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Our diverse and experienced team of lawyers provides exceptional service and representation in a broad spectrum of legal fields including business law, real estate law, municipal law, family law, wills and estates, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, mortgage remedies and creditors rights. Our lawyers are also leaders in the communities in which they live and work, exemplifying our firm’s commitment to making a positive difference for our clients and our communities.

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Jodi Armstrong

Jodi Armstrong

Partner

Jodi practices in the area of family law and advises clients in matters relating to custody & access, child support, spousal support, and the division of family property. Jodi obtained a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University in 1998 having majored in Psychology and minored in En...

Greg Cholkan

Greg Cholkan

Associate

Greg is an associate in our Bracebridge office who practices in the areas of real estate, business law, estate planning, and municipal law. He completed his law degree at Queen’s University, where he received the Reuben Wells Leonard Prize in Law and Economics. After articling in Toro...

John Cockburn

John Cockburn

Partner

Since 1962, John Cockburn has devoted the majority of his practice time to corporate and commercial matters. He presently acts for over 300 corporations (including provincial and federal corporations, charitable organizations and foundations) involving incorporations, joint ventures and...

Jennifer Craddock

Jennifer Craddock

Partner

Jennifer is a partner who has practiced corporate and commercial law since her call to the bar in 1999. She continues to practice in this area as well as residential and commercial real estate and wills and estates administration. Jennifer currently acts as a corporate solicitor for man...

George Craig

George Craig

Partner

George Craig graduated from Queens University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in 1973 and from the University of Western Ontario with an LL.B. in 1978. Upon his call to the Bar of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) in 1980, George Craig began practicing and has been providing legal ...

Tom Dart

Tom Dart

Partner

Tom was called to the bar in 1976. In the early stages of his career, he practiced as a criminal lawyer, a civil litigation lawyer and a family law lawyer. He now practices only in the area of family law and alternative dispute resolution. Tom has appeared at all levels of Court in Onta...

John Dooley

John Dooley

Associate

John is an associate lawyer practicing real estate law, wills and estates, and commercial/corporate law in our Huntsville office. John applies his knowledge of Muskoka to assist clients in their cottage and residential transactions, land severances and original shore road allowance clos...

Nadine Finbow

Nadine Finbow

Associate

Nadine is a family law associate in our Collingwood office. Nadine seeks to provide efficient and effective counsel to clients in matters relating to separation, custody and access, child support, spousal support and division of family property. Nadine was raised in Collingwood and is p...

Eric Finn

Eric Finn

Counsel

Eric Finn has been practicing civil litigation and administrative law since his call to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1972. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from McGill University and an LL.B. and LL.M. from York University. The Law Society of Upper Canada has certi...

Hilary Goodman

Hilary Goodman

Associate

Hilary is an associate lawyer practising in the Family department. Hilary assists clients in all areas of family law including separation, divorce, custody and access, spousal support, child support and division of property. Hilary earned an LL.B. (Honours) from the Faculty of Law at th...

Tim Gronfors

Tim Gronfors

Associate

Tim Gronfors is an associate lawyer who practices in the area of family law. In advising clients who may be entering one of the most trying periods of their life, Tim’s commitment is to developing a legal strategy fine-tuned for a timely and effective resolution. After graduating with...

Sarah Hahn

Sarah Hahn

Associate

Sarah’s practice is focused on municipal litigation including land-use planning, development and environmental law. She regularly appears before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal "LPAT" (formally the Ontario Municipal Board or OMB) acting for municipalities, private landowners and re...

David Harris-Lowe

David Harris-Lowe

Partner

David Harris-Lowe advises clients in all areas of family law and estate litigation, in particular relating to property and support disputes. He has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario and has worked as a Dispute Resolution Officer in the Superior Court of Justice. He i...

Barrie Hayes

Barrie Hayes

Partner

Barrie Hayes graduated from the University of Windsor law school in 1979. Since graduation Barrie has been providing legal services and representation in the Simcoe County area. Barrie practices mainly in the areas of family law and estates litigation. Barrie is a certified mediator and...

