockdown restrictions?

Even though life has in many ways come to a full stop due to the pandemic, many legal challenges continue and have even been amplified for Ontarians:

  • A layoff, termination or job in jeopardy.
  • Trouble at home.
  • An injury
  • A loss in the family
  • Heightened priority for Wills, Estate planning, and other estate-related concerns
  • Other unexpected legal issues that arise.

To address the challenges arising from COVID-related restrictions, our firm continues to be fully functioning.  We have worked diligently to enhance our service and communications capabilities, including videoconferencing via Zoom, Skype and other well known platforms, and have adopted state-of-the-art technologies to seamlessly support our clients during the current restrictions, and any restrictions that may come in the future. We are employing this technology for virtual client consultations and meetings, virtual document signings, virtual mediations and court appearances – and everything in between.

As well, we have migrated our law office technologies – including Wise Law Pro, our proprietary law practice management software – to the Cloud, using Microsoft Azure’s remote desktop service.  This migration has positively contributed to speed, coordination and team cohesion. All our digital data is safely stored in Canada, to ensure the best available security and data-protection. As a result, our clients will continue to have seamless access to our services, irrespective of any ongoing or future business interruptions.

Wise Law Office has a long history of embracing and developing legal technology and efficiency-focused innovations. We intend to continue our ongoing work to develop and build legal technologies that provide enhanced legal services, better communications with our clients, and lasting improvements in the delivery of legal services and at accessible costs.

Employment Law

In today’s challenging economic environment, outsourcing, downsizing and even company “politics” can suddenly interrupt the careers of the most competent and faithful of employees. Despite the increasing commonality of such an event, the unfair loss of secure, gainful employment can be an extraordinary personal and professional challenge.

Since 1986, Wise Law Office has consistently obtained significant compensation for improperly terminated employees in wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, and human rights claims.

Our clients have included senior executives, managers, the clergy, dentists, optometrists, lawyers and other professionals, clerical and retail workers, I.T. workers and numerous other employees, from the shop floor to the boardroom. 

Our Toronto employment lawyers have successfully advocated for our clients in wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims, severance, overtime, vacation and other Employment Standards Act claims, Ontario Human Rights Code applications relating to sexual harassment and other forms discrimination in the workplace, as well occupational health and safety matters and federal claims under the Canada Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

We also provide timely representation with respect to employment contracts and other Ontario employment law documentation.

For a detailed legal primer on employment agreements, termination, notice, constructive dismissal, and employment standards in wrongful dismissal matters, see Garry J. Wise’s Wrongfully Dismissed – or About to Be?

Assert your legal rights. Request an initial consultation with a Wise Law employment lawyer, without fee or obligation. We will evaluate the merits of your case, inform you about your entitlements and rights, and provide our preliminary assessment. All communications with Wise Law are strictly confidential.

Book a consultation with a
Toronto Employment Lawyer.

Wills & Estates

The preparation of your Last Will and Testament and Power of Attorney for Care (Living Will) represents an important step in the planning and protection of your family’s financial and legal requirements.

Since 1986, Wise Law Office has worked closely with our clients to draft their Last Wills and to prepare Powers of Attorney for Property and Powers of Attorney for Care n their behalf.

See our Introduction to Wills and Powers of Attorney for Care (or Living Will) for basic information on this critical documentation and the processes and costs involved in preparing them. We are pleased to offer fully remote Will and Power of Attorney services during the COVID-19 era, including Zoom video-conference meetings, and virtual document signing services.

We also provide representation in Estate Litigation matters, including Will Challenges, disputes over executorship, dependent support, Estate accounting issues, guardianship, legal capacity applications and elder abuse investigations and advocacy.

Our service is compassionate, discreet and confidential. As experienced Wills & Estate Litigation lawyers, our job is to focus on our clients’ goals and to obtain results. We are effective advocates at motions, trials and appeals, but we also believe in skillful negotiation and mediation as a tool for reaching a resolution.

Assert your legal rights. Request an initial consultation with a Wise Law Wills and Estates lawyer, without fee or obligation. We will evaluate your requirements, inform you about our recommendations, and provide our preliminary assessment. All communications with Wise Law are strictly confidential.

Book a consultation with a
Toronto Wills & Estates Lawyer.

Family Law

Separation and divorce can be among the most difficult challenges of a lifetime. Simultaneously, personal and legal concerns may emerge affecting your children, your finances and your future.

Navigating with our clients through difficult times clearly involves more than just our highest advocacy skills. It requires empathy, awareness, understanding, and most important, listening.

Since 1986, our family lawyers have consistently and successfully resolved numerous family law cases, in negotiations, contested court proceedings and mediations, including custody, joint custody, access, child support, spousal support, family property, equalization of net family property, exclusive possession and domestic agreements.

Learn more about family law & separation with our Introduction to Family Law in Ontario.