Lindsay Hayes

Lindsay Hayes

Associate

Lindsay is an associate lawyer practicing in the areas of family law and estate litigation. She approaches complex and sensitive legal issue with empathy and understanding, striving to achieve the most effective and timely resolution. Lindsay graduated cum laude from Laurentian Universi...

Catherine Hyde

Catherine Hyde

Paralegal

Catherine is a Licensed Paralegal who specializes in matters within the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court including debt recovery, property damage, contract disputes, real estate litigation and employment law.  In addition she represents parties before the Landlord and Tenant Boar...

Graham Knight

Graham Knight

Counsel

Graham offers sound and timely advice on corporate acquisitions and dispositions, corporate financial services, with an emphasis on secured financing and mortgage lending, and incorporations, shareholder and partnership agreements, mergers, leasing and franchising. His real estate pract...

Doug Manning

Doug Manning

Counsel

After too many years fighting for clients in a slow, expensive and user-unfriendly court system, Doug decided there was a better way to solve their family law problems. So, since 1998 a significant part of Doug’s practice has been providing representation for clients in mediation and ...

Jim McIntosh

Jim McIntosh

Partner

Jim graduated from York University in 1982 having attained an Honours Degree in Political Science and Philosophy. He attended University of Ottawa Law School graduating in 1986 and was called to the Bar in 1988. During his initial years of practice, Jim obtained broad experience in seve...

Joanne McPhail

Joanne McPhail

Partner

Joanne is a business and real estate lawyer with a wealth of entrepreneurial experience behind her, providing her with a unique and practical perspective. Her common sense approach and her understanding of the business side of matters helps her work well as part of a team with her clien...

Doug Moody

Doug Moody

C.O.O

As Chief Operating Officer, Doug is directly responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the law firm’s operational policies, objectives and initiatives. Doug also provides general manager oversight and day-to-day direction to managers and senior staff regarding finance, hum...

Janice Mumberson

Janice Mumberson

Associate

Janice Mumberson provides counsel to clients in the areas of corporate and commercial law, wills and estates, and real estate. Janice focuses on understanding her clients’ business and goals to ensure they receive the best possible advice. Janice was called to the Bar of the Law Socie...

Mira Ortved

Mira Ortved

Associate

Mira practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate (residential and commercial), and wills and estates. She is dedicated to providing efficient, effective and high quality legal services to southern Georgian Bay communities. Mira was called to the bar in Ontario in...

Sam Pratt

Sam Pratt

Retired

After a distinguished legal career, Sam Pratt has retired from the practice of law on January 10, 2018. It is with enthusiasm that Sam Pratt transfers her practice to Nathalie Tinti, a Partner at Barriston Law.  Sam's long time Law Clerk, Sarah Forrest, shall be joining Nathalie's...

Lisa Roszell

Lisa Roszell

Associate

Lisa joined Barriston LLP in May, 2016. She advises clients in the areas of real estate, business law, and wills and estate planning. Lisa approaches her practice with enthusiasm and a strong attention to detail. She strives to provide excellent client service. Lisa is an active member ...

Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott

Associate

Dylan is an associate who practices in the areas of commercial litigation and family law. His litigation practice is broad and includes providing advice and representation to clients regarding construction, property, business and contract disputes, as well as employment litigation. Dyla...

David Smith

David Smith

Partner

David practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate and estate planning & administration. In practice for over 40 years in Barrie, a major part of his practice currently involves advising clients, and implementing plans, with respect to estate planning matters,...

Nathalie Tinti

Nathalie Tinti

Partner

Nathalie practices in the areas of real estate, corporate and municipal law. Nathalie’s real estate practice is based in Muskoka, Parry Sound and Haliburton, and focuses on cottage country and waterfront properties. Unique to these areas are specialized legal issues relating to access...

Josh Valler

Josh Valler

Associate

Joshua completed his articles at local law firm in Barrie and worked there as an associate upon his call to the Ontario Bar in 2016. Joshua practices in the areas of general civil litigation and estate litigation. Born and raised in Barrie, Joshua graduate...

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