Assert your legal rights. Request an initial consultation with a Wise Law family lawyer, without fee or obligation. We will evaluate the merits of your case, inform you about your entitlements and rights, and provide our preliminary assessment. All communications with Wise Law are strictly confidential.

Book a consultation with a
Toronto Family Law Lawyer.

Civil Litigation

Since 1986, WISE LAW OFFICE has achieved significant results in numerous Civil Litigation and commercial litigation matters, on behalf of our own clients, and as Counsel to Law Firms in Toronto.

We represent Plaintiffs and Defendants in all Ontario litigation matters, including commercial disputes, partnership disputes, sexual assault and other assault claims, property claims and real estate litigation,  employment law disputes, slip & fall and personal injury claims, neighbour disputes, construction claims including liens, and debt and foreign judgment enforcement claims.

Our focus is results. We work with our clients to achieve cost effective, positive outcomes at the earliest opportunity. We are known for our prompt dealings with clients and counsel. As well, throughout any legal proceeding, we will keep you fully informed on all developments, as they happen, in real time.

We are experienced and effective at litigating and resolving a wide array of civil litigation matters – both in and out of court.

Assert your legal rights. Request an initial consultation with a Wise Law civil litigation lawyer, without fee or obligation.  We will evaluate the merits of your case, inform you about your entitlements and rights, and provide our preliminary assessment. All communications with Wise Law are strictly confidential.

Request a Consultation

Initial consultations are available without fee or obligation

Request a telephone or video consultation with a Wise Law Employment, Wills and Estate, Family Law or Civil Litigation lawyer. Our initial consultation is offered without fee or obligation.

Using the inquiry form below, please submit a brief description of your legal issue. We will respond to your message within one business day. After your inquiry has been reviewed, we may request additional documentation or other background information.

Once received, our office will contact you to arrange a 15-minute preliminary consultation by telephone or video conference, as appropriate. If we are unable to provide the necessary assistance, we may suggest an appropriate alternate referral.

In our consultation, we will work with you to understand your legal issues and identity options to pursue your legal objectives. While we can only provide a preliminary recommendation at this stage, we will discuss the legal issues presenting, the compensation or remedies available to you, the processes involved in asserting your claims, our retainer terms (including the possibility of contingency fee arrangements) and provide our preliminary assessment as to the costs you may incur in pursuing your legal claims.

Consultations are available in English, Russian, Tagalog, Hebrew and (limited) Hindi.

Assert your legal rights. Request an initial consultation with a Wise Law lawyer, without fee or obligation.  We will evaluate the merits of your case, inform you about your entitlements and rights, and provide our preliminary assessment. All communications with Wise Law are strictly confidential.

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Wise Law in the Community

Wise Law lawyers, Simran Bakshi and Paul Adam speaking at a Legally Adulting event in Mississauga

As a firm, the staff and lawyers at Wise Law regularly contribute to the communities where we work and live with an array of education initiatives that promote the public’s access to legal knowledge and information. Our initiatives include:

  • #LegallyAdulting, Wise Law’s recurring community townhalls – This seminar series features an interactive dialogue with Wise Law’s lawyers about the legal issues that come our way at life’s most important milestones such as new jobs, marriage, children and homes. During the current COVID-19 restrictions, our programmes will continue on Zoom. See Wise Law Blog for upcoming dates and times.
  • Legal Information Videos – Garry Wise, senior counsel and founder of Wise Law hosts “In Conversation With…” a series of interviews with leaders on key topics of current interest. By way of recent examples, see: CoVid19 and Criminal Justice in Ontario and CoVid19: Federal Relief Initiatives for Canada’s Employers, Employees, and Workplaces.
  • Wise Law Blog, our award-winning law blog – Founded in 2005, Wise Law Blog features articles on law, politics and legal news. Visit us The blog also features ‘#140Law’, the firm’s top 10 legal headlines reported weekly like clockwork, and shared across all the firm’s social media sites. Garry Wise was “inducted into the Canadian Law Blog Awards (Clawbies) Hall of Fame in 2017 for his contributions to Wise Law Blog.
  • Sponsorships – Wise Law has sponsored and participated in ongoing awareness and fundraising events, including: Up All Night (a campaign focused on generating mental health awareness), annual participation in KPGA Charity Golf Tournament, sponsorship of International Peace Awards and Mental Health Training and Awareness Workshop, hosted by The Gandhian Initiative for Development of Support Services (GIDSS).
  • Awareness seminars – Wise Law presented on Wills and Powers of Attorney at Gilda’s Club Toronto.
  • Speaking engagements for the legal community, including presentations for continuing professional development (CPD) programmes offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and Toronto Lawyers Association.
  • Publications – Wise Law lawyers contribute regularly to The Lawyer’s Daily and have previously contributed to numerous publications, including Bar-eX News, SlawTips, Huffington Post, CCH Labour & Law Newsletter, Canadian Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Addendum, Divorce Magazine and CCH Canadian Family Law Guide.

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